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Government palliatives cannot go round – council chief

The Chairman of Bosso Local Government Area in Niger State, Architect Abubakar Gomna has urged Nigerians not to deceive themselves on government palliatives.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Govenror Sani-Bello pardons 46 inmates in Niger

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to 46 inmates in various Correctional Centres in the state.

Bandits kill 6, displace 600, rustle over 500 cattle in Niger

Armed bandits have again raided two local government areas of Niger State, killing no fewer than six people.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest armed robbery suspects in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has arrested one suspect in connection with armed robbery in Magama Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Umar Nasko

Umar Nasko: I cannot be intimidated

The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship (PDP) candidate for next year’s election, Alhaji Mohammed Umar Nasko, has said he cannot be intimidated by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration as he is determined to liberate the people of Niger State from the hardship inflicted by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the past three years.

ADC inaugurates governorship campaign committee in Niger

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Niger State Monday inaugurated a 50-man governorship campaign committee where the party promised to focus its attention on the reform of the entire education sector in the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Abubakar Sani-Bello signs 2019 appropriation bill

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, on Wednesday signed into law the 2019 appropriation bill at the Government House, Minna, the state capital.

NCC warns against damage of infrastructure

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned against vandalism of telecommunication infrastructure, stressing that the act is compromising federal government’s efforts toward achieving 30 per cent broadband penetration in 2018.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government denies Chief of Staff’s suspension

The Niger state government has described a report of purported suspension of the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Niger state as untrue and false.

Official: Niger government to join national health insurance scheme

The Niger State Government has expressed its readiness to join the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) so as to improve health care delivery to the citizens.

Niger NUT demands upward review of teachers’ retirement age

The Nigeria Union of Teachers in Niger on Monday demanded an increment of retirement age for teachers in the state government’s employ from 60 to 65 years.

Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official said on Friday.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government allocates N290 million to Minna water works

The Niger State Government has allocated the sum of N290 million for the installation of a 33KVA dedicated line from Minna transmission station to Chanchaga Water Works, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure disclosed.

Babangida Aliyu: All PDP candidates are sellable

A former Niger State Governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has declared that all the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that emerged from the national convention and state primary elections “are sellable candidates that will win the 2019 general election”.
Idris Kutigi

Justice Idris Kutigi passes on in London

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, 79, is reported to have died in a London hospital.

2019: Niger PDP releases final list of candidates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state has released its candidates for all the elections slated for 2019 with its gubernatorial candidate Alhaji Umar Nasko topping the list.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government to spend N2 billion on motorcycles for teachers

The Niger state government on Friday said it would spend over N2 billion on procurement of motorcycles for 10,000 primary and junior secondary school teachers, to facilitate their movement to hard-to-reach areas in the state.

Maikanti Baru: No crude oil found in Bida Basin yet

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has put to rest the false claims making the rounds across the country that commercial quantities of crude oil have been discovered in the Bida Basins, pointing out that the claim is not only alarming but untrue.

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Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.