Sunday , 24 July 2016


Metro News

Hoodlums Vandalize 14 BRT Vehicles Over Hawker’s Death

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Suspected hoodlums on Wednesday vandalized 14 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles along the Ikorodu Road in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hoodlums were protesting the death of a street hawker, who was knocked down by an articulated vehicle while trying to evade arrest by Kick Against …

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A Parents Summit Overriding Stigma With Compassion In The Community: Is This The Family’s Solution?

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Parents have been our major concern in the care and management of their children with disabilities, because it is easily, a life changing experience. As part of Children Development Centre (CDC’s) 20th anniversary celebration;  which has been in the fore front in providing support in all areas relating to child …

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COPA Coca-Cola 2016 School Cup: Who Wins the Final match on Friday?

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The famed Onikan Stadium will host the final of the 2016 COPA Coca-Cola U-15 school cup this Friday, July 1st 2016.   With eight teams successfully participating in the national finals, this week will be the climax of football actions which kicked off in May on a national scale with …

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Lagos Government Hires Training Consultants To Boost Staff Productivity

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson has reiterated the resolve of the Governor Akinwumi Ambode-led administration to improve staff performance by engaging the services of 140 qualified training consultants to train its staff and help increase their capability for better service delivery to the …

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Ambode Commends Investors For Choosing Lagos

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has commended the enthusiasm displayed by local entrepreneurs and foreign investors in locating their investments in the State. Speaking on Thursday at the Lagos State Business Districts (CBD) Stakeholders Forum, the Governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji …

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Niger Says It Will Stop Borrowing To Pay Salaries

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The Niger State Government says it will no longer borrow money to pay salaries of its workforce. The State Governor, Mr Abubakar Bello, made the declaration at a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House in Minna. He further stated that some issues in the state were crucial and needed …

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Senate C’ttee On FCT Gives Abuja Centenary City Project Clean Bill Of Health

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The Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has said that the Centenary City project conceived in 2014 by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, will stimulate $18billion foreign and domestic investment and also create 250,000 jobs. The project has been bogged down by allegations and counter-allegations of …

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Kidnapping: IGP Orders Deployment Of Special Strike Force In Kogi

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The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate deployment of a Special Strike Force to Kogi State to combat the spate of kidnapping and other crimes within the state and environs. The confluence state has recently gained notoriety as a hotbed for the abduction of …

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Dubai Properties: Falana, Other Lawyers Slam FG For ‘Clearing’ Buratai

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Some legal practitioners, including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, have condemned the federal government for clearing Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on his alleged acquisition of choice properties in Dubai. The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.) in a statement by his Principal General …

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Boy, 13, Arraigned For Allegedly Defiling Neighbour’s Six-Year-Old Daughter

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The police on Tuesday arraigned a 13-year-old boy before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling the six-year-old daughter of his neighbour. The accused is a student who lives with his parents at Iju Ishaga Area of Lagos. The prosecutor, Rafael Donny, a police sergeant, told the court that …

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Ten Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Zaria – Police

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The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected Boko Haram members, who reportedly fled Sambisa Forest in Borno State, in Dogarawa, the headquarters of Sabon Gari local government area of the state. The suspected terrorists were arrested based on a tip-off by ‘good Samaritans’. “Some good Samaritans volunteered information …

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Ekiti Workers, Labour Leaders Disagree Over Alleged Govt Bribe To Suspend Strike

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Civil servants in Ekiti State have accused labour leaders of betraying them by agreeing to a one month pay out of the six months owed them by the state government. Recall that the Ekiti councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiation Council last May, ordered …

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We’ll Chase Cultists, Kidnappers To Their Hideouts – Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike has directed the immediate demolition of property acquired through proceeds from crimes in accordance with the state anti-kidnapping and cultism law. This is just as he reiterated the state government’s offer of amnesty to cultists and kidnappers who submit their arms to the state security agencies and …

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Group Urges Buhari To Invite People Like Ribadu To Help In Effective Fight Against Corruption

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President of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Coalition for Peace and Mobilisation (NACOPEM), Comrade Ahmed Saleh has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bring in people like the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Malam Nuhu Ribadu, to help pursue his agenda of probity and fight …

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Buratai Blames Dubai Properties Report On Boko Haram Terrorists

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai says those seeking a probe of his alleged N130 million properties in Dubai are the defeated Boko Haram terrorists who are now hiding behind the internet to continue with their attacks against the military institution and government of Nigeria. Speaking, Tuesday …

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Fayose’s Accounts: Court Summons EFCC, Zenith Bank

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A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Zenith Bank Plc to appear before it on July 4, to defend its actions against Governor Ayodele Fayose. The EFCC was reported to have ordered Zenith Bank to freeze Fayose’s personal accounts for …

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Creation Of Grazing Reserves Ill-advised, Unsustainable – Kaduna Lawmakers

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Federal lawmakers from the southern part of Kaduna State have rejected the government’s plan to create grazing reserves around the country. Speaking to journalists at the National Assembly, the group made up of one Senator and five members of the House of Representatives, said the move is ill-advised and an …

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Emir Of Kano Urges IGP To Fight Crime With All His Might

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Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi II has urged the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris to strengthen his resolve to fight crimes in the country. In a letter congratulating the one time Kano State Commissioner of Police, Emir Sanusi said he “received with great pleasure the news of the …

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Sen. Shehu Sani Gives Saraki, Ekweremadu Prison Lessons

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The senator representing Kaduna Central on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Shehu Sani, has tutored the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu on how to survive in prison. Saraki, Ekweremadu, outgoing Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa and the Deputy Clerk, Benedict …

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Hijab Row: S/West Muslims Knock Osun CAN

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The Muslim Ummah of South West of Nigeria (MUSWEN), the umbrella body for all Muslims, Muslim organizations and the Muslim institutions located in the South West region of the country, has urged the Osun Government to, without further ado, respect a recent Court Order on the wearing of hijab by …

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