Tuesday , 17 January 2017

Metro News

NAFDAC Uncovers Fake Wine Factories In Onitsha, Arrests 9 Suspects


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has arrested nine suspects connected with alleged fake wine and beverage manufacturing factories at the Relief Market, Onitsha. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this followed a special raid and enforcement operation of the Federal Government’s ban on …

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Army Arrests 963 Boko Haram Suspects In Borno


  The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had arrested about 963 persons suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists during an operation between January 4 and January 9. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this at the weekly review of the Operation Rescue Final at Maimalari …

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Check out Warri billionaire Ayiri Emami’s 1965 Bentley Automobile


The billionaire has been spotted at different locations in Lagos with his new acqusition, a 1965 Classic Bentley automobile. Since manufactured, the automobile has become the ultimate expression of power and luxury. With custom interiors, high-powered engines and traditional qualities of sumptuous trim and fabrics, the 1965 Bentley is tailored …

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Court Remands 15-Year-Old Student For Defiling 3-Year-Old Girl In Lagos


A 15-year-old secondary school student, who allegedly raped a three-year-old girl, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who resides with his parents at Adeyemi Makinde Street, Alagbado, a suburb of Lagos State, is facing a charge of defilement. Prosecutor Simeon Inuoha told the court that …

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Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Begins 3-Day Warning Strike


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has declared a nationwide strike beginning from today. The strike which will affect the flow of petrol to filling stations, has shut down seven crude flow stations in the Niger Delta, a union official said on Wednesday. The strike is …

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Police Arrest Masterminds Of Southern Kaduna Killings


Some of the masterminds of the attacks and killings in southern Kaduna have been arrested, Governor Nasir el-Rufai, said on Tuesday. El-Rufai unveiled the names of the suspects when he visited the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyle Abeh. He vowed that government would ensure that all those involved in …

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Staff Of Kogi State Polytechnic Protests Non-Payment Of Salaries


Workers of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja on Tuesday took to the streets in protest against the non-payment of salaries. The workers, who took over all routes leading to the institution, held placards some of which indicated that more than 20 per cent of them had not been paid salaries for …

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Former Katsina Gov. Shema Appears In Court Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds

Ibrahim Shema

The immediate past governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, has appeared in court for alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure as governor. Mr. Shema was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Bako by the Katsina state government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday. He, however, did not take …

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NSCDC Discovers Boko Haram Bomb Timers In Maiduguri


The Borno State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday said it had discovered ‘’Count down Timers’’ used by Boko Haram terrorists to detonate explosives. The Commandant of the corps, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure while speaking with reporters in Maiduguri, the state capital. …

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Wife Seeks Divorce Over Husband’s Defiling Of Daughter


A house wife, Mrs Olamide Bola, on Tuesday told an Akure Customary Court, that her husband, Mr Ogunlana Bola had sex with her daughter more than once. The complainant is seeking divorce of her 5-year-old marriage that produced a 4-year-old boy. According to her, she can no longer tolerate the …

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Gunmen Kill Professor After Dedicating New Car In Benue


A lecturer at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Professor Gabriel Okayi, on Monday was gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen at his residence in Asase community in North Bank area of Makurdi. The gunmen, it was learnt stormed the house of the university don at about 3:00 am and shot him …

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2 Missing Police Officers In Adamawa Herdsmen Attack Found Dead


The Adamawa State Police Command have confirmed the death of the two mobile police officers declared missing on Sunday following an attack by suspected “Fulani militia” on three villages in Demsa Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Othman Abubakar, told journalists …

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Generally, life works clockwise, taking you round in circles as you begin the year in January and end it in December only to start the process again. The difference however, is that change is constant and your decisions at the beginning of the year determines how the rest of the …

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How We Lost N130m To Ghost Farmers In 2016 – C/River Govt

Ben Ayade

Cross River Government lost over N130 million revenue in 2016 due to allocation of cocoa farms to ghost farmers, Oscar Ofuka, Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Cocoa Development, has said. Mr. Ofuka made the disclosure on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar. …

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Kwara Teachers Embark On Fasting And Prayers Over Unpaid Salary Arrears


Thousands of teachers in public primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Kwara say they have embarked on fasting and prayer to ensure payment of their six months’ salary arrears by state government. The Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Toyin Salihu, disclosed this …

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Photos from Senator Dino Melaye’s soul-train themed birthday party


Senator Dino Melaye turned a year older recently. To celebrate, the Kogi state Senator had a soul train themed party at his Abuja residence. See more photos below.

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Pastor Remanded For Cutting Off Wife’s Breasts In Ibadan


A 61 year old man, Adejare Adebayo who was identified as a pastor has been remanded in Agodi Prison Custody, Ibadan by a Magistrate Court for allegedly using a knife to cut off the breast of his wife. After cutting off the left breast of his wife, Mrs. Risikayat Adegbule …

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Ambode Signs 2017 Budget Into Law


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday signed the N812.998bn Y2017 Appropriation Bill into Law, with a promise that it would be judiciously implemented to consolidate on the modest milestones recorded in the last 18 months and propel the State to a path of prosperity. The Governor, who spoke at a …

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25-Year-Old Man In Court For Beating Lady To A Coma In Nasarawa


A 25-year-old student, Izuchukwu Victor, appeared in a Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa, on Monday for allegedly beating a lady, Confidence Ituma, to a coma. Victor of no fixed address is facing a four-count of criminal trespass, defamation of character, assault and causing hurt. The Prosecutor, Mr Heman Donald, told …

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