Tuesday , 6 December 2016

Metro News

DPR Seals 19 Filling Stations In Sokoto, Kebbi For Selling Above Pump Price


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has sealed 10 filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states for allegedly selling petrol above the pump price of N 145. The Sokoto operations Controller of the Department, Mr Mohammed Makera, disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto on Tuesday. Makera said 11 …

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N-Power Applicants Protest Extortion By Government Officials In Ebonyi


Some enlisted applicants of the Federal Government employment initiative, N-Power in the 13 Local Government Area of Ebonyi state on Monday protested alleged extortion by government officials during documentation exercise. According to reports, the youths numbering over 200 who had earlier gone to pay the sum of N500 at Number 29, …

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Pre-wedding Photos of Ali Modu Sheriff’s Daughter & Army Chief’s ADC


The ADC to Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Ronnie Dankabo is set to marry Halima Sheriff, daughter of former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff. Ahead of their wedding, the couple released these stunning pre-wedding photos.

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5 Stunning Photos of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s Daughter, Fatima


Fatima Abdullahi Ganduje, the pretty daughter of Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is a First Class Graduate of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State. Aside her educational achievements, the beauty with brain is also a human rights activist and founder of Let’s Talk Humanity, a Non-Government …

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Fayose To Present 2017 Bugdet To Ekiti Assembly On Tuesday

Ayo Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, will, on Tuesday present the 2017 budget to the State House of Assembly for approval. A statement by the chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon Jeje Samuel, said the presentation would take place at the main chambers of …

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Customs Intercept Container Full Of Jollof Rice, Egusi, Yam Porridge In Lagos


The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 20ft container of “READY TO EAT FOODS’’ like Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice, Ogbono, Yam Porridge imported from India. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in …

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Former Spokesperson To Jonathan, Niboro Officially Joins APC


Mr Olorogun Ima Niboro, a former spokesperson to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan when he was the Vice President has officially joined the All Progressives Congress in Delta State. Niboro, a former MD of the News Agency of Nigeria, made its joining official when leaders of APC in Ughelli South Local Government Area paid …

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Kaduna Govt Vows To Prosecute El-Zakyzaky As It Labels IMN ‘Insurgent Group’


The Kaduna State Government has officially labelled the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), an insurgent group. This is contained in a White Paper released on Monday by the state government in Kaduna. “For all intent and purpose, the IMN is an insurgent group and ought to be treated as such,” …

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UK Adopts New Visa Application Process For Nigerians

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The UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, British High Commission said on Friday in a statement. The spokesperson of the commission, Joe Abuku, described the new process as a slight change in which “Visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents.” The new …

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Igbos Are The Most Truthful Yet Misunderstood People – Gov Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday described the Igbos as “the most truthful, committed and trust -worthy people but often misunderstood in the country.’’ Speaking when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, in Government House, Owerri, Mr. Okorocha said that Imo had witnessed tremendous progress under …

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Akeredolu Denies Receiving N1bn From Fayemi To Appoint Wife SSG


The Ondo State Governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu, has debunked an online report which alleged that the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, paid N1 billion to the incoming governor to appoint his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, as Secretary to the State Government, SSG, in Ondo State. Refuting this …

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GEJ Absent as Former Nigerian Leaders Attend Thanksgiving Service at Aso Villa Chapel


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo led six former Head of states and Vice Presidents’ to show gratitude to God for his goodness over Nigeria at a special Aso Rock thanksgiving service on Sunday, December 4th. The leaders who converged at the Aso Villa Chapel for the Annual …

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Imo Police Command Launches ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign


The Imo State Police Command has keyed into the “Change begins with me” campaign brought about by the Federal Government, thereby promising the citizen of the state improved service delivery. While speaking at the official launching, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Taiwo Lakanu, said the aim of the campaign …

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Borno Records 512 New HIV Cases In IDP Camps


The Executive Secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), Malam Barkindo Saidu, says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state. Saidu who made this disclosure while speaking with reporters in Maiduguri on Sunday said the cases were recorded …

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APC Takes Early Lead In Lagos By-Election


The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr Akinwunmi Olaitan in the Ifako-Ijaiye House of Representatives by-election that took place on Saturday has taken an early lead over his opponents, reports say. Early results coming in shows his opponent from the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Babatope Akinyele trails behind him. As …

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FG Partners With Sokoto On ICT Development

Adebayo Shittu

In its continuous efforts to ensure information and communications technology, ICT, is deployed in all aspects of governance in the country, the Federal Government has partnered with Sokoto State government on the development of ICT. The Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, made this disclosure after a meeting Governor Aminu Tambuwal …

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Police Deploy 20,000 Personnel, 20 Gunboats, Three Helicopters For Rivers Rerun


Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, says no fewer than 20 000 men, three helicopters and 20 gunboats would be deployed  in Rivers State for the state and National Assembly rerun elections holding on Saturday Idris, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the police wanted to  repeat the feat achieved …

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#Y!HumanRights2016: Reuben Abati, Cheta Nwanze, Ayokunle Odekunle, Abayomi Shogunle, others to speak at conference


The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com has announced the speakers at the 2016 Human Rights discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. The conference, which will take place on December 14, 2016 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be an earnest inquiry into …

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Esosa Agbontaen, winner - Most Inspirational Crowdfunder.

Young Nigerian entrepreneurs learn how to set up fun and effective crowdfunding campaigns to fund their business ideas in Lagos. Lagos, November 2016. The Next Economy is part of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Local Employment in Africa for Development (L.E.A.D.) programme. The Next Economy is a collaboration between …

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Abuja Carnival Records Poor Turnout

Abuja Carnival

The Abuja Carnival which began on Saturday recorded poor turnout of FCT residents. Some of the residents who spoke with the ‎News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the carnival which is expected to end on Dec. 6 should not be the priority of the Federal Government, and that measures should be …

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