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Fayose said: "You are in our state at a time like this when we have to do our civic responsibility to Nigeria and Ekiti State. "I will not and I will never ask ... The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday appealed to Niger State for the speedy construction of the state's orientation camp. Speaking at ...
... Memorandum of Understanding, GMoU between the Bayelsa State Government, Dodo River communities and Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Mr. Berry Negerese has described the GMoU as a veritable instrument for meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Niger-Delta region.

Shortly after he emerged from the August 25, 1985, coup as leader of Nigeria's new military regime, General Ibrahim Babangida was asked why, departing ... But if those who have their children and wards studying there ever suffer from buyers' remorse, they should remember that its proprietor is Niger ...
No fewer than 300 people have had free surgery in a medical outreach organised by the Sani Bello Foundation in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State. The beneficiaries who included men, women, youths and children were operated on for appendicitis, fibroid, lumps, hernia, thyroid, ...
The United States government has released a condemnatory human rights report on Nigeria ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit. ... persons, and external displacement of an estimated 205,000 Nigerian refugees to neighboring countries, principally Cameroon, Chad, and Niger," the report said. rights
The drones at the base are expected to target several different al-Qaida and Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in countries throughout the Sahel, a sprawling region just south of the Sahara, including the area around Lake Chad, where the Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency has spread. As the U.S. ... Niger

Market Development in Niger Delta (MADE), a DFID funded five year programme (2013 - 2018) using the Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate sustainable inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors across the states in the Niger Delta will hold dissemination workshops in Delta, ...
Minna -- Senator David Umaru representing Niger East senatorial zone in the National Assembly has opposed the plan by the Niger State Government to obtain a N21.5 billion Sukuk bond and has also told the members of the state House of Assembly not to give their nod to the request. Umaru said ...
The Police Command in Niger, Thursday, said that a police Sergeant, Jibril Abubakar, was killed and his rifle taken away when gunmen attacked its Divisional Police Station at Kutigi in Lavun Local Government Area of the state. The command's Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, told ...
The Niger state government, says 500 Youth traffic vanguards, would be employed into its civil service. The youths were engaged under the YES by the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) government of former governor Babangida Aliyu. Alhaji Ibrahim Fanti, the state commissioner for ...
The Defence Headquarters said on Wednesday that troops deployed in Benue, Taraba and other troubled states across central Nigeria have been ... on 'Exercise Ayem Akpatuma' in February, following a string of killings of villagers in states along the Benue River, as well as Kaduna and Niger states.
Alarmed at the lack of development in the Niger Delta region, despite the huge amount pumped into the states over the years, Minister of State for ... International Oil Companies (IOC), Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board and the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, ...
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on 10 April said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, in a combined operation with the Nigerien Air Force, on 8 April 2018, launched a coordinated air strike on Boko Haram locations at Arege and Tumbun Rago in Borno State. “The successful attacks followed ...
“The party will not be deterred by the antecedents of these enemies of our country and will not cease to highlight the benefits that are accruable to Nigeria and Nigerians if President Buhari succeeds come 2019”, said Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the Media Consultant to Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the State ...
The Niger State Government on Saturday said it had disbursed N1 billion loan to improve the capacity of small scale businesses in the state. Alhaji Danjuma Sallau, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy said this in Minna during a reception organised in his honour by the Association of ...
Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu has said that he did not loot the state treasury during his eight year tenure in the state and threatened to ... “In the orchestrated plot to tarnish my image, I am presently before the Federal High Court and a Niger High Court for the same alleged offence.
Mr Garba Yusuf, Niger State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said the command would deploy 647 personnel with 25 patrol vehicles for traffic control during the Easter holiday. Yusuf disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday.

For the second day running, members of a non-governmental organisation, Youth Lead Nigeria, had also laid siege to the Niger State headquarters of the ... said they decided to join the villagers on Wednesday because the AEDC reneged on the agreement to give 12 hours' power supply to the state daily.
The persistent call for restructuring of the Nigerian federation in line with true federalism got more strident last weekend when hundreds of compatriots ... groups from across the six core Niger Delta states, vowed to do everything legally and humanly possible to ensure that "Nigeria is redirected from this ...
Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has flagged off the disbursement of a N2 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund ... The scheme, a joint effort with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was designed to boost the economy of the state and to provide job opportunities for its ...
According to the police boss, police personnel in the state had been well equipped to tackle any form of security threat before, during and after the festivities. He called on residents to go about their legitimate activities, assuring them of peaceful atmosphere in all places worship, recreation centres, motor ...
More than 2.2 million people remain displaced across Niger, Chad, Cameroon and north-east Nigeria as a result of the conflict. At the height of the conflict in 2014–15, non-state armed groups controlled about 20,000 square miles of land within north-east Nigeria alone (20% of Nigeria), where close to 1.8 ...
Niger State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated its commitment to zoning, saying that it is the strength of the chapter. It said it will zone the governorship slot to Niger North (Zone C), urging other zones to show understanding. The leader of the Niger North Senatorial District, Alhaji Yahaya Ability, ...
A rally held by the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) to demand restructuring of the country was, on Saturday, shunned by governors of states in the Niger Delta region. The rally, which held in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, had only the host governor, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson in attendance. PANDEF ...
Buhari said this on Thursday in Niger State during the commissioning of the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate. The president in his speech said: “This project is timely as Nigeria makes her journey out of recession and the economy continues to show considerable progress. We are reminded of one of the cardinal ...
Residents of Wushishi community in Wushishi Local Council of Niger State have raised the alarm over extortion of N200 by electoral officers of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to capture them in the ongoing Permanent Voters Card (PVC) registration exercise. Investigation by The ...
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN Group), a market leader in food and agro-allied products in Nigeria, has disclosed that its biggest agricultural investment in Nigeria to date – the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate – will be unveiled on March 15 by Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The suspects have been handed over to the state Ministry of Justice for prosecution. We would follow up the case to a logical conclusion,” he said. The commandant further appealed to community leaders to mobilise their subjects on the need to be security conscious and caution their female children ...
Minna -- The federal government has decided that it will no longer refund money spent by state governments on the construction of federal roads. The decision was said to have been taken late last year. The Niger State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, disclosed this ... Niger
Magistrate's and sharia court judges are set for a showdown with the Niger State government if the conditions under which they operate are not improved. The law officers had already given the state government a 21-day ultimatum within which to address all the bottlenecks associated with the performance ... Niger
Last week, the Niger State government announced that laboratory testing had confirmed 31 cases and four deaths due to an outbreak of ... has been confirmed in other states with 11 deaths and 209 suspected cases, Niger State also counted among the states with meningitis outbreak last year with ... Niger
The Kebbi State Government says it is constructing roads linking Benin and Niger Republics to boost international trade and enhance relations with border communities. A statement issued on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi by Abubakar Dakingari, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, said the governor ... Niger
This is when we will have a true Nigeria when you will not need a Senator's note to get job with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN or the Nigerian ... Co-chairman of the occasion and former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu also slammed the APC, saying it was never prepared for governance. Niger
He alleged that Bayelsa State, to which the board chairmanship post ought to have reverted, and other NDDC states, were being short-changed under the current situation. “The fact that the board members have been paying themselves all kinds of allowances, even after the expiration of their legal tenure, ... Niger
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has said the Niger Delta has contributed N96 trillion to the coffers of the Federal Government. ... “You said also that from oil revenues from our territory, Nigeria has earned over N96 trillion and you say this country makes over N52 billion daily and yet, in the midst of ... Niger
We are posing as would-be migrants attempting to reach Italy with the help of our "pusherman" -- one of an army of brokers who work alongside smugglers on the Nigerian end of the migrant route from Africa to Europe. Edo State is Nigeria's trafficking hub and one of Africa's largest departure points. Niger
The four children were aged between two and 10, while the housemaid, Ogechi, was said to be 18-year-old. All the victims hailed from Isu Njaba, Imo State. 9. No fewer than 48 inmates of Lapai, Agaie, Bida, Kontagora, Kagara and New Bussa prisons in Niger State were granted pardon by the Chief Judge ... Niger
Men of the Niger State Police Command have arrested thirteen suspected robbers alleged to have been terrorising residents of Suleja. Arrested suspects are Saidu Kabiru, 21; Abubakar Sadiq, 22; Usman Ali, 20; Bala Abdullahi, 28; Lukman Abubakar, 25; Mohammed Mohammed, 21, and Hussaini Ibrahim, ... Niger
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has trained 500 pupils in Niger Delta states. ... He said the pupils were selected from 200 schools to participate in the maiden edition, titled: “Bridging the local content gap in Nigeria's industrial sector: Science, technology and engineering ... Niger
The Niger State Government announced on Thursday that about N6.4 billion was released to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from the Paris Club refund it collected from federal government. The Commissioner for Local Government, Zakari Jikantoro, disclosed this while addressing ... Niger
According to Nigerian health authorities yesterday, 31 meningitis C cases were reported in Niger State, including four fatalities, local media reports. ... In 2017, a meningococcal meningitis C outbreak in Nigeria resulted in a total of 14,518 suspected cases of meningitis reported from 25 states, with 1,166 ... Niger
The Niger State government has confirmed 31 cases and four deaths to Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the state. Laboratory tests conducted around the state showed the outbreak of the disease in a number of local councils. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mustapha Jibril, disclosed this at a press briefing ... Niger
Abuja — At a time governors of the Niger Delta region, ministers and other stakeholders are raising concern over development in the oil region, the House ... He disclosed that collaborative efforts launched by the state in partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to ... Niger
The decision to suspend Yussuf was taken at an emergency meeting of the State Working Committee in Minna, the state capital on Tuesday. The allegations were brought against the suspended deputy chairman by the Wushishi local government area of the party and the Niger North Senatorial District. Niger
As part of efforts to curb the menace of kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling and other forms of criminalities in Niger State, the Nigerian Air Force ... is at the behest of the Niger State Government, in collaboration with personnel of the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police and Department of State Services. Niger
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Tuesday that a substantial number of troops has been deployed by the service in support of the on-going ... which is at the behest of the Niger State Government, in collaboration with personnel of the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police and Department of State Services. Niger
Speaking at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Governor Bello who was represented by the state commissioner for Mineral Resources, Hajiya Rahmatu Mohammed Yar'adua, said the companies were set-up to fast track the quest to join the league of oil producing states in the ... Niger
Niger Delta militants have demanded explanation from the Nigerian Army on the killing of member of a vigilante group, Efe Igbinovia, by soldiers in Edo State. The vigilante group had arrested two herdsmen with an AK-47 rifle, at Obadolovbiyeyi community in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo ... Niger
... central Niger state. A total of 526 suspects have been released from custody after it was found there was not enough evidence to prosecute them, underscoring concerns from human rights groups that the Nigerian military has been arbitrarily arresting and detaining civilians during the Islamist insurgency. Niger
State chairman of the party, Tanko Beji, who disclosed this in Minna yesterday said those paraded at the APC rally were PDP members who had earlier been received into the party in 2015 shortly after the general elections.He added that the APC was going about recycling people to show that they had ... Niger


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