Wednesday , 4 May 2016

Metro News

Lack Of Cash Hampering Buhari’s Order On FG Workers’ Pay – AGF

Accountant General of the Federation-Ahmed Idris

The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that federal workers be paid on 25 of every month is hampered by lack of cash. A statement by the Deputy Director of Press, Mrs Kene Offie, in the Office of the Accountant General of the …

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NNPC Debunks Rumor Of Kachikwu’s Sack By Buhari


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described as “completely false”, a widely circulated report that its Group Managing Director, Ibe Kachikwu, has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari. The NNPC said Kachikwu, who doubles as the Minister of State for Petroleum, is still in office discharging the duties assigned …

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Ex-governorship Candidate In Bauchi Arrested By EFCC Over N6.5bn Fraud


A former gubernatorial candidate in Bauchi state; and managing director of Guroje Mining Company Limited, Abdullahi Usman Adamu is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly defrauding a Chinese national to the tune of N6.5 billion. “A complainant, Fengquai Zhai, a Chinese, alleged …

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FG Gives Arik Air, Agencies Two Weeks To Resolve Issue Of Indebtedness


The Federal Government has issued a two-week ultimatum to Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, and the Arik Air Group to resolve all issues relating to indebtedness between the organisations. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, gave the directive at a …

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Fuel Scarcity: US Offers To Help Nigeria


The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Ms Samantha Power, on Thursday promised that the U.S Embassy in Nigeria would offer technical assistance to help Nigeria solve its lingering challenge of fuel scarcity. Power made the promise on Thursday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen during her visit to the …

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United States Has Shared Intelligence With Nigeria On Finding The Chibok Girls – Envoy


United States government said, yesterday, that it provided Nigeria every information and intelligence needed to rescue the over 200 missing girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14, 2014. The US government spoke through its Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Jane Power. Fielding questions …

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EFCC Detains Ex-Finance Minister Mrs Usman For Allegedly Receiving N2.5bn From Dasuki

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Former Finance Minister and a former Senator, Mrs Esther Nenadi Usman, was yesterday, taken into custody by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly receiving N2.5 billion of the N4 billion taken out of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the orders of the former …

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Kaduna Urges Court To Sentence Arrested Shiite Members To Death


The Kaduna State Government on Thursday asked a Kaduna High Court to sentence 50 Shiite members to death for allegedly causing the death of a soldier. The government had filed a five-count charge against the accused before Justice David Wyom, accusing them of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, culpable homicide, disturbance …

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Bail Out: Buhari Grants State Govts. Relief From Monthly Deductions


Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun informed sitting at the 66th National Economic Council meeting that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of monthly deduction from state allocation at source for April. This is meant by the President to give the States some financial relief at a time the FAAC allocations …

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FG Compiling Comprehensive Data On IDPs To Speed Up Their Resettlement – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration has begun the process of putting together comprehensive data on all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Nigerian refugees with a view to speeding up their resettlement. “We have frightening indices of the number of people and the situation in the IDP …

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Boko Haram Terrorists Kill 11 In Yobe

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists on horseback attacked Zango village, Gulani local government area of Yobe State and shot dead 11 people, vigilantes and residents said. The incident happened Tuesday night when the attackers set ablaze houses and shot indiscriminately at people trying to escape the burning flames, …

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Nigerian Army Dissociates From Planned Solidarity Rallies For Success Over Boko Haram

Sani Usman-Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has dissociated itself from a proposed solidarity rally being organised by some civil groups to celebrate the “successes” being achieved over Boko Haram in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the Northeastern part of the country. The Army was reacting to the recent disclosure by a group – …

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We’re Not In A Haste To Conclude Rivers Re-run Polls, Says INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday said it was not in a haste to conclude the legislative re-run elections in Rivers State. The decision not to hasten the conclusion of the re-run elections is due to non-compliance with conditions set by the commission for it to return to the …

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10,000Mw Of Electricity By 2019 Achievable – Fashola


The federal government’s target of generating 10,000 megawatts of electricity by 2019 is realizable, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. Speaking with State House correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council meeting, which was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, the minister said the determination to achieve the …

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N10m Bribe Allegation: EFCC Clears CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar Again

Justice Danladi Umar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday reiterated its position that there was no concrete evidence of corruption that could provide grounds for the prosecution of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar. The EFCC said the allegations against Justice Umar were “suspicious” and “insufficient”. …

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Fuel Scarcity Over By End Of Next Week, Says Kachikwu

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday expressed confidence that Premium Motor Spirit will be available every part of the country by the end of next week. This came again after an earlier promise that the persistent queues for PMS at filling stations across the country would …

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FG Inaugurates National Honours Award Committee


The Federal Government has inaugurated the newly-reconstituted committee on National Honours Award. Performing the ceremony in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, reminded members of the committee that the national award had two purposes: to recognise and honour citizens and friends of Nigeria, who have …

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EFCC Clears CCT Chairman Of N10m Bribery Allegation

Justice Danladi Umar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has cleared the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Justice Dandali Umar, of any culpability in the N10 million bribery allegation leveled against him. The clearance was formally conveyed by the EFCC to Justice Umar in a letter signed by the …

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Fulani Herdsmen Invade Farm Settlement In Oyo


Some hoodlums, including herdsmen, on Tuesday night, invaded a farm belonging to a former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mr. Ayodele Adigun and forced settlers in the place to flee their residence. According to sources, the invaders stormed the farm settlement at Lagun, in Lagelu Local Government area of …

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Navy Impounds 26 Boats In Delta


Nigerian Navy authorities in Warri, Delta, on Wednesday said Navy personnel in the area had impounded 26 high speed boats in the area. The Operations Officer of NNS DELTA, Warri, Commander Shehu Tasiu, disclosed this to newsmen while displaying the boats at the Naval Base, Warri. “The NNS DELTA at …

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