• Four Nigerian Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Niger

    Four Nigerian Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Niger

    Four Nigerian carriers, Arik Air, Air Peace, Overland Air and Azman Air services have been slated to start flight operations from Nigeria to Niger.

    The new development was disclosed during a meeting between Technical Committee from the Ministry of Transportation and the concerned airlines held on Wednesday 23rd of November, 2016 at the Aviation House, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) headquarters in Lagos.

    According to an official statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye which was made available to […]

  • Kaduna refinery to get crude from Niger

    Kaduna refinery to get crude from Niger

    The Group Managing Director, (GMD)Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, (NNPC), on Friday said the Federal Government will build 1,000 kilometres of pipeline from Agadam Niger Republic, to supply crude oil to Kaduna refinery.

    The GMD made the disclosure to newsmen during a visit to the Kaduna Refinery Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC) in Kaduna.

    Baru said high level contacts have been made with Niger Republic on the possibility of importing crude from the country.

    “President Muhammadu Buhari has made several contacts with the President of […]

  • FRSC announces free driving training in Niger

    FRSC announces free driving training in Niger

    According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Corps has called on organisations in Niger to take advantage of the free driving training as “Ember Months’’ lasts.

    ‎The Sector Commander, Susan Ajenge, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Minna.‎

    She said that FRSC had sensitised various organisations on the free-driving training, adding that “it is left for organisations to mobilise their staff for the training’’.

    Ajenge said: “The essence ‎is to ensure accident-free season.

    “We implore every […]

  • Cattle rustlers storm Niger, kill 6, steal 700 cows

    Cattle rustlers storm Niger, kill 6, steal 700 cows

    Six persons were killed in an attack by suspected cattle rustlers in Kukoki community of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

    The Council’s Chairman, Mark Jagaba, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Minna that the attack lasted for about four hours.

    Jagaba said that four Fulani and two Gbagyi were killed, while several women and children were injured.

    He said that members of the community reported that the suspects, numbering about 50 and armed with weapons, stormed the community […]

  • FG to provide threshing machines to rice farmers in Niger

    FG to provide threshing machines to rice farmers in Niger

    It was gathered that the Federal Government will provide threshing machine to registered rice farmers in Niger State to boost production, an official said on Sunday.

    Dr. Mathew Ahmed, the Programme Coordinator for Rice and Cassava Value Chain Development under the FG/IFAD Programme, made the disclosure in Minna, Niger State.

    “We want each farmers organisation to own a thresher to enable them produce clean rice of international standard,” Ahmed said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

    He said a total […]

  • Niger Delta militants threaten more attacks

    Niger Delta militants threaten more attacks

    It was gathered that the militant group, Niger-Delta Avengers, on Monday warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to deal with some persons it tagged as “sycophants” in his quest for peace in the oil-rich Niger Delta Region.

    The group gave the warning in a fresh statement issued by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbimbo.

    It asked the President to visit the region to find out things for himself, saying, “You cannot treat the Niger Delta region with disdain while you treat your brothers that are […]

  • Niger earmarks N2bn to upgrade 5 general hospitals

    Niger earmarks N2bn to upgrade 5 general hospitals

    Niger state government has earmark the sum of N2 billion to upgrade five out of the 16 general hospitals in the state.

    The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mustapha Jibrin, stated this yesterday at a post executive council meeting at the Government House, Minna.

    He said the government had declared state of emergency on the health sector following the moribund health facilities across the state.

    He disclosed that the immediate past government in the state expended well over N5 billion to build three general […]

  • Suspected cattle rustlers kill five in Niger

    Suspected cattle rustlers kill five in Niger

    Fully-armed suspected cattle rustlers on Monday killed five persons in Gbada community in Kaure, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

    It was learnt that the attack was carried out at about 3a.m and that several villagers were also injured while others are still missing.

    It was gathered that the attackers, numbering over 30, stormed the community at about 3a.m when the villagers were deep in sleep and that several cows were stolen.

    Gbada and environs situated on the border with neighbouring Kaduna […]

  • 147 people killed in 9 months in Niger – FRSC

    147 people killed in 9 months in Niger – FRSC

    According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Niger Command, said 147 people were killed and 915 injured in 361 road crashes in the state between January and September.

    The FRSC Sector Commander, Susan Ajenge, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Thursday.

    Ms. Ajenge said 74 of the accidents were fatal, while 265 were serious and 22 were minor road traffic crashes.

    She also said that 23,096 drivers were arrested and made to pay […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers pull out of dialogue with FG

    Niger Delta Avengers pull out of dialogue with FG

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday dissociated itself from the proposed dialogue between the Federal Government and some prominent politicians and traditional rulers from the Niger Delta.

    The militant group, which claimed responsibility for most of the bombings of oil and gas facilities in the region earlier in the year, said it had lost confidence in the process because the Federal Government failed to build a broad based dialogue group, but has rather chosen to deal with those […]

  • Troops nab top Niger Delta militant leader

    Troops nab top Niger Delta militant leader

    A top commander of the Urhobo/Isoko militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has been arrested by the operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF).

    The militant leader was apprehended on Sunday after days of surveillance by JTF operatives.

    The acting JTF spokesman, Lieutenant Commander Thomas Otuji, confirmed the development to Newsmen.

    The suspect, said to have been arrested along with four of his foot soldiers, allegedly masterminded attacks on oil and gas trunk-lines in Ughelli and its environs in Delta […]