Thursday , 29 September 2016

Metro News

NEMA Donates Relief Materials To Widows Of Slain Soldiers In Boko Haram War


The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday presented relief materials to widows of slain soldiers in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri. The Director, Search and Rescue of the agency, Air Commodore Chris Otegba, presented the materials to Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the GOC of 7 Division of the …

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NDLEA Nabs Woman, 31, With Heroin In Private Part


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested a 31-year-old single mother for concealing 430 grammes of heroin in her v**ina at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. This is contained in a statement issued by the NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, on Thursday …

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Never Again Will Boko Haram Occupy Nigerian Territory – CDS Badeh


The Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has said that “never again” would the military allow any territory of Nigeria to be occupied by terrorists. Mr. Badeh said this when a civil society group, Nigeria in Safe Hands Group, carried a solidarity rally to the …

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Appeal Court Stops Execution Of Soldiers Sentenced Over Mutiny


The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has granted stay of execution of the death sentence on two of the twelve Nigerian soldiers who were convicted last year by a Military Court Martial over their alleged complicity in acts of mutiny. The soldiers who were part of the Nigerian …

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I Am Offering Myself To Serve Because I Love Nigeria – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said he would not allow the smear campaign by the ruling party to dissuade him from his obligation of liberating the country from the bondage of misrule by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former head of state said he …

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IS Welcomes Boko Haram Pledge Of Allegiance


The Islamic State group has welcomed a pledge of allegiance made to it by Boko Haram and vowed to press with its expansion, according to an audiotape Thursday purportedly from its spokesman, the AFP is reporting. “We announce to you to the good news of the expansion of the caliphate …

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We’ll Sue Banks Over Loans Granted To Fayemi’s Administration, Says Fayose

Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the state was in the process of filing a suit against some banks he said granted loans to the administration of ex-Governor Kayode Fayode without due process. Fayose, who gave the hint while addressing monarchs in the state during a meeting on …

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Reclaiming Territories From Boko Haram Without Chibok Girls Worries BBOG Group


As the Nigerian military continues to recapture more territories from the Boko Haram sect, the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has expressed concern over the fate of the 219 Chibok school girls, who were abducted by the sect, April 14, 2014. Speaking during the normal sit-out of the group at the Unity …

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Securities Fraud: Court Sentences Man To 7-Years Jail Term


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday secured the conviction of one Chika Odinaka Ohaegbulem as a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, sentenced him to 7 years imprisonment on a 14-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and obtaining money by false pretences. A statement issued …

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Total Victory Over Boko Haram Our Ultimate Aspiration – NAF

Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force says its ultimate aspiration is the total decimation of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East of the country. Air Commodore Dayo Amao, Commander, 75 Strike Group, Air Force Headquarters gave the pledge in Yola when he spoke with newsmen on a guided tour of territories …

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Borno Govt. Pledge Assistance To Displaced Traders

Nigeria Radical Sect

The Borno Government said on Thursday that it would assist road side traders recently displaced by security agents. Alhaji Bashehu Lawan, the Commissioner for Justice in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Lawan, who is the chairman of the committee on …

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Nigerian Troops Rid Adamawa Of Boko Haram As Madagali Is Recaptured


Another major victory was recorded by Nigerian troops on Thursday as they succeeded in flushing terrorists out of Madagali, the last major town held by Boko Haram in Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria. The Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, who is on a tour of mission areas in …

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FG Insists Jonathan Spoke With King Of Morocco


There was actually a telephone conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and King Mohammed VI of Morocco, the Federal Government has said, following a diplomatic row between Nigeria and Morocco over whether there was any telephone conversation by the leaders of the two countries. According to the FG, the discussion between …

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Three Policemen, One Teenager Killed As Armed Robbers Storm Lagos Banks


Three policemen and a teenager were killed yesterday in Lekki area of Lagos State when armed robbers stormed two new generation banks in the area. The robbers, numbering five and dressed in military camouflage, were reported to have gotten to the place through the creeks. Vanguards reported that they scaled …

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Boko Haram: Friendly Fire Kills South African Mercenary In Borno

French soldiers in operation Serval in Mali

A South African mercenary was shot and killed by friendly fire during operations against Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, a military officer and a civilian vigilante said on Thursday. The vigilante, who pleaded anonymity for security reasons, told AFP that the man died on Wednesday as Nigerian Army soldiers fought …

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Jonathan Must Distance Himself From Wife’s Hate Speeches — Fashola

Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to dissociate himself from the “hate speeches” credited to his wife Patience Jonathan and others that could lead to electoral violence ahead of the elections scheduled for March 28 and April 11. Fashola made the statement, yesterday, during a courtesy …

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Elections, Falling Oil Price And The Factors That Place Nigeria At Risk

Golden Eaglets to Represent Nigeria at the 2015 African Junior Championship.

Nigeria is at a critical moment in its history as political uncertainty and low oil prices threaten its well-being, Control Risks, a global business risk consultancy states in its annual RiskMap report. The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes which includes Nigeria’s Bonny Light, stood at $52.25 dollars per …

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National Assembly Cuts 2015 Budget By N30bn


The National Assembly has cut down its budget from N150 billion ($751 million) to N120 billion ($600 million) to accommodate the shortfall in expected government revenue as oil prices continue to fall. The legislators have also settled on $53 per barrel as the official oil benchmark for the 2015 budget. …

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Boko Haram Will Not Defeat Nigerian Armed Forces, Says GOC 7 Division


Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, has said that in spite of challenges, terrorism will not defeat the Nigerian Armed Forces. Mr. Adeosun, who spoke when he received a team of newsmen on tour of communities recently recaptured from the Boko Haram insurgents …

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Boko Haram Attempt To Identify With ISIS, An Act Of Desperation, Says FG


The Federal Government on Wednesday described the latest attempt by Boko Haram to identify with the Islamic State as an act of desperation. Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, at a press briefing on the state of security in the country, in Abuja, said that the current …

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