Sunday , 11 December 2016

Metro News

Woman Arrested For Defrauding Bank Customers By Giving Fake Prophecies 

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The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arrested a woman, Biola Simon, for allegedly defrauding bank customers after giving them fake prophecies. Simon, who belongs to a four-member gang was arrested while her accomplices fled after they allegedly swindled a victim of N150,000. It was gathered that the victim, after …

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Lagosians Consume N3bn Food Daily – Ambode

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said that investors willing to do business in the agricultural sector in the State can be rest assured of a ready market and returns on investment as the daily consumption of food items in the State is worth over N3billion daily. The …

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Banker Charged To Court For Stealing Employer’s N810,000 In Lagos

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For allegedly stealing N810,000 from her employer, a 33-year-old banker, Ebere Okeke, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who resides at A19, Kajola St., Governor Road, Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a count charge. The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court …

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Gunmen Kidnap Soldier As He Steps Out Of Bank In Cross-River

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Gunmen on Thursday abducted a soldier, Musa Lawal, attached to the 13th Brigade of the Nigerian Army along the busy Calabar Road in Calabar, Cross River State. Lawal had just stepped out of the bank when the gunmen bundled him into a waiting vehicle and whisked him away to an unknown …

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Oshiomole Dethrones Monarch For Supporting PDP

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The face-off between the Edo State Government and the monarch of Uromi town has reached a climax, with his deposition. The Adams Oshiomhole government in a terse statement on Wednesday by secretary Julius Ihonvbere announced the decision. The government in a letter earlier on Wednesday conveyed its decision to the …

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Gunmen kill One, Injure Many In Katsina

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At least one person has been killed while several others injured as gunmen invade Kasada Local Government Area of Katsina State. Eye witnesses told newsmen that the armed bandits numbering about 12 invaded the town on motorcycles at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The witnesses who doesnt want their names in …

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Generator Thief Sentenced To Three Years Imprisonment In Lagos

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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old unemployed, Fatai Obadeyi, to three years imprisonment for stealing generator valued at N60,000. The Chief Magistrate, M.O. Osinbajo, sentenced Mr. Obadeyi after he pleaded guilty to the charge. “Based on the facts of this case confirmed report and the plea of …

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NLC Accuses FG Of Foot-Dragging Over Minimum Wage Review

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the Federal Government of dragging its feet on convening a meeting of the Committee on Minimum Wage. The NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, made the accusation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Ozo-Eson said …

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NEITI: Obasanjo, Yard’Adua, Jonathan Administrations Squandered Over 70trn Oil Money

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Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Waziri Adio, on Tuesday disclosed that the administrations of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan squandered over N70 trillion earned from sale of crude oil and gas between 1999 and 2014. While Obasanjo was in office …

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EFCC Insists Recruitment Was Transparent

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The ongoing recruitment exercise into the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, conforms to due process and in tune with the federal character principle, a spokesman for the commission, has said. The commission announced recently that it was recruiting 750 cadets. The announcement drew the response of hundreds of thousands …

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Govs Demand Share Of Ecological Fund

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State governors, under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, on Tuesday demanded the release of ecological fund to their respective states. They made the call after a closed door meeting with Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, in Abuja. Chairman of the Forum …

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Radio Presenter In Court For Attempting To Defraud Professor

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The Oyo State Police Command have arraigned a radio presenter, Adejoke Obisesan, 28, before an Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ court for alleged attempt to defraud a University of Ibadan Professor of N90,000. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ms. Obisesan, a female student and presenter at Osun State Unique FM, …

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How 40 Miners Were Murdered By Unknown Gunmen In Zamfara

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No fewer than 40 illegal gold miners were gruesomely shot dead by suspected herdsmen at Bindin village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state. According to an eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent, the incident occurred on Monday as dozens of unidentified gunmen arrived at the mining sites on motor …

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Policeman Shoots Colleague To Death In Bayelsa Over N20,000 Bribe

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A policeman attached to the Bayelsa Police Command has shot dead his colleague over N20, 000 largesse. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning following an argument between the officers on the sharing formula. The duo went on an operation where they were rewarded with N20, 000. The deceased was of the …

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INDOMIE WINS OVERALL BRAND AWARD OF THE YEAR 2016

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The Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) which is the umbrella body for all advertisers in Nigeria on Saturday 29th of October 2016, at the MUSON center Lagos held a well-attended award night tagged “ADVAN AWARDS FOR MARKETING EXCELLENCE 2016” It is the biggest brand award event in Nigeria. The award …

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Scores Injured As Herdsmen Attack Abia Community

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The Police in Abia on Monday confirmed that suspected herdsmen armed with firearms attacked a community in the state and left scores of the indigenes critically wounded. The police spokesman, ACP Ogbonnaya Nta, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that the command had commenced investigation. The News Agency of …

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“EFCC Pressurizing Me To Incriminate Mrs. Jonathan”, Dudafa Alleges In Petition To NHRC

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Former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of illegally detaining him for his refusal to give incriminating statement against former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. Dudafa made the allegation in a November 4 petition to …

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Taxi Driver Charged To Court For Raping Married Woman In Enugu

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  A taxi driver, Ikechukwu Onyia, 48, was on Monday arraigned before an Enugu High Court for allegedly raping another man’s wife. Onyia was earlier brought before an Enugu South Magistrates’ Court for forcefully having carnal advantage of another man’s wife. He was subsequently granted bail and the case transferred …

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Aisha Buhari Condoles With Families Of Slain Soldiers At Funeral

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The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has condoled with the families of late Lt.-Col. Mohammad Abu-Ali and six others, who died in counter-insurgency operations in Borno State. Mrs. Buhari offered her condolences to the families during the burial of the soldiers on Monday at the Military Cemetery in Abuja. …

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Cross River Graduates Storm Lafarge, Demand Employment

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No fewer than 500 youths from Akamkpa and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas of Cross River State on Monday protested against alleged marginalization by Lafarge Holcim Cement Company in contract award and employment. Youths from the communities hosting the cement company decried the company’s inability to implement the 80 per cent …

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