Friday , 24 March 2017

Metro News

Chinese Firm Secures Contract To Rehabilitate 58km Ibadan-Eruwa Road

A Chinese firm has secured the contract to rebuild the Ibadan-Eleyele Junction-Akufo Junction–Eruwa road at the cost of N10.39 billion. Mr Toye Arulogun, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,made this known in a statement he issued to newsmen in Ibadan on Friday. Residents had complained about the deplorable state …

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Cyril Oshiomole’s Campaign Poster Floods Edo As He Eyes Etsako Reps Seat

The campaign posters of Dr Cyril Oshiomhole, the first son of former Governor of Edo state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, have flooded Benin city and major towns in Etsako Federal constituency in Edo State. The posters were seen pasted in strategic locations in Auchi and other major communities in Etsako East, …

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Gov El-Rufai Appoints New Head Of Service

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i has announced the appointment of Mrs Bariatu Mohammed as the Kaduna State Head of Service. A statement issued on Friday in Kaduna by Samuel Aruwan, media aide to the governor said Mohammed who was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport succeeded Mrs Alisabatu Dada-Onazi …

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Akwa Ibom NLC Rejects Gov Udom’s New Year Gift

The Akwa State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have rejected a cow gift for Christmas and New Year given to them by Gov. Udom Emmanuel. The state Chairman of NLC, Etim Ukpong, explained on Friday in Uyo that the rejection was the unanimous decision of the congress at …

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Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Unoaku Anyadike Releases Stunning New Photos

As we countdown to the Miss Universe beauty pageant holding in the Philippines, Nigeria’s representative Unoaku Anyadike, has released some stunning new photos of herself. Set to hold on the 30th of January, the competition will feature 88 beauty queens from around the world.

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Sokoto Hisbah Records 157 Cases Of ‘Illegal’ Pregnancies

The Sokoto Hisbah Commission said on Thursday that it recorded 157 cases of “illegal” pregnancies involving under age and those who were 18 years old and above in 2016. Commandant of the Commission, Adamu Kasarawa, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto. Mr. …

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Buhari To Attend Ghana’s President-Elect, Akufo-Addo’s Inauguration

  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, January, 7 join other African leaders to attend the inauguration of Ghana’s new president Chief Nana Akufo-Addo, who was elected last December.  In a statement released on Friday by the Media Aide to the president, Femi Adesina, Buhari is expected to leave the Federal Capital …

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche evicted from hospital

Veteran Nollywood Actor Prince James has reportedly been evicted from Godspower Hospital in Festac Town, for failure to pay his hospital bills.   His son, Uche Jnr, made the disclosure before appealing to Nigerians to help save his father’s life. He wrote via instagram: Good morning Nigerians home and abroad, …

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Buhari Breaks Silence On Southern Kaduna, Orders Army To End Killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to take decisive measures to bring an end to the recurring acts of violence and destruction in the southern part of Kaduna State. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and …

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Police Arrests 4 For defiling Wife And Robbing Husband Of N35,000 In Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command have arrested four persons, Bala Mohammed, Dauda Damina, Mohammed Ahmed and Dahiru Mato for their involvement in the gang defiling of a housewife in Yali, the Ganjuwa area of the state. Reports say, the suspects on November 28, had the couple’s residence and attacked the …

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Lagos Assembly Prescribes Death Penalty For Kidnappers

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a law aimed at checking the spate of kidnapping in the state , with stiffer penalties including death sentence for offenders. The lawmakers passed the Bill for a Law to Provide for the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping and for Other …

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Kano Hisbah Destroys 1,000 Bottles Of Beer

The Kano State Hisbah Board says it destroyed over 1, 000 bottles of assorted beer which it confiscated in 2016. The Director General of the board, Abba Sufi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Kano. He said the products were intercepted by …

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Army Kills 5 Suspected Cultists In Rivers State

Troops of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday shot dead five suspected cultists during gun battle in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers, the army said. General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Kasimu Abdulkarim, who confirmed the killings, said the battle was part of “Operation …

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UNILORIN Promotes 583 Staff

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has approved the promotion of 583 staff, cutting across all cadres of the institution. This is contained in a memo from the Office of the Registrar, titled: “List of newly promoted staff with effect from Oct.1, 2016’’ and made available …

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3 Female Suicide Bombers Shot Dead In Adamawa

Three female suicide bombers were on Wednesday shot dead in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, officials have said. The officials said the three girls were on a mission to carry out suicide bombings at a crowded market in Gulak, before they were shot by soldiers and …

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Nasarawa Govt Uncovers Ghost Pensioners In LGAs

The Chairman of the Nasarawa State Chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Suleiman Wambai has said that many ghost pensioners have been uncovered on the payroll of local councils in the state. Wambai told newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia that the discovery was made after recent screening …

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Lagos-Based Doctor Face Murder Charges Over Surgery Gone Wrong

A Lagos-based medical practitioner, Olugbenga Farajimakin, was on Wednesday arraigned for allegedly partnering a “self-acclaimed doctor’’ to perform a Cesarean Section on a woman that led to her death. Farajimakin, 44, was docked at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a charge of conspiracy. The accused, however, …

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Vice Principal, 3 Others Arrested For defiling Students, Hawker In Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command have arrested a Vice Principal suspected of defiling his female student. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three other persons allegedly engaged in various cases of r*pe were also arrested by the police. A statement issued in Lafia on Wednesday by Idrisu Kennedy, the …

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Celebrating Honest Civil Servants on Reality TV in West Africa By: Anne Sophie Ranjbar, Associate Director of the Accountability Lab

In countries around the world plagued with systemic corruption, there are hidden heroes within the government who are standing up for accountability, despite the challenges and opposition they face in the process. Thus, in the fight against corruption, we have to think not just about “naming and shaming” corrupt officials, …

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Watch Funke Akindele and JJC’s house warming party in Lagos

Watch highlights as Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and husband JJC Skillz hosted a star-studded house warming party at their new home in Amen Estate, Lagos on Monday, 2nd January, 2017.

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