Tuesday , 25 October 2016

Metro News

Edo Market Women Shuts Down Benin-Lagos Highway In Protests


Protesters on Monday blocked the Uselu/Ugbowo section of the Benin-Lagos highway over plans by Egor Local Government Area of Edo to relocate traders. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protesters, under the aegis of Uselu Market Women Association, were resisting the directive to move to lock-up stores …

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NSCDC Shuts Down 2 Illegal Security Outfits In Nasarawa


The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Monday sealed off two private security companies for operating illegally in the state. This was made known in a statement by the State Commandant of NSCDC, Lawan Basir-Kano, in an interview with reporters in Lafia, the …

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Man, 41, Docked For Assaulting Policewomen In Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command on Monday arraigned a 41-year-old businessman, Olawunmi Oladele, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly fighting and beating two policewomen. Oladele, residing at Fagba area of Lagos, is being tried for breach of peace and assault. The Prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, told the court that …

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NULGE Demands Refund Of N33.6bn Illegally Deducted By Kwara State Govt


The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), in Kwara State, has demanded the refund of N33.6 billion the state Government deducted from the 16 Local Governments’ statutory allocations for 84 months. The NULGE State Secretary, Mr Afolabi Abayomi made the demand while speaking to reporters in Ilorin on Sunday. …

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Governor Ayade Inaugurates 2016 Calabar Carnival

Ben Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has inaugurated the 2016 dry run to signify the commencement of the 2016 annual Calabar Carnival. Speaking after the inauguration on Sunday, Ayade said that the celebration marked the 12th anniversary of the carnival. The governor, who disclosed that the theme of the 2016 …

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Chevron Partners With PIND To Launch Cassava Enterprise Project In Ondo


Chevron Nigeria Limited in joint collaboration with the Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) has launched Youths Cassava Enterprise Project in Ondo State. The project which started with 40 graduates in its pilot phase is also in partnership with the states Wealth Creation Agency (WECA). While speaking at the …

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Aisha Buhari kicks off 2019 presidential bid + more on The Slab with Isime

Aisha Buhari

Chuks, Tolu, Emeka, and Dami join The Slab with Isime to talk about Aisha Buhari’s chances for President in 2019, Femi Otedola’s sinking Forbes rating, and the need for President Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet. Following the First Lady’s BBC interview where she bared her soul, The Slab crew checks to …

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Delta Gov Launches New Police Special Unit


The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to rid the state of criminals ahead of the upcoming Christmas celebrations. He made this assertion at the official launching of a new special police security unit called “Eagle Net” where he also donated ten Hilux vans to the Delta State Police …

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One Killed As Transporters Clash In Niger


The Niger State Police Command has confirmed that one person was killed and another seriously injured following a misunderstanding between two transport unions at the Abdulsalam Abubakar Motor Park, Minna, on Saturday. The misunderstanding was between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers …

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Osun Inaugurates Committee To Support German-Trained Youths In Farming


The Osun State Government has put all necessary action in motion to support the 40 German-trained Osun Youths by inaugurating an 8 member inter-Ministerial Committee that will facilitate the engagement of the youths in modern farming practices in the State. It has also approved the release of 50 hectares of …

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Man In Court For Forging NNPC Documents To Dupe Indian Company N130m


A man that goes by the name Laolu Lakitan, was on Friday arraigned before a Lagos High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), for allegedly forging a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, documents to defraud an Indian national, Pradeep Kumar Mehta and his company, Enkay-Indo Nigerian Limited to the …

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Police Rescue Abducted Teenager, Arrest One Suspect In Ogun


A 12-year-old girl, Eniola Oyekanmi, abducted in Ketu area of Lagos State on Friday, was yesterday rescued by the Policemen attached to Mowe Division in Ogun State. One of the suspects, Odele Tosin, was arrested in the rescue operation that took place in an hotel around Orimeranmu area of Mowe, just outskirt …

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Kogi State To Assist Women In Mechanized Farming


  Kogi State Government has pledged to assist women farmers to embark on mechanized farming as part of the state’s agricultural road map toward food security. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Tim Diche, made the pledge at the bi-monthly meeting of the state Agriculture Vision Group, Core Delivery Team, …

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NDLEA Nab Woman With Cocaine Inside Bra At Lagos Airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) on Friday arrested a 30-year-old woman, Nnanji Juliet Ijeoma who was caught with 535 grammes of cocaine inside her bra as she attempted to smuggle it into the country. The woman who work as a stylist in Brazil was caught at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, …

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Police Attack Armed Robbers In Military Uniforms, Kill One In Enugu


The Enugu State Police Command on the early hours of Saturday smashed a highway robbery gang that specializes in disguising in Army uniforms to terrorize motorists at the Nsukka axis of the Enugu-Makurdi road. The police said they recovered two double barrel guns fabricated as AK 47 rifle, money, a …

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Police Apprehends 7 Suspected Armed Robbers In Kaduna


The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday arrested seven suspected armed robbers terrorizing residents of Kaduna. The State Police Spokesperson, ASP Aliyu Usman, in an interview with newsmen said the suspects were arrested at Unguwar Sarki and Narayi all in Kaduna metropolis. According to the PPRO, the force received complaints …

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Vigilante Group Thwarts Kidnap Attempt In Delta, Arrest One


Luck smiled on Mrs. Patience Abere, wife of the Medical Director of Ughelli Central hospital, Dr. Cyril Abere, as her attempted kidnap was thwarted by a team of local vigilantes operating at Idiagbon Street, Ughelli, Delta State. According to reports, she was rescued after her abductors stormed her husbands private clinic and …

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Mrs Amosun Donates Cancer Centres To Hospitals In Ogun

Wife of Ogun State Governor-Olufunso Amosun

Mrs Olufunso Amosun, the wife of Ogun State Governor, has donated an ultra-modern cancer centres to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu and the general hospitals in Abeokuta and Sango. The donation, she said during the commissioning, is for the women in the state to have easy access …

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Woman Stabs Fiance To Death In Ogun


The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old lady, Abosede Omolare, for allegedly stabbing her fiance, Sadiq Dauda, to death during an argument. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, told a news conference on Friday in Abeokuta that Omolare was engaged to marry Dauda in December. He …

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Malaria Outbreak Kills 48 In Sokoto – Health Official


An outbreak of malaria has claimed no fewer than 48 lives in Gandu area, Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State in the last one month. The Officer in Charge of Kofar Kade Clinic, Mrs Rabi Ahmed-Gandi, disclosed this in Sokoto on Friday when she received the second consignment of …

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