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Court remands painter for ‘raping’ girl

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger State, on Thursday ordered that a painter, Zubairu Apaila, be remanded in prison, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.

Court issues bench warrant against ex-Niger governor, PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Minna, on Thursday, issued a bench warrant against a former governor of Niger State, Babaginda Aliyu, for failing to appear before it.
Top Nigerian Professional Football League teams on Monday were handed easy draws at the 2019 Aiteo Cup Round of 64 games.

NNL matches on hold as Aiteo Cup takes centre stage

Organisers of the Nigeria National League (NNL), the second tier of Nigeria’s football league, have placed the 2018/2019 season on hold.

N2 billion fraud: Court revokes bail, orders arrest of ex-Governor Aliyu

Justice A. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State on Thursday revoked the bail granted to the former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu and the former state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umar Gado Nasko.

Court remands painter for raping 17-year-old girl

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Thursday ordered that a painter, Zubairu Apaila, be remanded in prison, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Flood: Niger government warns farmers to avoid riverbanks

The Niger Government has warned people living and farming around flood-prone areas to move away from such places, to avoid flooding.

Niger guber tribunal: PDP wins first round

The Niger State governorship election petition tribunal has thrown away the application by counsel to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the 2019 election in the state seeking to disqualify the lead counsel to the petitioner and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko.
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Ibrahim Nabado elected new president of Nigeria’s handball coaches body

Ibrahim Nabado, the coach of Niger Vipers of Minna, was on Saturday in Abuja elected as the new president of the National Association of Handball Coaches.

Kogi government to construct standard sports facilities in schools

The Kogi State Government is to provide standard sports facilities in three selected schools with one located in each of the state’s senatorial districts, according to Mrs. Rosemary Osikoya, commissioner for education, science and technology.

Niger to partner Bangladesh on rice farming, production

Niger state Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry, Alhaji Mudi Mohammed, has disclosed that the state is going into partnership with Bangladesh on rice farming and production.
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Chamber: Fear of kidnappers scaring investors

The President, Niger Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Dr Abdulkadir Hassan, has attributed the poor attendance recorded at the National Trade Fair hosted by Niger State to the fear of kidnappers.

Niger Police halt cult initiation of Bida Poly students

A suspected initiation ceremony for new members into a cult group for students of Federal Polytechnic Bida has been stopped by officers of the Niger state Police Command.

280,000 prepaid meters for Niger electricity consumers

Two hundred and eighty thousand meters have been brought for electricity Consumers in Niger state through the Meter Access Provider (MAP).
Abdullahi Biffo – Katsina United coach

Abdullahi Biffo: Katsina United have players who can do the damage

Katsina United coach Abdullahi Biffo has said that he is on a twin mission in Benin City as his team go up against Bendel Insurance in one of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 19 fixtures taking place on Sunday.

AEDC: 900,000 meters to be distributed in three years

The process to bridge the huge metering gap in the Nigerian electricity sector industry may have begun with the scheduled distribution of about 900,000 prepaid meters by the Abuja Electric Distribution Company (AEDC) to customers in its franchise area.
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger, on Friday said it confiscated 401 cartons of expired assorted soft drinks in a warehouse in Minna.

NAFDAC confiscates 401 cartons of expired soft drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger, on Friday said it confiscated 401 cartons of expired assorted soft drinks in a warehouse in Minna.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger outlaws ‘caretaker committee’ for local councils

Niger State Government has outlawed the operation of Caretaker Committee’ in Local Government Administration as only democratically elected officials shall henceforth superintend over affairs of Local Government Councils.
Rivers United put an end to Enyimba 12 match unbeaten run following a 1-0 win in their matchday-18 encounter at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port-Harcourt on Wednesday evening as Akwa United win away at Omoku against Go Round.

Rivers United end Enyimba unbeaten run as Akwa United win away at Go Round

Rivers United put an end to Enyimba 12 match unbeaten run following a 1-0 win in their matchday-18 encounter at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port-Harcourt, on Wednesday evening as Akwa United win away at Omoku against Go Round.

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Caster Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu: My administration will be hardworking

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would work assiduously to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
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Manuel Neuer: Ajax’s Andre Onana deserved to be in Champions League final

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Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week.
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PDP congratulates Zamfara governor-elect, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday congratulated the Zamfara State governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, and all federal and state legislators-elect on their victory in the 2019 general elections.