“The U.S. government had previously refused to use the term ‘coup,’ allowing some aid programs in the country to continue. With the designation, the U.S. will end all aid to Niger, including a $300 million economic grant for the country announced last year.
Humanitarian aid to Niger will continue, the State Department said.”
Newborn Triplets, Mother Stranded In Kano Hospital Over Inability To Pay Bills ☞ Naija News – Nigeria
“Naija News gathered that the mother of the babies who underwent a cesarean section has been left at the hospital unattended to by family who are unable to afford essential care.
Speaking to Premium Times, the father of the triplets, Usman Magaji, who hails from Kuyan ta Inna’ in Kumtboso Local Government, said even though his wife’s cesarean section was done for free, he had spent all his savings on drugs and other consumables.”
Nigeria – Terrorists refuse to release captives after N17 million was paid as ransom ☞ Premium Times – Nigeria
“When we took the money, they said we should try to get the balance before they kill our people. We had to source for the remaining N5.5 million to make it N17 million but before we took the money, they called and asked that we buy a brand new motorcycle as part of the ransom. It was a new request but we had no option.”
Resistance to antibiotics in northern Nigeria: what bacteria are prevalent, and which drugs work against them ☞ Rifnote- Nigeria
“We found that about 85% of the bacteria isolated from infections were resistant to the most commonly used antibiotics. So, without laboratory data, the most frequent choices of antibiotics would probably be ineffective.”
“Niger’s new military junta has reportedly asked Russian mercenary group Wagner for help as the deadline approaches for it to release the country’s ousted president or face possible military intervention by the West African regional bloc.”
“He said that the team, in an intelligence-led operation, raided and cleared bandits’ camps in the two affected local governments. Mr Aliyu added that the operation was conducted in collaboration with hunters and vigilantes.”
“They say two of the victims of Tuesday’s attack in the Anambra state were US consulate employees, while the other two were police officers. The attackers kidnapped three other people, and set their vehicle on fire.”
“The scheme was thwarted when a doctor realised the man had little idea of the procedure during preliminary tests, and he was ‘visibly relieved’ when it was blocked.”
“They said that they usually sold the exhumed body parts to their clients who used them for money-making rituals,”
Nigerian politician flew man to UK to harvest organ because he didn’t want relative to face transplant risk ☞ Sky News – UK
“A senior Nigerian politician tried to bring a street trader to the UK to harvest his kidney because it was ‘far better to buy one’ than find a family member to donate the organ, a court has heard.”