Friday , 24 March 2017

Metro News

Katsina Gov Signs 2017 Budget Into Law

Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari on Wednesday signed the state’s 2017 budget of N140.1 billion into law. The Governor during the signing told reporters that education, health, water supply, security and agriculture would receive the lion share in the budget. He praised the State House of Assembly for operating within …

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Borno Women Reacts To Emir Sanusi’s Proposal To Regulate Marrying More Than One Wife

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the move by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, to ensure that men who cannot cater for their family do not marry more than one wife. The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, group on Wednesday released a statement supporting the move called by the monarch …

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MURIC Backs Emir Sanusi On Regulating Marriage To Second Wife

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, group has backed the statement credited to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, calling for a law to regulate marriage to second wives. According to reports, the Emir on Monday claimed that the State Government was preparing a law to make it mandatory for men …

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Lagos To Employ More Yoruba Teachers – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode on Tuesday announced his administration’s plan to recruit more Yoruba teachers into all public schools in the state, to promote the language. Mr. Ambode, represented by Anike Adekanye, the state Tutor-General, made this known at the celebration of International Mother Language Day, organised by the …

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Fleeing Boko Haram Members Relocating To Kogi – Gov Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Tuesday said that following the technical defeat of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, its fleeing members had found a haven in his state. Bello made the disclosure in Abuja while speaking at the seventh edition of the National Security Seminar entitled: “Consolidating …

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Construction Of Fourth Mainland Bridge To Commence This Year – Commissioner

The Lagos State Government has said that the construction of Fourth Mainland Bridge would still begin this year. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. The commissioner, however, did not …

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Father on Nine Arraigned For Dumping Child’s Corpse Inside Canal In Lagos

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday arraigned a father of nine, Adekunle Adewusi, for allegedly disposing his child’s remains inside a canal. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the 49-year-old father of No. 25, Folorunaho Kuku Str, Opebi, Ikeja, committed the offence on Feb. 7, at about …

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Again Gunmen Invade Southern Kaduna, kills 14

Gunmen on Monday killed 14 persons and injured many others, in an attack on Ashim village in the Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area of southern Kaduna State. Mr Alexander Iya, Chairman of the local government’s interim management committee, who briefed newsmen on the incident, said that the gunmen …

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Gov Tanko Al-Makura Swears In 9 Commissioners

Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa on Monday in Lafia, sworn in nine commissioners into the state executive council. The governor called on the commissioners to be transparent and accountable in the discharge of their duties. “You are advised to abide by the oath of office, to be transparent, prudent, probity …

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Rent-To-Own: Lagos Delivers 100 Housing Units To Beneficiaries

  The Lagos State Government on Monday handed over keys of 100 housing units to successful beneficiaries in its “Rent-To-Own” Housing Scheme. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the beneficiaries took possession of their units located at Epe, Ikorodu, Agbowa and Ojokoro at an event held …

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Akwa Ibom Microfinance Bank Sacks 40 Employees

  The Akwa Savings and Loans Limited, owned by the Akwa Ibom government, said it has disengaged about 40 employees. The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ebong Bassey, disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Uyo on Monday. “We have disengaged 40 of our staff and …

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FCMB Group Announces Leadership Changes.

FCMB Group Plc has announced the re-organisation of its leadership at the Group level, as well as its flagship company First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB Limited). Effective March 20th, 2017, Ladi Balogun, having served as Group Managing Director of the commercial banking arm, FCMB Limited for 10 years, will …

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Gov Tambuwal Disburses N2.2bn To Offset Gratuities Of LG Workers

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has released the sum of N1.2 billion for payment of accumulated gratuities from 2010 to retired staff of local government councils in the state. Mannir Dan’Iya, the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Monday. According to …

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Enugu State Internal Revenue Board Seals Off 8 Banks

The Enugu State Internal Revenue Board on Monday sealed off eight banks in the state capital for failing to pay around N1b in taxes to the government. According to a report by Channels TV, the eight banks affected in the exercise which started as early as 5:30 a.m include: Access Bank PLC, Stanbic IBTC …

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Court Remands 54-Year-Old Cleric For Hacking Mother To Death In Lagos

A self-acclaimed cleric that goes by the name Oluwaseyi Okikioluwa, 54, was on Monday remanded by an Ebute Meta Chief  Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly hacking his mother, Mrs Ayoola Dorcas, to death. The accused, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder. His plea was  not taken by …

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Court Orders Arrest Of Osun Monarch

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday issued a bench warrant against the Olokini of Okini, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and his Secretary, Suleiman Rasaki, for alleged contempt. The two accused are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, forcibly entry, threat to life and assault. The Magistrate, Olusola Aluko, ordered the …

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FCT Police Command Gets New Commissioner

Musa Kimo, has resumed as the new Commissioner of Police at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command taking over from Mohammad Mustafa. The FCT Command spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. According to the PRO, Mr. Kimo, who was the immediate past Commissioner of …

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Police Arrest Man For Setting Family House On Fire Killing 8 Months-Old Baby, 4 Others In Oyo

The Oyo State Police Command have arrested a man for allegedly setting his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep killing five members of the family, including an eight month old baby. The incident happened in Budo Alaka village in Kisi area of Oyo State around 2.35 a.m on …

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Borno FA Appeals To State Govt Not To Convert Abandoned Stadium To Market

  The Borno Football Association, on Sunday appealed to the state government to rescind its decision to convert the abandoned multipurpose stadium project along Kano road in Maiduguri, to a market. The Acting Commissioner of Environment, Kakashehu Lawan, had recently announced the immediate conversion of the stadium to a market. …

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I Will Win Again In 2019, Gov Ortom Boasts

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue said on Sunday that he was “very optimistic” of securing a second tenure as governor, in 2019. Mr. Ortom spoke in Agbeede, Konshisha Local Government of the state, at a thanksgiving mass in honour of his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase. He said that he …

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