Troops eliminate bandits in Niger –DHQ

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Punch have eliminated an unspecified number of armed bandits in an encounter at Tashan Kare in Niger. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Monday, said the success was in continuation of aggressive clearance operation to rid the […]

COVID-19: CAN appeals to Niger Govt. to fumigate more Churches

By Obinna Unaeze The Niger chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday appealed to the state government to fumigate more Churches across the state in order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19. Rev. Mathias Echioda, the state’s CAN Chairman, made the appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Councillor declared wanted for disappearing with palliatives

Niger State Government has declared a Councillor in Katcha Local Government Area of the State , (name withheld) wanted for allegedly disappearing with 30 bags of palliative grains meant to be distributed to members of his constituency. Secretary to the Niger State Government, who is also State Chairman Taskforce on COVID-19, Alhaji Ibrahim Matane, who […]

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 […]

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