Tuesday , 30 August 2016

Metro News

Community Cut Off From Others Due To Heavy Rainfall In Abuja


The continuous rainfall in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja that started on Friday till Saturday morning has cut off Kuchiyakwo community from other neighbouring communities in the area. The heavy rainfall has flooded some houses and washed away the road linking Kuchiyakwo Ecwa Church and its extension in the community. …

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Cross River Proposes Bill To Legalize Street Hawking


While some states are putting a stop to street hawking, Gov Ben Ayade-led administration of Cross-River is putting a law in place to legalize the activities of trading in the streets. The state government is proposing a bill seeking to protect the rights of street hawkers, for them to carry …

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Flood Destroys Over 300 Houses, Displaces More Than 10,000 People In Kaduna


About 300 houses have been submerged in flood as a result of a heavy downpour in some parts of Kaduna State. Following the Incident, more than 10, 000 people have been forced out of their homes. The incident which started on Friday morning, after long hours of heavy downpour, lasted …

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Buhari Working Very Hard For Nigerians’ Good – CAN


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday urged Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Vice President of CAN, Elder Joseph Otubu, made the call at the Mass Choir Fiesta of the Motailatu Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide (MCCSW), at the International Headquarters Ajah, Lagos. The fiesta …

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Troops Kill 5 N/Delta Militants, Arrest 23 In Military Operation


The Nigerian Army on Saturday said five suspected militants were killed when they attacked troops in operation “Crocodile Smile”, while numerous others were injured and 23 suspects arrested. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who disclosed this in a statement, also said the 133 Special Forces Battalion …

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FG Will Ensure Full Rehabilitation Of Boko Haram victims – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya, assured that Nigeria would diligently ensure full rehabilitation of victims of Boko Haram and proffer lasting solutions to threats of terrorism. A statement issued by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Mr. Buhari was speaking at …

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Adamawa At 25: Tough Times Have Brought Out The Best In Us, Says Atiku


A former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has renewed his commitment to the development of his home state of Adamawa, especially in the aftermath of Boko Haram insurgency. In a statement issued by his media office to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the creation …

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Submit Your Work Plan For Completion Of Abandoned Projects, Buhari Tells Contractors


President Muhammadu Buhari has requested contractors in the power sector to submit their work plan for the completion of abandoned projects across the country. This was disclosed by the Deputy Director of Press, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Timothy Oyedeji, on Friday. Mr. Oyedeji, who was reacting to insinuations …

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Buhari Congratulates Newly Inaugurated NBA Executive

Abubakar Mahmoud

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulations to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on the inauguration of its new executive committee led by Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) at the 2016 Annual General Conference held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and …

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Corruption: EFCC Should Be Limited To Investigation – Mahmud


The new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Abubakar Mahmud, has advocated reform of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mahmud, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who made the call in his inaugural speech in Port Harcourt, said that the reform should limit its role to …

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NDLEA Nabs 51-Year Old Trader With Heroin At Lagos Airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a 51-year-old trader with 180 grammes of heroin at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The suspect was nabbed during inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopia Airlines flight from Entebbe, Uganda. Four parcels of the brownish powdery substance that …

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Enugu Killings: Call Your Fulani Kinsmen To Order, Ohanaeze Tells Buhari


The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned in strong terms, the attack on residents of Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State by marauders suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The attackers, numbering about 50, were reported to have killed a Catholic …

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Angry Residents Attack Governor Bello With Stones In Lokoja


Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello was embarrassed in Lokoja, when angry residents pelted him with pebbles and rotten tomatoes as he stepped out from Lokoja Central Mosque  in the state capital where he observed  the Jumat prayer. It was reported that the situation nearly descended into chaos if not for timely …

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Kebbi Govt. Secures 247,400 Doses Of Vaccine To Tackle Polio


The Kebbi State Government, said on Friday it has secured 247,400 doses of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), as part of efforts to rid the state of Polio. According to the Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Uma Kambaza, the vaccines are being distributed to 669 service points in the 225 wards of …

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Write Your Will, Settle All Debts, Before Traveling For Hajj, Cleric Urges Intending Pilgrims


An Abuja-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, has advised intending pilgrims to settle their debts and leave their wills behind before travelling to Saudi Arabia. Al-yolawi, who is the Chief Imam of Area 10 Mosque made the call while delivering Jumma’at sermon title: “Essential tips for Hajj Preparations” on Friday …

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Police Rescues Pregnant Women From Baby Factory In Abia

Abia baby factory

Five pregnant girls were rescued and a 54-year-old man, Nkem Nwokocha, was arrested when the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Abia State Police Command stormed a suspected baby factory in Ogbor Hill, Aba.   The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, while parading the suspect said they were tipped off by the residents …

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Egbe Dam Tragedy Victims Not World Bank Officials – Ekiti Govt

drowned officials

The Ekiti State Government has said that the four persons who drowned during the week at Egbe Dam in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state, were not World Bank officials.‎ Some reports had said the victims were World Bank officials while others said they were officials of the Kaduna …

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Photos: Osun @ 25 Celebration

Osun 1

The 25th anniversary  celebration of the creation of Osun State have witnessed colourful displays of calisthenics at the Osogbo township stadium, Osogbo. Check out more pictures:    

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How FG Can Unbundle Potentials Of States For Economic Growth By Ambode

Ambode-Progressive Governance Lecture Series

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said the Federal Government has a critical role to play in addressing the fundamental structural challenges undermining sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the states of the federation. He canvassed this position at the 4th Progressive Governance Lecture Series organized by Governors of …

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Jigawa Declares Public Holiday To Mark 25th Anniversary

Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State

The Jigawa State Government has declared today (Friday) a work free day to enable the people of the state join in celebrations of the 25th anniversary of creation of the state. This was contained in a statement issued, yesterday by the spokesperson of the office of the State Head of …

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