Friday , 21 July 2017

Metro News

FCMB Group Announces Leadership Changes.

FCMB Group Plc has announced the re-organisation of its leadership at the Group level, as well as its flagship company First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB Limited). Effective March 20th, 2017, Ladi Balogun, having served as Group Managing Director of the commercial banking arm, FCMB Limited for 10 years, will …

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Gov Tambuwal Disburses N2.2bn To Offset Gratuities Of LG Workers

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has released the sum of N1.2 billion for payment of accumulated gratuities from 2010 to retired staff of local government councils in the state. Mannir Dan’Iya, the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Monday. According to …

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Enugu State Internal Revenue Board Seals Off 8 Banks

The Enugu State Internal Revenue Board on Monday sealed off eight banks in the state capital for failing to pay around N1b in taxes to the government. According to a report by Channels TV, the eight banks affected in the exercise which started as early as 5:30 a.m include: Access Bank PLC, Stanbic IBTC …

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Court Remands 54-Year-Old Cleric For Hacking Mother To Death In Lagos

A self-acclaimed cleric that goes by the name Oluwaseyi Okikioluwa, 54, was on Monday remanded by an Ebute Meta Chief  Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly hacking his mother, Mrs Ayoola Dorcas, to death. The accused, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder. His plea was  not taken by …

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Court Orders Arrest Of Osun Monarch

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday issued a bench warrant against the Olokini of Okini, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and his Secretary, Suleiman Rasaki, for alleged contempt. The two accused are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, forcibly entry, threat to life and assault. The Magistrate, Olusola Aluko, ordered the …

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FCT Police Command Gets New Commissioner

Musa Kimo, has resumed as the new Commissioner of Police at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command taking over from Mohammad Mustafa. The FCT Command spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. According to the PRO, Mr. Kimo, who was the immediate past Commissioner of …

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Police Arrest Man For Setting Family House On Fire Killing 8 Months-Old Baby, 4 Others In Oyo

The Oyo State Police Command have arrested a man for allegedly setting his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep killing five members of the family, including an eight month old baby. The incident happened in Budo Alaka village in Kisi area of Oyo State around 2.35 a.m on …

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Borno FA Appeals To State Govt Not To Convert Abandoned Stadium To Market

  The Borno Football Association, on Sunday appealed to the state government to rescind its decision to convert the abandoned multipurpose stadium project along Kano road in Maiduguri, to a market. The Acting Commissioner of Environment, Kakashehu Lawan, had recently announced the immediate conversion of the stadium to a market. …

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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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