The former VP is fingered in a massive cash-for-contract scandal in the African country's oil-rich Niger Delta.
In parts of Africa, such as Niger and Chad, more than 90 percent of the population lacks electricity access.
France has five hostages held by al Qaeda in Niger and two held in Afghanistan probably by the Taliban.
Akassa, a seaport of Southern Nigeria, on a small island nearly opposite the chief mouth of the Niger.
His aim had been to find the source and trace the seaward course of the Niger.
It had mosques, and even ferries were busy conveying men and horses over the Niger.
Like all the towns on the banks of the Niger, it is inundated every year.
The Niger or Quorra, which flows below the city, was the first object of interest visited by the brothers.
And a large river was flowing from west to east—probably the Niger.
In the reign of Severus, the Bees made combes in his military ensigns, and especially in the camp of Niger.
African nation, named for the river Niger, mentioned by that name 1520s (Leo Africanus), probably an alteration (by influence of Latin niger "black") of a local Tuareg name, egereou n-igereouen, from egereou "big river, sea" + n-igereouen, plural of that word. Translated in Arabic as nahr al-anhur "river of rivers."
Republic in western Africa, bordered by Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria to the northwest, Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, and Nigeria and Benin to the south. Niamey is the capital and largest city.
Note: Niger was under French control from the 1880s to 1960, when it gained full independence.