South Africa dispatches emissaries to calm xenophobia fears
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries on a mission to reassure African countries after a wave of xenophobic attacks, the presidency said on Sunday.
Police nab 62 for political violence during LG primaries in Niger
The Niger State Police Command has arrested 62 political thugs during the just concluded APC party primaries for allegedly attacking innocent residents. The APC conducted its primary elections for aspirants for the positions of Chairmen and councilors for the forthcoming Nov. 30 council polls in the state.
Niger floods killed 57
Deadly floods across Niger have left 57 people dead and affected more than 130,000 since they began in June, according to the latest government toll.
Understanding imminent flood warning
As the September annual rainfall season peaks and generates seasonal flooding in parts of the country, it is imperative that both the government and the people should take steps to prevent loss of lives and property
Why Seme border was partially closed - Buhari
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic was because of the massive smuggling activities, especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. Buhari discussed this at the ongoing Seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7), in Yokohama, Japan. Until Buhari's comment in Tokyo, there was no…
Insecurity: Nigerian Army establishes ‘Super Camp’ in Niger
The Nigerian Army has established a “Super Camp” in Kotonkoro in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger to tackle kidnapping, cattle rustling and banditry in the area.
Measles: No outbreak in Niger, Plateau, Lagos
Following the reported outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, Niger, Lagos, and Plateau states, however, said no case was recorded in the states. Suspected cases of the disease were recorded at Wusar Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where some children died.
Protecting CBN from Miyetti Allah
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) reaction to the Federal Government’s move to ban the importation of milk is curious and should not be allowed to go unchallenged. There appears to be more to the MACBAN’s strange response than meets the eye because the policy instrument is supposed to be primarily interpreted to boost local production of milk, which still consumes a large chunk of our scarce foreign exchange.
Police identifies Lagos Airport intruder as Nigerien
Police have identified the man who climbed an Azman Air aircraft at the Lagos airport on Friday as a Nigerien, Usman Adamu
Niger government makes Bobi grazing reserve a model
Niger State Government has reiterated its commitment towards making Bobi grazing reserve a model in the country. Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) reiterated this in a statement by his Information Officer, Tanko Lawal in Minna on Monday. Matane was speaking during the commissioning of rotational grazing project in Bobi, Mariga Local…