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Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Govenror Sani-Bello pardons 46 inmates in Niger

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to 46 inmates in various Correctional Centres in the state.

Bandits kill 6, displace 600, rustle over 500 cattle in Niger

Armed bandits have again raided two local government areas of Niger State, killing no fewer than six people.
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Umar Nasko: I cannot be intimidated

The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship (PDP) candidate for next year’s election, Alhaji Mohammed Umar Nasko, has said he cannot be intimidated by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration as he is determined to liberate the people of Niger State from the hardship inflicted by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the past three years.

ADC inaugurates governorship campaign committee in Niger

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Niger State Monday inaugurated a 50-man governorship campaign committee where the party promised to focus its attention on the reform of the entire education sector in the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Abubakar Sani-Bello signs 2019 appropriation bill

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, on Wednesday signed into law the 2019 appropriation bill at the Government House, Minna, the state capital.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government to spend N2 billion on motorcycles for teachers

The Niger state government on Friday said it would spend over N2 billion on procurement of motorcycles for 10,000 primary and junior secondary school teachers, to facilitate their movement to hard-to-reach areas in the state.

Maikanti Baru: No crude oil found in Bida Basin yet

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has put to rest the false claims making the rounds across the country that commercial quantities of crude oil have been discovered in the Bida Basins, pointing out that the claim is not only alarming but untrue.

Niger Speaker: Why local government autonomy bill didn’t scale through

Facts have emerged as to why the local government autonomy amendment bill did not scale through at the state houses of assembly and the National assembly.

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Murtala Muhammad’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics

A son of a former Nigerian Head of State, Murtala Muhammad, Abba Risqua, on Saturday, joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at an occasion to mark the Democracy Day in Kano.

President Buhari felicitates with General Abdulsalami at 79

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, as he celebrates his 79th birthday anniversary.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Zamfara governor: Negotiations with bandits have failed

Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle has lamented the spate of killings by bandits in the state, saying “thing are getting worse by the day.”
Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.

Euro 2020: Jorginho sees same hunger in Italy as Chelsea

Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.
Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Euro 2020: Czech coach expects close Scotland game in opener

Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

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UEFA has ordered Ukraine to remove the phrase Glory to the heroes from their Euro 2020 shirts due to its military connotations, though a map outline of the country that sparked fury across Russia is allowed to remain.

UEFA orders Ukraine to remove ‘political slogan’ from Euro 2020 kit

UEFA has ordered Ukraine to remove the phrase "Glory to the heroes" from their Euro 2020 shirts due to its military connotations, though a map outline of the country that sparked fury across Russia is allowed to remain.
Assailants have killed at least 14 people in a raid on a village in northern Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Saturday.

‘Terrorists’ killed in ambush on patrol in Burkina Faso

At least 10 "terrorists" were killed and three soldiers injured on Thursday in an ambush on a patrol in northern Burkina Faso, security forces said.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigeria to sell unused power to four countries

Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries to sell unused Electricity to them through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Senate hails NNPC’s drive towards profitability

The senate has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for its efforts towards attaining profitability and stamping out corruption from its system.

Femi Falana, others brainstorm on improved policing system

Worried by the worsening security challenges in the country, eminent Nigerians, including human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN); former Director of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Mike Ejiofor, and Maj. Gen. Benjamin Badewole, at the weekend, brainstormed on how to improve the performance of the Nigeria Police to better secure lives and property of Nigerians at these trying times.