*Businessman charged with alleged theft of importer’s N4.2m goods (DailyTrust) *Okada/Tricycle ban: NANS urges LASG to provide alternative transport in Lagos inner roads (Vanguard)

Businessman charged with alleged theft of importer’s N4.2m goods (DailyTrust) The trial of a 34-year-old man, who allegedly stole generator parts worth N4.2 million, property of an importer, started yesterday before an Igbosere, Lagos, chief magistrate court. The man, Ifeanyi…

Masari approves appointment of 13 Special Advisers in Katsina State (Guardian)

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved the appointment of 13 Special Advisers. This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, on Thursday in Katsina. The statement said…

Katsina gov to meet bandits at hideouts (Punch)

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has directed  Secretary to the State Government, Mr Mustapha Inuwa, to arrange a meeting for him and security chiefs with suspected bandits at their hideouts for dialogue, to ensure peace returned in the state.…

Three corps members die in Katsina road accident (Punch)

The National Youth Service Corps, Katsina State, has confirmed the death of three corps members in a ghastly motor accident in Kankara Local Government Area of the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Corps Public Relations…

Why CBN will no longer provide forex for food import – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Daura, Katsina State, said he has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the country, with the steady improvement in agricultural production, and attainment of…

Gunmen kill one, kidnap 13 in Katsina (Vanguard)

Gunmen have attacked Ruma community in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapped a 13-year-old boy, Uzairu Basiru; 12 women, killed one person, with five others sustaining injuries. This is just as President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to visit…

Katsina DPO, girlfriend arrested over death of housemaid (Punch)

A  Divisional Police Officer in  Mashi, Katsina State,SP  Garba Talawai, has been arrested along with his girlfriend, Sadiya  Danyaya, over the death of the latter’s  16-year-old housemaid. Spokesman for the  police in the state, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the duo’s …

Police arrest 93 kidnap, robbery suspects in Kaduna, others (Guardian)

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 93 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in the last two weeks during operations in Kaduna, Niger and Katsina states. Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, who made the disclosure at Katari village along Kaduna-Abuja highway…

How Katsina student killed colleague over girlfriend (Punch)

An 18-year-old student, Ahmed Abubakar, of Government Day Secondary School in Katsina State has allegedly killed his colleague, Mikailu Mustapha, following a misunderstanding between them over a girl. The police said Abubakar, a.k.a Sha’aban, stabbed Mustapha to death during a…

Buhari votes in Daura as polls open in Nigerian election (Vanguard)

Nigerians began voting for a new president on Saturday, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. President Buhari, Aisha vote at the Presidential and National Assembly Elections at Kofar Baru…

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