Breaking: Niger govt, organised Labour in closed-door meeting 

February 21, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Niger State Government and Organized Labour Union are currently having a closed-door meeting. Present at the meeting are Governor Umaru Bago, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the Chief of Staff, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, the Commissioner for Justice, the Labour chairman and his team, along with other Read More

Bago donates 10m to graduates of SEDI vocational training programme

February 13, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has demonstrated his commitment to youth empowerment in the state by donating N10 million to graduates of the Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI) vocational training program.  The Governor, Monday, in his speech emphasized the importance of skill acquisition, particularly among young people. Governor Bago directed the inclusion of vocational training in schools under the Read More

Niger govt, CBM development partner to cultivate 50,000 hectares of land across state

February 6, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Niger State government has entered into a partnership with CBM Developments, renowned for its expertise in irrigation development to cultivate 50,000 hectares of land across the state. This agreement, called “The Niger Irrigation Infrastructure Advancement Scheme,” is a step towards making agriculture better. CBM Developments in collaboration with the Alkhorayef Group, a Saudi Arabian company.  Telia J. Urey, the Chairman Read More

Niger APC inaugurates Lavun constituency re-election campaign com’tt

January 31, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State has inaugurated the Campaign Council for Lavun State House of Assembly Re-election, scheduled for Saturday, 3rd February 2024. The State party chairman, Hon Aminu Musa Bobi, who was represented by the State Deputy Chairman, Hon Zakariya Umar Raba, charged the Campaign Council members to work round the clock in line with the Read More

Niger govt drags 3 power stations to court over unpaid N136m debt

January 25, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Niger state government has sued three power stations and their operators in the Federal High Court in Minna demanding the payment of outstanding ground rent charges of N136, 696, 127, 200 from 2017 to 2022. In two separate writ of summon, the Niger State Revenue Service is listed as the plaintiff while Shiroro Hydro Electric Plc, North South Power Read More

Governor Bago distributes agricultural inputs, tools in Niger

January 24, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Niger State government has distributed agricultural inputs and farm tools to fathers and workers in the state. The Governor, represented by the deputy governor, Comrade Yakubu Garba, spearheaded the phase 2 distribution of agricultural and work tools, injecting vitality into the farming community and labor-intensive public workers. The Governor distributed farm machinery worth hundreds of millions, including Tractors, Fertilizers, Read More

NUC acknowledges conversion of Varsity of Education to conventional Varsity in Niger

January 18, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has officially acknowledged the conversion of Niger State University of Education, Minna, from a specialized institution to a conventional university. In a statement released by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Digital Media and Strategy, Abdullberqy Usman Ebbo, said the transformation started with the revalidation of the university by the NUC on September 28, Read More

Food security: $25m shea butter factory, soya, rice production underway in Niger

January 17, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Food Security Program of Governor Umaru Bago in Niger State is gaining momentum through several partnerships.  A statement Wednesday has revealed that PJS group is investing $25 million Expansion Strategy for 2024 in the State, which will include Shea Butter Extraction Factory, Soya/Rice Bran Oils Production.  The statement reads: “The PJS Group has invested heavily in Niger State, boosting Read More

Niger: Governor Umaru Bago in partnership with Bayer AG for sustainable agriculture

January 15, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Governor of Niger State, Umaru Bago, and his team are currently in New York, where a collaborative meeting was held with Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability of Bayer AG.  The German multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical and biotechnology giant is set to play a key role in facilitating innovation and development within the agricultural sector of Niger Read More

Bida, Munya LG qualify for Niger Governor’s Cup final

December 20, 2023 Editor 0

Bida and Munya local government teams have emerged as the finalists of the 2023 edition of Niger state Governor’s Cup football competition, tagged “Bida 2023”. Bida local government defeated Kontagora local government by a lone goal in the first semi-final match decided at the Lapai Football Academy Mini Stadium, Kobo campus of IBB University, Lapai. On the other hand, the Read More

Niger governor closes 42nd FEPSGA in Minna

December 15, 2023 Editor 0

Niger state Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago, has called on participants of the 42nd edition of the Federation of Public Service Games Association (FEPSGA) to maintain the relationship built during the games. The governor who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Usman Gawu, made the declaration at the closing ceremony of the annual multi-sports event, held Read More

Former in-laws flog man to death

October 24, 2023 Admin III 0

A man identified as, Mallam Umar Tasiu, has been allegedly flogged to d3ath by the family of his former wife in Minna, Niger State.  A neighbor had revealed that the Al Azhar University, Egypt graduate had gone to see his children who live with his ex-wife at her father’s house.  “He went to see his two kids who are staying with Read More

Niger govt partners US’ varsity for study center in Minna

October 4, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between the Niger State Government and Kent State University in Ohio, United States for establishment of a study centre in Minna, the state capital. This agreement encompasses various areas of cooperation, such as student and lecturer exchange programs, scholarships, vocational and executive education, and institutional capacity enhancement for educational establishments, among others. Read More

My son ‘ll not disappoint constituents – Jerry Gana

June 17, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

A former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Professor Jerry Gana, has assured the people of Lavun, Edati and Mokwa federal constituency, Niger state that his son, Honourable Joshua Gana, would provide quality representation. Gana, who is also the Haske Nupe, said this at a civic reception organised in honour of Gana, who is now a member of the House Read More

Bago approves N30m monthly to offset NECO, SSCE registration debts

June 16, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger state government has commenced payments of N30 million monthly to off settlement huge debts it is owes the National Examinations Council (NECO) for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) registered by students of public schools in the state. The state Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, state this on Friday while receiving in audience the Registrar of NECO, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, Read More

Court bars Niger government from demolishing Ashrab energy limited

June 16, 2023 Admin III 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Minna, has restrained the Niger state government from demolishing Ashrab Energy International Limited, located in the state. The Niger state government had on May 30th, 2023 marked Ashrab located at Keteren-Gwari in Minna, with occupancy Nos. NGS/913 and NGS/8821 for demolition. This came immediately as the Governor of Niger state was sworn-in on May Read More

Sani-Bello hands over transition document to governor-elect, Bago, in Niger

May 28, 2023 Admin III 0

As hours tickle down to the May 29 inauguration, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has handed over the transition document to the Governor-elect, Umar Mohammed Bago. The brief ceremony was performed at the Council Chamber of the Government House, Minna. Governor Sani Bello said they were having this smooth transition because it was a transition within same party, Read More

Niger governor, Bello, commissions 6 projects, inspects 8.7km dual carriage bypass in Kontagora

May 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has inaugurated six projects in Kontagora local government area of the state. The projects commissioned are School of Nursing and Midwifery, remodeled and expanded General Hospital, 5 number 1.4km Jikan Shehu Internal Access road, 5km Maigari Gwadebe GRA road a component of 11km Kontagora-Tegina approach road, Col. Sani Bello Housing Estate and Rice Read More

Niger: How Governor Sani-Bello recorded achievements amidst ridiculous criticisms

May 27, 2023 Mary Noel-Berje 0

We all face criticisms at various points of our lives. As individuals, organizations or government, criticisms are inevitable. Indeed, while criticisms negatively distract some to failure, it spurs others to achieve success. Being constructively criticized is healthy. However, when persons or entities become excessively and captiously critical, they become blinded by their sentiments and mischief such that any good deed Read More

Bago: Already proving his mettle

May 19, 2023 Awaal Gata 0

There is this popular saying in Hausa that “Juma’a da zata yi kya’u tun daga Laraba ake ganeta”. A maxim recently rendered by Forbes succinctly translates it: “Who you are now is who you will be in the future.” This encapsulates the situation in Niger state at the moment. The man who will become the Governor of Niger state from Read More

Alleged misconduct: Niger judiciary fires judge, demotes two

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The Niger state judicial service commission has fired the Magistrate Court judge in Salka, Magama Local Government Area. This was disclosed in a statement by the Secretary of the commission, Abdulrahman Garafini, in Minna, on Wednesday. Garafini said the judge was sacked over alleged gross misconduct and abuse of judicial power. The statement reads, ”It was further discovered that Mohammed Read More

Niger: 2023 governorship election peaceful, seamless – Bello, Bago 

March 18, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has described the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections as peaceful and seamless. The governor stated this after casting his vote at the Mustapha Alkali Polling Unit, Kontagora Saturday. He commended the electorate for turning out to exercise their franchise. “It has never been this easier in the previous elections. The process is very Read More

I’m qualified to contest Senate Presidency – Sani Musa

March 18, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has declared interest to contest for the office of Senate President in the 10th National Assembly, insisting that he is qualified for the position.  Senator Musa stated this on Saturday while speaking with Journalists after casting his vote at Paiko Niger state.  He dismissed the report Read More

INEC needs to correct lapses in future elections – Kantigi 

March 18, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State, Isah Liman Kantigi, has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to correct lapses seen in this  year’s general elections in future elections.  He expressed concern over inability of INEC to properly name each of the boxes with candidate standing for election. He stated this after casting his Read More

Election: Why PDP candidate, Isah Kantagi, can’t be governor in Niger – Group

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegies of Concerned Niger Youths (CNY), has said allegations bothering on money laundering and other sharp practices against Liman Isah Kantagi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate are enough to disqualify him as a governorship candidate in the state. The group said the state deserved a personality whose hands are not tainted and soiled by allegations Read More