Friday , 21 July 2017

Metro News

Dismissed Soldier Apprehended For Robbery, Impersonation

A member of a suspected robbery gang that specializes in wearing military camouflage to rob unsuspecting private and commercial vehicles trapped in traffic around Mile 2, Festac, Alakija and its environs has been arrested by the police in Lagos. According to police sources, who spoke to VANGUARD, the suspect was …

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How Onitsha Petrol Tanker Accident Happened – Red Cross

The Nigerian Red Cross Society has given insight into how a tanker loaded with petroleum lost control, rammed into the Asaba Motor Park at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State and exploded killing no less than 69 persons. Eleven vehicles, mostly commuter buses and two motorcycles inside Asaba Park, and …

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Amnesty: Ex-Militants Vow To Resist December Termination Date

The December deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari for the termination of the presidential amnesty programme in the Niger Delta has drawn the ire of Third Phase Amnesty ex-militants, who have vowed to resist any attempt to terminate the programme. In a statement by their National Secretary, Tam Odogwu on …

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Akinwunmi Adesina Commends Jonathan, Buhari, Obasanjo, On His Election As AfDB President

Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and President-elect of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has commended former President Goodluck Jonathan, President Muhammadu Buhari as well as ex-Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for their support, which ensured his election last week. In a statement on Sunday morning, Adesina …

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Buhari’s Body Language Shows Readiness For Positive Change – Bishop Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop, Ignatius Kaigama has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s body language so far shows that he is ready for the positive change Nigeria needed. Kaigama, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, stated this on Sunday during a mass at the erection of St Michael’s Pastoral Area …

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Nigerian Army Plans Boxing Competition To Strengthen Military-Civil Relations

The Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment of the Nigerian Army, Mohammed Bello, says his command plans to revive the Onitsha Cantonment Boxing competition. According to him, this will aim at keeping youth within the barracks and environs away from involvement in crimes and other vices. Mr. Bello, a Colonel, told …

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Boko Haram: Borno Senator, Residents Commend Buhari For Relocating Military High Command

The Senator representing Borno South at the National Assembly, Mohammed Ndume, on Sunday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for directing the military high command to relocate to Maiduguri and concentrate on the fight against insurgents. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that the move was a ‘right step …

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Obasanjo’s Sister To Be Buried In Abeokuta On Saturday

The burial of the late sister to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Esther Eweje-Obasanjo, will take place on Saturday, June 6 in Abeokuta, her home town. Mrs. Eweje-Obasanjo died on Tuesday, May 19 at the age of 76 after a brief illness. This was contained in a statement issued by the family …

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IYC Makes Case For Extension Of N/Delta Amnesty Programme

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has expressed mixed feelings and concerns over the inaugural address of President Muhammadu Buhari in relation to the Niger Delta region. According to a statement issued by Eric Omare, the spokesman of IYC, and made available to journalists in Yenagoa on Sunday, there is need …

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Second Bombing In Less Than 24hrs Kill 3 In Maiduguri

Three people have been reported killed in a fresh attack on Maiduguri as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded at the popular Gamboru Market in the Borno State capital. Gamboru market has been attacked by members of the Boko Haram sect in the past raising suspicion the attack was perpetrated …

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More Than 743,000 Children Have Fled Their Homes To Escape Boko Haram Violence In Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says over 743,000 under-18 children have fled their homes to escape violence perpetrated by Boko Haram in the North-East. This was made known by the Chief Child Protection UNICEF Nigeria, Rachel Harvey, who spoke in Abuja during an occasion to commemorate this year’s Children’s …

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How To Maintain Peace In The Niger Delta – Kingsley Kuku

Former Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku has advised the new government on how to ensure that the relative peace in the Niger Delta is sustained. Speaking at a valedictory speech in Abuja, Kuku said peace will continue to reign in the region if there was a …

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Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Rep Member Over Forgery Of PDP Primaries Result

A two-term member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Patrick Asadu has been invited by the Police over alleged forgery of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primary elections result sheet. According to the warrant of arrest issued by the police in Enugu, Asadu, who represents Nsukka/Igboeze South Federal Constituency in …

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Use First 100 Days To Perfect Strategies On How To Tackle Corruption, Unemployment, Revenue Leakages, NBA Tells Buhari

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use his first 100 days in office to perfect strategies on how to tackle the problems of infrastructural deficiency, unemployment, insecurity, pervasive corruption, revenue leakages and persistent scarcity of Petroleum products. The call was contained in a press …

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Murray-Bruce Declares War Against Corrupt Elite, Says He Is Not Afraid Of Death

Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District Ben Murray-Bruce has gone to war. He is fight against corrupt elite due to the disheartening rate of poverty and inequality in Nigeria. “The level of poverty and unemployment is devastating,” he lamented in a report published by Vanguard. “There is poverty and frustration …

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Ganduje Retains Kwankwaso’s SSG, Appoints Other Key Officials

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has hit the ground running with the retention of Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi as the Secretary to the State Government. Bichi served the immediate past Governor, Senator-elect Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso in the same capacity. In a statement he personally signed yesterday, Ganduje also appointed …

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26 Killed In Maiduguri Mosque Suicide Bombing

Just two days into the presidency of President Muhammadu Buhari, terrorists troubling the country’s Northeast have reminded him of their existence and the need to wipe them. Sadly, 26 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack and 28 others were injured. The attack was reportedly perpetrated by a suicide …

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Amnesty Programme Created To Ensure Uniterrupted Flow Of N/Delta Oil To North – Asari Dokubo

Leader of the disbanded Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Asari Dokubo, has faulted the amnesty programme initiated by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua. The former militant leader argued the programme was a bribe by the Federal Government to allow an uninterrupted flow of oil from the Niger Delta region …

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Buhari Condemns Maiduguri Attack, Reiterates Administration’s Determination To Stamp Out Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. A statement issued by head of his media team, Garba Shehu, conveyed the president’s warning not to tolerate wanton and wilful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy. According to …

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Maiduguri Mosque Blast: 26 Confirmed Dead, 28 Others Injured – Police

The Borno State Police command has confirmed that 26 people were killed in Saturday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno capital. A witness had told the state Governor, Kashim Shettima that 16 people died in the blast. But Aderemi Opadokun, the Borno Commissioner of Police, said there …

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