Saturday , 13 February 2016

Metro News

Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Merchant Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners


The Nigerian Navy has foiled an attempt by suspected sea pirates to hijack and abduct 25 foreign nationals aboard a Maersk merchant ship carrying general cargo to Nigeria. Briefing journalists on Sunday at Onne Sea Port, Rivers, Capt. Olusegun Soyemi, the Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, …

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Taxation: Senator Borroffice Urges Mimiko To Exercise Caution


The All Progressives Congress senator representing Ondo North District, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has advised the Ondo State Government to give its new taxation policy in the state a human face in the interest of the citizenry. Boroffice, who was reacting to the disagreement between the state government and commercial motorcycle operators …

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FAAN Moves To End Flights’ Cancellation At Airports Over Poor Visibility


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is redoubling efforts to ensure poor visibility do not lead to flights’ cancellation at the nation’s airports. Towards this end, FAAN says it is working in concert with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to provide critical navigational aids and equipment …

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Borno To Provide Free Education To 23,000 Orphan-IDPs

Borno-IDPs-Kashim Shettima

The Borno Government says it will offer nursery and primary school scholarships to 23, 000 orphans taking refuge in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state. Alhaji Ahmed Satomi, the Chairman, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), disclosed this on Sunday in Maiduguri in an interview with the News Agency …

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IPOB Disowns Group That Threatened To Blow Up Hijacked Vessel


The Customary Govern­ment of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dissociated the group from a report linking its members to a threat to blow up a hijacked merchant vessel – which has since been released – together with its crew. In a statement signed by Engr Anthony Aniebue, Admin­istrator, …

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Attack On Oil Facilities: Army To Engage N/Delta Communities In Dialogue


The Nigerian Army has said it will dialogue with communities in the Niger Delta region on the need to put an end to the bombing of oil installations in their domain whenever a disagreement ensues between them and oil companies operating in the region. The Commander, 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, …

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Saboteurs Behind Calls For Emefiele’s Sack As CBN Gov, Says Northern Youth Group


A group of northern youths has described those calling for the sack of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele as saboteurs, whose actions are capable of compromising Nigeria’s bid at recovery. The youths, under the aegis of Arewa Youth Integrity Forum, AYIF, said such groups and …

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Nigerians Expect A Miracle But Change Is A Process – Lai Mohammed

Lai MohammedN

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday said that Nigerians are mistaken in their interpretation of the Change mantra with which his party campaigned and won the 2015 presidential election. Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting with the Executive Council of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), Mohammed stated …

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LUTH Doctors Protest Non-payment Of Salaries For Two Months


Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), yesterday, protested unpaid salaries and “discriminatory tax policy” which they have been suffering. The doctors, under the auspices of the Association of Resident Doctors, LUTH-ARD, at a press conference, regretted that, despite the daunting challenges they face in their line of duty, …

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Top Civil Servants Tried To Sabotage 2016 Budget – Report


Some top officials of the federal government who allegedly attempted to inflate the 2016 budget by over N1.7trillion may lose their jobs, The Nation reports. According to sources of the popular newspaper, the unnamed officials smuggled into the budget proposals items such as vote for Aso Rock Clinic and some …

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Nigerians Need To Change The Way They Behave – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the issue of Nigerians seeking asylum in the United Kingdom. In what has been described as a frank interview, the president conceded that Nigeria has an image problem abroad which makes it difficult for citizens to emigrate to the West. He, however, said that …

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Lassa Fever Has Now Killed 101 People – NCDC


The Lassa fever outbreak in the country has now killed 101 people. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) statistics showed that reported cases of the hemorrhagic disease — confirmed and suspected — stood at 175 with a total of 101 deaths since August. “As at today, 19 (including Abuja) states …

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Nigerians Must Re-adjust Their Spending Habit To Get Along In 2016 – Rewane


Renowned economist and Managing Director of Financial Derivatives Ltd, Bismarck Rewane has dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that some people are trying to sabotage Nigeria’s economy using manipulations in the foreign exchange market. According to him, “It is erroneous to think that some people can sabotage the economy.” Rewane lamented …

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Obasanjo Visits Oluwo Of Iwo, Preaches Peace, Unity Among Yorubas


Excitement filled the air in the ancient town of Iwo in Osun State as former President Olusegun Obasanjo Friday, visited the newly-crowned monarch, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi. The ex-president was received by a mammoth crowd of residents, who were caught unawares by the visit. The security team attached to the …

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Eight Rescued, Two Feared Drowned In Another Lagos Boat Mishap


Eight passengers were rescued when a commercial boat with 10 people onboard capsized in Badagry area of Lagos on Saturday. The incident occurred around 10.30A.M with the boat operator and a woman, still unaccounted for and feared drowned. The latest incident came less than a week after a similar incident …

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Charges For Trolleys At Nigerian Airports To End — Minister


The fee currently being charged for using trolleys in Nigerian airports will soon be abolished, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said. The minister made the disclosure on Friday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Ministerial Committee on Assessment of Security Situation in Nigeria’s Airports. According …

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Why We Arrested Senior Advocate of Nigeria – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for allegedly obstructing its operatives from picking up a Beninese. The senior lawyer, Mr. Ricky Tarfa, was arrested outside the premises of the Lagos High Court in Igbosere area of Lagos State on Friday evening. …

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Tariff Increase: FG Moves To Prevent Shutdown Of DisCos, GenCos, Invites NLC, TUC To Talks

Minister of Labour and Employment-Chris Ngige-Minister of State-James Ocholi

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige will next week meet with organised labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to avert the impending shutdown of electricity generation and distribution companies as a result of the recent implementation of the Multi-Year Tariff …

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Court Remands Judge For Alleged Fraud


A Federal High Court sitting in Gombe State on Friday remanded an area court judge, Umar Y. Gwani, for alleged fraud. The judge was accused by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, of collecting money from the public through false pretense and conspiracy. The counsel to EFCC, Zarami Mohammed, …

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DHQ Refutes Saraki’s Account Of Service Chiefs’ Meeting With Senators


The Nigerian military has denounced the version of a meeting given by the Senate President’s office when the service chiefs met with the Senate leadership on Wednesday behind closed doors. The service chiefs led by Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin, had mid-week met with Senate President Bukola Saraki …

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