Tuesday , 21 February 2017

Metro News

FCT Seeks AfDB Loan For BRT

The Secretary, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Alhaji Hamid Suleiman, says the administration has applied for a loan of $100 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the provision of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Suleiman made this known while speaking to reporters in Abuja on Friday. According to him, the BRT will …

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Police Arrest 4 For Illegal Revenue Collection In Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested four suspected illegal revenue collectors, who specialised in extortion and terrorising members of the public by disguising as environmental officers in Enugu. This was disclosed in a statement by the command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, on Friday in Enugu. Amaraizu noted that the …

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Ogun Govt Shuts 168 Unregistered Hospitals

The Ogun State Government said it has closed down 168 private health facilities following the refusal of the owners to revalidate or register the facilities. Babatunde Ipaye, the State Commissioner for Health, disclosed this on Friday at Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area while monitoring the level of compliance with the revalidation …

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Usman Danfodio University Matriculates 7,290 Students

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, on Friday matriculated 7,290 students admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session. Speaking at the event, its Vice Chancellor, Abdullahi Zuru, said that the new students were admitted out of over 22,000 candidates who applied for admission into the institution. Mr. Zuru explained that the figure …

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Gunmen Abduct Delta NUT Treasurer

The treasurer of the Delta State branch of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), Mr Titus Okotie has been kidnapped. It was gathered that Okotie, was travelling with his daughter to Ughelli from Asaba when his vehicle was ambushed along the Kwale and Ozoro axis of the Ughelli-Asaba Expressway on Friday …

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Court Orders Seal Of Union Bank In Kaduna Over Unpaid N19.3 Million Tax

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service on Friday obtained a court warrant to seal the premises of Union Bank Plc in Kaduna over non remittance of N19.3 million. The money is outstanding Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax liability for 2014. The revenue service had on February 8 dragged the …

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Kerosene Explosions Kill 4, Injures 14 In Akwa Ibom

Four persons  died while 14 others were severely burnt in multiple kerosene explosions in the last 15 weeks in Akwa Ibom state, Dr Aniekeme Uwa, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said. Uwah made this known on Friday in Uyo when he was speaking at stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting on kerosene fire …

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Police Shuts Down Peace Corps Camp In Kwara

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, Olushola Amore, has shut down  a  training camp of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Offa local government area of the state, describing it as illegal. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on …

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Rosabon Valentine’s Promo – First Winner Alert!

Alabi Olayinka, a  customer who has a Rosabon Treasury Note – RTN account is the lucky customer who gets to enjoy a TWO NIGHT STAY for TWO in a luxurious hotel, all expense paid by Rosabon Financial Services. expressing her delight, Olayinka said “I am very excited to be the …

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Scores Killed As Troops Battle Boko Haram In Maiduguri

There were reported bomb explosions and heavy gunfire around Maiduguri City late Thursday evening as Boko Haram terrorists battle to take over the city. The explosions which sent shivers down the residents occurred as the heavily armed insurgents attempted to attack the city through the newly constructed Customs House where IDPs …

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Kano Women Protest Incessant Abduction Of Children

Hundreds of women on Thursday trooped to the Kano State Government House to ‎protest against incessant cases of abduction of children in the state.‎ The protesters mainly married women, grown up girls and some boys marched to the state house chanting: “we are tired of kidnapping’’, “leave our children alone’’, among …

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Boko Haram Attacks Air Force Helicopter Carrying Medical Supplies In Borno

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter carrying personnel on medical outreach was on Thursday attacked by members of the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram. The helicopter it was gathered, was traveling from Maiduguri to Gwoza a local government in Borno State for a 2-day medical outreach programme when it came …

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Plateau State University Suspends Union Leaders

The Plateau State University, Bokkos has suspended the Chairman and Secretary of the varsity’s chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Messrs Timnan Rimdap and Dusu Sambo Yaro. The suspension letters, dated Jan. 27 and signed by Mr Amos Mallo, the university’s Registrar, indicated that the suspension …

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Two Vigilantes Arrested For Alleged Kidnapping In Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested two members of vigilance group in Nimbo, Uzouwani Local Government of Enugu State, for alleged kidnap of Enechi Ejiofor on Dec. 13, 2016 The command’s spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, made this known to journalists in Enugu on Thursday. Mr. Amaraizu said the suspects …

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Lagos Bus Conductors To Start Wearing Uniforms, Name Tags

The National President of Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN, Israel Adeshola, has said that as from March it is mandatory for the over 3,000 bus conductors in Lagos State to wear uniforms, name tags and badges. Disclosing this in Abuja on Thursday, Mr. Adeshola said the Lagos State Government …

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Fire Outbreak Destroys Filling Station, Houses In Onitsha

A fire outbreak that occurred on Wednesday night, razed down Mobil filling station and some buildings near the Upper New Market road, Onitsha, Anambra State. It was gathered that the fire, which started at about 11:40 pm was put out by the combined efforts of fire fighters from Onitsha, Okpoko and …

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Police Arrest Man With Human Head In Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command on Wednesday arrested a man, Tosin Oluwatosin with a human head in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the State. The Police linked the suspect with his brother David Oluwatosin who is currently at large to series of rituals in the state. The severed head according …

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Rivers Gov Sacks Commissioner For Health

Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike has sacked his Commissioner for Health, Theophilus Ndagene. The Governor in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, in Port Harcourt on Wednesday wished Mr. Ndagene luck in his future endeavour. The statement, however, did not disclose any reasons for the …

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House Of Reps Member, Bello Sani Is Dead

The House of Representatives on Wednesday lost one of its member, Hon Bello Mashi Sani, (APC), representing Mashi/Dvisi federal constituency of Katsina state. Announcing the death, the Speaker of the House, Hon Yakubu Dogara in a statement described the late Sani as humane, principled and a cosmopolitan who interacted freely with all members. “With great …

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Kano Govt Promises Resuscitation Of Triumph Newspaper

The Kano State Government on Wednesday pledged to rehabilitate the abandoned structures of Triumph Publishing Company, publishers of Triumph Newspapers, preparatory to resuscitating the company’s operations. The Commissioners for Works, Housing and Transport, Shehu Haruna, and that of Information, Sports and Culture, Muhammadu Garba, gave the indication when they visited …

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