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Buhari commissions N50B Sugar Estate in ‎Niger‏

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the N50 billion Sunti Golden Sugar Estate which he said will employ 10,000 people directly. Speaking in Sunti in Mokwa local government area on Thursday, Buhari said the magnitude of nvestment in the sugar estate is a clear manifestation that the policies

THE NATION NIGERIA - 2018-03-15 15:04:25

Pentagon discloses new firefight in ‎Niger‏

Provided by The Hill U.S. troops engaged in an undisclosed firefight with Islamic State militants in Niger two months after American troops were killed in the African nation, the U.S. military acknowledged on Wednesday. Load Error Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Sheryll Klinkel said in a statement to CNN

MSN.COM - 2018-03-15 12:25:26

U.S. vs ISIS in ‎Niger‏ : Multiple Firefights Revealed

Trump Cabinet members accused of living large at taxpayer expense Green Berets were involved in another firefight with militants in Niger just two months after the ISIS ambush that killed four special forces soldiers and wounded two others in the West African country in October 2017. The New York Ti

MSN.COM - 2018-03-15 09:56:32

Tuaregs Celebrate Culture in ‎Niger‏ Sahara Festival

Tuaregs in northern Niger are hoping to draw tourists back to the region by putting their traditional dances, music poetry and camel races on display. Despite concerns about Islamic extremism throughout the Sahel region in West Africa, organizers recently hosted more than 1,000 visitors to a cultur


‎Niger‏ia 's Buhari replaces head of ‎Niger‏ Delta amnesty program

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced the head of an amnesty program for former militants who attacked energy facilities in the Niger Delta oil production heartland, the presidency said on Tuesday. Buhari also ordered "a full investigation into the activities of the Amn


Tuareg rebels claim recovery of US vehicle from ‎Niger‏ ambush

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press Updated 8:35 am, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A Tuareg rebel leader said Tuesday that members of his group have recovered an American vehicle that was stolen in the ambush in Niger in which four U.S. forces were killed in October. The vehicle taken during


Savannah Petroleum Completes Well Pad Ahead Of ‎Niger‏ Drilling Campaign

LONDON (Alliance News) - Oil and gas company Savannah Petroleum PLC said on Monday that ahead of its drilling on the R3/R4 Production Sharing Contract area in Agadem Basin, Niger, construction of the Bushiya well pad has been completed. The well site is now fully manned and operational, with 100 per


Youths Stone ‎Niger‏ State Governor

Niger state governor, Governor Bello, was reportedly booed and stoned by an angry mob made up of youths in Niger state. According to reports, the convoy of Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, was on Thursday, March8, 2018, attacked by angry youths from Bida local government area of the state


President commissions FMN 's N50bn Sunti Golden Sugar Investment in ‎Niger‏ State

L-R - John G. Coumantaros, The Chairman, FMN Group. Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, CFR, The Etsu Nupe. Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Former Vice Chairman, FMN Group at the official commissioning ceremony of the Sunti Golden Sugar Estates, in Mokwa Niger State. They came, they saw, they commissioned. Flour Mills of Ni

LINDAIKEJISBLOG.COM - 2018-03-16 15:06:36

Mali militia says it obtains U.S. military vehicle from ‎Niger‏ raid

DAKAR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Malian militia said on Wednesday it had obtained a sport utility vehicle abandoned by U.S. special forces in neighbouring Niger during a deadly ambush last October, and offered to return it to the United States. Four U.S. special forces members and at least four Niger


‎Niger‏ia 's Buhari sacks head of ‎Niger‏ Delta amnesty programme

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the head of an amnesty programme for former militants in the country's oil and gas-producing heartland, amid allegations of graft. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrives for the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of


NDDC to Collaborate with NFF for Football Academies in ‎Niger‏ Delta

Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has called for partnership with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in its plans to set up two football academies in the Niger Delta region. The NDDC Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, made the proposal when the NFF Presi


Military reviews rules for helmet cams after ‎Niger‏ attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. Weeks


Stuart 's Welcomes ‎Niger‏ 's Tal National For Free Show in Grand Lobby

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio hosts a free evening of music with Niger's Tal National in our brand new Grand Lobby on Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Presented with support from Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, Ohio University African Studies, and Ohio University's Black


U.S. team lacked OK for fatal ‎Niger‏ mission

These images provided by the U.S. Army show, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. All four were killed in Niger, when a


Savannah to drill in ‎Niger‏

Savannah Petroleum is poised to launch a three-well exploration campaign in the Agadem Basin on Block R3 within the R3/R4 production sharing contract area in Niger, writes Barry Morgan. Chief executive Andrew Knott said the AIM-listed explorer was "on the cusp of its maiden drilling operations in Ni

UPSTREAM ONLINE - 2018-03-16 00:00:00

US Special Forces troops previously killed 11 ISIS fighters in an undisclosed firefight in ‎Niger‏

US Special Forces troops reportedly took part in a previously undisclosed firefight in Niger, two months after a battle that killed four US soldiers in October. The undisclosed firefight on December 6, first reported by The New York Times, was between a coalition of US-Nigerien troops, and a group b


Savannah Petroleum anounces an update on its operations in ‎Niger‏ ahead of its 3 well drilling campaign

Savannah Petroleum anounces an update on its operations in Niger ahead of its 3 well drilling campaign Savannah Petroleum announces an update on its operations in Niger, ahead of the commencement of its three well drilling campaign on the R3 portion of the R3/R4 PSC Area in the Agadem Basin, south e


UPDATE 1-‎Niger‏ia 's Buhari sacks head of ‎Niger‏ Delta amnesty programme

(Adds details, quotes) ABUJA, March 13 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the head of an amnesty programme for former militants in the country's oil and gas-producing heartland, amid allegations of graft. Funding of the former Niger Delta militants under the 2009 amnesty has be


Reuben Ogbonnaya hails ‎Niger‏ Tornadoes ' fighting spirit after Plateau United win

Reuben Ogbonnaya has praised his teammates' fighting spirit in Sunday's 1-0 win over Nigeria Professional Football League champions Plateau United in Minna. Hussain Isah's 32nd-minute effort at the Bako Kotongora Stadium was all rejuvenated Hamzat Abara's men needed to extend their unbeaten run to t