Niger State News Today

Niger is one of the states Nigeria. It is placed in the central part of the country and this state is the biggest one in the whole country. Niger news informs that by its area, the state is placed on the 13 place of all the states. The municipal centre of the state is city Minna, other bustling centres are Bida and Kontagora.

The state is named Niger, because of the cognominal river flowing on the territory of the state.

According to Niger state news, the state was founded in the year 1976. People of the state live according to the laws of Sharia, though there are a lot of representatives of Christianity.

The main economic source of the Niger state is agriculture and cattle breeding. The biggest part of the whole population of the state is involved in these two sectors. As this state is the central one, trade is also very developed there.

A lot of tourists are attracted to the state each year as there are a lot of amazing and outstanding natural sight sites. People come to see the beautiful waterfall and national park which are situated in the state. Also, there is a number of historical places of interest that attract people.

Also, people come to see traditions and cultural heritage of indigenous population. The brightest representatives of this population are duka people. They speak they own hun-saare language, although the official language in the state is English.

If to speak about the centre of the state, Minna, Niger news today inform that this is an important centre of historical and religious development of the whole country. So there are a lot of mosques and churches placed in the Minna.

Niger newspapers inform that Minna is agricultural centre of the whole state, there are cultivated yam, corn and other crops.

Also, Minna is the centre of education, suggesting people to enter the numerous universities and institutes placed in the city.

Breaking: Jonathan, Babangida hold crucial meeting in Minna

Breaking: Jonathan, Babangida hold crucial meeting in Minna

Breaking: Jonathan, Babangida hold crucial meeting in Minna
Obasanjo accuses Nigerian lawmakers of corruption

Obasanjo accuses Nigerian lawmakers of corruption

Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president has remarked on the constituency projects being embarked upon by lawmakers while saying that it is corruption.

Obasanjo accuses Nigerian lawmakers of corruption
What Acting President Osinbajo said at the Niger Economic Summit

What Acting President Osinbajo said at the Niger Economic Summit

Professor Osinbajo who spoke at the Investment Summit organised by the state on Monday, August 14, said Niger occupies 10 percent of Nigeria’s land area.

What Acting President Osinbajo said at the Niger Economic Summit
I was going on with my life ‘jeje’ in the prison before they made me president in 1999 - Obasanjo

I was going on with my life ‘jeje’ in the prison before they made me president in 1999 - Obasanjo

Obasanjo made the statement at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Niger state Investment Summit held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi Conference Centre, Minna.

I was going on with my life ‘jeje’ in the prison before they made me president in 1999 - Obasanjo
Update: Niger state stands still as OBJ joins Osinbajo for Economic Summit (See Photos)

Update: Niger state stands still as OBJ joins Osinbajo for Economic Summit (See Photos)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has also arrived in Niger state today Monday August 14, to join Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the Economic Summit.

Update: Niger state stands still as OBJ joins Osinbajo for Economic Summit (See Photos)
14-year-old bride reportedly kills her 40-year-old husband because he failed to provide for her

14-year-old bride reportedly kills her 40-year-old husband because he failed to provide for her

A 14-year-old girl identified as Aisha Isah, has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 40-year-old husband, Isiaka Usman for failing to provide for her.

14-year-old bride reportedly kills her 40-year-old husband because he failed to provide for her
Fake army colonel arrested during Osinbajo's visit to Mokwa/Jebba road (Photo)

Fake army colonel arrested during Osinbajo's visit to Mokwa/Jebba road (Photo)

A fake army colonel has been apprehended by some military personnel on July 12 along Mokwa/Jebba road while he was driving to Jebba from Lagos state..

Fake army colonel arrested during Osinbajo's visit to Mokwa/Jebba road (Photo)
After defeating Ali Modu Sheriff, PDP zones 2019 presidential election to north

After defeating Ali Modu Sheriff, PDP zones 2019 presidential election to north

This action of the opposition PDP is aimed at countering the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which has the president, Muhammadu Buhari from the north.

After defeating Ali Modu Sheriff, PDP zones 2019 presidential election to north
JUST IN: Osinbajo assesses collapsed Mokwa-Jebba Bridge in Niger state (photos)

JUST IN: Osinbajo assesses collapsed Mokwa-Jebba Bridge in Niger state (photos)

Acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has visited Niger state to assess the collapsed Mokwa-Jebba Bridgein Niger state with Minister Babatunde Fashola.

JUST IN: Osinbajo assesses collapsed Mokwa-Jebba Bridge in Niger state (photos)
Northern governor passes vote of no confidence in Nigeria Police Force, others

Northern governor passes vote of no confidence in Nigeria Police Force, others

The Nigeria Police Force has hit another low as the governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello, has declared he no longer has confidence in the security agency.

Northern governor passes vote of no confidence in Nigeria Police Force, others
How bridge linking south-west to north was destroyed

How bridge linking south-west to north was destroyed

One of the many federal highways linking Niger state to other parts of the country has been washed away by flood caused by persistent heavy rain fall.

How bridge linking south-west to north was destroyed
Robbers attack NYSC camp in Niger state, cart away properties

Robbers attack NYSC camp in Niger state, cart away properties

A group of robbers reportedly attacked the temporary camp of National Youth Service Corps at Paikoro, Niger state and escaped with corps members properties.

Robbers attack NYSC camp in Niger state, cart away properties
Wanted! See face of 65-year-old who has killed 27 persons

Wanted! See face of 65-year-old who has killed 27 persons

The Niger state police command has issued a warning and warrant for the arrest of a wanted man who is allegedly responsible for the death of about 27 persons.

Wanted! See face of 65-year-old who has killed 27 persons
65-year-old Muhammed Yuguda wanted by police for killing 27 people in Niger state (Photo)

65-year-old Muhammed Yuguda wanted by police for killing 27 people in Niger state (Photo)

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), Niger state command has declared a 65-year-old man, Alhaji Muhammad Yuguda wanted for allegedly killing 27 people in Niger.

65-year-old Muhammed Yuguda wanted by police for killing 27 people in Niger state (Photo)
Niger state demands deployment of more policemen after incessant attacks

Niger state demands deployment of more policemen after incessant attacks

Niger state government has cried out and called on the Inspector General Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, to deploy marine police divisions to the riverbank.

Niger state demands deployment of more policemen after incessant attacks
JUST IN: See how Nigeria's ex-governor appeared with his CoS in court over alleged N5b scam (photos)

JUST IN: See how Nigeria's ex-governor appeared with his CoS in court over alleged N5b scam (photos)

NAIJ.com learnt that Babangida Aliyu appeared with Umar Nasko, the deputy governor of the state during his administration over allegations of money laundering.

JUST IN: See how Nigeria's ex-governor appeared with his CoS in court over alleged N5b scam (photos)
Anyi hasarar kayan kudi kimanin Miliyan N150 a gobarar Zungeru Polytechnic

Anyi hasarar kayan kudi kimanin Miliyan N150 a gobarar Zungeru Polytechnic

Rahoton gobarar da ta auku a Niger State Polytechnic zungeru a satin da ya gabata da tayi sanadiyyar hasarar kayan kudi da ya kai Miliyan N150 da doriya

Anyi hasarar kayan kudi kimanin Miliyan N150 a gobarar Zungeru Polytechnic
Teenage secondary school girl declared missing (Photo)

Teenage secondary school girl declared missing (Photo)

A Nigerian teenage girl known as Aisha Mohammed has been declared missing. Mohammed, also known as Jummai was discovered to be missing on Sunday May 5 in Niger.

Teenage secondary school girl declared missing (Photo)
Gunmen storm Mosque in Niger state, kill 21 people, Imam inclusive

Gunmen storm Mosque in Niger state, kill 21 people, Imam inclusive

NAIJ.com learnt that the attack occurred in the early hours of Sunday, May 14, while the villagers were observing their early morning prayers.

Gunmen storm Mosque in Niger state, kill 21 people, Imam inclusive
Omokri mocks APC chieftains as they struggle to greet Jonathan (photo)

Omokri mocks APC chieftains as they struggle to greet Jonathan (photo)

The photograph was taken at the wedding ceremony of Hadiza, daughter to former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, which held in Minna, Niger state on Friday.

Omokri mocks APC chieftains as they struggle to greet Jonathan (photo)
JUST IN: Ex-President Jonathan meets Tinubu in Minna as IBB’s daughter weds (photos)

JUST IN: Ex-President Jonathan meets Tinubu in Minna as IBB’s daughter weds (photos)

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, reportedly led a very large delegation of former governors to Minna, Niger state on Friday.

JUST IN: Ex-President Jonathan meets Tinubu in Minna as IBB’s daughter weds (photos)
BREAKING: Courts frees ex-PDP governor Aliyu and Nasko on bail

BREAKING: Courts frees ex-PDP governor Aliyu and Nasko on bail

A high court in Minna, the Niger state capital, has granted bail to former state governor Babangida Aliyu and his chief of staff Umar Nasko on Wednesday, May 3.

BREAKING: Courts frees ex-PDP governor Aliyu and Nasko on bail
JUST IN: Ex-PDP governor remanded in prison

JUST IN: Ex-PDP governor remanded in prison

The court will on Wednesday, April 3 decide whether ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu Muazu and his Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko, will be granted bail or not.

JUST IN: Ex-PDP governor remanded in prison
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