Sunday , 26 March 2017

Metro News

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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James Ibori Picked Up By DSS On Arrival In Nigeria

The convicted former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, who arrived Nigeria Saturday morning after serving jail term in the UK have been reportedly picked up by operatives of the Department of State Services,DSS. According to a report by TheCable, his visitation to the DSS office should not be interpreted as an “arrest” …

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Dangote Tomato Factory Set To Resume Operation

The Dangote Tomato Processing Factory, Kadawa, Kano State, has begun a survey of tomato farms in six major  producing states to ascertain its level of availability. The company’s Managing Director, Alhaji Abdulkarim Kaita, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Friday in Kano. Kaita …

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Kogi Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To Roadside Traders

Kogi State Government has given a 7-day ultimatum to traders to remove illegal structures erected by them outside markets and stop roadside trading in the state. The State Commissioner for the Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Rosemary Osikoya, handed down the directive on Friday while sensitising market women on environmental …

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Police Arrest 5 New Suspects As They Plan Attacks On Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command said it arrested five suspects for allegedly planning to attack one of the remote areas of Southern Kaduna. Parading the suspects before newsmen on Friday in Kaduna, the Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abbey, said the suspects were arrested on Thursday evening at Samaru Kataf in Zangon …

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Fake Police Officer Arrested In Lagos

The Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Lagos State arrested a 38-year-old dismissed Sergeant, Gbenga Ogundele, at Agboju Bus Stop, along Badagry Expressway, for allegedly impersonating the Force. Confirming the arrest in Lagos on Friday, Johnson Ademola, the Head of the Unit, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said the suspect was dismissed …

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APC Members Defect En Masse To PDP In Katsina

Over 1,500 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Radda town, Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State, on Friday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defectors moved to the PDP with their leader, Alhaji Mustapha Radda, APC youth mobilisation officer in the state from 2010 to …

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Bayelsa To Employ More Youths In 2017

In appreciation of the roles of the youth in national development, the Bayelsa State Government has promised to employ  thousands of youths in 2017. Mr Felix Ayah, Special Adviser to the Gov. Seriake Dickson on Oil and Gas, gave the assurance on Friday in an interview with journalists in his …

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Ooni Appeals To States To Pay Salaries

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has appealed to state governments owing workers’ salaries to think out of the box and pay their workers the outstanding salaries. The monarch made the statement while hosting some management staff of the News Agency of Nigeria in Ile Ife, Osun State, …

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Kerosene Explosion Kills Pregnant Woman, Son In Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the death of a pregnant woman and her son after a kerosene explosion in Ngenevu axis of Coal Camp within Enugu metropolis. The command’s spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement issued to reporters in Enugu on Thursday. Mr. Amaraizu said that …

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Kano State To Marry Off 1,520 Women In Mass Wedding

  The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, is set to marry off not more than 1,520 women under its mass wedding programme. Disclosing this in an interview with newsmen in Kano on Thursday, the Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo at a ceremony for the distribution of empowerment tools to …

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DSS Apprehends 5 Kidnappers In Cross River

Fubara Duke, State Director, Department of State Service, DSS, Cross River Command, said the service had recently arrested five persons involved in various cases of kidnapping in the state. Mr. Duke disclosed this on Thursday in Calabar while addressing journalists on the activities of the command in the last five …

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Police Arrest 17 Suspects Over Southern Kaduna Killings

The Nigeria Police said it had arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna state. Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, Chief Superintendent of Police, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja when he presented the suspects before newsmen. He said that 29 assorted firearms were recovered from the …

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Breaking: Police Arrest Filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe For $60,000 Fraud

The Lagos State Police Command have arrested controversial and embattled filmmaker Seun Egbegbe for allegedly defrauding some bureau de change operators the sum of $60,000 after posing as Medical Director Of Gbagada General Hospital. Egbegbe, who is scheduled to appear before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in the next six days …

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Army Arrests 3 Suspected Boko Haram Foreign Terrorists In Borno

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it had arrested three Chadians in Borno State as part of its ongoing anti terrorism war in the North-East. The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, revealed this in a statement while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri. “On Jan.26, at about 1745 hours …

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Delta Community Gives Chevron 14-Day Ultimatum To Provide Electricity

The residents of Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta, has given Chevron Nigeria a 14-day ultimatum to provide them with electricity. The people marched to the Otunana flow station operated by Chevron on Wednesday to protest against what they called, ”insensitivity” of the oil …

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‘You Are A Dead Man Waiting To Go To Hell’- Brother Of Killed UNIMAD Professor Writes Shekau

Usman Abbas, younger brother to Aliyu Mani, a professor who was killed during a suicide bomb attack at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), has said Abubakar Shekau is a “dead man waiting to go to hell”. Mr. Usman stated this in an open letter to Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of …

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CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME: OPEN LETTER TO INNOCENT IDIBIA AKA 2BABA

I write this letter out of the goodness of heart and out of the urge to educate the Nigerian populace about a serious issue that is fast arising, thus using this medium to convey my conviction and exercise my civic duty. Being the convener of arguably Nigeria’s most prominent intellectual …

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Bayelsa Govt To Spend N3bn On Exotic Cars Despite Owing Workers 6 Months Salary

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved a N3 billion loan request from the State government to purchase cars for legislators and other political office holders. The Speaker of the House, Mr Kombowei Benson, who confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday in Yenagoa, said that the decision was taken …

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2 Killed In Jigawa Road Accident

No fewer than two persons died in an accident involving a Volk Wagon Bus (Sharon) on Maiduguri-Birninkudu road in Birninkudu Local Government Area of Jigawa. Angus Ibezim, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety in the state, told the newsmen in Dutse on Wednesday that the incident, which occurred …

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