Jikada Labarin Nupe hails Etsu Nupe

September 10, 2022 Etsu Nupe 0

The Jikadan Labarin Nupe, Mohammed Baba-Busu, has described the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, as a beacon of hope for the downtrodden in Bida Emirate, Niger and Nigeria in general. Baba-Busu, who is an Assistant Editor-in-Chief, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), and its Bureau Chief, Lafia, Nasarawa state, said this in a message on Saturday to felicitate with the Etsu Read More

Niger APC reconciliation, a huge success

September 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

“Emphasise reconciliation, not resolution. It is unrealistic to expect everyone to agree about everything. Reconciliation focuses on the relationship, while resolution focuses on the problem. When we focus on reconciliation, the problem loses significance and often becomes irrelevant.” Rick Warren The above quote by Rick Warren aptly defines reconciliation because it places emphasis on relationship. In a democratic setting, winners Read More

Anguish as 7 perish, 18 LGAs ravaged in Niger floods

September 2, 2022 Aideloje Ojo Minna 0

Seven people have been killed and several homes washed away following the flooding of communities across eight local governments of Niger state. The six deaths were said to have been recorded in Magama local government area while one occurred in Rafi local government. The director-general of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, disclosed this Friday in Read More

APC chieftain, Morphy recommends Sani-Bello as Tinubu’s running mate

July 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and socio-political analyst, Chief Ray Morphy, has recommended governor Abubakar Sani-Bello as running mate to the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The APC chieftain from Cross Rivers state said the Niger state governor Abubakar Sani-Bello, has demonstrated capacity and leadership beyond expectations, adding that Sani-Bello has the character, the Read More

IDPs get 20 houses in Niger

July 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission and New Approach, an NGO, have inaugurated 20 houses for Internally Displaced Persons in Kuta, headquarters of Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. The Commission’s Managing Director, Abubakar Yelwa, said at the inauguration in Kuta recently, that the projects would address the problems of residential accommodation among the IDPs. “The duo made the Read More

Niger attacks: Sani Musa urges FG to tackle security challenges

July 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District, Muhammad Sani Musa, has condemned the killing of 40 soldiers and other security operatives in Ajata Aboki mining site in Shiroro local government area of Niger state on Wednesday. Sani Musa also called on the government to rise to the security challenges facing this country, adding that the development had “deprived our people Read More

Group petitions EFCC, demands probe into N482m ex-militant training contract

July 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Concerned Indigenes of Oil Mineral Producing States Forum, has called for the cancellation of a N482 million contract awarded by the Presidential Amnesty Programme to Express Concern International for training of 90 Niger Delta ex-militants. In a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which was also copied to the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Read More

Re: Niger monarch shoots subject dead

June 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

It has become imperative for us to set the record straight on the above subject matter. The crisis emanated from the dispute between Eppa community and Etisheshi an area in Mokwa town, Niger state. A youth from the Etisheshi area was invited by a magistrate court but he refused to appear after the fifth summons, prompting his arrest . The Read More

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