Tag: Niger

May 11, 2014

Police IG’s son survives as IRS aircraft crash-lands in Niger Republic

by S’ola Filani   An aircraft, Fokker 100, belonging to IRS airlines crash-landed yesterday night around 7:30pm in Niger Republic ...

February 17, 2014

17-year-old boy found dead inside transformer ‘he tried to vandalize’

by ‘Jola Sotubo A young man in Niger is said to have lost his life after being electrocuted by a ...

January 21, 2014

Gusau, Obanikoro, others named among Jonathan’s ministerial nominees

by Oge Okonkwo The names of the 12 new ministerial nominees have been submitted to the Senate for consideration and confirmation by President ...

January 17, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: The two faces of January in Nigeria’s history

by Akin Osuntokun If January 1st was the day Nigeria was born, January 15th, was the date it was sentenced ...

January 6, 2014

Shocking: Confusion as woman dies in Niger governor’s office

by Oge Okonkwo Commotion erupted at the office of the Niger state governor when a 46-year-old woman, identified as Belkisu Mahmoud ...

January 3, 2014

2 ex-inmates arrested for robbing Niger prison 6 days after their release

by ‘Jola Sotubo Two criminals have paid a surprise visit to a Niger prison which once housed them. The duo ...

December 30, 2013

HORRIBLE: Suspected ritualists slash teenage girl’s throat in Niger

by Oge Okonkwo A teenager’s corpse was found with a deep gash on her throat was found in a nearby ...

December 17, 2013

Theophilus Ilevbare: For Govs. Aliyu and Lamido, it is time to count their gains

by Theophilus Ilevbare There is a pitfall in this much publicised defection. The merging of G-5 with the progressives should ...

December 9, 2013

Defecting governors maintain stance, turndown president’s overtures

by Akintomiwa Agbaje Sokoto State governor, Governor Aliyu Wamakko has insisted that his defection along with the five other governors from ...

December 9, 2013

PDP crisis: Bamanga Tukur may be shown the way out

It has emerged that the embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur may be on ...

December 2, 2013

PDP crisis: Pres. Jonathan holds closed-door meeting with Lamido, Aliyu

by ‘Jola Sotubo President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday met with Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger and Sule Lamido of Jigawa. The ...

November 28, 2013

APC/nPDP merger throws PDP into minority at National Assembly

by Akintomiwa Agbaje   The leadership structure in both chambers of the National Assembly is set for a shake-up that ...

November 26, 2013

Farmer, 24, arrested for beheading 11-month-old girl for rituals

by Akintomiwa Agbaje The long arm of the law has caught up with, Danladi Abubakar, a 24-year-old farmerwho allegedly beheaded an ...

November 24, 2013

Terrible: Why I sold my 9-year-old son for N10 million – Suspect confesses

A Niger State magistrate court sitting in Minna, the state capital, has sentenced one Isah Aliyu to five years imprisonment ...

November 19, 2013

You’d have been nothing without the PDP – Presidency tells aggrieved govs

by ‘Jola Sotubo The already torn veil of peace within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) seems about ready to be ...

November 1, 2013

92 Migrants from Niger including women and children die of thirst in Sahara Desert

by Rachel Ogbu More than 90 migrants have been confirmed dead as they tried to cross the Sahara Desert from ...

August 31, 2013

It gets worse: Atiku, 7 governors walk out of PDP convention (PHOTOS)

by ‘Jola Sotubo One major aim of this year’s  Peoples Democratic Party convention, which began today, was to make peace ...

August 10, 2013

IBB, Abubakar visit Fashola over his father’s death

by Isi Esene Former heads of state, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar yesterday visited the governor of Lagos state, Babatunde ...

August 10, 2013

Elnathan John: New parties and free elections in 2015

by Elnathan John It is also encouraging seeing the names showing up on the APC train: IBB, Ahmed ‘13’ Yerima, ...

August 7, 2013

There’s no such thing: Jonathan never planned Ramadan visit to IBB – Presidency

by Isi Esene The presidency is demanding an apology over media reports that former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida ...

August 4, 2013

Simon Kolawole: Now that the APC has been registered

by Simon Kolawole With the fusion of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress ...

August 3, 2013

Opinion: Time to ‘fix’ the North or ‘bury’ it

by Muhammad Sani Dattijo The leaders of the north have a decision to make today. And it is more important ...

August 2, 2013

Game on: APC leaders visit IBB, hold closed-door meeting

by Isi Esene Members of the newly formed All for Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday visited the former president, General Ibrahim ...

July 25, 2013

Alkasim Abdulkadir: Meet Nafisa Ibrahim Madako, the nomad who turned mathematics Olympian (Y! FrontPage)

by Alkasim Abdulkadir However, the girl child in Nigeria’s villages and sub-urban centers has a greater chance of seeing thE four walls ...

July 14, 2013

Amazing: Thousands troop to see baby born with rosary round her neck in Niger (LOOK)

Thousands of people trooped to a private maternity home in Kotaworo area of Bida, in Niger state on Sunday to ...

May 29, 2013

#SOE: Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau’s close associate killed

by Isi Esene A close associate of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has been confirmed dead by the Defence Headquarters ...

May 26, 2013

It gets worse: New terror group emerges [DETAILS]

As the country grapples with the terror activities of the fundamentalist Boko Haram sect, another terror group, Movement for Oneness ...

May 20, 2013

Cheta Nwanze: See what Boko Haram has caused (Y! FrontPage)

by Cheta Nwanze  In order to stem the ugly tide of huge losses in foreign reserves to unjustifiable importation of ...

April 19, 2013

Kabiru Sokoto, suspected Boko Haram commander arraigned, pleads not guilty (PHOTOS)

by Akan Ido The State Security Service (SSS) on Friday arraigned an alleged Boko Haram suspect, Kabiru Umar aka Kabiru ...

April 9, 2013

We must all stand up and condemn this – and more, in today’s news roundup with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze …the fourth estate, or the media, is the most important part of a democracy. For if the ...

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