Thursday , 11 February 2016

Metro News

Army vs Shi’ite: Over 700 Still Missing – Sect


The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as the Shi’ite Islamic sect, on Thursday said its leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah, were recuperating from gunshot wounds at an undisclosed location in Abuja. This was disclosed by the group’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, who said El-Zakzaky was visited by …

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Police Intercepts Truckload Of Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents In Ondo


At least 150 people suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group were on Thursday arrested by the Police in Ondo, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo state. The suspects were reportedly armed with various offensive weapons and loaded themselves in a truck before they …

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Ojukwu’s Family Disowns Niece Arrested By NDLEA As A Drug Trafficker


The family of late Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has denied that a suspected drug trafficker, Ijeoma Ojukwu, who was recently arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, is a niece of the deceased. Ijeoma was arrested alongside four others by the NDLEA at the Murtala …

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Biafra Agitations: “Call Your Misguided Youths To Order”, SGF Tells Igbo Leaders


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Engr. Babachir Lawal, has urged leaders in the South East geo-political zone to call pro-Biafra agitators to order. The SGF condemned the activities of the groups, saying they threaten the peace of the country. The Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign …

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All Policemen Bearing Firearms To Undergo Psychological Evaluation – IG Arase


The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, has ordered psychological evaluation of policemen bearing firearms. The psychological evaluation of these category of policemen is to ensure safety of members of the public, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, said on Thursday. The move came on the heels of …

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Boko Haram Now Disguising As Vegetables, Fruits’ Hawkers To Detonate IEDs – DHQ

Rabe Abubakar

The Defence Headquarters has alerted Nigerians to the new trick devised by Boko Haram to carry out terror attacks in the country, saying they now hide their explosive devices in fruits and vegetables, which they hawk in wheel barrows in markets and crowded places in the Northeast. The Director of …

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Chibok Girls Rescue: God Knows I Have Tried My Best – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari-official-portrait

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, said that securing the release and safe return of the missing 219 Chibok girls was his responsibility. In view of this, the president has ordered National Security Adviser (NSA) General Babagana Munguno to set up a panel to investigate the abduction of the girls from Government …

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PSC To Sanction Policemen Who Carry Bags For VIPs


The Police Service Commission has warned all police officers on escort duty with Very Important Persons (VIPs) to stop carrying their handbags and umbrellas as such practice is an insult to the Nigeria Police Force. “You will all agree with me that this issue of policemen carrying handbags and umbrellas …

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12,000 Soldiers To Be Recruited Annually For Next Eight Years – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff-Tukur Buratai

Beginning from 2016, the Nigerian Army will recruit more soldiers until its current numerical strength is doubled by year 2024, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has said. The army chief said under his command, the Nigerian Army will embark on the ambitious expansion programme to address …

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APC Kicks As Wike Pardons Three ‘Notorious Robbers’

Notorious Armed Robbers

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has faulted Governor Nyesom Wike’s decision to drop charges against three “notorious armed robbers”, who allegedly killed policemen and soldiers across the state. The Rivers APC chairman, Dr. Davies Ikanya, in a statement in Port Harcourt, the state capital yesterday, expressed displeasure with …

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NYSC: Engineering Graduates No Longer To Teach In Secondary Schools – COREN


The posting of graduates of Engineering to teach in secondary schools and other places of primary assignment where their knowledge and training would not be put into practical use during the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) year is no longer going to be allowed. The decision was the outcome of …

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Alleged N12bn Fraud: Court Orders Arrest Of Ex-Militant Leader Tompolo


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, issued a bench warrant of arrest on a Niger Delta militant, Government Oweize Ekpemupolo, a.k.a. “Tompolo”. Justice Ibrahim Buba gave the order at the resumed trial of Tompolo and others, over alleged theft and fraudulent conversion of over N12bn belonging to the …

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Refusal To Free Kanu Will Not Stop Biafra, It Will Only Quicken Its Coming, Bishop Says

Nnamdi Kanu

The General Overseer of Bethel House of God Mission, Awkunanaw, Enugu, Enugu State, Bishop Amaechi Agbo has advised the Federal Government to release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu without further delay, to avoid pushing Nigeria into an unmanageable crisis. According to the cleric who spoke …

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CJN Has No Issues With Buhari Over Breach Of Court Order


The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, says he is not at war with President Muhammadu Buhari or any agency of government for allegedly failing to comply with court orders freeing suspects of the arms scandal who were granted bail by judges. A top official of the judiciary, …

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IPOB Knocks Abia Govt. For Claiming APGA Is Behind Pro-Biafra Protests


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has expressed disappointment with the Abia State Government for attempting to drag the group into the politics of the state when it (IPOB) clearly does not have any vested interest in who becomes governor of the state after the Owerri division of the Federal …

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Lassa Fever Claims One In Abuja As Death Toll Hits 43

National Hospital, Abuja

The Lassa fever outbreak, which has been reported in over 10 states of the country on Wednesday claimed the life of a 33-year-old man in Abuja. Announcing the death of the victim on Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, called on health workers at …

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Northern Youths Urge Buhari, NASS To Urgently Confirm Magu As EFCC Chairman

Ibrahim Magu

A group of northern youths under the aegis of North East Youth Peace Development and Empowerment Initiative (NEYPDEI) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to urgently confirm the appointment of Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. The NEYPEI in a statement by its National President, …

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Kidnapped Ondo Guber Aspirant Regains Freedom

Victor Olabintan

A former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly and governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Victor Olabimtan, who was kidnapped last Sunday, has been released. Secretary of the Victor Initiative for Change & Emancipation (VOICE) Gboyega Ajayi, in a statement Wednesday night, said “I am glad …

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Alaafin Distances Oyo Traditional Rulers From $2.1bn Arms Fund Largesse


The Oyo State council of traditional rulers through the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, have denied benefitting from the $2.1 billion arms fund, which the Traditional Council of Nigeria was believed to have benefited from. The Alaafin made the denial in Oyo town yesterday. According to the revered monarch, …

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Naira Continues Falling; Now $1 To N305


The naira, yesterday, fell to a 43-year low of 305 to a dollar as the the foreign currency’s scarcity worsened following the decision of the central bank to stop the sale of foreign exchange to Bureaux de Change (BDCs). Since the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stopped weekly dollar sales …

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