Wednesday , 31 August 2016

Metro News

Ogun State Signs MoU With Local Company On Cotton Production

Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State Government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an indigenous natural fibre company, Arewacotton Limited, on the production, processing and marketing of cotton in the state. The partnership, which is expected to address increased cotton and demands from local textile industries as well as exports, …

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NCF 2016 FLYER 2

In line with the annual capacity building agenda of the annual National Career Fair which aims to reduce the alarming rate of unemployment in Nigeria, the organizers of the program have launched career development initiative tagged#BELIKE. The initiative is borne out of the realization that the dearth of career role …

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Two Senior Boko Haram Commanders Killed In Failed Attack On Troops’ Laocation


Troops on Operation Lafiya Dole stationed at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of Sambisa Forest in northern parts of Borno State, have repelled an attempted attack on their location by Boko Haram terrorists. The Nigerian Army, in a statement by its spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said the terrorists made the …

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Gov. Fayose Reiterates Commitment To Building Ekiti Airport


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has restated the commitment of his administration to build an airport in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital as soon as all impediments to the smooth take off of the project are cleared. The governor, who made the pledge yesterday at this year’s Udiroko Festival at …

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50 Houses Ravaged By Flood In Sokoto


No fewer than 50 houses were destroyed on Tuesday in Bachaka Village in Gudu Local Government area of Sokoto State by flood caused by an early morning rainfall.  Alhaji Sani Yakubu (APC) representing Gudu Constituency in the State House of Assembly told newsmen of the unfortunate development on Wednesday in …

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Many Killed As Fuel Tanker Goes Up In Flames In Edo


A petrol-laden tanker, which fell and spilled  its content resulting in an explosion Wednesday morning, has gutted no fewer than four houses at Upper Mission junction along the Benin-Auchi express road. Several persons were reported to have been roasted in the inferno that followed while properties were razed. Witnesses said …

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Some say this is the most debatable list of Nigerian upcoming artistes ever


If you think trying to put together a list of Nigeria’s wealthiest artistes for any given year will raise a sandstorm of controversy, wait till you try a compilation of Nigeria’s upcoming artistes, what you will get is an avalanche on social media! Some music enthusiast put up his list …

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Last year, Adeola, a fashion designer in Lagos started saving up for a vehicle to make his business easier most especially with deliveries to customers in their homes and offices. At the verge of completing the savings, an emergency came up and he had to spend the money. Since then …

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Entries Open for Etisalat Prize for Innovation 2016


Etisalat Nigeria has announced call for entries for the 2016 edition of Etisalat Prize for Innovation. Making the announcement, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher said the Etisalat Prize for Innovation is aimed at encouraging and celebrating innovation in the Nigerian market. According to him, the Prize is not …

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Flood Destroys Over 300 Houses, Farmlands and livestocks In Yobe


The Executive Secretary of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency Alhaji Musa Jidawa, on Wednesday revealed that more than 300 houses, farmlands and livestock had been destroyed by flood in Jakusko and Adaya communities. Alh Jidawa, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu, he …

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Police Apprehends Electric Transformer Vandal In Enugu


The Enugu State Police Command have arrested one Chibuike Nwosu, who specializes in vandalizing and stealing of electric transformers and cables. The suspect is also said to be a dealer in vandalized electric transformer armoured cables in the popularly known Kenyatta Electrical Market, Enugu. Confirming the arrest, the State Police …

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Company Driver Commits Suicide Over Unpaid Salaries


A 66-year-old man, John Ekue, committed suicide on Monday night, in the Mende area of Maryland, Lagos State. Ekue reportedly used a rope to hang himself by the rod of a ceiling fan in his apartment on Oki Lane over the failure a company he works for to pay his five-month salaries. According …

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Some Governors Are Slave Masters – NLC


The Nigerian Labour Congress and its affiliate organizations on Tuesday came out in their numbers in Lagos State to protest non-payment of their members’ salaries in over 20 states across the country. The workers specifically singled out Governors of Imo, Nasarawa and Benue States; Rochas Okorocha, Tanko Al-Makura, and Samuel …

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WHO Hails Nigeria’s Response To Fresh Polio Outbreak


Nigeria’s prompt management of the recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in Borno State has been hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Nigeria was warming up to receive a polio-free certification from the organization before two fresh infections were reported in two local government areas of insurgency-ravaged Borno State over …

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Guinness redefines Football Moments at the BPL 2016/17 Season kick Off Event!


The wait is finally over! It’s another season of football! Exciting and intense moments ahead! Are you ready for the excitement of a new season! Sunday August 14, was a festival of some sort for football fans and Guinness lovers as the BPL, arguably the biggest football league, kicked off …

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Osun State Set To Recruit More Physiotherapists


The Osun state Government has announced its plans to recruit more Physiotherapists to improve the quality of physiotherapy services to the people of the state of Osun. The Physiotherapy departments in all the State Hospitals would also be rehabilitated and equipped with modern facilities for better services. The Head of …

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6,000 Jobs Under Threat Over Planned Concession Of Four Major Airports

Port Harcourt International airport

No fewer than 6,000 staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) may lose their jobs if the proposed concession of the four major airports in Kano, Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Abuja is actualized. Making this known shortly after a peaceful protest against the planned concession yesterday at the Mallam …

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Libya Deports 241 Nigerians


No fewer than two-hundred and forty one Nigerians were repatriated from Libya by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday. Among the returnees were those trying to pass through Libya into Europe in search for greener pastures but became stranded. A breakdown of the figure shows there were 67 …

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New Boko Haram Base In Bauchi Dismantled By Army- Senator Isa Hamma

Isa Misau

The new Boko Haram base in Bauchi State, has been dismantled by the Nigerian Army, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has disclosed. Misau, who is the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Bauchi Central, had recently raised an alarm that Boko Haram militants were migrating …

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Buhari, Atiku Felicitate With Sultan Of Sokoto At 60

Sultan of Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on his 60th birthday today (Wednesday). Abubakar III, a former military officer, who quit the Nigerian Army as a Brigadier General to become the 20th Sultan in November 2006 following the death of his elder …

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