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US forces rescue American citizen abducted in Niger Republic and held hostage in Nigeria

US forces on Saturday October 31, rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in the northern part of the country. The mission was undertaken by elite commandos as part of a major effort to free the U.S. citizen, Philip Walton, 27, before his abductors could get far after taking […]

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Niger now exports fuel to Nigeria

Niger Republic, a country that started commercial oil production in 2011, now exports petroleum products to Nigeria. For decades, Nigeria’s three major refineries have been grounded to near-zero capacity utilisation with all of its refined fuel imported from other countries. According to Guardian, data obtained from the African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARA) revealed that […]

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Husband bites off his wife’s ear in Niger state (graphic)

A married woman in Niger state, Dorcas Uange, has lost her right ear after her husband of 17 years, Aduku Sunny White, allegedly bit it off during an argument at their home situated at Kaduna road back of Zuma barracks in Suleja, Niger state on August 28.   Sharing the sad incident with LIB, the daughter of the victim, […]

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio reveals names of National Assembly members linked to NDDC contracts

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has linked some members of the National Assembly to some contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission. Punch reports that Akpabio in a list in which he copied the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, enlisted the former Chairman of the […]

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Police rescue 15 teenagers from Niger State torture house

On 18/07/2020 at about 1400hrs, acting on a reliable information received, Police Operatives arrested one Umar Ahmed, 46, Anguwan Gwari Suleja, for keeping about fifteen children in a dehumanizing condition in the guise of Almajiri School. The children who are of ages ranging between 2yrs-10yrs were rescued from the suspect’s house and three chains used […]

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Two men arrested with 36 ATM cards suspected to have been stolen in Niger(photo)

Men of the Niger state police command have arrested two men, Victor Okebugwu, 32, and James Amaonye, 33, for being in possession of 36 ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from members of the public. A statement from the police command spokesperson, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, says on June 5, police Intelligence Operatives on Bank […]

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Police arrests mother and son for allegedly attempting to sell four-year-old boy in Niger (photo)

A 46-year-old woman identified as Stella and her 16-year-old son, Miracle and one other, 18 year old Ebube Ebuka, have been arrested by men of the Niger state police command for allegedly abducting and attempting to sell a four-year-old boy in Suleja local government area of the state. A statement released by the command says […]