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Ahmad Garba Gunna Emerges New Emir Of Kagara
Politics

Ahmad Garba Gunna Emerges New Emir Of Kagara

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has announced the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Niger State Revenue Board, Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna (Dan Majen Kagara), as the new Emir of Kagara. The appointment of the new Emir follows the death of the former Emir, Alhaji Salihu Tanko Kagara, on March 1st, 2021 after a protracted illness in Minna, the state capital. The Governor, through the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji, made the announcement in Minna on Wednesday after receiving the reports of the 14 kingmakers, headed by Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad (Madakin Gunna). Bello said the appointment of the new Emir was in accordance with section 3 subsection (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment...
Kagara Abduction: FG Has Abandoned Us, Says Niger State Government
Politics

Kagara Abduction: FG Has Abandoned Us, Says Niger State Government

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has accused the Federal Government of not doing enough to secure the release of victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara. When he received Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, at Government House, Minna, on Thursday, the governor said the state has been left to handle the rescue on its own. Although he admitted that the Federal Government sent a delegation to the state and also deployed 300 mobile policemen to the state, Bello said his administration has been left to shoulder the financial responsibility. “So where is the support? At the moment we have not seen any Federal support here since this incident occurred. Yes we had a delegation that came to commensurate with, but we are left to ourselves,” ...
Orji Uzor Kalu Meets Babangida In Minna
Politics

Orji Uzor Kalu Meets Babangida In Minna

Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Thursday afternoon visited the former military President, General Ibrahim Badomosi Babangida. Kalu who is currently in a closed door meeting with the former leader was earlier hosted by the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello
27 Kagara Students Kidnapped, One Shot Dead – Niger State Governor
Crime

27 Kagara Students Kidnapped, One Shot Dead – Niger State Governor

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment. Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of 27 students, three staff and 12 family members by gunmen at the Government Science College, Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of the state. Bello made the confirmation at a news conference shortly after an emergency meeting with heads of security agencies in Minna on Wednesday. Newsmen report that the gunmen stormed the school on Wednesday at 2 a.m. killing one student and kidnapped 27, three staff of the college and 12 members of families at the school. The governor directed that all boarding schools in Shiroro, Rafi and Muyan be closed down...
Youth Empowerment Our Priority, Says Niger Gov
News

Youth Empowerment Our Priority, Says Niger Gov

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that youth empowerment remains the major priority of his administration, adding that the government will continue to support any programme that will reduce the number of the unemployed in the state. Governor Bello made this known in Tafa town on Monday in a message to an empowerment programme by the Tafa Local Government Area. “The guiding principle of this administration is to mentor and develop the youths because of their vantage position in nation building,” he said. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammad Ketso, said youths must feel the change which the All Progressive Congress (APC) government came with adding that: “The time for using the youths as political thugs is over. He also used the ...
NNPC To Build 4,600MW Power Plants In FCT, Kaduna, Kano
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NNPC To Build 4,600MW Power Plants In FCT, Kaduna, Kano

The recently approved contract for the construction of Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline project, dubbed AKK Pipeline, has started yielding early benefits with the commitment by NNPC to build power generating plants with combined capacity of 4600 megawatts in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano States. The NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who disclosed this during a courtesy call on him by the Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, Tuesday in Abuja, said the Corporation in partnership with private investors would build power generating plants to support the Federal Government’s effort to provide stable electricity in the Country. “As part of the drive to establish power plants to augment the power supply to the nation, the Federal Executive Council ...

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