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Four soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Niger

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Four soldiers were killed and eight others seriously injured by a roadside bomb in southeastern Niger, a region hit by jihadist attacks, the government said. The troops were pursuing...

Tue Jan 19th, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria’s rail costs exceed AU’s estimates by over 100%

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An investigation has shown that the average cost per kilometer (km) of the newly contracted Kano-Maradi rail line exceeds similar projects under the Programme for Infrastructure Development in...

Tue Jan 19th, 2021     Read More →

In spite of strides made, Kwara governor AbdulRazaq faces internal opposition

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Two basic issues are currently tearing Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) apart. They are the desire by Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazak to change the style of governance for...

Tue Jan 19th, 2021     Read More →

New CP asks criminals to leave Ebonyi

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The new Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police (CP), Aliyu Garba, has warned criminals to leave the state, as he is in the state to ensure robust policing. Issuing the warning after taking over from...

Tue Jan 19th, 2021     Read More →

Elumelu assures of shared prosperity, economic devt, acquires 45% in OML 17

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Tony Elumelu The investment of over $1billion by Heirs Holding’s in the acquisition of the strategic OML 17 from Shell, ENI and Total, is expected to deepen commitment between host...

Tue Jan 19th, 2021     Read More →

Alleged N1.9bn fraud: Court orders trial of ex-Niger Gov Aliyu to continue

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Former Niger State Governor, Babangida AliyuThe Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the resumption of trial in the N1.9 billion money laundering charge against former Governor of Niger,...

Mon Jan 18th, 2021     Read More →

Police arrest 247 suspects over banditry, kidnapping, culpable homicide in Niger in 2020

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The Police Command in Niger said it had arrested about 247 suspects over banditry, kidnapping, culpable homicide and other crimes committed in different parts of the state in 2020. The...

Mon Jan 18th, 2021     Read More →

WAFU U-17 final: Win the trophy, get ‘handsomely’ rewarded, Senate president tells Eaglets

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Golden Eaglets The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has pledged to handsomely reward the Golden Eaglets if they win the ongoing WAFU Zone B Under-17 championship in Togo, the News Agency of Nigeria...

Mon Jan 18th, 2021     Read More →

Niger pupils resume January 25

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Primary and secondary school pupils in Niger State will resume academic activities on January 25, 2021. x In a statement at the weekend, the Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hanatu Salihu,...

Mon Jan 18th, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria army retakes military base from jihadists

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Nigerian troops regained control of a military base in the northeast hours after it was seized by jihadists, sources told AFP on Sunday. Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group...

Sun Jan 17th, 2021     Read More →

COVID-19: NCDC reports 1,598 new infections, 7 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday reported 1,598 new cases of COVID-19 with seven deaths. The NCDC, on its official Twitter handle, said the total infections in the country...

Sun Jan 17th, 2021     Read More →

Does Southwest need federal development commission?

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Senator Ibikunle Amosun Let me state from the outset that the specific objective of this article is to engage the power elite in Western Nigeria, the most developed region in Nigeria, on why they...

Sun Jan 17th, 2021     Read More →

Akwa Ibom NUJ urges members to mobilise rural dwellers for NIN registration

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Akwa Ibom State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has urged its members to mobilise rural dwellers in the state to register for the National Identification Number (NIN). Similarly,...

Sun Jan 17th, 2021     Read More →

Jihadists seize military base in northeast Nigeria

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Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group have captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Saturday....

Sat Jan 16th, 2021     Read More →

COVID-19: NCDC records 1,867 new infections

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 107,345. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter...

Sat Jan 16th, 2021     Read More →