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Again, Bandits Abduct Many Students in Niger State

Again, Bandits Abduct Many Students in Niger State

The school’s proprietor says the number of the students abducted was not yet determined Armed bandits on Sunday abducted many pupils of an Islamic school in Tegina, a densely populated town in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. The bandits reportedly seized the police station in the town and went round the town shooting […]

Gunmen Kill Dozens In Attack On Convoy

Gunmen Kill Dozens In Attack On Convoy

 Armed men in southwestern Niger killed at least 58 people when they intercepted a convoy returning from a weekly market and attacked a nearby village, Al Jazeera reports. The attacks on Monday occurred in the Tillaberi region, which is near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso. AP reports that there was no immediate claim of responsibility […]

Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks

Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks

Abdulaziz, Aminatu, Absatu, Abdulmanaf. Fahad. And, well, also Mansour. They are the names Zeinab Garba has in mind for any future children she has. But for now, the mother of two has decided to set aside plans for more offspring by using a contraceptive, to give a better future to Rachid, her restless 3-year-old boy, […]

President Issoufou Mahamadou Of Niger Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

President Issoufou Mahamadou Of Niger Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have elected President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger as the chair of ECOWAS for a one-year term. Mahamadou was elected at the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS leaders on Saturday in Abuja, taking over from the outgone President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. A communiqué read by […]

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its Niger Republic counterpart have signed a pact to eliminate the menace in both countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAPTIP signed the agreement with Nigerien Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) at a dinner event […]

Nine Killed In Niger Suicide Bombings

Nine Killed In Niger Suicide Bombings

Nine people were killed in three suicide bombings in southeastern Niger near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Tuesday. The attacks occurred late Monday in the regional capital of Diffa, a frequent target of the Boko Haram jihadist group, the official, who asked not to be identified, told AFP. He said “two young […]

2 Caught With Fresh Human Head In Niger

2 Caught With Fresh Human Head In Niger

Nemesis has caught up with two ritualists in Minna, Niger State, as they were caught few days after beheading an eight-year-old boy in Bakajeba village in Paikoro Local Government area of the state. They were nabbed by the Special Tactical Squad of the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, attached to Abuja-Minna Highway. The […]

Imam, 20 Others Killed In Niger Herdsmen Attack

Imam, 20 Others Killed In Niger Herdsmen Attack

The Imam of Etogi village in Gbara ward of Mokwa Local Government Area in Niger State was among the 21 persons reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen on Saturday morning. The imam was said to be leading 20 other faithful in an early morning prayer, when the herdsmen attacked them with dangerous weapons and embarked on […]

First Ladies Vow To Fight ‘Barbaric’ Genital Mutilation In West Africa

First Ladies Vow To Fight ‘Barbaric’ Genital Mutilation In West Africa

The first ladies of Niger, Burkina Faso and Benin promised on Monday to “end the scourge of female genital mutilation” (FGM) in their countries amid warnings the practice had gone underground in Benin. “FGM is a barbaric practice,” Niger’s Lalla Malika Issoufou told an international conference on FGM in Rome. She said Niger’s president, Mahamadou […]

Violence Around Lake Chad Is Leading Nowhere – Just Deepening Divides

Violence Around Lake Chad Is Leading Nowhere – Just Deepening Divides

The male recovery ward in the hospital is all in blue: blue sheets, pillows, curtains. Outside, the temperature hovers around 40 degrees: inside, large fans keep the air moving. All the beds are occupied by adults – except one. Eight-year-old Abba is the exception. He’s hunched against the wall under the window, and he watches […]

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