Friday , 26 August 2016

Metro News

Gov Umahi Suspends Commissioner


The governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has suspended the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and Rural Development in the state, Mr. Samuel Okoronkwo. The governor who didn’t give reason for suspending the commissioner, revealed this while declaring open the ITF programme in Abakaliki on Saturday. Umahi said the …

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Footage Shows How Burglars Broke Into Christ Embassy Church


Law enforcement agencies in South Africa are currently on the trail of some unidentified young men who broke into a Christ Embassy Church branch in South Africa. Footage from surveillance cameras installed in the premises shows the burglars entering the building at the early hours of the morning during which …

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Traditional Rulers Call On Avengers To End Violence


Prominent South-south leaders yesterday rose from a meeting with a plea for an end to the current spate of sabotage of oil and gas facilities by militants and threat by them to pull the Niger Delta out of the rest of Nigeria by October 1, 2016. The leaders, including frontline …

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Ex-Delta Govt. House Perm Sec, Two Others Arrested By EFCC


A former Permanent Secretary in the Delta State Government House, Asaba, Tony Obuh, has been picked up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Also picked up was Mr. Friday Aghedo, a retired civil servant, who was secretary to Obuh in Government House, and Permanent Secretary, Bureau of special …

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Osun Declares Monday Public Holiday To Mark Traditional Worshippers’ Day


The Osun State Government has declared Monday August 22 a public holiday to mark the annual Isese Day (Traditional Worshipers’ Day). The public holiday was announced in a statement signed by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Governor’s Office, Osogbo, Semiu Okanlawon, on Friday. The Isese Day is the …

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President Buhari Set To Commission Calabar Mono Rail


The multi-billion Naira Calabar Light rail project, the first in Nigeria, would soon be commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari. The 12-car monorail system, when fully operational, would use an Intamin P8 electric powered passenger shuttle train to convey passengers from Tinapa Resort, across Lake Tinapa to Calabar International Conference Centre …

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Borno State Govt Trains 1,000 IDPS On Self Defense Against s*xual Activities


The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday it had commenced the training of about 1, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on self defense against r*pe and other acts of violence. The Chairman of the agency, Mr Satomi Ahmed, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri. Ahmed …

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80 Inmates Suffers From Mental Sickness In Abia Prison – Official

kuje prison

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Abia Command, Deputy Superintendent of Prisons (DSP) Kalu Ikpe, says the Aba Federal Prison has about 80 insane persons in its asylum. Sometimes even here in Umuahia where there is no asylum, we receive them but when after sometimes we observe …

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It’s Impossible To Islamize Nigeria – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has denied speculations in some quarters that there is a grand plan to turn Nigeria into an Islamic State. He insisted that it is not possible for a multi religious …

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Photos Of Ongoing Osun Osogbo Festival


The 2016 Osun Osogbo festival promised to be thrilling and didn’t disappoints. This festival attracts thousands of Osun worshippers, spectators and tourists from all walks of life to Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

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Police Recruitment: 110,469 Shortlisted For Aptitude Tests On Monday


A total of 110,469 applicants have been shortlisted by the Police Service Commission (PSC) to sit for police recruitment aptitude tests, scheduled to start in all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) next Monday. Chairman of the Commission, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, made …

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NDLEA Sets Up Panel To Probe Pilgrims’ Arrest In S/Arabia


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has launched a probe into the arrest of three Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for alleged possession of substances suspected to be cocaine. The Chairman and Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd), who expressed disappointment at the incident, said …

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FG Shuts Down IDP Camps In Yobe, Adamawa


The federal government on Friday said it has closed down most of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Yobe and Adamawa States. The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammad Sani Sidi made the disclosure while addressing a Press Conference to mark this year’s World Humanitarian …

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Why We’re Adopting ‘Stick’ Approach To Tackle Insecurity In Benue – Ortom


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said his administration will adopt the “stick approach” to resolve the security challenges in the state. He made this known in a chat with State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa yesterday. Ortom said he decided …

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Nigeria To Float $25bn Infrastructure Development Fund, Says Udoma

Minister of Budget and National Planning-Udoma Udo Udoma

Nigeria will establish a $25 billion Infrastructure Development Fund to finance projects in the country, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma, has said. Mr. Udo-Udoma said this while receiving the Report of the three-day Pre-Summit Workshop from the Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership Summit Group on Thursday in Abuja. …

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FAAN Reads Riot Act To VIPs, Others Flouting Traffic, Security Procedures At Airports

security escort

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has frowned at a situation where personal and security aides of highly placed individuals and top government officials who use the airports, flout traffic and security procedures. The situation has deteriorated to the extent that “overzealous” aides assault other airport users and aviation …

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Police Arrest Kidnapping Gang Terrorizing Kaduna-Abuja


A notorious gang responsible for kidnap-for-ransom, has been arrested by the Police. The gang was particularly linked to kidnapping and violent crimes along Kaduna-Abuja and its environs. The kidnappers; Haruna Adamu (25), who is the gang leader, Shaibu Adamu (18) and Abubakar Saidu (30), were arrested after coordinated and painstaking …

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Police Arrest Man That Led Armed Robbery Attack On Sister

Nigeria Police

The Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 21-year-old barber, John Ige Damilola and his cohorts for allegedly robbing his elder sister and her husband in Ijoko area of the state. John however, claimed not to be part of the operation when asked to give his statement. “I was not …

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Power: FG Gets $100m Credit Facility From India


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday welcomed the $100 million credit facility from India for development of Nigeria’s power sector. Osinbajo spoke in his office at the State House in Abuja on Thursday when a delegation led by Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Nagabhushana Reddy, paid him a visit. The vice …

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Ebonyi Jail Break Attempt: Two Warders, 10 Inmates Feared Dead

Abakaliki prisons

At least two prison warders and 10 inmates are feared dead following a failed jail break attempt at the Abakaliki federal prison in Ebonyi State on Thursday. The Controller of Prisons, Ebonyi, Adaobi Oputa, who confirmed the development yesterday, said the incident occurred around 9.20 a.m. when some inmates refused …

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