Tuesday , 3 May 2016

Metro News



No matter how well planned out your budget is, some things may crop up to throw you off balance bringing about the URGENT need for extra cash. This may be to meet short-term financial requirements, sudden emergencies or unexpected expenses. Whatever the case, a quick loan may be the easiest …

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Customs Impounds N2.2m Worth Of Indian Hemp At Nigeria-Benin Border


The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 226 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian hemp, concealed in fairly used imported clothes at the Oyo axis of the border between Nigeria and Benin Republic. The illicit drug was said to have a street value of over …

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Another Shiite Group Surfaces; Condems El-Zakzaky’s Movement

Shiite Muslims

A new Shiites movement, Rasulul-A’Azam Foundation, has condemned the activities of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the clash with soldiers in Zaria last year, saying such action was unwarranted. Speaking yesterday at an interactive session in Kano, Secretary General of the Rasulul-A’Azam Foundation, Sheikh Sani Saleh, …

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Arase To Probe Alleged Police Complicity In Herdsmen Attack On Enugu Community


The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase yesterday, vowed to prosecute any officer found to have compromised in his line of duty. He said this following reports that his officers compromised during last Monday’s attack by Fulani herdsmen on a community in Enugu State. “I am not happy about what …

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Ex-Education Minister Kidnapped In Ogun


The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of a former Minister of State for Education, Iyabo Anisulowo. Mrs. Anisulowo was abducted late Wednesday in Ilaro, Yewa South local government area of Ogun State, police said. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the abduction in a …

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Attacks: IYC Says Sponsored Terrorists Are Disguising As Fulani Herdsmen


Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, yesterday described as “suspicious” and a “deliberate plot,” the recent armed attacks and killings in some communities in the South East and North Central by persons alleged to be herdsmen. “We are of the view that the attacks are being carried out by terrorists who …

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NUPENG Threatens Strike Over Remuneration Of Fuel Attendants


The lingering fuel scarcity in the country may worsen if the over 300,000 petrol attendants in the country do not get a pay rise, The Nation reports. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened to go on strike in sympathy with the petrol attendants. Citing …

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Judge Withdraws From Abba Moro’s Case Without Giving Reasons


Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday stepped down in the trial of former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, by the Federal Government. At the resumed hearing, the Judge told parties in the matter that she was returning the case file to the Chief Judge of the …

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Abia Workers Lament Over-taxation

Abia State

Abia State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has cried out against what it called “over taxation” by the Abia State Government, saying that the government’s new tax policy would further impoverish the workers. The State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe said that even allowances are being taxed. …

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NDLEA Arrests 47 Over Drug Related Offences In Ebonyi


The Ebonyi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday said it has arrested 43 males and 4 females over drug peddling and other drug related offenses within the first quarter of 2016. Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters at Ntezi in Ishielu local government area of …

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FG Halts Funding Of Funding Of Overseas Medical Trip For Officials


The Federal Government yesterday said it would no longer provide resources to any government official to travel abroad for medical attention on cases that could be handled in the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 56th Annual General Conference and delegates meeting of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in …

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Those Found Guilty Of Enugu Killings Will Not Go Unpunished – Arase


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, said all suspected Fulani herdsmen involved in the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo community of Uzo-Uwani in Enugu State on Monday, would be arrested and prosecuted. Arase gave the assurance on Wednesday in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state when he visited …

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President Buhari Urges World Bank To Facilitate Speedy Repatriation Of Abacha Loot


President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja urged the World Bank to do all within its powers to facilitate the speedy repatriation to Nigeria of stolen funds still being held by Swiss authorities.   Speaking at a meeting with the visiting Managing Director of the World Bank, Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, …

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Ending Attacks By Suspected ‘Herdsmen’ Now A National Priority – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his administration’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property in all parts of the country. The president said this in a statement signed by his spokesperson Garba Shehu following attacks by suspected “herdsmen” on communities across the country, most recently …

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NLC, TUC Propose N56,000 New Minimum Wage To FG


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Wabba said both the …

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NIS Recruitment: Judge Withdraws From Ex-Interior Minister, Abba Moro’s Trial

Abba Moro-Lawyers

The presiding judge in the corruption case brought against immediate past Minister for Interior, Abba Moro, has withdrawn from the case. Mr. Moro was arraigned with Anastasia Daniel Nwobia, a former permanent secretary in the Ministry; Femi Alayebami, a deputy director in the Ministry and Drexel Global Technical Nigeria Ltd …

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N500m Libel Suit: Judge Sends Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh To Mediation Court

Lai-Mohammed and Olisa Metuh

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday ordered that the N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, should go to mediation court. “The file should be taken to the Alternative Dispute Resolution …

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SON Impounds 10,000 Substandard, Used Tyres In Kaduna


Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has impounded more than 10,000 used and substandard tyres in Kaduna. The tyres were seized after SON raided shops in new Panteka market and along Katsina road in Kaduna metropolis on Wednesday. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), nine shops were also sealed …

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Recruitment: Beware Of Fraudsters, NDLEA Warns Job Seekers


The general public have been warned to beware of the antics of fraudsters claiming to be recruiting on behalf of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The Head, Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju, gave the warning Wednesday in Lagos. Mr. Ofoyeju said that the agency does not …

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South East APC Calls For End To Killings By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen


The South-East leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has demanded an end to the wanton killings of innocent Nigerians and destruction of villages and farmlands by suspected Fulani Herdsmen. In a statement signed by spokesman of the South East caucus of the party, Osita Okechukwu, the APC said …

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