Latest News, Events and Happenings in Niger News.en-usWhy 2nd Niger Bridge is delayed – Fashola;begins road intervention in 14 Fed.Universities, FG commences repairs of 53 critical roads nationwide By Favour Nnabugwu ABUJA- As part of activities to mark his three years in office, the Minister of Power, Works &#038; Housing, Mr Babatunde <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 I have a dream of a new Nigeria – Oby Ezekwesili Minister of Solid Minerals and Education Dr Oby Ezekwesili has said that she has a dream for a new Nigeria.Dr. Oby Ezekwesili said this during the formal unveiling of her roadmap to lift 80 million Nigerians out of poverty and unlock prosperi <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Obasanjo accuses state governments of incapacitating, stealing LG funds Daud OlatunjiABEOKUTA- Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Monday came hard on state governors who were opposing Local Government autonomy ,accusing them of incapacitating the councils financially. SOME STATE GOVERNORSThe former Preside <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 We have delivered visible achievements — Fashola Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, says his ministry has delivered visible and qualitative achievements to Nigerians since his appointment in November, 2015.Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde FasholaFashola <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Flood: Amnesty Office distributes N90m relief materials to Niger Delta communities Presidential Amnesty Programme has begun distribution of relief materials worth N90 million to some communities ravaged by flood recently in the Niger Delta. Mr Murphy Ganagana, Special Assistant to PAP Coordinator, Prof. Charles D <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 2019: ‘We are ready to conduct free, fair elections’ Resident Electoral Commissioner in Niger, Prof. Sam Egwu, said on Monday that the commission was committed to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019.Egwu gave the assurance at a two-day workshop in Minna on implementation of electi <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Money, money everywhere and yet more debt!! Henry BoyoTHE IMF Country Chief, Amine Mati, who spoke at the presentation of the Regional Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, in Abuja, last Thursday , was clearly concerned that, despite Nigeria&rsquo;s very modest projected growt <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Oil Exploration: We’re now living like animals —N-Delta agitators Levinus NwabughioguABUJA&mdash;A coalition of Niger Delta agitators has decried the level of environmental degradation and lack of essential amenities in the oil communities of Akwa Ibom State, pleading for urgent government intervention to save <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 N-Delta group to FG: Why aren’t our seaports functional? Jeremiah UrowayinoNiger Delta Support Group, NIDSG, has demanded an explanation from the Federal Government on the state of seaports in the region, saying it needs to know why the seaports are not functioning like Apapa and Tin Can Island ports <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Why I withdrew my support for Okowa in 2015 — UDUAGHAN *Says, I had fears of him becoming governorImmediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has given reasons on why he withdrew his support from his successor, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa during the 2014 PDP governorship primaries in the s <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Man breaks into IBB Guest House Wole MosadomiMinna&mdash;A 26-year-old man, Joseph Peter, has been apprehended by the Niger State Police Command for breaking into IBB Guest House located in Shango area of Minna, the state capital, stealing four phones, one power bank and the su <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Crocodiles are not comedians, they don’t smile Owie LakemfaTHE Nigerian Army on November 1, flagged off &ldquo;Operation Crocodile Smile Three 2018&rsquo;&rsquo; in Bayelsa State while that of Delta State was launched the next day. The &lsquo;Operation&rsquo; is in the Niger Delta whi <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Umuchinemere MfB laments as bad loans erode profitability by 46% Providence EmmanuelUMUCHINEMERE Pro-credit Microfinance Bank, UPMfB has recorded 46 percent decline in profitability in the financial year ended December 31, 2017, due to incidences of bad loans. NairaCBN revokes 9 micro-finance banks&rsquo; lic <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Buhari govt’s prudent management of resources has boosted development – vp osinbajo corruption must be tackled by all for country to make progress*Urges religious leaders to continue to preach peace, work for the country&#8217;s unity The prudent management of resources by the Buhari administration has helped it achieve far mo <br>VanguardBestNairaSun, 11 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 2019: Why Igbo should vote for Buhari – BYO Vincent UjumaduAwka &#8211; A POLITICAL support group, the Buhari Youth Organization, BYO, weekend gave reasons why it is necessary for the electorate in the Igbo- speaking states to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election, argui <br>VanguardBestNairaSun, 11 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100