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Friday, 07-25-14, 10:04Patrick Sawyer, Suspected Liberia Ebola Case in Lagos, Is Dead[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has been informed that Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance, who had been quarantined since falling ill after arriving in the Nigerian state of Lagos for a conference last Sunday, has died. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 13:35Nigerian Diplomat Hails Zim Literacy Levels[CAJ News]Harare -AN outgoing Nigeria envoy in Zimbabwe hailed the host country's high literacy rate saying it was enhancing the economic development of the continent. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 10:19Families of Kidnapped Girls Refuse to Meet With Nigerian President[VOA]President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday promised the Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai that he would meet with families of the girls held captive by Boko Haram militants for the past three months. The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday in Abuja, but families of the missing girls canceled at the last minute. read more...
Monday, 07-14-14, 21:28'Leahy Laws,' Nigerian Crisis Are Focus of Congressional Hearing[U.S. House]Washington, DC -Helping the Nigerian government in its fight against the notorious terror group called Boko Haram was the topic of a House hearing held Thursday by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), chairman of the Africa and global human rights subcommittee. Smith, who has traveled to Nigeria twice in the past year, chaired the hearing. read more...
Wednesday, 07-09-14, 22:10Statement At the End of the IMF Staff Mission to Niger[IMF]An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from June 22-26, 2014 for the fourth review of Niger's financial and economic program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). read more...
Tuesday, 06-24-14, 15:42Several Co-Operation Agreements Between Tunisia and Niger Signed[Tunis Afrique Presse]Niamey -A set of co-operation agreements were signed, Sunday in Niamey, between Tunisia and Niger in several fields. read more...
Monday, 06-23-14, 9:51Marzouki Arrives in Niamey, Niger[Tunis Afrique Presse]Niamey -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki arrived, on Sunday in Niamey, capital of Niger, second stop in an African tour he began from Mali and that will also take him to Chad and Gabon. read more...
Thursday, 06-19-14, 4:46Niger and War On Extremism (2)[Independent]Minna Secretary to Niger State Government, Idris Kpaki, added, "Based on his provocative teachings, Niger State government decided to revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) that it granted him in August 2013. This action was taken to nip the situation in the bud, as a result of his contravening Islamic teachings before the sect turns into a monster like the Darul-Islam sect that was dislodged in Mokwa area where a group of 300 persons grew to 700 in three years". read more...
Tuesday, 06-17-14, 12:20On African Child Day, UN Education Envoy Urges Focus On Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls[UN News]Marking the Day of the African Child, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown today called for the world to remember the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok, Nigeria, while also praising young people around the world as they mobilise to demand education for all. read more...
Monday, 06-16-14, 13:02Court Remands Four in Prison for Alleged Illegal Mining in Niger[Vanguard]A Federal High Court sitting in Minna on Monday ordered four persons remand in prison for allegedly mining gold in Tungan Goro area of Minna, Niger. read more...

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