Tuesday , 27 September 2016

Metro News

I’m The Only Governor In Nigeria Generating Over 150mw Of Electricity – Emmanuel


Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday disclosed that the Ibom Independent Power Plant (IPP) is generating more than 150 megawatts of electricity in the country. He made the disclosure at a media interaction to mark the 29th anniversary of the creation of the state. According to Mr. …

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Kano Govt Warns Civil Servants Against Protesting Delay In Salaries

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

The Kano State Government has warned its civil servants, who were yet to collect their salaries due to some reasons, not to stage protest. This is contained in a statement signed by Mustapha Fagge, Public Relations Officer, Office of the Head of Service, and issued to newsmen on Wednesday in …

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N160m Contracts: Court To Rule On Ex-Gov. Ngilari’s Bail Application Today


A former Adamawa State Governor, James Ngilari, has been arraigned before a State High Court sitting in Yola by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over N160 million contracts. The former governor as well as two of his subordinates, Ibrahim Welye, former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Barrister …

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Media Reports That I Slumped At IDP Camp “Shocking”, Says Minister

Aisha Alhassan-Taraba-APC

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has denied widely circulated reports that she slumped during her two day visit to the Internal Displaced Persons’ camp in Fufore LGA of Adamawa State. According to reports, the minister, who was acting on President Muhammadu Buhari’s instructions …

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Lawyer Murdered By Unknown Gunmen In Abia


A legal practitioner simply identified as Blessing Nwalaocha has been killed by unknown gunmen at Alaoji, along Aba-Ikot Ekpene highway, Obingwa council area of Abia State. According to an eyewitness, the hoodlums waylaid Nwalaocha, who until his death worked with the Abia State Ministry of Justice a few kilometers to his …

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Watch Aisha Buhari Dancing to K1’s Fuji Music at a Presidential Event


President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari has been filmed dancing beautifully to Fuji music as K1 DeUltimate sang her praise during a recent event. Although, the event happened some months back, the video shows the other side of the First Lady Nigerians were not used to seeing. Watch video below:

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Meet the Pilot Who Flies President Muhammadu Buhari’s Official Plane (Photos)


For those who say Muhammadu Buhari is a tribalistic president, here’s another reason to have a rethink as we recently stumbled on Captain Chinyelu Chizoba Ndibuisi. For those who don’t know him, Captain Ndibuisi is President Muhammadu Buhari’s official pilot who flies the Nigerian Air Force 001. The decorated aviator, …

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Economic Recession: Nigerians Now Eat Leaves, Lizards, Cats and Frogs to Survive Recession


  Some families in Kaduna state have been forced to eat leaves so as to survive because the rising cost of food stuff brought about by the current eco­nomic recession, could not allow them have the finan­cial resources to visit the markets. A youth leader, Malam Hassan Ahmed Rufa’i said …

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Two Abducted As Herdsmen Attack Another Enugu Community


Aku Community in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, has been attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The attack came about a week after the herdsmen threatened to avenge the alleged theft of 300 of their cows and slaughtering of about ten others by unknown persons in the community. The …

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Unethical Practice Of Oil Multinationals Responsible For Attacks – New Militant Group


The Iduwini Volunteers Force (IWF) yesterday linked persistent attacks on oil pipelines and emergence of new militant groups in the Niger Delta region to the unethical and insincere activities of multinational oil companies and their local counterparts operating in the region. The IWF, which operates from one of the richest oil …

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Principals Of Unity Colleges Collecting Unauthorized Fees Risk Sack – FG

Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has threatened to sack Principals of Unity Colleges across the country who fail to adhere to the Federal Government’s directive on the collection of fees. In a statement by the Ministry’s spokesman, Ben Goong, the minister directed that all authorized cost items, including …

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Troops Capture Mallam Fatori After Fierce Battle – Army

Nigeria-Cameroon troops

The Nigeria Army says as part of Operation Gama Aiki, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force have captured Mallam Fatori – a border town far north of Borno State. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday, said the town …

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Bayelsa Guber Polls Appeal Court Verdict: Call Your Minister To Order, Group Tells Buhari


A civil society organization, Niger Delta Peace Network (NDPN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ‎call the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, to order. The group hinged its call on the minister’s alleged secret funding of a violent group ahead of the verdict of the Appeal Court …

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“We’re Doing What We’re Preaching”, FG Replies Critics Of “Change Begins With Me” Campaign

PRESIDENT BUHARI LAUNCH 'CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME' 1A&. L-R; President Buhari presenting the handover of the "CHANGE" to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during the launch of the National Re-Orientation Campaign "Change Begins with Me" at the State House Conference Centre (SHCC) in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE.. SEPT 8 2016

The Federal Government says the implementation of the national reorientation campaign “Change Begins with Me’’ started from the leadership, contrary to the position of some critics. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja when he received a delegation of National Council of …

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“Stop Getting Tattoos”, Task Force Advises Plateau Youths


Youths have been advised to shun the temptation of having tattoos on their bodies as it will disqualify them from recruitment into any of the security agencies in the country. The advice was given by commander of Operation Safe Haven, a special security outfit operating in Plateau and parts of …

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Three Tiers Of Govt Share N510.2bn In August


The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday in Abuja, said N510.2 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue realised in August. She made the disclosure while addressing a news conference on the outcome of the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC. The amount is higher …

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Police Arrest Domestic Staff For Stealing N91m From Ex-First Lady, Turai Yaradua


A domestic staff to former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, has been arrested by the Police in Katsina State for allegedly stealing N91million from her. The domestic staff, whose identity was revealed as Yusuf Sarkin Gida, had been serving the Yar’Adua family for over 40 years, the police said. The …

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Police Arrest Man With Human Parts In Abia


The Abia State Police Command have arrested a 28-year-old man, who claimed to be a native doctor, for allegedly being in possession of some human parts. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Leye Oyebade, told newsmen in Umuahia on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested for “unlawful possession” …

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Herdsmen, Hawkers, Motorcyclists Banned In Abuja

Fulani herdsmen

The Administration of the capital of Nigeria, Abuja, has restated the banning of begging, street hawking, cattle grazing and commercial motorcycle (Okada) in the city. The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, said this after an emergency FCT Security Committee meeting held in Abuja on Monday. According to him, the FCT Administration …

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Lagos Set To Shut 10,000 Schools


The Lagos State Government has said it will shut down over 10,000 schools operating illegally in the state beginning from the next academic session. Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, said operators failed to register their schools after the registration procedure was simplified by the ministry of education. Adebule said this …

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