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Kidnapping and Ransom Payments in Nigeria

By John Campbell On February 17, a gang of "gunmen" kidnapped more than forty students, teachers, and administrators from a secondary school in Niger State. At least one student was killed. Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has appealed for assistance from President Muhammadu Buhari, who has ordered all four service chiefs to go to Niger State

COVID-19: Niger State Announces Pay Cut for Governor, Other

•Salaries of all political appointees in state of Niger slashed 30% due to pandemic's economic impact Nigeria’s largest state Niger is implementing a 30% wage cut for all political appointees in its administrative structure, the state government announced on Tuesday. The temporary reduction will take effect immediately and has been imposed due