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Niger Energy and Petroleum Minister Foumakoye Gado said: "The development of the oil and gas industry in the Agadem Rift Basin is expected to be transformative for both the Diffa region and Niger as whole and is a national priority for our country. We are therefore delighted that the Bushiya-1 well ...
The airlift followed a request from Niger's authorities and the medical kits - which contain items that are hard to find in the impoverished country - will help the local population, Alfano said. The aid flight took off from the UN Humanitarian Assistance (UNHRD) base in the southern Italian port city of ...

Highlights. ▫ In the month of February, in the Diffa region, attacks by non-state armed groups and inter-community conflict continued, displacing 407 household. ▫ Following an attack on January 17th on the village of N'Zouett, Tillabery region, at the border with Mali, populations were forced by ...
Niger (MNN) -- In Niger, malnutrition affects a large portion of people, especially children under the age of five. "Statistics show that every woman in Niger has 7.5 children, and that is between 40 and 50 percent of the children in Niger, and these children are under the age of five. And all the children ...
British independent oil and gas company Savannah Petroleum plc announced Monday that an oil discovery has been made at the Bushiya-1 exploration well, located onshore south east Niger. Preliminary results indicate that the well has encountered an estimated 33 feet of net oil bearing ...
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, Imo, ...
Drone base in Niger ramps up a US war. AIR BASE 201, Niger — Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in the United States' global shadow war. At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 ...
Niger's main university campus of Niamey, the biggest in Niger, was closed on Wednesday April 18 until further notice. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. This follows violent demonstrations by students who are demanding the reinstatement of five of their classmates, expelled in mid-March.
NIAMEY, Niger — More than six months ago, a group of U.S. soldiers rushed to reach a spot in the scrubland of Niger after intelligence officials intercepted a signal from the cellphone of a terrorist known as Doundoun Cheffou. He wasn't there, but hours later four of the Americans were killed in an ambush ...
Niger, a land-locked sub-Saharan nation, has the world's fourth-largest uranium reserves – around 7% of the global total. While Niger's uranium lights the Eiffel Tower and one-third of households in France, the people of Niger – the owners of this wealth – have lived in the dark, struggling with chronic ...
Population flow monitoring (FMP) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points in the Agadez region of Niger. Flow monitoring points are ...
The management of the Niger Basin Authority, on Tuesday, expressed worry over the continuous shrinkage of the River Niger, linking it to the impact of ... The Executive Secretary, Dr Abderahim Hamid, said this at the opening of the 36th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin ...
Savannah Petroleum has kicked off drilling at the first of its planned three-well programme in the Agadem Rift basin in Niger. The UK player spun the bit on the Bushiya-1 probe on Block R3 of the R3/R4 production sharing contract in the southeast of the country on 31 March. Drilling is set to take 35 to 40 ...
WorldStage Newsonline– Nigeria's Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, has identified that repeated delay in the payment of dues by member countries of Niger Basin Authority were responsible for major constrains in execution of projects. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at the 36th Ordinary ...
Mr Dibal Yakadi , the Commissioner of Police in Niger, on Tuesday, said the state command recorded zero crime during the just concluded Easter festivities. Yakadi told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that officers deployed to man different flash points in the state had demonstrated commitment to ...

Looters' list: FG after me for refusing to join APC – Former Niger Gov, Aliyu. Published ... Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu has said he did not loot the state treasury during his eight year tenure in the state. ... Aliyu said that as a governor, he served the people of Niger to the best of his ability.
NIAMEY, NIGER (AFP) - At least five civilians were killed and several others wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in south-east Niger, near the border with Nigeria, according to local sources. "The BH (Boko Haram) came to the market place early Friday (March 23) evening, they shot the ...
A Malian militia said it had a sport utility vehicle abandoned by US Special Forces in neighbouring Niger during a deadly ambush last October and offered to ... Four US Special Forces members and at least four Nigerien soldiers were killed in the raid in the western Niger village of Tongo Tongo by militants ...
WASHINGTON — Green Berets working with government forces in Niger killed 11 Islamic State militants in a firefight in December, the U.S. military acknowledged for the first time Wednesday. The battle occurred two months after four U.S. soldiers died in an ambush in another part of Niger — and after ...
July 2014: A large number of displaced people from southern Nigeria begin arriving in Niger's Diffa region from northern Nigeria. With local resources exhausted, host communities were unable to cope with the situation. Access to water, sanitation and primary health care was critically low, and immediate ...
A militia in Mali says it has recovered weapons and a vehicle abandoned by US special forces during a deadly ambush in Niger last year, and is prepared to return them to the Americans. The Tuareg rebel group says it seized the battered four-wheel-drive and two rifles during clashes with "bandits" on the ...
Earlier this month the Department of Defense approved imminent danger pay for US troops serving in Niger, Mali, and certain areas of Cameroon. The designation is retroactive to June 2017 meaning that the US troops who were involved in the recent firefights in Niger could be eligible to receive the ...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Tuareg rebel leader said Tuesday that members of his group have recovered an American vehicle that was stolen in the ambush in Niger in which four U.S. forces were killed in October. The vehicle taken during the attack in Tongo Tongo, Niger was found on the Malian side of the ...
They say it has led to even more appalling conditions for people hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea. One refugee from Niger has told Al Jazeera he was captured, bought and sold while in Libya, before seeking safety in Tunisia. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Zarzis, Tunisia.
WASHINGTON — Green Berets working with government forces in Niger killed 11 Islamic State militants in a firefight in December, the American military acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday. The battle occurred two months after four United States soldiers died in an ambush in another part of Niger ...
FILE - In a Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, U.S. Central Command Command Commander, Army Gen. Joseph Votel, speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited ...
The Nigerian Navy says it will assist the Niger Government in tackling transnational crimes in Shagunu community of Borgu Local Government Area of the state. Commodore Olu Bankole, the Command Operations Officer, who led a delegation to the state, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly ...
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger says it has mobilised over 1,500 operatives to ensure a hitch-free visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Thursday. NSCDC Commandant in the state, Philip Ayuba, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ...
U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, ...
A video alleged to be that of security operatives in the convoy of Governor of Niger state, Sani Bello, opening fire at some residents of Bida town has emerged online.The video, which has since gone viral, showed a group of youths chanting 'one term' as the governor and his convoy drove through Bidda, ...
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), said the Federal Government has so far offered employment to 350 Niger Delta ex-agitators who graduated from various tertiary institutions across the world. He said ...
The four Army Special Forces personnel killed by ISIS militants in Niger last year as part of the Department of Defense's deepening counterterrorism fight across Africa are unlikely to be the last U.S. service members to die in combat there. That is, unless the Pentagon invests heavily in its rapid-response ...
The situation deteriorated with the first attacks in Niger territory in 2015. There are over 250,000 displaced persons in the region (108,470 refugees, 129,015 IDPs and 14,820 returnees – Govt. of Niger, Oct 2017). The majority live in spontaneous sites or with the local population, while UNHCR manages ...
These images provided by the U.S. Army show, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. All four were killed in Niger, when a joint patrol ...
It is true the recent events shook the Burkinabe people. But I assure you that the Burkinabe people will remain standing and that we will end terrorism no matter what the sacrifices we must make”,Kabore said.. The G5 Sahel force is made up of troops from Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.
WASHINGTON (CBSNews) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a propaganda video Sunday to show how supposedly invincible they are. CBS News chose to air parts of the video which the militants captured from a helmet camera worn by one of the four soldiers killed in the ambush in ...
An ISIL propaganda video showing the deadly ambush of American troops in Niger raised questions on Monday as to the nature of the mission and why the soldiers had been left so vulnerable. The October 4 attack occurred as a unit of 12 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops returned ...
Their decision was contained in a letter sent through chairman of Niger State Judicial Service Commission to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. The letter, dated March 1, 2018, and jointly signed by Gimba Gabi Chairman, Magistrates Association of Nigeria, and Muhammad Dalibi Chairman Sharia Judges ...
A propaganda video released by the Islamic State terrorist group shows part of what happened in the attack that killed four American soldiers in Niger last year. The clip appeared to come from the helmet of one of the soldiers killed last October, when 11 special forces members and around 30 Nigerian ...
The suspects; Mohammed Surajo 21, Shafi Mohammed 19, Mohammed Abubakar, 19 and Musa Iiya, 16 were arrested in Barkin Sale, Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger. Mr Philip Ayuba, the corps commandant,confirming the incident to newsmen in Minna on Monday said the suspects ...
The Executive Director, Environmental Right Action, (ERA), Dr. Godwin Ojo, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would not address the lingering crisis in the oil-rich Niger Delta, noting that halt of oil spills and gas flaring, the root causes of the agitation in the zone, were not captured in the piece of ...
Former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Nsima Ekere, is the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. In this interview in Lagos, Ekere outlines the issues and challenges he has faced in his assignment. He speaks on how he ...
In a region where more children are seen as a sign of wealth, family planning is almost unthinkable, especially among the menfolk. But in Niger, family husband schools that teach men how to plan and take care of their families have become very popular. With the support of Mercy Corps, a global ...
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 ...
WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a propaganda video Sunday to show how supposedly invincible they are. CBS News chose to air parts of the video which the militants captured from a helmet camera worn by one of the four soldiers killed in the ambush in Niger on Oct. 4, ...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday stormed Paiko town for what it described as “a mega meeting” of its members in the Niger East senatorial and vowed to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year's election. Thousands of party faithful from the nine local government ...
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 ...
Masses march in Niger to back budget. Africa; Sunday 4 March 2018 - 6:22pm. Demonstrators march in Niamey to protest against Niger's 2018 budget law on January 14, 2018. Photo: BOUREIMA HAMA / AFP. NIAMEY - Tens of thousands of supporters of Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou marched in the capital, ...


 

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