Latest News, Events and Happenings in Niger News.en-usNorthern group dissociates from Gumi’s comment on military elders, under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development , have dissociated from recent comments credited to an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, wherein he accused the military of triggering the raging ba <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 PAP advocates improvised empowerment model for ex-militants Presidential Amnesty Programme has said that its improvised youth empowerment model remains the best approach to sustainable rehabilitation of former militants.PAP&rsquo;s Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio , who made the <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 When leaders play the ethnic cards Bala MohammedEvents across the country in the recent times especially, the increase in the numbers of mobile terrorists masquerading as herders in dispensing their nefarious operation have shown clearly that open grazing in cattle business is no lo <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 HOMEF seeks vigorous environmental justice campaign in Niger Delta for Mother Health Foundation , has declared that said the ruling of the Dutch Appeal Court against Shell Petroleum Development Company over environmental offences offers the people some hope that their fight for justice is yieldi <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Wike accuses NDDC of spending N10 billion to unseat him State governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday accused the management of Niger Delta Development Commission of spending N10 billion in a failed bid to unseat him. x &ldquo;You can imagine NDDC wasting ten billion to remove me here, is the money not wast <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Akeredolu sworn in for second term Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he plans to focus on agriculture and youth empowerment during his second term in office.Akeredolu said this at his inauguration for second term in office alongside his deputy, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa on Wedne <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 COVID-19: NCDC reports 571 new Infections, 12 death for Feb. 23 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 571 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 153, 187.The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.The News Agency of Nigeria (N <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Death toll in Boko Haram on Nigeria's Maiduguri rises to 16 death toll from a Boko Haram mortar attack on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has risen to 16, security sources said Wednesday.Jihadists on Tuesday fired two volleys of explosives on the densely-populated city.&#8220;The death toll <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Northern elders dissociate selves from Gumi’s position on Armed Forces of Nigeria elders have dissociated themselves from recent comments credited to an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, wherein he accused the military of triggering the raging banditry in parts of the North. Specifically, the Kaduna-based Islamic cler <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 PANDEF faults Gumi for calling herdsmen militants Pan Niger Delta Forum, has condemned comments credited to Islamic Cleric, Ahmad Gumi, in which he likened armed Fulani herdsmen as militants fighting for ethnic survival and not bandits.In a statement issued by its National Publicity Se <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 24 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Bazoum wins Niger election as clashes erupt Police clash with Niger&#8217;s opposition supporters protesting in the streets of Niamey on Febuary 23, 2021 after the announcement of the country&#8217;s presidential run-off results. Former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate of Niger <br>GuardianBestNairaTue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Trade restrictions, climate change threaten Nigeria’s food supply researchers and agricultural scientists have said that stockpiling and trade restrictions by countries producing major food grains could lead to intercontinental food shortage, hunger and malnutrition for food import-dependent countries. x The <br>GuardianBestNairaTue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Senate panel wants NDDC management arrested over N6.2b COVID-19 palliatives Committee on Ethics, Privilege and Public Petitions has resolved that a warrant of arrest be issued on the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission , Effiong Akwa, to appear before it and explain how N6.2b COVID-19 pa <br>GuardianBestNairaTue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 ‘Bauchi governor should apologise for backing herdsers on carrying guns’ State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed should apologise to Nigerians over his comment that herdsmen should carry guns and other weapons to defend themselves.Governor Ortom, who stated this yesterday, <br>GuardianBestNairaTue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Kagara abduction, pointer to lessons not learnt It&rsquo;s a pity that the #BringBackOurBoys has suddenly died down. It&rsquo;s a pity that yet another group of schoolboys has been abducted. And it&rsquo;s a pity that we don&rsquo;t actually know what will happen next.By Wednesday, February 17, <br>GuardianBestNairaTue, 23 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100