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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.

Adamawa muslims seek prayers against coronavirus

The Adamawa Muslim Council has called on the faithful to pray that God should intervene in the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.

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.

PTAD opens North-East zonal office in Yola

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, (PTAD), has opened North-East zonal office, in Yola the Adamawa state capital, to bring its service closer to pensioners in the region.
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.
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Thousands dump ANN for SDP in Adamawa

Over 10,000 people have dumped the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Adamawa State.

2019: Adamawa APC volunteer group launches ‘operation deliver your unit’ campaign

Ahead of 2019 general election, supporters of All Progressives Congress in Adamawa have launched “Operation deliver your units” for Buhari/Governor Bindow and all other APC candidates.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: I will return Adamawa to PDP

Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, said he would ensure Adamawa returns to PDP.

Governor Bindow lauds NAF over contributions to education in Adamawa

Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has lauded the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for its contributions to quality education in the state.
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.

Niger Speaker: Why local government autonomy bill didn’t scale through

Facts have emerged as to why the local government autonomy amendment bill did not scale through at the state houses of assembly and the National assembly.

Adamawa government earmarks N2 billion to combat malaria

The Adamawa State Government says it will spend over N2 billion, this year, in combating malaria scourge in the state.

Atiku Abubakar: I’m not desperate to be president

“In 1993, I contested with M.K.O Abiola. I later withdrew from the race. In 1999, I was elected governor of Adamawa State, then, invited to be Nigeria’s vice president, under Olusegun Obasanjo,” he said.

SGF: Farmers, herdsmen crisis alien to Adamawa

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has described the rampant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country as alien.

IDPs protest over shortage of food in Adamawa

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Fufore and Malkohi camps in Adamawa staged peaceful protests over lack of food in their camps.

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A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Rivers university student nabbed with ‘Indian hemp’

The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has suspended one Mr. Chimara Prince a student of Guidance & Counselling Department of the institution for allegedly being in possession of cannabis sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp.

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Andre Onana leaving Ajax and joining Arsenal would be “a good move” for the Cameroon international, according to former Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo.
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Spain coach Luis Enrique said he is not worried about his side’s chances of reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2020 following a 1-1 draw with Poland on Saturday, and backed the team to get the job done with a win over Slovakia in their final group E game.
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Lagos council boss passes on

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The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Official: South-east governors to hold talks with IPOB

The governors of Nigeria’s South-east region may be preparing to hold talks with IPOB, going by the positions adopted by the governors and other leaders of the region during their Saturday’s meeting in Enugu.