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 Nigerian State of Niger

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One Mohammed Dan Abass, 35, has been arrested by the police in Minna, Niger State, for allegedly having canal knowledge of a 14- year- old girl at Barken ...
... and fishery products. But the Nigerian state that shares boundaries with Cameroon, Chad and Niger is now the unlikely battle ground for Nigeria's fight against two formidable enemies: polio and Boko Haram. .... Integrated mapping of IDP camps and ...

For better health care delivery in the country, the apex body of all pharmacists in Nigeria, the pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), has urged President ...
Asaba - Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday in Asaba condemned the huge destruction and revenue loss to the state due to militant actions and attacks ...
Minna - The Niger State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service said on Wednesday that 53 illegal immigrants have been repatriated to Niger Republic. Mrs Tamuno Oyedeji, Comptroller of Immigration Service in the state disclosed this in an interview ...
Yet a troubling new series of attacks in Nigeria and the neighboring country of Niger, including one that killed dozens of soldiers, highlights how Boko Haram is far from eliminated.

The bone of contention between the Niger Delta and the Nigerian state is the crisis spurned by oil exploration and exploitation.
"We will do another round of four to 18 states and go back to do another round of 18 states. By December, we will have immunised nothing less than 41 million children under five years of age in Nigeria." Adewole said the discovery of wild polio virus ...
Sarah Sewall, the United States Under-Secretary for Civilian Security, democracy and human rights, would be visiting Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon from October 25 to November 3. The US Department of ... The statement said that she would also be meeting ...
House of Representatives, Amnesty Programme, Niger Delta Indigenes and stakeholders in Nigeria's Niger Delta have proposed a restructuring of the ...
The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Tuesday, begged oil-bearing communities to stop vandalising pipelines under the guise seeking redress for oil spills.
A Niger Delta group under the umbrella of Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), has urged the Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to pay the N100 million the government owes to Nigerians, Daily Post reports. In a letter ...
Governor of Niger State, Dr. Abubakar Bello, who was at the meeting, expressed satisfaction with the work of the University College hospital and Harvest Plus.
Nigerian oil output plummeted to near 30-year lows of around 1.5 million-1.6 million b/d in August, according to government estimates, from 2.2 million b/d earlier in the year as attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta rose at an alarming pace ...
Last month, YNaija.com launched its Monthly citizenship Dispatches, which explores in detail, the lives and realities of Nigerian citizens across the country. This month, the dispatches come from the Niger Delta, where our reporters have spent weeks ...
Niger State government has raised an alarm over the poor state of federal roads in the state. It called for their immediate repairs to save the lives of commuters, who die daily on the roads.
Nigeria - Executive Governor of Katsina State Aminu Bello Masari and IOM last week (20/10) launched the Migration Resource and Response Mechanism (MRRM) project in the north-western Nigerian state, which borders Niger. IOM Nigeria, in collaboration ...

Using his twitter handle, the former president paid glowing tributes to Nigerian youth and said "any Nation that does not spend its wealth and resources to develop the capacity of its youth, will be forced to use them to fight insecurity.
The Niger State government has urged the Federal Government to revisit dilapidated federal roads in the state. Commissioner for Information, culture and Tourism, Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, who spoke after a tour of the roads yesterday, said the government ...
Wife of Niger State governor State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello has led a 5km breast cancer awareness walk in Minna, the state capital. It's aim was to sensitise women in the state on the dangers and prevention of the disease. Everyone on ...
In Jigawa State, Isa Yardutse, who is the former chairman of the state chapter of All farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) told Daily Trust that two weeks ago unknown grain merchants stormed some grains markets in the state and purchased in large ...
youth leaders in the Niger Delta on the platform of Niger Delta Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders, have called on the Federal government to urgently embark on ...
He also lamented the deplorable state of the roads saying that "our trucks find it difficult now to bring construction rocks from our quarry sites before Lambata along the Suleja-Minna road because there are no good roads in Niger State anymore and ...
Niger State Peoples Democratic party (PDP) has zoned the governorship to the Niger North Senatorial Zone, ahead of the 2019 elections.
"The Forcados terminal in Delta State, one of Nigeria's biggest terminals, was scheduled to load 250,000 barrels of crude per day.
Nigeria: Niger Govt Seeks Approval to Borrow Another N2.5 Billion ... Minna - Niger State Governor, Alh Abubakar Sani Bello, has approached the house of assembly for approval for the government to borrow another N2.5bn.
The force majeure, a legal clause that allows it to stop shipments without breaching contracts, came a week after the Forcados export line was attacked by militants in the Niger Delta. It has yet to be lifted as of the time of filing ... The IEA said ...
To sum it up, here is what the 36 states got after all deductions were made. Abia N3.01 billlion, Adamawa N3.14 billion, Cross River N2.04 billion, Ekiti N2.16 billion, Edo N2.54 billion, Kaduna State N4.23 billion, Kano State N5.2 billion, Lagos State ...
Residents of Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi Local government Area of Niger State, have called for the upgrading of the township general hospital to meet the demands of the community.
Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon says the Nigerian government has not been fair in its treatment of Niger Delta communities, The Cable reports. Gowon said this on Thursday as the special guest of honour at the premiere of Oloibiri, a movie ...
Niger Delta militants have had another grave effect on Nigeria's income as all the three tiers of government in Nigeria got in September N90.2 billion less than what they got from the central pool in August, indicating that many states will again be ...
Ms. Tallen is a former Plateau State deputy governor while Mr. Ibeto is a former Niger State deputy governor. Here is the full list of the ... No one from Imo State, while Kaduna, Lagos and some other states have more than one, there is error somewhere ...
Warri - The Nigeria navy (NNS Delta) has arrested 75 persons suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering, militancy, kidnapping, impersonation and gun production in Delta State and other parts of the Niger Delta region. It uncovered the ...
No fewer than 22 Nigerian soldiers are currently recuperating in a hospital in neighbouring Niger Republic after they came under heavy firepower from Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, PREMIUM TIMES can report.
The revenue allocation to federal, states and local governments for September dropped by about N90.27 billion, as they shared a total of N420 billion for the month.
... in the Niger Delta region in the last seven days. Leadership quotes the spokesman of Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe Lieutenant-Commander Thomas Osuji as telling news agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State ...
An unspecified number of Nigerian soldiers went missing after an attack by the Boko Haram in Gashigar, a northern Borno community that borders Niger Republic, the army has said. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the soldiers were attacked at ...
Boko Haram has been waging a seven-year uprising against the Nigerian state, claiming more than 20,000 lives with the insurgency spilling over the west African nation's borders into neighbouring states. ISWAP is a faction of Boko Haram, whose leader ...
The casualties occurred during "fierce clashes" on Sunday when the group "stormed a joint position of the armies of Nigeria and Niger" in the town of Ghashghar in northeast Borno State, according to a statement released by the terrorist group. A ...
Nigeria's most famous polygamist has denied rumours of his death, saying he is still "very much alive" at 92 years old, and plans to continue taking more wives.
Niger State governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has disclosed that he will soon introduce weighing bridge law for heavy duty vehicles plying the roads in the state to the state House of Assembly even as he decried the destruction caused by the heavy ...
"You cannot formalize operatorship in the sector without inputs from the states. What we have agreed in principle with states is they are the ones to carry out first level of enumeration. The federal government is prepared to support the state to ...
The Islamic State-allied faction of Boko Haram, which last week freed 21 of more than 200 Chibok girls kidnapped in April 2014 in northeast Nigeria, is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, the Nigerian president's spokesman said ...
Residents of Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi Local government Area of Niger State, have called for the upgrading of the township general hospital to meet the ...
"I move as a former head of state to offer the nation's profound regrets and my personal apology to the good people of Oloibiri with the prayers to the present and future government at all levels in the land to work towards redressing the wrongs of the ...
After being forced to flee their homes, witnessing brutal violence and the destruction of their communities, many in northeastern Nigeria are now facing another pressing risk - severe malnutrition and even starvation. It's estimated that some 2.6 ...
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday submitted the names of 46 nominees to the Senate for clearance as ambassadors. Among the nominees are former Niger State deputy governor, Mohammed Ibeto and former lawmaker, Dr. Usman Bugaje.
Ibim Semenitari is a woman with the heart of gold. Looking at her gives you the feeling that we have a future in this country. She has demonstrated an ...
Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon says the Nigerian government has not been fair in its treatment of Niger Delta communities, The Cable reports.
The revenue allocation to federal, states and local governments for September dropped by about N90.27 billion, as they shared a total of N420 billion for the month.


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