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Suleja flood: Niger donates N30m to victims

Niger donates N30m to victims of Suleja flood

The Nation reports that Niger Gov. Abubakar Bello has approved N30 million to the state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) to provide relief materials to victims of Suleja flood. A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndace, in Minna on Sunday said that the governor gave the approval when he visited some flooded areas in Suleja and Lapai ...

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UN-Habitat, Niger state’s new urban policy

UN-Habitat

“Determined to accelerate the development of Nigeria’s largest state in terms of land area, the Niger State government has embarked on a landmark new initiative that will deploy the potentials of its rapidly growing urban centres and their proximity to the nation’s capital, as a platform to boost the economic, social and general well being of its citizens.”- Daily Trust ...

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Deaths in Suleja as downpour causes flood

deaths in Suleja

“A flood which followed many hours of downpour displaced many homes and caused deaths in Suleja, Niger State, on Sunday, witnesses said. Witnesses said eight members of a household were suspected to have died in the flood which affected Suleja and Tafa local government areas of Niger. The head of the household was said to have survived but his two ...

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FMBN spends N1.4b on housing units in Niger

Stakeholders urge SON to create specialized dept for building materials

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has disclosed that N1.4 billion have been expended for the development of 379 housing units in Niger State just as the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri, said the nation needs 17 million houses to meet up with the challenge of housing deficit. The minister, who stated ...

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Federal Government awards contract for Niger Bridge

Federal Government awards contract for Niger Bridge

Federal Government has awarded contract for early works on the Second Niger Bridge and emergency repairs at the Tamburawa Bridge in Kano State at a total cost of N16.3 billion. Vanguard reports that Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, the Assistant Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. ...

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Niger State spends N300m on flood disaster

Niger State spends N300m on flood disaster

Niger State government revealed that it has spent more than N300 million on disaster management in parts of the state, since the beginning of the raining season this year. According to New Telegraph, the government through the Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Mallam Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, over the weekend, disclosed this in an interactive session with journalists in ...

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Niger State government calls on FG to repair Federal roads

Niger State spends N300m on flood disaster

Reports show that Niger State government has called on the Federal Government to repair damaged federal roads in the state. Vanguard reports that Niger State government has raised an alarm over the poor state of federal roads in the state. It called for their immediate repairs to save the lives of commuters, who die daily on the roads. The roads ...

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Bello orders suspension of work on Minna-Suleja road project

Bello orders suspension of work on Minna-Suleja road project

 Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed suspension of work on the Minna-Suleja road project, in order to prevent overloaded heavy trucks from plying the road, which is currently under rehabilitation. According to the governor, allowing the trucks to ply the road while been rehabilitated would prevent users from feeling the positive impact of the rehabilitation exercise, The Guardian ...

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Flood destroys farms in 24 communities in Niger State

Flood displaces 4, 000 in Cross River communities

As a result of the flood that damaged Mokwa Local Government Area of the state on September 19, farmlands have been destroyed in 24 communities in Niger State. The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Minna. He said that farms in eight communities ...

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