Tuesday , 17 January 2017

Metro News

NSCDC: Boko Haram Recruiting Youths To Supply Fuel In Borno


The Borno State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday raised the alarm that youths in Maiduguri are now being recruited by Boko Haram to supply fuel in Gamboru Ngala area of the state. The Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi made the revelation …

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WATCH Highlights of Fatima Buhari’s Wedding to Gimba Kumo


President Muhammadu Buhari’s second daughter, Hajiya Fatima got married to Mallam Gimba Kumo, (OON), at her father’s hometown of Daura, Katsina state on Friday, and now here are the wedding video highlights! NAN captured the ceremony, and spoke to the bride and groom. Watch here!

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Nigerian Navy Cattle Arrest Rustlers In Kaduna


The Nigerian Navy has arrested two cattle rustlers in Kaduna – recovering 285 cows and 7 sheep in the process. Commodore Timothy Dakwat, the Commandant of the Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, Kaduna, made the disclosure as he paraded the suspects and the cows to journalists on Sunday in Kachia Local Government Area …

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Police Smash 50-Man Teenage Robbery Gang In Lagos


Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command, have smashed a teenage robbery gang, whose members masquerade as load carriers in Oshodi area of Lagos, arresting six of its suspected members. During preliminary investigation, the gang was discovered to have over 50 teenagers as members. …

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Kano Lawyer To Offer Free Legal Services To Less-Privileges


A Kano-based lawyer, Mr Ma’aruf Yakasai, has said his law firm will offer free legal services o the less privileged in the state. Yakasai stated this when he established a Prestige Law Clinic Unit in his chamber in Kano on Sunday. He said it was the corporate responsibility of every …

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Suicide Bomber Attempting To Infiltrate IDP Camp Shot Dead


A suicide bomber was killed by soldiers on Sunday morning after he was spotted trying to infiltrate a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno State. The suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber died after one of the two bombs on his person detonated after being shot.   The …

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Gov Ganduje Tell APC Members To Stop Treating Him Like A Demigod

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has cautioned members of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the state against regarding him as a demigod. The governor made the statement in Sokoto State at the closing ceremony of the three-day Retreat organized for the state’s officials and stakeholders of the …

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Herdsmen Killings: Military To Launch ‘Operation Accord’ – DHQ


The Nigerian Military will soon launch an operation to tackle security challenges posed by herdsmen across the country, the acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, has said. Abubakar made the disclosure at an interactive media session in Kaduna on the role of the media in national security. “We …

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Ndume: 100 Trucks Of Grains For IDPs Diverted Under Jonathan


Senate Leader Ali Ndume (APC/Borno South) yesterday alleged that 100 trucks of grains meant for Internally Displaced Persons in the North East were diverted under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. He, however, vowed that there would be no sleep for those responsible for the diversion as long as he is …

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Shiite Sect Was Becoming Another Boko Haram, Says Zakzaky’s Brother


Sheikh Muhammad Sani Yakoob, the elder brother of detained Shiite leader in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has commended the Kaduna State Government for proscribing the activities of the sect. Governor Nasirl El-Rufai had earlier this month issued an order declaring the Shiite sect unlawful society, a decision the Islamic Movement …

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How I Resisted 5 Boko Haram Commanders’ Marriage Proposals – Gwoza Survivor


Aishat Maiangu Ali, 30, one of the numerous women subjected to harrowing experiences by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State, has narrated her story of how she lied to five commanders of the sect who came to pay her dowry after they killed her children and husband. Aishat, who …

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Ikoyi Prison To Be Relocated – Lagos Commissioner


The Ikoyi Prison in Lagos State may soon be relocated due to the environmental pollution it constitutes in the highbrow neighbourhood in the state, a top government official has disclosed. The State’s Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after monitoring the …

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Kidnapping Is How I Provide Jobs For My Unemployed Friends – Suspect


In the last three months, Gadilo Agbajo, an Arogbo, Ondo State indigene, has been involved in three kidnaps, which netted the gang he led N14.8m in total. But when Agbajo and eight other members of the gang were brought before journalists at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters following their …

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Sokoto State Employs 500 Youths For Refuse Clearing


The Sokoto State Government said it has employed about 500 youths for the evacuation of refuse at dump sites across the state. This was made known on Saturday by the State Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Aminu Dodo-Iya, at the end of the monthly environmental sanitation in Sokoto. “These youths …

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Kaduna Declares ‘Red Alert’ On Bird Flu


Kaduna State has declared a red alert on a possible outbreak and spread of bird flu. The virus was reported to have been detected two weeks ago on a small poultry farm in Chikun district of the state, causing fears that there might soon be an outbreak. Dahiru Abdullahi, an …

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Police Arrest 14 For Attempting To Disrupt Jumaat Prayers In Kaduna


The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested 14 suspects who allegedly attempted to disrupt Friday prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the suspects were arrested with machetes …

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Breaking News: Twin Bomb Blasts Rock Maiduguri, Kills 6

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There has been reports of a twin bomb blasts in Maiduguri City, the capital of Borno State in the early hours of Saturday killing six people, eyewitnesses say The blasts which occurred at two different spots 1 kilometer apart echoed across the city. According to witnesses, the first blast went …

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Ondo Election: Jimoh Ibrahim Accuses Mimiko Of Sponsoring Violence


The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) recognized governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in the upcoming election in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim has accused Governor, Olusegun Mimiko of sponsoring Friday’s violent protest in Akure. Jimoh Ibrahim made this accusation in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday as he said his …

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Arik Air To Assist Emirates Airline In Flying Passengers


Nigerian airline Arik Air has said it is ready to assist Emirates Airline in flying passengers from various destinations in the country that the latter has suspended its operations. Emirates had earlier announced that it would stop from the nation’s capital Abuja. Arik announced on Thursday through its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Suraj …

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Pastor In Court For Defrauding Man Of N900,000 In Osun


The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a pastor of The Apostolic Church, Ikutanmoni Joseph, for allegedly defrauding one Dr. Adeyemi Gbadebo, of a sum of 900,000 Naira. Pastor Ikutanmoni Joseph, Alakinde Kayode and Muritala Adewale were arraigned at Court 2 of the Osun State High Court, Osogbo for allegedly …

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