Friday , 21 July 2017

Metro News

Eko Disco Announces 9-Hour Power Outage On Lagos Island

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Saturday said there would be a nine-hour power outage in Lagos Island, Victoria Island and Ikoyi on Monday January 23. The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, said this in a statement Saturday. “We which to inform our consumers that …

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Borno Council Chairman Reportedly Kidnapped By Gunmen

Unknown gunmen on Friday night kidnapped the Chairman of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, Modu Guja, a Police source have said. According to a report by PREMIUM TIMES, the kidnappers came in tricycle to the residence of Modu Guja on Lagos Street in Maiduguri, the state capital. The …

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Anti-Ambode Protesters Storm Tinubu’s House

The Ikoyi Bourdillon residence of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was on Thursday besieged by aggrieved residents of Olokonla community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State over planned demolition of their houses by the Lagos State Government. The protesters were …

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Oyo State Sets Up Committee Over Fulani Herdsmen-Farmers Clash

The Oyo state government has constituted stakeholder committees to look into the crisis between Fulani herdsmen and farmers. The committees would look at the crisis both at state and local government levels. The government has urged the groups involved not to take laws into their hands. The Special Adviser to …

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NYSC Members To Benefit From NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) said it would enroll members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the health scheme to enable them have access to quality healthcare. A statement by NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, in Abuja on Friday, said Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof. …

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Drama as Jonathan Visits Obasanjo’s Country Home

There was mild drama in the Ibogun hometown of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Ogun state, on Friday, when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan came visiting. According to TheCable, the immediate past president arrived Ibogun to a warm reception by members of the community. The people sang, danced, and lined up the …

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Kaduna NUJ De-registers Shiite-Owned Al-Mizan Newspaper

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, says it has de-registered Shite sect-owned Al-Mizan Newspaper with immediate effect. The NUJ announced the decision in a statement signed by the State Secretary of the union, Dauda Idris-Doka, in Zaria on Friday. “The decision was taken after the Executive Council …

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Sokoto Police Commissioner Confirm Release Of Abducted Director, 3 Others

The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Mr Mohammed Abdulkadir, has confirmed the release of Alhaji Bello Bodinga, Director of Finance, Isa Local Government and three others, abducted by unknown gunmen on Sokoto-Isa Road on Monday. The other victims were Bodinga’s Deputy, Alhaji Abdulkadir Ibrahim; Staff Officer, Mrs Hassana Mohammed; …

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Enugu Police Rescues Kidnapped Girl Sold For N350,000

The Enugu State Police Command said that it had burst a kidnapping and human trafficking syndicate that abducted and sold a four-year-old girl in Abia for N350,000. Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement that the little girl’s kidnap was aided by a family member from Inyi community …

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TVC and InfoWARE Limited Partner to Enhance Business Programs

As part of its commitment to inspire growth and development in the Africa business market with innovative programming and content, Television Continental has announced its partnership with InfoWARE Limited, a Business Software and Technology Company. With this partnership, TVC will be the first to broadcast live market data with an …

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5 Stunning Photos of Maje Ayida’s Caribbean Baby Mama, Crystal Cunningham

Toke Makinwa had revealed in her best selling book, ‘On Becoming’, that her estranged husband Maje Ayida had a baby mama long before they married and before his other side chick Anita Solomon had their son. Although, the fitness expert and the mystery lady may have been seperated for long, …

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238 Inmates Awaiting Trial In Auchi Prisons, Official Says

    No fewer than 238 inmates are awaiting trial at the Medium Security Prisons Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo. The Assistant Comptroller, Auchi Prisons, Olorunfemi Obende, gave the figure in a statement on Thursday in Auchi. Mr. Obende said that the figure comprised 234 male and four …

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458 Schools In Osun Risks Closure Over Registration

The Osun Government on Thursday gave two weeks ultimatum to owners of unregistered schools in the state to register them with the state Ministry of Education or stand the risk of closure. The warning is contained in a statement signed by Festus Olajide, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and …

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Navy To Assist Police In The Rescue Of Abducted Students, Staff Of Isheri School

The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday said it would collaborate with the police to the rescue the abducted persons of the Nigerian Turkish International College, Isheri, Ogun State. This followed the call for help by the police to the military. The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok Ette-Ibas, announced this …

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Melinda Gates Gives Kaduna Govt Thumbs Up On Child Health, Others

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been commended for his leadership in improving child health. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF, gave this assessment when she visited Kaduna on Wednesday. Mrs. Gates, whose plane landed at the Kaduna Airport, told the governor that the …

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EFCC Arrests Councillor, 4 Others For Allegedly Diverting 300 Bags Of Rice Meant For IDPs

A Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, and four others have been arrested by the Maiduguri office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for the alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice. The rice was donated by Danish Refugee Council, …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rosabon Financial Services Loans

It’s a New Year and the excitement of the Christmas celebrations has worn out leaving many with an almost empty wallet and the eagerness for January’s salary which may not come till the next few weeks. This has left many confused and agitated as to how to handle some financial …

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Garuba Umar appointed Lagos State Commissioner of police

Garuba Umar has been appointed as the new commissioner of police of Lagos State. Umar, who once served as Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Ikoyi and as Mobile Police Unit 19 Commander, in Port Harcourt, replaces Fatai Owoseni, who has been posted to the National Institute of Policy and Strategic …

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Kidnappers Of Sokoto Finance Director, 3 Others Demand N250m Ransom

The kidnappers of the Director of Finance of Isa Local Government in Sokoto State, Alhaji Bello Bodinga, and three others, have demanded for a N250 million ransom, according to the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Abdulkadir. Bodinga was on Monday abducted by nine gunmen that were clad in military uniform …

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Drama As Motorcycle Thief Defecates Inside Courtroom In Lagos

A 38-year-old unemployed man, Hussein Mohammed, defecated in the dock at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday while standing trial for alleged theft of a motor cycle valued at N65,000. The accused was arraigned before Magistrate G. O. Anifowose on a charge of stealing. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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