Friday , 30 September 2016

Metro News

President Buhari Visits Osun State (Photos)

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President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Osun state today as the state celebrates her 25th anniversary. He was also joined in Osun state by other APC Chieftains

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Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu Step Out With Younger Wife


74-year-old Billionaire businessman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu was recently pictured with his 29-year-old wife, Frances, at the South East August meeting held in Imo state, South-east, Nigeria. The former chairman of Iwuanyanwu National FC married his younger wife in September 2013 and are blessed with a son.

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APC Leaders Visit As Osun Celebrates 25th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

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Osun is celebrating her 25th anniversary and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have arrived Osun to celebrate with Osun indigents.

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See Rare Photo of Former Nigeria First Lady, Maryam Abacha


A rare image of former First Lady and widow of Gen Sanni Abacha, Maryam Abacha, has surfaced online. The photo, seen publicly for the first time, shows the mother-of-ten with two of her daughters.

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Lagos Inaugurates Committee In Charge Of Island Clean-up


As part of its ongoing effort in ridding Lagos State of shanties and other illegal structures, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has taken his urban clean-up project to the Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki areas of the state. The governor  at the inauguration ceremony of the committee in charge of the clean up, …

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FG Set To Resuscitate Durbar Festival

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government is making plans to collaborate with Bauchi State to revive the Durbar Festival and other cultural heritages in the state. The minister revealed this while he received the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, in his …

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10,000 Ghost Workers Discovered In Borno

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In a bid to rid the state of the menace of ghost workers and save more money, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has announced the discovery of over 10, 000 ghost workers out of the 25,000 civil servants in the state’s workforce. Gov Shettima made this known in a statewide radio …

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President Buhari To Visit Osun On Thursday

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All appears to be set for the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Osun State on Thursday, September 1. Major Roads leading to Osogbo, the capital of the south-western Nigeria State, is receiving a face-lift, as men of the Osun Road Maintenance Agency (ORMA) are doing some patch work on the …

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River State Gov Suspends Commissioners, Others For 3 Months


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has asked four commissioners, Head of Service and Special Adviser on Lands to go on a suspension for three months. This was contained in a statement by the special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media Simeon Nwakaudu, released in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. Those affected …

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7 Missing As Boat Capsizes In Zamfara


Seven people are feared drowned after a boat carrying passengers capsized in Gumi River, Zamfara State. According to the Senior District Head of Gumi Emirate, Alhaji Bala Gamo, the incident occurred on Tuesday as the boat with a capacity to carry 10 passengers ferried twenty-two—only for the boat to capsize as a result …

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Electricity Supply Now 3,061Mw


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Tuesday sent out 3,061megawatts (Mw) of electricity generated by the electricity generation companies to the 11 distribution companies (DisCos). This was made known by the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO) on its website yesterday. According to its operational report for August 30, the Nigerian …

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Shi’ites Warn Of Dire Consequences If Leader Goes Blind In Detention


The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, Wednesday warned that it will be a travesty of justice if its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky goes blind in detention. The group, in a statement signed by the President of its Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, made available to newsmen in …

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Cross River To Recruit 1,000 New Teachers


In its ongoing efforts to tackle unemployment, the Cross River State Government has given approval to the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB)to recruit 1,000 new teachers across the eighteen Local Government Areas. Chairman of the Board, Stephen Odey, disclosed this to newsmen in Calabar, as he added that Governor Ben Ayade gave …

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Police Pick Up Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Loyalist For Criticizing Dickson


A loyalist of former Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State, Jonah Okah, has been arrested by the police in the state. As at the time of publishing this report, it was not clear what offence Mr. Okah committed that warranted his arrest. His associates, however, suspect that the arrest may …

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Why Inflation & Unemployment Remain High – Presidency


The Presidency on Wednesday admitted that the level of inflation and unemployment in the country remains “stubbornly” high. The Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, admitted this in a statement on the latest National Bureau of Statistics’ report. Dipeolu’s statement was made available to State …

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Don’t Go To War With N/Delta Militants, Ex-MILAD Warns Buhari

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A former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (retd), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison any plan he has to deploy military force against militants in the Niger Delta. He gave the advice on the backdrop of President Buhari’s recent vow to deal with the militants as …

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Boko Haram: NAF Fighter Jets ‘Consume’ 1.9m Litres Of Aviation Fuel Monthly


The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday said to successfully prosecute the war against Boko Haram in the northeast, its fighter jets and other platforms, consumed an average of 1.9million litres of aviation fuel monthly. The NAF has been a major component of the Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the Northeast, providing …

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Recharge without Limitation; with One1Card, no amount is too small

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Recharge your phones without limitation; enjoy small recharge as OneCard Nigeria introduces N20 and N50 recharge cards into the Nigerian market. OneCard Nigeria’s multipurpose recharge card; One1Card, the only recharge card of its kind with unique ability to recharge several services, is now available in N20 and N50 denominations. When …

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Boko Haram Ready To Make Pronouncement On Chibok Girls Today

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A lawyer with the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Hajiya Aisha Wakil, who is believed to be close to the Boko Haram leadership, has disclosed that the sect is ready for talks with the Federal Government on the fate of the 219 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Mrs. Wakil also known as …

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8 People Feared Dead In Bauchi Floods


Several communities in the northern part of the country have been feeling the effects of floods as several people were said to have lost their lives while cash and food crops were also washed away by floods as a result of heavy downpour in Bauchi State. In an interview with newsmen …

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