Niger judiciary fires judge, demotes two over misconduct


  The Niger State Judicial Service Commission has fired the Magistrate Court judge in Salka, Magama Local Government Area of the state, with immediate effect. The judge was sacked over alleged gross misconduct and abuse of judicial power. This was made known by the Secretary of the commission, Abdulrahman Garafini, in Minna, on Wednesday. Garafini … Read more

Niger senator to declare Senate Presidency ambition Tuesday


The Senator representing Niger-East, Sani Musa, is set to openly declare his ambition for the Senate Presidency seat, The PUNCH learnt. Although he has remained silent on the issue, Senator Musa’s name has continued to surface on the list of those vying for the leadership in the 10th National Assembly. He would officially join the … Read more

CBN directive: Commercial banks open for business in Niger

Commercial banks in Minna, the Niger State capital, on Saturday opened for business as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Our correspondent, who monitored some banks, reports that huge crowds of customers were seen at Automated Teller Machines (ATM). Also, customers were noticed standing in queues and entering the banking halls to transact … Read more

Military destroys 107 illegal refineries in Niger Delta

FILE PHOTO: An Illegal Refinery

Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) discovered and destroyed 107 illegal petroleum products refining sites in the Niger Delta in the last two weeks. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, a major general, made the declaration at the bi-weekly news briefing on operations of the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja. … Read more

Niger Gov-elect Vows to Relocate Madalla Market – THISDAYLIVE

Laleye Dipo in Minna Niger State Governor-elect, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Bago, has stated that he will relocate the Madalla market presently on the Zuba-Kaduna road  in the state. Bago said the relocation would be his first assignment on assuming office because the market as presently situated is constituting danger to travelers and traders. The governor-elect made … Read more

Niger Delta Youths Write Tinubu, Canvass Support for N’central Senate Presidency

Sunday Aborisade in Abuja A group of young Nigerians from the various oil producing communities in the country have urged the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to consider a ranking senator from the North-central geopolitical zone as the President of the Senate in the 10th National Assembly. The Niger Delta Progressive Youths Frontiers (NDPYF) made the … Read more

APC Sustains Momentum, Retains Kaduna, Borno, Nasarawa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Niger

•Recovers Benue, loses Kano to NNPP; PDP reclaims Plateau, wins Rivers, Bauchi, Delta •INEC suspends collation in Abia, Enugu, declares Adamawa poll inconclusive  •PDP’s Agbu Kefas finally declared winner of Taraba poll  •Opposition parties, candidates protest results in many states Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja, George Okoh in Makurdi, John Shiklam in Kaduna, Ibrahim Shuaibu in … Read more

APC’s Bago wins Niger governorship election – Businessday NG

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Umar Bago, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship election in Niger state. According to INEC, Bago, a member of the house of representatives, representing the Chanchaga constituency, polled 469, 896 votes to defeat his close rival, Isah … Read more

Niger guber: APC candidate, Bago leads in 13 out of 17 LGAs

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Niger State appears to be leading in 13 out of 17 results of local governments released in the governorship election in the state. This is just as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, clinched four LGs based on results announced so far by the Independent National … Read more