Saturday , 23 September 2017

Metro News

Abuse Of Power: No Court In Nigeria Can Sack AIG Mbu, Judge Rules

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed a suit seeking to fire Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mbu, over his alleged abuse of power. In his ruling, Mr. Buba said no court in Nigeria could declare the office of a police officer of …

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Implement ‘Stomach Infrastructure’ At Grassroots, Fayose Tells New Caretaker Chairmen

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Tuesday swore in new caretaker chairmen in the 16 council areas in the state, with a call on them to replicate his ‘Stomach infrastructure’ programme at the grass roots. The state House of Assembly had last Friday approved Fayose’s request to dissolve the …

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Boko Haram: Minimah, Amosu Visit Maiduguri As Military Relocates Command And Control Centre

In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, top officials of the Nigerian Army and Air Force on Tuesday visited Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to personally assess and supervise the relocation of the Military Command and Control Centre. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah and the Chief of Air …

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El-Rufai Cuts Number Of Ministries To 13, Places Limit On Aides For Commissioners

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 as part of measures to cut down the cost of governance in the state. According to a statement by his media aide, Samuel Aruwan on Tuesday, Gov. El-Rufai would also place …

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Expose Corruption, Perform Oversight Functions Effectively, Niger Gov Charges State Lawmakers

Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday charged members of the newly inaugurated 8th House of Assembly to concentrate on exposing corruption in the state. Speaking on the floor of the Assembly in Minna, the state capital, the governor said it was the responsibility of the legislators to …

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Despite Inability To Pay Workers’ Salaries, My Administration Has Performed Creditably Well, Says Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, said on Tuesday that his administration had performed creditably well despite its inability to pay workers in the state salaries for the past seven months. According to a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon in Osogbo on Tuesday, the governor gave …

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NEITI Tasks Buhari With Recovering N4trn Fraudulent Taken By Oil Companies

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), yesterday, indicted oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria of defrauding the country to the tune of $19.1 billion, about N3.82 trillion, over the last couple of months. It has therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the recovery of the money from …

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Kwara Monarchs Jubilant Over Saraki’s Emergence As Senate President

Some traditional rulers in Kwara State have described the election of Bukola Saraki as president of the Senate as “unprecedented in the political history of Kwara”. The traditional rulers made the assertion in separate interviews at their palaces in Omu-Aran, Iloffa and Egosi in Kwara on Tuesday. The Olomu of …

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Kano Child Bride Charged With Murder For Killing Husband Regains Freedom

A Nigerian court on Tuesday formally struck out the case against 15-year-old Wasila Tasi’u who was accused of killing her 35-year-old husband with rat poison. The State had last month dropped the murder charges against her. She was charged with culpable homicide and faced a possible death sentence if convicted …

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Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village, Kill 15, Burn Down 500 Homes

Fifteen people were killed when Boko Haram attacked a remote village in Borno State, opening fire and burning homes, residents told Agence France Presse (AFP) yesterday. The attack happened at about 13:00 GMT on Monday in Huyum, in the Askira-Uba district of Borno State, which residents said has been hit …

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Maiduguri Airport To Reopen For Commercial Operations Friday – Borno Dep Gov

Close to two years since it was shut down as a result of persistent Boko Haram attacks, the Maiduguri International Airport is set to come alive again following the Federal Government’s approval for its re-opening. Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, who made this known on Tuesday, said …

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Two Masterminds Of Gombe Transport Bombing Arrested – DHQ

Two masterminds of the Gombe Line Transport Services bombing in October 2014 have been arrested after engaging troops in a shoot-out on Sunday in Gombe State. The suspected high profile terrorists were arrested following surveillance and intelligence operations that tracked them to a check point at Bajoga in the state, …

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Over 40 RWIN Lucky Winners And Counting! You Could Be The Next Person To Win N250,000!

One lucky winner will be dancing all the way home with a whooping N250,000.00 as is the custom at the end of every Rosabon Win-Big Monthly (RWIN) draw. You wish that lucky person could be you don’t you? I bet you are thinking about all the amazing stuff you could …

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HP’s Innovation – Experiencing Technology’s Truest Art form

The continuous improvement in technology, particularly Information Technology, over the decades has meant that a number of professionals embrace technology not just as an innovation but as part of their socio-economic activities. Businesses around the world have been helped by advanced technology which in the overall has reduced cost of …

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No State Can Compete With Lagos In Terms Of IGR – Ex-Gov. Shema

The immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Barr. Ibrahim Shema, has hailed the taxation system of Lagos State just as he pointed out that no state in the country could match Lagos in terms of revenue and capital projects. The former governor stated this during a programme on Channels Television …

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Suspected Edo Cult Leaders To Be Arraigned Today – IGP Arase

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has directed that the 11 leaders of suspected cult groups arrested in Edo in May, be arraigned on Tuesday, having completed investigations into their matter. Arase’s directive is contained in a statement issued by CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, …

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Plateau Gov To Begin Work On Abandoned Road Projects In Jos, Buruku

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has solicited the understanding of residents of Jos and Bukuru metropolis as the government grapples with the problem of clearing the heaps of refuse in most parts of the major towns. The governor assured that contractors will soon be mobilised to continue work on road …

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Ambode Sets Up C’ttee To Look Into Petrol Tanker Accidents

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday set up a committee to determine the immediate and remote causes of the frequent tanker crashes in the state after a meeting with petrol tanker drivers and other stakeholders in the transport sector. The governor, who spoke at the Conference Room of the Lagos …

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Wike Dissolves State Electoral, Judicial Commissions

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has dissolved the State Independent Electoral Commission and the Rivers State Judicial Service Commission. The dissolution came on the heels of the State House of Assembly’s earlier directive to the governor to dissolve the two commissions. The House had summoned the chairmen and members …

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Aregbesola Challenges SDP To Publish His Assets

Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola has dared the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state to make good its threat by making his assets public. The SDP, which has grown to become an outspoken opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had requested that the governor declare his assets …

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