Tag: Niger Republic

Breaking: ” They shot at anything that moved,” – 37 civilians killed in Jihadist attack in Niger

Armed men killed 37 civilians in a flashpoint region of western Niger where hundreds have died in jihadist attacks this year, local sources said Tuesday according to Agency France Press, AFP. The assailants “arrived on motorbikes” in the village of Darey-Daye in the Tillaberi region on Monday afternoon as people[Read More…]

Security Forces in Niger Republic stop attempted coup

Niger’s security forces thwarted an attempted military coup at the West African country’s presidential palace overnight just two days before the newly elected president is to be sworn into office in a peaceful transfer of power, the government said Wednesday. The coup attempt raises fear of more violence coinciding with[Read More…]

Amaechi says railway to Niger Republic is Nigeria’s contribution to ECOWAS

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has shed more light on the reasons behind the construction of a railway track from Kano, 40-45 kilometres to Maradi town in Niger Republic. Many have questioned the 284-kilometer Kano-Maradi railway estimated to cost $1.96 billionand wondered its economic significance to the country. But speaking[Read More…]

Nigeria is concerned with the peace of Niger Republic – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the peace and safety of Niger Republic is important to Nigeria because they are the country’s very close neighbour. The President stated this through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, after receiving in audience Namadi Sambo, former Nigerian Vice[Read More…]

“Work begins” – Buhari to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Projects. The Minister of Transportation disclosed this on Friday via his Twitter handle. “We are pleased to announce the ground breaking of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Project, slated for Tuesday. Our President, Muhammadu Buhari will[Read More…]

Nigeria to import petrol from Niger Republic, in new agreement

Nigeria has signed an agreement for transportation of imported petroleum products from Niger Republic. “The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Republic of Niger have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for petroleum products transportation and storage,” the Ministry of Petroleum Resources explained in a statement. Following bilateral agreements between[Read More…]

Lai Mohammed says rail construction to Niger Republic intended to take economic advantages of import and export of Niger Republic

The federal government said it approved the extension of rail construction from Lagos-Kano-Katsina to Marradi in Niger Republic for economic and commercial benefits. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the explanation on Friday when he featured on Nigeria Television. Authority (NTA) live programme, “Good Morning Nigeria” The programme[Read More…]

Moving North: Buhari Orders NNPC To Build 1,000km Pipeline From Niger Republic To Kaduna Refinery

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru has said that the agemcy is exploring the possibilities of piping crude oil from Niger Republic for refining in Kaduna. He made the disclosure to newsmen during a visit to the Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company[Read More…]

NUC Warn Against Maryam Abacha University, American University, Rejects Online Degrees

The National Universities Commission (NUC) Thursday warned Nigerians against patronising online universities and other degree awarding institutions operating online saying that any certificate obtained from such institutions is not recognised. Speaking at a press conference at the Headquarters of the Commission, Director, Information and Public Relations, Ibrahim Yakasai stressed that[Read More…]

House Of Reps Ask Jonathan To Relocate Army Headquarters To Borno

Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Tuesday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately relocate the headquarters of the Nigerian Army to Maiduguri, Borno State to curb the series of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents In the past weeks over 200 civilians and military men are reported to have been killed[Read More…]