Thursday , 29 September 2016

Metro News

350 IDPs Relocated From Mubi By Adamawa Government


The Adamawa State Government says it has relocated no fewer than 350 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) made up of mostly women and children. The IDPs were relocated from the transit camp in Mubi to the designated camp in Malkohi, Yola South Local Government Area of the state. Mr. Haruna Furo, the …

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Adamawa State Govt To Employ 149 New Nurses

Jibrilla Bindow

The Governor of Adamawa State, Jibrilla Muhammadu Bindow, has approved the employment of 149 new nurses in the state. The state Head of Service, Musa Kaibo, revealed this in Yola, the state capital while receiving in attendance the new General Secretary of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Thomas …

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StarTimes Plays Role To Boost Chinese Cultural Exchange With Nigeria


Pay TV service provider StarTimes is set to play a major role in boosting cultural exchange between China and Nigeria. On Thursday, the “Beijing Television Dramas and Movies Broadcasting Season in Africa”was declared open in Nigeria. Yang Peili, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press and Publication, told an audience …

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Bayelsa First Lady, Rachael Dickson Delivers Quadruplets in America


Wife of the Governor of Bayelsa state, Dr. Rachael Dickson has welcomed quadruplets in America. A statement signed and released by Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dickson, revealed this today. It read: “The season of celebrations continues in the family of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of …

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Imo Gov Present Cars, Cash As Gifts To Victorious Paralympians

Rochas Okorocha-Private Jet

Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has honoured three indigents from the state who won gold medals for Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio 2016 Paralympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The governor as part of his birthday celebration rewarded each of the victorious Paralympians with a brand new car …

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NEMA, SEMA To Provide Relief Materials To Osun Flood Victims


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Osun Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA) are working to provide relief materials to victims of flood disaster in the state. Mr Olanipekun Olanrewaju, the General Manager, OSEMA on Thursday in Osogbo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the agency in collaboration …

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Civil Defence Operatives Uncovers Illegal Engine Oil Factories In Kwara


The Kwara state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday uncovered illegal factories where adulterated engine oil is refined and packaged in Ilorin, the state capital. The state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Ideba, while speaking with newsmen said 42 persons, including staff and kingpins in …

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Lagos Records 6 Deaths, 45 New Cases Of Cholera Outbreak


A recent cholera disease outbreak recorded in the Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of Lagos state, has claimed six lives according to the Lagos State Government. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide Idris while giving update on the outbreak in a news conference on Wednesday, said two out of the six …

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Amnesty International Report: IG Idris Warns SARS Against Torture


The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris, has warned personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) against unprofessional conduct. Mr. Idris gave the warning at a meeting with SARS commanders in Abuja on Thursday, less than 24 hours after an Amnesty International report indicted the squad of systematically torturing detainees …

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Man Docked For Defiling 5-Year-Old Girl In Ekiti


A 23-year-old man that goes by the name Tobi Aremu, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling a 5-year-old girl (name withheld). Police prosecutor, Sgt. Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that Aremu committed the offence on September 20 at Efon Alaaye. He …

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Woman In Court For Bathing 14-Year-Old Niece With Hot Water


The Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos has docked a 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, for allegedly bathing her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, with hot water. The accused, in her defence pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault. ‎ In her statement, prosecutor Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused …

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IGP Idris Urges FG To Review Armament Policy For MOPOL, CTU


The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has called for a review of the armament policies of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), to enable it meet the contemporary security challenges in the country. The IGP made the call yesterday at a meeting with commanders …

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NNS UNITY Makes Maiden Voyage To Nigeria From China


The Nigerian Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), NNS UNITY, which was under construction in China has been completed and has commenced its maiden voyage to Nigeria. The Vessel, which is expected to boost the Nigerian Navy’s operational capacity, especially in the war against piracy and other criminal activities along the …

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Two unclad Men Found Wandering In Abuja


Two unclad men have been arrested after they were found unclad and wandering around the Gwarimpa area of Abuja. sources say that the men have been confirmed to be sane but it remains unclear as to why they chose to wander the town unclad. What's happening here? Two unclad men …

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Woman Prosecuted By EFCC For Issuing N50m Dud Cheques


An Abuja-based businesswoman, Joy Folake Yobah, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly issuing dud cheques valued at N50million to a business partner. Mrs Yobah, Managing Director of Skyhigh Ventures Ltd, was arraigned earlier this year before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the High Court …

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Anambra Residents Commend Obiano For Abolishing Levies


The people of Anambra State have commended their Governor, Willie Obiano, for abolishing levies to cushion their suffering following the economic recession in the country. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the residents lauded the governor, saying that it should be carried out to the letter. …

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Kano Warns Unpaid Civil Servants Against Protest

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

The Kano State Government has warned civil servants in the state yet to receive their salaries due to some reasons against staging protest. The warning was contained in a statement signed by Mustapha Fagge, Public Relations Officer, Office of the Head of Service, and issued to newsmen on Wednesday in …

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Sokoto Spends Over N1bn On Street, Traffic Lights

Governor Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government has spent over N1billion for the provision of street lights and installation of solar-powered traffic lights in the metropolis. Contract for the street lights was noted to have been awarded to T 4 U Nig Ltd at the total cost of N775.5 million while that of solar traffic …

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Lafarge Collaborates With iCare To Renovate Schools In Lagos


As part of its social responsibilities to host communities, ‎Lafarge Africa Plc, in partnership with the iCare Foundation has commenced the renovation of schools in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The Lafarge Renovation Project which focuses on rehabilitating schools for convenient learning visited the Ijede primary school in the axis …

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I’m The Only Governor In Nigeria Generating Over 150mw Of Electricity – Emmanuel


Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday disclosed that the Ibom Independent Power Plant (IPP) is generating more than 150 megawatts of electricity in the country. He made the disclosure at a media interaction to mark the 29th anniversary of the creation of the state. According to Mr. …

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