Monday , 5 December 2016

Metro News

Edo Residents Protests Planned N200m Home For Oshiomhole


Pro-government and anti-government protesters clashed in Benin on Tuesday over the alleged plan of the Edo Government to build N300 million retirement homes for former Gov. Adams Oshiomhole and his deputy. The pro-government group and members of some civil society organisations (CSOs) fought at Ring Road, Benin, when the latter …

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Toyin Aimakhu’s Ex-Boyfriend Reportedly Caught&Beaten In Computer Village For Stealing Phones


Seun Egbeegbe, The ex-boyfriend of Nollywood actress was arrested in the Ikeja area of Lagos on Tuesday morning following reports that he had stolen smartphones from a shop in Ikeja. Seun Egbeegbe reportedly collected 2 pieces of iPhone 7 as well as some iPhone 6 smartphones and attempted to leave …

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Union Bank and Ria Money Transfer partner to offer Remittance Pay-out Services


Union Bank, Nigeria’s leading innovative financial institution has partnered with Ria Money Transfer (“Ria”), one of the largest money transfer companies in the world, to offer money transfer pay-out services across Nigeria.   The new agreement allows Union Bank customers to receive remittances in local currency at Union Bank payout locations …

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Ortom Offers Employment To NYSC Member Who Rode Bicycle From Ibadan To Makurdi


The young man who rode on a bicycle from Ibadan, Oyo State to Makurdi after completing his National Youth Service, NYSC, Mr. Isaac Sekav Ahungwa has been offered automatic employment by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State. Governor Ortom announced this on Monday when he received Mr. Ahungwa at the …

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Police Arrest Football Coach For Raping His Teenage Players In Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a football club manager, Frank Darlington, for allegedly sodomizing three of his teenage players in the Agege area of the state. Our correspondent gathered that Darlington, the manager of Soccer Warriors Football Academy, Pen Cinema, was arrested last Thursday by the Elere Police …

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50,000 Athletes To Participate In 2017 Lagos City Marathon


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said no fewer than 50,000 athletes from across the world are expected to participate in the second edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon billed to hold on February 11, 2017. Governor Ambode, who stated this at Lagos House in Ikeja while addressing a …

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Police Recover Cache Of Ammunition In Lagos


The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, on Monday announced the recovery of caches of arms in FESTAC area of the state. Mr. Owoseni said the recovery was made at 6th Avenue. He said two AK 47 Riffles, 24 AK 47 fully loaded magazines, one Browning Pistol and …

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Police Rescues 10 Kidnapped Victims In Abuja


Ten persons have been rescued by the Nigeria Police Force in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja after they were kidnapped at gunpoint by unknown gunmen in Darka village, Kuje Area Council of the FCT. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Anjugurin Manzah, made this known in a statement made available to …

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Former NTA Newsline Anchor, Frank Olize’s Daughter Weds in Dubai


Stephanie, the daughter of former NTA Newsline anchorman, Frank Olize has married her long-term boyfriend at a lavish ceremony at The Ritz Carlto, Dubai. The beautiful bride arrived for her dream wedding in a stunning Monique Lhuillier dress alongside her father and supported by her sister, Jennifer Olize, the CEO …

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Rehabilitation May Last Till Christmas


The engineer supervising section one of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction/rehabilitation contract by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Kayode Ibrahim, said that the project was 32 per cent completed. Ibrahim said on Monday that work had been completed on one section of the Long Bridge and on various critical …

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Husband, Wife And 2-Month Old Baby In Prison Custody Over Murder


A 38-year-old-man, Bernard Inya, and his wife, Chinyere (34), and their two-month-old baby have been remanded at the federal prisons in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State over the death of a lady in their community. The accused who hailed from Ezi Nwachi Ndibe in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state …

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Gunmen Storm Zamfara Communities, Kill 25 Persons

Masked Sunni gunmen chant slogans during a protest against Iraq's Shiite-led government, demanding that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city, in Falluja

At least 25 people were killed on Saturday night when gunmen stormed three Zamfara State communities, an official said. The lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Yusuf Moriki, told the reporters that the incident occurred at Dole, Tudun Bugaje and Kwangwami communities in Zurmi Local Government …

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Peter Okoye hosts Aliko Dangote in Lagos


Peter of the popular group, P-Square, hosted Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote and other close friends to a private party and official opening of his new house in Lagos. Held on Saturday, November 19, the singer was pictured with the top industrialist and other guests at the private housewarming event.

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Photos From Atiku Abubakar’s daughter, Rukaiya’s wedding in Yola


Former Nigerian Vice President and All Progressive Congress, APC, leader, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar yesterday in Yola, Adamawa state, gave out his beautiful daughter, Rukaiya in marriage to Aminu Sani Bello, son of Colonel Sani Bello (Rtd). The grand wedding held at the Commencement Hall of the American University of Nigeria, …

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Kidnapped Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner Regains Freedom


The abducted wives of Aliyu Tijjani, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Nasarawa State who were abducted on Thursday in their residence have regained their freedom, police says. Confirming their release while speaking with newsmen on Sunday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenedy Idrissu, said the women (Hajia …

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Benue Will Not Release Land For Grazing – Gov Ortom


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Friday said the state government would not concede any part of its land for establishment of grazing reserve for herdsmen in the state. Mr. Ortom made this known during the handing-over and inauguration of Daudu Shelter Project for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Guma …

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Gunmen Abduct 2 Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner


Gunmen on Thursday night abducted the two wives of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Aliyu Tijani, from his residence in Nasarawa town. The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello made the confirmation while speaking with reporters in Lafia on Friday. Mr. Sadiq-Bello said the police …

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40-Year Old Painter Caught Raping Two Year Old Girl


A 40-year old painter who has now been identified as Yisa Aweda was caught in the act while raping a two-year-old girl in the Orile area of Lagos state. Yisa was caught in the act by the infant’s father who stabbed him with a broken bottle before reporting the case …

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Kaduna State Demolishes Shiite School


The Kaduna State Government on Thursday demolished a school owned by the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The government has banned the group amidst what appears a clampdown on its activities by state and federal officials. The leader of the IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is still in detention without trial since …

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Police Lied, None Of Our Officers Was Arrested For Kidnapping – NSCDC


The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has said the information provided by the police is not true and none of its officers was arrested for kidnapping. The command’s spokesman, Oluwole Olusegun, in a statement on Thursday, said that a kidnap suspect identified as …

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