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Barely three weeks after 13 people lost their lives on the Bida-Minna road in Niger State, another accident on the same road on Monday reportedly claimed 16 lives. This time, the accident occurred at Kakapangi after Katearegi town in the Katcha Local government Area of the state. According to an ...
The FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF) Programme in Niger State says it has spent N437 million on constructing a road and rehabilitating two dams in three local government areas of the state. Baba Shaba, the Communication Officer of FADAMA III (AF) Programme in Niger, said this known in an ...

One person has been confirmed dead and two others, including a police officer, injured in a fresh clash between two rival Islamic sects in Munya Local government Area of Niger State. Eyewitnesses said the clash broke out between the Darikah and Izala Islamic sects over the timing of the observance of ...
The Wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello has expressed dismay over poor state of cancer care and the lack of treatment centers in the ... Bello stated this after the signing of a N400 billion Memorandum of Understanding ( MOU ) between the Niger state government, Raise Foundation and ...
Niamey - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Niger assisted more than 10,000 migrants to return home in 2017. The returnees included Nigeriens and third-country nationals, mostly from Sub-Saharan countries. In 2017, a total of over 3,500 Nigerien migrants were assisted with voluntary humanitarian ...
In 2016, the UN rated Niger the 2nd least developed country in the world with chronic high levels of malnutrition and poverty. Recurring climate shocks have left the country unable to produce enough food for its ever-growing population. While Niger itself is at peace, conflict and epidemics in neighboring ...

(ANSA) - Rome, January 15 - Italy's mission in Niger is to fight illicit traffic at the request of he Niger government, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said ... "Niger is on the southern border of Libya and our task will be to help the Niger armed forces to control an area crossed by armed bands", he told the ...
Forced at 15. The West African country of Niger has the highest rate of child marriage in the world. This tradition jeopardises the future of the young girls forced into such marriages and endangers their health. But more and more girls are fighting back. A web-documentary by Dirk Gilson ...
Niger has been welcoming refugees from Mali since the outbreak of conflict in 2012, and continues to welcome new arrivals. They are hosted in 3 camps in the Tillabery region, a refugee hosting area (ZAR) in Tahoua region, and the remainder in the urban areas of Niamey and Ayorou. There are currently ...
FILE - 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 ...
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that youth empowerment remains the major priority of his administration, adding that the government will continue to support any programme that will reduce the number of the unemployed in the state. Governor Bello made this known in Tafa town ...
Senator Aliyu Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, has sponsored 40 indigenes of Sokoto State to undergo various degree programmes at the Maryam Abacha American University, Maradi, Niger Republic. Wamakko, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and ...
The senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, Aliyu Wamakko, has sponsored 40 indigenes of Sokoto State to undergo various degree programmes at the Maryam Abacha American University, Maradi, Niger Republic. Wamakko, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and ...
"We want to state categorically that the Niger Delta people in whose land nearly all mineral resources that feed the country are derived, are not impatient but have been patient with the constant marginalization, embezzlement of our God-given resources, environmental degradation, pollution and abject ...
militants from the Niger Delta region of the country, yesterday, picked holes in President Muhammadu Buhari's New Year speech, saying he did not show sign of seriousness. The agitators said Buhari's speech on January 1 did not show that his government was not ready to implement the agreement ...
Niger's Arab minority is now responsible for more than 60% of Niger's industries and 90% of its transport. Most bus lines linking Niger to West Africa are owned by them. They have shares in local airline companies and own several factories. It's a change from days gone by - with a policy of ethnic inclusion ...
The Niger state police Command said on Sunday that it had arrested Simon Jacob, 26 and Schamsudeen Mohammed, 28, of Yangalo Village in the Magama Local government Area of the state for murder. the suspects were reportedly trailed and apprehended by a team of policemen attached to Nasko ...

SIR: Niger South Senatorial district of Niger State comprises of eight local governments, namely; Agaie, Bida, Lapai, Edati, Gbako, Katcha, Lavun and Mokwa. The zone is not only endowed with vast arable land, but, endowed with abundant human resources. Just as Nigerians are clamoring for bold ...
Thousands of people demonstrated in the Nigerian capital Niamey on Sunday against the 2018 finance law been seen as "antisocial". ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The protesters marched at the call of two opposition political coalitions before holding a rally in front of the Parliament building, ...
"Nigerians will see the completion of the second Niger Bridge as one of the dividends of democracy under President Muhammadu Buhari's administration," Uzor told Newsmen in a telephone interview. He commended the FRSC and police for ensuring free flow of traffic and security of lives during the ...
The All progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State has removed Majority Leader of the House of Assembly, Ibrahim Dandodo. Dandodo, who represents Rijau Constituency, will be replaced with Nura Garba (Kontagora I). The sack was contained in a letter to the Assembly, where the party requested it to ...
The Niger State government has raked in an unprecedented N21.7 billion from the federal government in the last couple of months. The state got N8.6 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), N5.9 billion from the Development Fund and N7.2 billion from the Paris Club refund. The House of Assembly ...
Yesterday, we published part one of Justice Peter Umeadi's speech in Asaba at the gathering of the old boys of the University of Nigeria's Jackson College of Mass Communications which amounted to a review of the life and works of Emma Okocha, author of Blood on the Niger. Here is the concluding part:.
The Buhari administration is committed to promoting the establishment of privately financed modular refineries so as to increase local refining capacity, create jobs, ensure peace and stability in the Niger Delta region, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The initiative which featured prominently in ...
Moussa Tchangari had been accused of subversion and treason in 2015 when he published an article against the decision of the Niger government to order all villagers and fishermen living along the shores of Lake Chad to vacate their villages on foot and within three days. All villagers found after three ...
ROME - Italy aims to deploy up to 470 troops to Niger to help tackle people-smuggling, the military General Staff said on Thursday. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday some of the 1,400 Italian troops now stationed in Iraq could be transferred to the Sahel region in West Africa - which includes ...
In early October, four American soldiers were killed in an ambush by a small band of Islamic State militants during a mission in Niger. But much remains unknown about what happened. For instance, how did Sergeant La David Johnson get separated from his unit, and why did it take two days to find his body? Was he killed ...
We must not leave the Sahel in the hands of terrorists," he said late Friday amid 500 soldiers with Operation Barkhane at Niger's airport in Niamey, the capital. In a show of support for French troops based in Niger and in the festive spirit of Christmas, Macron brought with him the chef from the Elysee ...
FILE - In this Dec.19, 2017 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his tie at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. As Macron turns 40 Thursday, he's wrapping up a remarkable year. In the seven months since he won a long-shot presidential bid, he has proved to be a key leader in Europe and in the ...
Niger will start in January 2018 the country's migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), and then all broadcasts will be in digital format, an official source has revealed.The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Communication, Abdoulaye Coulibaly, supervised Saturday the official delivery of ...
The Federal government said on Friday the Ogoni clean-up exercise would serve as template towards the clean-up of other areas in the Niger Delta. The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Jubril Ibrahim, stated this at a one-day Roundtable meeting with stakeholders on Ogoni clean-up project ...
Niger Delta students on Thursday called on the Federal government to as a matter of urgency quash all charges preferred against Ex-militant leader, High Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo, in the courts. The students comprising members of the National Association of Gbaramatu ...
ROME - Italy aims to deploy up to 470 troops to Niger to help tackle people-smuggling, the military General Staff said on Thursday. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday some of the 1,400 Italian troops now stationed in Iraq could be transferred to the Sahel region in West Africa - which includes ...
Daredevil robbers armed with sophisticated weapons in the early hours of Thursday raided Thaza community in Suleja town of Niger State. The robbers, who were said to be about 30 in number, stormed the community in three buses at about 6.30am and blocked all the entry and exit points. According to ...
Some robbers said to be armed with sophisticated weapons in the early hours of Thursday raided Thaza community in Suleja, Niger State. Northern City News learnt that the hoodlums, numbering about 30, stormed the community in three buses at about 6.30am. They were said to have blocked all the ...
In early October, four American soldiers were killed in an ambush by a small band of Islamic State militants during a mission in Niger. But much remains unknown about what happened. For instance, how did Sergeant La David Johnson get separated from his unit, and why did it take two days to find his ...
The lawmakers, however, rejected the nomination of the immediate past Commissioner for agriculture, Kabiru Musa. Three other nominees, George Koche, Danjuma Sallau and Isah Kanko were not screened due to pending cases of petitions against them to be resolved by the House Committee on Public ...
Moussa Tchangari had been accused of subversion and treason in 2015 when he published an article against the decision of the Niger government to order all villagers and fishermen living along the shores of Lake Chad to vacate their villages on foot and within three days. All villagers found after three ...
Italy is to deploy hundreds of soldiers to a desert fort in Niger to confront people- traffickers who send Africans across the Sahara and the Mediterranean. Special forces will be among the 470 troops to be dispatched 60 miles south of the Libyan border to Fort Madama, a military outpost built by the French in ...
The IYC disclosed that Mr. Daniel Ezekiel, recently released from DSS detention after more than a year without trial, told the IYC President that there are 50 people of Niger Delta origin in DSS detention. Among those in detention, said the group, are Messrs. Alex Odogu, IYC Spokesman, Abuja Chapter; ...
The ambush that killed four American soldiers in Niger two months ago took everyone by surprise: the U.S. government, AFRICOM and West Africa analysts alike. But it shouldn't have: Salafi-jihadi groups have been operating in the region for years. These groups take advantage of fragile governance and ...
One person has been killed and two others abducted as unknown gunmen invaded Zazzaga village in Minna local government area of Niger State. The 10-man gang reportedly stormed the village and invaded the house of one Sale Danjuma. They abducted two people at the place. While the gunmen ...
In an exclusive interview with France 24, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said that if Sahel countries do not take measures, the security situation in the region could "continue to deteriorate". Amid a rise in violence in neighbouring Mali, Issoufou warned that the Malian state "could collapse and we ...
The deadly ambush that killed four army Special Forces personnel in Niger on Oct. 4, and the resulting rescue operation, were clouded by misinformation and poor planning, according to two extensive new reports. One report suggests that one of the American KIAs, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, remained ...
This update is requesting a no-cost one month timeframe extension (New end date: 12 January 2018) to enable completion of distribution of NFI and shelter kits. Indeed, procurement was delayed by administrative formalities at the Niger Customs, since the needed NFI/ Shelter tool kits were requested from ...
According to him, the kidnappers, who were dislodged from the Abuja-Kaduna expressway had shifted base to Munya area of Niger State and were ... Commenting, the Niger State Commissioner of police, Dibal Yaradi, said nine people were kidnapped in communities in Munya and Shiroro LGAs from ...
Nearly all incidents of forced labour were reported to have taken place in Libya (98%), with the remainder in Niger, Nigeria and Algeria. Working as bricklayer other construction-related labour, farm work, cleaning and housekeeping were the most frequently mentioned occupations. Five Nigerian women ...
What did officials at U.S. Africa Command know about the fate of Sgt. La David Johnson, and when did they know it? On October 4, U.S. Special Forces soldiers, operating alongside local troops, were ambushed by Islamist militants in the West African nation of Niger. The next day, AFRICOM announced ...
Residents from the capital, Bamako, flock to the secondary city to escape the busyness of everyday life and absorb the sights, sounds and colors of the Festival sur le Niger, along the banks of the Niger river. The attractions include traditional dances and performances, theatre plays and music showcases.
A newly-born baby has drowned, few minutes after it was delivered in a canoe on River Kaduna. The river passes through the village of Kwata and Wushishi town, headquarters of Wushishi Local government Area in Niger State. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. last Tuesday, when the baby's mother ...


 

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