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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.

How gunmen abducted President Buhari’s in-law in Daura

A senior traditional title holder in Daura Emirate Council in Katsina State, Alhaji Musa Umar Uba, was abducted by four gunmen who stormed his residence in the ancient city last night.
The Nigerian Army under Operation Sharan Daji has confirmed the killing of four bandits in Zamfara.

Nigerian Army confirms killing of bandits in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army under Operation Sharan Daji has confirmed the killing of four bandits in Zamfara.

N9.7 billion fraud: Ex-Naval chief was converting N558.2 million monthly to personal use –...

The ongoing trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Umar Dikko, before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, for offences bordering on alleged money laundering and procurement fraud to the tune of N9.7 billion resumed yesterday with the examination of the prosecution’s ninth witness.

Customs arrests Nigerien with N30 million worth tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna has arrested a Nigerien, Sahabi Adamu, in Kano with three bags of ‘Ghana Must Go’ sacks filled up with Tramadol tablets worth street value of N30, 000,000.
Rangers International Team- face elimination in CAF Confederation Cup along with defending champions Raja Casablanca

Raja Casablanca, Enugu Rangers face elimination in CAF Confed Cup

CAF Confederation Cup defending champions Raja Casablanca are facing elimination unless they win a tricky match in Congo Brazzaville and get help from fellow Moroccans Renaissance Berkane.
Abdu Maikaba, Flying Eagles Assistant Coach and Coach of Plateau United, on Thursday lauded Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad to face South Africa on Saturday, describing it as outstanding.

AFCON: Gernot Rohr expects tough Super Eagles–Seychelles clash in Asaba

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr expects a tough battle against Seychelles in their dead rubber 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture billed for the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba on Saturday, March 23.

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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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC observe a minute silence for Tam David West

About 26 ministers were in attendance including Finance, Budget and National Planning, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Environment, Foreign Affairs, Aviation, Information and Culture, Water Resources, Interior, Youth and Sports, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology, Transport, Women Affairs among others.

Oil falls as US-China trade deal prospects dim

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China faded, weighing on the outlook for the global economy and energy demand.
The Federal Government on Tuesday, inaugurated the executive officers of the National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN), to boost fish availability in view of the Federal Government’s closure of all the nation’s land borders since August.

Border closure: Federal government moves to boost domestic fish production

The Federal Government on Tuesday, inaugurated the executive officers of the National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN), to boost fish availability in view of the Federal Government’s closure of all the nation’s land borders since August.

JAMB to create platform explaining lack of admission for sigh-scoring UTME candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable some candidates who scored 250 and above to know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice.
Australia’s forward Sam Kerr (L) speaks with the referee during an international friendly football match between Australia and Chile at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Brenton EDWARDS - AFP)

Chelsea win battle to sign Australia’s football icon

Australian striker Sam Kerr will test herself at the top level of European football after impressing in her homeland and the United States as she joined Chelsea on Wednesday.