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Boko Haram terrorists kill five people in southeastern ‎Niger‏

Suspected militants from the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group have killed at least four troops and a civilian in an attack on a military post in southeast Niger, Press TV reported. Local officials and security sources said on Thursday that the attack took place on Wednesday evening in the village

TREND.AZ - 2018-01-18 23:14:00

On the handshake across the ‎Niger‏

I was not a little amused when I read in the papers of the cosmetic gesture of some old time politicians reaching out to each other at a forum in Enugu. It was a meeting of old timers as far as the self appointed representatives of the Yoruba nation are concerned. These are the remnants of the old A

THE NATION NIGERIA - 2018-01-18 23:00:01

Suspected Boko Haram attack in ‎Niger‏ kills at least four soldiers

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, local officials and two security sources said on Thursday. The attack took place on Wednesday evening in the village of Toumour, ne

YAHOO! - 2018-01-18 15:53:00

INEC registers 95,434 voters in ‎Niger‏ , deploys 742 personnel

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) in Niger on Thursday said it deployed 742 personnel to political wards across the state to ensure massive registration of eligible voters. Prof. Samuel Egwu, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, made the disclosure in an interview in Minna

THE NATION NIGERIA - 2018-01-18 10:22:25

Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to ‎Niger‏

ROME (AP) - Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism. The vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday was likely lawmakers' last session before a March 4 election. ROME (AP) - Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military m


Italy approves ‎Niger‏ mission to slow migrant flow

Italy is looking to stem the flow of migration and people trafficking from African countries, often through attempted dangerous sea crossings to Europe Italy's parliament on Wednesday approved a ramped up military presence in Niger by agreeing to send an initial 120 troops with 350 more to follow as


Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 ‎Niger‏ attack on US

DAKAR - An Islamic State group Sahara offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four US soldiers and four Nigerien troops.The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reported Friday that the self-professed ISIS affiliate Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi claimed responsibility for


Toll from Boko Haram attacks falls in ‎Niger‏ : UN

A total of 141 civilians in Niger were killed, kidnapped or wounded by the Boko Haram jihadist group last year, a sharp fall compared with 2016, the UN said on Wednesday. The toll in 2016 was 227 after 214 in 2015, the Office for the Coordination ... Why Is The US Fighting In Niger? | NowThis Worl


Gunmen kidnap seven in ‎Niger‏

The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Dibal Yakadi, said gunmen on Friday kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state. Yakadi said that two brothers, Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai, and five others were kidnapped on two different occasions. He said that Garba an

PUNCH - 2018-01-19 14:11:13

Italy approves military mission in ‎Niger‏ , more troops to North Africa

The decision was made to combat an overflow of migration, as well as human trafficking. ROME: Italy's parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people toward Europe, many of whom

FREE MALAYSIA TODAY - 2018-01-18 12:20:43

‎Niger‏ state youths protest poor power supply

- Youths in Niger state embark on a peaceful protest over epileptic power supply by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) - The youths decry the alleged poor performance of the company in providing power for the state - The state government and the Niger state House of Assembly are repor

NAIJA.NG - 2018-01-18 10:26:59

Islamic State affiliate claims deadly attack on U.S. troops in ‎Niger‏

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The leader of Islamic State's affiliate in West Africa has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. special forces and four soldiers from Niger in October, Mauritania's independent Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported on Saturday. The troops were killed whe


50-year-old man drugs , Rapes 7 underage boys in ‎Niger‏

One, Abdullahi Haruna, from Nasko community in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State, has been arrested for defiling seven underage boys. man drugs, Rapes According to Punch, The 50-year-old was said to have had regular sexual intercourse with the teenagers for a long time before he was nabbed


Handshake Across the ‎Niger‏ : New game plan in ‎Niger‏ia

Today's meeting of Yoruba and Igbo socio-political leaders framed as Handshake Across the Niger is bound to review and possibly upset the traditional pattern of political power arrangement that has kept the Igbo and Yoruba taking turns to form partnerships with the Hausa-Fulani in the North.Handshak


‎Niger‏ Tornadoes hit Abuja to conclude build up for Kwara United tie

Niger Tornadoes players and officials have arrived in Abuja where they are expected to stay for three days before hitting Ilorin, venue of their Nigeria Professional Football League opener against Kwara United. Reuben Ogbonnaya revealed that they got to Abuja after Wednesday training sessions and th


Police say gunmen kidnap seven in ‎Niger‏

The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Dibal Yakadi, said gunmen on Friday kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state. Yakadi made the disclosure in an interview in Minna. He said that two brothers Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai and five others were kidnapped on

THE NATION NIGERIA - 2018-01-19 13:40:34

‎Niger‏ : UNICEF ‎Niger‏ Humanitarian Situation Report , November 2017

Highlights** Direct attacks by Boko Haram resulted in violence against local communities (village chiefs, civilians, including young boys and girls reported to have been attacked or abducted). UNICEF co-funded the provision of NFI assistance to 489 displaced households in Toumour, in partnership wi

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-01-18 06:50:00

Italy approves military mission in ‎Niger‏

Italy is to deploy troops to Africa in the hope that they can stem the flow of migrants as seen in this rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy has born the brunt of the flood of migrants arriving on EU shores. ( Reuters ) Italy's parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presen


APC members defect to PDP in ‎Niger‏

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State over the weekend have defected to the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Former Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has the readiness of the PDP in tackling APC for the 2019 general elections. Speaking during a Zonal Unity Ra


‎Niger‏ : Four faces of hope

In Niger, millions are battling two powerful and invisible enemies: hunger and poverty. We bring you four faces of the crisis in Niger. Niger consistently ranks as one of the world's poorest countries, despite enjoying relative peace. But why? Niger's struggle with poverty is a complex issue, but c