• Minna Orphanage Produces 2 Undergraduates

    By Leadership Newspapers on Jan 30, 2013

    The Officer- in-Charge of Minna Orphanage, Hajiya Ladidi Mohammed, on Wednesday said the home had produced two undergraduates in two institutions of higher learning.

    Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that, the orphans were currently studying in the state's College of Administrative and Business Studies, Bida and College of Education, Minna.

    She said that the students, Haruna Abdullahi, 30 and Useni Abdullahi, 28, who were in their second and first year respectively, were being sponsored by the Niger Government.

    Mohammed said the home catered for a total of 21 orphans including the two students.

    According to her, 15 of them are males while six are females.

    She said that the orphans were mainly from broken homes, mentally-deranged women or lunatics, adding that the mode of adoption was based on legal procedure.

    ``We do not give orphans to single parents and that those we give to must be Nigerians,’’ she said.


  • Niger PDP Tackles Opposition For Criticising Gov Aliyu

    By Leadership Newspapers on Jan 25, 2013
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that the criticism of Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu-led PDP Government by the opposition parties in the state was out of alleged indolence and frustration. A release by the party’s publicity ...
  • Niger Spends N80m To Train 10 Pilots

    By Leadership Newspapers on Dec 30, 2012

    The Niger Government has spent N80 million on training 10 pilots at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology’s facilities at the Minna Airport, the state's Commissioner for Transportation, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammad, said on Sunday.

    Mohammad made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

    ``The trainee pilots had completed their ground training preparatory to their flying training.

    ``We are spending N8 million each for the training of each pilot, who had concluded their ground training, using the stimulators in Minna and the training facilities in Zaria.

    ``The trainee pilots have been joined by three students from Benue, one each from Kaduna and Kano, bringing the total number of trainee pilots at the NCAT Minna Annex to 15 trainee pilots,`` Mohammad said.

    According to him, the college is expected to deploy four of its aircraft for the training of the pilots, who had to earn a credit of 15 hours flying with instructors and another 15 hours earned credit of solo flying to complete the first phase of their training.

     He said the college would give the successful students the Private Pilot License (PPL) but added that the students needed to attain 35 hours of credit earned flying before being given the Commerce Pilot License(CPL).

    Mohammad said the college's location in Minna would not affect the quality of instructions given to the trainee pilots.

    “It is 18 months rigorous training, anyone that did not earn the required credit flying hours will be dropped or asked to repeat.

    He said the State Government was committed to the training of pilots at the Minna annex and that it would be sponsoring another set of students in line with its vision of becoming the third most developed state by year 2020.

    He said that NCAT had been allocated a large parcel of land for the construction of its annex in Minna.

    The commissioner explained that the land was allocated to the college so as to enable the indigenes to have the opportunity of receiving training as pilots.


  • Niger Releases N110m For TIN Project

    By Leadership Newspapers on Nov 12, 2012
    The Niger State Government has approved the release of the sum of N110 million as counterpart fund for the commencement of the Tax Identification Number (TIN) project in the next fiscal year. The Governor, Dr Mu’azu Bbangida Aliyu represented by ...
  • Opposition Parties Fault Niger Assembly Over Sale Of Government Properties

    By Leadership Newspapers on Oct 17, 2012
    The members of the three major opposition political parties in Niger State have resolved to  challenge the state House of Assembly on sales of government properties. The Chairmen of the All Nigeria People Party (ANPP), Action Congress of Nigeria (...
  • Niger To Explore Oil At Bida Basin

    By Leadership Newspapers on Oct 10, 2012
    The Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has taken a bold step towards the exploration of oil and gas in Bida Basin. A statement signed and made available to LEADERSHIP by the Senior Special Assistant, Oil and Gas Development to the ...
  • 50 Die In Niger Flood As Govt Releases N150m To Victims

    By Leadership Newspapers on Oct 5, 2012
    The Governor of Niger state, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu has said that 50 people have so far been killed by floods since the beginning of the disaster and also property worth billions of naira destroyed. Governor Aliyu made this known, yesterday, when he ...
  • 17, 550 Students Fail Promotion Examinations In Niger

    By Leadership Newspapers on Sep 24, 2012
    The Niger State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Susan Gana, has said that 17, 550 senior secondary school students in the state have failed their 2011/2012 promotion examinations. Gana, who revealed this at a press briefing in Minna on Saturday, said t...
  • Niger Gives Contractor 2-Week Ultimatum On N1.4bn Bridge

    By Leadership Newspapers on Aug 17, 2012
    Niger State government has given the contractor handling the construction of a N1.4 billion bridge across River Shiroro two weeks to step up work on the construction of the bridge or have the contract revoked. The overseeing Commissioner of Works, Dr Y...
  • Niger PDP Carpets CPC Senator Over Comments

    By Leadership Newspapers on May 21, 2012
    The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has chided the only senator elected on the platform of the Congress for Progress Change (CPC) from the state, Senator Ibrahim Musa over his comments about the state government. The party w...