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The U.S. said the drones at the base will target the several affiliated al-Qaeda and Islamic State groups in the Sahel countries including the Lake Chad region which is battling with the spread of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency. Local Nigerian officials and civil society have expressed concern about ... military base
The $110 million project is the largest troop labor construction project in US history, according to Air Force officials. It will cost $15 million annually to operate. Citing security reasons, no official will say how many drones will be housed at the base or whether more US personnel will be brought to the region. Already the ... US Air Force

In Numbers. 961 mt of food assistance distributed. USD 601,903 cash-based transfers made. USD 36 m six months (April-September 2018) net funding requirements, representing 52% of total* *funding requirements include all three projects. 438 802 m people assisted In MARCH 2018. ... Niger
Rome, April 24 (IANS/AKI) With support from the UN, Italy has flown 15 tonnes of medical supplies and drugs to Niger to treat the country's main ... 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 ...
Nigerien forces and their American advisers are preparing other major operations to clear out militants, military officials say. "It's essential that the American public is aware of, engaged in, and decides whether or not to support American military operations in countries around the world, including Niger," ... Drone

ABC News had confirmed through senior Nigerien officials and a western official that Niger was trying to confirm the identity of a man captured several weeks ago along the border region with Mali. Officials said the man in custody bore a resemblance to Cheffou, the head of ISIS in the Greater Sahara.
The United States ambassador to Niger, Eric P. Whitaker, said in an interview on Monday that Nigerien officials had told him and American military officers and law enforcement officials about the capture, and that American officials were waiting to get more information from the Nigerien authorities. "It is ...
NIGER - A German aid worker was kidnapped by armed men in Niger on Wednesday in a region close to the border with Mali prone to jihadist attacks, an official ... According to local officials, "two armed men in turbans" stormed in and grabbed him, killing his bodyguard and a member of the national guard. worker
The scheduled entrance test into the Niger State Civil Service Commission has been stalled by the power tussle between the chairman and ... Corroborating her colleague, another official of the commission, Hajia Asmau Usman, insisted that the CBT would not serve the interest of applicants from her zone ... worker
In my capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), I have just undertaken an official country visit to the Republic of Niger from 19 to 24 March 2018, at the invitation of the Government. The objectives of my visit were to gather first-hand information ... worker
However, according to the third Defense Department official, a lieutenant colonel in Chad had already approved both the helicopter raid based from Arlit, ... Current and former military officials said they found it highly surprising that the captain who was filling in for the regional commander in Niger — Maj. worker
DAKAR, Senegal — Security officials in Nigeria failed to act after being alerted that Boko Haram militants were on their way to a town where they eventually ... “The Nigerian authorities must investigate the inexcusable security lapses that allowed this abduction to take place without any tangible attempt to ... worker
They want to return the equipment to the US authorities "by legal means," said the statement, adding that the fighting took place "on March 11-12." It was issued by a group called GATIA, the acronym in French for the Imghad and Allies Touareg Self-Defence Force), which is pro-government, and the ... worker
US at war in 7 countries — including Niger; US Army rebuilds Afghan firebases; F-35s to India?; and just a bit more… ... Also in the report: confirmation “that the U.S. is sharing intel with the Saudis in their Yemen bombing campaign, though U.S. military officials continue to deny that they're doing so,” ... worker
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is reviewing the results of a lengthy internal investigation into the October ambush, near the border with Mali, which set off a widespread debate about why American troops are fighting a shadowy war in Niger. A military official said on Wednesday that Mr. Mattis was wrestling ... worker
United Nations Special Rapporteur Cecilia Jimenez-Damary will undertake her first official visit to Niger from 19 to 24 March 2018 to assess the human rights ... “Since the first attacks in Niger by Boko Haram in 2015, the Diffa region, in the south-eastern part of the country, has been confronted with a ... worker

U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger ... the team didn't get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, several U.S. officials familiar with the ... worker
“A few weeks after my resumption in NDPHC, Mrs. Mba approached me and pleaded with me to prevail on the MD to yield to her advice for the NDPHC to offer finanacial incentives (or bribe) to officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) so they could accelerate the release to NDPHC of the sum of N8.1 ... worker
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been grilling officials of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) over allegations of fraud. TheCable had reported various allegations of impropriety in the award of contracts at the government agency. worker
(WASHINGTON) — A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members concludes the team didn't get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, several U.S. officials familiar with the report said. It doesn't point to ... worker
The Association of Magistrates and Sharia Court Judges in Niger State have given the state government a 21-day ultimatum to address the problem of poor welfare ... They also want the government to fulfil its promise to provide them with official vehicles “to assist us in the discharge of our official functions. worker
Officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Niger State have apprehend a gang of three, including a female, allegedly involved in two separate robbery incidents involving senior Government House officials in Minna, Niger State. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the gang of three last week, broke into ... worker
Finance Minister Hassoumi Massoudou defended the proposed budget this week and vowed the government would not be cowed by demonstrations. He told a gathering of regional officials that the new law contains "virtually no measure" affecting the countryside, where 80 percent of Nigeriens live and ... worker
The U.S. general who led the investigation into the Islamic State-linked ambush last year that killed four soldiers in Niger will testify before the House on ... But the general may still be hampered from sharing details because the timing of the Pentagon's official release of the investigation is uncertain. It is on ... worker
The cost of an October 2017 battle between U.S. soldiers and ISIS fighters in Niger was high: Four Americans were killed and two were wounded. ... “Currently, Niger is not eligible for Imminent Danger Pay (IDP) meaning that any U.S. service member of official duty in Niger during the month of October 2017 ... worker
Nearly five months since four U.S. soldiers lost their lives in Niger, the U.S. military is turning its hunt for the perpetrators in the neighboring nation of Mali. ... However, during the mission, the soldiers were ordered to change their route to assist another team with investigating what intelligence officials ... worker
Washington (CNN) US military and intelligence officials believe that the ISIS fighters that ambushed and killed four US troops in Niger last October fled back across the border into Mali and have remained there since, according to an administration official directly familiar with the latest assessment. worker
They headed for the Government Girls Science and Technical College, fleeing a little while later. Originally, it was claimed many of the girls had escaped and no-one had been kidnapped. But a week later, authorities have admitted they were taken by the Islamist extremists. So, what exactly is going on? worker
NIAMEY, Niger — In a bare suite of prefab offices, inside a compound off a dirt road, French bureaucrats are pushing France's borders thousands of miles .... United Nations officials are allowed to enter the government-run camps to look for potential asylum cases — principally Eritreans and Somalis, whose ... worker
What is not disputed is that a small U.S. special operations team led by a captain came under attack in a remote swath of terrain in western Niger where military officials say they were conducting an advise-and-assist mission. However, a report by The New York Times, citing unnamed sources, said the ... worker
The New York Times is reporting that a draft military investigation into the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger last year calls for the Pentagon to reduce the number of ground missions in West Africa. Military officials with knowledge of the findings told the newspaper the investigation also concludes that ... worker
The FBI is assisting Niger authorities in the investigation of the deaths of four US servicemen, a law enforcement official tells CNN, a routine step for the ... the October 2017 ambush in Niger by ISIS affiliated fighters that killed four US soldiers has been completed, according to several US defense officials. worker
The Presidency has sacked two top officials of the Niger State school feeding committee THISDAY can authoritatively report. According to a source, the Niger State government has been told by the Presidency to transfer the scheme to the state Ministry of Women Affairs for “better management and ... worker
In the era of Benghazi and Extortion 17, whenever a military defeat happens, our first reaction is to find the scapegoat, some incompetent official we can blame for screwing up and getting good people killed. As Benghazi showed us, bureaucratic incompetence can cost lives, but in the case of Extortion 17, ... Militant
“There is hope for Nigeria. The victory of President Buhari, up till now, not many Nigerians have understood it; it was a political revolution. “What it has brought is that you can contest and win election even when you do not have money.'' “God-fatherism' was instituted to control elected officials so that they ... Militant
WFP and government authorities are preparing the launch of the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) on 8 December, 2017 at the Niamey Congress Centre. Training of the country technical team will take place from 4 to 6 December. This exercise aims to estimate the economic costs of child malnutrition by ... Militant
“The Nigerian Government will continue to engage the Saudi authorities in negotiations so that they will not be executed,” the Foreign Ministry assured. ... the troubled Nigerians from death row, the Nigerian embassy simply requested for the file numbers of the inmates from the prison officials and nothing ... Militant
The two students were attacked by the hoodlums on their way home after school hours in front of the gate of the Niger State College of Education, Minna. Governor Sani-Bello who was on an official assignment to Tunga Malam, in Paikoro Local Government area ordered his convoy to stop at the sight of the ... Militant
Niger court jails 'coup plotters' for up to 15 years ... Niamey - A military court in Niger on Friday handed down jail terms of between five and 15 years to nine soldiers and a civilian accused of seeking to overthrow President ... Two dozen people - soldiers, customs officials and civilians - were arrested. Militant
US military investigating Niger ambush Twitter posts ... The US is assisting Niger authorities in the investigation of the deaths of four servicemen. ... Two officials said that under standard procedures some military personnel mentioned in the report may be given a final opportunity to look at the conclusions. Militant
The Pentagon is investigating a series of Twitter posts that appear to show images and footage of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) raid in Niger that killed ... armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades near a village called Tongo Tongo, in an assault that U.S. officials believe was a set-up. Militant
APC officials kidnapped by gunmen in Niger ... Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted seven people including officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Munya Local Government of Niger State, along the Sarkin Power-Minna road on Thursday after a meeting at Sarkin Pawa, the council ... Militant
Two American and two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria, police say. Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy. The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their ... Militant
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 ... Militant
The Pentagon has declined to release details about the commando team's exact mission. U.S. officials have said the joint U.S.-Niger patrol had been asked to assist a second American commando team hunting for a senior IS member. The team had been asked to go to a location where the insurgent had ... Militant
Washington (CNN) With the Pentagon's final report into the October ambush of a Green Beret-led team in Niger expected by the end of January, CNN is ... Two US officials told CNN the military investigation could be followed by administrative action against more than one officer involved in planning and ... Militant
Residents in Ndoro community, in Ekeremor Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa, have fled the community for fear of invasion by security agencies following the murder and beheading of a security operative by militants.Our Correspondent learned on Friday that the security official was negotiating with ... Militant
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), says it is targeting 2, 596 federal pensioners in the on-going verification exercise in Niger State. Malam Abubakar Aboki, the Chief Pension Officer, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Minna on Wednesday. He said that already about 1, ... Militant


 

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