Sunday , 28 August 2016

Metro News

EFCC Storms NAHCO Lagos Office


Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, (NAHCO) got a surprise visit by unwanted guests over the weekend as officials of the Economic and Financil Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the corporate office of the firm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos demanding to see top officials and some documents. Spokesman …

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Kwara Set To Launch N4.2b Infrastructure Development Fund

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

The Kwara State Government has announced that it planned to launch its Infrastructure Development Fund ‘InfraFund Kwara’ (IF-K) in the energy sector in the fourth quarter of 2016 with an initial investment of N4.2 billion. Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed made this disclosure during an interactive session with community leaders in his …

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Oyo State To Restructure Workforce

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has debunked the rumours flying around that his administration his planning mass retrenchment of its workers saying it is only restructuring 105,000 of its workforce to enhance productivity. The governor who made the clarification yesterday at the state capital said many workers are …

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EKO Disco Throws National Theatre In Darkness Over N9m Debt

National Theatre

Electricity supply to the National Arts Theatre in Lagos has been disconnected by the Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) on Sunday over an unpaid N9m debt. Mr. Idemudia Godwin, General Manger, Media Communications of EKEDC, disclosed this in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), …

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Kogi Prison Break: 5 Prisoners Recaptured

Controller-General of Prisons, Ja'afaru Ahmed

Five of the 13 prisoners that broke out of the Koton Karfe Medium Security Prison in Kogi State have been re-arrested by security operatives in the early hours of Saturday, according to the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed. The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Francis Enobore disclosed this in …

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FG To Train 500,000 Youths On Skill Acquisition, Agriculture


In a bid to provide food security, the Federal Government announced on Sunday that it is planning to train 500,000 youths on agriculture and skill acquisition. Disclosing this at the Federal Capital Territory, the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, said this is coming as the calls for diversification of …

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Borno IDPs Benefit From UN Cash Support Programme


The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Maiduguri said on Sunday that many Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State had benefited from its different cash support programme aimed at improving their living condition. Mr. Victor Lahar, the Head of the Maiduguri Sub-office of the …

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Will Reduce Road Accidents, Says FRSC Boss, Oyeyemi


The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has welcomed the federal government’s plan to link state capitals with the rail transportation system following the commissioning of the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail service. The FRSC boss opined that the train service, which …

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FG Releases N150bn For Women Entrepreneurship Development – Alhassan

Aisha Alhassan-Taraba-APC

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, on Sunday said the Federal Government had released N150 billion for women entrepreneurship development in Nigeria. Alhassan, who is on an official visit to Taraba, told newsmen in Jalingo that the money was part of the N500 billion Social …

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FG Bans Conference Bags, Souvenirs At Workshops/Seminars


The Federal Government has banned the procurement and distribution of conference bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events such as Conferences and Seminars funded by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja by the Director of Information, …

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Photos From The Armed Robbery Induced Accident Along Akure-Ilesa Road


The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) shared photos from the scene of an armed robbery which caused multiple crashes today on the Ipetu Ijesha-Erin Oke segment of the Akure-Ilesha Road. FRSC and the police responded promptly to assist the victims.

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Osun Govt Decries Loss Of Millions Of Naira To Illegal Mining, Exploration


The Chairman, Osun State Task Force on Mining and Forestry, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi, has disclosed that the state has been losing millions of naira to illegal mining and exploration. Elder Adebiyi who described Osun as a state being blessed with God-given natural resources and other rich solid mineral deposits, also …

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Gov Aregbesola To Open Job Centre For Osun Indigenes


As part of efforts to respond to mounting unemployment and inability of job seekers to get job offers in the labour market, the Osun State government is set to open a job centre to address some of the challenges Osun Job Centre, a free employment support services programme that will …

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Man Gets Electrocuted In Ondo State


A man who has now been identified as Adeyemi Ogunleye was electrocuted on Saturday during a sanitation exercise in Akure, Ondo State. The man who happens to be an electrician was said to have been trying to repair a faulty cable supplying power to his residence. Neighbours said the man climbed a …

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TUC Decries Police Shooting Of Nasarawa Workers, Threatens Nationwide Strike


The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, on Saturday condemned the shooting of workers during a joint visit of the organised labour to Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State in Lafia on Friday. The TUC in a statement by its National President, Bobboi Kaigama, and Acting Secretary General, Simeso Amachre …

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Customs Destroy Imported Frozen Poultry Worth N220m In Edo

Customs Service

The Nigeria Customs Service in Edo State on Saturday destroyed imported frozen poultry product worth over N220m. Officials of the Federal Operation Unit Zone C intercepted the truck carrying the contraband product was intercepted along the Benin-Ore-Lagos expressway. The Nigeria Customs Service will continue its fight on the ongoing crackdown …

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Unicef To Resume Aid In Northern Nigeria Despite Attack


In a turn of events, The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) have pledged to continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite Thursday’s attack on convoy that left two aid workers with various forms of injuries. It would be recalled that, unicef temporarily suspended travel …

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Don’t Increase Import Duties – NAGAFF Beg Customs


The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) on Saturday called on the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) not to contemplate any further hike in import duties as this would rather increase hardship on the people. The National Publicity Secretary of the association, Mr Stanley Ezenga, made the plea in …

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13 Inmates Escape In Kogi Prison Break

kuje prison

Reports reaching us is that thirteen inmates have escaped in a prison break that occurred at the Koton Karfe Medium Security Prison in Kogi State. The incident was said to occur at about 7.10am on Saturday where the inmates were said to have broken out of their cells and escaped …

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Photos: Mrs Folorunsho Alakija Meets Ibrahim Babangida In Minna


Mrs Folorunso Alakija, 66, presented her books to former Military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida at the IBB University Minna, Niger State on Thursday, July 28. Nigeria’s richest woman also commissioned the Modupe and Folorunso Alakija Lecture theatre at the University.

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