Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Niger state"

    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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    Let me shake Kesto’s table

Let me shake Kesto’s table

YAHAYA MOH'D USMANOn a normal day, I don't join issues with people, because I feel I have gone past talking about individuals. At this stage, I discuss ideas and innovation.I must say this, that the action of the Niger state deputy governor Ahmed Ketso on Saturday, the fateful day Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential aspirant came to Minna for a [...]

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    Babangida Aliyu: Those involved in looting have struck a deal with EFCC

Babangida Aliyu: Those involved in looting have struck a deal with EFCC

Babangida Aliyu, former governor of Niger state, says a former governor and female minister were in charge of the money which was shared before the 2015 elections.He said this while responding to the inclusion of his name in the looters list recently released by the federal government.Arguing that the list is skewed and incomplete, Aliyu wondered why the names of "corrupt" members of [...]

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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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    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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    Niger governor moves to end water scarcity in Minna

Niger governor moves to end water scarcity in Minna

Abubakar Bello, Niger state governor, has directed the state water board to immediately complete the repair of Chanchaga water works to save residents of Minna from water scarcity.Bello gave the directive in Chanchaga on Wednesday when he inspected four electric motors imported from Germany to boost water supply in Minna metropolis.Bello directed the water board and the contractor handling the [...]

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    Most teachers in my state are not competent, says Niger gov

Most teachers in my state are not competent, says Niger gov

Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger, says majority of the teachers in his state do not have the "competency to teach."Bello while receiving Jonathan Ndagi, chairman, board of directors of Bida emirate education forum on Wednesday, said the lack of competence was why the state recorded mass failure in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO)."Information reaching [...]

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Beyond the killings: Untold stories of farmer’s barn invasion in Niger

BY MERCY ABANG In Sabondaga, a small village of predominantly farmers in Niger state, many of the locals are still counting their losses following the invasion of Fulani herdsmen. The attacks have continued even as concerns remain unabated over the possibility of unprecedented hunger and famine in Nigeria as a result of drought, conflicts and economic instability.One of them is 55-year old yam [...]

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    OBITUARY: Abdulkadir Kure, the man who threatened ‘agricultural war’ by the north

OBITUARY: Abdulkadir Kure, the man who threatened ‘agricultural war’ by the north

Abdulkadir Kure, former governor of Niger state who died in a German hospital on Sunday, was never given to political correctness. He was a fierce fighter, an advocate of Sharia, an opponent of resource control and a believer in northern solidarity. And an ardent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), you may add.Elected governor in 1999 under the umbrella of PDP, he [...]

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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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    11 soldiers ‘killed’ by bandits in Niger state

11 soldiers ‘killed’ by bandits in Niger state

The Nigerian army says 11 soldiers have lost their lives in Niger state in a raid by gunrunners and armed bandits.In a statement released on Saturday, Sani Kukasheka Usman, the army spokesman, said the soldiers went on a search following surveillance and intelligence reports on the activities of some gunrunners and armed bandits in Kopa, Dagma and Gagaw villages of [...]

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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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