Wednesday , 27 July 2016

Metro News

Appeal Court Upholds Senator David Mark’s Election

David Mark-Daniel Onjeh

Senator David Mark has had his election into the 8Th Senate Assembly upheld by the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, in a judgement that affirmed the decision of the election petition tribunal. The Appeal Court agrees with the lower tribunal in dismissing the petition filed by Mr Daniel Onjeh …

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Hoodlums Attack Delta Legislative Chamber, Injure 9


It was pandemonium on Thursday at the legislative chambers of the Ughelli South local government council when gunmen stormed the legislative session of the lawmakers, with about nine persons sustaining various forms of injuries. The hoodlums, brandished guns, cutlasses, battle axes and other dangerous weapons, with which they used in …

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Three Pastors Arrested Over N26,000 ‘Miracle’ Scam

Igbosere magistrate court

Three men who claim to be pastors have been brought before the Igbosere Magistrate Court, sitting in Lagos, yesterday over allegedly collecting N26,000 from a woman on the false pretext of performing miracles for her. The accused persons, Ekpo Michael, 55, Charles Michael, 54 and Napoleon Ohaegbu, 52, are facing …

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Nigerian wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award


Business journalist and presenter Didi Akinyelure has been awarded this year’s BBC World News Komla Dumor Award which aims to celebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent. Ms Akinyelure comes from Nigeria and has been working for CNBC Africa in Lagos since 2013. She will join BBC news team in …

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Union Bank brings state-of-the-art technology to Anambra


  As part of efforts to deliver quality financial solutions to its wide customer base across Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria, Plc. extended its transformation activities to Anambra State with the launch of 2 newly upgraded branches and a Smarter Banking Centre. The Bank launched a brand new Smarter Banking …

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Boko Haram Terrorists Ambush Troops, Wound 19

Boko Haram

At least 19 Nigerian soldiers and three civilians were injured in an ambush by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast, the army said. The soldiers fought back and killed “several” of the insurgents, acting spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said late Thursday in a statement. Special forces have …

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11 Burnt To Death In Lagos Motor Accident


Eleven people have been burnt to death in a ghastly motor accident that occurred on Otedola Bridge, Berger area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Thursday evening. Those who died in the accident include eight males and three females, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has confirmed. General Manager, LASEMA, Michael …

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Couple Remanded For Impersonating Tinubu To Commit Fraud


A Couple has been remanded in prison custody by the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday for allegedly impersonating former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, with intent to commit fraud. Abioye Junaid, 41, a security agent with Eco Electricity Company at Sangotedo Epe and his wife, Fausat Junaid, 39, …

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Four Teenagers Apprehended In Akwa Ibom Over Sale Of Human Skull


The operatives of the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of Akwa Ibom State Police Command, have arrested four suspected dealers of human parts on their way to sell a skull. The suspects Emmanuel Edet Ikot, 17, from Edeabasi, Oron; Ubong Udong, 18; Bright Effiong Okon, 19 and Okon Ita, 20, from …

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As part of its goal to improve internet penetration in the country, Spectranet 4G LTE has assured Ibadan subscribers of faster and affordable internet service to redefine life style of individuals, homes and business owners in the state. Giving the assurance during the re-launch held at Kankanfo inn, Ibadan, CEO …

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From Midfielder to Winner of the Golden Glove: How Young James Stunned at the 2016 COPA Coca-Cola Tourney


  While his passion for football decided that James Ogenetega would represent Rockford College Ikorodu, fate resolved that he would switch from being a midfielder to a goalkeeper. The result of change ended as a fascinating effort that won him the Golden Glove award at the 2016 COPA Coca-Cola U-15 …

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Kano IGR Now Stands At N2bn Monthly- KIRS Chairman

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano State Government says its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) has hit over N2 billion monthly because of an improved collection system. The Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Service (KIRS), Alhaji Sani Dambo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano. Dambo said …

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FG Begs States To Take Over Repair, Maintenance Of Federal Roads


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) rose from its meeting on Wednesday with a plea to states to take over the repairs and maintenance of federal roads in order to reduce the burden on the Federal Government. The appeal was made during a two-hour meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at …

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Inspector General Of Police Orders Arrest Of Plateau Monarch Killers

ibrahim idris

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the Deputy-Inspector-General of Police, operations, Joshack Habilla, to speedily facilitate the arrest of the killers of Lazarus Agaie, the traditional ruler of Bokkos community in Plateau. The IG issued the directive in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Don Awunah, …

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Soldiers Open Fire On Irate Youths In Jos, Kill One

Nigerian soldiers

Soldiers serving with the Special Task Force on Jos crisis on Thursday opened fire on rampaging youth who blocked a road in Bokkos Local Government Area, in protest of the killing of a monarch. According to reports by PREMIUM TIMES, at least one person was killed and five others injured. …

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Nigerian Govs Seeks Vodacom Partnership On Agriculture, Health and Education

Nigerian governors forum

The Nigerian Governors Forum in a meeting at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa on Wednesday night is set to partner with telecommunications giant, Vodacom, on how to improve health, education and agriculture in the country. The Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari told State House correspondents at the …

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Nigerian Army Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Hostages In Borno


The Nigerian Army said last night that its troops rescued a total of 80 hostages mostly women and children held captive by Boko Haram terrorists in Garere village in Borno State in an operation which resulted in the death of 42 insurgents and large scale number of arms and ammunition …

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Niger Demands 13% Derivation In Allocation Of Electricity From Hydro Dams

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello

The Niger State Government has demanded 13 per cent derivation in the allocation of electricity generated from the nation’s three hydro-electricity dams located in the state. The State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, made the demand yesterday in Minna, the state capital, at a stakeholders meeting with representatives of communities hosting …

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FG, Oil Majors Reach Agreement On Sacked Workers


The Federal Government on Wednesday reached an agreement with some major oil marketers to recall sacked workers as demanded by the sector’s labour unions. This was the outcome of a reconvened meeting between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and the Petroleum Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN), …

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NNPC To Establish $300m Agro-Energy Project In Benue


As part of efforts by the Federal Government to diversify the nation’s economy, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has concluded plans to establish an energy renewable plant in Benue State using agricultural products NNPC”s Group General Manager of Renewable Energy Division, Rabiu Suleiman, revealed this yesterday during a visit …

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