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5 Jun 2018
At least nine people were killed in three suicide bombings in southeastern Niger near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Tuesday.
20 May 2018
The State Congress of the All Progressives Congress in Niger was held amidst protest by delegates from Lapai, Agaie, Mashegu, Tafa, Kontagora Gbako, Lavun and Katchia local government areas. The protest followed the affirmation of the candidates for the 36 executive positions who had no challengers as announced by the Chairman of the Congress, Mr…
14 May 2018
Abubakar Bello, the Niger State governor, on Sunday in Minna reiterated his government’s determination to complete the N2.4 billion Niger Ultra-modern Stadium in Maikunkele near Minna. Bello said the state government was already discussing a downward review of the contract sum with the Chinese company handling the job. “Government will also look into the welfare…
13 May 2018
A new five-nation force is ready to deploy to fight jihadists in the Sahel region of northwestern Africa, Niger's defence minister said on Sunday.
12 May 2018
Some delegates at the APC Local Government Congress in Lavun LG, on Saturday, protested against the return of the party chairman Alhaji Muhammed Ndagba in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ndagba had been returned as chairman by affirmation against some delegates plan to field another candidate to contest for the…
9 May 2018
The UN on Wednesday resumed evacuations of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries.
7 May 2018
The Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum (LCBGF) has announced plans to hold a conference on regional cross-border cooperation. The meeting is to address socio-economic and gender inequalities, as well as environmental challenges affecting the areas. Members of the forum, involving Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria are expected to find a political process to preventing further…
7 May 2018
About 7,000 people, mostly women and children, are adversely affected due to lead poison associated with mining activities in gold bearing zone of Nigeria.   The states are Zamfara, Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, FCT and Osun states. Six thousand are receiving medicine in these communities, which is sponsored by Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF).   With this,…
12 Apr 2018
German aid worker kidnapped by armed men in western Niger on Wednesday was taken north, sources told AFP, one of whom said he was believed to be in neighbouring Mali. Joerg Lange, employed by the aid group Help, was abducted in the Ayorou area of Tillaberi, an unstable border region abutting northern Mali. A security…
31 Mar 2018
The Association of Gold Miners (Zone one) in Chanchaga Local Government area of Niger has appealed to the state government to organise the local miners professionally. Mr Michael Abida, the Chairman of the association, made the call on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. He said that such…
26 Mar 2018
At least five civilians were killed and several others wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, according to local sources.
23 Mar 2018
Niger State government yesterday said it has stopped paying the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees for candidates who are non- indigenes of the state. It,however, announced the payment of N300 million to offset part of the N950 million debt owed the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and other examination bodies. State Commissioner for Education,…

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