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Five killed as armed bandits attack Niger communities

Armed bandits have attacked 17 communities in Rafi and Shiroro local government areas of Niger state leaving five people dead.
Boko Haram

Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Borno

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and six others injured when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a military post near the Cameroon border, security sources told AFP Monday, days before rescheduled presidential elections.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

U-20 World Cup: Christian Chukwu tasks handlers of Flying Eagles on techniques

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach, on Monday called on the technical crew of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to improve on the finishing techniques of the team ahead of the U-20 world cup.

CAF names Ikouwem Udoh, Valentine Uzornwafor In 2019 U-20 AFCON Best XI

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Ikouwem Udoh and Valentine Uzornwafor in the Best XI of the just concluded 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (U-20 AFCON) in Niger Republic.

Katsina donates N500,000 to parents of deceased corps member

The Katsina State government has donated the sum of N500,000 to the parents of a corps member, Ibrahim Shehu Zango, who died recently in a ghastly motor accident.

Police rescue 3 from kidnappers in Niger

The Police in Niger State over the weekend rescued three cattle rearers from unknown kidnappers in Zungeru, Wushishi Local Government Area of the state after a gun duel.
Flying Eagles head coach, Paul Aigbogun, has reaffirmed his players readiness for today’s Group A clash against Burundi at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Cup in Niger.

Paul Aigbogun sad to end U-20 AFCON campaign as loser

Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun is disappointed to see his charges end their campaign at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niamey on a negative note following a 5-3 penalty shoot-out defeat to South Africa in Saturday’s third-place match.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles lose third place to South Africa

Once more, penalties proved the undoing of Paul Aigbogun’s Nigeria U20 squad as South Africa’s Amajita picked up the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niamey yesterday.
Simon Kolawole

INEC’s bolt from the blue

The postponement of the 2019 general election by one week — even if by one day — is yet another spectacular testament to the pathological incompetence ruining our country. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told us a million times that it was ready for the elections.

REC: How mix-up in distribution of electoral materials led to postponement of elections

The Oyo State Resident Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Barrister Mutiu Agboke, has solicited understanding of Nigerians over the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly Elections by one week saying that the postponement was due to logistic reason.

REC: No ballot papers missing in Niger

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Niger State, Prof Sam Egwu, has debunked reports of missing ballot papers for Niger East and Niger North senatorial districts.
Luigi Ventura

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger to ease land acquisition for housing programme

The Niger Government says it will remove obstacles hindering acquisition of land for the second phase of the National Housing Programme (NHP).

187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms in Cameroon

Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said on Thursday.

Suspects: Kidnapping made us swim in cash

The police in Niger State have arrested four suspected kidnappers terrorising Fota village in Lapai Local Government.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Governor Aliyu, Niger PDP governorship candidate, chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arraigned former governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Aliyu, the state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Umar Nasko, and state chairman of the party, Tanko Beji, before a court for alleged fraud.

Election: NIS orders closure of borders from Friday noon

Ahead of Saturday’s general election, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has ordered the closure of all borders by Friday, 12pm.

Dozens feared dead in Niger boat accident

Forty-three people, most of them from Benin, are missing after an overloaded boat sank in the Niger River, a local official said Thursday.

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Elections: INEC lifts ban on political campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said political parties and candidates can resume political campaigns.

Yakubu Dogara: APC blackmailing INEC, planning to sack Mahmood Yakubu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Election postponement: Ex-President Jonathan sues for peace

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday tasked Nigerians to embrace peace and shun violence ahead of the rescheduled general elections.

Lagos government to open social register for poor, vulnerable

Lagos State Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB), Mr. Olusegun Banjo has inaugurated the State Operations Cooperating Unit (SOCU), as part of efforts geared towards creating a Single Social Register that would lead to fund transfer to the poor and vulnerable segment of the society in the state.

Police prosecute 600 electoral offenders in Kano

Over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in Kano electoral-related crimes, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakil has stated.