Sunday , 19 February 2017

Metro News

Photos: Wads Of Cash Discovered In Ex-NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu’s House

A special operation conducted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 3 on a building belonging to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, in Kaduna, yielded the recovery of $9,772,800 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seven Two Thousand, …

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7 Recruits Killed, 20 Others Injured As Army Battles Boko Haram In Borno

  At least seven newly recruited soldiers were killed while 20 others injured in a battle on Thursday night when members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists ambushed convoy of the Nigerian Army in Borno State. The gunfire which started at about 7:30 pm occurred along the Maiduguri-Dikwa road as military …

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Tight Security As Acting President Osinbajo Visits Bayelsa State

Security has been beefed up in Yenagoa, as the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, visits Bayelsa on Friday in continuation of his fact-finding tour of the Niger Delta region. Armed soldiers, Policemen and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel deployed for duties were visible on the streets and …

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LET’S TREAT YOU RIGHT WITH “THE ROSABON VALENTINE’S PROMO”

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Police Arrest Fake Sergeant For Robbery In Abia

The Abia State Police Command on Thursday paraded a suspected armed robber, Samuel Okechukwu, who posed as a fake police sergeant to dispose people of their valuables. The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Leye Oyebade, said the suspect was apprehended after snatching a Datsun mini bus with number plates APR 244 …

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Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Registers As APC Member

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Friday formalised his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his Eke ward, in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. The minister was accompanied by friends, supporters and well-wishers at the event. Mr. Onyeama, who spoke after the registration, said …

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Mass Defection As Over 3,000 PDP Members Defect To APC In Nasarawa

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday received a massive defection of not more than 3,115 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The APC North Central zone vice chairman in the state, Abdullahi Baba Saleh, who expressed delight while receiving the defectors …

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Kaduna Refinery Loses N2bn Annually To Illegal Pipeline Tapping

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said its subsidiary, ‎Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), loses about N2.2 billion yearly ‎to illegal tapping on its raw water pipeline. The corporation said this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu …

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2 PDP Lawmakers Defect To APC In Jigawa

Two out of the five Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members in Jigawa State House of Assembly, JSHA, have defected to the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Speaker of the House, Idris Isa, announced during plenary on Thursday that the two members …

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Ogun Gov Commutes Death Sentences Of Two Convicts

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has commuted the death sentence on two convicts to life imprisonment and ordered the release of three other prisoners. The two convicts had been sentenced to death last December for armed robbery. The governor’s gesture was contained in a letter addressed to the Controller …

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Ondo Lawmakers Lament Alleged Threat To Lives

Some members of the Ondo State House Assembly on Wednesday called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to provide adequate security for them and their families  following  alleged threat to their lives. Mr Iroju Ogundeji,  a spokesperson for the lawmakers, told newsmen in Ibadan  that they had received  …

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Sokoto Hisbah Arrests Govt Official For Being In Possession Of Fake Dollars

A Local Government Councillor in Sokoto State was on Wednesday arrested by the State Hisbah Commission for allegedly being in possession of fake U.S. dollars. The Commander of the Commission, Dr. Adamu Bello, in an interview with reporters said the Councillor was arrested alongside some prostitutes when his men raided a house allegedly …

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Sambisa Forest To Host Army Championship 2017

The captured Sambisa Forest will host the 2017 Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC 2017), the Nigerian Army has said. Disclosing this on Wednesday, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the Nigerian Army Engineers (NAE) Corps has mobilised to site and commenced access roads clearance and construction of range and …

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Ekiti 2018: INEC Warn Aspirants Of Early Campaigns

Ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti in 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared as illegal  the current campaigns being  embarked  on  by  some   aspirants and their agents. The spokesperson of INEC in the state, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin,  told  reporters in Ado Ekiti that all those engaging  in …

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60% Of Teachers In Niger Uses Fake Certificate – Gov Bello

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State has said that 60 per cent of primary and secondary school teachers in public schools in the state used fake and invalid certificates to obtain teaching jobs. Bello made the statement when he received members of the Board of Directors of Bida Emirate Education …

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Rivers Rerun: INEC Yet To Receive Police Report Accusing Staff Of Bribery

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was yet to receive the report of the police panel that investigated activities surrounding the December 10, 2016 parliamentary re-run polls in Rivers. The panel, which was constituted by police high command, submitted its report to the Inspector-General of Police on Tuesday …

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El-Rufai Bars FRSC From Mounting Road Blocks In Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has barred personnel of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) from erecting checkpoints in Kaduna and other urban centres in the state. The directive is contained in a statement issued in Kaduna on Wednesday by Mr Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i on Media …

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Jewish Scientists Storm Anambra, Conduct DNA Test To Confirm Igbos Originate From Israel

Some scientists from Israel on Tuesday arrived Nnewi in Anambra State to conduct DNA tests on interested people of Igbo origin in order to determine the Jewish relationship with the tribe from South East Nigeria, the DAILY POST reports It was gathered that people trooped out in large numbers to …

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The Concept Group Highlights of 2016

From the unstable foreign exchange rates, to the inflation of prices of goods and services, we can all agree that 2016 was a tough year for the entire country. Most especially as a large number of organizations were adversely affected due to the increase in the cost of production which …

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Police Display N100m Allegedly Paid By Gov Wike To INEC Officials During Rivers Rerun

The panel instituted by the Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to investigate the December 2016 Rivers rerun elections has commenced probing of alleged payment of N100 million to Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) officials by Gov Nyesom Wike. The panel on Tuesday displayed as evidence during presentation the cash …

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