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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,…
18 Mar 2018
Niger State is on the verge of becoming the main hub for Shea Butter in Nigeria.   Currently, the state boasts of having the largest collection of Shea trees in the world, controlling about 54 per cent of all the trees in Nigeria and of the vaunted 325,000 metric tonnes of Shea nut and butter…
15 Mar 2018
ETSU Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has accused the APC-led government in the state of nepotism. He alleged that the government of the day and its officials were only interested in their family members and cronies while members of the general public suffer. Abubakar stated this at his…
13 Mar 2018
Fulani herdsmen have surrendered 30 different guns illegally acquired, to the Police Command in Niger.
9 Mar 2018
Residents of Wushishi community in Wushishi Local Council of Niger State have raised the alarm over extortion of N200 by electoral officers of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to capture them in the ongoing Permanent Voters Card (PVC) registration exercise.  Investigation by The Guardian revealed that the electoral officers in that area were collecting N200 from…
10 Feb 2018
The Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State, Alhaji Aminu Yusuf, has been suspended from his position to allow for investigations of complaints against him. The decision to suspend him was taken at an emergency meeting of the state working committee at the party's secretariat in Minna, yesterday. A statement signed…
20 Jan 2018
Niger State government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Swiss multinational, Roche and Raise Foundation to provide high quality drugs and free treatment for breast cancer patients in the state. Speaking to journalists at the signing, the state commissioner for health, Mustapha Jubril said the partnership is aimed at relieving the financial burden of…
19 Jan 2018
At least five Niger soldiers were killed and a dozen others wounded this week in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the country's southeast, security sources told AFP on Friday.
11 Jan 2018
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has declared that the state would not participate in today’s conference on ‘Handshake across the Niger.’ He disclosed this yesterday in Abakaliki, the state capital, when he received the Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah-led local organising committee. According to him, the state was not consulted in the conception and planning of the…
11 Jan 2018
An alliance between the Southwest and Southeast seeking to remove old animosities and rivalries between the two geo-political zones of Nigeria could be the first step towards finding a common front in the search for solutions to the myriad of problems facing the nation. Today, leaders from major ethnic nationalities in the southern part of…
28 Dec 2017
Italy will be sending 470 soldiers to Niger to help the west African nation stem the flow of Europe-bound migrants, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday.
13 Dec 2017
Motorists now pay between N500 and N1000 to petrol station attendants before they are allowed to fill their car tanks at some stations in Chanchaga and Bosso local government areas of Niger. A correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored situation and sale of fuel on Wednesday, reports that apart from cost of…


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A Los Angeles sculptor on Wednesday marked the second anniversary of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's death with a statue on the site of the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Dan Medina built the 160-pound statue of the NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter and erected it over the site of the crash that killed them…
4 hours ago
Amid calls for improved budgetary allocation to education by both Federal and state governments, successive administration at all levels in the country have failed to heed the call.
4 hours ago
The controversies surrounding continued payment of fuel subsidy may not have ended as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited, yesterday, presented a bill of N3 trillion for deliberations at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting...
4 hours ago
A Federal High Court, Abuja has declared as unconstitutional the Federal Government’s deduction of funds directly from the Federation Account to fund the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in line with Section 4(1)(a) and (b) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act 2019.
4 hours ago
The Chairman, China Africa Business Council (CABC), Chief Dana Chen, has announced that the Chinese government is planning to invest over $300 billion in the African continent over the next three years.