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NCC cautions subscribers against use of counterfeit handsets

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again cautioned telecom consumers to desist from the patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices in the country.

Proliferation of substandard mobile phones worries NCC

Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has reiterated its call on telecom consumers to eschew patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices in the country.
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Niger election: Voter apathy, vote buying characterise polls

Voter apathy and open vote buying were the hallmark of the governorship and House of Assembly election in Niger State.

Governor Sani Bello reiterates support for youth programmes

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, on Saturday reiterated government’s commitment to supporting initiatives by individuals, groups and associations that are geared towards making youths viable.

Suspect: Kidnapping is a deadly game of chance

The Niger State Police Command has apprehended a member of a three-man gang of kidnappers operating in Kwakuti in the Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.

Torrential downpour cuts off Minna-Bida Road as bridge collapses

Following a heavy rainfall for four days, flood has cut off the road linking Minna with Bida in Niger state.

Police arrest cattle rustlers, recover 32 cows, 26 sheep in Niger

Two suspected cattle rustlers terrorising Eregi Fulani Camp in Katcha Local Government Area of Niger state, have been arrested by the state Police Command.

Police stop PDP rally in Niger

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally slated for Saturday in Paiko, Niger State, has been postponed indefinitely.

FCT gets 10 additional voters’ registration centres – INEC official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has added 10 more Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) centres to Abuja making it 32, an official has said.

Governor Sani Bello assures corps members of safety

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has pledged to provide adequate security and ensure the welfare of corps members posted to the various Local Government Areas in the state.

Court remands three for alleged stealing motorcycle

A magistrates’ court in Minna on Thursday ordered the remand in prison of three men: Abdullahi Umar, Ibrahim Isah and Saidu Lawal for alleged armed robbery.

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The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja said it would intensify efforts toward ensuring research findings in the country were commercialised.

Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

Anambra State Police command said it has rescued one Emmanuel Loco abducted in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government area of the state.

Governor Ishaku declares asset ahead of May 29 inauguration

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has declared his assets ahead of his second term inauguration slated for May 29.
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Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday.