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January 20, 2018 9:07 AM Munya LG chairman in Niger impeached

The Chairman of Munya Local Government Council of Niger, Mr Yahuza Mohammed, has been impeached. He was removed by his councillors on Friday for alleged gross misconduct and maladministration. The legislators accused him of alleged diversion of the council resources and awarding capital projects without approval of the house. Special Adviser (Political) 15

January 19, 2018 3:20 PM Gunmen abduct two brothers, five others in Niger

The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Dibal Yakadi, on Firday said gunmen kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state. Yakadi in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said two brothers, Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai and five others were kidnapped on two different occasions. He said that Garba and Umar were kidnapped 18

January 18, 2018 11:13 AM Fresh Impediment On Oil Assets By The Niger Delta Millitant

Militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday have threatened to attack some offshore oil and gas facilities in the oil-rich region in a few days’ time after a year of cease fire. The nation in 2016 saw a resurrection of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta, causing oil production in August to plummet to near 30-year 21

January 17, 2018 2:35 PM Niger Delta Avengers vows to launch deadly attack on pipeline in few days

Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday vowed to launch a fresh attack on oil installations in the South South region. The separatist group warned that its fresh attack which will be carried out in a “few days time” will be deadly. In a statement on its website, Avengers said they would target several platforms and the FPSO on Total’s Egina field. “This round 20

January 17, 2018 2:29 PM Police Threaten To Impound Vehicles With Concealed Number Plates In Niger

The Niger State Police Command has said that it will soon commence impounding vehicles with concealed number plates, adding that the drivers of such vehicles will be arrested and prosecuted. The police, in a statement, said the illegal concealment of vehicle number plates had been traced to increasing cases of kidnapping and other criminal acts in the state 21

January 12, 2018 11:57 AM 50-year-old man drugs, rapes 7 underage boys in Niger

One, Abdullahi Haruna, from Nasko community in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State, has been arrested for defiling seven underage boys. According to Punch, The 50-year-old was said to have had regular sexual intercourse with the teenagers for a long time before he was nabbed. It was gathered that Haruna divorced his wife sometime ago and took to defiling 23

January 10, 2018 1:01 PM Nigerian government demolishes Don Waney’s mansion in Rivers [PHOTOS]

The Federal Government has demolished a multi-million naira mansion belonging to the slain Niger Delta militant and notorious kidnapper, Don Waney. The mansion located at Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, was demolished on Tuesday morning. According to Punch, the house was bulldozed under the watch of heavily-armed security agents 17

January 9, 2018 8:53 AM Former Katsina military governor, Yahaya Madaki is dead

A former military governor of Katsina state, Colonel John Yahaya Madaki, is dead. Madaki born in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger state, was Katsina governor from December 1989 to January 1992. The deceased was commanding officer of the 123 Guards Battalion at Ikeja during the 1985 coup which brought General Ibrahim Babangida to power. Madaki was an influential 17

January 6, 2018 7:19 AM Sharia court judge abducted in Niger

A sharia court judge, Abubakar Jibrin has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Jermiya village, Rafi local government area of Niger State. According to Sun, 18 gunmen invaded the community and kidnapped the judge on his way from work at about 10 kilometers to Pandogari around 6:05 pm. It was learnt that the incident is coming barely three days after seven 20

January 5, 2018 6:58 AM NPFL: Niger Tornades sack coach Abubakar Bala

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Niger Tornadoes, have sacked their head coach Abubakar Bala, only a few days to the start of the 2017/2018 season. “Alhamdulilah! Alhamdulilah! Alhamdulilah!. I have just been sacked from my position as the Technical Adviser of Niger Tornadoes. I’m indeed grateful to you for the opportunity, blessings 16