Militants attack NNPC pipeline in Niger Delta: military
YENAGOA, Nigeria - Militants in Nigeria's southern Niger
Delta oil hub attacked a pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the state oil company said on Wednesday, a day after regional leaders put a series of demands to ...
Militants attack oil pipeline in Niger Delta
- Reuters UK
Community leaders from the Niger
Delta, which is the source of most of the OPEC member's oil, met President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday and asked him to pull the army out of the oil hub, order oil firms to move headquarters there and spend more on ...
18 killed, 43 injured in Niger clashes
Eighteen people have been killed in fighting between farmers and herders in Niger
. A government statement says another 43 people were injured and homes were burned in Tuesday's fighting in the community of Bangui in the Tahoua region. The statement ...
'We welcome Buhari's declaration that any Nigerian can leave'
- The Punch
The Indigenous People of Biafra, on Wednesday, reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration that any Nigerian who has another country to relocate to should do so. Buhari made the statement at a meeting with Niger
Delta leaders in the ...
Governor Bello to feed Nigerians with RICE, but what's the price?
Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger
state, has reported about the local government plans to produce one million metric tonnes of rice during dry season. According to Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, the ...
Group lauds Buhari's peaceful resolution to Niger delta crisis
- The Nation Newspaper
The Middle Belt Youth Leaders Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari's move to restore peace in the Niger
Delta following his meeting with leaders in the region. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Secretary General of the group, Kuanum ...
Niger arrests 38 after deadly farmer-herder clashes
NIAMEY - Niger
has arrested 38 suspects over the killing of 18 people in clashes between cattle herders and farmers, a police source said on Wednesday. The clashes near Bangui, a community in the western Tahoua region, were sparked on Tuesday ...
Cheta Nwanze: Dear Niger Delta, you have no leaders
So many watched the meeting between President Buhari and the “leaders” of the Niger
Delta yesterday with keen interest. Like many, I was gobsmacked by the outcome. One of the demands by the stakeholders, including traditional rulers, is inclusive ...
Niger: Des milliers de commerçants déguerpis des rues de Niamey
Modern Day Slaves - Niger
Agadez, au Niger, porte de l’exil - Document exceptionnel #Reporters
A river and its people, the Niger river (Local boats) (Documentary, Discovery, History)
Big money for Niger's child brides - BBC News
Bienvenue à Niamey Niger
Niger Delta Development: Buhari Meets With Leaders From Region
Médiateur de la République du Niger : Spot publicitaire en français avec l'équipe de Nourou
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Niger (i / ˈ n aɪ dʒ ər / or / n iː ˈ ʒ ɛər /; French: ), officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger ...
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Niger (/ˈnaɪdʒər/ or /niːˈʒɛər/; French: [niʒɛʁ]), officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, making it the largest country in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of 17,138,707 is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the country. The capital city is Niamey, located in the far-southwest corner of Niger.Niger is a developing country, and is consistently one of the lowest-ranked in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI); it was ranked last at 188th for 2014. Much of the non-desert portions of the country are threatened by periodic drought and desertification. The economy is concentrated around subsistence and some export agriculture clustered in the more fertile south, and the export of raw materials, especially uranium ore. Niger faces serious challenges to development due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, high fertility rates and resulting overpopulation without birth control, poor education and poverty of its people, lack of infrastructure, poor health care, and environmental degradation.Nigerien society reflects a diversity drawn from the long independent histories of its several ethnic groups and regions and their relatively short period living in a single state. Historically, what is now Niger has been on the fringes of several large states. Since independence, Nigeriens have lived under five constitutions and three periods of military rule. Following a military coup in 2010, Niger has become a democratic, multi-party state. A majority live in rural areas, and have little access to advanced education.