Northern govs dump RUGA for livestock transformation plan

             …to engage experts on Almajiri system Benue gives conditions for implementation   The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) rose from its meeting in Kaduna yesterday and adopted the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) instead of the RUGA initiative. The forum hopes that the plan will assist in tackling the farmers/herders crisis in the region and across the country. The meeting was convened to find a lasting solution to the series problems bedeviling the North. This is as the Benue State government gave conditions for…

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Masari’s motherin- law freed

One-week after being abducted, the 80-yearold mother-in-law of the governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has been freed by her kidnappers. According to a statement issued by the spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Gambo Isah, the octogenarian woman, who was last week taken from her home in the Sabon Gari area of the state, regained freedom on Thursday, after seven days in captivity. Isah, who was silent on whether there was payment of ransom or not, did not also state whether the police forcefully swoop on the abductors…

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Direct, indirect primaries won’t breach APC constitution – Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not flouted any law in its decision of adopting direct primaries to chose candidates for the 2019 general election. The Katsina State governor stated this yesterday while speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja. He said the controversy over the matter in the public domain was of no consequence as under the control of the APC, states were free to opt for whatever method that…

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2019: Katsina APC endorses Buhari, Masari, indirect primaries

Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State yesterday unanimously endorsed the 2019 aspirations of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Bello Masari of the state. In an unprecedented meeting, which had in attendance most of the stakeholders, including the governor, his Deputy, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, ranking serving and former federal and state parliamentarians, national and state party officials, federal and state technocrats, also adopted the indirect method for electing flag-bearers for the various elective positions in the 2019 general election. The meeting also agreed to raise money…

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Jibia flood update: 44 people killed, 20 missing –Masari

Go v e r n o r Aminu Masari of Katsina State yesterday said over 44 people had lost their lives while 20 others were still missing following the Sunday’s flood disaster in Jibia Local Government Area of the state. Masari, who stated this after inspecting the affected areas in the local government, said more than 500 houses were destroyed while thousands of people were rendered homeless.   He further said that scores of animals were also killed during the disaster, which occurred on Sunday night and lasted for over…

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Security meeting: Masari expresses disappointment over colleagues’ absence

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State yesterday expressed disappointment with the non-attendance of governors of the North- West to a meeting on the security of the sub region held in Kaduna. Masari, who is the Chairman of the Security Committee inaugurated by the Northern Governors Forum, said the governors must separate politics from the issue of security that affects the generality of the people.   The meeting attended by the Deputy Governors of Sokoto and Kaduna states also had in attendance Secretaries to the State Governments of the two states,…

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2019: Masari deserves a second term for Katsina’s growth

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The Director-General of Katsina Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Muazzam says Governor Aminu Bello Masari deserves a second term as governor in order to continue the implementation of the sound policies and projects initiated by his administration. Malam Ibrahim Muazzam stated this while briefing newsmen in Katsina on 3rd year Anniversary of the Masari Led Administration. He noted that since the inception of the Masari-led administration in 2015, the administration has implemented policies and programs aimed at restoring the lost glory of Katsina State. He cited these projects to include…

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Katsina govt approves asphalting of Musawa-Dangani-Danali-Mararrabar-Danali road

The Katsina State Executive Council has approved the asphalting of Musawa – Dangani -Danali -Mararrabar Danali Road The state commissioner of works, Housing and Transport, Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro disclosed this shortly after the 3rd executive council meeting presided over by Governor Aminu Bello Masari at Government House, Katsina. Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro announced that the road would be provided with shoulders to upgrade it to a standard road. The works and housing commissioner also revealed that a new dam would be constructed at Danja at the cost of over 7.billion naira…

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Masari wins best governor at ABU awards

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has emerged the best performing Governor in the northern part of the country. This position was sealed as Masari received the award for the Best Performing Governor in Northern Nigeria form the Ahmadu Bello University Post-graduate Representative Council. The council leadership affirmed that Masari has distinguished himself among his peers by the huge investment he had committed to the education sector, which has reflected in budgetary provision and performance in the sector. Presenting the award to the Governor, the President of the council…

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Gov. Masari receives Zik Good Governance Award

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has received the 2017 Zik Award for Good Governance at a grand ceremony held at Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. While presenting the award, the Chairman of the Zik Awards, Prof. Pat Utomi, said the award was given to the governor in recognition of his track record of leadership. Utomi cited Masari’s leadership role as Speaker of the House of Representatives and now as governor of Katsina State. He noted that as governor, Masari has contributed greatly to the enhancement of the education…

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