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 Nigerian State of Niger

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MANY Nigerians must be alarmed and saddened by the quit notice issued by some Arewa youths to the Igbos resident in northern Nigeria; particularly, given the impunity and intransigence so apparent in their letter to the Acting President. ... How can we ...
The 29th African Union (AU) summit that starts this week will no doubt consider the threat of terrorism and how member states, supported by the AU, can respond. In the Lake Chad ... The increased co-operation between the countries of the Lake Chad ...
There are over twenty-six federal universities across the country, with one, in almost every state. ... Nigeria is made up of thirty-six states, including the federal capital territory-- Abuja. ... Here is a list of federal universities in Nigeria and ...
He urged government to come up with the expenditure profile and the amount it received from the Paris fund refund to the state as done by other states. "Niger State cannot be an exception. There should be no secrecy in the way government run its ...
No fewer than 1,166 persons have died of cerebrospinal meningitis across 25 states in the country.This was revealed in the latest report by the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on the ongoing subtype C of the disease in Nigeria. The report ...
The Nigeria Union of Local government Employees, NULGE, said that 23 states of the federation currently owed local government workers' arrears of salary ...
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said only a united Nigeria as envisioned by our founding fathers can guarantee our development, ...
The time to restructure Nigeria has come, former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida said on Monday as he launched an appeal to Nigerians to draw ...
A Niger Delta group, Kombot-Egbema & Gbaramatu Graduates Association, has threatened to shutdown the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) over ...
Nigeria's diaspora population sent home $21 billion in remittances in 2015 and the government wants in on some of that cash. Through its first ever diaspora ...
Those who graced the occasion included retired Justice F.F. Tabai, Pere of Seimbiri Kingdom, HRM Ayemi Botu, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, and representatives of Bayelsa and Delta States governors and former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, among ...
Former national chairman, Traditional Rulers of Oil Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, His Majesty, Charles Ayemi-Botu, has said the Acting ...
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have struck the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least nine civilians, as the same armed group was also blamed for the death of eight soldiers in fierce fighting in neighbouring Chad.
Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, was the venue when eminent speakers from different parts of the country gathered to deliberate on the issue of leadership in Nigeria. The talk-shop came under the aegis of the youth governance Dialogue set up by the Youth ...
17 years after the establishment of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), oil-producing communities are still grappling with physical and socio-economic concerns that necessitated its creation.
We may be blaming so many other factors for the current crisis of confidence in the (103 years old) unequal yoke called Nigeria, the most telling factor, in this regard, has been presidential appointments into the security and intelligence and ...
The Bauchi State government has released N13 million to Dass Local Government Area to improve health facilities under the National States Health Investment Project (NSHIP). The funding was provided under the World Bank assisted Additional Financing ...
Image result for Eid-El-Fitr: Niger police bans rallies, procession The Niger state police Command says it has banned all forms of rallies, procession and demonstration in all parts of the state in order to forestall any security breaches during the ...
Ex-militant leaders of phases 2 and 3 had resolved in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to support President Muhammadu Buhari's peace initiatives for the region.
Mr. Ibrahim Salihu, Deputy Director, Niger State Museum, has called on the government to recruit a special team to guard archaeological sites against vandals.
A nation where the rulers do not steal the commonwealth, where every Nigerian is safe to live and work, where the State takes responsibility for the security of each and every Nigerian, where the State knows every Nigerian by name and can find and ...
Supreme Court sacks Nigerian senator ... The Supreme Court has sacked Abubakar Danladi from the Nigerian Senate. ... In 2014, the court ordered him reinstated as Taraba State's deputy governor after he was impeached in controversial circumstances.
The dream of having the second Niger Bridge, a gateway to South East region, has been threatened again going by reports. The construction of the bridge has remained a mirage as successive governments have consistently broken their promises to ...
A statement issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum, John Dara, reads: "In a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious country like Nigeria, the federal system makes enormous sense, because it allows ...
For ensuring the welfare of pensioners in their states, the Nigerian Union of Pensioners presented 6 governors with excellence awards at the end of April 2017.
The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) chairman in Niger State, Barr. Tanko Beji, has been released on bail by a Minna High Court. Justice Aliyu Maiyaki granted ...
Minna - The Niger State government thursday appealed to the federal government to release money from the ecological fund to it for the government to tackle series disasters facing many communities in the state. The ecological problems facing some ...
The Managing Director of Ibom Power Company Limited, Meyen Etukudo, has explained why Nigeria supplies electricity to Niger, Republic of Benin and Togo despite acute power shortages. He spoke at the monthly meeting of the Nigerian Society of ...
The Niger State government on Thursday appealed to the Federal government to release the ecological funds allegedly recovered from a former governor of the state, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu and his aides, to the state. The government said it needs the ...
... region has remained subject to extensive corruption and severe underinvestment. The Niger Delta region consists of nine states: Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ondo, Abia and Imo, but the majority of oil production is focused ...
Yenagoa - Coalition of Niger Delta youth Leaders, CNDYL, has raised alarm over what it described as the continuous and unwarranted harassment of Mr. George Turnah, former Special Assistant on Youths Matters to the former Managing Director of the ...
President-General of Igbo traditional rulers in the northern states and Abuja, Chief Chikezie Nwogwu, stated this during a courtesy call on Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who insisted on having the northern youths that gave the ultimatum ...
An elders' group, Niger Delta Elders and Leaders Forum, has advocated true federalism and increase of derivation for the region from the current 13 per cent to 50 per cent as panacea to peace.
Meanwhile, following the outbreak of malaria in Sokoto State, the commissioner for health Balarabe Kakale has proposed a new law which states that any man ready for marriage must provide a treated mosquito net to his wife's family as part of bride ...
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger has disowned the supporters placing his posters across the state, urging him to re-contest the 2019 elections.
Motorists plying the Mokwa-Lagos route in Niger have called for deployment of security to prevent armed attacks. The motorists, in separate interviews with the Newsmen, also appealed to the Federal and State governments to construct temporary wooden ...
Ilorin - The Nigerian Railway corporation (NRC) on Saturday said it will be losing about N50 million revenue in the three weeks that construction work on the collapsed bridge in Tatabu village of Niger State is expected to be completed. The managing ...
The Newspaper owners condemned the EFCC's treatment of Sun Newspapers.
Warri - Youths in Niger Delta have vowed to shut down all oil operations in the region over perceived deprivation of the region's stakeholders from gaining ownership stakes in the controversial concession of the Port Harcourt Refinery even as the ...
President of National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, Israel Eshanekpe Akpodoro, has said that the quit notice issued to Northerners residing in the Niger Delta region to vacate the zone before October 1, 2017 was a joke of the season, insisting ...
In 2016, Niger received about 140 million EUros from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa aimed at addressing migration, as well as 470 million Euros in support of development, reform and state-building efforts. Niger has also become a regular stop ...
Against this background, the warning issued, the other day, by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), should be taken seriously and heeded in order to avoid disaster.
A Minna High Court on Monday remanded the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) chairman in Niger State, Barr. Tanko Beji, in prison. Beji is arraigned on a ...
Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State (4th, L); United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington (5th, L); Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Alake Adeyemo (2nd, R) and other officials, during the ambassador's visit to Gov. Ajimobi in ibadan on Monday ...
The Chairman of the Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Tanko Beji, has been remanded in prison by a Minna High Court.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has watched with keen interest the disturbing trend desperate and mischievous elements have tended to steer the ship of our nationhood to calamity and irretrievable destruction.
Presenting the award as Ambassador for Christ, the Bishop of the Minna Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Daniel Yisa, described Vatsa as one of the most progressive voices for structured change in Niger State and Nigeria in general.
The capital dredging of the River Niger which length stretches 572km from Baro in Niger State down to Delta State, cutting across eight states of the federation namely, Niger, Kogi, Anambra, Imo, Edo, Delta and Bayelsa, was completed in 2012 according ...
Nigeria situation: The Protection Working Group, co-led by UNHCR, held a Strategic Planning workshop from the 23rd - 25th of May in Diffa, where the main strategic objectives of the group were defined, as well as an exit strategy and referral system ...
Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria's Borno State, police said on Monday.


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