Thursday , 25 May 2017

Metro News

Fairy And Iretiola Doyle, Match Made In Heaven

Award winning actress, broadcaster, wife and mother, Iretiola Doyle, was recently named Brand Ambassador for Fairy Dishwashing Liquid. She describes the relationship as the right round peg in the right round hole – a perfect match. The Journey to fame: Education and Career She moved to Lagos after having studied …

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Nigerians Will Continue To Grapple With Fuel Scarcity Unless … – NUPENG

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) said yesterday that the scourge of fuel scarcity will persist in the country unless the federal government makes efforts to refine petroleum products in the country and make the nation’s refineries work again. President of the union, Comrade Achese Igwe …

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Catholic Bishops Reject Abortion For Impregnated Women Rescued From Boko Haram Camps

The Health Committee of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has raised strong objections to the proposed abortion to be carried out on pregnant women rescued from the Boko Haram camps, saying what the women needed was special care and rehabilitation. Chairman of the committee and Auxiliary Bishop of …

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Join Ameyaw Debrah, Tolu Ogunlesi, Taiwo Kola Ogunlade, Subomi Plumptre, Ayo Rotimi Others At The New Media Conference On May 27TH, 2015.

The inaugural edition of the New Media Conference is set to take place on May 27th, 2015 at Terra Kulture, Lagos. Join highly established names in digital media like Ameyaw Debrah, Subomi Plumptre, Tolu Ogunlesi, Demilade Olaosun & many others as they shine the light on the misconceptions of New …

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Nigeria Losing $2bn To Fuel Subsidy – Saraki

Senator representing Kwara Central, Bukola Saraki says Nigeria was losing a total of $2 billion to fuel subsidy. Saraki, a senate presidency hopeful in the 8th National Assembly regretted that the alleged fraud in the scheme was being allowed to fester by the Federal Government. He therefore urged the incoming …

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Power Situation Worsens As Nigeria Loses 2,000MW To Gas Shortage

The Federal Government, yesterday said Nigeria has lost more than 2,000 mega watts in the national grid due to shortage of gas supply to the thermal plants. A statement signed by the Chairman of the National electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi said that only five out of 23 …

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Buhari Allegedly Tells APC Governors Not To Interfere In Ministerial Appointments

  President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari has asked governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to poke their noses into his choice of ministers to work with him after his swearing in on May 29. Vanguard learnt that Buhari may bring back a system used by the …

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Police Arrest Six Suspects In Stabbing Of School Pupils In Kano

Men of the Kano State Police Command have arrested six suspects in connection with the stabbing of two pupils of Fagge Special Primary school in the capital on Wednesday. The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya made this known in Kano on Monday while briefing newsmen on the State …

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Fuel Scarcity Forces University Of Ibadan To Close For Two Weeks

  Although oil marketers say they will resume the lifting of petroleum products, it came a little too late for authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI), as the school, on Monday asked its students to vacate the premises, pending the time the problem of shortage of water and power …

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Osun Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike After Enduring Non-payment Of Salary For Six Months

After months of enduring non-payment of salaries, workers in Osun State are going on an indefinite strike. Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, Adekomi Jacob made this known today at a press briefing in Osogbo, the state capital. He disclosed that workers in the state have …

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NDLEA/Kashamu Standoff: NGO Calls For Due Process

A non-governmental organisation, One Child One Teacher Africa (OCOTA), has expressed concern about Saturday’s attempted arrest of Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu by operatives of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its Media Consultant, Mr Richards Jude, the organisation …

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How FG, States Shared N6.21tn From ECA In 4 Years – Okonjo-Iweala

The Federal Government last night released details of how it shared N6.21tn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) with the 36 state governments between 2011 and 2014. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, released the breakdown in response to a demand by the Nigeria Governors Forum that she should …

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Inauguration: 7,000 Policemen Deploy in Niger – CP

The Niger State Police Command on Sunday said that it has deployed 7,000 personnel in Minna to ensure a hitch-free inauguration of the state Governor-elect, Sani Bello, on May 29. This is contained in a statement in Minna by Olusola Amore, the Commissioner of Police. “We have deployed no fewer …

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Gunmen Abduct Kogi High Court Judge, Kill Orderly

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a Kogi High Court Judge, Mr Justice Samuel Obayomi, and killed his orderly, Cpl. Usman Musa in an early morning attack. Obayomi of the Ebogogo High Court in the Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi was kidnapped while on his way to work. His driver, Mr …

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Kashamu Fails To Appear In Court As Supporters Protest Arrest, Possible Extradition To U.S

The embattled Senator-elect for Ogun East District, Buruji Kashamu, is yet to appear in court for his extradition proceedings scheduled for Monday (today) at the Federal High Court, Lagos. It was learnt that neither Mr. Kashamu nor any of his aides as at 2.PM today had left his Lekki Phase …

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Keyamo Steps Down As EFCC Prosecutor In Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Corruption Case

Radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has withdrawn as prosecuting counsel in a case of corruption proffered against former Governor of Bayelsa State and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Timipre Sylva by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. It would be recalled that the former governor was docked alongside his …

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30 Insurgents Killed As Troops Find Thousands of Euros On Boko Haram Leader

Thousands of Euros were found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist attack on the border town of Mafa in Borno State, the Defence Headquarters has said. The DHQ did not release the identity of the terrorist commander. “The terrorist, who is also an Amir …

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BREAKING NEWS: Oil Marketers, FG Reach Truce, To Commence Lifting And Distribution Of Fuel

The face-off between oil marketers and the Federal Government came to an end on Monday as the marketers resolved to immediately mobilize to ensure restoration of normal supply of petroleum products throughout the country “in six hours”. This was sequel to a meeting between the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream …

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‘Four LGAs, Other Areas Still Under Boko Haram Control’

A Nigerian journalist with links to the Boko Haram sect, Ahmad Salkida, has revealed that, contrary to reports by the Nigerian military that Sambisa Forest is the last stronghold of the terrorist sect, the group still controls vast territories in North-eastern Nigeria. Salkida took to his Twitter handle, contradicting claims …

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Obasanjo Loses Sister

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lost his younger sister, Madam Adunni Oluniola Eweje-Obasanjo. Obasanjo broke the news when he hosted women leaders from the South-west at his residence in Abeokuta, Thisday reports. He said the meeting would not have held “if only I realised that my sister would be …

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