No Picture

Joint Military Taskforce base not deserted, say Gov. Bello

Joint Military Taskforce base not deserted, say Gov. BelloBy Rita IliyaThe Government of Niger State has assured the communities of Bassa, Zumba and others in the local government areas of Shiroro and Munya besieged by bandits that the bases of the Joint Military Task Force in the region have not been deserted. . The state government statement comes amid fears that the task force’s camps have been deserted and that security agents have left communities after the recent invasion of the military base in Allawa in which six soldiers and a mobile policeman were killed. Niger’s Governor Abubakar Bello, who denounced the deadly attack and murder, urged communities to remain calm as security agents pulled back to change their strategy and did not completely abandon them. “The military evacuated the corpses of the valiant officers who died in face-off with the bandits and who withdrew for a while to review their strategy. They have neither left nor abandoned […]

Joint Military Taskforce base not deserted, say Gov. Bello - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture
Nigeria

Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2563; 3; 1.155), Cameroon (38.988; 588; 34.887), RCA (5.075; 64; 4.938), Chad (4.380; 157; 3.864), Congo (9.564; 134; 7.898), DRC (27.356 ; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666; 100; 6,121), Gabon (17,711; 106; 15,495), Sao Tome and Principe (2,123; 33; 1,935) Is (455,106; 8,275; 342,619): Comoros (3,665; 146; 3,471), Djibouti (6,501; 63; 6,040), Eritrea (3,118; 7; 2,865), Ethiopia (183,863; 2,618; 145,687), Kenya (118,889; 1954; 89,388), Madagascar (22,113; 340); 20,851), Mauritius (803; 10; 590), Rwanda (20,681; 287; 19,143), Seychelles (3,616; 16; 3,055), Somalia (9,925; 414; 4,420), South Sudan ( 9,809; 106; 8,215), Sudan (30,989; 1,959; 23,583), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,625; 334; 15,133) North (1,222,852; 34,766; 1,073,689): Algeria (124,970; 3,053; 80,515), Egypt (194,127; 11,512; 149,256), Libya (150,341; 2,487; 137,073), Mauritania (17,570; 446; 16,863), Morocco (491 019; […]

Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture
Politics

Niger Lawmakers Summon Five Commissioners Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds

  Five commissioners in Niger State are to appear before the Committees on Finance and Appropriation of the State House of Assembly. This was the position taken by members of the House on Wednesday at the legislative chamber of the Assembly in Minna, the state capital. Those asked to appear before the lawmakers were the … Continue reading Niger Lawmakers Summon Five Commissioners Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds Read Full Story

No Picture
Coronavirus

Statement by UNICEF Regional Director Marie-Pierre Poirier on the attack in western Niger

Energy industry describes Africa’s aggressive recovery in new book“UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the horrific killings of civilians by unidentified armed groups in the villages of Darey-dey and Sinégogar, in the Tillabery region of western Niger, killing at least 58 people – including six children aged 11 to 17. We are deeply saddened and scandalized that civilians, including children, are among the victims. “ “In early January, in the same region, armed groups carried out coordinated attacks in the villages of Tchamo-Bangou and Zaroumdareye, killing at least 100 people – including 17 children under the age of 16.” “The rise of armed violence in the central Sahel region has a devastating impact on the survival, education, protection and development of children. Growing insecurity along the borders with Burkina Faso and Mali has exacerbated the needs in the Tillabery region where more than 95,000 people are displaced. “ “In recent months, the access of humanitarian actors to populations […]

Statement by UNICEF Regional Director Marie-Pierre Poirier on the attack in western Niger - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Special Representative of Secretary-General Chambas condemns terrorist attack in Tillabery

The Republic of Zimbabwe signs the Treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA)The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated by an armed group against civilians on Monday, March 15 in the region of Tillabéry, in the west of the country. Niger, which has left dozens of people dead and injured. The Special Representative sends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and to the Government of Niger, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He urges the Nigerien authorities to take the necessary measures to ensure that those responsible for this despicable attack are arrested and brought to justice. The Special Representative reiterates his solidarity with the people and the Government of Niger, as well as the continued support of the United Nations to Niger and the countries of the region in their efforts to […]

Special Representative of Secretary-General Chambas condemns terrorist attack in Tillabery - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture
Nigeria

ZLECAf: 11 countries validate their agreement

ZLECAf: 11 countries validate their agreementBy Temitope Ponle Eleven African countries have validated the strategies for implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Ms. Vera Songwe, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ECA, said this in her opening statement at the 39th session of the Committee of Experts on Wednesday. The expert meeting was also on the sidelines of the 53rd session of the committee. Songwe listed countries like Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The executive secretary further said that the countries which were in the drafting phase of the agreement were Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Kenya, Namibia and Malawi. She added that the early stage countries were Nigeria, Tunisia, Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique and Eswatini. She said data was not available for other countries. […]

ZLECAf: 11 countries validate their agreement - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Niger Launches Power Station, Seeks To Ease Dependence On Nigeria’s Electricity

  Niger on Wednesday inaugurated an oil-fired power station in the capital Niamey, part of an initiative to ease its heavy dependence on energy from neighbouring country, Nigeria. The 89-megawatt facility is designed to provide backup for Niamey, the southern region of Dosso, and Tillaberi in the west in the event of a cut in … Continue reading Niger Launches Power Station, Seeks To Ease Dependence On Nigeria’s Electricity Read Full Story

No Picture

Why NYSC banned graduates of Cotonou universities from participating in NYSC

Why NYSC banned graduates of Cotonou universities from participating in NYSCThe National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, has delisted graduates of eight foreign universities in Benin Republic, Niger and Cameroon from participating in the 2021 Batch A orientation course. The universities, most of which award degrees a few months after matriculation, are also called “Cotonou Universities”. In a circular containing the ban, dated March 5, 2021, which was addressed to State/FCT Coordinators the reason for their delistment was not officially stated. It however instructed that all D&R and foreign trained verification officers in states to take note. The affected institutions are Al-Nahda International University (Niger Republic); Ecole Superieur Sainte Felicite (Benin Republic); Ecole Superieur D Administration et DEconomics (Benin Republic); Ecole Superieur DEnseignement Professionelle Le Berger – ESEP Le Berger (Benin Republic) Ecole Superieur St. Louis DAfrique (Benin Republic)   Others Institutions are Institute Superieur de Comm. Dord Et De Management – ISFOP (Benin Republic) The International University, Bamenda (Cameroon). Recently, […]

Why NYSC banned graduates of Cotonou universities from participating in NYSC - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Patrice Motsepe elected president of CAF while Africa united behind a common goal

Patrice Motsepe elected president of CAF while Africa united behind a common goalThe task of projecting African football onto the world stage began following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation at the 43rd CAF Congress, held in Rabat, Morocco. Mr Motsepe will lead not only a revised African confederation, but an organization that will see substantial changes at the level of the CAF Executive Committee and the FIFA Council (www.FIFA.com) following various elections which have also taken place. Mathurin de Chacus (Benin), Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone), Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco), Amaju Pinnick (Nigeria) and Mamoutou Touré (Mali) will all join Hany Abo Rida (Egypt) on the FIFA Council, while Kanizat Ibrahim ( Comoros) and Mbombo Njoya (Cameroon) were elected to the CAF Executive Committee. Other regional nominations were also made with Wadie Jary (Tunisia) elected in the northern zone and Elvis Raja Chetty (Seychelles) and Maclean Letshwiti (Botswana) both elected to represent the southern zone. “Africa needs the collective […]

Patrice Motsepe elected president of CAF while Africa united behind a common goal - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Buhari congratulates Amaju Pinnick on FIFA Council election

Buhari congratulates Amaju Pinnick on FIFA Council electionBy Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Mr. Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), on his election to the FIFA Executive Council, the highest decision-making body in world football. The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday. The President expressed the belief that through hard work, dedication and consistency, Pinnick has proven to be an effective football administrator. He noted that the world had taken note of Pinnick’s skills in electing him to the FIFA Council and one of the vice-presidents of the African Football Confederation (CAF). According to him, this feat of increased visibility and prestige of Nigeria in the international community comes in the wake of the recent elections of other Nigerians who are well qualified and endowed in strategic leadership positions in international organizations. The President urged Pinnick to see his new mission […]

Buhari congratulates Amaju Pinnick on FIFA Council election - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

NFF speaks out on benefits of Pinnick’s election to FIFA Council

NFF speaks out on benefits of Pinnick’s election to FIFA CouncilBy Emmanuel Afonne The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) said on Friday that the country would benefit enormously from the election of its president Amaju Pinnick to the FIFA Council. Sanusi Mohammed, secretary general of the NFF, who said this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Abuja, noted that the victory was a great political achievement for the country. “The victory of Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick is not just for him but for Nigeria and all Nigerians,” he said. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Pinnick was in Rabat, Morocco on Friday elected to the FIFA Council, which is the highest decision-making body in world football. The FIFA Council is a combination of 37 men selected from around the world, charged with responsibility for FIFA governance in terms of structure, decision-making, policy formulation and ensuring that policies are well put. implemented. Pinnick beat his […]

NFF speaks out on benefits of Pinnick’s election to FIFA Council - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

President of ECOWAS Parliament calls for dialogue and empowerment of young people to reduce terrorism in West Africa

President of ECOWAS Parliament calls for dialogue and empowerment of young people to reduce terrorism in West AfricaThe President of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, called for dialogue and the empowerment of young people to stem the threat of terrorism and banditry in West Africa. Tunis told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that such commitments would keep the minds of young people busy. He said most of those involved in the violence were young people who would not have suffered such vices if they had paid employment. “We need to create wealth for our people; if you notice, most of the people who are involved in banditry are young people, they are people who don’t have a job and think they don’t have a future. “But if we are able to create wealth; if we succeed in creating jobs for people, we would not have security problems. “So I think that as a region our goal should be to create jobs and wealth […]

President of ECOWAS Parliament calls for dialogue and empowerment of young people to reduce terrorism in West Africa - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Pulse to expand into Uganda and Ivory Coast

UNSMIL Statement on House of Representatives Approval of New Unified Interim GovernmentPulse (www.Pulse.africa), leader in innovative media in Africa, is poised to reach more markets with its mission to inform and engage young audiences – and to provide marketing and production services media with its young innovative team. The company is now recruiting general managers to Uganda and Ivory Coast open dedicated offices in Kampala and Abidjan to start market operations later in the year. Pulse has established a strong footprint in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal, creating the largest combined digital media audience on the continent, with a cumulative audience of over 100 million monthly users. Pulse aims to expand its widely followed information platforms and social channels with local versions in Uganda and Ivory Coast to resonate with the young, digital-savvy population. As a provider of digital marketing and video production, Pulse will also support its international partners and local businesses in implementing innovative media and marketing campaigns in […]

Pulse to expand into Uganda and Ivory Coast - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

“Everybody needs Public Relations, even a two-person organization,” says Bamiduro.

“Everybody needs Public Relations, even a two-person organization,” says Bamiduro.… as speakers and participants praise the Experience Public Relations initiative LAGOS, Nigeria, March 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The speakers and participants of the book launch Experimenting Public Relations organized by Nigerian Women in PR over the weekend applauded the impressive initiative. The two-hour virtual pilot event and book launch, attended by industry professionals, students and business executives from various countries including India, Ireland, Ghana, United Arab Emirates and Nigeria, featured knowledge sharing, discussion of practical strategies, entertainment and networking sessions. The event began with the reading of a book from the book Experiencing Public Relations by Oluwatoni Oluwasanya, a 300-liter mass communication student from the University of Lagos who is also a Student Ambassador for Nigerian Women in Public Relations. Keynote speaker and launch director Omotola Oyebanjo, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Africa and Middle East, Upfield, went on to deliver an […]

“Everybody needs Public Relations, even a two-person organization,” says Bamiduro. - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

NRFF President urges women to play bigger role in rugby

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 10, 2021)March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day and rugby unions and organizations in Africa are taking the opportunity to rightly celebrate the positive impact of women in sport and development. To commemorate International Women’s Day in Nigeria, club and community coaches organized training games in Delta, Benin, Abia, Benue, Ogun and Lagos states. NRFF President Kelechukwu Mbagwu instructed the Women’s Rugby Development Committee to make every effort to engage more women and girls in rugby “Today is International Women’s Day. We #ChoosetoChallenge gender stereotypes and our partnerships are committed to providing equitable spaces for women to reach their full potential. Nigeria has a population of over 200 million and, if properly harnessed, can be a driving force for women’s rugby in Africa. We are playing our part in the NRFF because we have obtained the readmission of our national women’s team to the African rugby competitions. We hope to see […]

NRFF President urges women to play bigger role in rugby - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

NIDO writes to Buhari demanding justice for murdered Nigerian based in US

NIDO writes to Buhari demanding justice for murdered Nigerian based in USBy Harrison Arubu Nigerians in the Diaspora Organization Americas (NIDOA) have written to President Muhammadu Buhari to demand justice for one of its members recently murdered by kidnappers at their home. The victim, Prince Dennis Abuda, was abducted on the Auchi-Benin road in Edo on January 30, as she returned to the United States after visiting her hometown of Fugar. Four days later, police found his decaying body with gunshot wounds on the bypass to Lagos, Benin after a ransom was paid. The kidnappers reportedly shot him dead after he collapsed as he was forced into the forest. The case has not been heard from since February 5, when police said they had arrested suspects to help them with their investigation. In the letter dated February 11, NIDOA called on the president to ensure that the perpetrators of this despicable act are brought to justice in order to deter others. […]

NIDO writes to Buhari demanding justice for murdered Nigerian based in US - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture
Coronavirus

African First Ladies Advocate For Women And Protect Girls From Brutality

African First Ladies Advocate For Women And Protect Girls From BrutalityBy Halima Sheji, the African First Ladies’ Peace Mission (AFLPM) on Monday stressed the need to address the brutality and violence of conflicts against women and girls on the continent. Dr Mairo Al-Makura, Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria for the African First Ladies Peace Mission, highlighted the need to do so during a press conference in Abuja to mark International Women’s Day. Al-Makura said that although women have always played a key role in the peaceful resolution of conflicts on the continent, they have always been victims of violence in society. “The African First Ladies Peace Mission celebrates African women and will continue to play a crucial role in promoting peace on the continent. “We must not lose sight of the fact that gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to the continent’s progress in terms of peace, security and rights. “We recommit ourselves to upholding the right […]

African First Ladies Advocate For Women And Protect Girls From Brutality - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

We need enough time to prepare for the World Cup – Coach

We need enough time to prepare for the World Cup – CoachBy Georgina Adegbie / Aderonke Ojo Nigeria Under-19 Volleyball Team Head Coach Sani Mohammed urged the Nigerian Volleyball Federation (NVBF) to give his team enough time to prepare for the FIFA World Cup. world. Mohammed told reporters after their last game against Morocco on Monday in Abuja that they needed enough time to prepare and achieve good results at the World Cup in Iran. “Thanks to Almighty God who blessed us with success in the championship. We fought to keep our title of reigning champion on the continent. “At the last World Cup, we finished in 17th position, and this year we want to make a difference. So if we have better preparation now, we will get better results. “We need good preparation. If you go to the World Cup, you don’t stay at camp for a month or two, but at least four to five months at camp in […]

We need enough time to prepare for the World Cup – Coach - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Nimrod urges private sector and NGOs to invest in volleyball

Nimrod urges private sector and NGOs to invest in volleyballBy Georgina Adegbie / Aderonke Ojo Nigerian Volleyball Federation (NVBF) President Musa Nimrod urged the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to invest in volleyball to boost its development in the country. Nimrod told reporters as the 2020 African Under-18 and Under-19 Nations Volleyball Championship wraps up in Abuja on Monday that the federation needs the support of all stakeholders. He said those in the private sector, as well as caring individuals, needed to rally around the sport. “I urge all stakeholders to support and help the federation develop from the ground up, especially helping us to sponsor youth development programs. “The Cameroonian teams competing in Nigeria were beautiful to watch, and they performed well. But they were well equipped by one company, and they came with delegates who were all also equipped. “They were well composed and I would like the Nigerian teams to be like that. “I helped […]

Nimrod urges private sector and NGOs to invest in volleyball - NNN.

Read Full Story

No Picture
News

Bandits kidnap another 30 persons in Niger

…Storm village on foot, lead captives into forest …Gov Bello vows to provide automatic guns to vigilantes to confront bandits …Aisha Buhari laments continued abduction of women, girls …Send girls back to school, African First Ladies urge northern parents By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Wole Mosadomi No fewer than 30 persons were abducted in the early
Read More

The post Bandits kidnap another 30 persons in Niger appeared first on Vanguard News.

Read Full Story

No Picture
News

Bandits kidnap another 30 persons in Niger

…Storm village on foot, lead captives into forest …Gov Bello vows to provide automatic guns to vigilantes to confront bandits …Aisha Buhari laments continued abduction of women, girls …Send girls back to school, African First Ladies urge northern parents By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Wole Mosadomi No fewer than 30 persons were abducted in the early
Read More

The post Bandits kidnap another 30 persons in Niger appeared first on Vanguard News.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Gunmen Abduct 25 Persons In Fresh Attacks On Niger Local Govts

  Gunmen have abducted no fewer than 25 persons in both Wushishi and Rafi Local Government Areas of Niger State. According to the residents of the community, the armed men invaded the Kutuku community in Wushshi Local Government Area around 10 am on Monday. They were said to have shot sporadically in the air to … Continue reading Gunmen Abduct 25 Persons In Fresh Attacks On Niger Local Govts Read Full Story