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Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government invests N4.6 billion into health sector

The Niger Government has sunk N4.6 billion into improving the state’s health institutions in the last three years, according to Dr. Makun Sidi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health.

Gas explosions claim 39 lives in five years

Alhaji Abdullahi Isah Jankara, Controller of Operations, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in Niger State has called for caution among proprietors of liquefied gas selling outlets to end loss of lives and property resulting from avoidable gas explosions.
Umar Nasko

Niger PDP’s Umar Nasko wants Abubakar Sani-Bello to account for N500 billionn

The governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019 election in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Nasko, has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the state of squandering N500 billion in the last three years without anything to show for it.

Official: Dearth of funds frustrating family planning activities in Niger

The non-release of budgetary allocations to the Family Planning Department in Niger is frustrating the implementation of the unit’s activities, Talatu Abu, Coordinator, Niger Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

NGF: Governors support review of minimum wage

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) says it is not against the upward review of the minimum wage.

Gynaecologist: Family planning not abortion

A gynaecologist, Dr Aminu Magaji, has said that family planning is not abortion as being erroneously claimed in some religious circles, stressing that it is aimed at protecting the woman against many hazards.
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2019: Controversies trail Niger APC primaries

Confusion is still trailing the governorship, national and State House of Assembly primaries to elect candidates to fly the flag of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State thereby causing tension among the ranks of the party.

Egypt and Tunisia qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

North African giants Egypt and Tunisia have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Eswatini and Niger respectively on Tuesday.

House of Reps urges NEMA to tackle flooding in Bayelsa, nationwide

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the National Emergency Management Agency, the Ecological Fund and related agencies to be proactive in tackling the menace of flooding in Beyelsa and all other states in the federation.

NBS: Price of kerosene increased to N297 per litre in September

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased to N297.28 in September from N288.75 recorded in August.
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Confident Super Eagles ready for Libyan Knights in Sfax

Super Eagles Franco-German Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has so much to prove this evening as his wards take on Libya’s Mediterranean Knights at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia beginning at 7:00pm Nigerian time.

Executive Order 6: Sambo Dasuki, Orji Kalu, Danjuma Goje, Sule Lamido, Chimaroke Nnamani, 45...

A former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and seven ex- ministers have been barred from travelling out of the country under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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UN commiserates with Nigeria over devastating flood

The United Nations Secretary-General has said he is saddened by the devastating floods that has ravaged Nigeria, particularly with sad reports that over 200 people have been lost to the menace.

NMA urges Niger government to speed up action on proposed school of medicine

The Niger chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has urged Niger Government to speed up action in the proposed School of Medicine at the IBB University in the state to avert dearth of doctors.

Abubakar Sani-Bello joins wife In 2km cancer awareness walk

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, on Saturday joined his wife, Dr. Amina Sani Bello in a two-kilometer walk to create awareness for cancer in Minna.

Muhammadu Buhari: How God, PVCs ensured my victory in 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, said electoral victory in the country is not measured by one’s religious affiliation or ethnicity.

Mohammed Santuraki: APC must be vigilant for 2019 victory

An All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain in Niger, Dr Mohammed Santuraki, has called for vigilance to ensure that the party emerged victorious in the 2019 general elections.

NEMA calls for proactive measures on disaster risk reduction

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Niger on Saturday called on citizens, governments in all levels and the private sector, to take proactive measures on disaster reduction in the country.

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Hassan Wario, Kenya’s ambassador to Austria and former sports minister, stands in the dock during a hearing at the Mililani Law Court where he was charged with abuse of office and failure to comply with the law in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 19 2018. Picture: REUTERS/BAZ RATNER

Ex-sports minister charged over Olympic corruption

Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials were on Friday formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday.

Minister: Cameroon presidential results expected on October 22

Results of Cameroon’s October 7 presidential elections are expected on Monday, according to the Information Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary. The minister was speaking in an interview with French channel, RFI.

Edo Assembly speaker, lawmakers head to court over outcome of primaries

The Speaker of the Edo State Assembly Mr Kabiru Adjoto and some other lawmakers have proceeded to court to challenge what they term as the unwarranted stealing of their mandates during the recently concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries.

Vatican: Pope Francis willing to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Pope Francis is considering an unprecedented visit to North Korea, according to a Vatican official.

Police blamed for abduction of journalists in DR Congo

Five journalists at a newspaper in the Democratic Republic of Congo were “abducted” on Friday, their managing editor said, after the publication of articles on the misappropriation of rations for police cadets.