HURIWA flays planned importation of fuel from Niger Republic
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Niger Republic so Nigeria can commence importation of petrol from the neighbouring country. According to the group, the failure of Buhari’s administration to fix the nation’s three or four refineries…
‘Nigeria, Niger refinery, train link favours North against South’
A South-west socio-political group, Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, has queried the rationale behind the train link contract to the Niger Republic...
The strange Nigeria-Niger Railway project
The discordant tunes over a proposed controversial railway line from Kano to Maradi in Niger Republic clearly exposed the lack of synergy in governance. It is amazing how officials of the same government that should speak with one voice are feeding members of the public with divergent information, thereby creating confusion. The penchant for government…
FEC okays $1.96bn for proposed rail contract from Kano to Niger Republic
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved contract of about $1.96 billion for the development of the proposed Kano-Jigawa-Katsina-Jibia to Maradi rail line in Niger Republic. The Council also okayed N745.2 million for the procurement of additional eight field forensic auditors for the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and another…
Kebbi may shut Nigeria/Niger highway over flood
Following the devastating effect of flood in major highways in Kebbi State, the state government is contemplating closure of an international highway linking Nigeria and Niger Republic.
Nigerien forces kill four Libyan arm suppliers en route Nigeria
About four terrorist arm suppliers on their way to Nigeria have been killed by officials of Niger Republic army, The Guardian learnt. The Libyan arm suppliers were intercepted before reaching the border that leads to Nigeria in the Niger Republic on Sunday. It is believed that the arms dealers were arm suppliers to the bandits…
Niger Republic closes borders, airports
President Muhammadu Issoufou of Niger Republic, yesterday, announced the closure of borders, airports and schools among others as preventative measures against the spread of coronavirus.
GOC solicits stakeholders’ support to curb insurgency in Borno
General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Abdul Ibrahim, has solicited stakeholders’ support and cooperation to end Boko Haram terrorism in Borno State.
Zulum visits Niger Republic, plans repatriation of 120,000 refugees
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited the Niger Republic to discuss modalities for safe and dignified repatriation of 120, 000 refugees.