Friday , 21 October 2016

Metro News

Angry Mob Sets Police Station Ablaze In Zamfara


The Magazu Police Station in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State has been set ablaze by angry youths following altercation between the police and the people in the community. According to reports, trouble started after a suspect, Ibrahim Muhammad, who hails from the area reportedly lost his life in police custody. …

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Gov Wike Restates Commitment To Massive Food Productiong


Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike has said that his administration will remain committed toward providing enabling environment for massive production of food. He stated this during a presentation at the 2016 World Food Day celebration in Port-Harcourt on Monday. The gov who was represented by his deputy, Dr Ipalibo …

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Anambra Gov Offers Automatic Employment To Physically Challenged Graduates

Willie Obiano

All physically challenged graduates of Anambra State origin have been offered automatic employment by Governor Willie Obiano as part of the state government’s determination to reduce their hardships. Obiano, who spoke weekend through the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu during a cultural carnival for Anambra Central Senatorial …

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Patients Flee Kaduna Hospital Over Curfew


Following the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, patients on admission at the Kafanchan General hospital have deserted the hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that most patients said they were leaving the hospital for safety reasons. A mother, Mrs Sarah Musa, said her daughter …

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Ogun Workers Issue Government Fresh 72 Hours Ultimatum


The organized labour in Ogun state on Monday, issued a fresh 72 hours ultimatum to the Ogun state government after the expiration of the 23-day to embark of full strike. The workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint National Public …

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Femi Otedola Drops Off Forbes Billionaires’ List After Losing $1.3 billion


Oil mogul Femi Otedola has fallen out of the exclusive list of Africa’s Billionaires after his net worth dropped from $1.8 billion to $550 million due largely to a massive drop in the stock price of his petroleum marketing company, Forte Oil. According to FORBES, Forte Oil’s share price was …

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi is a year older today!


Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is celebrating his 42nd birthday, today. In celebration, here are 10 stunning photos of the royal father… Ooni and Olori

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Man, 40, Docked For Defiling Minor In Kano


A 40-year-old businessman, Cosmos Ajibo, was on Monday arraigned before Kano Magistrate’s Court for allegedly having a canal knowledge of a 10-year-old girl. The prosecutor, Insp. Junaidu Aminu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 19, at about 5.00p.m in Unguwar Tsamiya Quarters, Takai Local Government. He said that …

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Sokoto To Immunize 1.8 Million Children Against Polio


Sokoto State Government says it is targeting no fewer than 1.8 million children under five years in the ongoing four-day polio immunisation exercise. Deputy Gov.Ahmed Aliyu, disclosed this on Monday in Sokoto in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Aliyu, who is also the Chairman, State Taskforce …

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Nigeria Customs Dismiss 17 Officers For Drug Addiction, Certificate Forgery


The Nigeria Customs Service has dismissed 17 junior officers for offences ranging from drug addiction, certificate forgery, theft and absence from duty. Public relations officer of customs, Wale Adeniyi said, ”Appointment of two other Officers have been terminated for absence from duty while one Officer was retired for drug addiction. …

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Lagos Taskforce Destroys 2 Million Litres Of Mixed Diesel


Bunkers containing over 2 million litres of mixed diesel have been dislodged and destroyed by operatives of the Lagos State Task Force. The taskforce conducted their operation in Orile due to a series of petitions submitted to the Office of the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force SP Olayinka Egbeyemi. 25 containers and …

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ex-wife, Anita Marries European Lover


New report from says Pastor Anita Oyakhilome, the former wife of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy, has remarried. According to the report, instead of the normal Anita Ebhodaghe that she uses, the mother-of-two was said to have added another last name when she introduced herself on October 3, …

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Two Die As Fire Engulf Bayelsa State Internal Revenue Boss’ Residence


A fire outbreak at the residence of the Bayelsa Chairman of Board of Internal Revenue, Mr Nimibofa Ayawei, on Saturday claimed two lives, witnesses said. The two victims were Ayawei’s son and his girlfriend, who were in the building, located in Akenfa, a suburb of Yenagoa. Sympathizers and residents assisted …

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Emir In Kebbi State Rallies Parents To Embrace Polio Immunization


Alh. Muhammad Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu and Chairman of Kebbi State Council of Chiefs, has called on parents to ensure their children were immunized in the current polio campaign in the state. The traditional ruler made the call during the Immunisation Plus Days Flag Off Ceremony (IPD) ceremony in …

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FRSC Prosecutes 42 Traffic Offenders In Delta



The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Delta State has said that it prosecuted 42 traffic offenders and secured the conviction of one. The Sector Commander, Mr Rindom kumven, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Saturday that the offenders were charged with 115 traffic offences. Kumven …

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Police Confirm Destruction Of Properties Worth Millions Of Naira In Niger State


The Niger State Police command on Saturday confirmed that the communal clash between two communities in the state brought about destruction of houses and farmlands worth millions of naira. This was revealed by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, in an interview with reporters in Minna, …

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Alaafin of Oyo Celebrates 78th birthday


Ths Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi stepped out in an all-white traditional attire as he celebrated his 78th birthday yesterday. The traditional ruler was joined by his beautiful Oloris, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola and other council members as he performed Jumat Prayers at the Central Mosque in Oyo state. See photos …

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Folorunso Alakija’s Son, Folarin Set To Wed


Another high society wedding is set to rock Lagos this November as Folorusho Alakija’s son, Folarin will be saying ‘I do’ for the second time. Folarin, who was once married to a white lady, will be remarrying on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the grand ballroom of Oriental Hotel in …

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Flood Renders 4,000 Homeless, Destroy Farms In Cross River


A flood that occurred as a result of persistent rainfall in some communities in Cross River State have rendered over 4,000 persons homeless while as many as 900 farms were also destroyed. This is revealed in a statement issued by the Assistant Director of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency …

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Governor Emmanuel Sacks Commissioners

Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom State Governor

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has dissolved the State Executive Council. A statement issued on Saturday evening by the Secretary to the State Government, Etekamba Umoren, said the commissioners were to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their ministries. No reason was given for the decision. …

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