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    Niger starts night patrol to eliminate open defecation

Niger starts night patrol to eliminate open defecation

The Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) says it will collaborate with the police to embark on night patrol in areas with records of open defecation.Lucky Barau, general manager of NISEPA, disclosed this in an interview with the NAN in Minna on Tuesday.He said that areas such as Tunga roundabout, Kpakungu under the bridge, and under mobile bridge, would be [...]

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    Niger gov asks EFCC to transfer recovered N6bn to his state

Niger gov asks EFCC to transfer recovered N6bn to his state

Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger state, says the N6 billion which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered from a prominent politician in the state, belong to Niger.Last week, the anti-graft agency said it traced N4 billion to two accounts linked to Kantigi Liman, a 2015 governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Earlier on Friday, [...]

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    Meningitis kills 33 in Niger state

Meningitis kills 33 in Niger state

Thirty-three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Niger state out of 116 suspected cases recorded, an official disclosed to NAN on Friday.Yahaya Na’uzo, executive director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPCDA), said nine persons died from the type C meningitis while the remaining 24 died of the type A and B since the [...]

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    Vice-principal impregnates junior student, says ‘I was seduced’

Vice-principal impregnates junior student, says ‘I was seduced’

Mohammed Kuyizhi, vice principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna in Niger, has appeared before the state’s child rights protection agency, over the pregnancy of a 16-year-old student.Kuyizhi is accused of impregnating the girl, who is a junior student in the school. [...]

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    Niger governor moves to end water scarcity in Minna

Niger governor moves to end water scarcity in Minna

Abubakar Bello, Niger state governor, has directed the state water board to immediately complete the repair of Chanchaga water works to save residents of Minna from water scarcity.Bello gave the directive in Chanchaga on Wednesday when he inspected four electric motors imported from Germany to boost water supply in Minna metropolis.Bello directed the water board and the contractor handling the [...]

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    FG grants mining licence to FUTMINNA

FG grants mining licence to FUTMINNA

The federal government has granted the Federal University of Technology, Minna, the licence to engage in mining activities.Lydian Legbu made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. [...]

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    I was framed, says lecturer found naked in female student’s room

I was framed, says lecturer found naked in female student’s room

Ishaq Yusuf, a lecturer at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) in Lapai, Niger state, says he was framed - after he was found naked in a female student's room at night.The lecturer of English language and communication studies claims he was abducted by Chidimma Mercy Samuel, a 400 level student of the department, who is accusing him of requesting [...]

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    Explosive kills soldier, two civilians in Niger state

Explosive kills soldier, two civilians in Niger state

A handheld grenade exploded on Saturday at Bari village, Bangi local government area of Niger state, killing a soldier and two villagers.According to Bala Elkalla, spokesman of the state police command, the explosive also injured four other villagers.Elkalla said the soldier, who is serving in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, obtained permission to travel to his village and was with his [...]

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    NGO demands closure of all IDP camps in north-east

NGO demands closure of all IDP camps in north-east

The Children’s Government of Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has called on the federal and state governments to close internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the north-east.Patrick Ikpeme, its national coordinator, made the call in Minna, during a courtesy visit to the Niger State Development Company.According to NAN,  Ikpeme said the camps should be closed down “immediately”, claiming they had a [...]

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    NECO official quizzed for ‘burning’ palms of 8-year-old maid

NECO official quizzed for ‘burning’ palms of 8-year-old maid

A staff of the National Examination Council (NECO) is being quizzed by for burning the palms of an eight- year old housemaid, Niger state's child right protection agency has said.The maid was accused of stealing meat from the pot.In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, Miriam Kolo, director-general of the agency, said Grace Edeh, a 35-year-old, was [...]

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    Academic activities suspended in FUTMinna after students go on rampage

Academic activities suspended in FUTMinna after students go on rampage

Academic activities have been suspended in Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state, after the outbreak of violence in the school premises on Wednesday.A statement signed by Shakirudeen Yusuf, the school's acting academic secretary, said, "The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, has approved a two-week mid-semester break for all students of the institution with immediate effect." [...]

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    Most teachers in my state are not competent, says Niger gov

Most teachers in my state are not competent, says Niger gov

Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger, says majority of the teachers in his state do not have the "competency to teach."Bello while receiving Jonathan Ndagi, chairman, board of directors of Bida emirate education forum on Wednesday, said the lack of competence was why the state recorded mass failure in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO)."Information reaching [...]

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    Masaba, Islamic preacher imprisoned for not divorcing 82 wives, dies

Masaba, Islamic preacher imprisoned for not divorcing 82 wives, dies

Mohammed Masaba, the controversial Islamic preacher who married 86 wives, is dead.Mutairu Bello, his personal assistant, confirmed Masaba’s death, saying the preacher died in his residence in Bida, Niger state, after a brief illness on Saturday.Bello said the deceased was 93, and that he would be buried at 10am on Sunday.Masaba came to limelight in mid-2008 when he was accused [...]

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    FUTMINNA produces 34 first class graduates, scraps ‘pass degree’

FUTMINNA produces 34 first class graduates, scraps ‘pass degree’

Ahead of its 26th convocation ceremony, the Federal University of Technology, Minna, has announced that it produced 34 first class and 35 PhD graduates in the 2015/2016 session.Musbau Adewumi Akanji, vice-chancellor of the university, made this known to journalists on Thursday. [...]

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    2 security operatives killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Niger

2 security operatives killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Niger

A police inspector, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and a civilian, were on Thursday night killed in a clash between herdsmen and farmers in Sabon Daga Village in Niger state.Bala Elkalla, public relations officer of the Niger police command, confirmed this to NAN on Friday.Elkalla said the police had contained the situation, and that [...]

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    Police: Don’t collect wrapped gifts from strangers this Christmas, they could be bombs

Police: Don’t collect wrapped gifts from strangers this Christmas, they could be bombs

Muazu Zubairu, the commissioner of police in Niger state, has cautioned residents of the state against receiving wrapped gifts from strangers during the yuletide.Speaking with NAN on Wednesday, Zubairu said the residents needed to be cautious because of desperate attempts by the insurgents to cause havoc.While stating that the gifts could turn out to be striker bombs, he said the [...]

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