Fulani Herdsmen Banned From Carrying Guns In The Public |The Republican News

By Asogwu IkennaHerdsmen were on Thursday coordinated not to convey arms at whatever point they were in open places in the North-West states. This means that herdsmen has been banned from carrying guns.Volunteer gatherings known as Yansakai were similarly prohibited.The volunteer gatherings were coordinated to give up all weapons in their ownership.These were portions of the four-point goals touched base at following a four-and half-hour meeting between 11 Northern state governors and the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, in Katsina State.Representative Aminu Masari of Katsina State, who read the report after the gathering, said endeavors would likewise be made to guarantee that herdsmen approached improved type of cows.Masari stated, “Herdsmen and their relatives ought to be permitted to go to business sectors and love places, just as go to day by day exercises gave that they don’t convey arms into the open spots.“Herdsmen should behave and leave calmly with each other. The individuals who stole creatures should return them through government or the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.“Contrite criminals, including the Yansakai, should give up arms and ammunition in their ownership to the experts and to discharge individuals that are in their imprisonment.”The Inspector-General of Police said the gathering would be reconvened in one month to audit how far the goals had gone in re-establishing harmony toward the North-West.“The gathering is effective in light of the fact that we were expecting around six Governors however we wound up having 11 which demonstrates that everyone is worried about security. What’s more, the consultation and goals we arrived are so motivating as in everyone is burning of harmony. Both the Fulani in the bramble and the general population in the town, everyone is envious of harmony.“We are going to proceed with this organization that you have been giving us. We will work with you in the execution of the goals. No one is permitted to attack anyone unfairly. You are not permitted to execute, so the volunteers ‘Yansakai’ must be exceptionally cautious never to take arms to attack anyone. Since anyone that does that, we will seek after that individual and ensure we carry such individual to book.” Continue reading


DPO Garba Talawai Impregnates 16-yr-old Housemaid, Kills Her In Katsina |RN

Decompsoing body of Rabi Abdullahi


A decomposing body of a 16-year-old housemaid allegedly killed and dumped in the bush by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Mashi Local Government Area, Garba Talawai, has been found by the police.
The deceased teenager, Rabi Abdullahi, was a housegirl to the DPO’s girlfriend, Sadiya Danyaya.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the DPO, who allegedly impregnated the girl, made unsuccessful efforts to abort the pregnancy that resulted to the death of the girl.

“When he realised that she died, the DPO sought the help of another policeman to dump the body in the bush,” said a source in the town who preferred not to be named.

Already the Katsina Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba, has ordered the arrest and detention of Mr Talawai, a superintendent of police, after a preliminary report indicted him in the murder.

In a statement by the command’s spokesman, Gambo Isa, Rabi’s corpse was discovered at a bush path in Mashi on Thursday.
Mr Isa, a superintendent of police, noted that while at the hospital, some staff identified the corpse to be the one brought by the DPO and one policeman on Wednesday.

According to the spokesman, the DPO’s girlfriend had confirmed to the police that Rabi was her maid and that she had been missing since Wednesday — an incident she reported to the DPO.
Safiya told investigators that Rabi went missing after she rebuked her for carrying an unwanted pregnancy.

Mr Isa noted that both the DPO and his girlfriend, Safiya have been detained for a thorough investigation to determine their culpability in the murder.

He said a new Divisional Police Officer has already been posted to Mashi.
“The Commissioner of police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, assures the parents of the deceased and indeed the good people of Katsina state that the command will not leave any stone unturned until justice is done in the matter,” the statement added.

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BREAKING: Bandits Storm Daura, Kidnap Buhari ADC’s Father-in-law |The Republican News


Kidnappers on Wednesday night abducts the Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, in his Daura residence.

The Republican News learnt according to DAILY NIGERIAN that Mr Umar, a retired customs comptroller, was abducted after observing Magrib prayer.

The traditional ruler is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that the attackers shot sporadically to disperse crowd and picked the traditional ruler in a Peugeot 406.

Details later….


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Presidential Poll: I Am Confident Of Victory, Says Buhari |The Republican News

.Wins polling unit  … Solicits wife’s vote

Agaju Madugba, Daura


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday won his polling unit with a landslide. 

Buhari’s All Progressive Congress (APC) scored 523 votes while the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar got only three votes. 

However, the president’s party’s candidate for Katsina North senatorial district, incumbent Baba-Ahmad Kaita lost the unit to the candidate of Accord Party, Lawal Nalado. 

Mr Nalado scored 263 while Mr Kaita scored 248 votes.

The candidate of the major opposition party, the PDP, Usman Mani scored only two votes.

Meanwhile,  President Buhari has said he is confident of being reelected at the end of the presidential election.

He spoke on Saturday in Daura after casting his votes for the presidential and National Assembly polls.

The President, accompanied by his wife, Aisha, arrived the Sarkin Yara ward 003 unit at 8am, where the duo cast their votes.

Aisha was the first to cast her ballot and Buhari whispered to her, “vote APC.”

The President told Aisha just before she cast her ballots, “I know you are from Adamawa State (Atiku’s home state) but I want you to vote for me, vote APC.”

Speaking after voting,  Buhari said “I am confident of winning the presidential election. “

Asked if he will be willing to concede defeat if he loses and handover peacefully, Buhari said, “I am hopeful of emerging winner. I will congratulate myself because I am going to be the winner.”  (The Sun)


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By-elections: Kogi, Katsina PDP Reject Results As APC Wins In Three States

Olusola Fabiyi, Armstrong Bakam, Gbenga Odogun and Olaide Oyelude

The Kogi and Katsina chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party have rejected the results of the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency and Katsina North Senatorial Zone by-elections, which held on Saturday in the states.

The Chairman, PDP Kogi State, Mr Sam Ohuetu, made the call on behalf of the party at a news conference in Abuja on Sunday.

Ohuetu alleged that the election was neither free nor fair, insisting that it was marred by violence, snatching of ballot boxes and vote-buying.

He also alleged that appointees and key officials of the Kogi State Government who were not indigenes or voters in the constituency were seen intimidating and harassing the electorate with thugs and personnel of security agencies.

The PDP chairman said, “Accredited voters were not allowed to vote as armed thugs shot sporadically into the air after accreditation, forcing the electorate to flee. This was widespread in Osuku in the Kotonkarfe area of the federal constituency. ”

Ohuetu alleged that during the build-up to the by-election, there were credible and reliable reports of the movement of thugs and hoodlums into Lokoja and Kotonkafe local governments from other local governments within the state and from adjoining states into the constituency.

Ohuetu added that the PDP was already drafting a petition to be submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Katsina State Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Salisu Majigiri, on Sunday, in a telephone interview with The PUNCH, said the opposition party would challenge the results.

He said, “We reject the results of the by-election in its totality. The election was fraught with vote- buying, using of government officials to coerce traditional rulers and all sorts of discrepancies that we shall disclose at election tribunal.

“What happened at the by-election was like what happened during the Ekiti State governorship election and all these do not augur well for the development of democracy in Nigeria.

“We are challenging the results at the tribunal as we cannot allow all these to happen in the 2019 general election.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Sunday morning, declared The All Progressives Congress candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita,  as the winner of   Katsina North  Senatorial  Zone by-election.

INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi,   said Babba- Kaita scored 224,607 votes, while his elder brother of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kabir Babba-Kaita, scored 59,724 votes.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has congratulated the winner of the just concluded by-election, Alhaji Haruna Isah.

In a statement on Sunday, the governor charged the winner to remember that the people who chose to vote for him did so believe that he would represent their interest at the National Assembly.

The statement added, “Governor Bello also extended his goodwill message to the winners of the by-elections in Bauchi South Senatorial District and Katsina North Senatorial District, Alhaji Lawal Gumau and Alhaji Ahmad Kaita respectively.”

INEC had declared Isah, who polled 26, 860 votes, the winner of the election.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Rotimi Ajayi, announced that the PDP candidate, Bashir Gegu, polled 14,845.

The candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Alhaji Mohammed Mabo, came third with a total number of 2,984 votes while former Speaker, Umar Ahmed, of the Social Democratic Party, polled 2,916.

In a related development, the candidate of the APC in Saturday’s Bauchi-South senatorial by-election, Lawal Gumau, has been declared the winner of the election.

Gumau scored a total of 119, 489 votes to beat his closest rival, Ladan Salihu of the Peoples Democratic party, who got 50,256 votes.

The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Ahmed Fagan, of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, announced the results on Sunday.

Isa Yuguda, the immediate past governor of the state who contested the seat for the second time, came third with 33,079 votes.

In his address at the commencement of the announcement of the results, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ibrahim Abdullahi, charged the winner and the losers to accept the results in good faith.

Abdullahi commended the electorate for the peaceful way and manner they conducted themselves before and during the elections.

In the election, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, lost his local government area to the PDP.

Dogara, who hails from Bogoro LGA and represents Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro federal constituency in the House, has been rumoured to be planning to defect to the PDP.

The PDP candidate, Ladan Salihu, won in Dogara’s local government by polling 8,420 as against the APC’s 3,992 votes.   (Punch)

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Victim Overpowers, Drags Robbery Suspect To Police Station |RN


Olaide Oyelude, Katsina

A 20-year-old-man, Danladi Auwalu and Yusuf Auwalu, 18, have been remanded in Katsina Prison for alleged robbery.

Northern City News learnt that the suspects were arrested for allegedly attempting to rob one Mati Shehu and his friend, Ibrahim Isah, at Babban Rafi Village, Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The suspects with others at large were said to have attacked the victims who were riding on a motorcycle along Danja/Kano village road.

However, one of the victims, Shehu, reportedly overpowered one of the robbery suspects, Danladi, and dragged him to the police station.

Another member of the robbery gang, Yusuf, was later arrested following police investigation.

Danladi and Yusuf were arraigned before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

They charges against them included criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, said the offences committed by Danladi and Yusuf were contrary to Section  6(b), 2 and 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provision Act, Cap R11, LFN, 2004.

Ado, however, said investigation into the case was still in progress.

The presiding magistrate, Hajiya   Fadila Dikko, noted that the charges against Danladi and Yusuf could only be tried by a high court.

She adjourned the case till Thursday for mention and directed that the two suspects should be remanded in the prison custody.     (Punch)

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IPOB: We Must Not Repeat The Mistake Of Boko Haram – Masari |The Republican News



Katsina State Governor,  Aminu Masari


From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, has advised Nigerians not to repeat the mistake of ignoring the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), just like they did about Boko Haram.

He explained that if this is done it will consume the whole country just like the Boko Haram.

The governor who was in the presidential villa to observe the Ju’maat prayer, called for support for President Muhammadu Buhari as well as security agencies in handling the IPOB issue.

Repeated clashes between Nigerian soldiers and IPOB agitators led by Nnamdi Kanu, forced Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to declare a three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state.

The governor said the state will continue to subscribe to the supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution and work with the federal government to forestall secessionist threats.

The governor also noted that the clash is directly linked to the deployment of soldiers across South-East as part of the rejuvenated Operation Python Dance.

Masari who spoke to State House Correspondents after the prayers said, “As regards the tension in the country, we in Katsina State have put in necessary measures to ensure that the people living in the state irrespective of where they come from, their safety, their lives and their properties.

“On the general note on what is going on in the country, I think there is the need for Nigerians to be very responsible in terms of dealing with issues of this kind in this country.

“When we heard the problem of Boko Haram in this country when it started we all looked the other way and it nearly consumed the nation. So under this circumstances any agitation that is likely to lead the nation to the kind of problem we had, I think all Nigerians should support the government and put a stop to it.”  (The Sun)

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Suitor Dies In Katsina Marriage Flogging Traditional Ritual |The Republican News


Olaide Oyelude, Katsina

A young man, Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage.

The incident happened at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Police sources said the man died following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of Sharo with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady.

Sharo game entails two male suitors flogging each other for a woman’s hand in marriage. Whoever wins between them will marry the girl.

Inusa had reportedly flogged Saidu without any incident, but tragedy struck when it was the turn of Saidu to flog Inusa.

Saidu allegedly hit Inusa on the head, instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game dictate.

Inusa was said to have fainted after he was hit on the head, and eventually died.

The Katsina State Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

He said, “Inusa’s father, Mallam, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu.”

He said Inusa’s corpse had been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.  (The Sun)

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