Niger

Country Niger
Capital Niamey
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma, Kanuri, Zarma & Tamasheq

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Introduction

Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution and dissolved the Cabinet, and promised that elections would be held following a transitional period of unspecified duration. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. A predominately Tuareg ethnic group emerged in February 2007, the Nigerien Movement for Justice (MNJ), and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 limited the rebels' operational capabilities.

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NAFDAC confiscates expired drugs worth N1m in Niger - BusinessDay - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

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NAFDAC confiscates expired drugs worth N1m in Niger - BusinessDay
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday said it had seized unregistered and expired drugs worth N1 million ...

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River Niger dredging: Shippers back Reps on probe of NIWA, Van Oord - Vanguard

Vanguard

River Niger dredging: Shippers back Reps on probe of NIWA, Van Oord
Vanguard
He said the project which stretches through 572km, would affect 152 communities on the bank of the River Niger from Edo, Anambra, Imo, Bayelsa, Delta, Kogi, Niger and to Rivers state. The law maker said the capital and maintenance for the dredging of ...

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Niger State Owes Retirees N10bn - THISDAY Newspapers

THISDAY Newspapers

Niger State Owes Retirees N10bn
THISDAY Newspapers
Niger State Head of Service, Alhaji Yabagi Sule, and the Director General, Niger State Pension Board, Alhaji Usman T Ahmed, made the disclosures in separate addresses at the opening of a two-day workshop for the management and staff of the state ...



Promoting private refineries in the Niger Delta - Guardian

Guardian

Promoting private refineries in the Niger Delta
Guardian
The move by the Buhari administration to legalise the so-called illegal refineries in the Niger Delta into modular refineries is a positive step in the right direction. It has been the desire of patriotic Nigerians to have the refineries licensed and ...

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NIGER : Adolphe Gbaguidi arranges ministry to his liking - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

NIGER : Adolphe Gbaguidi arranges ministry to his liking
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
The council of ministers in Niger convening on March 23 validated the organization of the oil ministry. Unusually, it was the all-powerful hydrocarbons director Adolphe Gbaguidi who knuckled down to carry out the reorganization after the ministry was ...



Niger frees 15 accused of complicity in coup attempt - Citizentv.co.ke - Citizen TV (press release)

Citizen TV (press release)

Niger frees 15 accused of complicity in coup attempt - Citizentv.co.ke
Citizen TV (press release)
A court in Niger has freed fifteen civilians accused of complicity in an attempted putsch against President Mahamadou Issoufou, their lawyer said on Saturday.
Niger releases 15 accused of coup attempt complicitydefenceWeb
Niger frees 15 accused of complicity in coup attemptNaija247news ...Naija247news

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Niger Tornadoes gets Ikefe boost - The Punch

Niger Tornadoes gets Ikefe boost
The Punch
Niger Tornadoes central defender, Andrew Ikefe, will be available for his side's clash against Sunshine Stars on match day 15 on Sunday, following his recovery from a knee injury he sustained on match day 8 against Enyimba at the Confluence Stadium, ...



GIEWS Country Brief: Niger 23-March-2017 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

GIEWS Country Brief: Niger 23-March-2017
ReliefWeb
The Niger is highly dependent on imports of coarse grains (millet, sorghum and maize) from its neighbours, Nigeria and Benin, to cover its cereal requirements. Reflecting ample supplies following the recent harvests, coarse grain prices dropped steeply ...

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Niger Delta: Buhari bows to pressure, moves to recognize illegal, local refineries - Vanguard

Vanguard

Niger Delta: Buhari bows to pressure, moves to recognize illegal, local refineries
Vanguard
ABUJA-At last, President Muhammadu Buhari has caved in to pressure to recognize illegal and local refineries that dotted the Niger Delta. This is not only seen as a new vision for oil-producing communities in the oil-rich region, but a strategy to ...
Local refineries to get recognition from federal governmentNAIJ.COM
News Summary 27th March 2017 : 2016 Budget Capital Release Hit One TrillionNTA News
Bayelsa business community commends FG on integration of illegal refineriesDaily Trust

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Niger pushes jail, N500,000 fine for tree felling - Daily Trust

Daily Trust

Niger pushes jail, N500,000 fine for tree felling
Daily Trust
Niger pushes jail, N500,000 fine for tree felling. By Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna | Publish Date: Mar 26 2017 3:19PMNiger state government has instituted jail time or N500,000 fine for indiscriminate tree felling throughout the state. facebook; twitter ...

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