Monday , 25 July 2016

Metro News

Inspector General Of Police Orders Arrest Of Plateau Monarch Killers

ibrahim idris

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the Deputy-Inspector-General of Police, operations, Joshack Habilla, to speedily facilitate the arrest of the killers of Lazarus Agaie, the traditional ruler of Bokkos community in Plateau. The IG issued the directive in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Don Awunah, …

Read More »

Soldiers Open Fire On Irate Youths In Jos, Kill One

Nigerian soldiers

Soldiers serving with the Special Task Force on Jos crisis on Thursday opened fire on rampaging youth who blocked a road in Bokkos Local Government Area, in protest of the killing of a monarch. According to reports by PREMIUM TIMES, at least one person was killed and five others injured. …

Read More »

Nigerian Govs Seeks Vodacom Partnership On Agriculture, Health and Education

Nigerian governors forum

The Nigerian Governors Forum in a meeting at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa on Wednesday night is set to partner with telecommunications giant, Vodacom, on how to improve health, education and agriculture in the country. The Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari told State House correspondents at the …

Read More »

Nigerian Army Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Hostages In Borno


The Nigerian Army said last night that its troops rescued a total of 80 hostages mostly women and children held captive by Boko Haram terrorists in Garere village in Borno State in an operation which resulted in the death of 42 insurgents and large scale number of arms and ammunition …

Read More »

Niger Demands 13% Derivation In Allocation Of Electricity From Hydro Dams

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello

The Niger State Government has demanded 13 per cent derivation in the allocation of electricity generated from the nation’s three hydro-electricity dams located in the state. The State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, made the demand yesterday in Minna, the state capital, at a stakeholders meeting with representatives of communities hosting …

Read More »

FG, Oil Majors Reach Agreement On Sacked Workers


The Federal Government on Wednesday reached an agreement with some major oil marketers to recall sacked workers as demanded by the sector’s labour unions. This was the outcome of a reconvened meeting between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and the Petroleum Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN), …

Read More »

NNPC To Establish $300m Agro-Energy Project In Benue


As part of efforts by the Federal Government to diversify the nation’s economy, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has concluded plans to establish an energy renewable plant in Benue State using agricultural products NNPC”s Group General Manager of Renewable Energy Division, Rabiu Suleiman, revealed this yesterday during a visit …

Read More »

NCC Seeks Right Of Way Approval For Telecom Companies

Prof Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has appealed to the three tiers of government to strictly adhere to the Resolution of the National Economic Council (NEC) on the right of way, which stipulates taxes to be charged telecommunication operators in the country. …

Read More »

Katsina Man Arraigned For Inciting Disaffection Against Gov. Masari

Governor Aminu Bello Masari

The Katsina State police command has arraigned a man, Muhammad Abdulkadir, before a Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly inciting disaffection against the state government. The prosecutor, Altine Ragiji told the court that Abdulkadir was arrested on July 7, after he allegedly committed the said offence against the State Governor, Aminu …

Read More »

CAN Won’t Be Anti-Government, Says New President, Ayokunle

Supo Ayokunle

The newly sworn-in President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has declared that the association would not be anti-government, but that government should also not be anti-CAN. Ayokunle spoke Wednesday in Abuja after his swearing-in as the 7th elected President of CAN. He said though CAN …

Read More »

NAFDAC Confiscates Unregistered Drugs Worth N25m In Enugu


The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, impounded 152 cartons of unregistered Dizapam tablets B.P. worth over N25 million. The drugs which were manufactured at Mumbai, India by Shalina Laboratories PVT. Ltd were released to NAFDAC by Customs Service officials who seized them at the …

Read More »

NIS Intercepts Bus Conveying Children In Ebonyi


The Nigeria Immigration Service in Ebonyi State, yesterday, intercepted an 18-seater white bus with registration number-Lagos LDD-468XH, customized with ‘Ondo State Sunshine Express’ conveying 18 persons including underage children suspected to be victims of human trafficking. The State Acting Controller of NIS, Barrister Okey Ezugwu while answering questions from newsmen …

Read More »

3,000 Capacity Truck Park To Be Ready By Sept To Ease Apapa Traffic


As part of efforts to find lasting solution to the recurring gridlock along Mile 2 – Apapa expressway, a temporary truck park to hold about 3,000 trucks and tankers is to be completed in the next two months. The project is being financed by a private firm, supported by a …

Read More »

Acting IGP Idris Visits DSS Boss, Seeks Collaboration

Ibrahim Idris-DG DSS-Lawal Musa Daura

The acting Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday visited the Director General, Department of State Services, Lawal Musa Daura, in Abuja in continuation of his familiarization visit to security agencies. During the visit to the DSS, Idris told Daura that he was seeking the cooperation and collaboration of the …

Read More »

Police Vow To Fish Out Killers Of Newly-Wed Bride In Kano


The police in Kano on Tuesday vowed to arrest those behind the murder of a newly-wed bride in Sha’iskawa village of Danbatta Local Gover‎nment Area of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Magaji Majiya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the command had …

Read More »

Soldiers Arrest Two For Ferrying Petroleum Products To Boko Haram

Boko Haram fuel suppliers

Two persons were on Tuesday arrested when a large consignment of petroleum products they were ferrying to Boko Haram insurgents in some yet-to-be identified locations, were intercepted by soldiers manning one of the entry checkpoints to the city of Maiduguri, Borno State. The two suspects, Muhammadu Adamu, who was the …

Read More »

It’s Unfair To Blame Herdsmen For Killing Of Plateau Traditional Ruler — Sultan

The new Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday condemned the killing of a first class traditional ruler in Plateau State. Gunmen suspected to assassins on Monday attacked and killed Lazarus Agai, the Saf Ron Kurele, while returning to Bokkos from a visit to his farm in Sha District. …

Read More »

We’re Studying Metuh, Amosu, Umar’s Plea Bargain Requests – EFCC


Three high profile accused persons on trial for alleged corruption, are eager to refund their “loot”, in order to stave off likely conviction. The accused are willing to refund cash and give up property acquired with their illegal wealth, it was learnt yesterday. Those that fall under this category are …

Read More »

Navy Arrests Avengers’ Major Logistics Supplier


The Nigerian Navy (NN) has said it had arrested a suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers. This is contained in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, and made available to newsmen in Abuja. According to Ezekobe, the suspect who was picked up on July …

Read More »

[email protected] Celebration will Boost Tourism – Gov Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured people of the State that his administration is putting in place strategies to develop the tourism and hospitality potentials available in the five administrative divisions of the State. Mr. Ambode stated this recently at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja,during the second festival colloquium …

Read More »