Wednesday , 29 June 2016

Metro News

Group Urges Buhari To Invite People Like Ribadu To Help In Effective Fight Against Corruption


President of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Coalition for Peace and Mobilisation (NACOPEM), Comrade Ahmed Saleh has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bring in people like the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Malam Nuhu Ribadu, to help pursue his agenda of probity and fight …

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Buratai Blames Dubai Properties Report On Boko Haram Terrorists


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai says those seeking a probe of his alleged N130 million properties in Dubai are the defeated Boko Haram terrorists who are now hiding behind the internet to continue with their attacks against the military institution and government of Nigeria. Speaking, Tuesday …

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Fayose’s Accounts: Court Summons EFCC, Zenith Bank


A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Zenith Bank Plc to appear before it on July 4, to defend its actions against Governor Ayodele Fayose. The EFCC was reported to have ordered Zenith Bank to freeze Fayose’s personal accounts for …

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Creation Of Grazing Reserves Ill-advised, Unsustainable – Kaduna Lawmakers


Federal lawmakers from the southern part of Kaduna State have rejected the government’s plan to create grazing reserves around the country. Speaking to journalists at the National Assembly, the group made up of one Senator and five members of the House of Representatives, said the move is ill-advised and an …

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Emir Of Kano Urges IGP To Fight Crime With All His Might


Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi II has urged the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris to strengthen his resolve to fight crimes in the country. In a letter congratulating the one time Kano State Commissioner of Police, Emir Sanusi said he “received with great pleasure the news of the …

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Sen. Shehu Sani Gives Saraki, Ekweremadu Prison Lessons


The senator representing Kaduna Central on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Shehu Sani, has tutored the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu on how to survive in prison. Saraki, Ekweremadu, outgoing Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa and the Deputy Clerk, Benedict …

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Hijab Row: S/West Muslims Knock Osun CAN


The Muslim Ummah of South West of Nigeria (MUSWEN), the umbrella body for all Muslims, Muslim organizations and the Muslim institutions located in the South West region of the country, has urged the Osun Government to, without further ado, respect a recent Court Order on the wearing of hijab by …

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Dubai Properties: Defence Minister Exonerates Buratai Of Corruption Allegations

Chief of Army Staff-Tukur Buratai

The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd) has exonerated the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai of corruption allegations against him. Buratai was accused by an online medium of owning choice properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The medium said the Army chief and his two …

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Kaduna Sues For Calm Over Gunmen Attack


The spate of attacks by unknown gunmen in some parts of the country spread to Kaduna State on Monday evening as some marauders stormed Gurguzu village, Igabi local government area of the state, killing four persons and leaving six others with injuries. The incident happened at about 6:00pm on Monday, …

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As part of efforts to recruit more sales consultants and give the existing ones an opportunity to share their experience, Nigeria’s leading indigenous technology solutions company, Concept Nova, held its second brokers forum this year on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Catholic Church of Ascension in Ikeja, Lagos. The …

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Mob Ties Cable Thieves To Transformer


An angry mob tied two cable thieves to the fence of a transformer in a village at the Gwagwalada area council. The dramtatic incident occurred on Wednesday night after the two men were caught stealing cables from a tranformer which had just been installed on the outskirts of the village. …

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FG Test Runs ‘Abuja to Kaduna’ Cabin Trains


The Federal Government is test running its soon to be commissioned trains which will run from Kaduna to Abuja. In case you missed it, the trains will be free of charge to users during the first two weeks of its operations.    

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I Warned Kuje Prison Officials Of Security Lapses – Dambazau

Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) has admitted knowing about security lapses at the Kuje Medium Prison in Abuja, which recently experienced a jail break by two inmates. He made the disclosure in a chat with reporters shortly after carrying an on-the-spot assessment of the facility on Monday. …

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Boko Haram Resort To Seizing Petrol From Motorists In Yobe

Boko Haram

With the Nigerian security agencies tightening their noose around Boko Haram by putting them on the run and cutting off their source of supplies, the insurgents have now resorted to obtaining petrol by force from motorists in some parts of Yobe State. Security and local sources said the insurgents operate …

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Popular Adamawa Musician Goes Missing After Releasing Song Criticizing Politicians

Ado Daukaka

An atmosphere of uncertainty has gripped residents of Adamawa State following the disappearance of a popular musician in the state, Ado Daukaka, after his new album, which condemned corrupt practices, hit the airwave. The musician’s family said he went missing after some unknown persons visited his home in the wee …

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DHQ: Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists Now Disguise As Vigilantes, Hunters

local hunters

The Defence Headquarters on Monday alerted Nigerians to the latest trick used by Boko Haram insurgents fleeing Sambisa Forest, saying they now disguise as vigilantes and hunters to evade “easy detection”. The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja. His …

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Lagos Sets Up Task Force To Tackle Land Grabbers


The Lagos State Government on Monday set up a Task Force to check the menace of land-grabbing in the State, just at it vowed to tackle the activities of land grabbers popularly called Omo-Onile with the full deployment of resources of government and applicable law once and for all. Speaking …

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Delta State Sign MoU For Commercial City Project Development


Delta State government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with development partners to kick- start the construction of the Delta Commercial City project in the state capital. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who witnessed the signing by the SSG Mr Festus Agas on behalf of the state reiterate his administration’s determination …

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Human Rights Group Begs Buhari, Police Service Commission Not To Retire AIGs

Ibrahim Idris

Responding to the call of new acting Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris telling president Muhammdau Buhari to retire 30 senior police officers, A human rights group, Campaign for Democracy, (CD) has appealed to the President and the Police Service Commission not to disengage them now especially when the country …

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FG’s Economic Plan Is Strong On Fiscal Discipline – Adeosun


The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Monday said if Nigeria was to achieve sustainable economic growth, it would need a planned approach to financial discipline, targeted investment and economic diversification. “The government’s economic plan is strong on fiscal discipline, because people know we need to get our country …

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