Police arrest 22 miscreants in Niger

June 24, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Police in Niger state have arrested 22 miscreants and street urchins in connection with public disturbances and other criminal activities in Minna. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this Friday in a statement in Minna. The statement read in part, “In a continued fight against thuggery and youth restiveness in Minna, the Niger state Read More

Niger monarch shoots subject dead, remanded

June 17, 2022 AidelojeOjo 0

The District Head of Mokwa, Alhaji Mohammed Shaba Aliyu, has been arrested and remanded in a Correctional Centre by a Minna Chief Magistrate’s Court 1, for allegedly shooting his subject dead. The monarch was alleged to have shot at protesting youths of his domain leading to the death of one Jiya Mohammed while several others sustained various degrees of bullet Read More

Malagi has capacity to govern Niger – Campaign DG

May 24, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Director General of the Niger 2023 Malagi Governorship Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Idris Azozo, has explained that his principal, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi has the capacity to govern Niger state and propel it to the best economy in the country. Azozo stated this on Monday in Minna while speaking to journalists on the successful consultation with delegates of the state Read More

Niger 2023: 241 councillors back APC guber aspirant, Idris Malagi

May 21, 2022 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Up to 241 All Progressives Congress (APC) councillors and ward leaders in Niger state have endorsed Blueprint Newspapers publisher and frontline gubernatorial aspirant, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, as the next governor of the state.  The council legislators from the 25 local government areas of Niger state made the endorsement Thursday during a consultative meeting held at the state House of Assembly Read More

2023: Niger North endorses Senator Sabi Abdullahi for third term

April 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

Constituents across the eight local government councils in Niger North Senatorial district have endorsed aspiration of Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi for third term in office as Senator representing the zone. They demonstrated their endorsement by procuring N20 million nomination form from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and handed it over to him at the Senate wing of the National Assembly Read More

Niger operating obsolete laws – NBA

April 6, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Minna branch, Mohammed Abubakar El-Suru, has described the laws operating in Niger state as obsolete and needed to be reviewed to enhance the administration of criminal justice in the state. El- Suru stated this during a validation and public forum on domestication of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 held in Read More

Local divers recover 12 bodies in Niger boat mishap

April 1, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Local divers have recovered 12 bodies from the boat mishap which occurred two days ago in Guni River in Munya local government area of Niger state. The spokesperson of the communities and the Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA), Salisu M. Sabo, disclosed this on Friday in a statement in Minna. “The total number of people in the boat is still Read More

Terrorists abduct Catholic Priest, 45 others in Niger

March 28, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits have abducted the Catholic Priest of  St Mary’s Catholic Church, Sarkin Pawa, in  Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, Very Rev Father Leo Raphael Ozigi and 45 other villagers. Blueprint learnt that the Priest and other victims were abducted on Sunday  by bandits who raided the communities within Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munya local government areas.  He was Read More

Gov Sani-Bello inspired APC to superlative national convention – Party chieftain

March 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former senatorial aspirant of the party in Cross River state, Chief Ray Morphy, has commended governor of Niger state Abubakar Sani-Bello, for inspiring the party to “a superlative national convention.” Dr. Morphy said for every event, there is always a trigger, adding that history of the just concluded APC’s national convention Read More

AGRA launches gender consortium project in Kaduna, Niger

March 10, 2022 Ahmid Lawal, Abuja 0

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has launched a gender consortium project in Kaduna and Niger state. The project, according to the AGRA’s Programme Officer, Easther Ibrahim, is to enhance resilience and up scaling of gender inclusive rural economy for increased productivity, livelihoods and food security. While speaking at the launching of the project in Kaduna, Wednesday, the Read More

Shiroro youth urge Niger to deploy bomb experts to Galadima Kogo

February 25, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Concerned Shiroro Youth of Niger state has called on the state government to immediately deploy bomb experts to Galadima Kogo to ensure the safety of villagers. The call is coming few days after 10 people were killed in an explosion in the area. The youth stated Thursday in a statement jointly signed by Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki and Bello Read More

11 sentenced to death by hanging in Niger

February 9, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna High Court has sentenced 11 persons to death by hanging for the brutal murder of seven villagers over land dispute in Lavun local government area of Niger state. The 11 accused persons were pronounced guilty of seven count charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder and culpable Humicide under section 221 , 229 of the panel code. Read More

Niger: Gunmen attack on Galadima regrettable –Bello

January 31, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has described as unfortunate and regrettable the recent attack by gunmen on Galadiman-Kogo and other villages in Shiroro local government area of the state. The governor in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Mrs Mary Noel-Berje in Minna Monday, condemned the attack and called on the residents to be more vigilant. He said:”It Read More

On new major military operation in Niger state…

January 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

This week, of course after a long wait, President Muhammadu Buhari has set the ball rolling for a major military operation in Niger State which faces incessant attacks on its communities by bandits and remnants of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from an equally incessant fire in the North-western and North-eastern parts of the country. A statement issued by the Senior Read More

5,000 Niger women to benefit from cancer screening, prevention services

January 11, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

At least 5000 women have been scheduled to benefit from the Human Papillom Virus (HPV) screening and cervical cancer prevention services in Niger state as part of government’s efforts to reduce the prevalent of the disease. The state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, stated this on Monday in Minna while flagging off the exercise at the Jummai Babangida Maternal and Neo-natal Read More

Niger law reform commission chairperson drums support for Buhari

January 11, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Chairman Law Reform Commission Niger state, Barrister Aisha Galadima Gana, has charged Nigerians to remain resolute in their support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in order to experience more dividends of democracy. Hajia Gana, who is also the matron of ANG Progressive Associates, also commended the First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari for her immeasurable achievements, stating that Read More

Family of 4, 3 others drown in Zungeru dam

December 28, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Disaster struck at the weekend in Niger state when a family of four including a man, two wives and a son along with three other people got drowned in a boat mishap in Zungeru dam. The family were said to be travelling from Zhigiri village in Shiroro local government area of Niger state to Dnaweto, a neighbouring village for naming Read More

Panel commences investigation into killing of 36 in Niger

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Judicial Commission of Enquiry constituted top look into the killings and abduction of people in Maza Kuka and Adogo Mallam communal clash in Mashegu local government area of Niger state has commenced sitting and members of the commission promised to be fair and just to all parties. The chairman of the commission, Hon. Justice Danladi Ahmed, stated this during the Read More

Host communities threaten to stop Zugeru dam commissioning

November 29, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The host communities to Zungeru hydro power dam in Niger state have threatened to stop the federal government from commissioning the Zungeru Hydro electric Power dam. compensations are not fully paid and other demands not met. The communities under the auspices of the Coalition of Shiroro Associations in Niger state stated this weekend at a press briefing in Kuta. Addressing Read More

Bandits, insurgents kill 11 vigilantes in Niger serial attacks

November 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits and Boko Haram elements have killed 11 vigilantes in Shiroro, Munya and Rafi local government areas of Niger state in a series of attacks within two weeks, the leaders of the communities have cried out. The elders under the auspices of the Gbagyi Elders Forum disclosed this Friday in Minna at a press briefing. The Forum’s spokesman, Pius Wakili, Read More

Niger to rebuild razed PHC clinic

November 25, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has expressed sadness over the unfortunate fire that engulfed Gwari road Primary Health Care Centre in Nasarawa A Ward of Chanchaga local government area of the state. Inspecting the facility, the governor said it would be rebuilt immediately considering the number of people that benefit from the facility, even though the level of Read More