Friday , 27 May 2016

Metro News

Woman Sent To Bomb Popular Kano Market Rescued By Police

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What could have been a tragedy was averted when a woman, suspected to have been kidnapped in Maiduguri, Borno State, and strapped with explosives to carry out a suicide mission in Kano State, regained consciousness. The woman, who gave her name as Khadijah Ibrahim, said she was able to escape …

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BREAKING NEWS: Fayose Outlaws Cattle Grazing In Ekiti, Slams Buhari


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has announced a ban on grazing and rearing of cattle in the state, saying those interested in cattle rearing should get their own private ranch. By the announcement, Mr. Fayose became the first governor in the country to take such a drastic measure aimed …

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Illegal Detention: Court Adjourns El-Zakzaky’s N2bn Suit To June 14


Hearing in a fundamental rights application suit filed by rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) on behalf of detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has been fixed for June 14, 2016. The suit, which was filed last month at the Federal High Court in Abuja by …

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Why We Sealed Off PDP National Secretariat – Police

PDP-Headquarters sealed

The police has explained its decision to seal off the national secretariat of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday. According to a statement issued Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, the police received intelligence that “some aggrieved factional leaders and members of the …

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#KoboWise: The Clarion Call by RenMoney


RenMoney, Nigeria’s foremost consumer finance company recently launched a new video campaign titled #KoboWise. RenMoney’s KoboWise Campaign is being featured across all social media platforms RenMoney is present on – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. KoboWise is designed to encourage the general public to be smart in the area of …

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NEITI Audit Report Exposes Fresh N2.23tr Fraud In NNPC


The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) audit report of Nigeria’s oil and gas as well as solid minerals sectors for 2013, has been published. Chairman of the NEITI Board and Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, who unveiled the report of the audit on Monday in Abuja, said it …

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Bolanle Austen-Peters, Director of Wakaa the Musical flanked by Partners and sponsors of Wakaa The  Musical goes to London, at the Press conference

Wakaa! The Musical, the hit Nigerian show produced and directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters is due to transfer to the Shaw Theatre, London’s West End from July 21 – 25, 2016, making it the first Nigerian musical to make it to the British capital. It is a stage play about the …

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Oke Ako Attack: Fayose Vows Action Against Killer Herdsmen


Governor Ayodele Fayose has warned that he will not tolerate the invasion of communities in Ekiti State by armed herdsmen even as he called on security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities. The governor was reacting to last Friday’s night attack by suspected herdsmen on Oke Ako in Ikole …

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Agatu Indigenes Vow To Defend Themselves Against Fulani Herdsmen

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Indigenes of Agatu community in Benue State have had enough of the Fulani Herdsmen and are ready to defend themselves as the government seems to dawdle on stopping attacks by the herdsmen. Leader of One Idoma Initiative, Mr. Paul Edeh, who addressed reporters yesterday in Abuja at a Peace Concert …

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MEND Condemns Avengers, Calls For An End To Amnesty Programme


The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has described the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), as a tool designed to destabilise the Muhammadu Buhari administration. “After a rigorous and robust analysis, debate and review of political events in Nigeria within the past 12 months; particularly as they affect …

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Found Chibok Girls Get Scholarship Award From Osun, Canadian Schools


Kunike International School, Osogbo, Osun State, in conjunction with Delta School District, Vancouver, Canada, has awarded scholarship to the two Chibok girls who recently returned from Sambisa Forest in Borno State. In a statement yesterday, the proprietress of the school, Mrs. Olamide Adekunle, said the scholarship would cover tuition and …

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Ebonyi CAN Says No Grazing Land In Ebonyi


The Ebonyi State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), weekend, said there was no grazing land for Fulani herdsmen in the state. State Chairman of CAN, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Nshii, said this during a peaceful protest by members of the association in Abakaliki. “We, Igbo, also rear cattle …

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NLC Seeks Time Frame To End Importation Of Petroleum Products

Nigeria Labour Congress

The Joe Ajaero-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has assured that labour would engage the federal government to ensure there was a time frame for ending importation of refined petroleum products into the country. At a briefing in Lagos over the agreement reached with the government, following the …

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Armed Youths Arrested For Blowing Up Agip Pipeline


A group of armed youths from Ikienghenbiri community in Bayelsa State have been arrested for allegedly blowing up a major oil pipeline line owned by Agip with dynamites. The armed men, who attacked the pipeline in the swamp of Azuzuama-Ikienghenbiri axis of the trunk conveying the crude oil from Tebidaba …

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Wabba-led NLC Calls Off Nationwide Strike


Comrade Ayuba Wabba-led Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its ongoing nationwide strike aimed at forcing the Federal Government to reverse the N145 per litre pump price of petrol back to N86.50. The faction said it was ready to resume negotiation with the government. “Let me also inform you that …

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Buhari Cancels Lagos Trip


President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled the two-day state visit to Lagos state scheduled to start on Monday, according to the Presidency. “The truth is that the Vice-President will now represent the President in Lagos,” Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu told The Punch. The …

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Kano Governor Appeals To Lagos Counterpart Not To Relocate Mile12 Market


Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has appealed to the Lagos State government to reconsider its decision to relocate the Mile 12 market because of the economic and social repercussions of such action on the Hausa community traders in the market. “I discussed with my colleagues, the Northern governors, and …

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Police Commences Aerial Surveillance Of Enugu


The Police on Sunday began aerial surveillance of the entire state to boost security in Enugu State. “As part of measures to ensure that the entire state is safe and secure, the state command, through the Air-Wing of the Nigeria Police Force, has begun an aerial surveillance of the three …

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Why We Pulled Out Of Strike – TUC


President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, on Sunday said the union shunned the ongoing strike by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the best interest of Nigerians. Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, Kaigama said the country’s economy would have …

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Herdsmen Attack: Call Your People To Order, Fayose Tells Buhari


Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has warned that there could be reprisal attacks on Fulani herdsmen in the State if they do not stop invading communities in the state. He described the Fulani herdsmen that invaded Oke Ako in Ikole local government area of the State on Friday, killing two …

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