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Katsina Police arrests 50 bandits , Kills many



Some arrested Bandits and Criminals Including Rustlers





Katsina state police command in North-West Nigeria have arrested over fifty suspected bandits/kidnappers/armed robbers/cattle rustlers.

The state police commissioner CP Sunusi Buba stated this while addressing newsmen at the command’s Headquarters in Katsina.


CP Sunusi Buba Said During the period under review the Command has carried out various sting operations in several locations within the frontline local government areas, busted and arrested many suspected bandits terrorizing Katsina state.


According to the commissioner, the command recovered ten (9) AK 47 rifles, twenty(20) locally made guns, two (2) motor vehicles, twenty (20) motorcycles, two hundred and twenty (220) rustled cows, and money the sum of six hundred and eighty-five thousand naira (N6,85,000:00K).


The Command also killed fifteen (15) bandits and rescued twenty (20) kidnapped victims in the ongoing war against all forms of crime and criminality in the state.


Sunusi Buba added that  On the fight against the menace of Rape bedeviling the state, a total of one hundred and forty (140) suspected rapists were arrested in eighty-seven (87) reported cases, and all were charged to court for prosecution.  We are synergizing with traditional and religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders including parents to ensure that the menace is brought to the barest minimum.

According to the police commissioner based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in arresting one Abdullahi Sani, ‘m’, aged 30yrs of Dungu – Yankara village,  Faskari LGA of Katsina state a member of a notorious Camp of Adamu Aleiro Na-Yankuzu, terrorizing Faskari, Sabuwa, Dandume, Kankara and Funtua LGAs of Katsina state.


Commissioner Buba further told Newsmen that In the course of investigation suspect confessed to be a member of the said syndicate who has taken part in many attacks on Katsina state communities which include among others Kadisau village – Faskari LGA, Yardoka village,  Dandume and Kankara LGAs where they robbed, Killed, Kidnapped and rustled domestic animals of innocent citizens.


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CP Sunusi Buba said it could be recalled that Adamu Alieru Na-Yankuzo has been declared wanted by the Command for various crimes against humanity in the state and  Investigation is ongoing.



Tambari TV appoints Shawai as new MD/ Chief Operating Officer




The board of Amasis Broadcasting Services Ltd , the owners of Tambarin Hausa Television has appointed Ibrahim Sani Shawai as its new Managing Director/ Chief Operating Officer.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the board and Founder of the broadcasting outfit, Alhaji Ibrahim Makama.

Shawai who had within the last three and half years served as the image maker for Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) will now resume duties at his new office on Jan 1, 2023.

At his new organization, Shawai is expected to manage the daily business operations of the company, working closely with heads of department and provide support for the day-to-day activity of employees of Tambarin Hausa Television.

He will also strategize as well as implement policies in Amasis Broadcasting Services Ltd towards promoting the organization’s culture and vision while overseeing operations to keep the business aspect of the company on track and in its right perspectives.

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The station Tambarin Hausa TV “Amon Gaskiya” is the first international TV station in Nigeria that broadcast in Hausa Language.

The station provides news updates on hourly basis with variety of rich programs to the delight of its audience as well as keeping the general public well informed.

Shawai, a Kano-born trained journalist and communication strategist, had worked with several National and International world class organizations where he was able to acquire enormous wealth of experiences.

According to the Board chairman, Shawai has become an asset to any organisation in view of his vast knowledge of the media, socio- economic and political structure of not just Nigeria but African and European continents.

In summary, Shawai, from being a freelance Journalist became a broadcaster, a producer, Editor, public relations consultant and then a manager in the field of communication.


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BREAKING: Aisha Buhari withdraws case against critic, Aminu Mohammed



Left Aisha Buhari and Critic Aminu Muhammad


The first lady, Aisha Buhari, has bowed to widespread pressure and condemnation, withdrawing case against a final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed.

Withdrawing the case against the accused on Friday, the prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe said the first lady as the mother of the nation decided to withdraw the case, following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.

He relied on Section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case.

Ruling on the matter, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court commended Mrs Buhari for taking the “bold steps” to forgive the accused.

While issuing the release warrant of the student, the judge called on parents to always monitor their children to avoid recurrence.

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Mr Muhammed, who was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including severe beatings, had faced charges of defamation of the character of the First Lady of Nigeria over a tweet.

According to a police report, Mr Muhammed was arrested at Federal University Dutse on 18 November 2022 after Mrs Buhari instructed a team of police detectives to track him down.

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Jigawa under 5 child mortality drops by 37%-UNICEF




Ibrahim Muhammad

The United Nations Children Funds UNICEF said that the under-five child mortality rate has dropped by 37% in Jigawa state.

Chief of UNICEF, Kano Office Mr. Rahama Mohammed Farah stated this on Friday at the launching of the Multiple Indicator cluster survey MICS 6 results for 2021 held at Manpower Development Institute MDI, Dutse the state capital.

He said according to the 2021 MICs survey the under five child mortality rate in Jigawa state slightly dropped by 37% with174 death par 1000 birth against the MICs 2011 and 2016 with 275 and 192 death par 1000 birth respectively.

“from 2011 to 2021, It achieved the reduction of under 5 mortality by 37% which is a substantial progress that needs to be continued and sustained”

He said the state has the highest number of under 5 mortality compared to the other two states of the Kano Field Office – with 70 points more than the national average.

According to her, the outcome of the MICS 6 report is a source of concern as it shows the critical situation the children are living in and how they are also facing an uncertain future.

” Survey further shows that 73.9% of children in Jigawa are multi-dimensionally poor”

“This showed that children’s rights are not being fulfilled and are deprived of their basic rights for survival, protection, and development”

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Mr. Mohammed, however, urged policymakers, community leaders, civil society organizations and relevant stakeholders to put more efforts to improve the current human development situation in the state

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