Niger Forces Kill 57 Members Of Boko Haram: Defence Ministry

Niger Military Killed Boko Haram Members Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defence ministry said in a statement. The ministry said fifteen soldiers and two civilians were wounded during the attack by heavily armed men in Gueskerou village,…

Niger troops bring down 57 Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle

57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight have been killed by the Niger security forces. In a statement released on Monday by the defence ministry, fifteen soldiers and two civilians were wounded during the attack by heavily armed men in Gueskerou village, which is around……

Niger State: Principal Denied Bail for Impregnating Student

The court, which rejected his bail plea on Wednesday, ordered that Mohammed, who is the Vice Principal of Government Day Secondary School, Tunga, be remanded in prison custody. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, and impregnating a female…

Principal remanded for allegedly impregnating student in Niger

A 51-year-old man, Mohammed Kuyizhi was on Monday remanded in Prison by a Minna Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impregnating a 16-year-old student. The presiding Magistrate, Fati Auna, ordered that Kuyizhi, the Vice Principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna, be kept behind bars after he denied committing the offence. The Police prosecutor, Abdullahi Maiyaki, had told…

Principal remanded for allegedly impregnating student in Niger

A 51-year-old man, Mohammed Kuyizhi was on Monday remanded in Prison by a Minna Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impregnating a 16-year-old student. The presiding Magistrate, Fati Auna, ordered that Kuyizhi, the Vice Principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna, be kept behind bars after he denied committing the offence. The Police prosecutor, Abdullahi Maiyaki, had told…

Malicious Video About Gov Sani Bello: Handwork Of Social Media Insurgents

There is a certain malicious video clip circulating in the new (social) media purporting that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello was stoned  and booed while on his statewide Mid-Term Project  Assessment and Meet the People  Tour. This is not true. This cannot be true. Even though the video speaks for itself, we are constrained to disown…

FG On Meningitis Outbreak: Death Toll Hits 328

The Federal Ministry of Health has said that 328 deaths associated with Meningitis have been recorded in the country since November 2016. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry. Adewole assured Nigerians…

I failed in managing my staff – Gov. Bello confesses

Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Sani Bello, has admitted his failure in managing the size of his staff, despite the challenges the state is currently facing. Bello made the confession when he received the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright at the Government House in Minna on Thursday. According to him, there are so…

Child trafficking: Niger court sentences exiled politician to 1 year in prison

Niger’s appeals court has sentenced an exiled former presidential candidate to one year in prison for child trafficking, the final ruling in a long-running case that his lawyers have dismissed as politically motivated. Hama Amadou, the main challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou in the 2016 presidential election, has been living in France since last year……

Niger Assembly passes 2016 supplementary appropriation bill of N11.114bn

The Niger State House of Assembly on Friday passed the 2016 Supplementary Appropriation bill of N11.114bn. The House passed the bill after dissolving into the committee of supply, following the presentation of the report of the committee on planning and appropriation. Chairman of the committee, Muhammad Lokogoma, noted that the bill was necessitated by additional……

Four killed as explosion rocks Niger State

Four persons, including a soldier, were confirmed dead after a grenade exploded yesterday at Beri market in Mariga local government area of Niger state. Eight persons were seriously wounded in the incident. Leadership reports that the grenade was allegedly mishandled by the deceased soldier, Mohammed Tanko, a private who was on a military approved pass….