Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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    Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Umar Nasko, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Niger state, has been re-arraigned over alleged fraud.He was re-arraigned alongside Babangida Aliyu, former governor, and Tanko Beji, state chairman of the PDP on Wednesday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged them with alleged diversion of N2 billion.The anti-graft agency had arraigned them over the charge in April 2017 [...]

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    Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles of Nigeria pipped Niger 1-0 in the U20 Africa Cup of Nations to book a ticket to the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Poland.A second-half goal from Adamu Alhassan was enough to secure Nigeria a place in Poland.The first half ended goalless with the hosts Niger with more chances that they failed to convert.Nafizi Yahaya would have put [...]

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    Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Nigeria's Flying Eagles have been drawn in group A to face hosts nation, Niger, South Africa and Burundi for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held in Niamey, Niger on Thursday.The Nigerian side will play their group matches in Niamey while group B will be in Maradi.The tournament starts on February 2 and ends on the 17th.The top [...]

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    FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

The federal government has announced a partnership with the UK, Niger and France to tackle cross-border crimes.This is according to a statement made available on the federal government's Twitter handle on Tuesday.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, said the partnership was proposed during a meeting of the four countries at the regional conference on anti-human trafficking/smuggling of migrants, which held in [...]

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    Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Given the recent escalation of flood incidents in parts of the country, it is imperative to know how to stay safe.Here are a few tips:Never walk through moving water. This is the first rule of caution, don't be tempted. If you must walk through water, wherever possible, walk where the water is not moving. You can use a stick [...]

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    Buhari: The economy has been recording considerable progress

Buhari: The economy has been recording considerable progress

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country's economy has continued to record "considerable progress" after the recession.Buhari said this on Thursday while inaugurating the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate in, Mokwa, Niger state.The president said the establishment of the sugar estate is a testament to his administration's policies on the diversification of the economy."This project could not have come at a better time," [...]

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    Flour Mills targets 10,000 jobs annually with new sugar estate

Flour Mills targets 10,000 jobs annually with new sugar estate

The Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc says Sunti Golden sugar estate, its mill in Mokwa, Niger state, will be commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 15.In a statement on Thursday, Tola Samuel, media officer of the company, said the estate, at peak production, would provide employment for about 10,000 people yearly.The statement said the farm would impact 50,000 people [...]

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    FG: Why rail project to Niger Republic is necessary

FG: Why rail project to Niger Republic is necessary

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the proposed railway line from Kano to Maradi, a border town in Niger, will help grow Nigeria's economy.In his New Year speech, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that were negotiations for the construction of a rail line from Kano to Maradi.But this was greeted with wide criticisms.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, Amaechi said [...]

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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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    Travellers stranded as Delta shuts Niger bridge over LG election

Travellers stranded as Delta shuts Niger bridge over LG election

Numerous holidaymakers are stranded in Onitsha, Anambra state, as the River Niger bridge is currently closed to all road users.According to the travellers, police officers, members of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and authorities from the state government, announced to them that gate to the bridge would remain locked till 3pm because of the ongoing local government election in Delta [...]

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    Niger Delta youth accuse Sylva, Lokpobiri of plotting to remove NDDC board

Niger Delta youth accuse Sylva, Lokpobiri of plotting to remove NDDC board

Niger Delta youth have accused Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture and Timipre Sylva, former Bayelsa state governor, of plotting to remove the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.Agbonkpolor Splendour, president of the youth group, described their move as an act of desperation.The group gathered under the auspices of Youth Initiative for Education, Development and Empowerment of Niger Delta.Splendour said [...]

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    Senate summons Fayemi over Zamfara lead poisoning

Senate summons Fayemi over Zamfara lead poisoning

The senate has summoned Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, to provide updates on lead poisoning that affected 36 villages and communities in Zamfara state.What is lead poisoning?Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as paint, dust, water, or food. Lead can damage almost every organ [...]

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    Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram in Niger

Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram in Niger

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of its soldiers from Niger.According to NAN, the troops had been helping local forces fight Boko Haram insurgents in the region.The development comes after the US slammed a travel ban on its citizens.Chad defence officials have not given a reason for this action, but it is believed that it could weaken the fight against the insurgents.Residents [...]

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    53 traders killed in Kebbi boat mishap

53 traders killed in Kebbi boat mishap

At least 53 traders have lost their lives in a boat mishap which occurred in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi state.Muhammad Zagga, chairman of the Bagudo local government, confirmed this on Thursday.He told NAN that the traders were heading to a market when the incident happened.“Majority of the traders are from Gaya village in Niger Republic," he said.“They were going to [...]

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    Niger gov to deliver News Express 5th anniversary lecture

Niger gov to deliver News Express 5th anniversary lecture

Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger state, will deliver the News Express 5th anniversary lecture on Thursday, September 28, 2017.Isaac Umuna, publisher of the newspaper, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Umunna said the governor would speak on the topic: 'National Unity and the Demand for Restructuring — A Governor’s Perspective'.“We are delighted to have His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Sani [...]

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    Mishau: I complied with police act in resigning

Mishau: I complied with police act in resigning

Isah Misau, chairman, senate committee on navy, on Monday said he followed the provisions of the police act and regulations in resigning from the Nigeria police force (NPF).Misau said this in reaction to a statement by the police that he did not follow due process in exiting the force, and was therefore, a deserter.He said rather than concentrate on the [...]

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