Niger (i/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 1,270,000km2, 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 187th for 2013. 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.
Niger, is term taken from the Niger River, which also refers to one of Africa's five political, Sports, and Geographical regions. Other administrative divisions include the Sahara, Congo, Nile, and the Kalahari regions.
PresidentMuhammadu Buhari has expressed hope that history would be kind to his administration going by what he met on ground upon assumption of office on May 29, 2015, in area of security and economy, and the difference that has been made since then ... That is why when I came into office, I started by visiting all our neighbours,” he added.
Mansur Matazu, stated this in Abuja when he hosted a delegation from the National Meteorological Services of NigerRepublic and the Gambia National Meteorological Services ... For the Niger Republic, what is critical for them is the seasonal climate prediction that Nigeria has been implementing for the past 15 years.
It must resist the temptation to behave like everyday law enforcement officers ... arrival from Niger where he had gone to attend a meeting of governors of the CentralBanks in West Africa. He was suspended from office while he was away in Niger ... Emefiele has two more years in office.
So, the terrorists are still killing, abducting and maiming in Katsina, Sokoto, Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara states ... The officers were ambushed and killed while on routine duty of protecting a mining site in the area ... Seven children were killed and five injured in the neigbouring Niger Republic during an airstrike by the Air Force on February 20, 2022.
Six auxiliaries and a woman died in the attack, he said ...Violence targeting security forces and civilians has increased in recent months, especially in northern and eastern regions bordering jihadi-hit Mali and Niger. The escalating toll unleashed two military coups last year, launched by officers angered at failures to stem the bloodshed. .
The country is now the epicentre of a conflict that spilled over from Mali...Violence targeting security forces and civilians has increased in recent months, especially in northern and eastern regions bordering Mali and Niger. The escalating toll unleashed two military coups last year, launched by officers angered at failures to stem the bloodshed ... .
He promised, at the outset of his administration, that the SecondNigerBridge would not just be constructed during his time in office, it would be completed to undergird his commitment to bequeathing to Nigerians, robust infrastructure that would calibrate and significantly improve the economy.
Yusuf, a native of Abeokuta in Ogun state, it was gathered was said to have committed the offence last year at Oloje area of Ilorin and ran to Mokwa, Niger state for cover ... Sources said that, since he fled the state to Niger state after the incident, men of the ... When contacted, the Public RelationsOfficer of the NSDC in the state, Mr.