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PRISON BREAK: Gunmen Attack Minna Prison, Free Inmates

The Minna Medium Security Prison, Niger State was on Sunday night attacked by unknown gunmen freeing about 20 inmates in the process. The gunmen were reported to have attacked the prison from its southern part hiding under the cover of darkness. It was learnt that they came in their numbers in a

Commissioner says federal roads are unsafe after collapse of two bridges

NAN - The Niger Government on Wednesday declared ‘state of emergency’ on federal roads following the collapse of two bridges, linking the Western and Northern Nigeria. Jonathan Vatsa, the state Commissioner for Information, made the declaration shortly after inspecting the bridges in Tatabu and Bokani villages both in Mokwa Local Government Area. “There

Niger governor appoints 17 new permanent secretaries

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger, Tuesday, appointed 17 permanent secretaries, replacing the former ones, retired by the governor as part of measures to restructure the state’s civil service. The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the governor, Mr Jide Orintunsin, said in a statement that Bello ordered the

Stolen Nupe artifact found in Italy

‎A Nupe artifact, connoting goddess of fruitfulness, stolen decades ago from the Niger state museum has been found in Italy. The artifact, according to the executive director, Niger State Council of Arts and Culture, Mr. Emmanuel Zhiri, was found by the state’s commissioner for information, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa who visited the

IGP response squad arrest robbers

Agents of the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) Response Team (IRT) have arrested eight robbery suspects allegedly involved in robbing motorists on the Abuja – Suleja road. Mr. Abba Kyari, the commander of the team, told the News Agency of Nigeria, in a phone interview that the arrested suspects included alleged receivers

Niger State will hire 267 health workers in 2017

The Niger State Government, on Wednesday, said it would hire 267 healthcare officials to improve health care in the state. Dr. Makun Sidi, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health said this when he led the state’s Health Care Financing Technical Working Committee on an advocacy visit to the Niger State House