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Eswatini premier transferred to South Africa for coronavirus treatment

The prime minister of Eswatini, Africa's last absolute monarchy, has been taken to South Africa for treatment more than two weeks after he contracted Covid-19, the government said Tuesday.
Gabon on Monday marks 60 years since it gained independence from France, and yet a glance around the capital Libreville begs the question whether it has ever made a clean break from the former colonial ruler.

Sixty years after independence Gabon still a ‘home’ for French

Gabon on Monday marks 60 years since it gained independence from France, and yet a glance around the capital Libreville begs the question whether it has ever made a clean break from the former colonial ruler.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Kabir: Police record zero crime in Niger

The Police Command in Niger on Monday said it recorded no crimes during and immediately after the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.

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.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Bandits kill village head, abduct son, 16 others in sustained onslaught on Niger communities

An unspecified number of gunmen in the early hours of today (Friday) invaded Rumache community in Kukoki Ward of Shiroro local government killed the village head, Mallam Ahmad Yakubu Rumache and kidnapped his 23-year-old son.
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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22. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ondo governor: Why Amotekun will transform into state police

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday said that the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps would eventually transform into a State Police overtime.
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Murtala Muhammad’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics

A son of a former Nigerian Head of State, Murtala Muhammad, Abba Risqua, on Saturday, joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at an occasion to mark the Democracy Day in Kano.

President Buhari felicitates with General Abdulsalami at 79

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, as he celebrates his 79th birthday anniversary.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Zamfara governor: Negotiations with bandits have failed

Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle has lamented the spate of killings by bandits in the state, saying “thing are getting worse by the day.”
Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.

Euro 2020: Jorginho sees same hunger in Italy as Chelsea

Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.

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President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Lagos Thursday morning for the commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project.

President Buhari inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan rail project, takes ride

President Buhari Thursday inaugurated the commercial operations of Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos, describing the feat ‘‘as another milestone in the drive of this administration to revitalize the railway system and establish it as a choice mode of transportation for both passengers and freight.’’
This aerial photo taken on May 30, 2021 shows the column of ash expelled from the crater of Nyiragongo volcano, north of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu. (ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP)

Congo to begin phased return of residents to volcano-hit city

Democratic Republic of Congo will start a phased return of residents who fled Goma in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption that destroyed thousands of homes and threatened to overrun the city, the government said on Monday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, did not knock out Logan Paul but easily controlled their eight-round exhibition fight that turned a meme bout into a bankable pay-per-view spectacle. Cliff Hawkins-Getty Images

Fans demand refunds from PPV purses after Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul bout

Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul’s respective cuts of the pay-per-view buys for their clash could take a drastic hit following the crash of Showtime’s streaming app.

Nigerian government reopens passport application portal

The Federal Government has announced the reopening of the passport application and payment portal effective from June 8, 2021 by 12 midnight, to allow eligible passport applicants apply and make payments for the various categories of passports of their choice.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for Covid-19, eight days before their Euro 2020 opener.

Euro 2020: Spain skipper Sergio Busquets tests positive for coronavirus

Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for Covid-19, eight days before their Euro 2020 opener.