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.
Nigeria is a multi-ethnic, cultural and religious state and the Constitution, though silent on power rotation, provides for the principle of federal character ... Now, the question arises, where would the power pendulum swing in 2023? ... That is fairness for me,” the NigerDelta-born retired captain said.
However, such criminal cases against powerful Western corporations have rarely been brought to trial. Twelve Nigerians took Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell to court in the US, accusing the multinational corporation of abetting extra-judicial killings, torture, rape and crimes against humanity in the NigerDelta in the 1990s.
The distribution company noted that the power sector has ... He noted that the recent vandalism of 14 spans of electricity conductors in Ilu-titun, Southern Ondo state, on a line currently being rehabilitated by the NigerDeltaPowerHolding Company (NDPHC) is very disturbing.
The NigerDeltaPartnership... Since 2010, NDPI & PIND have strengthened and stabilized Niger Delta communities by reducing poverty, powering coastline communities, nurturing employment, fostering stability, and enabling development through multi-stakeholder partnerships.
He added that the evaluation committee constituted by the management of the Bureau, which also includes nominees of the NigerDeltaPowerHolding CompanyLimited (NDPHC) would soon present its report to the management and subsequently to the Technical Committee of the NCP.
Speaking on Eye on Port, maritime law consultant, and legal practitioner Dr ... Capt ... Capt ... But because of the nature of the boats they are using they are able to go into creeks of the Niger delta which is a safe place for them,” he said. CaptainMicah said the sophistication of the craft of the pirates is such that they use very powerful outboard motors.