Sunday , 19 February 2017

Metro News

I Will Win Again In 2019, Gov Ortom Boasts

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue said on Sunday that he was “very optimistic” of securing a second tenure as governor, in 2019. Mr. Ortom spoke in Agbeede, Konshisha Local Government of the state, at a thanksgiving mass in honour of his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase. He said that he …

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Medecines Sans Frontieres Open 50-Bed Feeding Centre For Malnourished Children In Borno

The international humanitarian medical organisation, Médecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, on Saturday opened another 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Fori District area of Maiduguri, Borno State bringing a total of such facilities to three. The organizationp, also known as “Doctors Without Borders” said the latest feeding centre, located within the premises of the …

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Buhari: JNI Jigawa Holds Special Prayer For The President’s Quick Recovery

  The Jigawa chapter of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam, JNI, has organised a special prayer for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and his safe return to the country. Its Secretary, Muhammad Babangida, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Dutse. Mr. …

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Baby Factory Syndicate Apprehended By Security Operatives In Plateau

A baby factory syndicate have been arrested by security operatives of the special task force, Operation Safe Haven, maintaining peace and security in Plateau and part of Bauchi state. Commander of the task force, Major General Rogers Nicholas, said the group which specialises in producing babies for onward sales to other …

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Two Children Killed In IDP Camp Fire

A fire incident that broke out on Friday afternoon at the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Jere Local Government area of Borno State have killed two children. According to reports, over 400 families lost their houses in the inferno which spread fast as a result of the dried stalks used …

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Gunmen Abducts Ex-Governor Suswam’s CSO

John Manger, the former Chief Security Officer to the ex-governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam has been abducted by unknown gunmen. The Police Superintendent, it was gathered, was on his way to Benue State when he was stopped by the kidnappers and whisked away. Confirming the incident, a family source …

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NSCDC Arrests Two For defiling 14-Year-Old Hawker In Niger

Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have arrested two men- Mohammed Abubakar,22, (a.k.a A3) and Adamu Umar, 25, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl in Niger. The suspects are commercial vehicle drivers at Kasuwan Gwari Motor Park, in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger. Mrs Mariam Kolo, …

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50,000 Youths Match In Solidarity For Buhari In Daura

No fewer than  50,000 youths in Daura, Daura Local Government Area in Katsina state on Saturday, held a rally in solidarity with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The youths did the rally under the auspices of an NGO, “Buhari Youth Congress for Change.”  Daura is the hometown of the …

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Police Arrest NECO Staff For Burning Palm Of 8-Year-Old Girl In Niger

A 35 year old staff of the National Examination Council, is being quizzed by the Niger state Child Right Protection Agency for burning with hot charcoal the palms of her eight- year old housemaid, accused of stealing meat from the pot. The Director-General of the agency, Mrs Mariam Kolo, in …

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FCT Seeks AfDB Loan For BRT

The Secretary, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Alhaji Hamid Suleiman, says the administration has applied for a loan of $100 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the provision of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Suleiman made this known while speaking to reporters in Abuja on Friday. According to him, the BRT will …

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Police Arrest 4 For Illegal Revenue Collection In Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested four suspected illegal revenue collectors, who specialised in extortion and terrorising members of the public by disguising as environmental officers in Enugu. This was disclosed in a statement by the command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, on Friday in Enugu. Amaraizu noted that the …

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Ogun Govt Shuts 168 Unregistered Hospitals

The Ogun State Government said it has closed down 168 private health facilities following the refusal of the owners to revalidate or register the facilities. Babatunde Ipaye, the State Commissioner for Health, disclosed this on Friday at Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area while monitoring the level of compliance with the revalidation …

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Usman Danfodio University Matriculates 7,290 Students

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, on Friday matriculated 7,290 students admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session. Speaking at the event, its Vice Chancellor, Abdullahi Zuru, said that the new students were admitted out of over 22,000 candidates who applied for admission into the institution. Mr. Zuru explained that the figure …

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Gunmen Abduct Delta NUT Treasurer

The treasurer of the Delta State branch of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), Mr Titus Okotie has been kidnapped. It was gathered that Okotie, was travelling with his daughter to Ughelli from Asaba when his vehicle was ambushed along the Kwale and Ozoro axis of the Ughelli-Asaba Expressway on Friday …

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Court Orders Seal Of Union Bank In Kaduna Over Unpaid N19.3 Million Tax

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service on Friday obtained a court warrant to seal the premises of Union Bank Plc in Kaduna over non remittance of N19.3 million. The money is outstanding Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax liability for 2014. The revenue service had on February 8 dragged the …

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Kerosene Explosions Kill 4, Injures 14 In Akwa Ibom

Four persons  died while 14 others were severely burnt in multiple kerosene explosions in the last 15 weeks in Akwa Ibom state, Dr Aniekeme Uwa, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said. Uwah made this known on Friday in Uyo when he was speaking at stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting on kerosene fire …

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Police Shuts Down Peace Corps Camp In Kwara

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, Olushola Amore, has shut down  a  training camp of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Offa local government area of the state, describing it as illegal. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on …

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Rosabon Valentine’s Promo – First Winner Alert!

Alabi Olayinka, a  customer who has a Rosabon Treasury Note – RTN account is the lucky customer who gets to enjoy a TWO NIGHT STAY for TWO in a luxurious hotel, all expense paid by Rosabon Financial Services. expressing her delight, Olayinka said “I am very excited to be the …

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Scores Killed As Troops Battle Boko Haram In Maiduguri

There were reported bomb explosions and heavy gunfire around Maiduguri City late Thursday evening as Boko Haram terrorists battle to take over the city. The explosions which sent shivers down the residents occurred as the heavily armed insurgents attempted to attack the city through the newly constructed Customs House where IDPs …

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Kano Women Protest Incessant Abduction Of Children

Hundreds of women on Thursday trooped to the Kano State Government House to ‎protest against incessant cases of abduction of children in the state.‎ The protesters mainly married women, grown up girls and some boys marched to the state house chanting: “we are tired of kidnapping’’, “leave our children alone’’, among …

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