Saturday , 2 July 2016

Metro News

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

centenary city

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Dubai Properties: Defence Minister Exonerates Buratai Of Corruption Allegations

Chief of Army Staff-Tukur Buratai

The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd) has exonerated the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai of corruption allegations against him. Buratai was accused by an online medium of owning choice properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The medium said the Army chief and his two …

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Kaduna Sues For Calm Over Gunmen Attack


The spate of attacks by unknown gunmen in some parts of the country spread to Kaduna State on Monday evening as some marauders stormed Gurguzu village, Igabi local government area of the state, killing four persons and leaving six others with injuries. The incident happened at about 6:00pm on Monday, …

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As part of efforts to recruit more sales consultants and give the existing ones an opportunity to share their experience, Nigeria’s leading indigenous technology solutions company, Concept Nova, held its second brokers forum this year on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Catholic Church of Ascension in Ikeja, Lagos. The …

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Mob Ties Cable Thieves To Transformer


An angry mob tied two cable thieves to the fence of a transformer in a village at the Gwagwalada area council. The dramtatic incident occurred on Wednesday night after the two men were caught stealing cables from a tranformer which had just been installed on the outskirts of the village. …

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FG Test Runs ‘Abuja to Kaduna’ Cabin Trains


The Federal Government is test running its soon to be commissioned trains which will run from Kaduna to Abuja. In case you missed it, the trains will be free of charge to users during the first two weeks of its operations.    

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I Warned Kuje Prison Officials Of Security Lapses – Dambazau

Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) has admitted knowing about security lapses at the Kuje Medium Prison in Abuja, which recently experienced a jail break by two inmates. He made the disclosure in a chat with reporters shortly after carrying an on-the-spot assessment of the facility on Monday. …

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