Thursday , 30 June 2016

Metro News

Yobe Provides 200-Bed Hospital To Boost Healthcare

Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam,

The Yobe State Government is looking to boost access to healthcare with the provision of a 200-bed ultra-modern hospital in Damaturu the capital city. The project, which is already at its completion stage, with installation of new equipment, will be put to use in August, according to the State Governor, …

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Niger Uncovers N800m Fraud In Civil Service


Niger State has discovered over N800 million monthly fraud in the ongoing verification exercise to authenticate the state workforce. The consultant carrying out the verification during investigation led by Sa’adat Bakrin- Ottun discovered the fraud in the Niger State Hospital Management Board (HMB). A nominal roll showing the job description …

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FG To Introduce Policies To Encourage Private Sector Involvement In Tourism


The Federal Government has expressed readiness to address infrastructural constraints in the nation’s tourism sector. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed made this known on Friday at a meeting in Abuja with the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Alonso Sebastine. According to him, the government is set …

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Al-Makura Receives Salary Screening Report


Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura has received the salary screening report for political office holders, public and civil servants in the state. The Governor had set up a 23-man committee to review the salary structure of political office holders, public and civil servants in the state. The report was submitted …

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Alleged Illegal Deduction Of Soldiers’ Salaries Unfounded – Army


The Nigerian Army has denied reports that the salaries of soldiers in 1 Mechanized Division, Kawo, Kaduna State, had been illegally deducted. It described the report as false and unfounded. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Abdul Usman, a colonel, on Thursday, the 1 Mechanized Division explained that the soldiers’ …

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No Sane Biafran Person Will Condemn Avengers’ Activities In N/Delta – MASSOB


The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has vowed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the militant group known as the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, whose continued bombings of crude oil pipelines and installations since February of this year, has reduced production capacity below 800,000 barrels per day. Recall that …

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I’m Not In Support Of FG Plan To Establish Grazing Zones – Amosun


The number of state governors opposed to the federal government’s proposed plan to establish grazing zones across the country increased on Friday with Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, kicking against the idea. The governor was of the opinion that grazing zones should be the private business of cattle …

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Shettima Gives Contractor Two Months To Complete N890m Bama Market Project

Kaashim Shettima

Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has threatened to revoke the N890 million Bama market projects, if work is not completed in two months’ time. The governor issued the threat yesterday at Bama while inspecting the level of completing the ultra-modern market destroyed in 2012 by Boko Haram. The …

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JTF Foils Attempt To Blow Up Agip Pipeline In Bayelsa


The vigilance of troops of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield” has paid off after an attempt by suspected vandals to blow up pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Okpoama, Brass local government area of Bayelsa State, was foiled on …

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LG Boss Narrowly Escapes Death As Security Aide Opens Fire On Her In Delta


The Chairperson of Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mrs. Nkechi Chukwurah is yet to get over the shock of the attempt on her life by one of her security aides simply identified as David, who opened fire on her at close range. Although writhing in pains on …

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Boko Haram Opens Fire On Mourners In Adamawa Village, Kills 20

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At least twenty persons were killed and several others injured in Kuda village, Madagali local government area of Adamawa State when suspected Boko Haram insurgents opened fire on them. Witnesses said the suspected insurgents walked into the village from the direction of Sambisa Forest around 9pm on Thursday and opened …

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Benue Gov Sends Anti-Grazing Bill To House Of Assembly

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An Executive Bill outlawing open grazing of livestock and establishment of ranches in Benue State has been sent by Governor Samuel Ortom to the state House of Assembly. SEE ALSO: Gov. Ortom, Suswam in war of words The bill when passed into law, criminalizes grazing in any part of the …

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Akwa Ibom Govt Rubbishes Avengers’ Pipeline Bombing Claim

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The Akwa Ibom State Government has debunked rumors of pipeline bombing in Ikot Osute, calling for calm among citizens who may have been troubled by the purported development. The militant group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) claimed Thursday to have blown up a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian …

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CBN To Announce 10 Forex Dealers Today


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will today name the lead players in the foreign exchange market, following a new foreign exchange policy introduced this week. The lead players would be known as Foreign Exchange Primary Dealers (FXPD), according to a document released by the CBN. Vanguard investigations (considering their …

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Kaduna Youths Decry Attacks On Christians

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The Youth Wing of the Kaduna South Local Government Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Thursday denounced recent attacks targeted at christians in the north. The group said the rise in attack is a deliberate ploy to intimidate and enslave them. At a convened meeting of stakeholders held …

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EFCC Grills Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko Over Alleged N42b Fraud

Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko

A former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko, is being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The former customs boss was grilled over an alleged N42billion fraud. Mr. Dikko, who went underground since January 8 and a manhunt launched to trace him, eventually turned himself in at …

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UNDP Warns Nigeria May Experience Food Shortage


The UN Development Programme (UNDP), on Thursday, warned that Nigeria might experience food shortage, if urgent interventions were not put in place to enhance food production. Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo, Lead Consultant, UNDP project on “Targeting Interventions to Foster Sustainable and Resilient Food Security in Nigeria”, gave the warning in Abuja …

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FG Alerts Nigerians Over ISIS Indoctrination App


The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has developed a mobile application meant for propagating Jihad to children, the Federal Government has alerted Nigerians. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, warned that the app named ‘Huroof’ (Arabic alphabets …

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More Than 700 Boko Haram Militants Surrender – Army Spokesman


More than 700 repentant Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East have surrendered to the military, the Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar has said. Abubakar said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga, in Abuja …

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162 Nigerians Stranded In Libya Voluntarily Return Home


More than 160 Nigerians who had been stranded in Libya today arrived Lagos on an Airbus 320 aircraft with registration number 5A-WAT. The returnees, comprising of 132 males, 27 females and three children, returned voluntarily to the country with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration …

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