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N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics
Politics

N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics

The donation of N50m to victims of Katsina Central Market fire by All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has been raising dust on social media with many Nigerians criticising the former Lagos State governor while his supporters have also taken to his defence. Reno Omokri, a former social media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had censured Tinubu for donating the huge amount to victims of the Katsina market fire while allegedly ignoring affected traders at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State; and other markets razed recently in Lagos and the South-West. The PUNCH had earlier reported that no fewer than 700 shops and stalls were razed in a Monday morning fire incident that ravaged the Katsina Central Market. Goods worth billions of naira worth were also burnt an...
Wife Exposes Husband Who Looted Shoes During Katsina Market Inferno
Crime

Wife Exposes Husband Who Looted Shoes During Katsina Market Inferno

The Police Command in Katsina has arrested a 43-year-old man, Muhammad Abba, who was exposed by his wife for allegedly looting women’s shoes during the Monday morning inferno at the Katsina Central Market. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Gambo Isah, who disclosed this to newsmen, said that 33 other persons suspected to have looted traders’ wares while they scurried for safety, were also arrested. Speaking specifically on Abba, he alleged that the suspect looted seven pairs of women shoes during the incident, and kept them in his house. According to him, Abba’s wife, after trying in vain to get her husband to return the shoes to the relevant authorities, decided to report him to the Police. Isah said that the suspect told the Police, during investigation, that he ...
Tinubu’s Charity Does Not Begin At Home – Reno Omokri
Politics

Tinubu’s Charity Does Not Begin At Home – Reno Omokri

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has berated the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for donating money to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina Central Market. Tinubu had on Wednesday donated the sum of N50m to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina Central Market on Monday. The national leader of the APC paid sympathy visits to traders and other victims of the market in the company of the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, a report stated. Reacting to the donation, Omokri criticized Tinubu who according to him did not donate money for the victims of the Sasa market crisis in Oyo State and the Ijesha market fire victim in Lagos State. Omokri on his official Twitter handle on Wedn...
FG Delegation Arrives In Katsina Over Central Market Fire
News

FG Delegation Arrives In Katsina Over Central Market Fire

A Federal Government delegation visited the burnt Katsina Central Market on Tuesday. The delegation was led by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and included the Minister of Internal Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola; his colleague in charge of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Special Development ministry, Hajiya Sadia Farouq; Minister for Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Minister of Aviation, Hadi Srika; and the spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu. The Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Masari on Market Development, Mallam Abubakar Yusuf, stated that some traders lost huge amount of cash kept inside their shops as over 1,000 shops in the market were razed on Monday. He stated, “The fire incident is a real disaster. N...
Katsina Central Market On Fire
News

Katsina Central Market On Fire

A huge fire has been reported at Katsina Central Market in Katsina, the capital of Katsina state. According to an alert by the News Agency of Nigeria, the destroyed properties worth billions of naira. Fire fighters are still battling to contain the inferno which started around 8:30a.m on Monday.

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