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Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

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Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

- Abidjan - At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, the UN and local officials said on Friday. The UN's humanitarian affairs office OCHA said 14 people had died when houses collapsed in Niger's capital Niamey with another four missing. Nine children were reported dead there earlier this week

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Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse

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Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse

- At least nine children are reported to have died as houses in Niger's capital, Niamey, collapsed following heavy rain. The rain has caused floods and extensive damage, including to one of the main markets in the city centre. Homes collapsed in several parts of the city, trapping or killing those inside, AFP reported Zourkaleini Maiga, secretary general of the local authority, as saying

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44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert

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44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert

- Niamey, Niger | AFP | At least 44 Libya-bound migrants, including women and babies, died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the scorching Sahara desert of northern Niger, local officials said Thursday. “The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now,” said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara that has become the smuggling capital of Africa

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NDDC: We’ve recovered over #60 billion  from non performing contractors

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NDDC: We’ve recovered over #60 billion  from non performing contractors

- The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has recovered over N60 billion from contractors who abandoned various developmental projects in the region after being paid mobilization fees for the contracts. The Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, stated this on Friday while speaking as a guest on “State of the Nation”, a Channels Television news and current affairs programme, which was monitored by our Correspondent

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Niger tells G7 to urgently 'put out Libyan cauldron', do more on aid

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Niger tells G7 to urgently 'put out Libyan cauldron', do more on aid

- Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou called on the leaders of the Group of Seven nations to take urgent measures to end the Libyan crisis and derided them for not keeping to aid promises to fight poverty in West Africa's poorest regions. Niger, which adjoins Libya to the south and has fought Islamists at home, is increasingly concerned about the situation in the North Africa country where rival governments oppose each other leaving a power vacuum that has enabled Islamist groups to establish a foothold in the country

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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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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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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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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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Imperatives of returning to the negotiation table -By Eze Onyekpere
Imperatives of returning to the negotiation table -By Eze Onyekpere Nigeria is currently witnessing all types of avoidable agitations. Incidentally, most of these agitations are not new. They have been with us for so long; although some have mutated to become dominant in the political and economic discourse. In the political sphere, we have the call for self-determination in the South-East, an offshoot of the Biafra struggle; the relatively muted silence of the Niger Delta; the resurgent Boko Haram terrorism and Fulani herdsmen and farmers wrangles   Read More ...
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Marc Yombouno à la 3ème Réunion des ministres africains du Commerce
Marc Yombouno à la 3ème  Réunion des     ministres africains du   Commerce La 3ème réunion des ministres africains du commerce a démarré jeudi 15 juin 2017 à Niamey, capitale du Niger. Cette rencontre qui réunit tous les ministres en charge du commerce du continent, va durer deux jours. Au cours de cette rencontre, les ministres du Commerce africains vont examiner les rapports de la cinquième et sixième réunion du forum de négociation et celui de la troisième réunion des hauts fonctionnaires en charge du commerce   Read More ...
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Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast
Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast Abidjan - At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, the UN and local officials said on Friday. The UN's humanitarian affairs office OCHA said 14 people had died when houses collapsed in Niger's capital Niamey with another four missing. Nine children were reported dead there earlier this week   Read More ...
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Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse
Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse At least nine children are reported to have died as houses in Niger's capital, Niamey, collapsed following heavy rain. The rain has caused floods and extensive damage, including to one of the main markets in the city centre. Homes collapsed in several parts of the city, trapping or killing those inside, AFP reported Zourkaleini Maiga, secretary general of the local authority, as saying   Read More ...
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9 children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger: officials
9 children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger: officials Niamey - At least nine children have been killed in Niger as heavy rains over the past few days caused the collapse of houses in the capital Niamey, authorities said Wednesday. The children were killed as buildings gave way in different parts of the city, said Zourkaleini Maiga, secretary general of the local authority. One mother told local television how three of her four children had been killed as they sheltered from the downpour by the wall of a neighbouring house   Read More ...
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Trapped in Agadez, but Europe mirage still dazzles
AGADEZ, Niger: "I'm prepared to die," says Abdullah Ibrahim, a 27-year-old migrant from The Gambia. "I want to go to Germany, I love Germany since I'm young. I hope my dream will come true." For the time being, that dream is on hold after a first attempt negotiating the dangers of the desert, then armed militias in Libya to reach the Mediterranean   Read More ...
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IOM, Niger authorities rescue 92 abandoned migrants
IOM, Niger authorities rescue 92 abandoned migrants Dakar - More than 90 West African migrants on their way to Libya have been rescued after being abandoned in the scorching Sahara Desert in Niger, the International Organization for Migration said on Wednesday. Officials in Niger's Northern Agadez informed the IOM that 25 migrants had been stranded about 50km from the town of Dirkou where the migration organization has a camp, said IOM's Niger head of mission Giuseppe Loprete   Read More ...
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IOM, Niger authorities rescue 92 abandoned migrants
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 90 West African migrants on their way to Libya have been rescued after being abandoned in the scorching Sahara Desert in Niger, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday. Officials in Niger's Northern Agadez informed the IOM that 25 migrants had been stranded about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the town of Dirkou where the migration organization has a camp, said IOM's Niger head of mission Giuseppe Loprete   Read More ...
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100 migrants rescued from desert in Niger
100 migrants rescued from desert in Niger Niamey- Around 100 Libya-bound migrants, including women, have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger after being abandoned by their smugglers, a security source told AFP. The migrants are believed to have been hoping to travel on to Europe and were discovered by a military patrol several days ago, the source said on Tuesday. "The migrants were subjected to terrible torture by their smugglers, before being abandoned without food or water," reported the online newspaper Air Info, based in the remote town of Agadez, citing a security source   Read More ...
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100 migrants rescued from desert in Niger
100 migrants rescued from desert in Niger NIAMEY: Around 100 Libya-bound migrants, including women, have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger after being abandoned by their smugglers, a security source told AFP.   Read More ...
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Niger authorities rescue 92 migrants abandoned in Sahara
Authorities in Niger rescued 92 West African migrants last week abandoned by traffickers in the Sahara desert as they tried to cross into neighbouring Libya, the International Organization for Migration said on Wednesday. The impoverished West African country is a way station for migrants heading to Europe and some experts believe that more African migrants die in the Sahara than at sea   Read More ...
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Niger army rescues 92 migrants in Sahara Desert
Niger army rescues 92 migrants in Sahara Desert Troops in northern Niger have rescued nearly 100 migrants who were on the brink of death in the Sahara Desert, an army statement has said. Traffickers abandoned the group, which included women and children, without water and food, it added. One child is reported to have died, but there is no confirmation of this. The route from Niger to Libya is one of the main ways migrants reach North Africa before crossing the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe   Read More ...
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Dickson to Shell: Relocate your headquarters to Niger Delta
Dickson to Shell: Relocate your headquarters to Niger Delta Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has called on the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to become a pacesetter by first relocating its headquarters to the Niger Delta region. Dickson also appealed to SPDC to partner with his administration in delivering critical projects, such as the industrial park, power projects and construction of major roads in the state. The governor, who spoke at the weekend when the Managing Director of the SPDC and Country Chairman of Shell Companies, Mr   Read More ...
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Igbo, Arewa face-off: Niger Delta militants demandreturn of oil blocs held by Northerners
Igbo, Arewa face-off: Niger Delta militants demandreturn of oil blocs held by Northerners A coalition of Niger Delta militants is demanding from the Federal Government the return of all oil blocs controlled by Northerners to the people of the oil producing region. The demand is in retaliation for the order issued by Northern youth organizations to the Igbo in the north to quit the region by October 1. The Niger Delta Watchdogs, Niger Delta Volunteers, Niger Delta Peoples Fighters, Niger Delta Warriors, Bakassi Freedom Fighters, Niger Delta Movement for Justice, Niger Delta Fighters Network and Niger Delta Freedom Mandate,said in a joint statement yesterday that they also intend to declare an independent Niger Delta on October 1 with a view to freeing their people from what they called northern enslavement   Read More ...
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Niger court sentences opposition leader for inciting coup
A court in Niger on Tuesday handed an opposition leader a three-month suspended sentence for agitating for the overthrow of government, a move his lawyer said was aimed at silencing its critics. Amadou Djibo, the head of a coalition of opposition parties, was arrested in May after calling on his allies to remain united against President Mahamadou Issoufou and force him from power by all legal means available   Read More ...
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Niger opposition leader convicted of trying to incite coup
A court in Niger handed an opposition leader a three-month suspended sentence on Tuesday for agitating for the overthrow of government, a move his lawyer said was aimed at silencing its critics. El Hadj Amadou Djibo, the head of a coalition of opposition parties, was arrested last month after calling on his allies to remain united against President Mahamadou Issoufou and force him from power by all legal means available   Read More ...
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Kidnappers move Lagos pupils to Niger Delta creek
Kidnappers move Lagos pupils to Niger Delta creek •Parent left waiting with ‘N2m ransom at Odogunyan’ There were fears yesterday that the six abducted Lagos State Model College pupils might have again been moved by their kidnappers. It was the second time, sources told The Nation that the pupils would be relocated since they were kidnapped in May 25. It was learnt that they might have been moved to a creek in Niger Delta, following their parents alleged failure to pay the N2million ransom demanded on each child   Read More ...
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Niger Assembly passes 13 bills in two years
Niger Assembly passes 13 bills in two years The Niger State House of Assembly has passed 13 bills since it came on board in June 2015, its Speaker, Alhaji Ahmed Marafa, said on Saturday in Minna. Marafa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 10 of the bills had been signed into law by Governor Abubakar Bello. He said that nine other bills were at various stages of committee scrutiny, adding that such scrutiny usually focus on their possible impact on the lives of the citizens   Read More ...
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Niger ready to enhance cooperation with China: president
NIAMEY -- Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has expressed his country's readiness to enhance cooperation with China in various fields. The president made the remarks on Friday while meeting with visiting Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong, who conveyed to the Nigerien leader Chinese President Xi Jinping's cordial greetings. While asking Wang to extend his cordial greetings to President Xi, President Issoufou expressed appreciation for China's strong support for and generous assistance to Niger's economic development   Read More ...
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West Africa seeking 50 mln euros from EU for anti-Islamist force
Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania - the so-called G5 Sahel countries - have proposed a regional task force designed to tackle the cross-border threat. The countries of West Africa's Sahel region are requesting 50 million euros ($56 million) from the European Union to help set up a multinational force to take on Islamist militant groups, Mali's military chief said on Saturday   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert
44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert At least 44 Libya-bound migrants, including women and babies, died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the scorching Sahara desert of northern Niger, local officials said Thursday."The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now," said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert
44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert NIAMEY. At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said Thursday. "The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now," said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert
44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert Niamey, Niger | AFP | At least 44 Libya-bound migrants, including women and babies, died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the scorching Sahara desert of northern Niger, local officials said Thursday. “The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now,” said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die of ‘thirst’ in Niger desert
44 migrants, including babies, die of ‘thirst’ in Niger desert At least 44 Libya-bound migrants, including women and babies, died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the scorching Sahara desert of northern Niger, local officials said Thursday. “The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now,” said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing Sahara Desert
44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing Sahara Desert A Niger official says at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to Libya. The prefect of Dirkou locality, Bachir Manzo, said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) that the dead included three babies, two children and 17 women. Most were from Ghana. He says six people survived   Read More ...
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Ex-militants urge Osinbajo to wade into arrears of unpaid stipends 
Niger Delta ex-militant leaders, Thursday, implored the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to consolidate the Federal Government’s peace efforts in the region by resolving many months of their unpaid stipends. The ex-militant leaders under the Phase two Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) lamented that the Coordinator of the Programme, Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) had not paid them their stipends since January this year   Read More ...
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44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A Niger official says at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to Libya. The prefect of Dirkou locality, Bachir Manzo, said Thursday that the dead included three babies, two children and 17 women. Most were from Ghana. He says six people survived   Read More ...
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44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A Niger official says at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to Libya. The prefect of Dirkou locality, Bachir Manzo, said Thursday that the dead included three babies, two children and 17 women. Most were from Ghana. He says six people survived   Read More ...
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44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert
By DALATOU MAMANE Associated Press NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - At least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to Libya, an official in Niger said Thursday. Niger is a major route for West African migrants making their way toward Europe. Some 300,000 migrants passed through the vast West African nation in 2016 alone, according to the International Organization for Migration   Read More ...
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44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A Niger official says at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to Libya. The prefect of Dirkou locality, Bachir Manzo, said Thursday that the dead included three babies, two children and 17 women. Most were from Ghana. He says six people survived   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert
44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert NIAMEY: At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said Thursday.   Read More ...
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44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert
A Niger official says at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to Libya. The prefect of Dirkou locality, Bachir Manzo, said Thursday that the dead included three babies, two children and 17 women. Most were from Ghana. He says six people survived. Niger is a major route for West African migrants making their way toward Europe   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert
44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert Niamey - At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said on Thursday. "The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now," said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die of ‘thirst’ in Niger desert
44 migrants, including babies, die of ‘thirst’ in Niger desert At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said Thursday. “The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now,” said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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More than 40 migrants 'die of thirst' in Niger
More than 40 migrants 'die of thirst' in Niger Babies and women were among the 44 migrants found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said on Thursday. Six survivors walked to a remote village where they said those they were travelling with, mostly from Ghana and Nigeria died of thirst, according to Lawal Taher, the department head for the Red Cross in the Bilma region   Read More ...
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At least 44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert
At least 44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert Related News Nearly 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said on Thursday. Mayor of Agadez Rhissa Feltou confirmed the development to AFP saying: “The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now.” Agadez is a remote town situated on the edge of the Sahara desert that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert
At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya, local officials said today. "The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now," said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara desert that has become the smuggling capital of Africa   Read More ...
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The Trash That Is the Passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) -By Saatah Nubari
The Trash That Is the Passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) -By Saatah Nubari The Nigerian Senate passed its version of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill on May 26, 2017, a day before Children’s Day, without any provision whatsoever for the previously documented and well thought out 10 percent accretion from oil proceeds to the Petroleum Host Community Fund (PHCF). It might not carry much significance to the many people who have given the Senate the usual “kudos” and “welldone”, but it is significant to me, because it was a childish move that is very insensitive to the plight of the people of the Niger Delta   Read More ...
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N423b Niger Delta contracts for probe
N423b Niger Delta contracts for probe HOW did N423 billion for 427 projects in the Niger Delta in six years go down the drain? This is the puzzle anti-graft agencies are to unravel as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday referred to them a report from the Niger Delta Ministry for action. Most of the N700 billion contracts for which N423billion had been released were awarded during the administration of former Presidents Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan   Read More ...
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Shut-down for 50th anniversary of Biafra declaration
Shut-down for 50th anniversary of Biafra declaration Onitsha, Nigeria - Shops, schools and businesses were shut in southeast Nigeria on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since an independent republic of Biafra was declared, sparking a brutal civil war. In Onitsha, the economic hub of Anambra state on the banks of the River Niger, most markets were closed and the streets were largely empty of people and traffic   Read More ...
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