Tuesday , 30 August 2016

Metro News

Couple Found Dead On Farm In Ebonyi


The people of Mgbaleze Isu, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, were thrown into mourning and agony after discovering the body of one Mr Chijioke Ani hanging on a tree and his wife lying nearby in a pool of blood with violence marks all over her. Reports had it …

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BBOG Identifies Spokesperson Of Chibok Girls In Boko Haram Video As Dorcas Yakubu

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Members of the advocacy group in the forefront of the demand for the safe return of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG), yesterday identified the girl who spoke on behalf of her mates in the Boko Haram video clip, as Dorcas Yakubu. Dorcas, who was among over 200 girls abducted over …

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Northern Christians Withdraw From CAN, Call For Probe Of Oritsejafor


Evidence that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) never really closed ranks following its highly contentious election of June 14th, 2016 came to the fore on Sunday as northern Christians under the aegis of Concerned Christians of Nigeria (CCN) and Northern Nigerian Christians (NNC) said they are reverting to the …

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DHQ Denies Boko Haram Claims Airstrikes Killed Chibok Girls


The Defence Headquarters on Sunday said it was examining the latest video from Boko Haram group purporting to show some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls even as it doubted the terrorist sect’s claims that some of the girls were killed in airstrikes by the Air Force. In the video, a …

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Biafra Or Death: IPOB Fires Kanu’s Lawyers Over Negotiation With FG Utterances

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The separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOD, on Sunday debunked reports in the media that its incarcerated leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, had agreed to negotiate with Federal Government for his release. Mr. Kanu, who has been in detention since last October, is currently standing trial for …

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Boko Haram To Blame For “Embarrassing” Outbreak Of Polio Infections – Shettima

Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has described the outbreak of fresh cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) infection in the state as embarrassing to him. There were two fresh cases of polio infections in Gwoza and Jere local government areas of the state last week, throwing spanner in the …

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Wearing Hijab Is A Right, Not A Privilege For Muslims – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has canvassed fair treatment for Muslims across the nation. According to him, Muslims want nothing but a very peaceful and stable Nigeria. The Sultan made this position known in Benin …

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Why We Declared Journalist, Two Others Wanted – Nigerian Army


The Nigerian Army has declared three persons wanted in connection with the Boko Haram insurgency and abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls. The wanted persons are Ahmed Salkida, a journalist also known as “Ambassador”, Ahmed Umar Bolori and the only female among them, Aisha Wakil. The Army declared them wanted following the …

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interview with IKENNA ANABI


Ikenna Anabi is a 13-year-old boy in JSS 3 who does not only love to watch football, he plays it actively and is distinguishing himself as a talented player. Quite recently, Through the Copa Coca-Cola U-15 football tournament, Ikenna was selected to join other young talented footballers across different countries …

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Police Parades Four Suspected Kidnappers and defilers In Taraba

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The Nigeria Police in Taraba State on Saturday paraded four persons for offences ranging from kidnapping and defiling underage girls. The State Commissioner of Police Mr Yakubu Babas, who paraded the suspects, said they were arrested by a team of SARS at their den in Tudun Wada area of Jalingo. …

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Lagos Shuts Hotel In Ikorodu For Alleged Criminal Activities


The Lagos State Government announced on Sunday that it as sealed until further notice the Western Lodge Hotel, located on Isawo Road, in Ikorodu area of the state, over alleged illegal and criminal activities. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde made this disclosure in a statement …

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Policeman Caught With 126KG Of Cannabis In Borno


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Borno State said it has arrested a serving policeman with 126 kilograms of Indian hemp also known as cannabis. Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, the state Commandant of NDLEA, Mr Ona Ogilegwu said the suspect was arrested at Njimtilo checkpoint while attempting …

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Flooding: Kwara Govt begins Sensitizing Residents On Danger

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The Kwara State Government has embarked on a sensitization program on the impeding flood to make residents aware of the danger of not hastening to move out of prone areas. The state government commences the program after been listed among the states likely to feel the impact of this year’s …

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Gov Ortom Directs Clean-Up Of Flood-Prone Areas

Samuel Ortom

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has directed sanitation agencies, residents and traders to start clearing all blocked drainage and cleaning of flood-prone areas including the Wurukum market to mitigate this year’s impending flood. The governor gave the directive while on an inspection tour of flood prone areas and …

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Woman In Police Net For Fracturing 5-Year-Old Step-Son’s Arms, Legs In Ogun


A housewife that goes by the name Fatimoh Olanrewaju has been apprehended by the Nigerian Police Force in Ogun State for allegedly breaking her five-year-old stepson’s arms and legs. According to reports, the woman has been over the years maltreating her victim, Iyanu Olanrewaju but she bit more than she …

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Bello Issues 7-day Ultimatum For Surrender Of Illegal Arms In Niger

Governor Sani Bello

Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has issued seven days ultimatum to individuals or groups with illegal firearms to surrender them to the appropriate authority in the state. He issued the ultimatum in a state broadcast on Saturday in Minna, the state capital. Gov. Bello spoke on the …

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My Govt Doesn’t Play Politics With Bayelsa Security – Dickson

Seriake Dickson

Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Saturday vowed not to play partisan politics with the handling of security issues in the state. He made the vow when the Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, led other senior police officers of the state police command, to pay him a courtesy …

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Religion Very Important To Nation Building – Oshiomhole


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said religion is very important in building a peaceful and virile nation. He made the assertion while declaring open the Annual Delegates Conference of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), in Benin City, the state capital on Saturday. According to Oshiomhole, …

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Navy Arrests Two Over Attacks On Chevron Facilities In Warri


The Nigerian Navy authorities at NNS DELTA, Warri, on Saturday, said two middle-aged men suspected to be involved in the attacks on Chevron facilities in Delta State, have been arrested. The Commander of the Naval Base in Delta State, Commander Joseph Dzunve, told journalists that the suspects were apprehended in …

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Militancy: Air Force To Launch Operation In South-South


The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday declared that the counter insurgency operations would soon shift to the South-South region of the country, where there has been an upsurge of militancy in recent times. He said: ‎”the challenges in the north east has been substantially addressed, …

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