Thursday , 29 September 2016

Metro News

Lagos, Ogun Police Officers To Undergo Mental Evaluation


Mental tests for armed policemen will be carried out by the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State. The Assistant Inspector-General, Zone 2, Abdulmajid Ali, said that the test was to maintain standards in the handling of arms, and police activities in Lagos and Ogun, the states the zone covers. Ali, …

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Lagos Signs MoU With AWIEF On $300m Fund To Empower Women Entrepreneurs


Lagos State Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) expected to facilitate the process of ensuring that women entrepreneurs have access to $300 million fund to boost their businesses. The State’s Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, …

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Man Granted N550,000 Bail For Committing N500,000 Fraud


A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday granted a 24-year-old man, Emmanuel Ogbonna, a bail of N550,000, for allegedly defrauding a woman of N500,000 after impersonating a Senegalese businessman. The judge, Umar Kagarko, also ordered the defendant to produce one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. Mr. …

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Couple Jailed 14 Years For Luring Girls Into Prostitution


Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday sentenced a couple to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine, for human trafficking. Abdulmaleek convicted Idowu Folorunso, 37, and his wife, Titilayo, and sentenced them to seven years imprisonment each. She said the prosecution provided overwhelming oral, …

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FG Set To Reintroduce Weigh Bridges – Fashola


The Federal Government is set to reintroduce the use of weigh bridges on the nation’s highways, the Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said on Tuesday. He made the disclosure while fielding questions from reporters at the ongoing Made in Nigeria (MAIN) Summit 2016 at the Eko …

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Boko Haram Slaughters 8, Hoists Flag In Borno Villages

Boko Haram flag

Boko Haram has over-run some villages in Borno State and hoisted its flag in at least three of such conquered territories, a security source has disclosed. The terrorists reportedly slaughtered at least eight persons, including a village elder during the attack, a security source and residents told the BBC on …

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Plateau Records 50 Cases Of Child r*pe In Just Four Months


The Plateau State government has revealed a shocking statistic that indicates that about 50 children of all sexes have been defiled in the state in the past four months alone, saying there has been a surge in the crime. “Our records show 50 recent cases of r*pe in the state. …

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Lagos Chief Judge Frees 20 Inmates At Ikoyi Prisons


In exercise of her constitutional powers, the Lagos State Chief Judge,  Justice Oluwafumilayo Atilade, on Tuesday released 20 inmates of Ikoyi Prisons awaiting trial. Atilade, who made the pronouncement at a mini-court session conducted at the prisons, told the inmates:“Go and sin no more”. The gesture was part of activities marking …

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Police Arrest 7 For Murder In Ebonyi


The Ebonyi State Police Command have arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of a 25- year -old man, Ndubisi Nwali. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victim hailed from Effium, Ohaukwu local government area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), George …

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Police Arrests 3 For Throwing Girl Into Well In Kano


Three women have been arrested by the Kano State State Police Command over attempted murder of a little girl. Confirming the arrest, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, said the girl was thrown into an old well in Gayawa village, Ungoggo Local Government Area of the state. According to him, …

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Faith Oyedepo Felicitates With David Oyedepo At 62


These two are just so cute. The Popular Bishop turns 62 years old today and his wife, Faith Oyedepo was busy sneaking into her social media page for a good cause–to wish her love of 34 years a Happy 62nd Birthday! She wrote; “Happy 62nd Birthday to my Wonderful husband! …

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Senator Dino Melaye’s Vintage 1958 Model Benz


Everyone knows that Senator Dino Melaye is a car freak, but did you know that the APC stalwart also prefers his autos old-school as well? The controversial senator adds to his luxurious car collection as he’s spotted driving around in two newly acquired vintage 1958 Model Benz Cars in Abuja …

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Kalu Ikeagwu Arrested By Police

Kalu Ikeagwu

Contrary to earlier reports that actor Kalu Ikeagwu was abducted by gunmen in front of his Gbagba Crescent flat in Ogba, Lagos yesterday afternoon, new details have emerged of what really transpired between the actor and the heavily armed men. According to, the newly married actor was actually arrested …

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Community Petitions Ambode Over ‘Omo Onile’ Activities


Residents of Gloryland Estate, in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), of Alimosho, have urged Lagos state governor Akinwumi Ambode in a petition to save them from activities of land-grabbers (Omo-onile). Property owners at Glory Estate are accusing Omo oniles in the area of selling Right of Ways (RoWs) under high tension wires to tipper …

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Recession: Slash Allowances Instead Of Selling Assets, ACF Advices FG


The economic recession in the country is not a justification for the call to sell off some national assets to raise much-needed foreign exchange, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said. The group, which strongly kicked against the proposal, suggested that allowances of public officers and government overhead cost should …

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Melaye To Minister: Order Your Men To Slaughter Cows Roaming On Streets Of FCT


The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, on Monday asked the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, to order herdsmen out of the nation’s capital city of Abuja. Concerns have continued to mount about the activities of herdsmen across the FCT in recent months, as cows could be …

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Presidential Directive Assured Boko Haram’s Defeat – Buratai


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has extolled President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership capability, recalling how a single presidential directive led to unprecedented victory against Boko Haram. Buratai, who delivered a speech at a conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in Lake Chad Basin held in Yola, the Adamawa …

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Court Orders Removal Of Kwankwasiyya Inscriptions From Public Structures In Kano


A Kano High Court presided over by Justice Lawan Wada yesterday granted an injunction against the inscription of the word Kwankwasiyya on public structures in the state. The ruling came over one month after the Kano House of Assembly ordered the removal of Kwankwasiyya inscriptions from all public buildings in …

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Man Jailed 30 Months For Stealing Slippers In Kano


For stealing 35 pairs of slippers, a Kano Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Rijiyar Zaki on Monday, sentenced a serial thief, Rabiu Sani, 22, to 30 months imprisonment. The Senior Magistrate, Aminu Fagge, sentenced Mr. Sani to two years and six months after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge …

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Proposed Assets Sale: FG To Include Buy-Back Clause In Agreement


As the Federal Government weighs the option of selling off some of its national assets, a top official of the current administration has disclosed that there are plans to include a buy-back clause in any of the assets sold in order to guarantee an opportunity to repurchase them, if circumstances …

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