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    Gunmen kill 35 in 2-hour raid on Niger village

Gunmen kill 35 in 2-hour raid on Niger village

Gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers killed 35 people in Shiroro local  government area of Niger state on Tuesday evening.A village head in the area, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN on Wednesday that the victims included the district head of Allawa in Shiroro, a police inspector, and 33 others.The community leader said the attackers, numbering about 40 and using machine [...]

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    Niger assembly wants ex-gov Aliyu probed

Niger assembly wants ex-gov Aliyu probed

The Niger state house of assembly on Thursday directed Abubakar Bello, governor of the state, to probe the activities of the administration of Babangida Aliyu.The house made the resolution following a motion moved by Mohammed Haruna, a member representing Bida II constituency.The motion listed 22 activities of the past administration that should be investigated.Among the activities listed for investigation are [...]

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    Aliyu looted N2.9bn in one day, alleges Gov. Bello

Aliyu looted N2.9bn in one day, alleges Gov. Bello

Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger state, has asked Babangida Aliyu, his predecessor, to refund the sum of N2.9 billion which he and his aides allegedly took from the state coffers on the eve of their departure from office.Bello said he was not out to witch-hunt Aliyu but only interested in getting back the money because it belongs to the people.“They [...]

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    Fresh lead poisoning outbreak kills 21 in Niger

Fresh lead poisoning outbreak kills 21 in Niger

The federal government has confirmed the death of 28 children in a fresh outbreak of lead poisoning in Niger state.According to NAN, the latest incident brings the number of deaths from lead poisoning in the country to 191, 139 of whom are children.A total of 420 cases were recorded in Zamfara and Niger states.Briefing newsmen on the latest development in Abuja, Fidelis Nwankwo, [...]

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    APC declared winner of Niger senatorial by-election

APC declared winner of Niger senatorial by-election

The national assembly election petitions tribunal in Minna, Niger State, has upturned the result of the Niger East senatorial by-election conducted on August 30, 2014, declaring David Umaru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner.Umaru had petitioned the tribunal seeking that the declaration of Shem Zagbayi of PDP as the winner of the election be null and void because the [...]

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    395 Boko Haram victims relocate to Niger

395 Boko Haram victims relocate to Niger

About 395 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are currently resident in the state, Mohammed Shaba, general manager of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), said on Sunday.Shaba said most of the IDPs were from the insurgent-prone north-eastern part of the country.“We have 107 IDPs from Kalaah Hong Madagli in Adamawa that are living in Gurara local government and 288 IDPs from [...]

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    Niger ‘can’t pay’ NECO fees for students

Niger ‘can’t pay’ NECO fees for students

The Niger state government said its inability to pay the debt it owed the National Examination Council (NECO) was responsible for the non-release of the 2013/2014 examination results of candidates from the state.The states normally pays the fees for its students as part of its programme of free education.Commissioner for education, Danladi Abdulhameed (pictured), told NAN in Minna on Tuesday [...]

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    Niger governor, Aliyu, joins senatorial race

Niger governor, Aliyu, joins senatorial race

Babangida Aliyu, governor of Niger state, has obtained an expression of intent form for the Niger east senatorial district on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aliyu's form was bought by an organisation, Talba Support Movement (TSM), at the party's state secretariat in Minna.Hamisu Jankaro, TSM coordinator, said Aliyu's candidature would continue the struggle of the north."As he steps [...]

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    PDP wins Niger East senatorial by-election

PDP wins Niger East senatorial by-election

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    Ebola: Niger CAN stops handshakes in churches

Ebola: Niger CAN stops handshakes in churches

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger chapter, has asked its members to desist from handshaking during church services to prevent Ebola in the state.The Niger CAN chairman, Rev. Musa Dada, disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with NAN in Minna.Dada said the churches have also been directed by the state CAN to continue to enlighten members on the [...]

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    Chibok girls: Niger holds low-key Children’s Day, Democracy Day celebrations

Chibok girls: Niger holds low-key Children’s Day, Democracy Day celebrations

Niger State will not celebrate the 2014 Children's and Democracy Day with the usual pomp and ceremony as a mark of respect to those affected by security challenges currently confronting the nation.According to Niger State Commissioner of Information, Communications and Strategy, Danladi Ndayebo, who was speaking with journalists in Minna, Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has ordered that the celebrations should [...]

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    Musician to clean court premises for stealing generator

Musician to clean court premises for stealing generator

A Magistrate Court in Minna has ordered a musician, Yusuf Abubakar,28, to clean the court premises for three months, for stealing a generator set.In her ruling, Magistrate Mariam King sentenced Abubakar after he pleaded guilty.King said that if the convict fails to appear every day to clean the court premises, he will serve additional three months in prison.Earlier, the prosecutor, [...]

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