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Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger govt dissolves local councils

The Niger State Government yesterday dissolved all the 25 local government areas of the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government donates N27 million relief materials to flood victims

The Niger State Government has donated N27 million worth of relief materials to flood victims in Rafin-Gora community in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger budgets N19 million on vaccination of livestock, pets in 2019

The Niger Government says it will spend N19 million on free vaccination of livestock and pets to prevent, control the spread and transmission of diseases among them.

Niger polytechnic rector tasks lecturers, students on developments

The Rector of the Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Dr. Ahmed Umar Egbako, has called on council members, staff, lecturers and students to belt up and make the year 2019 a fulfilling year with positive developments.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government confirms presence of hydrocarbon in Bida basin

The Niger State government has again confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon in the Bida basin, but explained that the state has not been able to confirm the presence of crude oil in the basin.
Aisha Ahmed Lemu

President Buhari mourns Aisha Lemu, describes her as ‘Repository of Knowledge’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Aisha Ahmed Lemu as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.”
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger revokes timber felling licences, bans wood burning for Charcoal

The Niger State Government has revoked all licences issued for felling of timber in the state even as the government has also outlawed the burning of wood for charcoal.

Niger: We have lost 60% of our forests to illegal timber operators – commissioner

Despite warnings on the danger of illegal felling of trees, the Niger State Government on Monday said it has lost over 60 per cent of its forest to illegal timber operators.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government to commence development of New Muregi

Fifteen years after work stopped on the Muregi resettlement site, the Niger State Government has said that it will commence the development of the new community.
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Armed banditry: Niger deploys security personnel to communities

Niger state government deploys over 150 security personnel to safeguard lives and property in areas affected by spate of kidnapping and other acts of banditry
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger to gazette all its grazing reserves

Niger State Government said it will soon gazette all its grazing reserves to legalise their existence.

Official: 87 die of HIV/AIDS in Niger

The Niger Government on Monday said 87 persons have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS in the state this year.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government approves 65 years as retirement age for academic staff of tertiary institutions

In line with the existing policy of the Federal Government, the Niger State government on Saturday said it had approved 65 years as retirement age for academic staff in tertiary institutions owned by the state.

Official: Niger government suspends WAEC fees for non-indigenes

Niger State Government has suspended payment of West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for non-indigenes in the state because students from neighbouring states were taking advantage of the policy.
Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of Korea, His Excellency, Lee In-tae

South Korea pledges support for Niger’s transportation sector

The Niger State government’s drive to improve its transportation sector and boost its industrialisation has received a boost following the pledge by South Korea to support development in the sector.

Abubakar Sani-Bello tasks corps members on skills acquisition

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Monday tasked corps members on the need to acquire skills that would help add value to their lives and the country as a whole.

Niger government seeks World Bank’s assistance to reactivate 17 irrigation schemes

Niger State Government needs help from the World Bank-sponsored Fadama programme to reactivate 17 irrigation schemes and improve mechanisation to encourage youths and women involvement in agriculture, an official said.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government denies Chief of Staff’s suspension

The Niger state government has described a report of purported suspension of the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Niger state as untrue and false.

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