Thursday, April 22, 2021


Niger State

Maulud: Etsu Nupe urges Muslims to pray for peace, Nigeria’s progress

The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Yahaya Abubakar, has felicitated with the Muslims on the occasion of the 2020 Eid-el-Maulud which signifies commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

#EndSARS: Emir of Borgu cautions against allowing ‘enemies of govt’ to hijack protest

The Emir of Borgu in Niger State, Muhammed Dantoro, says he identifies with the concerns of the #EndSARS protesters but cautioned against the situation being hijacked by enemies of government.

Kagara: Vigilante group attacks police station over inability to repel bandit attack in Niger

The Police Command in Niger State on Tuesday confirmed an attack by a vigilance group on the Kagara Divisional Police Station in Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

Niger govt sacks 80 civil servants over fraud

The Niger State Government has dismissed 80 civil servants for allegedly placing themselves on salaries above their current status.

Kagara: Gunmen lay 6-hour siege, kill dozens, kidnap many others in Niger community

Suspected gunmen, numbering about 90, have invaded Kagara town, the headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, killing dozens and kidnapping several other residents of the community.

Niger govt to ban articulated trucks from plying Minna-Bida road

Niger state government on Thursday says it will ban articulated vehicles plying Minna-Bida road in order to speed up the ongoing construction work on the road.

7 filling stations shut down over meter pump manipulations in Niger

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has shut down seven fuel stations in different parts of Niger state due to faulty or manipulative meter pumps.

FRSC deploys drones, 1,010 personnel for Eid-el-Kabir celebrations 

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Niger State Sector Command, says it would deploy no fewer than 1, 010 personnel including drones for traffic control during the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir festivities.

Bello orders demolition of structures in Suleja, Madalla, others as flood kills 13 in Niger communities

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has ordered the demolition of all structures built along waterways in major towns across the state, just as rainstorm had killed no fewer than 13 persons, injured seven and destroyed properties worth millions of naira in some parts of the state.

COVID-19: Bello cancels Eid-el-Kabir activities in Niger

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has directed the cancellation of all festivities during the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.

COVID-19: People no longer follow safety protocols — Gov. Bello

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State says government has noticed with dismay that people no longer follow established safety protocols against COVID-19, especially wearing of face mask in public places, which he says is unacceptable.

Niger Gov slashes own salary, all appointees by 30%

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has slashed his salary and allowances by 30 percent, just as he directed that same should be applied to all political appointees in the state.

Niger govt to build 1,200 housing units, create 6,000 jobs

The Niger State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Family Home Funds, FHF, Limited to provide 1200 units of houses at the rate of N1.8 billion in the state.

PHOTOS: Foreigners arrested as airstrikes bust bandit hideouts in Niger

After successful airstrikes on bandits’ hideouts in Niger State, men of the Nigerian Police have arrested two foreign collaborators allegedly training and assisting the criminals terrorizing several communities in some local government areas in the state.

Rape: Niger Assembly moves for death penalty for offenders

The Niger state House of Assembly on Thursday says it will consider a law to provide for death penalty for rapists and other sexual offenders in the state.

JUST IN: Niger Assembly summons Sani Bello, accuses him of paying lip service to insecurity

The Niger State House of Assembly has summoned Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello over his administration’s alleged failure to tackle the lingering banditry in the state.

COVID-19: Niger govt approves Eid prayers

Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani, on Wednesday, approved Eid prayers for Muslim faithful in the state.

Bandits working with highly-placed personalities in Niger, Bello raises alarm

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has raised the alarm that some highly placed personalities are working as informants to bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers terrorizing some communities in the state.

Niger govt to buy prepaid metres for free distribution to residents – SSG

The Niger government on Friday said it would negotiate with the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, buy prepaid metres in bulk for electricity consumers in the state.

Bandits kill 20 security agents in Niger

Armed bandits have killed about 20 members of a joint security patrol team during a heavy gun duel around Galkogo Forest in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Car wash operator jailed for slapping woman

A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a 30-year-old Car wash operator, Marut Adeyinka, to 30 days’ imprisonment for slapping a woman.

9 Northern states to shut down schools over coronavirus

Schools in the North West zone are to be closed for 30 days to protect citizens from contacting the deadly Coronavirus, popularly known as COVID-19.

Niger govt bans street begging

Niger State government on Thursday, banned all forms of street begging, citing insecurity as the reasons for its actions.

Gunmen abduct teacher, 5 female students, others in Niger

Gunmen have kidnapped five female students, one teacher and two gatemen of Tular Academy, Moruba, in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger.

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