Tuesday , 17 January 2017

Metro News

30-Year-Old Man Evades Arrest After Defiling 4-Year-Old Girl In Delta

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The Delta State Police Command is in the hot pursuit of a 30-year-old man, identified only as Najite, for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 4-year-old girl in Otovwodo, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. A neighbour who spoke with our correspondents said the suspect had lured the little girl with …

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Police Arrest RCCG Pastor For Illegal Burial Of Murdered Boy In Abuja


A pastor, Mr Timothy Adigun, of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Bwari Area Council, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja have been apprehended by the Police for his alleged involvement in the burial of a murdered boy. Adigun, according to the Police assisted a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Olaoye, to bury one Ayomide …

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FRSC Confirms 15 Dead In Zamfara Auto Crash



The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Zamfara State Command, has confirmed 15 persons dead in a ghastly accident which occurred along Gusau-Tsafe road in the early hours of Sunday. According to the sector commander, Amos Thilizer, the accident was caused by a Dangote cement trailer driver, who lost control and …

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Kaduna Farmers Apply En Masse For 2017 Hajj


Hussaini Tsoho-Ikara, acting Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says farmers are turning out in large number to pay for 2017 Hajj fare. Mr. Tsoho-Ikara told the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria on Sunday that the development was contrary to what happened during the 2016 Hajj. He …

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NSCDC Seals 13 Filling Stations In Lagos


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Lagos State Command, on Sunday said it had sealed 13 fuel stations, for allegedly under dispensing petroleum products. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Kenny Bada, made the confirmation in an interview with reporters in Lagos. Mr. Bada said that the NSCDC …

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Police Confirm Death Of 3 Officers From The Hands Of ‘Fulani Militia’ In Adamawa


  The Adamawa State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of three mobile police officers and the disappearance of two others in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Demsa Local Government Area of the state. The policemen were among those drafted to secure Kwayine, Gidan Dadi and Karlahi communities …

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Sokoto Government Disbands Hisbah Commission

Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto State Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Katami says the state government has disbanded the state Hisbah Commission due to crisis in the commission. The commissioner made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Sunday. Katami said that the decision was taken on Saturday during …

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UNILAG Medical Student Hacks Father To Death In Ondo


The Ondo State Police Command have arrested a student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Olusoji Thompson Olumekun, for allegedly hacking his father, Mr Clifford Olumekun, to death with an axe. The 26-year-old medical student was said to have traveled home to commit the dastardly act at his father’s private residence in …

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Kidnappers Of Kano Businessman Demand N150m Ransom


The family of kano-based businessman,  Alhaji Ismaila Zubairu who was kidnapped in Kogi State on the 30th of December said the abductors have made contact. A family source said the kidnappers contacted them on Thursday night demanding N150m ransom in order to free the businessman. “The kidnappers had on Thursday …

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Fire Razes Lagos Island Market, Destroys Property, Goods Worth Millions Of Naira


A seven-storey building known as Brazas Plaza, located at the Balogun market extension in Lagos Island, was on Saturday gutted by fire, destroying goods, valuables and cash worth several millions of Naira. The incident resulted in gridlock in most parts of the Island, as a large number of traders and …

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FG Pays Ex-Militants Two Months Outstanding Salaries


The Federal Government has paid two out of four months outstanding stipends owed former Niger Delta militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The development came barely a week after the Chairman of Presidential Amnesty Programme, Phase Two in Bayelsa State, Mr. Salvation Ibina-Rufus, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to offset their outstanding …

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Kerosene Scarcity Hits Lagos


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has confirmed that there is no kerosene in any of the depots in Lagos. The union said the product was not available in both depots belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) and private operators in Lagos. Mr …

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Ghana’s Central Bank Moves Swiftly Against MMM


Ghana’s Central Bank has given a strong indication it will deal swiftly with the operations of a Ponzi financial scheme called the Mavrodi Mondial Movement popularly known as MMM. The scheme was recently banned in Nigeria but has moved to Ghana. The scheme encourages subscribers to donate money to members …

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Police Charges 52 Youths To Court For Engaging In Car Racing In Kano


The Kano State Police Command said it had arraigned 52 youngsters for allegedly engaging in car racing on New Year’s day. The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Magaji Majiya said this in Kano on Friday. According to Majiya, the suspects were apprehended on Jan. 1, along …

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Chinese Firm Secures Contract To Rehabilitate 58km Ibadan-Eruwa Road

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A Chinese firm has secured the contract to rebuild the Ibadan-Eleyele Junction-Akufo Junction–Eruwa road at the cost of N10.39 billion. Mr Toye Arulogun, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,made this known in a statement he issued to newsmen in Ibadan on Friday. Residents had complained about the deplorable state …

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Cyril Oshiomole’s Campaign Poster Floods Edo As He Eyes Etsako Reps Seat


The campaign posters of Dr Cyril Oshiomhole, the first son of former Governor of Edo state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, have flooded Benin city and major towns in Etsako Federal constituency in Edo State. The posters were seen pasted in strategic locations in Auchi and other major communities in Etsako East, …

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Gov El-Rufai Appoints New Head Of Service

Nasir El-Rufai

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i has announced the appointment of Mrs Bariatu Mohammed as the Kaduna State Head of Service. A statement issued on Friday in Kaduna by Samuel Aruwan, media aide to the governor said Mohammed who was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport succeeded Mrs Alisabatu Dada-Onazi …

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Akwa Ibom NLC Rejects Gov Udom’s New Year Gift


The Akwa State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have rejected a cow gift for Christmas and New Year given to them by Gov. Udom Emmanuel. The state Chairman of NLC, Etim Ukpong, explained on Friday in Uyo that the rejection was the unanimous decision of the congress at …

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Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Unoaku Anyadike Releases Stunning New Photos

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As we countdown to the Miss Universe beauty pageant holding in the Philippines, Nigeria’s representative Unoaku Anyadike, has released some stunning new photos of herself. Set to hold on the 30th of January, the competition will feature 88 beauty queens from around the world.

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Sokoto Hisbah Records 157 Cases Of ‘Illegal’ Pregnancies


The Sokoto Hisbah Commission said on Thursday that it recorded 157 cases of “illegal” pregnancies involving under age and those who were 18 years old and above in 2016. Commandant of the Commission, Adamu Kasarawa, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto. Mr. …

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