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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.

Man confesses to rape of toddler in Minna

A 35-year-old rape suspect, Ahmadu Musa, on Monday confessed to the Niger State Child Rights Protection Agency how he sexually abused a 4 year-old girl in Minna.

Man admits raping 8-year-old girl in Minna, risks life sentence

A Minna Grade 1 Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday reserved judgment after a 32-year-old man, Ayuba Salihu, pleaded guilty for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Court remands teenager for defiling minor in Minna

A Minna Magistrates’ Grade 1 Court on Tuesday remanded a teenager, Mose Lawal, accused of defiling a four-year-old girl in Niger.

I lure her into sex with N100 – Rape suspect

A 32-year-old rape suspect, Ayuba Salihu, on Thursday told the Niger State Child Right Protection Agency how he lured and sexually abused an eight-year-old pupil with N100.

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