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Karkanda Stadium

History of Karkanda Stadium Karkanda Stadium was built in 2013. Built by Katsina State Government in 2013. A relatively new stadium that saw its first match played in 2015, it is the homeground of the Spotlight F.C Security/Safety of Karkanda Stadium This is a very safe location. Best Features Karkanda Stadium is an Olympic-size all-seater football and athletics stadium that has a seating capacity of 35,000. It is a 100% Natural Geo Technology Pitch and was constructed by prestigious Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction Ltd. What they have here in Katsina is an excellent turf. The boys and Coach Stephen Keshi couldn't believe it. It is a different breed of astroturf that is cool and lush green. If only all the synthetic turfs in the country were like this-Super Eagles Media Officer Toyin Ibitoye The turf in Katsina is built with coconut fibre technology, so the pitch can't be hot and it will remain lush green and smooth as far as it is well maintained-Ebi Egbe, M.D. Monimichelle

Category: Sport arena

Tags: Stadium, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Eats

Emir of Katsina Palace

History of Emir of Katsina Palace Emir of Katsina Palace. A symbol of culture, history and traditions of ‘Katsinawa’, the Katsina Royal Palace, also known as Gidan Korau, is a huge complex located in the centre of the ancient city. Security/Safety of Emir of Katsina Palace This is a very safe location. If you are a female, follow the local customs and cover your hair before heading out What To Bring Before heading to Emir of Katsina Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Sun shades and a hat for the heat Best Features Said to be built as far back as 1348 by Muhammadu Korau who is believed to be the first Muslim King of Katsina, this is one of the oldest and among the first generation Palaces in Hausaland. Traditionally, it is known as 'Gidau Korau' which means 'House of Korau'. Although now extinct, the Palace was encircled with a rampart called ‘Ganuwar Gidan Sarki’. The main gate which leads to the Palace is known as ‘Kofar Soro’ while the gate at the backyard is called ‘Kofar Bai’, which is also now extinct. The Emir’s residential quarters which is the epicenter of the Palace, is a large compound built in the typical Hausa traditional architecture. Writer's Review Coming over during one of the festivals celebrations held here is a must. The sights of the palace in their colorful regalias, the palace guards and staff, the Emir himself in all his glory, the sights and sound of merriment for the locals, all these guarantee a truly incredible insight to the lives of those that call the Katsina Emirate home.

Category: Palace

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore arts

Emir of Daura Palace

History of Emir of Daura Palace Emir of Daura Palace. This is the palace of the head of the Daura Emirate, one of the seven true Hausa states. Security/Safety of Emir of Daura Palace This is a very safe location. If you are a female, follow the local customs and cover your hair before heading out What To Bring Before heading to Emir of Daura Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Sun shades and a hat Best Features This colorfully decorated Palace which was constructed with traditional building materials depict Northern Nigeria's traditional architectural designs dating back to the early 19th century. Housing the traditional head of the Daura Emirate, the palace bears strong cultural significance as the Emirate is seen to be one of the true seven Hausa states. This title comes from legend which says that Bayajidda, a figure from Hausa mythology, killed a snake preventing locals from drawing from a well and the queen of the region married him and gave birth to seven children who became rulers of seven regions; the seven true Hausa States. As the birthplace of Nigerian President Buhari, the palace has received an increased traffic with tourists and political favor-seekers thronging its corridors. Writer's Review The ceremonial garb and decorations of the palace staff is a sight to behold. Here, the local culture is rich and displayed to maximum opulence. The imposing Emir’s Palace is not only a splendid piece of architecture which enthralls tourists, it is a symbol of Islamic authority, a legacy of traditional Hausa architecture and an enduring monument of an organised society.

Category: Palace

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore arts

Umaru Musa Yar'adua University

History of Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Umaru Musa Yar'adua University was established in 2006out of the desire to improve access to higher education for its citizenry. Built by Katsina State Government in 2006. Formerly known as Katsina State University, the University was renamed after the one time governor of the state and 13th President of Nigeria, Alh. Umaru Musa Yar'adua who started the University project. Security/Safety of Umaru Musa Yar'adua University This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Educational materials Seminar necessities if you are attending a seminar or workshop Necessary registration documents if you are a new student Best Features The University commenced academic activities with three faculties (Education, Humanities and Natural and Applied Sciences), and 16 undergraduate programmes. It plans to build upon existing academic strength, a total of 13 faculties, 76 departments and 236 academic programs (undergraduate and postgraduate) at the end of a 25 year period of its academic phasing. The University is ranked 32th in Nigeria according to National Universities Commission. Writer's Review This is one the fastest growing 21st century institution equipped with modern infrastructures and qualified staff. A conducive place for higher learning, it has spacious accommodation halls for the students, IT-worthy lecture halls, and enough facilities for extra-curricular activities. The students are friendly so that reflects on a favorable life on campus. With the pace they are developing, this will be one of the best Universities in the country in the near future.

Category: University

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Read, Meet friends, Learn, Attend public lecturess

Federal University, Dutsin-Ma

History of Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Federal University, Dutsin-Ma was established in 2011. Built by Nigerian Federal Government in 2011. The Federal University Dutsin-ma is one of the nine newly established Federal Universities in Nigeria. Security/Safety of Federal University, Dutsin-Ma This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Academic documents Cash Best Features I love this place because of the dedication to excellence the school has in bringing up its students as well as a healthy and functional working environment. Writer's Review I would recommend you go here if you are looking for an institution that is ICT-driven and envisioned to be a top ranking, world-class university, committed to excellence in research and the production of leaders with a passion for service with integrity. Most common visitors Students and Lecturers.

Category: University

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Read, Meet friends, Learn, Attend public lecturess

Katsina Township Stadium

History of Katsina Township Stadium Katsina Township Stadium. This is a multi-use stadium mostly used for football matches. Second only in infrastructure and facilities to Karkanda Stadium, the stadium is one of the attraction hubs of Katsina, hosting a number of high profile matches and socio-political events. Security/Safety of Katsina Township Stadium This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Katsina Township Stadium, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash to purchase tickets Camera to capture the adventures of the day and lovely sights Your favorite jersey Best Features The home stadium of Spotlight F.C. of the Nigeria National League, the stadium has a seating capacity for about 5,000 people.

Category: Sport arena

Tags: Stadium, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Eats

Katsina State NYSC Secretariat

History of Katsina State NYSC Secretariat Katsina State NYSC Secretariat. This is the administrative office of the National Youth Service Corps in Katsina. It oversees the welfare, documentation and the general affairs of youth corpers in the state. Security/Safety of Katsina State NYSC Secretariat This is a very safe location. Always come in your NYSC uniform or you won't be attended to What To Bring Before heading to Katsina State NYSC Secretariat, here are some helpful things to take along with you: All documents regarding NYSC including; Call-up letter, Registration documents, School's Certificate, Green Card and Student ID Card Copies of Passport Photographs Your NYSC ID Card Best Features While there are secretariats in all local governments in the state, this is the headquarters and so houses the State Coordinator, along with other high ranking state officials. It is here to report to after your 21 days at the Orientation Camp to get assigned to your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA). Weekly Community Development Service (CDS) are also held here, along with the NYSC sponsored Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development program. This is also where to go if you have inquiries about the NYSC scheme in Katsina State. Writer's Review As long as you are fully kitted in your NYSC uniform, you have no fear of being turned away. Different people have different tales of how they interacted with the officials and staff but I have found that a smile, knowledge of the local language, and an appealing face helps for a positive interaction. It will be wise to befriend one of the staff as you never know when an inside-ear will be needed. Most common visitors You will see a lot of Corps members, NYSC staff, SAED Instructors and hawkers here.

Category: Government Building

Tags: Work, Sightseeings

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport

History of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport. Also known as Katsina Airport, this is one of the modern breed of airports Nigeria boasts of. With the standard of the terminal, the tarmac and runway, the control tower, access roads, and the Arrival and Departure sections, the airport is a masterpiece and pride to all Nigerians. Security/Safety of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your flight document: passport, flight ticket, booking confirmation. Your luggage. Music player or a good book to keep you company as you await your flight.

Category: Airport

Tags: Use wifi, Travel, Sightseeing, Eat, Drinks

Katsina State Government Secretariat

History of Katsina State Government Secretariat Katsina State Government Secretariat . This is the permanent administrative office of the Katsina State Government. Here, all state agencies and parastatals are quartered. As such, this is one of the most important place in the state. Security/Safety of Katsina State Government Secretariat This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Katsina State Government Secretariat , here are some helpful things to take along with you: A means of identification. Writer's Review Many, if not all government ministries and agencies operate from this imposing complex. If you have any business with the government, you will most likely find yourself here.

Category: Government Building

Tags: Work, Sightseeings

Federal High Court, Katsina

Category: Court

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NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina

History of NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina. This camp ground is where the 3 weeks NYSC Orientation Course takes place. It involves physical drills, lectures and training, and social activities intended to foster interactions among Corpers. Security/Safety of NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your required documents such as Call-up letter, Statement of Result, Student ID Card, etc. Passport photographs A waist pouch White tees and shorts Cash Housing necessities Best Features The camp ground features structures and facilities for paramilitary drills, accommodation rooms, lecture halls, open field for sports and assembly and many of such. There are military personnel who train Corpers on appropriate military ceremonial matching, sports, as well as Man-O-War physical drills. There is the large market operated by the locals popularly called "Mami Market" where all camp needs are sold, including food and drinks. Writer's Review It is said that Orientation Camp is the best part of NYSC, and it is somewhat true. Here, you meet people from all parts of the country and learn and accept local customs and different cultures, make new friends, build camaraderie and learn what to expect during your service year. All through your stay in the camp, except Sunday worship mornings, you will wear your all-white tees, shorts and shoes. You will be served meals thrice daily but most Corpers prefer eating at the Mami Market where the choice and quality of food is better. There is always an activity for each time of the day, with brief moments in the evening allowed for personal use. Go to camp with an open mind and a thirst for adventure and you will enjoy it to the fullest.

Category: Government Building

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Meet friends, Learn, Exercise, Attend public lecturess