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2019: Controversies trail Niger APC primaries

Confusion is still trailing the governorship, national and State House of Assembly primaries to elect candidates to fly the flag of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State thereby causing tension among the ranks of the party.

Police arrest three transformer vandals

The Police Command in Niger state on Monday said it had arrested a three-man gang, suspected to be responsible for vandalism of transformers in Tunga, in Chanchaga Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
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Security guard jailed for removing APC bill boards

A Minna Magistrates’ Court in Niger has sentenced a security guard, Musa Isyaku, to three months imprisonment for removing APC bill boards in Minna.
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SEMA identifies resettlement centres for flood victims in Niger

As about 17 out of the 25 local governments in Niger State have been affected by flood since this year’s rainy season set in, the state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has identified 11 areas where flood victims would be resettled.

Fulani leader urges herdsmen to stop using minors as cattle rearers

The Ardo of Chanchaga, Mallam Abdullahi Babayo, has called on herdsmen to stop using minors as cattle rearers to avert clashes with farmers.

Hajj: Niger transports 1,095 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The Niger Pilgrims Welfare Board on Monday said no fewer than 1,095 pilgrims had been transported to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj.

Police arrest 11 over cattle rustling, abduction in Niger

Niger State police command has paraded eleven suspects for cattle rustling, armed robbery, abduction and other sundry crimes in the state.

Court remands labourer for allegedly disrupting ‘elders meeting’

A Minna Magistrate Court, on Thursday, ordered that a 24-year-old labourer, Adamu Zakari, be remanded in prison for allegedly disrupting an elders’ council security meeting and slapping a titled elder.

Niger government to spend N50 billion on water works reticulation

Niger State Government said on Wednesday that it would spend over N50 billion on the reticulation of Minna, Suleja, Bida and Kontagora water works.

Lawmaker supports Niger government N21.5 billion Sukuk bond

Alhaji Umaru Bago, a House of Representative member, representing Chanchaga Federal constituency of Niger, has pledged support to the decision of Gov. Abubakar Bello to access N21.5 billion Sukuk Bond.

Local gold miners in Niger seek attention of government

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.

Board blames water scarcity in parts of Minna on broken pipelines

Niger State Water Board (NSWB) on Saturday blamed the water scarcity suffered by some communities in Minna to a broken pipeline supplying water to the affected places.

NSCDC arrests four for alleged rape in Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger command, says it has arrested four men for allegedly raping a 19-year old girl in Barkin Sale, Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger.

Security operatives arrest 60 illegal miners in Niger

About 60 illegal miners have been arrested by security operatives in Minna, the Niger State capital.

NSCDC seals 2 filling stations in Niger for selling above pump price

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Niger has sealed two filling stations for selling petrol above government approved pump price of N145 per litre in Chanchaga Local Government Area.

Butchers call on Niger council to repair abattoir boreholes

The Niger Chapter of National Butchers Union of Nigeria (NBUN) has called on Chanchaga Local Government Council to fix the two boreholes at the Minna abattoir.

Niger gov’s wife drums support for girl child education

Dr Amina Bello, wife of Niger State Governor has called on parents and well-to-individuals in the society to support and encourage girl child education.

Niger govt deploys security personnel to maintain peace

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has deployed armed security personnel in Minna, just as Igbo call for the arrest and prosecution of those killing Hausa people in Abia and River states.

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