Tuesday , 30 August 2016

Metro News

Siblings Murder Two People To Implicate Elder Brother


The Kwara State Police Command have paraded two brothers Saidi Amadu, Idris Amadu alongside three others for gruesomely murdering two persons for ritual purposes. The suspects were arrested in connection with the killings of Fasilat Azeez and Rohimat Kehinde last week Tuesday and dumping the bodies of the victims at …

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Hijab: Court Strikes Out Osun CAN’s Application For Stay Of Execution


An Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo, yesterday struck out the application for stay of execution order sought by the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the court judgment affirming the rights of female Muslim students to wear hijab in public schools. When the case …

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Security Vote, Immunity For President, Others Should Be Abolished – NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the abolition of security vote for the president and governors in the country. The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who made the call on Tuesday in Abuja, noted that security vote had become a conduit for siphoning public funds. “The issue of …

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Gunmen Kill Traditional Ruler, Police Orderly In Plateau


Unknown gunmen on Monday shot and killed Mr. Lawrence Agaie, the paramount ruler of Bokkos in Plateau State. Also killed were the traditional ruler’s police orderly, Insp. Sunday Wuyah, his wife and his son, Shagari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the monarch was returning to Bokkos after …

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My Vision For NPA — Hadiza Bala Usman

MONDAY (18/7/16)

The newly appointed Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, Monday pledged that the Authority under her, would provide world-class services to terminal operators. She made the pledge in her address at the formal takeover of the NPA from its former helmsman, Malam Habib Abdullahi at …

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Zenith Bank Disowns Fayose Over Ekiti Governorship Poll Funding Claim


The management of Zenith Bank has denied funding the governorship election of Ekiti State as alleged by Governor Ayodele Fayose nor indeed any other election in the country. The governor, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged illegal payments made into his accounts …

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At Last! Pastor Chris Oyakhilome set to remarry


Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Love-World Ministry has decided to give marriage another trial months after his messy divorce. Pastor Chris has been at the center of several scandalous stories of infidelity during his marriage to the mother of his two kids. According to TheCapital, it was revealed that the …

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215mw Kaduna Power Plant To Be Completed By March 2017

Babatunde Fashola

The first two units of the 215 megawatts (mw) Kaduna power plant will be ready first quarter of 2017, an official has said. A Director in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and project supervisor, Engr. Briskila Sapke, said yesterday that the Dual Fired Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO)/Gas …

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EFCC on the trail of Nigeria’s Most Wanted ATM Fraudster, Akinade Tofunmi


As you read, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday released a statement addressing the rise of identity theft in Nigeria. Photos of a suspected female fraudster on the run was also shared. Read below. The much talked about ATM fraudsters are not resting on the oars. They …

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Lagos To Procure N10bn Worth Of Equipment To Upgrade Health Facilities

akinwumi ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has, over the weekend, disclosed that his administration would in the next few weeks revamp and upgrade health facilities in the State with the injection of about N10 billion to procure critical modern medical equipment. The Governor, who spoke during the commissioning of the …

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Magu To Religious Leaders: Use Your Platforms To Preach Against Corruption

Ibrahim Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday called on religious leaders to use their platforms to preach against corruption. He said religion is a veritable means of tackling corruption and other social vices in the country. Magu made the call while receiving members of …

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Wike Rejects Police Postings To Rivers

Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has kicked against the recent posting of police officers in the country by the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris. The governor said he had informed the acting IGP of the posting of officers allegedly used by politicians to compromise the state …

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Nigerian Journalist Wins BBC World News Award


Didi Akinyelure, a business journalist with CNBC Africa in Lagos, has won the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. The journalist who joined CNBC since 2013 will move over to BBC news teams in September for a 3-month placement. The annual award, which was inaugurated in 2015 in honour of …

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FG To Lead Campaign On Patronizing Nigerian Goods

Minister of Budget and National Planning-Udoma Udo Udoma

The Federal Government has announced plans to lead a campaign on the patronage of made in Nigeria goods. Senator Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, where he explained that the plan is expected to reduce importation, provide employment and boost the …

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Ecobank, BOI Sign MoU On Financial Inclusion


The Bank of Industry (BOI) and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, have signed a memorandum of understanding on promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria. The signing took place at BOI’s headquarters in Lagos on Monday as the management of both banks said that they believe the initiative would increase the awareness of MSMEs …

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Nigeria Seeks South Africa’s Support On Security Challenges


As part of measures to tackle security issues, Nigeria is seeking the collaboration of South Africa are stepping up cooperation in establishing a Defence Complex for the production of arms and armoured vehicles locally. This was made known at a forum in Abuja, on Monday where the Permanent Secretary in …

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Arms Deal Scam: Contractor Granted Bail On Strict Terms


The Federal High Court Abuja, presided by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Monday, granted bail to the Managing Director of Almond Projects Limited, Olugbenga Obadina, who allegedly collected a sum of N2.4 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, under Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) purportedly for a fraudulent …

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Ex-Oyo NURTW Boss, Auxiliary, 4 Others Jailed 6 Years Each For Conspiracy To Murder


Former Oyo State National Union of Road Transport Workers Chairman, Alhaji Lamidi Mukaila, popularly called ‘Auxiliary’ and four other accused persons have been sentenced to six years imprisonment by an Oyo State High Court for conspiracy in the death of some individuals, including a medical student, on March 2, 2014. …

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Stop Carrying Assault Rifles, Rivers CP Warns Herdsmen


The Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr Musa Kimo, has cautioned fulani herdsmen in the state against walking about with AK47 rifles, saying it is criminal and any one caught will be treated as such. The Commissioner said this at a Town Hall meeting he convened yesterday at the Police officers …

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Help! Herdsmen Have Taken Over Our Farmlands, Abia Monarch Cries Out


The king of Abala community in Obingwa council, Abia State, Eze Paul Ekwenye, has called on Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to help save his community from Fulani herdsmen who has invaded their farm lands since five days ago terrorizing the residents. In an interview with Vanguard Newspaper, The monarch said herdsmen …

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