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How Boko Haram ruined Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission

The demarcation of the Cameroon-Nigeria border and the pillar construction continued to face challenges due to insecurity in areas affected by the presence of Boko Haram, the United Nations (UN) has said.

Minna jailbreak: 51 inmates recaptured

The Nigeria Prisons Service in Niger says 51 inmates out of the 210 inmates that escaped from the Minna Medium Security Prison on June 3, have been recaptured.

Ex-President Jonathan meets General Babangida behind close door in Minna

The Immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday in Minna, the Niger state capital, held two hours close door meeting with General Ibrahim Babangida at his hill-top mansion.

Katsina flood: Corpse of missing bride recovered in Niger Republic

The remains of Hindatu Yahaya, a young girl who got married three days before the flood in Jibia town in Katsina, have been recovered in Niger Republic.

508 beggars arrested in Kano

No fewer than 508 beggars were arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board between January and June for allegedly violating the law banning street begging.

Katsina flood death toll hits 52

The last updated figure of 44 deaths was given by the Governor of the State, Alhaji Aminu Masari.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari seeks Senate confirmation of AMCON, FCSC chairpersons, members

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Muiz Banire as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Bello Tukur as Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).

Nigeria to host 2021 WAFU Cup of Nations

Nigeria have been confirmed as the hosts of the 2021 edition of the WAFU Cup of Nations.

Police arrest man for allegedly killing wife in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has arrested one Bello Muhe, 25, of Gurechi village of Borgu Local Government Area of the state for allegedly killing his wife.

EU: Migrants crossing Niger to Europe falls by 95%

The flow of migrants crossing through Niger in a bid to reach Europe fell by 95% last year, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced ahead of a visit to Niger this week.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest suspected rapist in Minna

The Niger Police Command on Monday said it had arrested the 29-year-old man (names withheld), who allegedly raped a minor.

PFN sets up legal unit to help indigent inmates secure release

Prison Fellowship Nigeria, a Christian body, says it has set up legal unit to afford inmates opportunity to access free legal services and for the fellowship to mobilise funds to pay fines of convicted inmates in Niger.

Suspect: I killed my wife for committing adultery

The suspect, who hailed from Gautan Fadama village in the Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State, was said to have killed the wife, Husse Ali, 25, for being promiscuous.

Hundreds of African migrants abandoned in desert – Niger official

Nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were “abandoned” in the desert before being rescued, an official in Niger said on Sunday
Nigeria Police

Man arrested for allegedly raping teenager

A 29-year-old man, Abdullahi Abubakar, has violated the sanctity of the church when he raped an 11-year-old girl behind an orthodox church in Minna, Niger State.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Sani-Bello: Kayode Fayemi’s victory impressive but hard-earned

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has described as “very impressive but a hard earned victory” for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.
Peter Ozo Eson

NLC: Tension heightening in states over unpaid June salaries

The inability to pay June salaries of government workers is generating tension and agitation across the various states of the federation, the Nigeria Labour Congress has stated.

Abdu Maikaba: Flying Eagles will qualify for U20 AFCON after Mauritania draw

Flying Eagles will qualify for the 2019 U20 AFCON in Niger after they drew 1-1 with hosts Mauritania in the first leg of the final playoffs, according to assistant coach Abdu Maikaba.

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Rowdy ‎session in Senate as senators allege President Buhari’s appointments lopsided

Plenary at the Senate was rowdy for about 30 minutes after its President, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking legislative confirmation of appointments into the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency.
Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina: Federal government not losing control of security despite challenges

The Federal Government is not losing its grip on the nation’s security despite the recent numerous challenges the nation, including the herdsmen-farmers crisis.

President Buhari names ex-central bank deputy chief as FERMA chairman

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo, as the new Chairman of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency.

Jose Mourinho worried by Manchester United’s ‘very bad’ pre-season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is worried by the absence of key players from the club’s pre-season training camp in the United States.

Ondo Police arrest seven suspected robbers, recover arms

The Ondo State Police command has arrested seven armed robbery suspects reportedly terrorising the people of the state.