Tuesday , 21 February 2017

Metro News

Adamawa Judiciary Sacks Two Judges, Demotes Another

The Adamawa Judiciary Service Commission has announced the removal of two magistrates and the demotion of another court judge. The government announced the disciplinary action in a statement issued by Susana Elam, the Secretary of the Commission, on Wednesday in Yola. Ms. Elam said that the action took immediate effect. …

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EFCC Confiscates UMTH’s Former Director’s Property

A house belonging to the former Assistant Director (Finance and Account), of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Mahmud Deji Sambo, was on Monday confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Sambo is currently facing trial with Musti Bukar for allegedly stealing N58 million belonging to the hospital with …

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Suicide Bombers Shot Dead After Launching Separate Attacks On Mosque And Security Post In Maiduguri

Attempts by suicide bombers to attack a mosque and a security post in Borno State have been foiled by vigilant security men and volunteers. According to reports, the incidents occurred at Usmanti and Kaleri area of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State. The first attack occurred just after midnight …

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Fayose Prevents DSS From Arresting Controversial Preacher, Apostle Suleiman In Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State in the early hours on Wednesday stopped the operatives of Department of State Services from arresting the founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The pastor who is in the state for a two-day crusade that started on Tuesday was …

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8 Injured As Commercial Bus Collides With Tanker And A Car In Lagos

Eight persons were confirmed injured in an accident that occurred at Gbagada area of Lagos State on Monday involving a fuel tanker, a danfo (commercial bus) and a car According to reports, no lives were lost in the accident which caused a heavy traffic. But, for the quick intervention of the Lagos State …

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Police Arrests 2 UNILAG Students For Allegedly Attacking Vice Chancellor

The Police in Lagos state have arrested two students of the University of Lagos for allegedly attacking the Vice Chancellor with a view to disrupting the convocation week. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the arrest to journalists on Tuesday, said the leader of the group, who planned …

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Boko Haram Kills 3, Abduct Women In Borno Village

A village in the southern part of Borno State, Ndagu Village, Askira-Uba local government area has suffered a fresh attack after fleeing Boko Haram insurgents stormed the area in large numbers setting the entire village ablaze. According to a source, at least three people lost their lives while several women …

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Oyo Signs Bill Prohibiting Violence Against Women Into Law

Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Tuesday, signed into law a bill prohibiting violence against women in the state. Present at the signing ceremony of the bill to Prohibit Violence Against Women in Public and Private Life, at the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, the state capital, were the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for …

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Fulani Herdsmen Are Destroying Our Farms, Kwara Farmers Cry Out

Some farmers in Kwara state have decried the activities of herdsmen on their farms stressing that they are destroying farm produces and causing economic losses. The farmers who spoke to our correspondent said that there was an urgent need for the state government to intervene and control the herdsmen. They said …

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Sokoto Mass Wedding Committee Chairman Threatens To Quit Over Candidate Replacement

The chairman, Sokoto state Mass Wedding, Bello Aliyu has threatened to step down over a planned replacement of the 100 already shortlisted candidates for the forthcoming mass wedding in the state. Addressing a press conference at the Sokoto Press Centre, Aliyu alleged the Ministry For Religious Affairs was planning to …

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Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas Celebrates 60th Birthday in Style (Photos)

Former member of the Federal House of Representatives and daughter of late businessman, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, Jumoke, celebrated her 60th birthday recently. The APC stalwart was joined by family members, friends and well wishers including Minister of Transport Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, First Lady of Lagos state, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, Lagos …

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Kogi Sets Up 32-Man Panel To Vet Ghost Workers

A 32-man appeal panel has been inaugurated by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, to examine the litany of complaints over workers declared ghosts or ‘uncleared by the State Staff Verification and Complaints Review Committee’ The appeal panel was inaugurated today in Lokoja. The earlier review committee submitted its final …

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4 Dead As Lassa Fever Hits Plateau

The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kunden Deyin, Dr Kunden Deyin, said the state recorded four deaths, while laboratory tests confirmed five cases of Lassa fever since December 2016. Dr Deyin made this disclosure on Monday in Jos. According to him, “the mortality rate is as high as 80 per cent; …

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Beverly Osu Advised to Practice Her Lesbianism Indoors

Controversial actor, Uche Maduagwu has slammed former Big Brother Africa star, Beverly Osu over her kissing video. READ: Beverly Osu’s Namibian Girlfriend Reacts to Lesbianism Allegations He wrote; Shame! Shame!! Shame!!! The kind of “pikins” born now a days are a complete mistake. They are generations of wastefulness. I understand …

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Bauchi Selects 16,000 Rice Farmers For Anchor Programme

The Bauchi State government has selected 16,000 farmers to participate in its Anchor Borrowers Programme for the 2017 rice production scheme. Consultant to the state government on the programme, Dr Nura AbdulMalik, told the News Agency (NAN) on Sunday in Bauchi that the farmers were selected among 25,000 who registered …

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Police Confirm Attack On Fulani Community In Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Sunday confirmed that gunmen attacked Zankan village, a Fulani settlement in Kaura Local Government of the state. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Aliyu Usman, told reporters that the incident occurred at about 8.30 p.m. on Saturday. He said that one person was killed …

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No Terrorist Hideout In Our Area – Community Leader

The Alagua of Agbeyangi Community in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State, Alhaji Aliyu Baba, has refuted the reports of influx of Boko Haram into the area. The community leader stated this on Sunday in Ilorin, the state capital saying the reports in the media were mere rumour and …

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Police Arrest Immigration Officer For Attacking Place Of Worship In Taraba

The Taraba State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the arrest of an armed immigration personnel by a local vigilance group. The spokesman of the police command, David Misal, said that the suspect, Mahmood Idris, broke into a place of worship and destroyed some properties. Mr. Misal explained that Mr. Idris, …

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Police Arrest Man For Duping 17 Victims Over Fake SARS Job In Kwara

The Kwara State Police Command have apprehended a man, identified as Kabiru Oladipupo, for his involvement in the scamming of seventeen job seekers. The 26-year-old Osun State indigene confessed to promising to get the victims a job at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, thereby duping them to the tune of N391, 550 in …

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First Rain Of The Year Destroys Houses, Farmlands In Ekiti

No fewer than 100 residential buildings were on Saturday destroyed in some towns in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti state by rainstorm. The incident which residents said began at about 4:00 pm, affected towns such as Odo Oro, Temidire,Oke Ijebu and Aiyedun, all in Ikole LGA. The first rain …

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