Tags : Niger State

Senate Passes Bills To Establish Health Sciences Varsity, ICT Institute

The Senate has passed a Bill which seeks to establish the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State. The Upper Chamber also passed a Bill to establish the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Suleja, Niger State. The passage of both bills followed the consideration of two separate reports by the Senate Committees on […]

NCDC Confirms Human Cases Of Bird Flu in Seven States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has revealed that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called Bird Flu. NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, announced this in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja. He was giving highlights of the epidemiological situation […]

Gunmen Attack School, Abduct Students, Others In Niger

Armed men have attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. The incident started at about 2:00 am on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, when the gunmen shoot sporadically with one student feared killed and several others abducted. Some Teachers and their family members residing within the College Staff Quarters were […]

Niger Governor Pardons 46 Inmates

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has granted pardon to 46 inmates across the various Correctional Centres in the State. The Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Niger State, Barrister Nasara Dan-Mallam who is also the Chairman of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy confirmed this in a statement. According to him, the release […]

Workers Day: Niger Govt Calls For Safety Measures

Niger State Governor, Mr Abubakar Bello, has called on Civil Servants and the organised Labour to abide by the safety measures put in place by Health professionals and Government orders aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus as they mark May Day celebration. In a statement issued on Friday, May 1, 2020, by his Chief […]

Police Inspector Killed, Two Officers Injured In Shootout With Bandits

A Police Inspector, Ibrahim Chibok, has been killed during a shootout with bandits who attacked Muchiya Kaji village in Niger State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Niger, Mr Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed this in a statement on Monday, February 17, 2020. He revealed that two other Officers of the Niger State Police Command were injured […]

Niger Communities Under Attack By Gunmen

Gunmen, suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have attacked Gurmana, old Gurmana, and Ashirika communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. An eyewitness said the armed men numbering over 100 stormed the communities at about 10:00 am on Saturday, February 8, 2020 on bikes and some […]

Bandits kill 11 villagers in Kaduna, Zamfara

Armed bandits have killed 11 people in separate attacks in northern Nigeria. A community leader and residents said disclosed this on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, noting that in the first incident on Monday, six vigilantes were killed when gunmen invaded Kakangi village in the restive Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State. The Source said the […]