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    FUTMinna appoints new vice-chancellor

FUTMinna appoints new vice-chancellor

The Federal University of Technology, Minna, has appointed Abdullahi Bala as its seventh vice-chancellor.Bala’s appointment was approved by the school’s governing council on Tuesday at its 125th meeting, according to the registrar and secretary to council, Victoria Kolo. [...]

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    IBB University pegs cut-off mark at 160 ‘after analysing JAMB’s decision’

IBB University pegs cut-off mark at 160 ‘after analysing JAMB’s decision’

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai, Niger State, has pegged its 2017/2018 admission cut off point at 160.Mohammed Maiturare, vice chancellor, announced this at a press briefing on Tuesday in Minna. [...]

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    Bida Poly to commence degree programmes by October

Bida Poly to commence degree programmes by October

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger, would start running degree programmes in affiliation with the Federal University of Technology, (FUT) Minna by October.This was announced in a statement by Ibrahim Ahmed, senior special assistant on media to Abubakar Dzukogi, rector of the polytechnic. [...]

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    BudgIT Tracka discovers incomplete construction of classrooms in Kadna community

BudgIT Tracka discovers incomplete construction of classrooms in Kadna community

As part of its budget implementation monitoring objectives, Tracka set out to Kadna community in Bosso LGA of Niger state. The indigenes of the community primarily engage in farming, animal husbandry and hunting. Endowed with a young, vibrant workforce and vast land mass, it is unfortunate to observe the failure of government to provide infrastructure in the community, resulting in [...]

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    Federal Polytechnic, Bida to begin degree programmes

Federal Polytechnic, Bida to begin degree programmes

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger says arrangements have been concluded to introduce degree programmes in the institution.Mohammed Yahaya, chairman of the governing board, made this known when he led members of the board on a visit to Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe, on Saturday. [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ invade Niger state mosque, kill imam, 20 worshippers

‘Herdsmen’ invade Niger state mosque, kill imam, 20 worshippers

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Sunday attacked a community mosque in Etogi community, in Mokwa local government area of Niger state, killing 21 villagers, including the imam of the mosque.The attack occurred while the villagers were observing their early morning prayers.Some women and children were also injured during the incident. According to The Nation, the attack was as a result of [...]

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    ICYMI: FUT Minna postgraduate student stabbed to death ‘by lover’

ICYMI: FUT Minna postgraduate student stabbed to death ‘by lover’

Bolatito Ojuola, a postgraduate student of Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger state, was reportedly stabbed to death by her fiancé following a disagreement at her off-campus residence on Monday.Her fiancé, who sustained injuries during the fight, has recovered and is now in police custody. [...]

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    IBB’s last daughter to wed on Friday

IBB’s last daughter to wed on Friday

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, former military president, will on Friday in Minna, Niger state, give out his daughter, Halimat, in marriage.The groom is Auwal Lawal Abdullahi, who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe. He is a businessman. [...]

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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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