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Killings: 20,000 Nigerians migrated to Niger since April – UN

An estimated 20,000 Nigerian refugees in the Northwest have sought safety in the neighbouring country of Niger Republic since April, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

15000 IDPs from Zamfara, Sokoto taking refuge Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has disclosed that it has found over fifteen thousand (15000) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from twenty-seven communities affected by banditry attacks from Zamfara and Sokoto States in Guidan Roumji about five kilometers away from Maradi in the Republic of Niger.

Governor Masari: We recovered 32,672 animals from rustlers

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Monday says the dialogue method adopted by the state government between herders and farmers had resulted in the recovery of over 32,672 animals from rustlers from 2015 to date.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Governor Yari rules out dialogue with bandits, insists they are deceitful

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has kicked against dialoguing with bandits who have been attacking states in North West, describing them as deceitful.

PDP sues INEC, NIS, interior minister over presence of Nigerien governors at APC rally

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a suit against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Minister of Interior and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the attendance of two Nigerien governors at the APC rally in Kano.
Flying Eagles head coach, Paul Aigbogun, has reaffirmed his players readiness for today’s Group A clash against Burundi at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Cup in Niger.

Paul Aigbogun: We cannot look for a draw against Niger

Nigeria coach Paul Aigbogun has warned his team against looking for a draw against hosts Niger in their next Africa U-20 Cup of Nations match.
President Buhari gets heroic welcome at APC Campaign rally in Kano State on 31st Jan 2019-7

Presidency: Foreigners at APC campaign shows President Buhari’s influence across Africa

Office of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has said the presence of two governors from Niger Republic was a show of the president’s trust across the African continent.
President Buhari gets heroic welcome at APC Campaign rally in Kano State on 31st Jan 2019-8

INEC: Niger Republic governors in Kano did not violate any law

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the presence of some governors from Niger Republic ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally in Kano state did not violate any Nigerian law.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP accuses President Buhari of exposing Nigeria to external security threats

Nigeria’s opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Friday said the desperation of the President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress to retain power has exposed the country’s security apparatus to danger.
Mustapha Inuwa

Official: Kidnapping, banditry may affect elections in Katsina

The Katsina State Government has said the incessant kidnapping, banditry and other heinous crimes bedevilling the state may affect a hitch-free general election in the state.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Zamfara donates to families of fallen Nigerien soldiers

The Zamfara Government has donated N8.5 million to families of five killed and some Nigerien soldiers injured by bandits during a joint operation with Nigerian troops.
Kalla Moutari

Bandits kill 10 Nigerian, Nigerien soldiers in Zamfara

Ten troops have been killed on Niger’s border with Nigeria in a joint operation by the two countries against “bandits”, Nigerien Defence Minister Kalla Moutari said on Monday.
Flying Eagles at the U20 WAFU Cup in Togo

U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles to face Niger, Burundi, South Africa in Group A

Nigeria will play hosts Niger, South Africa and Burundi at the group stage of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger.
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Nigerien remanded in prison for raping 11-year-old girl

A Nigerien national, Surajo Habibu, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl, who went to a bush to fetch firewood.

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.
Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people

The ministry this week said it has registered more than 3 690 cases of the disease, which is caused by contaminated food or water and can kill within hours if untreated.

Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives

A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN said on Thursday, citing health ministry figures.

22 killed, several displaced as floods ravage Niger

Twenty-two people are dead and thousands have been left homeless in Niger after torrential rains caused heavy flooding, authorities said.

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The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration.

Ninth House of Reps holds first plenary session

The 9th House of Representatives on Thursday held its first plenary after members were inaugurated on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

British firm seeks $9 billion Nigerian government asset seizure over unpaid gas project arbitration

A firm incorporated in the British Virgin Islands will ask a British court on Friday for the right to seize up to $9 billion of Nigerian government assets - some 20% of the oil-rich nation’s foreign reserves - over an aborted gas project.
Timothy Owoeye

Osun speaker calls for good media working relationship

Mr Timothy Owoeye, the new Speaker of Osun House of Assembly has called on journalists in the state, to give the Assembly maximum support and cooperation in the coverage of proceedings and activities in the state.
Moussa Konate has insisted that Senegal are not favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which starts on June 21.

Moussa Konate: Senegal are not favourites to win AFCON title

Moussa Konate has insisted that Senegal are not favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which starts on June 21.

University of Ibadan: Our admission cut-off mark remains 200

The management of the University of Ibadan has declared the cut-off mark for the premier institution remains 200 as against 160 agreed on by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of higher institutions.