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Bandits abduct 35 persons in Niger

AT least 35 persons have been abducted and several others injured by armed bandits at Chiri, Gini and Fuka communities in Shiroro and Munya...

Buhari govt would never offer N800m ransom to bandits, says Garba Shehu

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari would never pay 800 million naira ransom to bandits to secure the release of kidnapped schoolboys. said his spokesman, Garba Shehu.  Shehu...

Gunmen release video footage of kidnapped persons in Niger State

GUNMEN have released a video footage of more than 21 kidnapped persons in Niger State. The video footage, which went viral on the social media...
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Niger State Government urges FG to consider landmass in revenue allocation

THE Niger State Government has urged the Federal Government to put into consideration landmass of states in revenue allocation.  Zakari Abubakar,  Niger State Commissioner for...

COVID-19: Insecurity, lack of government support may trigger famine in Niger

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages Nigeria and the rest of the world, the effect on food security may have to be properly addressed by all the three tiers of government to reduce the hardship associated with food scarcity.

Smallholder farmers recount tales of woes during lockdown

Smallholder farmers in Nigeria, majority of who are women, produce the bulk of the food that the nation feeds on. The COVID-19 pandemic has...
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Nigerian troop arrests two foreigners in Niger State over banditry

THE Nigerian Defence Headquarters on Tuesday say two foreigners who were among bandits terrorising Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger...

Delta, Niger, Taraba, Abia governors get S’Court affirmation

ON Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld the victories of Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa; Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello;  Abia State governor, Okezie...

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Flood kills 50, displaces hundreds in Jigawa

NO fewer than 50 people have died from flood in Jigawa State, the state's authorities have said. The flood, which...

NDLEA uncovers 442 parcels of crystal meth packed in smoked fish

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered no fewer than 442 parcels of crystal methamphetamine concealed in...

Kidnappers of catholic priest demand N50m ransom for his release

KIDNAPPERS, who abducted a Catholic priest, Chinedu Nwadike, along the Okigwe-Enugu expressway in the Umunneochi council area of Abia...

[INTERVIEW] How to achieve efficiency in power sector – Adegbemle

ADETAYO Adegbemle is the Executive Director, and Convener PowerUp Nigeria, an electricity consumer right and policy advocacy organisation. He...

Kenya’s Presidential election: Odinga leads Ruto in tight race

FOUR days after Kenya's Presidential election on August 9, 2022, just over 26 per cent of the votes have...
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