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Tenant kills Landlord, buries him in shallow grave


Niger State Police Command has apprehended a tenant known as Maaruf Sarki, 34, for allegedly killing his landlord, Tasiu Shittu, after which he buried him in shallow grave in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, confirmed this on Wednesday, adding that Sarki also stole N1.7m from the deceased, including an unregistered Honda ...

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Road accident in Niger claims five lives

Road accident in Niger claims five lives - Nigeria Real Estate

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Niger said on Wednesday that five people were killed in an accident on Bida-Sabon Gida-Minna Road. FRSC Sector Commander, Yusuf Garba, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. He said 19 persons, who were critically injured in the accident, were receiving treatment at the Bida General ...

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Niger- FADAMA III spends N437 million on road construction and dams

Niger-FADAMA III-spends-N437-million

The FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF) Programme in Niger State says it has spent N437 million on constructing a road and rehabilitating two dams in three local government areas of the state. Baba Shaba, the Communication Officer of FADAMA III (AF) Programme in Niger, said this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday. ...

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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


“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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