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Over 80 percent of Primary health facilities non functional in Niger state–Govt

•Develops strategic development plan to revive PHC centres Godsgift Onyedinefu Despite the national drive for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which ensures access to affordable and quality health care, over 80 percent of Primary Health Care facilities are non-functional in Niger state, the government disclosed on Wednesday. The Permanent Secretary, Niger State Ministry of

Niger grants amnesty to 13 bandits

Niger State Government has granted amnesty to 13 suspected armed bandits who were arrested by security operatives along Kontonkoro axis in Magama Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger disclosed this while delivering a keynote address at the 2nd General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Annual Peace Lecture on

Banditry: Senate urges FG to establish military base in Shiroro

The Senate on Wednesday advised the Federal Government to establish a military base in Shiroro, Niger state to restore the confidence of communities affected by the activities of bandits. The senate also urged the Federal Government to provide equipment and forest guards at the Kamuku National Park to improve operations of

Police rescue two kidnapped victims in Niger, arrest three suspects

..Recover AK47 rifles, 258 live ammunition Nosa Enobhayisobo The Nigerian Police says its Operatives of Operation Puff Adder currently on a nation-wide offensive against kidnappers and other dangerous criminals, yet again, recorded victory with the rescue of two kidnapped victims and subsequent arrest of three male suspects. The two victims, Ali Abu Sale,

Troops Arrests Gun Runner, recover weapons in Niger

Godsgift Onyedinefu Troops of Operation WHIRL PUNCH on Thursday intercepted a vehicle carrying weapons and arrested a "notorious" gun runner called Rabi'u Akilu, at the Garoji Army Check point in Bargu general area of New Bussa LGA of Niger state. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Muhammad Dole said in a

Gov. Bello laments as flood sacks 100 communities in Niger state

•Appeals for FG intervention Godsgift Onyedinefu  Governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has said that over 100 communities in Mokwa, Lavun, Edati, Katcha, Agaie and Lapai Local Government Areas of the state have been sacked and submerged by flood from the tributaries of Rivers Niger and Kaduna. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary,

Flood kills 14 in Niger state

Godsgift Onyedinefu   At least fourteen persons have been killed after flood swept through different parts of Niger state. The Director Relief, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Garba Salisu in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Minna, said that the agency had engaged the services of no fewer

No life lost in Niger state pipeline explosion-NSCDC

•Three persons injured, suspects arrested •Cause of explosion still uncertain Jude Johnson The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has confirmed that no life was lost in the twin fuel pipeline explosion that rocked Niger State on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NSCDC, Niger State Command, Ibrahim

Actionable intelligence halted Shekau, Boko Haram establishing enclave in Niger State-Babangida Aliyu

•Sect dominated by foreigners at formative stage •Time differentiate real Nigerians from foreign mercenaries- Bagoro Jude Johnson The former governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has disclosed how actionable intelligence and his proactive response to security report stopped the establishment of Boko Haram enclave Niger State, North Central Nigeria. Aliyu disclosed this on