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Stakeholders lament deplorable state of federal roads, urge government intervention

Some stakeholders have lamented the deplorable state of federal roads in their respective areas, saying the situation is adversely affecting the socio-economic lives of the people.

Niger community without electricity for one year appeals for help

The people of the Magama Local Government Area of Niger have appealed to the state government to prevail on the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to restore power supply to the area.

Aliko Dangote to assist women in four states with N1.1 billion

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has reiterated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion before the end of 2019. This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Daily petrol usage drops by 11 million litres after border closure

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has disclosed that the country’s daily consumption of petrol dropped from about 61 million litres to 50.22 million litres following the partial closure of Nigeria’s western border with Benin Republic and giving credence to claims that millions of litres are smuggled daily to Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin Republic.
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 governor promises to strengthen relationship with media

The Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has described the Nigeria media as a critical stakeholders in the country democratic journey, saying that the role of the media can make or mar the entire process.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

How we got bandits to surrender arms – Niger governor

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, on Saturday disclosed that about 27 bandits terrorizing the state have given up banditry.

General Abdulsalami: We cannot bequeath chaos, disunity to future generation

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to raise the bar of peace in all their endeavors.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Nigeria listed among countries in need of external food assistance

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says Nigeria and 40 other countries across the world are in need of external food assistance.
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 government to spend N260 million on youth empowerment

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, said on Saturday that the state government would create a Seed Fund of N260 million for youth empowerment in the state.
Nigerian Meteorological Agency | NIMET

Climate change: NiMet signs MoU with IBB university

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has formally signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abuja with the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger, to promote activities relating to meteorology/climatology and climate change in Nigeria.
Fulani herdsmen

Central bank to support nomadic herdsmen livestock production

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will support and integrate small holders, subsistent and nomadic herdsmen through its Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to boost livestock production.

NBS: Average price for kerosene, diesel, petrol rose in August

The average prices paid by consumers for kerosene, Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) and Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) increased in August, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics has said.
In line with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy to discourage the importation of milk, four dairy products manufacturers have commenced the process for the local production of milk, an official has said.

Four Nigerian companies begin local production of milk

In line with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy to discourage the importation of milk, four dairy products manufacturers have commenced the process for the local production of milk, an official has said.

Official: Central bank, governors agree to develop agric sector

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and governors of the 36 states of the federation on Thursday agreed to pool resources to develop the agricultural potentials in their domains and create jobs.
A heavy downpour on Wednesday night in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, has left many homes, shops and markets submerged by flood.

NSEMA: Flood destroys 2,667 houses, farmlands in Niger

At least 2,667 houses, farmlands, roads, and bridges have been destroyed by flooding in 17 local government areas in Niger State.

Police nab five over alleged murder of suspected abductor

The Police Command in Niger State has arrested five persons for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.g

NECO to release results of 30,000 students as Niger government pays N200 million exam...

The Niger government says it has paid N200 million to National Examination Council (NECO), to ensure the release of results of 30,000 students being withheld by the examination body.

RTEAN expels president as association’s crisis worsens

The leadership crisis rocking the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has taken a new dimension, with the expulsion of the National President, Mr Osakpanwan Eriyo, by the National Executive Council (NEC).

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Xenophobia: Six Nigerian students cancel trip for robotics competition in South Africa

The six Nigerian students that will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on Sept. 28 have cancelled their trip to the country for safety.
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The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday, struck out the no-case submission filed by the former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, challenging his alleged N950 million money laundering trial.
Fulani herdsmen

Institute: Ranches will address farmers-herders conflicts, insecurity

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA) on Monday advocated for the creation of ranches in states to permanently address farmers/herders conflicts and drive agricultural development in the country.

Fire engulfs Unity Bank’s head office in Lagos

The head office of Unity Bank on Victoria Island, Lagos State has been gutted by fire.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed for robbing policeman

An Oredo Magistrate Court has sentenced an 18-year old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing the cell phone of a policeman, Sergeant Danguma Abdul.