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NCS collects N2bn in ‎Niger‏

The Niger Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), collected N2.1 billion revenue from January to October, the area comptroller, Benjamin Binga, has said. Binga made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna, yesterday. "Our revenue target for the year is N2.

DAILY SUN - 2017-11-18 01:02:23

‎Niger‏ uncovers syndicate behind fake promotion letters

Enyioha Opara No fewer than 80 fake appointment letters issued to unsuspecting applicants in return for monetary gifts have been uncovered by the Niger State Civil Service Commission. Chairman of the NSCSC, Shehu Galadima, said the syndicate was inflating the figures of workers in the state civil se

PUNCH - 2017-11-18 00:33:41

Anambra Election : Police Announce Closure Of ‎Niger‏ Bridge

Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial elections set to hold tomorrow, Police in Delta state have announced total closure Niger bridge beefing up security at the Asaba end of the Niger Bridge. The beefed up security include a stop and search exercise by the police to prevent criminally minded people who

CHANNELSTV.COM - 2017-11-17 17:00:18

NYSC deploys 2,150 corps members to ‎Niger‏

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 2,150 Corps member to Niger for the 2017 Batch 'B' Orientation course. Mrs Theresa Arokoyo, the NYSC Coordinator in Niger, who disclosed this on Friday during a press briefing in Minna, said that the orientation course would commence on Nov. 21 to

PMNEWSNIGERIA.COM - 2017-11-17 14:34:33

‎Niger‏ Delta Stakeholders Propose Action Plan for Regional Development

Solomon Elusoji Stakeholders at the sixth edition of the Niger Delta Development Forum have collectively proposed a regional action plan for the oil rich Niger Delta region. This was the consensus of participants at the opening session of this year's forum holding in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capit

THISDAYLIVE.COM - 2017-11-16 23:46:57

‎Niger‏ Delta Avengers hail Akeredolu for Amnesty

Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) in Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas of Ondo State, yesterday lauded the Amnesty programme offered to it by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN). NDA assured the state government of the determination of its members to lay down their arms for the


Probe missionary 's death in ‎Niger‏ Delta

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc AFTER a lull, bad news is once again coming from the creeks of the Nig


CNS warns ‎Niger‏ Delta Avengers against threat to resume hostilities

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) which recently issued a threat to resume destruction and bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta were warned yesterday by the military. Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said no group had the strength to threaten the peace and unity of Nigeria


NSCDC nabs cable vandal in ‎Niger‏ - Commandant

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ), Niger Command, has arrested one Mohammed Ndayagi for alleged vandalism of high tension aluminium conductor cable belonging to AEDC in Gbako Local Government Area. The Corps Commandant, Mr Philip Ayuba, disclosed this in an interview with the Ne


‎Niger‏ia recovers $ 64.63 m electricity debts from Benin , ‎Niger‏

*Power transmission tower. 14 November 2017, Sweetcrude, Abuja - The Federal Government announced that it has recovered over $64.63 million electricity debts owed it by international customers in Benin Republic and Niger Republic. The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who,


UN brings 25 refugees from Libya to ‎Niger‏

The United Nations has evacuated 15 women, six men and four children from Libya to Niger in the first such operation. There are about 43,000 refugees in Libya, and the evacuation "symbolizes hope in finding safe solutions" for them, said Roberto Mignone, the UNHCR representative for Libya. News cove


NGE Calls For Dialogue In Renewed ‎Niger‏ Delta Avengers Threat

Abuja - The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called for dialogue instead of threat and force in tacklin the renewed threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to resume attacks on oil facilities in the South South. The Guild, which also called on the Avengers to drop the threat and embrace dialogue in resolvin


US , ‎Niger‏ teams visit site to learn about soldiers ' ambush

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The U.S.Africa Command says it has sent a joint team with the Niger military to the village of Tongo Tongo to investigate the Oct. 4 attack by extremists that left four American and four Nigerien soldiers dead. AFRICOM said Sunday that the on-site investigation is


How a Herdsman Became the Jihadist Who Killed U.S. Soldiers in ‎Niger‏

When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the Niger-Mali border: to protect his livestock. He had nothing against the Republic of Niger, let alone the United States of America. His quarrel was with rival Tua


La David Johnson , soldier killed in ‎Niger‏ ambush , may have been shot execution-style : Report

The body of slain U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four soldiers killed in Niger last month, was discovered in a state suggesting he had been captured and then executed, according to eyewitness accounts. Two residents of the Niger village where Johnson and three other soldiers died following


Report : US Marine Killed in ‎Niger‏ Found With Head Wound , Arms Bound

The Washington Post is reporting that the body of 25-year-old La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. servicemen killed last month in Niger by militants, was found with arms bound, apparently executed, according to villagers. The Post said Friday that two villagers in the remote village of Tongo Tong


Villagers : US soldier in ‎Niger‏ was bound , likely executed

NIAMEY, Niger - The body of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in Niger last month, was found with his arms tied and a gaping wound at the back of his head, according to two villagers, suggesting that he may have been captured and then executed


Militant group , ‎Niger‏ Deltans not afraid of soldiers , says Clark

Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has warned that no amount of military aggression would intimidate members of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF). The Ijaw leader also believes that members of the Niger Delta Avengers are not necessarily afraid of the presence of soldiers in the region. Chief Clark, w


Pentagon says ‎Niger‏ investigation expected to be completed by January

\"The Department of Defense is committed to a thorough and detailed investigation into the deaths of Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, and Sgt. La David T. Johnson. Once the investigation is completed, briefing the families of the fallen will be


‎Niger‏ deaths probe outcome expected in January : U.S. military

REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo FILE PHOTO:An honor guard carries the coffin of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, at a graveside service in Hollywood The U.S. military said on Wednesday it has told families of four American soldiers kil