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Former Boko Haram members arrive Maiduguri for ‘rehabilitation’

Former Boko Haram members and their wives who recently surrendered to troops in Niger Republic have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Niger soldiers patrol in the desert of Iferouane on February 12, 2020 to protect tourists and dignitaries during the Air Festival. (Souleymane Ag Anara - AFP)

Niger military operation kills 120 ‘terrorists’ – official

A joint operation by Nigerien and French troops in southwest Niger killed 120 "terrorists" and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles, the country's defence ministry said Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari mourns 89 Nigerien soldiers killed by terrorist

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sympathy and condolence to the families, friends and colleagues of the 89 Nigerien Soldiers that were killed by a terrorist gang.

Nigerien president sacks army chief, others after terrorist attack on military base

Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou fired the country’s top security chiefs on Monday, in a move that sent a strong message to citizens about his handling of recent security crisis in the country.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari condoles with Niger over terrorist attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken to Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on the telephone to commiserate with him, the government and people of Niger Republic, over the terrorist attack of January 9, 2020, in Chinagodrar, which killed scores of soldiers in a military base.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted of the threat that the Libyan instability is losing to lives in the Sahel and the Sub-Sahara Africa. 7

President Buhari challenges ECOWAS leaders on new security strategies

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged West African leaders to evolve new strategies that could fast-track speedy economic growth and end insecurity in the sub-region.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

French president postpones G5 Sahel meeting after deadly attack

French President Emmanuel Macron and Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on Thursday agreed to postpone a summit on France’s military involvement in the Sahel region after a deadly attack on Nigerien forces, the Elysee Palace said.
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Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou, others praise Goodluck Jonathan as good example for African democracy

African leaders led by President of Niger and Chairman of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Mahamadou Issoufou, and former Liberian President, Amos Sawyer, on Wednesday paid tribute to former President Goodluck Jonathan for leaving office voluntarily and masterminding peaceful power transition, describing it as an exemplary show of leadership that should motivate those in power.

Official: One killed as Nigerian officials intercept two Nigeriens with guns

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has intercepted two Nigerien with pistols, computers and phones at Kongolam border, Katsina.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Immigration service intercepts 32 undocumented migrants in Niger

The Niger state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service has intercepted 32 undocumented migrants in Niger state.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

DPR seals filling station in Katsina

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State.

Two killed in attack on police station near Niger capital

Two policemen were killed late Tuesday when gunmen attacked a police station on the northern edge of the Niger capital Niamey, a security official said.
A US army vehicle was damaged in a mine explosion in western Niger, but there were no fatalities, and the US military was investigating whether the incident was hostile, embassy and local security forces said on Sunday.

US army vehicle damaged in mine explosion in Niger

A US army vehicle was damaged in a mine explosion in western Niger, but there were no fatalities, and the US military was investigating whether the incident was hostile, embassy and local security forces said on Sunday.

Security forces foil suicide bomb attack on Niger fuel depot

Security forces in southeast Niger shot dead four suicide bombers from the Boko Haram jihadist group as they prepared to blow themselves up at a fuel depot, local sources said on Monday.
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15000 IDPs from Zamfara, Sokoto taking refuge Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has disclosed that it has found over fifteen thousand (15000) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from twenty-seven communities affected by banditry attacks from Zamfara and Sokoto States in Guidan Roumji about five kilometers away from Maradi in the Republic of Niger.
2 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

Nigerian Airforce neutralises insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has inflicted heavy casualties on Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) elements in devastating air strikes conducted at Tumbun Hamma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.

Nigeria, Nigerien security forces close ties on border security

Nigerian Security Operatives and their Nigerien counterparts deliberate modalities to further enhance and promote joint military/security inter border relations among the security agencies of both countries.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Saturday thrashed their Nigerien counterpart 15-0 in the second game at the ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

WAFU Cup: Super Falcons wallop Niger Republic 15-0

The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Saturday thrashed their Nigerien counterpart 15-0 in the second game at the ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.