Tuesday , 17 January 2017

Metro News

Pastor, 4 Others Arrested For Snatching SUV In Lagos


The Police in Lagos have arrested a senior Pastor at the Ministry of the Holy Ghost, Joe Akan, and four of his accomplices for their involvement in the snatching of a Toyota Highlander SUV in Agege area of Lagos State. According to reports by Vanguard, the alleged mastermind of the car theft, Uche, who …

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Police Arrest 11 Staff Of Radio Kano For Vandalising Transmitter


  The Kano State Police Command have arrested 11 members of staff of the Kano State Radio, including the Director, Engineering services over alleged vandalism of transmitter at the station. The vandalized transmitter which is located at Jogana Village in Gezawa Local Government Area of the state has made the …

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Police Arrest Ritualist With Human Head In Oyo


A 30-year-old man identified as Musiliu Taoheed is presently cooling off in the net of the Oyo State Police Command after being caught in possession of a human head. The Spokesperson for the Police in Oyo State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, while parading the suspect told journalists that Taoheed was apprehended with a human …

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Aisha Falode Shares Adorable Photo of Lookalike Daughter Tolu on Instagram!

Aisha Falode

Like mother, like daughter! Aisha Falode’s little girl Tolu is all grown up — and looking just like her famous mama in a photo she posted on Instagram.   The TV Host shared the photo on her IG page to wish her daughter a Happy Birthday. She wrote; Jehovah Yaweh, …

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Abia Teachers Begin Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Okezie Ikpeazu

Teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Abia have embarked on strike to protest alleged government’s failure to pay their salaries. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, schools in the state were supposed to reopen on January 9 after the Christmas and New Year holidays …

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Union Bank unveils newly upgraded branches in Enugu


With a consistent effort to provide quality and effective banking services to customer across Nigeria, Union Bank has unveiled 2 newly upgraded branches in Enugu, Enugu State. The new branches, located at No 58, Zik Avenue, Uwani and No 3, Garden Avenue, Enugu, are fully equipped to deliver quick and …

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Union Bank Launches Elite Banking in Lagos & Abuja


As part of its commitment to provide a range of personalized banking services to its customers, Union Bank, a leading financial institution, recently launched its Elite Banking Segment for the emerging and established middle class in Abuja.   At the segment launch which took place at Union Bank’s Ikoyi Branch …

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Professor, 4 Others Killed In UNIMAID Suicide Blast


A professor and four other persons were killed today when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State. The killed don was identified as Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary of the University, according to Alhaji …

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Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant In Lagos, Targets 30,000 Jobs


Dangote Group of Companies has established a $100 million truck assembly plant in Lagos as part of its efforts to boost foreign exchange and job creation. The group said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the plant was floated by the group in partnership with National Heavy Duty …

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Army Rescues 58 From Boko Haram


Troops operating in the North-East have rescued 58 people abducted by terrorists in the last two days, including 35 women and 23 children. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Sunday that the victims were rescued during raids carried out by 112 Task …

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Kidnappers Of Isheri School Students And Staff Demand N1.2bn Ransom


l The gunmen who kidnapped students and staff of the Tulip International School, Isheri Ogun State on Friday have demanded the sum of N1.2bn to released their victims. According to a report by Channels Television, one of the victims’ family member was contacted on Sunday by the kidnappers for the demand …

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Plateau State Owes Retired Workers N12bn Gratuity – NLC

Simon Lalong

The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Plateau chapter, Jibrin Banchir, on Sunday said Plateau Government owed N12 billion as retired workers’ gratuities. Mr. Banchir told journalists in Jos that the amount covered 15 years of arrears. He, however, commended Governor Simon Lalong for clearing the backlog of workers’ salaries. The …

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Borno Bans Sale Of Charcoal, Firewood On Streets

Kashim Shettima

The Borno State Government said on Sunday that it had banned the sale of charcoal and firewood on major streets in the metropolis to prevent pollution in the city. Kakashehu Lawan, the Commissioner for Justice, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. …

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Kaduna State Announces N17bn IGR In 2016, Targets N50.2bn In 2017


Muktar Ahmed, the Chairman of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, KDIRS, said the state government generated more than N17 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2016. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday that the state government was now targeting N50.2 billion IGR in …

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Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno Clearance Operations


The Nigerian Army on Sunday said soldiers killed 13 suspected Boko Haram members during clearance operations in Bomboshe and Sinbaya in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operations were carried out on Thursday and …

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Peace Corps To Recruit 2,000 Youths From Lagos


The Peace Corps of Nigeria says it will recruit 2, 000 youths from Lagos State this year, Mr Mutairu Habib, the South-West Zonal Commandant of the corps made this known to newsmen in Lagos on Saturday. “The corps is targeting to recruit 2,000 officers in Lagos State this year as …

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Katsina Earmarks N203m For Youth Development

Aminu Masari

Katsina State Government says it has spent N203 million to purchase some equipment to enable more than 500 youths to establish small-scale businesses after their skills acquisition programme. The equipment are for tailoring, poultry, welding, cosmetics production, carpentry and vehicle repairs. Gov. Aminu Masari disclosed this on Saturday in Kastina …

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Kaduna Govt Begins Verification Of State And LG Workers

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has begun verification of workers both in the employ of the state and the local governments. Only 71 out of the 9, 786 workers whose names were removed from the payroll recently, have been verified in the ongoing exercise at the Government House, Kaduna. Mr Bashir …

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Abuja Residents Decries Rate Of Instagram Scammers


Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are concerned over the rise in use of Instagram, a social media platform, to defraud unsuspecting users. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the platform, which is popularly used to connect friends and family by sharing personal photos and …

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Army Repels Boko Haram Terrorists’ Attack, Kills 10


The Nigerian Military says it has successfully repelled an attack by the Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operation was carried out on Friday. According to him, the operation …

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