Tag: Niger

Gunmen kidnap monarch from his palace in Niger

Gunmen have invaded the palace of a traditional ruler in New Bussa, headquarters of Borgu LGA of Niger state. The gunmen according to reports did not leave empty-handed as they marched away with the monarch, Mahmud Aliyu, the Dodo of Wawa. Confirming the incident, Wasiu Abiodun, Niger state police command[Read More…]

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS Summit in Niger on Monday

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Monday for Niamey, Niger Republic to participate in the Fifty-Seventh Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. The one-day summit will deliberate on the Special Report on COVID-19 to be presented by President Buhari who was appointed[Read More…]

COVID-19: Niger state reduces salaries of political appointees by 30%

Niger State government has announced the reduction of salaries and allowances of all Political office holders in the state by 30 percent. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, on Tuesday, disclosed that the reduction of the salaries is with immediate effect. The Secretary explained that the pay cut[Read More…]

Plane Conveying Over 600 Pilgrims Crash Landed In Minna

Plane conveying over 600 pilgrims returning from the 2019 annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia crash landed at the Minna International Airport. The aircraft, a Boeing 744 with registration number 5N/ DBK was said to have developed technical fault in one of the plane’s four engines when it approached the Minna[Read More…]

Army Raids Gombe Hotel in Search of Hiding Boko Haram Terrorists

The Army has confirmed that it carried out a raid of Gombe International Hotel on suspicions that Boko Haram terrorists from Chad and Niger were there. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. “…based on tip-off on the presence of foreign elements of Boko[Read More…]

“I Never Rejected British Offer To Rescue Chibok Girls” – Ex- President Jonathan Says

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has denied reports that his administration refused help from the British government to rescue the abducted Chibok girls. A foreign newspaper had reported that the  Jonathan – led administration rejected the offer of British armed forces to help in rescuing the girls, who were abducted in April[Read More…]

Niger Probes N4.4bn Bail Out Funds to LGAs

Niger state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has inaugurated a 7-man administrative panel of enquiry to ascertain the utilisation of the N4.4 billion bail out to 12 local government councils for payment of salary arrears to workers. The panel headed by a retired Permanent Secretary in the state Civil Service,[Read More…]

“For Conniving With Terrorists To Kill Nigerians” – Christian Youths Demand El-Rufai’s Impeachment

The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), on Monday called for the impeachment of Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai over his claims that he has a team which is negotiating with foreign Fulani whom he claimed have been invading Southern Kaduna communities recently. “Kaduna State House[Read More…]

NEMA Records 29,581 Nigerian Returnees from Niger, Cameroon

Press Releases About 29, 581 Nigerians who fled their communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa as result of insurgent activities to Republic of Niger and Cameroun have voluntarily returned last year, this is contained in a published report of humanitarian relief intervention by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) which[Read More…]

Chikatara Grabs Hattrick As Nigeria Maul Niger 4 – 1 In CHAN Opener

By Chris Nomjov The home-based Super Eagles got off to a flying start at the ongoing CHAN 2016 in Rwanda, with a 4- 1 comprehensive win against the Mena of Niger. Substitute Chisom Chikatara scored a clinical second half hat trick to help Oliseh’s boys see off their counterparts from[Read More…]