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UN food programme targets Nigeria, others

The United Nations World Food Programme has launched a new initiative to provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance to eight countries in West and Central Africa, aiming to support 7.3 million people during the current lean season. The program will…

Names of fleeing Niger inmates released

In a bid to expedite the recapture of escaped prisoners, the Nigerian Correctional Service has released the database of inmates who fled from the Suleja Medium Security Custodial Centre. The escape, which has raised significant security concerns, prompted immediate action…

Another mine collapse in Niger state claims three lives, one injured

A devastating mine collapse in Niger State, Nigeria has resulted in the deaths of three people and the injury of one, just over a fortnight after a similar incident at the Shiroro mine trapped over 50 miners. The latest tragedy…

Two soldiers wounded, hospitalised as bandits attack Niger military base

Bandits operating in Tegina, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, have launched a surprise attack on a military base, leaving two soldiers wounded. The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, and according to reports, one bandit was…

NNPCL Uncovers 122 Illegal Oil Refining Sites in Niger Delta

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has identified 122 illegal oil refining sites across the Niger Delta region within the past week. Additionally, a filling station in Akwa Ibom State was shut down for selling illegally refined fuel to…

Niger gov grants 30 prisoners amnesty

The Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Bago, on Tuesday, granted amnesty to 30 inmates at the old and new Correctional Centres in the state capital, Minna. The gesture was part of the activities to mark the first anniversary of his…

Demolition of Madalla market aims to alleviate traffic congestion

Niger State authorities have taken action to shut down and demolish the popular Thursday Weekly Madalla Market in Suleja Local Government Area. This market has long been known for causing significant gridlock on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway, prompting concerns from both…

118 inmates escape as rainstorm destroys Niger prison

A devastating heavy rainstorm on Wednesday night led to the escape of 118 inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja, Niger State, North-Central Nigeria, as critical parts of the facility were damaged. The disclosure was made through a…

Army vows revenge after terrorists kill six soldiers

The Nigerian Army pledged on Sunday to avenge the killing of two officers and four soldiers by terrorists in Niger State on Friday. According to the Director of Army Public Relations, Maj. Gen. Nwachukwu Onyema, the personnel were killed in…

Navy warns criminals to keep off Niger Delta

Commodore Abba Muhsin, the Commander of the NNS Delta, issued a stern warning to criminal elements, advising them to avoid its operational areas or face the consequences. The warning came on Saturday shortly after the quarterly route march conducted by…