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Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries

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Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries

- Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -— the unmistakable sign of an illicit oil refinery. "Let's see if we can go eat them for breakfast," he says with an ominous chuckle. The 44-year-old colonel, a man with broad shoulders wearing his fatigues tucked into gumboots, is standing in the middle of a destroyed illicit refinery in Kana Rugbana, an area in the swamplands some 20 nautical miles from Port Harcourt

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Three Niger police arrested after deadly student demo

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Three Niger police arrested after deadly student demo

- Niamey - The authorities in Niger said on Sunday that three police officers had been arrested after allegedly assaulting a demonstrator at a violent student protest that left one person dead and forced the closure of Niger's top university. Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey was reopened after President Mahamadou Issoufou held talks with student leaders in a bid to defuse the crisis

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Meningitis: Death toll rises to 33 in Niger

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Meningitis: Death toll rises to 33 in Niger

- Thirty three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Niger state. The Executive Director of the Niger state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPCDA), Dr. Yahaya Na’uzo announced the rise in the number of the death. When the disease broke out in the state, only 16 cases were recorded while 116 suspected cases were also recorded. According to Dr

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Rise in use of child suicide bombers by Boko Haram: UNICEF report

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Rise in use of child suicide bombers by Boko Haram: UNICEF report

- The use of children as suicide bombers by the insurgents of Boko Haram has surged in 2017, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. In the countries fighting Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region – Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad – 27 children have been used in suicide attacks by the armed Islamist group in the first three months of the year, UNICEF said in a statement, and report titled ‘Silent Shame: Bringing out the voices of children caught in the Lake Chad crisis’

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Nigerian lawmakers aim to pass 2017 budget by end of March

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Nigerian lawmakers aim to pass 2017 budget by end of March

- Nigerian lawmakers aim to pass the 2017 budget by the end of March, the president of the upper house of parliament said on Tuesday. The budget lays out plans to pull Africa's largest economy out of its first recession for 25 years, largely prompted by low global prices for the oil it produces and by attacks on energy facilities in the OPEC member's Niger Delta oil hub last year

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Niger's opposition leader Hama Amadou jailed in absentia

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Niger's opposition leader Hama Amadou jailed in absentia

- A court in Niger has sentenced main opposition leader Hama Amadou to a year in prison for child smuggling. Amadou stood against President Mahamadou Issoufou in elections in March. He is now in exile in France and was tried in absentia. His lawyers were also not present in court in protest over a trial which they said was a parody of justice

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France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

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France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

- Niamey - France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said. The decision, announced late on Saturday, was taken following a request from President Mahamadou Issoufou after Wednesday's attack near the border with Mali. The deadly ambush, which took place in an area some 200km north of Niamey, the capital, also wounded

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La France poste des soldats au Niger près de la frontière malienne

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La France poste des soldats au Niger près de la frontière malienne

- L’armée française va prêter main forte aux Nigériens dans une région frontalière du Mali théâtre d’attaques sanglantes de groupes djihadistes ces derniers mois, a annoncé samedi soir le ministre français de la Défense. « À la demande du président (Mahamadou) Issoufou, un DLAO (détachement de liaison et d’assistance opérationnelle) est en train de se constituer à Tillabéri (ouest) au profit de nos camarades nigériens », a déclaré Jean-Yves Le Drian, devant les

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Au Niger, Orlando Bloom va à la rencontre de victimes de Boko Haram

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Au Niger, Orlando Bloom va à la rencontre de victimes de Boko Haram

- Orlando Bloom s'est rendu, il y a quelques jours, dans la région de Diffa au Niger. Ambassadeur de bonne volonté de l'Unicef, l'acteur britannique est allé à la rencontre d'enfants et de femmes marqués par les violences du groupe terroriste Boko Haram. L'homme de 40 ans s'est dit très touché par tout ce qu'il a pu voir ou entendre au cours de ce voyage. Fondé en 2002, Boko Haram a,

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West African first ladies to discuss Lake Chad Basin crisis

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West African first ladies to discuss Lake Chad Basin crisis

- Abuja. Nigerian First Lady Aisha Buhari will on February 28 host her counterparts from West Africa in Abuja to adopt a strategy to assist women and children affected by the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. The technical committee on the meeting made the announcement in the northern city of Sokoto where it was holding its sessions. Mrs Buhari had initiated discussions on the issue with her counterpart from Niger,

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In Niger, Christian and Muslim leaders push harder to counter creeping radicalism

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In Niger, Christian and Muslim leaders push harder to counter creeping radicalism

- Zinder, NigerAichatou Kane was preparing for Friday lunch with fellow congregants when the gate that separated the church compound from the busy street outside burst open, and hundreds of people wielding clubs and gasoline canisters began streaming in. “They started burning the church, and then they turned to our residence. They invaded every part of the house,” says Mrs. Kane, who is the wife of the church’s pastor. “Then someone

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Islamic preacher who married 86 wives dies in Niger

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Islamic preacher who married 86 wives dies in Niger

- Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Masaba, the controversial Islamic preacher and super polygamist, who married 86 wives, is dead. His Personal Assistant, Alhaji Mutairu Salawudeen Bello, who confirmed Masaba’s death, said that the preacher died in his residence in Bida, Niger State, on Saturday, after a brief illness. “From Allah we come, to Him we shall all return; we announce the death of Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Bello Masaba this afternoon. He was

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Two Niger soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

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Two Niger soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

- Niamey - Boko Haram killed at least two soldiers and wounded seven others in a "surprise attack" on a military base in southeast Niger that began overnight, a local official said Saturday. Members of the Islamic State group affiliate arrived in "great numbers" on foot after crossing the Komadougou Yobe river at the Nigerian border, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. The attack targeted a base in Geskerou

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Terrorisme: l'amertume des Delory dont le fils a été tué au Niger

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Terrorisme: l'amertume des Delory dont le fils a été tué au Niger

- "On a été traités comme des chiens", bouillonnent les Delory. Six ans après la mort de leur fils Vincent lors d'une intervention de l'armée française contre une prise d'otages d'AQMI au Niger, et alors que les hommages aux victimes d'attentats se succèdent, eux se sentent abandonnés par l'Etat. Dans le salon de leur confortable maison de Linselles (Nord), où s'alignent les photos de Vincent, Gilles et Jacqueline Delory ressassent les

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  • Germany, Italy Push for EU Mission on Libya-Niger Border to Deter Migrants
    Germany, Italy Push for EU Mission on Libya-Niger Border to Deter Migrants

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    ROME — The interior ministers of Germany and Italy are urging the European Union to set up a mission along Libya's border with Niger in a bid to stop mainly African migrants from reaching Europe. In a letter to the European Commission, the ministers say that international efforts so far to curb the migrant flow have proven insufficient. According to the United Nations, more than 43,000 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, have reached European shores this year from Libya and a surge in migrant crossings is expected this spring and summer

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  • Bala named new Tornadoes coach
    Bala named new Tornadoes coach

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    Niger Tornadoes have confirmed Abubakar Bala as their new head coach to contest the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The management of the Minna outfit met over the weekend and unanimously agreed that Bala’s performance at the just concluded 2015/2016 NPFL season was enough to earn him the position. Bala took over Tornadoes on an interim basis after the club parted ways with coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo. In the

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Business

  • NOA, Amnesty office partner to promote agri-business in Niger Delta
    NOA, Amnesty office partner to promote agri-business in Niger Delta

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Amnesty Office in the Presidency have entered into a strategic partnership to promote agriculture and allied businesses among former militants in the Niger Delta region. The NOA Director General, Dr Garba Abari, and the Special Adviser to the President on Amnesty, retired Brig.–Gen. Paul Boroh, formalised the partnership at a meeting in Abuja. Abari said that the partnership was aimed at developing the new Federal Government policy of strategic engagement with the leaders and people of the region

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Health

  • Meningitis: Death toll rises to 33 in Niger
    Meningitis: Death toll rises to 33 in Niger

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Thirty three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Niger state. The Executive Director of the Niger state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPCDA), Dr. Yahaya Na’uzo announced the rise in the number of the death. When the disease broke out in the state, only 16 cases were recorded while 116 suspected cases were also recorded. According to Dr

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