Sunday , 19 February 2017

Metro News

Nasarawa Gov Sacks 10 Commissioners, Redeploys Two Others

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Tuesday sacked 10 commissioners and redeployed two others. A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, indicated that six commissioners were retained, two of which were redeployed to other ministries. Those retained at their seats includes: Commissioner for …

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Plateau Dismisses 579 Workers, Demand Refund Of N76m From 101 Sacked Staff

The Plateau State Government says it will retrieve N76. 8 million from 101 workers that stayed in service beyond their terminal dates. Malam Muhammad Nazif, Commissioner for Information and Communication, made the disclosure on Monday in Jos, at the ministry’s monthly press briefing. “101 persons are to make a combined …

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Court Convicts 11 Prostitutes In Niger

A Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday convicted 11 prostitutes arrested within Minna metropolis to various jail terms, but with option of fine. The Chief Magistrate, Abdullahi Usman, convicted them as they pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against them. The prosecuting counsel, Mallam Mukthar Muhammad had told the court …

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Lagos Set To Ban Yellow Commercial Buses

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said he would banish yellow commercial buses from Lagos roads this year. Ambode spoke at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Value and Leadership with theme: “Living Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge of Africa’s Future Cities” held in Lagos. Ambode …

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Kaduna Electric To Review Sack Of 530 Workers

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday agreed to review the retrenchment of its 530 staff within one month. The Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employee, NUEE, North West, Moses Amedu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday in Kaduna. Mr. Amedu …

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Man Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment For Stealing Laptop In Abeokuta

A laptop thief is to spend the next seven years in jail, according to an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court. The court sentenced 28-year-old Gbenga Salako to seven years imprisonment for breaking into a woman’s apartment in broad daylight and stealing a laptop worth N70, 000. Mr. Salako, whose address was …

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ONGOING: Comedian Seyi Law At The National Stadium Surulere As The Protest Picks Pace

The proposed cancelled protest by Tuface is ongoing at the National Stadium in Surulere. Comedian Seyi Law initially stated in his own words “TUFACE has cancelled his own participation not my own.I want to assure you that I will be at the stadium tomorrow” #NigeriansProtest.    

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Boko Haram Terrorists Take Over Sasawa Community In Yobe

The town of Sasawa in Yobe State was on Sunday reportedly taken over by the Boko Haram militants after fierce battle with Army. According to a report by DAILY POST, the terrorist stormed the town in large numbers of vans and motorcycles and engaged the troops in full battle before …

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Bayelsa Donates 1,200 Hectares Of Land For Grazing

The Bayelsa Government on Sunday said it had donated 1,200 hectares of land to cattle herdsmen to control indiscriminate grazing in the state. The state government had in December 2016 announced the restriction of the activities of herdsmen in the state to the Bayelsa Palm area in Yenagoa. According to …

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Dickson Enjoins New CP To Flush Out Cultists, Vandals From Bayelsa

  The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has called on the Nigeria Police Force  to set up a motorcycle patrol unit in a bid to extend its dragnet to all nooks and crannies of the state. The advice, he said, became necessary to make Bayelsa the safest state in the country. …

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Gunmen Shoot Police Officer In Ondo

Unidentified gunmen on Sunday morning shot Michael Olujimi, a police corporal attached to the Okitipupa Police Division in Ondo State. According to reports, the policeman who was still battling for his life, was found in a pool of blood around 5:30 a.m,. gasping for breath, before he was rushed to …

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Federal Roads In Enugu To Be Completed In 18 Months – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured the people of Enugu State that the Federal Government will complete ongoing federal road projects in the area within 18 months. Mr. Fashola made the pledge at the 9th mile axis of Enugu-Onitsha Road during an inspection tour of …

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IBB Return To Nigeria After Medical Vacation In Switzerland

Former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has returned to Nigeria after a seven-week medical vacation in Switzerland. He arrived in Minna International Airport on Saturday at 6.45 pm. Alighting from the aircraft, General Babangida expressed gratitude for prayers and goodwill messages from different quarters during his vacation. “I am feeling …

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Southern Kaduna: Buratai Lays Foundation For New Army Base In Kafanchan

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has laid the foundation stone for the Forward Operation Base (FOB) of 2 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Zango Kataf. The Nigerian Army School of Artillery in Kachia Local Government Area of the state had been the military formation in Southern …

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Hive Africa Global Leaders Program Set to Hold In Nigeria

Hive Africa would be host global leaders for the Hive Africa Global Leaders Program which is slated to hold on the 19th-22nd of April 2017, in Abuja – Nigeria. This event is assembling over 100+ Global Leaders from over 30 Countries and 20+ Global Speakers from the United States, Europe, …

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Gov Shettima Sacks 27 LG Caretaker Committees

The Borno State Government on Saturday announced the dissolution of the state’s 27 Local Government Caretaker Committees. Alhaji Usman Zannah, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said in a statement in Maiduguri that their tenure had expired. He said the dissolution was approved by Gov. Kashim Shettima after …

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NDE Says It Trained 1,977 Nasarawa Youths In Five Years

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Nasarawa State says it has trained 1,977 unemployed persons to become self reliant since the inception of the programme in the state in 2012. Alhaji Dauda Idris-Wase, the state NDE coordinator, made this known on Saturday, in an interview with reporters in Lafia. …

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5 Human Skulls, Basin Of Blood Allegedly Found Inside Church In Imo

The General Overseer of Arch of Covenant Ministry, Pastor Ngozi Odika, is in trouble after he was ‘caught in the act’ for allegedly using his church as a ground for spiritual powers. Luck ran out on him after his girlfriend (name withheld) who is said to be his accomplice, was …

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Fayose Advocates N50,000 Allowance For Corps Members

The Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the Federal Government to review the corps members’ monthly allowance from the current N19,500 to N50,000, saying the current allowance was no longer feasible to sustain corps members with the current economic situation in the country. The Governor who decried …

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Breaking: Kano DSS Director, Abdullahi Chiranchi Is Dead

Mr Abdullahi Chiranchi, the Director, Kano office of State Security Service, SSS, has died. According to a report by Vanguard, Mr Chiranchi died on Saturday after a brief illness.  He was said to have gave up the ghost at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where he was rushed to after complaining of …

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