Friday , 1 July 2016

Metro News

Lagos Signs Agreement For Construction Of The 4th Mainland Bridge

Ambode fourth

Lagos State has signed an agreement with investors to construct the fourth mainland bridge that will join three other bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. The 38km bridge and expressway will become the longest bridge and expressway anywhere when completed, according to the Governor of the state Akinwunmi Ambode. …

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Nimbo Community Attackers Arrested, Video Of Massacre Recovered From Suspects – Police


Five suspects involved in the April 25 midnight invasion of Nimbo community, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State have been arrested. The attack, which left at least 20 people dead, sparked outrage across the Southeast state and beyond. Confirming the development in a statement Wednesday, the Nigerian police said …

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Ekiti IRS Shuts Down GTB, Ecobank


The Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service has closed down two banks in the state over alleged non-remittance of tax. Officials of the Ekiti IRS on Wednesday morning evacuated staff and customers of Guaranty Trust Bank and Ecobank both located on Secretariat Road at about 8:35 A.M before locking up the …

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Despite Dwindling Revenue, Jigawa Is Not Owing Workers – Gov. Badaru

Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, has said his administration is not owing any worker salaries or retirees pension, as they are always paid as at when due. He made the assertion in Dutse, the state capital on Wednesday when he played host to members of Nigerian Chamber of …

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Appeal Court Refuses Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application


The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the decision of the Federal High Court to deny a bail application by Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu, who is also the leader of the secessionist group known as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was arrested by the Department …

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Edo Retracts Letter Announcing Appointment Of New Oba Of Benin

Adams Oshiomhole-Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa

The Edo State Government has withdrawn a letter it issued yesterday approving the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the new Oba of Benin. The government said it issued the letter in error as the rites of passage of His Royal Majesty, Oba of …

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NAF Partners NASRDA On Guided Missiles Weapon Systems


In a bid to improve its aerial capabilities, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stepped up efforts to get its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) also known as drones, fitted with guided missiles weapon systems. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made this known in Abuja on Tuesday …

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I Never Promised To Fix Nigeria’s Power Problems In Six Months – Fashola


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Tuesday denied a comment attributed to him while he was Governor of Lagos State that he could fix Nigeria’s decades of poor electricity supply within six months, if given the chance. Speaking during a network programme of the Nigerian …

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Total Expresses Worry Over Attacks On Facilities


Total E&P Nigeria Limited, has expressed worries over attacks on its facilities in Rivers State. The company complained that its facilities were being vandalized daily by unidentified persons. Total disclosed this, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, during a stakeholders’ meeting with offshore communities in the state, adding that the company’s facilities …

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ARG Condemns Ekiti Attack, Seeks FG’s Intervention


The Ekiti State chapter of the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has condemned in strong terms the invasion and killing of two indigenes of Oke Ako in Ikole Local Government Area of the state by suspected herdsmen. The herdsmen attacked the community last Friday night with condemnation trailing the unprovoked attack. …

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FG Weeds Out 65,000 ‘Ghost Workers’ From Payroll, Saves Over N185bn From IPPIS

Director-General-Bureau of Public Service Reforms-Joe Abah

The Federal Government has saved over N185 billion since the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah stated this yesterday while presenting the “Status Report of Reforms” at a five-day Specialised Reforms/SERVICOM Training Programme in Abuja. Mr. …

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CBN Adopts Flexible Exchange Rate Amidst Impending Recession


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is to adopt a flexible exchange rate policy as Nigeria’s economic growth continues to decline and the country heads for recession. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) made this known yesterday, claiming it is aimed at restoring the automatic adjustments properties of the exchange rate. …

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EFCC Declares Sen. Omisore Wanted


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, declared a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted, in connection with alleged N700 million paid to a company in which he has interest by the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA). A statement by the Head of Media …

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INEC To Mandate Use Of Technology For Voting In Subsequent Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to halt manual voting in the 2019 general elections. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this during a meeting with executives of the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECs), who visited him at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. “We can no …

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FG Meets Wabba-led NLC Today


The Federal Government will today resume negotiation with the Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), following Sunday’s suspension of its nationwide industrial action to force government to reverse the pump price of petrol to N86.50 from the current price of N145 per litre. “The negotiation between the …

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Bayelsa Workers Call Off Strike, Agree To Receive Half Salary


The organised labour in Bayelsa State, has suspended its three days old strike over unpaid salaries and pension arrears. The decision to suspend the strike was reached after a meeting involving representatives of the state government and leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), a …

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Emir of Kano Sanusi II Wants Marriage Age Pegged In Nigeria

Emir of Kano-Muhammadu Sanusi II

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II is totally against child marriage. He voiced his opposition on Tuesday, saying it’s time to peg marriage age in Nigeria. Sanusi, who was addressing a conference of Northern Muslims Religious Leaders Forum on Primary Health care in Kano, explained that the reproductive …

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Eni Declares Force Majeure After Pipeline Attack


A subsidiary of Italian oil producer Eni has declared a force majeure following an attack on a key gas pipeline in southern Nigeria. The measure at the Brass Rivers terminal took effect Sunday after the Ogbaimbiri–Tebidaba pipeline was attacked by suspected militants. “I can confirm the force majeure on Brass,” …

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Kaduna Declares A State Of Emergency Over ‘Tomato Ebola’


Kaduna state on Tuesday declared a state of emergency after moths destroyed swathes of tomato fields, which has threatened supplies and driven prices up. Nigerian farmers describe the outbreak as ‘tomato Ebola’ after the deadly disease that devastated West Africa in 2014. “We have declared a state of emergency over …

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JOHESU Threatens Strike; Gives FG Till May 31 To Meet Demands


Medical and Health workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Health care Professionals, AHPA, have issued a 7–day ultimatum to embark on a nationwide industrial warning strike should the Federal government fail to meet their demands by midnight of Tuesday 31st May, …

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