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Niger ex-councillors protest unpaid N1.27bn severance package, disrupt activities

GOVERNMENT activities at the Abdulkareem Lafene Secretariat in Minna, the Niger state capital, were on Thursday grounded as former local government councillors protested the non-payment of their N1.27bn severance package. The ex-councillors from the 274 wards of the state besieged the secretariat, locked the main gate and disallowed workers from gaining entry. The councillors, who

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