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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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    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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