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29 Nov 2018
Dr. Okay in his article compared Osinbajo to EzeUzu, great blacksmith who abandoned his trade for lesser trade that brought him to ignominy. Okay missed the point that, even when yam farming is seen as the greatest of all farming by the Igbos they still believe that, when you see what is greater than yam…
24 Nov 2018
The 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Saturday said it arrested a notorious gun runner on Nov. 22 in Bargu general area of New Bussa Local Government Area of Niger. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Col. Muhammad Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Kaduna. Dole said, “It is noteworthy to state…
24 Nov 2018
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday announced the outbreak of yellow fever in Edo. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, in Abuja in a statement, said that following the report of an outbreak of fever of unknown origin in four Local Government Areas, public health team commenced investigation on Nov. 21…
24 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned service chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday.
22 Nov 2018
Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the compound where they were sleeping in southeastern Niger.
20 Nov 2018
Telecommunications services in Abuja and nine other states may be disrupted soon. This followed the forceful shut down of facilities in Kogi State, due to disputes arising from unusual taxes and levies demanded by the state government. The payments, which are driven by the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS), are for the Ministry of…
10 Nov 2018
With the latest signing of Radisson Blu Niamey in Niger Republic, Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is set to enter a new African market, with Niger at target. Radisson Hotel Group today has 90 hotels and 18,000+ rooms in operation and under development across 31…
5 Nov 2018
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari has kept Nigeria “safer than it was before the advent of his Administration in 2015”. The minister stated this on Monday in Abuja at a ceremony to bid farewell to foreign bikers who had undergone a tour of the nation’s monuments, museums…
4 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari’s demand the other day on Europe and America to help recharge Lake Chad is curious and uncalled. The nation should be tired of this request on the West for this technical and financial assistance, which had been made at different forums. The international community is aware of the plight of Lake Chad…
21 Oct 2018
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commiserated with the government, people of Niger and the Kutigi family over the demise of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi. The governor’s condolence was contained in statement issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu in Asaba. Okowa said that the late Justice…
16 Oct 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has presented certificates of return to all 41 candidates that won its primary elections to contest the 2019 polls. They comprise the governorship standard-bearer, Umar Nasko, 27 state House of Assembly aspirants, 10 House of Representatives candidates and three senatorial contestants. State Chairman of the party, Tanko…
7 Oct 2018
The unrelenting flood wreaking havoc on farmlands across the country portends food security crisis. Already, affected communities in Delta, one of the four affected states declared a national disaster by President Muhammadu Buhari, are counting their losses. The implication of this disaster, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was in the state for an…

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