70-year-old woman leads hunters to dislodge bandits in Niger

…40 bandits killed, weapons recovered By Wole Mosadomi Minna-A 70-year-old woman, weekend, reportedly led a vigilante group naked to dislodge bandits terrorising some local government areas in Niger State during which no fewer than 40 of the bandits were killed. Besides the killing of the bandits, it was gathered that an unspecified number of sophisticated […]

FG selects 6 states for pilot Open Schooling Programme

By Philomina Attah The Federal Government has selected six northern states for the pilot phase of its Open Schooling Programme (OSP). OSP which was launched in early 2019 is an open learning programme aimed at reducing the high number of out-of-school children in the country. The beneficiaries, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Adamawa and Niger, are […]

Niger guber poll: PDP drags Gov Bello, APC to tribunal

John Adams, Minna It is not yet Uhuru for the Niger State Governor-elect, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, as the main opposition party in the state, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged him before elections petition tribunal over the outcome of the governorship election in the state. This is coming barely three days after the governor […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

Suspected burglar raids IBB guesthouse, steals phones, cash

A suspected burglar, Joseph Peter, has been arrested for breaking into a room at the IBB Guesthouse, Shango, Minna, Niger State, where he allegedly stole four mobile telephones, one power bank and N10,000 cash. Northern City News gathered that one Oluwafunke Yusuf, who was in Minna for a workshop, had her room burgled by the […]

Many dead, several injured as BIDAPOLY students, indigenes clash

— 3rd September 2018 Many people were feared dead, while several others were injured after a clash between students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida and some indigenes of Bida town. The incident reportedly occurred after alleged  disagreement between some of the students and a commercial driver, on Saturday. The said driver, it was gathered, was […]

Niger State pilgrim returns N400,000 found in Saudi toilet

A pilgrim from Niger State, Musa Edotsu, has reportedly returned a cash sum in foreign currency equivalence of N400,000, which he found in a toilet in Saudi Arabia while performing the Hajj in Mecca. Northern City News gathered that the money belonged to the Chairman of the Enugu State Pilgrims Board, Zukalraini Saeed. A journalist from […]

Unpaid Minna worker knocks off Indian boss’ seven teeth

Enyioha Opara, Minna A 23-year-old worker, Ismail Yusuf, has attacked and knocked out the teeth of his boss with a hammer for allegedly failing to pay salaries. The suspect admitted to knocking out seven teeth from Sattish Kasara, an Indian national and manager of Bolaji Drilling Company in Minna, Niger State. The incident which happened […]

Niger gov lays claim to seized N6bn

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, on Friday claimed that the N6bn that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission traced to a former commissioner in the state was stolen from Niger State Government account. Bello made the claim in an interview with journalists shortly after joining President Muhammadu Buhari for the two-raka’at Juma’at […]

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, […]

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