Monday , 24 April 2017

Metro News

Breaking: Panic As Medview Airline Plane Develops Fault Mid-Air

A Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was suspended midair after a fault was observed on the plane. A passenger on the flight said passengers suspected the plane, with flight number VL 2102, was faulty before takeoff, but they were assured by the pilot and the crew that all …

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Male Boko Haram Member Disguised As A Girl Killed By Troops (Graphic Photos)

The troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday shot dead a Boko Haram male suicide bomber who disguised as a girl in order to cause atrocity in Borno State. According to Muazu Alhaji Misiya, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the state who confirmed the development, said the terrorist …

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Police Apprehends 4 Suspected Kidnappers

The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested four suspected members of a vicious Kidnap for Ransom gang in Abuja and Kano, respectively. The suspects are: Uche Obiora, Michael Ishaku, Raphael Dauda and Mohammed Haruna, whose room was used to keep the victims for nine days at Mpape Quaters in …

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Armed Bandits Kill Businessman In Asaba In Attempt To Rob Him

Rampaging armed bandits in Asaba and its environs in Delta State on Monday allegedly shot a prominent businessman (name withheld) around the United Bank for Africa (UBA) along Nnebisi road when their attempt to snatch away a sack bag containing huge sums of money from him failed. Eye witness, Jude …

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Plane Crash Averted As Air Peace Plane Suffers Burst Tyre

A Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace on Monday suffered a burst tyre while preparing for take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the incident occurred at about 11 a.m. forcing the pilot to abort the flight. The aircraft was to convey 105 …

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RECESSION OR NOT, LIVE YOUR DESIRED LIFESTYLE!

Two years ago, Bodunde bought a brand new car as things were quite rosy and needed an easier way to shuttle between his home and office which was quite a distance. However, the cookie crumbled last year when he was relieved of his high paying job and had to settle …

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Gov Yari Seeks Refund Of N13bn Security Expenses From FG

The Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, on Sunday asked the Federal Government to refund N13 billion his government has incurred on fighting cattle rustling and armed banditry in the state since 2011. Mr. Yari made the request while conducting the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, on an inspection …

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Bauchi Owes Retirees N15bn Gratuity – State NLC Chairman

The Chairman, Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Hashimu Gital, said that the state government owed retirees N15 billion in accumulated gratuity. Mr. Gital said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi on Sunday. “The problem here is the accumulated gratuity amounting …

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Photos: Ebonyi Gov Emerges Chairman Southeast Governor’s Forum

Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi has been elected as the Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum Umahi was unanimously endorsed at a meeting of the forum attended by all the governors from the zone in Enugu on Sunday. Announcing the development after the meeting, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, said that …

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PDP Wins All Chairmanship, Councillorship Seats In Gombe

The ruling People Democratic Party, PDP, in Gombe State has won all the seats contested in the Council polls conducted on Saturday. Announcing the result in Gombe on Sunday, Caleb Maina, Chief Returning Officer and Chairman of the Gombe State Independent Electoral Commission, GOSIEC, stated that PDP won all the …

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Police Rescues 26 From ‘Strange Mental Home’ In Osun

The Osun State Police Command said it has rescued 26 persons from what it described as “strange mental home” in Iwo area of the state. The Commissioner of Police, Olafimihan Adeoye, made the disclosure while briefing journalists on Sunday in Osogbo. He said the victims were dehumanised under the guise …

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President Buhari Condoles With Emir Of Katsina Over Mother’s Death

President Muhammadu Buhari has telephoned from London  the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman, over the death of the Emir’s  mother on Saturday. The Nigerian leader is having an extended vacation in London. He left Nigeria on 19 January and of recent has been making calls to his aides in …

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Kidnapped German Archaeologists Regain Freedom

The two German archaeologists, Peter Breunig and Johannes Buringer, kidnapped on Wednesday in Kaduna State have regained their freedom, a police source has revealed. According to the source, the victims were released on Saturday night “Yes, they were released last night (Saturday) by their kidnappers. No ransom was paid,” a senior police …

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Rivers Rerun: PDP Wins Etche Constituency Election

The candidates of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has been announced as the winner of the election for Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency of Rivers State. Announcing the results, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. Olushola Omotayo, at the INEC collation centre in Okehi, Etche Local Government Area of  the state. With …

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Borno PDP Declares Support For Sheriff

The Borno State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by Shettima Shehu on Saturday held a solitary meeting in support of the Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the party. The meeting attended by wards and local government Chairmen of the party declared its total support to Mr. Sheriff. Addressing …

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Gov Amosun Rescues Accident Victims

The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Saturday was on hand to rescue victims of a car accident along Akure-Ondo Highway. The governor, reports said was on his way back from the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, in Akure, when he stopped at the scene of …

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Air Force Bombs Boko Haram Location In Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet has struck Boko Haram insurgents hiding at Tagoshe/Mandara Mountain, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa said. Famuyiwa said that intelligence report by sister surface forces indicated that remnants of fleeing insurgents were gathered at the location, about 10 kms Southwest …

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Southern Kaduna Crisis Has Been Exagerated By Those Benefiting From It – Police Commissioner

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh on Friday said the crisis in Southern Kaduna has been largely exaggerated and used as a propaganda by those benefitting from it. Abeh said in Kafanchan while giving update on the security situation in the area, that some community leaders in the area were compounding the issues …

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Welder, Electrician Arrested While Attempting To Smuggle Cocaine At Lagos Airport

  Two suspected drug traffickers were on Friday apprehended by the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos while attempting to smuggle 2.035kg of cocaine concealed in cassava flour to Nairobi, Kenya and 2.485kg of cannabis to Qatar. Oluwasheto Abiodun, a 39-year-old electrician …

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Smugglers Abandon 6.155kg Of Heroin At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday discovered heroin weighing 6.155kg abandoned by drug smugglers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos State. Ahmadu Garba, the Commander of the NDLEA at the airport made this disclosure while displaying the banned substance to newsmen. He said the drug which came in …

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