Sunday , 28 August 2016

Metro News

Cross River Reassures Bakassi People Of Permanent Resettlement

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency has reassured the displaced Bakassi people currently in temporary camps within the state of a permanent resettlement for them. The Director-General of the agency, Mr John Inaku, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on …

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Kidnapper, 5 others Killed By JTF In Rivers


Operatives of the Joint Task Force in Rivers State made headway in their fight against hoodlums on Saturday night when they gunned down a notorious kidnapper General Igbudu and five of his accomplices in Ahoada East local government area. The criminals who have been terrorizing the people of the state for years …

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Kwara Govt Detects 1,071 Workers Recruited Illegally In 2016

gov_abdulfatah ahmed

  The Kwara Government on Saturday said it had discovered 1,071 workers illegally recruited into the state’s civil service within the last few months. The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Alhaji Musa Yeketi, made this known in llorin while speaking at the launch of a book entitled “My …

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FG To 2,000 Immigration Recruits: Boycott Screening, Forfeit Offer Of Employment

Mohammed-Babandede-Comptroller-General-Nigeria Immigration Service

The federal government has warned the 2,000 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) applicants protesting against screening to report on Monday for the exercise or forfeit their offers of employment. Some of the recruits had intensified protests in Abuja following moves by the service to re-screen them before offering them employment. The …

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IGP Idris Denies Allegation Of Massive Looting, Violation Of Public Trust

Idris Kpotun Ibrahim

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has described as completely false, misleading and malicious, reports by an online news medium that he was involved in the questionable disposal of some assets belonging to the Police Force and in the process, violated public trust. The online news medium had …

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Zamfara Blasphemy Killings: Police Lifts Curfew On Talata-Mafara


The Zamfara State Police Command has lifted the curfew imposed on Talata-Mafara and its environs on Monday, August 22 following a mob attack that led to the killing of eight persons over alleged blasphemy against Islam. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed on the town to prevent further breakdown of law …

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Buratai Allays Fears Over Planned Military Invasion Of Delta Communities

Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured that the recent deployment of troops and military hardware in the Niger Delta was not in anticipation of a major offensive against militants. Citizens in the restive oil-rich region have been living in palpable fear and uncertainty over rumours that …

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Ex-Civilian Govs, Deputies Of Old Anambra State To Receive Pension From Enugu Govt

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-APC-Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that all former civilian governors and deputy governors of old Anambra State of Enugu extraction would be paid pension by the state government. Speaking on Saturday during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the creation the state in Enugu, Mr. Ugwuanyi …

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Community Cut Off From Others Due To Heavy Rainfall In Abuja


The continuous rainfall in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja that started on Friday till Saturday morning has cut off Kuchiyakwo community from other neighbouring communities in the area. The heavy rainfall has flooded some houses and washed away the road linking Kuchiyakwo Ecwa Church and its extension in the community. …

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Cross River Proposes Bill To Legalize Street Hawking


While some states are putting a stop to street hawking, Gov Ben Ayade-led administration of Cross-River is putting a law in place to legalize the activities of trading in the streets. The state government is proposing a bill seeking to protect the rights of street hawkers, for them to carry …

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Flood Destroys Over 300 Houses, Displaces More Than 10,000 People In Kaduna


About 300 houses have been submerged in flood as a result of a heavy downpour in some parts of Kaduna State. Following the Incident, more than 10, 000 people have been forced out of their homes. The incident which started on Friday morning, after long hours of heavy downpour, lasted …

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Buhari Working Very Hard For Nigerians’ Good – CAN


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday urged Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Vice President of CAN, Elder Joseph Otubu, made the call at the Mass Choir Fiesta of the Motailatu Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide (MCCSW), at the International Headquarters Ajah, Lagos. The fiesta …

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Troops Kill 5 N/Delta Militants, Arrest 23 In Military Operation


The Nigerian Army on Saturday said five suspected militants were killed when they attacked troops in operation “Crocodile Smile”, while numerous others were injured and 23 suspects arrested. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who disclosed this in a statement, also said the 133 Special Forces Battalion …

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FG Will Ensure Full Rehabilitation Of Boko Haram victims – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya, assured that Nigeria would diligently ensure full rehabilitation of victims of Boko Haram and proffer lasting solutions to threats of terrorism. A statement issued by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Mr. Buhari was speaking at …

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Adamawa At 25: Tough Times Have Brought Out The Best In Us, Says Atiku


A former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has renewed his commitment to the development of his home state of Adamawa, especially in the aftermath of Boko Haram insurgency. In a statement issued by his media office to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the creation …

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Submit Your Work Plan For Completion Of Abandoned Projects, Buhari Tells Contractors


President Muhammadu Buhari has requested contractors in the power sector to submit their work plan for the completion of abandoned projects across the country. This was disclosed by the Deputy Director of Press, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Timothy Oyedeji, on Friday. Mr. Oyedeji, who was reacting to insinuations …

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Buhari Congratulates Newly Inaugurated NBA Executive

Abubakar Mahmoud

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulations to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on the inauguration of its new executive committee led by Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) at the 2016 Annual General Conference held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and …

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Corruption: EFCC Should Be Limited To Investigation – Mahmud


The new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Abubakar Mahmud, has advocated reform of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mahmud, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who made the call in his inaugural speech in Port Harcourt, said that the reform should limit its role to …

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NDLEA Nabs 51-Year Old Trader With Heroin At Lagos Airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a 51-year-old trader with 180 grammes of heroin at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The suspect was nabbed during inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopia Airlines flight from Entebbe, Uganda. Four parcels of the brownish powdery substance that …

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Enugu Killings: Call Your Fulani Kinsmen To Order, Ohanaeze Tells Buhari


The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned in strong terms, the attack on residents of Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State by marauders suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The attackers, numbering about 50, were reported to have killed a Catholic …

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