Friday , 29 April 2016

Metro News

FCTA Begins Arrest Of Unpainted Taxi Cab Drivers

Abuja Green Cabs

Following the expiration of Oct. 1 deadline for the registration of unpainted commercial vehicles also known as “kabu kabu”, the FCT Transport Secretariat has begun the arrest of defaulters. Mr Jonathan Ivoke, the Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Transportation Secretariat, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that commercial drivers would …

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Insurgency: Ex-COAS Blames Non-Functional Police Force


A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), said the failure of the Nigeria Police Force to discharge its statutory resposnibilty of maintaining internal law and order, paved the way for the army to take over in the Northeast where Boko Haram insurgents have crippled the socio-economic …

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Court Remands Woman, 33, In Kirikiri Prisons For Hemp Trafficking


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons a 33-year-old woman, Hope Umuraero, charged with attempting to export 1.4 kg of hemp to Dubai. Umuraero, who is being prosecuted by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking, pleaded guilty to the charge. Justice …

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How Atiku Donated $100, 000 For Treatment Of Woman Suffering From Blood Cancer

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Former Vice President and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reportedly donated the sum of $100,000 towards the treatment of a Nigerian woman suffering from blood cancer. This was disclosed by Director of the Atiku Media Organisation, Malam Garba Shehu, during a media chat at the …

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Shonekan Blames Delays In Policy Implementation For Slow Pace Of Nigeria’s Economic Growth

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Former Head of the Interim National Government, ING, Chief Ernest Shonekan, on Thursday attributed the slow pace in the nation’s economic growth to the delays in policy implementation. Shonekan disclosed this during the formal commissioning of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) House in Lagos. He said that the nation …

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PVC: Ikuforiji Warns INEC Against Short-Changing Lagosians


The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and governorship aspirant, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that all eligible voters in the state get their permanent voter cards today (Friday). This was contained in a statement signed by the speaker’s Chief …

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Boko Haram Insurgency Disrupting Education In The North – Shekarau


The Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North-East poses a grave danger to education in that part of the country. The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahin Shekarau, who expressed the concern yesterday while delivering a keynote address at the 60th National Council on Education Summit, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, said all …

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Adamwa Gov Cries For Help As Boko Haram Take 5 LGAs

Bala Ngilari

Adamawa State Governor James Ngillari has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to save his state from being overrun by Boko Haram insurgents, as the insurgents have already taken control of over five local governments in the state. Ngilari, who was at the Presidential Villa in his call for help, spoke …

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This Type Of Begging May Get You 6 Months Jail Term


Begging is now a crime in Nigeria, when done using people living with disabilities. This came after the Senate and the House of Representatives harmonized bill passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly. According to the bill, those found guilty of the act will be liable to a …

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Boko Haram Renames Another Town, Calls It ‘House Of Wisdom’

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Boko Haram has renamed another town in Nigeria’s Northeast, as it continues in its effort to create an Islamist caliphate in the country. The Islamists had seized the town of Mubi in Adamawa state last week and had renamed it Madinatul Islam, meaning “City of Islam”. Gwoza, in neighbouring Borno …

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Synagogue Building Collapse: Police Allege Sabotage


The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ikotun Police Station, CSP Haruna Alaba has told the Coroner’s Inquest set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collapse of a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), on September 12 that there is possibility of sabotage. “One of the …

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We Have Enough Aircraft To Fight Insurgency – NAF

NAF C-130

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said that it had sufficient aircraft to fight insurgency in the country. The Force had also sought to boost the fight against terrorism in the country by resuscitating its C-130 aircraft. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun re-commissioned the aircraft after an …

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Tinubu Blinded By Appetite For Power – Presidency


The presidency has described Former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as an anarchist for calling for the resignation of President Goodluck Jonathan, over insecurity in Nigeria. “The suggestion by one of the leaders of the All Progressive Congress, Senator Bola …

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commissions the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, The Nest of Champions, Tomorrow!


  The beautiful city of Uyo is the perfect setting for the opening of a new chapter in the history of sports in Nigeria. Come November 7, 2015, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Godwin Akpabio, will lead the government and people of Akwa Ibom state in opening …

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Nigeria To Borrow N160.7 bn To Expand Agricultural Sector

Man struggling with large Debt

Nigeria plans to borrow $945 million (N160.7 billion) from the International Development Association (IDA), an arm of the World Bank, to fund irrigation and drainage projects in the country. $495 million out of the planned debt is meant for irrigation projects in Kano, Sokoto and Zamfara States, while $250 million …

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First Class Graduate, Accomplice, Bag One –Year Jail Term Each For Internet ‘Love Scam’


An Ikeja High Court in Lagos State yesterday sentenced a first-class graduate from Lead City University, Ibadan, Olakunle Akanni, for defrauding an American woman, Diana Huizenga, of over 12,000 dollars (N1.92million) through an internet love scam. Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo sentenced 23-year-old Akanni to one year imprisonment after he pleaded guilty …

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INEC Reschedules PVC Collection, Voters Registration In 8 States


The Independent National Electoral Commission said the distribution of Permanent Voter Card should commence in all local government areas of Kano, Edo, Plateau, Ogun and Imo states from November 7 to 9. The daily bulletin of the commission, issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said the approval was given at a …

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Moro Gives Contractor Handling New Koton-Karfe Prison Two Weeks To Complete Project

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The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, has ordered the contractor handling the Koton-Karfe medium Prison, to complete work on the project in two weeks or risk termination of the contract. The Minister made this position known yesterday when he visited the facility to assess the level of damage done …

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Emir Pleads With FG To Redouble Efforts In Recapturing Gwoza From Boko Haram

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The Emir of Gwoza in Borno State, Alhaji Muhammadu Mustapha Idrissa Timta, yesterday pleaded with President Goodluck Jonathan to redeem the promise he made of recapturing Gwoza from the Boko Haram sect. Gwoza town and environs fell under Boko Haram occupation on August 6, 2014 and few days after, the …

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2015: Nigeria’s Year Of Political Reckoning, Says Cardinal Okogie

Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie

Former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, on Wednesday said the year 2015 was an important year for Nigeria politically, economically and morally. This is contained in a statement signed by Okogie and made available to the press, he said that the political importance of 2015 to the country …

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