Sunday , 25 September 2016

Metro News

Wike Appoints Special Assistant On Street Lights


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has appointed a Special Adviser on Street/Traffic Lights. He is Daye Graham-Douglas. A terse statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant on Electronic Media to Gov. Wike, yesterday stated that the appointment took immediate effect.

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Bama To Become Inhabitable In Two Weeks – BOSEPA


The Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) has given assurance that Bama town would be ready for habitants in the next two weeks, as a total of 1,000 staff have been deployed for the cleaning and fumigation of the town. Bama was one of the local governments in Borno worse-hit …

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Pastor Left Motionless In Attempt To Destroy Shrine In Ogun


A  pastor, Wale Fagbere, who invaded a community shrine at Ketu – Ayetoro in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun  State on Saturday, in an attempt to destroy it has been rendered unconscious and speechless. Fagbare who had boasted of clearing the place of worship for the community traditionalists …

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First Photo Of Bayelsa State Governor Dickson’s Quadruplet


The wife of Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state, Dr. Rachael Dickson on Friday gave birth to quadruplets – a baby boy and three baby girls in the United States of America. See the first photo of the bundles of joy below:

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175Km Of Road To Be Constructed, Rehabilitated By Bauchi


175.312 kilometres of road is set to be constructed, rehabilitated and dualised by contractors in Bauchi state. The Bauchi State Executive Council approved the award of contracts for the project at a reported cost of N20,487,000,445.58. Commissioner of Information and Culture, Bauchi state, Alhaji Baba Madugu disclosed this in a statement. According …

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Abia Gov Visits Waste Dumpsite In Umuahia

Okezie Ikpeazu

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Saturday made an unscheduled inspection visit to some refuse disposal sites within the Umuahia, the state’s capital to check for compliance to the State’s environmental waste management policy. The Governor who expressed sadness over the discharge of wastes in the state capital …

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4 Feared Drowned On Way To Tompolo’s Father Burial In Warri


Four people were feared dead in Warri River on Friday in a boat mishap involving the funeral party to the burial of late Thomas Ekpemupolo, father of Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo). A community leader in Gbaramatu Kingdom, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told newsmen on Saturday in Warri that …

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350 IDPs Relocated From Mubi By Adamawa Government


The Adamawa State Government says it has relocated no fewer than 350 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) made up of mostly women and children. The IDPs were relocated from the transit camp in Mubi to the designated camp in Malkohi, Yola South Local Government Area of the state. Mr. Haruna Furo, the …

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Adamawa State Govt To Employ 149 New Nurses

Jibrilla Bindow

The Governor of Adamawa State, Jibrilla Muhammadu Bindow, has approved the employment of 149 new nurses in the state. The state Head of Service, Musa Kaibo, revealed this in Yola, the state capital while receiving in attendance the new General Secretary of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Thomas …

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StarTimes Plays Role To Boost Chinese Cultural Exchange With Nigeria


Pay TV service provider StarTimes is set to play a major role in boosting cultural exchange between China and Nigeria. On Thursday, the “Beijing Television Dramas and Movies Broadcasting Season in Africa”was declared open in Nigeria. Yang Peili, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press and Publication, told an audience …

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Bayelsa First Lady, Rachael Dickson Delivers Quadruplets in America


Wife of the Governor of Bayelsa state, Dr. Rachael Dickson has welcomed quadruplets in America. A statement signed and released by Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dickson, revealed this today. It read: “The season of celebrations continues in the family of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of …

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Imo Gov Present Cars, Cash As Gifts To Victorious Paralympians

Rochas Okorocha-Private Jet

Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has honoured three indigents from the state who won gold medals for Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio 2016 Paralympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The governor as part of his birthday celebration rewarded each of the victorious Paralympians with a brand new car …

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NEMA, SEMA To Provide Relief Materials To Osun Flood Victims


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Osun Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA) are working to provide relief materials to victims of flood disaster in the state. Mr Olanipekun Olanrewaju, the General Manager, OSEMA on Thursday in Osogbo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the agency in collaboration …

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Civil Defence Operatives Uncovers Illegal Engine Oil Factories In Kwara


The Kwara state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday uncovered illegal factories where adulterated engine oil is refined and packaged in Ilorin, the state capital. The state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Ideba, while speaking with newsmen said 42 persons, including staff and kingpins in …

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Lagos Records 6 Deaths, 45 New Cases Of Cholera Outbreak


A recent cholera disease outbreak recorded in the Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of Lagos state, has claimed six lives according to the Lagos State Government. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide Idris while giving update on the outbreak in a news conference on Wednesday, said two out of the six …

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Amnesty International Report: IG Idris Warns SARS Against Torture


The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris, has warned personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) against unprofessional conduct. Mr. Idris gave the warning at a meeting with SARS commanders in Abuja on Thursday, less than 24 hours after an Amnesty International report indicted the squad of systematically torturing detainees …

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Man Docked For Defiling 5-Year-Old Girl In Ekiti


A 23-year-old man that goes by the name Tobi Aremu, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling a 5-year-old girl (name withheld). Police prosecutor, Sgt. Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that Aremu committed the offence on September 20 at Efon Alaaye. He …

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Woman In Court For Bathing 14-Year-Old Niece With Hot Water


The Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos has docked a 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, for allegedly bathing her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, with hot water. The accused, in her defence pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault. ‎ In her statement, prosecutor Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused …

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IGP Idris Urges FG To Review Armament Policy For MOPOL, CTU


The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has called for a review of the armament policies of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), to enable it meet the contemporary security challenges in the country. The IGP made the call yesterday at a meeting with commanders …

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NNS UNITY Makes Maiden Voyage To Nigeria From China


The Nigerian Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), NNS UNITY, which was under construction in China has been completed and has commenced its maiden voyage to Nigeria. The Vessel, which is expected to boost the Nigerian Navy’s operational capacity, especially in the war against piracy and other criminal activities along the …

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