Wednesday , 29 June 2016

Metro News

Appeal Court Strikes Out Case Against Taraba Governor


The Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, on Wednesday struck out the appeal of a governorship candidate in Taraba State, Mr. David Kente, against the governor of the state, Mr Darius Ishaku. Kente had gone to the Appeal Court to challenge the eligibility of the …

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NOA To Educate Nigerians On Voting


The National Orientation Agency (NOA) says it plans to introduce more ‎civic education for Nigerians to help them participate in governance. The Director General of the NOA, Dr. Garba Abari, made the announcement at a forum organised by a civil society organisation, The Situation Room on Wednesday. Speaking on Wednesday …

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Reps Advocate Provision Of CCTV In Nigerian Prisons


The House of Representatives has called for the installation of closed circuit cameras at strategic areas in Nigerian prisons. The Chairman of the House Committee on Interior, Representative Adams Jagaba, made the call after members of the committee were taken round the Kuje Prison on Wednesday. Two inmates of the …

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Kwara Governor To Prosecute Holders Of Fake Results

Abdulfatah Ahmed2

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has vowed to deal with any civil servant working with fake result. He also threatened to prosecute anyone involved in collecting salary not due to him. According to him, sharp practices had been partly responsible for delay in the payment of salaries. “People are not …

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Plateau Sets Up Panel On Grazing Reserves

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The Plateau Government has set up a 14-man panel to examine the gains and implications of establishing cattle grazing reserves and ranches in the state. Governor Simon Lalong, who disclosed this at a forum on grazing ranches on Wednesday, said the panel’s report would guide government on the next step. …

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I Wasn’t Stopped From Traveling For Hajj – Kogi Gov

Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has described as calumnious, reports in a section of the media that he was prevented by security agencies from traveling abroad, saying it is a figment of the imagination of the writers. The governor, who pointed out that he never intended to travel, neither …

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Hoodlums Vandalize 14 BRT Vehicles Over Hawker’s Death

Vandalized BRT Bus

Suspected hoodlums on Wednesday vandalized 14 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles along the Ikorodu Road in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hoodlums were protesting the death of a street hawker, who was knocked down by an articulated vehicle while trying to evade arrest by Kick Against …

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A Parents Summit Overriding Stigma With Compassion In The Community: Is This The Family’s Solution?


Parents have been our major concern in the care and management of their children with disabilities, because it is easily, a life changing experience. As part of Children Development Centre (CDC’s) 20th anniversary celebration;  which has been in the fore front in providing support in all areas relating to child …

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COPA Coca-Cola 2016 School Cup: Who Wins the Final match on Friday?


The famed Onikan Stadium will host the final of the 2016 COPA Coca-Cola U-15 school cup this Friday, July 1st 2016.   With eight teams successfully participating in the national finals, this week will be the climax of football actions which kicked off in May on a national scale with …

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Lagos Government Hires Training Consultants To Boost Staff Productivity


The Lagos State Commissioner of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson has reiterated the resolve of the Governor Akinwumi Ambode-led administration to improve staff performance by engaging the services of 140 qualified training consultants to train its staff and help increase their capability for better service delivery to the …

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Ambode Commends Investors For Choosing Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has commended the enthusiasm displayed by local entrepreneurs and foreign investors in locating their investments in the State. Speaking on Thursday at the Lagos State Business Districts (CBD) Stakeholders Forum, the Governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji …

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Niger Says It Will Stop Borrowing To Pay Salaries


The Niger State Government says it will no longer borrow money to pay salaries of its workforce. The State Governor, Mr Abubakar Bello, made the declaration at a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House in Minna. He further stated that some issues in the state were crucial and needed …

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Senate C’ttee On FCT Gives Abuja Centenary City Project Clean Bill Of Health

centenary city

The Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has said that the Centenary City project conceived in 2014 by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, will stimulate $18billion foreign and domestic investment and also create 250,000 jobs. The project has been bogged down by allegations and counter-allegations of …

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Kidnapping: IGP Orders Deployment Of Special Strike Force In Kogi


The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate deployment of a Special Strike Force to Kogi State to combat the spate of kidnapping and other crimes within the state and environs. The confluence state has recently gained notoriety as a hotbed for the abduction of …

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Dubai Properties: Falana, Other Lawyers Slam FG For ‘Clearing’ Buratai


Some legal practitioners, including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, have condemned the federal government for clearing Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on his alleged acquisition of choice properties in Dubai. The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.) in a statement by his Principal General …

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Boy, 13, Arraigned For Allegedly Defiling Neighbour’s Six-Year-Old Daughter


The police on Tuesday arraigned a 13-year-old boy before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling the six-year-old daughter of his neighbour. The accused is a student who lives with his parents at Iju Ishaga Area of Lagos. The prosecutor, Rafael Donny, a police sergeant, told the court that …

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Ten Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Zaria – Police


The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected Boko Haram members, who reportedly fled Sambisa Forest in Borno State, in Dogarawa, the headquarters of Sabon Gari local government area of the state. The suspected terrorists were arrested based on a tip-off by ‘good Samaritans’. “Some good Samaritans volunteered information …

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Ekiti Workers, Labour Leaders Disagree Over Alleged Govt Bribe To Suspend Strike


Civil servants in Ekiti State have accused labour leaders of betraying them by agreeing to a one month pay out of the six months owed them by the state government. Recall that the Ekiti councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiation Council last May, ordered …

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We’ll Chase Cultists, Kidnappers To Their Hideouts – Wike


Governor Nyesom Wike has directed the immediate demolition of property acquired through proceeds from crimes in accordance with the state anti-kidnapping and cultism law. This is just as he reiterated the state government’s offer of amnesty to cultists and kidnappers who submit their arms to the state security agencies and …

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Group Urges Buhari To Invite People Like Ribadu To Help In Effective Fight Against Corruption


President of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Coalition for Peace and Mobilisation (NACOPEM), Comrade Ahmed Saleh has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bring in people like the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Malam Nuhu Ribadu, to help pursue his agenda of probity and fight …

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