Friday , 29 July 2016


Metro News

Local Vigilantes Shared Rustled Cows With Traditional Rulers In Zamfara – Police

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The local vigilante volunteer group popularly known as Yan Sakai in Zamfara State and some traditional rulers in the state shared rustled cows among themselves, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagoggo said. Displaying arms seized from suspected robbers and cattle rustlers yesterday in the state, Nagoggo said cattle rustling …

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SERAP Sues FG Over Looters List

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has opened a case against the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Lagos over failure to release the names of suspected looters and the circumstances under which the stolen public funds were recovered. SERAP said it filed the suit after the …

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Troops Kill 11 Suspected Bandits In Zamfara – Army

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No fewer than 11 suspected armed bandits were killed in a gun battle with soldiers as troops of the 223 Battalion, Nigerian Army, raided their hideouts in Zamfara state on Saturday. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the troops, who carried out the raids were on “live …

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CPC Commences Its Nationwide Grassroots Awareness Campaign

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The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has flagged-off its nationwide grassroots consumer awareness programme. Addressing the National Convention of the National Council of Women Societies at the flagging off of the campaign, Mrs Dupe Atoki, the Director General of the Council said the awareness is a way of reducing consumer abuses …

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Gunmen Abduct Iba Monarch

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The Oniba of Ibaland, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, a first class traditional ruler in Lagos, has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants. The unknown assailants, stormed the king’s palace around 11:30pm on Saturday, shot the wife and killed his guard, before escaping with the monarch through …

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Kwara Civil Service To Recruit More Workers

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The Chairman of the Kwara State Civil Service Commission, Mr Salman Ibrahim, has said that more workers will be recruited into the commission as soon as there is an upgrade in the state finance. Revealing this information on Sunday, Mr Ibrahim said that the commission had already identified vacancies in …

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Health Officials Impound Expired Ice Cream In Port Harcourt

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Health officials from the Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State have impounded huge quantities of expired ice cream stored in the cold room of the United African Company of Nigeria (UACN). The team led by the President of the Environmental Health Officers, Reuben Nwechenu, evacuated and destroyed …

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Irate Muslim Youths Attack Worshippers, Destroy Catholic Church Property Near Abuja

Some unidentified Muslim youths on Friday attacked St. Philip’s Catholic Parish, Baki Iku, close to Zuma Rock, Niger State. While the motive of the attack was not immediately clear, eyewitnesses say some Catholics had gone to the church to pray when they were attacked by the Muslims, who claimed that …

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Niger NLC, TUC Call Off Strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress in Niger State on Saturday called off their strike following the intervention of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ahmed Marafa. The labour unions had started the strike on Monday to protest deductions in workers’ salaries. At a meeting, …

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“I Cleaned Chicken House, Fed Chicken”, Obasanjo Opens Up On How He Became A Successful Farmer

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed how he started his farming business as an apprentice after retiring as military Head of State in 1979. The former president made this revelation at a lecture in the University of Ibadan on Saturday on the topic: “Agribusiness: Time to act”. Obasanjo disclosed that …

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My Appointment Based On Merit, NIS Boss Replies Critics

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Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mohammed Babandede, has told those questioning his appointment that it was based on merit. President Muhammadu Buhari on May 24, 2016 approved the appointment of Babandede, then, a Deputy Comptroller General at the NIS Headquarters, Abuja as Immigration boss following the retirement of …

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Arms Procurement Scandal: Afenifere Faults Exclusion Of Buratai, Dambazau From Probe

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The apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday deplored the non-inclusion of former Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) and current Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, in the arms scam report released on Thursday. The group spoke against the backdrop of …

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Kwara Governor Elevates 8 Traditional Rulers To First Class Status

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has approved the elevation of eight traditional rulers in the state, to First Class status. This is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin Saturday, signed by Alhaji Haruna Mohammed, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development. The statement indicated that the …

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Wike Promises Continual Execution Of Critical Projects In Ogoniland

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Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has assured Ogoni people in the state that his administration will continue to execute critical infrastructural projects in the area, for the sustained empowerment of the people. He gave the assurance at a stakeholders’ meeting involving him and Ogoni people at the Kenule …

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Police Commission Okays Promotion, Appointment Of 18 New AIGs, 37 CPs

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The Police Service Commission has given the nod for the elevation of 18 Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and the appointment of 37 Commissioners of Police, including nine Deputy Commissioners of Police. The commission redeployed four AIGs and deployed 12 others to man Police …

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Why There Are Queues In Abuja Petrol Stations – NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday explained why queues resurfaced in Abuja petrol stations. The corporation said the queues were ripple effect of the strike that oil workers under the umbrella of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) embarked upon before it was suspended on …

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Military To launch ‘Operation Accord’ To Tackle Farmers-Herders Clashes, Says CDS

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The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, has said the armed forces is set to launch ‘Operation Accord’ to tackle the incessant clashes between farmers and cattle herders in the country. Olonisakin made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja when the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, …

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EFCC Constitutes Special Team To Grill Ihejirika, Minimah, 52 Others

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A special team has been instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe ex-Chiefs of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. O.A. Ihejirika and Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah and 52 others in connection with arms deals during the immediate past administration. This is just as it was learnt that …

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Army/Shiite Clash: El-Rufai Vows Action As Panel Submits Report

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday vowed that anyone indicted by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the state government to look into the December 2015 clash between members of the Shiite sect and soldiers in Zaria, would be appropriately sanctioned. El-Rufai said this while receiving …

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Alleged $200bn Scam: Dubai-Based Real Estate Firm Refutes EFCC’s Allegation

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A Dubai-based real estate firm, The First Group, has denied claims by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that it was engaged in a dubious real estate scam in which innocent Nigerians were swindled of their hard-earn money to the of $200 billion. In a statement on …

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