Medical doctor arrested for allegedly being Boko Haram informants
The government of Niger State in north-central Nigeria has said it has arrested nine persons, including a medical doctor, for being Boko Haram informants. Abdulberqy Ebbo, the director-general of strategic operations, ICT and public enlightenment unit at the Niger State Government House, claimed the men confessed to revealing the movements of troops to Boko Haram…
Niger State governor orders closure of boarding schools
Niger State governor Sani Bello has ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in four local council areas in the state after students and teachers were kidnapped from Government Science College (GSC) in Kagara. Bello said boarding schools in Rafi, Munya, Shiroro and Mariga local government areas will be closed indefinitely because of heightened…
Niger cuts salary of civil servants, political appointees
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has appealed for understanding of civil servants and political appointees over a reduction in their November salary, as a result of the shortfall...
Bello pledges to sponsor education of children of slain vigilantes
Gov. Sani Bello of Niger on Saturday pledged to sponsor the education of children of members of the state’s chapter of the Vigilance Group of Nigeria (VGN) who lost their lives in a fight against bandits.
I’m not governor for APC alone, Sani Bello declares
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has admonished members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop considering him as governor for APC alone rather than governor of the entire state.
Lawan, Bello task APC elected officials on performance
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Niger State Governor Abubakar, Sani Bello, have charged APC members and elected officials to remember that campaigns were over and that it was now time to deliver dividends of democracy to their people.
Niger seeks N15b to clear 10-years pension arrears
The Niger government needs N15.2 billion to settle entitlements of civil servants who retired from service eight to 10 years ago. Director General of the State Pension Board, Alhaji Usman Muhammad, made the disclosure while addressing reporters in Minna yesterday. He said: “The amount is high because some people were retired eight to 10 years…
Niger governor rules out defection from APC
Niger State Governor Sani Bello has faulted the rumour making the rounds that he would join some of his colleagues in defecting from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Agriculture is future of Nigeria’s economy, says Sani Bello
There is need to urgently diversify the country’s economy, in order to elevate the country from its current position as the World’s poorest nation. Niger State Governor, Sani Bello...