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Fayose said: “You are in our state at a time like this when we have to do our civic responsibility to Nigeria and Ekiti State. “I will not and I will never ask ... The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday appealed to Niger State for the speedy construction of the state's orientation camp. Speaking at the ...
... Memorandum of Understanding, GMoU between the Bayelsa State Government, Dodo River communities and Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Mr. Berry Negerese has described the GMoU as a veritable instrument for meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Niger-Delta region.

Shortly after he emerged from the August 25, 1985, coup as leader of Nigeria's new military regime, General Ibrahim Babangida was asked why, departing ... But if those who have their children and wards studying there ever suffer from buyers' remorse, they should remember that its proprietor is Niger State ...
No fewer than 300 people have had free surgery in a medical outreach organised by the Sani Bello Foundation in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State. The beneficiaries who included men, women, youths and children were operated on for appendicitis, fibroid, lumps, hernia, thyroid, goitre ...
The United States government has released a condemnatory human rights report on Nigeria ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit. ... persons, and external displacement of an estimated 205,000 Nigerian refugees to neighboring countries, principally Cameroon, Chad, and Niger,” the report said.
The drones at the base are expected to target several different al-Qaida and Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in countries throughout the Sahel, a sprawling region just south of the Sahara, including the area around Lake Chad, where the Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency has spread. As the U.S. puts ...

Market Development in Niger Delta (MADE), a DFID funded five year programme (2013 – 2018) using the Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate sustainable inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors across the states in the Niger Delta will hold dissemination workshops in Delta, Imo, ...
Minna — Senator David Umaru representing Niger East senatorial zone in the National Assembly has opposed the plan by the Niger State Government to obtain a N21.5 billion Sukuk bond and has also told the members of the state House of Assembly not to give their nod to the request. Umaru said the ...
The Police Command in Niger, Thursday, said that a police Sergeant, Jibril Abubakar, was killed and his rifle taken away when gunmen attacked its Divisional Police Station at Kutigi in Lavun Local Government Area of the state. The command's Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, told ...
The Niger state government, says 500 Youth traffic vanguards, would be employed into its civil service. The youths were engaged under the YES by the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) government of former governor Babangida Aliyu. Alhaji Ibrahim Fanti, the state commissioner for ...
The Defence Headquarters said on Wednesday that troops deployed in Benue, Taraba and other troubled states across central Nigeria have been ... on 'Exercise Ayem Akpatuma' in February, following a string of killings of villagers in states along the Benue River, as well as Kaduna and Niger states.
Alarmed at the lack of development in the Niger Delta region, despite the huge amount pumped into the states over the years, Minister of State for ... International Oil Companies (IOC), Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board and the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, ...
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on 10 April said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, in a combined operation with the Nigerien Air Force, on 8 April 2018, launched a coordinated air strike on Boko Haram locations at Arege and Tumbun Rago in Borno State. “The successful attacks followed ...
“The party will not be deterred by the antecedents of these enemies of our country and will not cease to highlight the benefits that are accruable to Nigeria and Nigerians if President Buhari succeeds come 2019”, said Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the Media Consultant to Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the State ...
The Niger State Government on Saturday said it had disbursed N1 billion loan to improve the capacity of small scale businesses in the state. Alhaji Danjuma Sallau, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy said this in Minna during a reception organised in his honour by the Association of Small ...
Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu has said that he did not loot the state treasury during his eight year tenure in the state and threatened to ... “In the orchestrated plot to tarnish my image, I am presently before the Federal High Court and a Niger High Court for the same alleged offence.
Mr Garba Yusuf, Niger State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said the command would deploy 647 personnel with 25 patrol vehicles for traffic control during the Easter holiday. Yusuf disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday.

For the second day running, members of a non-governmental organisation, Youth Lead Nigeria, had also laid siege to the Niger State headquarters of the ... said they decided to join the villagers on Wednesday because the AEDC reneged on the agreement to give 12 hours' power supply to the state daily.
The persistent call for restructuring of the Nigerian federation in line with true federalism got more strident last weekend when hundreds of compatriots ... groups from across the six core Niger Delta states, vowed to do everything legally and humanly possible to ensure that "Nigeria is redirected from this ...
Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has flagged off the disbursement of a N2 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund ... The scheme, a joint effort with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was designed to boost the economy of the state and to provide job opportunities for its ...
According to the police boss, police personnel in the state had been well equipped to tackle any form of security threat before, during and after the festivities. He called on residents to go about their legitimate activities, assuring them of peaceful atmosphere in all places worship, recreation centres, motor ...
More than 2.2 million people remain displaced across Niger, Chad, Cameroon and north-east Nigeria as a result of the conflict. At the height of the conflict in 2014–15, non-state armed groups controlled about 20,000 square miles of land within north-east Nigeria alone (20% of Nigeria), where close to 1.8 ...
Niger State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated its commitment to zoning, saying that it is the strength of the chapter. It said it will zone the governorship slot to Niger North (Zone C), urging other zones to show understanding. The leader of the Niger North Senatorial District, Alhaji Yahaya Ability, ...
A rally held by the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) to demand restructuring of the country was, on Saturday, shunned by governors of states in the Niger Delta region. The rally, which held in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, had only the host governor, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson in attendance. PANDEF ...
Buhari said this on Thursday in Niger State during the commissioning of the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate. The president in his speech said: “This project is timely as Nigeria makes her journey out of recession and the economy continues to show considerable progress. We are reminded of one of the cardinal ...
Residents of Wushishi community in Wushishi Local Council of Niger State have raised the alarm over extortion of N200 by electoral officers of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to capture them in the ongoing Permanent Voters Card (PVC) registration exercise. Investigation by The ...
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN Group), a market leader in food and agro-allied products in Nigeria, has disclosed that its biggest agricultural investment in Nigeria to date – the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate – will be unveiled on March 15 by Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The suspects have been handed over to the state Ministry of Justice for prosecution. We would follow up the case to a logical conclusion,” he said. The commandant further appealed to community leaders to mobilise their subjects on the need to be security conscious and caution their female children ...
Minna — The federal government has decided that it will no longer refund money spent by state governments on the construction of federal roads. The decision was said to have been taken late last year. The Niger State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, disclosed this while ...
Magistrate's and sharia court judges are set for a showdown with the Niger State government if the conditions under which they operate are not improved. The law officers had already given the state government a 21-day ultimatum within which to address all the bottlenecks associated with the performance ...
Last week, the Niger State government announced that laboratory testing had confirmed 31 cases and four deaths due to an outbreak of ... has been confirmed in other states with 11 deaths and 209 suspected cases, Niger State also counted among the states with meningitis outbreak last year with ...


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