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

Niger prohibits sale of motorcycles

November 21, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state government has prohibited the sale of motorcycles in the state. The government announced this weekend in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Ibrahim Matane in Minna. Matane stated that the ban became imperative because bandits now demand for motorcycles as ransom for kidnapped victims. He stated further that ,” the category Read More

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Foundation empowers over 1000 vulnerable women in Niger

November 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, IDIMUB Foundation has empowered over 100 poor and vulnerable women of Azza community in Lapai local government area of Niger state. The event, which took place in Kuchi village, was attended by prominent sons and daughters of Azza community, including the traditional head of Ebbo, Etsu Ndatsu Halilu. The founder of the organization, Alh Idris Abubakar Idimub, said Read More

Breaking: Tension at FUT Minna as gunmen attack shop, kidnap 2 children

November 11, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Gunmen on Thursday morning attacked a shop located opposite the Gidan Kwanu main campus gate of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna and abducted two children of the shop owner. Students said they started hearing gunshots at the institution’s gate at about 12am while tension mounted. The Police confirmed the incident on Thursday in Minna explaining that, “On 10/11/2021 Read More

Niger earmarks N7.7bn for leave grant, debt servicing

November 8, 2021 AidelojeOjo 0

The Niger state government has earmarked the sum of 1.3 billion to settle civil servants’ leave grant in the 2022 budget. The government also budgeted the sum of N6.4 billion for servicing of internal and external debt services in the 2022 fiscal year. The state Commissioner of Finance and Budget, Alhaji Zakari Abubakar stated this during 2022 budget breakdown press Read More

School feeding: FG donates 56,000 utensils to Niger govt

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government on Friday handed over 56,000 feeding utensils to the Niger state government for the benefit of pupils under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in the state. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, handed over the utensils to the government at the IBB Primary School in Minna. Farouk, Read More

Bello presents N198.2bn 2022 budget to Niger Assembly

November 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has presented a budget of N198, 245, 654, 759, 75 billion to the State House of Assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget estimates christened “Budget of prosperity and consolidated development ” on Thursday, the governor said the appropriation is hinged on six cardinal objectives. He explained that, the budget estimates Read More

Sani-Bello institutes commission of inquiry on Niger killings

November 3, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has instituted a commission of inquiry into the recent killings in Maza Kuka and Adogon Mallam villages in Mashegu local government area of the state. The attack was first reported in Maza Kuka village on 25th October 2021 while a reprisal on Adogon Malam village followed the next day, resulting to the death Read More

Mystery of headless Nigerian boy floating at the Thames

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Londoners were justifiable shocked to learn about a headless and limbless torso of a young boy floating on the Thames exactly 20 years ago. Twenty years on, the “mystery” of this young lad’s ritual voodoo-juju human sacrifice-murder remains “unsolved” but, from my perspective here resident in Nigeria, I think the Met (I suppose it’s the Met, uh?) has done a Read More

Troops foil 100-man bandit attack on Niger community

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Troops over the weekend foiled a coordinated attack by bandits on Pandogari town in Rafi local government area of Niger state. Blueprint learnt that not less than 100 heavily armed men riding on motorcycles stormed the town from Zamfara state with the intention of killing and kidnapping members of the community, in addition to rustling their cattle. Witness accounts said Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More

Loyal Niger APC aspirants disown factional group

October 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) factional group which conducted parallel state congress in Niger state has suffered a major setback as four of its officials disowned the faction while pledging absolute loyalty to the Haliru Jinkatoro led leadership in the state. Speaking at a joint press conference in Minna Monday, the former aspirants, who gave their names as Mohammed Abubakar Read More

Congress: APC chieftain urges internal democracy

October 12, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Chairman Forum for Foundation Members of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in Niger state, Mohammed Abubakar Katcha, has called on party members to respect the internal democratic tenets of the party in the fort coming state congress to ensure peace in the party. Katcha stated this Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Minna. He urged all contestants who have Read More

Niger: Court stops appointment of Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, restrains govt from issuing staff of office

October 12, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna High Court has ordered Mohammed Barau Kontagora to stop parading himself as the 7th Sarkin Sudan Kontagora by virtue of the selection purportedly held on 19th day of September 2021. The court gave the order Tuesday after hearing the motion ex-parte moved by Barrister W. Y Mamman on behalf of 15 plaintiffs. Presided over by Justice Abdullahi Mikailu, Read More

Lawmaker distributes 8, 000 bags of grains to displaced persons in Niger

October 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The lawmaker representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Umar Bago, has distributed 8,000 bags of grains and 4,000 cartons of indomie to people displaced by bandits in four local government areas of Niger state. The lawmaker handed over the food items to the state government at the weekend in Minna. Represented by his chief of staff, Hammed Read More

Breaking: Gunmen strike at night, kidnap permanent secretary, granddaughter

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

A Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Niger state. Dr. Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter inside their house at after taking part in a wedding ceremony in Zungeru on Friday night. Already, the state government has reportedly confirmed the incident but Niger state Police command are yet to react to the latest development. Read More