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    Cleric gets 7-year jail sentence for raping 35 boys in Niger

Cleric gets 7-year jail sentence for raping 35 boys in Niger

A magistrates’ court in Minna, Niger state capital, has sentenced Abubakar Abdullahi, an Islamic teacher, to seven years imprisonment for having anal sex with 35 of his pupils.Abdullahi, a resident of Sabon Gari, Kontagora, was charged with "unnatural offence", contrary to section 284 of the penal code law.Daniel Ikwoche, the police prosecutor, had told the court that one Murtala Abdullahi, [...]

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    NERC imposes N300m fine on Abuja DisCo over death of 4-year-old boy in Niger

NERC imposes N300m fine on Abuja DisCo over death of 4-year-old boy in Niger

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has imposed a fine of  N300 million on the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over "negligence" in the death of a 4-year-old boy in Niger state.This is contained in an order issued by the regulatory agency in Abuja on Tuesday.NERC said N50 million will be paid as compensation to the family of the [...]

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    Niger rep: I never boasted about influencing court decision on APC primary

Niger rep: I never boasted about influencing court decision on APC primary

Abdullahi Garba, a member of the house of representatives from Niger State, has denied saying he would influence the decision of the high court in the state over his reelection bid.A group under the aegis of Niger Against Corruption had accused the lawmaker representing Kontagora/Mariga Wushishi/Mashegu federal constituency of the state of boasting that he would secure a favourable verdict [...]

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    Group seeks Christian-Muslim ticket for all parties in Niger state

Group seeks Christian-Muslim ticket for all parties in Niger state

The Christian Youth Forum, a faith-based organisation in Niger state, has appealed to politicians in the state to make a balance in picking their candidates ahead of the governorship election.In a statement signed by A Gusadi, publicity secretary of the forum, the group expressed worries over the trend where the major parties are having same faith governorship candidates.“This worrisome trend [...]

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    14 killed in Niger flood

14 killed in Niger flood

Garba Salisu, director relief, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, says 14 persons have so far died due to flooding in different parts of the state.In an interview with NAN on Saturday, he said the agency had engaged the services of at least 200 local divers in affected communities for rescue operations.Salisu also appealed to residents of the state to desist [...]

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    EXTRA: Agency detains 159 goats, sheep straying in Minna

EXTRA: Agency detains 159 goats, sheep straying in Minna

The Niger State Environmental Protection Agency says it has detained 159 animals for straying and "constituting nuisance" in Minna, the state capital.According to NAN, Lucky Barau, general manager of the agency, said the task force of the outfit made the arrest in two days.He said the animals, which consisted of goats and sheep, were also arrested with their kids and [...]

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    ‘Officials steal’ crates of eggs, tubers of yam meant for school feeding programme

‘Officials steal’ crates of eggs, tubers of yam meant for school feeding programme

Amina Musa, Niger state commissioner for women affairs, says 200 crates of egg and tubers of yam meant for the homegrown school feeding programme have been stolen.While briefing journalists in Minna on Thursday, the commissioner said a desk officer involved in the programme was caught with the crates of eggs meant for pupils in Bosso local government area of the [...]

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    Officer killed as gunmen raid police station in Niger state

Officer killed as gunmen raid police station in Niger state

Jibril Abubakar, a sergeant in the Niger command of the Nigeria police force, was killed while his rifle taken away when gunmen attacked a divisional police station at Kutigi in Lavun local government area of the state on Thursday.Muhammadu Abubakar, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this while addressing reporters at the command headquarters.He said the gunmen stormed Kutigi police station [...]

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    Students’ fate hangs in the balance as IBB varsity lecturers go on strike

Students’ fate hangs in the balance as IBB varsity lecturers go on strike

The Academic Staff Union (ASUU) of IBB University Lapai, has embarked on a one-week warning strike over non-payment of N530 million accrued academic allowances. [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap seven in Niger state

Gunmen kidnap seven in Niger state

Dibal Yakadi, commissioner of police in Niger state,  says gunmen kidnapped seven people in Munya local government area of the state on Friday.Yakadi said two brothers - Garba Yakassai and Umar Yakassai - and five others were kidnapped on two different occasions.He said Garba and Umar were kidnapped in a Toyota Corolla car with registration number YAB 669 GB, disclosing that [...]

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    IBB University to increase tuition — but only for non-indigenes

IBB University to increase tuition — but only for non-indigenes

The management of the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai has increased fees for students who are non-indigenes.The increment will take effect as from the 2017/2018 session. [...]

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    FUT Minna appoints new vice-chancellor

FUT Minna appoints new vice-chancellor

Abdullahi Bala, former deputy vice-chancellor Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State, has been appointed as the seventh vice-chancellor. [...]

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Farmers, herdsmen get ultimatum to surrender illegal firearms

The Niger state government has issued a 21-day ultimatum to farmers and herdsmen in the state to give up illegal firearms in their possession.Ardo Babayo, director general of nomadic affairs, gave the order during a peacemaking meeting between both factions on Wednesday in Paiko, Paikoro local government area of the state.Babayo said the dispute between farmers and herdsmen wreaked havoc [...]

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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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