Friday , 30 September 2016

Metro News

Kalu Ikeagwu Arrested By Police

Kalu Ikeagwu

Contrary to earlier reports that actor Kalu Ikeagwu was abducted by gunmen in front of his Gbagba Crescent flat in Ogba, Lagos yesterday afternoon, new details have emerged of what really transpired between the actor and the heavily armed men. According to, the newly married actor was actually arrested …

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Community Petitions Ambode Over ‘Omo Onile’ Activities


Residents of Gloryland Estate, in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), of Alimosho, have urged Lagos state governor Akinwumi Ambode in a petition to save them from activities of land-grabbers (Omo-onile). Property owners at Glory Estate are accusing Omo oniles in the area of selling Right of Ways (RoWs) under high tension wires to tipper …

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Recession: Slash Allowances Instead Of Selling Assets, ACF Advices FG


The economic recession in the country is not a justification for the call to sell off some national assets to raise much-needed foreign exchange, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said. The group, which strongly kicked against the proposal, suggested that allowances of public officers and government overhead cost should …

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Melaye To Minister: Order Your Men To Slaughter Cows Roaming On Streets Of FCT


The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, on Monday asked the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, to order herdsmen out of the nation’s capital city of Abuja. Concerns have continued to mount about the activities of herdsmen across the FCT in recent months, as cows could be …

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Presidential Directive Assured Boko Haram’s Defeat – Buratai


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has extolled President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership capability, recalling how a single presidential directive led to unprecedented victory against Boko Haram. Buratai, who delivered a speech at a conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in Lake Chad Basin held in Yola, the Adamawa …

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Court Orders Removal Of Kwankwasiyya Inscriptions From Public Structures In Kano


A Kano High Court presided over by Justice Lawan Wada yesterday granted an injunction against the inscription of the word Kwankwasiyya on public structures in the state. The ruling came over one month after the Kano House of Assembly ordered the removal of Kwankwasiyya inscriptions from all public buildings in …

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Man Jailed 30 Months For Stealing Slippers In Kano


For stealing 35 pairs of slippers, a Kano Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Rijiyar Zaki on Monday, sentenced a serial thief, Rabiu Sani, 22, to 30 months imprisonment. The Senior Magistrate, Aminu Fagge, sentenced Mr. Sani to two years and six months after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge …

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Proposed Assets Sale: FG To Include Buy-Back Clause In Agreement


As the Federal Government weighs the option of selling off some of its national assets, a top official of the current administration has disclosed that there are plans to include a buy-back clause in any of the assets sold in order to guarantee an opportunity to repurchase them, if circumstances …

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Dangote Refinery To Create 300,000 Jobs On Completion


The Dangote Industries Limited’s $17 billion refinery project will create over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs by the first quarter of 2019, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Olakunle Alake, has said. Alake made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, adding …

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Boko Haram Insurgents Are Merchants Of Fear – Shettima

Kaashim Shettima

Members of the Boko Haram sect have been described as “merchants of fear” by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State. The governor was reacting to Sunday’s explosion involving troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on administrative patrol, whose vehicles encountered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and ambush by insurgents between Miyanti and …

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Police Confirm Murder Of Traditional Ruler In Benue


The Benue State Police Command have confirmed the killing of chief Awuhe Alev, the traditional ruler of Mabayongo district, in Katsina Ala local government council of the state. Confirming the incidence on Monday to the News Agency of Nigeria, in Makurdi, the police public relations officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said …

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Edo 2016: IGP Idris Deploys 25,000 Policemen For Rescheduled Guber Polls

police-polling unit

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has approved the deployment of 25,000 policemen to secure the rescheduled governorship election in Edo State. The election was postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to Wednesday, September 28, following a security alert by the Police and the Department of …

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NDLEA Nabs Italy-Bound Passenger With Cocaine In Anus


Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have arrested an Italy-bound passenger for being in possession of wraps of narcotic drugs that tested positive for cocaine. The seizure, according to NDLEA spokesman, Ofoyeju Mitchel, weighed 375 grammes. The suspect, Anazodo …

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Sale Of National Assets Will Reduce Govt. Borrowing – Adeosun


The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has backed calls for the sale of some national assets to raise funds to reflate the economy out of recession, saying the move will reduce government borrowing. There has been a raging debate over the proposal to sell off some national assets to revive …

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No One Drowned During My Late Father’s Burial – Tompolo


Fugitive ex-militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, has dismissed as false, reports that four persons drowned in a boat mishap on their way to the venue of his late father – Thomas Ekpemupolo’s burial ceremony held in his hometown of Gbaramatu in Delta State. The spokesperson of the …

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Why Shekau Must Release Chibok Schoolgirls Unconditionally – Army

Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of over 200 abducted Chibok School girls by disputed Boko Haram leader, Abubabar Shekau. The Army made the call in response to the video released yesterday by Shekau, in which he reiterated the terrorist group’s demand for a swap deal. …

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Adamawa Gov Doesn’t Move Around In Bulletproof Cars, Says Abdulsalami

Abdulsalami Abubakar

Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), has urged the media to always verify facts before publishing and broadcasting their stories. He gave the advice while reacting to reports in a section of the media about the use of bulletproof cars by Adamawa State governor, Muhammad Umar Jubrilla Bindow, …

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Police Arrests 3 Suspected Kidnappers In Benue


The Police in Benue State said it has apprehended three suspected kidnappers that has been terrorizing the residents of Ohimini Local Government Area of the state. The suspects identified as Kelvin Ameh, Abdullahi Yahaya aka Oscar and Abubakar Hussain were arrested by operatives of the State Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, following …

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Photos: Accident On Third-Mainland Bridge


A multiple car collision occurred on the popular third-mainland bridge in Lagos. The accident involving a mini-truck and a red salon car occurred in the rush hour on Monday morning. The driver of the mini-truck lost control of his vehicle when his rear tire busted and ran into the oncoming …

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Protesting FUNAAB Workers Block Entrance To Varsity


Hundreds of workers, under the aegis of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have blocked the entrance of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun state. The workers are protesting against the alleged poor running of the institution by the current management. The workers, who gathered at the …

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