Monday , 27 June 2016

Metro News

Troops Strike Boko Haram Enclaves In Borno; Arrest 2 Suspects


A joint patrol team of Sector 1 of 27 Task Force Brigade and Army Headquarters Strike Group has stormed some villages in Borno State and cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves. The villages include Buhari, Matari and Kaidiri, located some kilometres to Damasak, Borno State. According to the Acting Director Army …

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Police Promotes 1,201 Officers In Jigawa


The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Jigawa, Mr. Mohammed Mustapha said 1,201 officers and men of the command had been promoted to various ranks. Mustapha disclosed this on Thursday while decorating the newly promoted officers in Dutse. According to him, 11 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) were promoted to Superintendents …

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Soldiers, Policemen Exchange Gunfire In Borno Government House


There was palpable tension in the air on Thursday at the Borno State Government House, Maiduguri, when policemen exchanged gunfire with a team of soldiers. The exchange of ‘friendly fire’ between the security agencies took place when soldiers in a truck allegedly attempted to forcefully get a share of the …

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Borno: 24,000 IDPs In Dire Health Situation In Bama – MSF


International medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Wednesday, said a catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State. An MSF medical team was able to access the town of Bama for the first time on June 21. The team …

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Benue To Outlaw Open Grazing


Benue State Government plans to ban open grazing of cattle in the state in order to curb clashes between herdsmen and farmers which have led to several deaths this year. Governor Samuel Ortom told the people of Sankera in the Benue North East senatorial district at the ongoing state-wide town …

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Reps To Investigate Treasury Single Account


The House of Representatives plans to investigate the Treasury Single Account (TSA). The lawmakers made the decision on Wednesday following a motion moved by member representing from Adamawa State, Honourable Adamu Kamala, at the floor of the lower chamber. The motion drew attention to the lack of a clear operational …

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Army Denies Coup Plot, Reaffirms Unalloyed Loyalty To Buhari

Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army has dismissed as false, claims by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) that some senior officers were plotting to overthrow the government of the day. The JNDLF, a consolidated group of militants, had in a statement yesterday alerted President Muhammadu Buhari to an alleged coup plot …

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FG, States, LGAs Shared N305bn In May

Kemi Adeosun

The revenue accruing to the federal, states and local governments for sharing in the month of May, saw an increase by N23.628 bn. The amount shared among the three tiers of government on Wednesday was N305.128bn as against the N281.500bn shared in April. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who addressed …

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Militancy: DHQ Scraps Niger Delta ‘Operation Pulo Shield’


The Nigerian Defense Headquarters has scrapped its joint military task force in the restive Niger Delta codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield” and replaced it with “Operation Delta Safe”. A statement on Wednesday from the Director, Defense Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, said the decision is in line with initiative to restructure …

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Govs Have Rendered LGAs Impotent – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has carpeted state governors in the country for rendering the local government areas “impotent” and almost “bastardised” following what he termed the massive encroachment into the affairs of the LGAs by the governors. Mr. Obasanjo pointed out that the “glaring injustice and overbearing influence of the …

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Health Workers’ Warning Strike Illegal, Says Minister

Chris Ngige

The warning strike called by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) yesterday has been described as illegal by the Federal Government. The health workers commenced a seven-day warning strike at the expiration of the 14 days ultimatum given to the Federal Government to meet its demands, which issuance of the …

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Controversial Grazing Reserves Bill Lands In Senate, Scales First Reading

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The controversial National Grazing Reserve Agency Bill pending in the House of Representatives, has landed in the Senate. The bill was introduced in the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday alongside another controversial bill – the National Ranches Commission Bill. Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso (APC/Kano Central) and others are listed as sponsors …

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Disregard Circular Sacking Resident Doctors, FG Tells Heads Of Tertiary Health Institutions


The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has asked Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary health institutions across the country to disregard a circular directing them to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors, who were on strike. Adewole, in the circular signed and issued Tuesday in …

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I’ve Not Owed Workers’ Salaries In Five Years Despite Insurgency – Gov. Shettima

Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has disclosed that workers in the state have been receiving their salaries in the last five years despite the Boko Haram insurgency and current economic realities in the country. SEE ALSO: Atiku Abubakar Commends Gov. Shettima He said the state was able to prioritize …

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N/Delta Militants Alert Buhari To Coup Plot By Top Military Officers

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A consolidated group of militants, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), has alerted President Muhammadu Buhari to alleged schemes by top military officers to overthrow him in a coup d’état. The militant group, which about two weeks ago threatened to launch six missiles targeted at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and …

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UNILORIN VC Blames CAN For Osun Hijab Crisis


The Vice chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali has blamed the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Osun state chapter, for the recent religious crisis in the state. According to him, a court h=judgement had allowed Muslim students to wear Hijab to school; CAN should have appealed the …

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Police Arrest 19 Applicants Over Use Of Fake Result


The desperation of some youths to get a job in Nigeria may land them in jail. Nineteen persons seeking enlistment into the Police Force in the ongoing nationwide recruitment have been arrested for being in possession of fake results, the Adamawa State Command said. Public Relations Officer, Mr. Othman Abubakar, …

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Akwa Ibom Govt Praises FG Over N90bn Bailout For States


Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has described the Buhari administration’s N90 billion budget support loan to states as a positive development as states struggle to pay workers salaries, with the current economic challenges arising from the fall in global oil prices. Speaking to correspondents at Government House in Uyo, …

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Kpotun Formally Takes Over As Ag. IG Of Police

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Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Idris Ibrahim Kpotun on Wednesday formally assumed office as the Acting Inspector General of Police in a ceremony held at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. AIG Kpotun was appointed Acting IGP by President Muhammadu Buhari following the retirement of Solomon Arase after attaining the mandatory …

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The Skilful 13-year-old Football Talent Known as Messi

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With his small stature and a disarming smile, thirteen-year-old Abdullahi Alabi Azeez has earned the nickname of ‘Messi’ among his peers. Azeez who was born in Lagos, as the fourth child of six children to a trader father, did not grow up to know his mother, as she died when …

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