11 killed and 30,000 left homeless in Niger floods

Eleven people have died in flooding in Niger and 30,000 left homeless after vast swathes of the country — including arid desert locations — were deluged with heavy rain, the UN said Friday. The worst affected regions are both desert areas: Tahoua in the west, where seven people died and 5,321 people were left homeless, […]

El-Rufai, 4 other govs meet over dreaded Kamuku forest

FROM NOAH EBIJE, KADUNA Governors of the states bordering the dreaded Ka¬muku Forest of Kaduna, where series of criminal activities have been on¬going for years met yes¬terday with Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to find solution to rising fears of being a future nest for Boko Ha¬ram insurgents. According to El-Rufai, “the forest which […]

Ex-governor to refund N2.9b

Ex-governor to refund N2.9b   The Niger State Government yesterday asked former Governor Babangida Aliyu to refund N2.9 billion. A statement by Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor Dr. Ibrahim Dooba said the money was taken as loan on the eve of Aliyu’s departure. It stated that although Governor Abubakar Bello would not witch-hunt […]

Two-party state good for Nigeria – Aliyu

The Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Saturday said a one party system in the country will not do Nigerians any good as far as the future of the country is concerned. Aliyu  made this known in Minna during the accreditation exercise for the Governorship and House of Assembly election in Niger state. The governor said, […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

Kidnapping Saga: Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, release Fejiro Oliver now.

By Michael Joseph Kidnapping Saga: Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, Release Fejiro Oliver Now. For the past three days, friends and family members of an online journalist and human right activist, Mr Fejiro Oliver have become concerned about his whereabouts after he was invited for a civic meeting by the Niger State SSG, Mr Saidu Kpaki. Mr. […]

No Ebola case in Niger -Official

The Niger State Government on Thursday made it clear that there was no case of Ebola Virus Disease in the state, and so will take proactive measures to ensure that it does not gain entry into the state. The Commissioner for Health, Hajia Hadiza Abdullahi, at a news conference in Minna disclosed that government was already creating […]

Aregbesola’s victory a testimony to good governance –Aliyu

  Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, on Monday ascribed the victory of Rauf Aregbesola, in the Osun State governorship election on Saturday governorship to hard work and commitment to grassroots politics. Aliyu who made his position known in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Israel Ebije, in Minna, […]

We’re still angry over last population census —Niger govt

Says State was grossly under counted By Wole Masadomi Minna—Niger State government has said that it is still angry over the outcome of the last national population census in the country, saying that the state was grossly under counted. It, therefore, said it had taken the necessary steps to ensure that the people were adequately […]

Governor Aliyu’s Challenge – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jidoeofor Adibe | London, UK | April 18, 2014 – Politics is in the air and jostling for 2015 has simply begun in earnest. Anyone telling you otherwise is either living in another planet, trying to undercut the competition or simply being dishonest. We saw another evidence of this when Governor Babangida Aliyu […]

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