Friday , 21 July 2017

Metro News

Wife Stabs Husband To Death For His Inability To Provide Christmas Food

It was a black Christmas for the family of Mr and Mrs Romanus Odo, as the inability of the husband to provide money to buy food for Christmas has led to his killing by his wife. According to reports, the incident happened at Ikorodu area of Lagos State after the …

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Sokoto Discovers Coal In Commercial Quantity

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said that coal in commercial deposits had been discovered in the state. Tambuwal disclosed this in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, on Monday in Sokoto. The governor described the discovery as a major boost to Federal Government efforts at …

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Suicide Bomber Kills Self And Accomplice In Borno

A suicide bomber has killed herself and her accomplice in Kasuwan Shanu in Borno State, DSP Victor Isuku of the Borno State Police Command spokesman confirmed this on Monday. The police spokesman said in a statement that one of the suicide bombers detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to …

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Benue Police Arrests 24, Recover 20 Firearms In Special Yuletide Operation

The Benue State Police Command said it has arrested 24 suspected criminals and recovered about 20 different caliber of fire arms in a special onslaught launched to preserve lives and properties in the state. The suspects which included Mr. Terkura Agwaza, the elder brother of a militant leader in the …

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Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorist Arrested In Ikorodu, Lagos – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has revealed that a member of the dreaded sect, Boko Haram who was fleeing the onslaught of the Nigerian Army has been arrested in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Saturday. The military boss made this disclosure while speaking at the re-opening of Maiduguri-Gubio-Damasak …

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Ekiti APC Slams Pastor Adeboye For Supporting Fayose, Alleges Bribery

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has frowned at the comment made by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, yesterday commending the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for what he called the governor’s courage and willingness to defend his people and the …

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Shell Appeals To Ogoni Communities To Stop Pipeline Vandalism, Oil Theft

A campaign against crude oil theft mounted this year by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has highlighted the dangers of crude oil theft and sabotage of pipelines to more than 40 communities in the four local government areas in Ogoni land – Khana, Gokana, Tai and …

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FG To Re-Open Two Major Roads In Borno After Boko Haram Defeat

The Federal Government will formally re-open two major roads in Borno later today following the total defeat of Boko Haram in the North-East by the Nigerian military. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in a statement issued in Abuja. The roads are the Maiduguri-Gubio-Damasak and …

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Troops Arrest Unidentified White Man In Sambisa Forest

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Thursday, arrested a white man whose nationality is yet to be discovered inside Sambisa Forest as Boko Haram’s last stronghold is cleared. A source who spoke to reporters said the man is under custody and is providing positive information. He added that hundreds of …

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Police Arrests 52 Suspected Criminals In Delta

The Delta State Police Command on Saturday, paraded 52 criminal suspects arrested across the state for various crimes, ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and homicide. The state Police Commissioner Mr Ibrahim Zanna, told journalists in Asaba, that among the 52 were 17 suspected teenage cultists nabbed in Ibusa for …

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Army To Re-Organize Northeast Operations

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Saturday restated his promise to re-organise the ongoing “Operation Lafiya Dole,” in Nigeria’s north-east in 2017. The army chief, who restated the promise when he visited troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, Mafa, Borno State, ahead of the Christmas, said he would …

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Maritime Crimes Have Reduced Significantly In The Niger Delta – Navy

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday said that crime had reduced in the maritime sector of the Niger Delta region due to the sustained efforts of its personnel in policing the maritime domain. James Oluwole, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command in Calabar, disclosed this during a chat with …

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Gov Umahi Buys 18 Prado SUVs Worth N279m For Traditional Rulers

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has distributed 18 Prado SUVs worth N279 million to 18 traditional rulers in the state. The governor, who made the announcement during the distribution at Government House, Abakaliki on Saturday, said that about 80 traditional rulers in the state would benefit from the largess. He …

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Newborn Baby Found Floating In Bauchi Well

Residents of Gwallameji, the students’ village of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, on Saturday afternoon discovered a decomposing body of newborn baby girl floating in a well. According to eyewitness accounts, the baby was believed to have been dumped a day before. One resident said the odour from the  decomposing body attracted people …

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Man Arrested For Kidnapping 3-Year-Old Nephew In Katsina

The Police in Katsina have arrested one Kamal Bala Yunusa, 23, alongside his accomplice, Muhammed Abubakar Sadiq, for allegedly kidnapping his 3-year-old nephew in Tundun Wada area of Kaduna State.   In an interview with reporters while parading the suspects, the State Police Spokesperson, Salisu Agaisa, said the child was rescued from …

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NDLEA Convicts 339 Hard Drug Users In Kano

The Kano State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has secured the conviction of 339 hard drug users in the state between January and December 2016. The commandant of the agency in Kano, Hamza Umar, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of …

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Pastor Adeboye Advises Governors To Emulate Fayose

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has advised state governors to emulate their Ekiti State counterpart, Mr Ayo Fayose, in protecting the interest of their people. Adeboye stated on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti at the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe. The renowned …

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NSCDC Arrests 6 Suspected Electric Cable Vandals In Yobe

The Yobe State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp ( NSCDC), said it has arrested six suspected vandals of high tension electricity cables  in Goniri village of Gujba Local Government area of the state. The State Commandant, Dr. Muhammad Fari, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday while …

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Osun NLC Demand Payment Of Salary Arrears

The Osun State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the state government to pay workers the outstanding balance of the half salaries they have been receiving since July 2015. The call was made in a statement by the State chairman of NLC, Mr Jacob Adekomi, as …

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Kogi Govt Says Children Of ‘Big Men’ Among 18,471 Ghost Workers

Kogi State Government has said that there were children of big men among the 18,471 ghost workers a screening committee uncovered on government payroll. Mr. Yakubu Okala, the Chairman of Staff Screening Review and Complaints Committee, made this disclosure while presenting the final report of the screening to Governor Yahaya Bello and …

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