Wednesday , 27 July 2016

Metro News

Yakowa’s Family Thanks El-Rufai For Renaming Kafanchan General Hospital After Late Gov


The family of late Governor of Kaduna State, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, has expressed appreciation to Governor Nasir El-Rufai for immortalizing their late father. In a letter signed by the late governor’s widow, Dame Amina Yakowa, and addressed to El-Rufai, the family specifically the governor for renaming the General Hospital, …

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MTN Fine: Senate Summons AGF, Communications Minister, CBN Governor

Saraki and Ekweremadu

The Senate has slammed the executive arm of the government over the manner in which MTN’s N1.04 trillion fine was reduced to N330 billion. SEE ALSO: NCC, MTN Agree On Fine Reduction Describing the reduction as short-changing the country, the upper chamber of the National Assembly, therefore, summoned the Attorney …

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Ortom Denies Diverting N4.3bn; Says Withdrawals Meant For Internal Security

Benue State-Governor-Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has denied the allegation of fraudulently diverting N4.29 billion state funds through proxies and associates. Responding to the allegation through his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Mr Tahav Agerzua, Ortom said that the report published in some national dailies and social media, is the …

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IDPs From Gwoza Reluctant To Return Home


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camping in Abuja have appealed to the government to put measures in place to enable them return to their homes in Gwoza, Borno State. Making the plea on Sunday, Secretary of the camp, Mr Enoch Yohana, who refuted claims that they have refused to return to …

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Don’t just tell a story, tell a picture story. Day One #C9JA


“No, you don’t need your DSLR camera, use this (the CAMON C9 smart phone) it’s a lot more pocket friendly and even better than that your camera” so said my colleague as he helped me out with my travel list.   Everyone is in high spirit, the journey is about …

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You Can’t Ambush Our Struggle- Avengers Tell Oshiomhole

Militants (1)

The militant group Niger Delta Avengers on Sunday warned some prominent Nigerians, including a former militant leader, who it described as criminals, to stay off its activities. The group, in a statement by its spokesman, Brigadier General Mudoch Agbinibo, posted on its website, said these same set of Nigerians were …

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Election: We’re Not Divided – CAN


Christians across the country, yesterday debunked rumours making the rounds that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is divided over the just concluded election for a new president of the body. The election held last week with Rev. Samson Supo Ayokunle of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, NBC, emerging as the …

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Reckless Driver Nearly Killed Four RRS Operatives In Lagos

RRS accident

Four operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RSS, in Lagos State in the early hours of Sunday sustained serious injuries while on duty when an over-speeding vehicle belonging to a hired car operator, rammed into security operatives’ vehicle near Ogudu Bus Stop. The RRS operatives were on duty point patrolling …

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Stop Waiting For ‘White’ Collar Jobs, Start Recharge Card Business, NYSC DG Urges Corps Members


The Director General of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Sulyman Kazaure, has urged corps members to stop waiting for ‘white’ collar jobs after the service year, urging them to engage in legitimate businesses for survival. Instead of waiting endlessly for jobs that would not come, Kazaure advised unemployed graduates …

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Shell Spent N39bn On Social Investments In Nigeria In 2015 – Okunbor

Royal Dutch Shell Company

Shell Group of Companies in Nigeria spent no less than $195.5 million (N39 billion) on social investments in the country in 2015, the Managing Director Mr Osagie Okunbor said on Sunday in an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos. According to him, $145.1 million of this amount was paid to …

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Plateau Considers Ranching Option


The Plateau State Government has indicated its readiness to dialogue with its people on the proposed introduction of the ranch policy in the state. A set of youths under the aegis of Plateau Peace Vanguard took to the streets to express their support for the ranching policy in the state …

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Shiites Call For Unconditional Release Of Zakzaky

Ibrahim el-Zakzaky

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have asked that their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky be released unconditionally from detention without further delay. Sheik Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat have been in DSS detention since December 12, 2015, following his arrest af­ter his members clashed with soldiers in Zaria, …

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All Ongoing Projects Will Be Completed In 3 Years – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola

All ongoing projects wil be completed within three years, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has promised. “The Federal Government of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari have expressed very clear commitment to finish the ongoing and abandoned projects,” Fashola said on Saturday evening after inspecting work at …

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Royal Family Shuts Elegushi Beach Over Death Of UNILAG Students

Elegushi beach

The Elegushi Royal Family in Lagos State has shut down the Elegushi private beach in honour of two Post-graduate Students of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, who drowned about two weeks ago. The victims – Adesola Ogunmefun and Funmilayo Odusina – were reportedly swept away by strong torrents while swimming …

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Unlawful Removal: Ex-NSE Boss, Okereke-Onyuike Again Floors SEC At Appeal Court

Ndidi Okereke-Onyuike

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) challenging a lower court’s ruling, which nullified the removal of Ndidi Okereke-Onyiuke as Director-General of the Nigeria Stock Exchange. Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, had in …

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Gov. Shettima Orders Security Agencies To Go After Officials Diverting Relief Items At IDPs Camps

Kashim Shettima

Amid allegations of diversion of relief materials donated to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, security agencies have placed some Borno State Government officials entrusted with the distribution of the relief materials under watch. International donor agencies, government agencies, philanthropic individuals and corporate organizations among others have donated cash, food and …

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EFCC Sets Up Task Force On 2013 NEITI Report, Vows To Go After Those Indicted


A Joint Task Force to implement the 2013 Audit Report recently released by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has been established by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is contained in a statement issued at the weekend in Abuja by the NEITI’s director of communication, Orji …

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Science And Technology Important For Nation Building – Minister


The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has said that science and technology were very essential to the development of the country. Speaking during a visit to the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), in Lagos, Onu said science and technology could aid government’s diversification programme and …

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49,000 Children Orphaned In Borno By Boko Haram – Osinbajo


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said the government is focused on rebuilding the North East, a region that has suffered devastation by terrorist group Boko Haram. He urged Japanese support alongside other local and international contributions in the effort. According to him, insurgency in the region has given rise to 49,000 …

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JTF Arrests Fishermen For Pipeline Vandalism In Delta

JTF-Operation-Pulo-Shield-01-360x225 on sea

The Joint Task Force (JTF), code name: ‘Operation Pulo Shield’ has arrested three suspects, including two teenagers and an elderly man in Sumoge community in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta, while fishing close to the Chevron oil flow station, “Okan platform”. They were alleged to be oil pipeline …

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