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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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    14 dead, 8 houses burnt in Niger petrol tanker fire

14 dead, 8 houses burnt in Niger petrol tanker fire

Fourteen persons in Tegina town in Rafi local government area of Niger state, lost their lives as a result of a fire caused by a petrol tanker, on Friday.The tanker was conveying petrol from Lagos to Kaduna when the driver lost control and rammed his vehicle into some residential buildings in the town.Eight houses were completely burnt in the tragic [...]

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    Policeman arrested over death of driver

Policeman arrested over death of driver

A policeman, who allegedly killed a driver and injured another on Tegina – Lagos road, has been arrested by the Niger state police command.Bala Elkana, the command’s spokesman, told NAN in Minna that investigation into the incident had commenced.“The policeman in question has been arrested and detained as the commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered for an in-depth investigation [...]

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    Gunmen raid Niger village, ‘kill 6, steal 700 cattle’

Gunmen raid Niger village, ‘kill 6, steal 700 cattle’

Six persons were killed in an attack by suspected cattle rustlers in Kukoki community in Shiroro local government area of Niger state.Mark Jagaba, chairman of the council, disclosed this to NAN on Wednesday, saying the attack, which led to the injuries of some women and children, lasted for at least four hours.He quoted members of the community as saying that [...]

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    We need to counsel released Chibok girls, says CAN

We need to counsel released Chibok girls, says CAN

The Niger state branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised the federal government to involve "seasoned, experienced and informed clergymen" to assist in counselling the released Chibok schoolgirls.Mathias Echioda, CAN chairman in the state, gave the advice in an interview with NAN in Minna, capital of Niger.Echioda said the call became necessary to help rebuild their morals [...]

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    ‘They can’t even have four credits’… Niger to stop ‘throwing away money’ on SSCE fees

‘They can’t even have four credits’… Niger to stop ‘throwing away money’ on SSCE fees

Niger state government intends to stop the payment of West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) fees for its secondary school students.According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Sani Bello, Niger governor, said this on Tuesday while lamenting the track record of unimpressive performance of the students. [...]

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    Tanker crushes pregnant student to death in Niger

Tanker crushes pregnant student to death in Niger

Angela Daniel, a 300 level student of the school of arts and social sciences at the College of Education, Minna, Niger state, has been crushed to death by an oil tanker.Daniel, who rode on a motorcycle after lectures on Monday, was in the company of a colleague when the incident happened.The students were on their way home at the time [...]

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    3 soldiers, 7 civilians killed in Niger clash

3 soldiers, 7 civilians killed in Niger clash

The Nigeria army on Friday said three soldiers and seven civilians died in a clash between soldiers and some residents of Kpaidna community in Niger.Njideka Agwu, assistant director of army public relations, 31 artillery brigade, Minna, made this known in an interview with NAN.Agwu said the incident occurred at 2am on Friday in the community located in Bosso local government [...]

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    Niger gov fires SSG ‘for no reason’

Niger gov fires SSG ‘for no reason’

Abubakar Bello, Niger state governor, has fired Shehu Umar Danyaya, secretary to the state government (SSG), without disclosing the reason for the action.Jonathan Vatsa, the state commissioner of information, announced this in a statement, saying Ibrahim Ladan has been appointed as Danyaya’s replacement.Vatsa said the new appointment takes immediate effect.He said the governor thanked the former SSG for the services rendered [...]

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    Kidnap in Niger, spend the rest of your life in jail!

Kidnap in Niger, spend the rest of your life in jail!

The Niger state house of assembly on Thursday passed a bill prescribing life imprisonment for those convicted of kidnapping in the state.The bill also prescribed imprisonment, which may extend to five years with or without fine or both, for those guilty of cattle rustling.The house passed the bill for a law to penalise the offences of‎ kidnapping and cattle rustling, [...]

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    4 killed, 250 displaced as herdsmen, Gbagyi clash

4 killed, 250 displaced as herdsmen, Gbagyi clash

No fewer than 250 people have been displaced due to a clash between Fulani herdsmen and Gbagyi farmers in Niger state.The clash led to the death of four persons and destruction of property in Bara-kuta in Bosso local government area on Friday.Ahmed Inga, director general, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), said this in Minna on Tuesday.He said the displaced [...]

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    4 killed as religious crisis breaks out in Niger town

4 killed as religious crisis breaks out in Niger town

Four persons, including personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, lost their lives in the outbreak of religious violence in Padongari, a town in Rafi local government area of Niger state. According to Njideka Agwu, spokeswoman of 31 artillery brigade of the Nigerian army, Minna, a mob killed one Methodus Emmanuel, a 24-year-old trader based in Padongari, on Sunday, [...]

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    50-year-old man nabbed for ‘raping a toddler’

50-year-old man nabbed for ‘raping a toddler’

The police in Niger state has arrested Adebayo Attahiru, a 50-year-old man, for allegedly raping a three-year-old baby.Bala Elkana, police public relations officer in the state, disclosed this to reporters in Minna, the state capital, on Thursday.Elkana said the incident occurred last Friday.“Investigation into the case has commenced and the law must take its course,’’ Elkana said.He advised parents and [...]

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    Police nab robber disguising with hijab

Police nab robber disguising with hijab

The Niger state police command has arrested Gideon Ezechukwu, a suspected robber, who allegedly uses the Hijab as camouflage during operations.Bala Elkanah, spokesman of the state command, made this known on Thursday during an interview with NAN.“On April 13, 2016, at about 6am, one Gideon Ezechukwu of Dutsen Kura Gwari, Minna who dressed in women hijab was arrested by the [...]

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    Tribunal nullifies election of APC lawmaker

Tribunal nullifies election of APC lawmaker

The state and national assembly elections petitions tribunal in Minna, Niger state capital, has nullified the election of Murtala Badaru (APC-Suleja) in the Niger house of assembly.Shaibu Iya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the election of Badaru on the grounds of certificate forgery and underage.In his judgment, Olatunde Oshodi, chairman of the tribunal, said Badaru was not [...]

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January 14, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK316.13385.11336.46
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KANO487595510
PH491600518
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