Saturday , 30 July 2016

Metro News

Unicef Suspends Aid To Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attack


The United Nations Children’s Fund has temporarily suspended humanitarian operations in northern Nigeria, where as many as half a million people need assistance, after gunmen attacked a convoy and wounded two aid workers. Unicef said in a statement on its website that unknown assailants ambushed the convoy on Thursday as …

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Highlights From Late Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade’s Memorial Service


It’s exactly a year today that the immediate past Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, passed on at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, United Kingdom (U.K). As part of activities lined up to mark the one year passage of the Paramount Ruler, a memorial …

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Troops Clear Boko Haram Hideouts At Nigeria-Cameroon Border


The Nigerian Army troops of Sector 1 in collaboration with its Tactical Headquarters in Makary, Northern Cameroon, have intensified clearance operations along the borders of Nigeria and Cameroon to block the fleeing terrorists. Recently, the terrorists, in an attempt to escape the firepower of MNJTF troops, migrated to some villages …

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We’re Working To Manufacture Own Hardware, Says Nigerian Military


The Commandant, National Defence College, Rear Admiral Samuel Alade, says the Nigerian military has begun taking steps towards the manufacture of military hardware. Mr. Alade made the disclosure in Abuja on Thursday while addressing journalists after he led the Course 24 of the college on a visit to Vice President …

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Boko Haram Ambush UN Team, Troops In Borno


Boko Haram insurgents attacked troops attached to the United Nations team on their way to Bama on humanitarian escort duty, the escort convoy were ambushed by terrorists hiding in Meleri village, a few kilometres from Kawuri. The delegation was said to be moving food items and drugs to the IDPs …

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Ex-Ebonyi Council Chair, 2 Others Arraigned By EFCC For N25m Fraud


Former Coordinator of Afikpo South Local Government Development Centre of Ebonyi State, Ugwuocha Okoroafor; his treasurer, Christian Chukwu Owo, and the administrative officer, Mrs. Anne Eke Agwu was on Thursday araingend by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice E.A. Ngene of the State High Court, Afikpo on …

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Residents Protest Planned Demolition By Kaduna State Govt


Residents of Gbagyi community in Kaduna State, including women and children took to the streets in their hundreds yesterday to protest the proposed demolition of 3,500 houses, 40 churches and 16 schools by the state government. The aggrieved residents who were seen brandishing placards with inscriptions like: ‘We are not …

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FG Workers To Down Tools Over Unpaid Salary Arrears


The federal senior civil servants have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to effect immediately the payment of the backlog of their salaries and allowances, threatening to go on strike if this is not done as soon as possible. The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, made this disclosure at …

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Photos: Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi laid to rest in Benin


Burial rites of Late Super Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi was held today in Benin City, July 28, 2016. Here are photos from the requiem Mass held at St Paul’s Catholic Church and lying-in-state at the sport stadium. Image credit: Punch/Vanguard

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Three Armed Robbers To Die By Hanging In Delta


Three persons have been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ogwashi-Uku High Court sitting in Delta State for their involvement in armed robbery. Two bus drivers, Okechukwu Mba, 30, Christian Joseph, 28, and a conductor, Ekwe Nwomah, 31, were convicted for an offence bordering on conspiracy in count 1 …

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Sokoto State Discovers 12,915 Ghost Workers On Govt Payroll


T he Sokoto State Government on Thursday said it has discovered about 12,915 ghost workers on the payrolls of the 23 local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, made this revelation while addressing newsmen at the state capital. He said: …

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Kumuyi’s Visit To Adamawa Brought Great Change, Says Gov. Bindow


Governor Muhammadu Umaru Bindow of Adamawa State has solicited for prayers, explaining that achievement or success in governance, is through the power of prayers. The governor made this known when he received the Superintendent General of the Deeper Life Ministry, Pastor William F. Kumuyi at the V.I.P lounge of the …

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Ex-Gov. Bafarawa Disburses N30m Cash To Victims Of Sokoto Old Market Fire Disaster


A former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has donated the sum of N30million cash to traders whose goods were destroyed in the last Sunday’s fire disaster at the Sokoto Old Market. The late night inferno, which lasted for about three hours before it was put out by men …

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Abia State Government To Abolish Street Trading

Okezie Ikpeazu

The government of Abia State has announced that the activities of street trading by the roadside will soon be banned in the state because it is causing the administration huge revenue loss and defacing the city centres. The Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Kate Nwosu, made this revelation yesterday, adding …

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Alleged Murder: Court Orders Arrest Of Ekiti APC Chair, Three Others


An arrest warrant has been issued by a High Court in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State against the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jide Awe, and three others, namely Faboro John Ojo, Aniramu Basiru and Falayi Busuyi for their alleged involvement in murder. The four are accused of …

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MTN Names Stanbic IBTC, Citigroup As Advisers For Listing On Nigerian Stock Exchange


MTN Group Ltd. appointed units of Citigroup Inc. and Standard Bank Group Ltd. as advisers on a planned listing of the wireless company’s Nigeria business on the country’s local stock exchange, part of a deal struck with the West African nation’s government to settle a record fine. Africa’s biggest mobile-phone …

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N16m Internet Scam: FUTA Suspends Four Students Indefinitely


The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has suspended four students of the institution, who were arrested last Friday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N16 million Internet fraud, indefinitely. The EFCC had arrested the affected four suspects and another from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA) …

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Army/Shi’ites Clash: El-Rufa’i Sets Up 9-Man White Paper C’ttee

Nasir El-Rufai and Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba

Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has set up a nine-man committee to produce a white paper on the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Army/Shi’ites clash in the state. The clash in Zaria last December, resulted in the killing of hundreds of Shi’ite members by soldiers, …

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Lagos Partners Niger On Agriculture


The Lagos State Government on Wednesday entered into a partnership with the Niger State Government on the development of agricultural commodity value chain which is aimed at ensuring food security and job creation for the two States and the country at large. The partnership was said to be directed at …

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ntel Announces TY Danjuma As New Chairman

TY Danjuma

General TY Danjuma has been appointed Chairman Board of Directors at Nigeria’s most revolutionary telecommunications company, ntel. The telco company which is owned by NatCom Development & Investment Limited announced the elder statesman on Wednesday, following an inaugural board meeting. With General Danjuma as board chairman, former chairman, Dr. Tunde …

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