Tuesday , 26 July 2016

Metro News

Kaduna State To Invest N1.4bn On Water Rehabilitation

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has said that it will spend over N1.4 billion on the rehabilitation of seven water treatment plants across the state, this is in order to boost water supply. The Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Lere disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Kaduna on the …

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Man Charged For N520,000 House Rent Scam

Igbosere magistrate court

A 46-year-old trader, Monsuru Abass has been charged before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court with duping a prospective tenant the sum of N520,000 with the guise of renting him a mini flat. He was arraigned on Tuesday on a two-count charge of obtaining under false pretence and stealing, the offences he …

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Serial defiler Set Ablaze In Lagos


The end came for a suspected serial defiler in Ikorodu Area of Lagos State after he was caught and burnt to death by angry residents for allegedly having illegal s*xual intercourse with eight-year-old girl. According to reports, he was said to have been involved in this illicit act for a …

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FG Committed To Job Creation, Social Security – Ngige


The Federal Government yesterday reiterated its commitment to provide social security to enhance workers’ welfare. The Director, Trade Dispute and Industrial Relations, Mrs Chinedu Dike, who represented the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, dropped the hint yesterday at the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing …

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10 Killed As Gunmen Attack Benue Communities Again

Benue State-Governor-Samuel Ortom

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have again struck in Logo local government area of Benue State, killing at least 10 persons and leaving several others injured. The attacks on Logo have become a recurring feature despite a peace meeting held last week between stakeholders of the affected Tiv speaking communities and Fulani herders. …

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Shi’ites Raise Alarm Over El-Zakzaky, Wife’s Failing Health In Detention


The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, on Monday raised the alarm over the deteriorating health condition of its spiritual leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and wife, Zeenatuddeen, currently in the custody of the Department of State Security, DSS. The Chairman of the Resource Forum of the sect, …

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Buratai Backs Acting IGP’s Plan To Establish Joint Operation Centres Nationwide


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday threw his weight behind a plan by the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to set up Joint Operation Centres (JOCs) across the country. Buratai gave his blessings to the plan when he received Idris during a …

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We’ll Deploy Military Force If Avengers, Other Militants Reject Dialogue – Buratai

Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday warned that the Army will deploy full military action if the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and other militant groups in the Niger Delta reject the federal government’s call for dialogue. The federal government has ordered a suspension of all military operations …

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INEC Commences Staff Training On Social Media Use


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has began a workshop to train its staff in Edo State in the use of social media. The workshop was to enable staff make use of social media for voter enlightenment and information dissemination. Meanwhile, the Director, Voters Education Publicity at INEC, Oluwole Uzzi, …

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EFCC Arrests FUTA, AAU Undergraduates For N16m Internet Scam


Four students from the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) and another from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, (AAU) have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office for allegedly involving in N16million Internet fraud. The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in …

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Al-Makura To Workers: Choose Between Mass Sack And Partial Pay


Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has asked organized labour in the state to choose between mass retrenchment of workers to accommodate the minimum wage previously enjoyed or receive payment of salaries in percentage. Speaking yesterday in Lafia, the state capital during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Interim …

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Monarch’s Wife, Daughter Return Home After 2 Years In Boko Haram’s Den


The palace of the Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Ibrahim Elkanemi, was in a jubilation mood when his wife and daughter abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists two years ago regained their freedom. Some relations wept, while others were joyous when they sighted the Queen and her daughter in …

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Kogi Loses N213bn To Ghost Workers – Audit Committee


In a stakeholders briefing yesterday, the audit committee of the Kogi State Government disclosed that the state lost N213,036 billion to ghost workers in 16 years. Governor Yahaya Bello, who was at the briefing yesterday, decried the huge sum lost to the ghost workers’ syndrome insisting that his administration had …

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Fuel Scarcity Looms As Truck Owners Suspend Transportations Today


The truck owners have threatened that they would suspend transportation of petroleum products across the country, beginning from today. This was revealed at the joint press briefing addressed by the leaderships of the National Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, branch of the National …

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7 Dead as Students’ Bus Collide With Two Vehicles In Bauchi


Seven persons have been sent to their early graves in a ghastly road transport accident along Bauchi to Darazo road, involving a bus conveying students of Federal Government Girls College, Bauchi, and two other vehicles, on Monday. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the scene …

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U.S Begins Training Of Nigerians On Cybercrime Law


The Federal Government in conjunction with the United States Government have commenced the training of 100 Nigerian public officials on the implementation of Nigeria’s cybercrime law. In the first week, U.S. government officials will train over 50 Nigerian investigators and prosecutors to strengthen cybercrime first responder and digital evidence skills, …

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EFCC Arrests Five Undergraduates Over Internet Scam


The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested five undergraduates for internet scam. They are – Paul Adeleke (21), Tayo Adebiyi (22), Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi (21), Ogundile Ademola James (23) and Okali Ugochukwu (21). Four of the suspected internet fraudsters are students of the …

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Delta Court Sentences Housewife To Death For Killing Husband


A 28-year-old housewife, Mrs. Mary Attah, was on Monday sentenced to death by hanging by an Effunrun High Court, Uvwie council area of Delta State. Mrs. Attah was accused of killing her husband over four years ago. According to the prosecution, the convict stabbed her husband, the late Pastor Darlington …

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Two Bank Officials Docked Over Stealing N30m

Igbosere magistrate court

Two bank officials Tiaminu Lukman, 48, and Shogaolu Sherif, 30, have been charged before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly conniving to steal their employers N30m. The accused duo are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, fraud and stealing, an offence they pleaded not guilty to. The prosecutor, Insp. …

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No More Boko Haram Camps In North East – Army


The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sanni Usman, on Monday in Lagos has claimed that there are no longer Boko Haram camps in the North-Eastern part of the country. Usman revealed this while addressing reporters at the inauguration of Strategic Communication Course for senior officers at the Nigerian Army …

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