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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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    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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