Tuesday , 17 January 2017

Metro News

Buhari To Attend Ghana’s President-Elect, Akufo-Addo’s Inauguration


  President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, January, 7 join other African leaders to attend the inauguration of Ghana’s new president Chief Nana Akufo-Addo, who was elected last December.  In a statement released on Friday by the Media Aide to the president, Femi Adesina, Buhari is expected to leave the Federal Capital …

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche evicted from hospital

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Veteran Nollywood Actor Prince James has reportedly been evicted from Godspower Hospital in Festac Town, for failure to pay his hospital bills.   His son, Uche Jnr, made the disclosure before appealing to Nigerians to help save his father’s life. He wrote via instagram: Good morning Nigerians home and abroad, …

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Buhari Breaks Silence On Southern Kaduna, Orders Army To End Killings


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to take decisive measures to bring an end to the recurring acts of violence and destruction in the southern part of Kaduna State. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and …

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Police Arrests 4 For Raping Wife And Robbing Husband Of N35,000 In Bauchi


The Bauchi State Police Command have arrested four persons, Bala Mohammed, Dauda Damina, Mohammed Ahmed and Dahiru Mato for their involvement in the gang raping of a housewife in Yali, the Ganjuwa area of the state. Reports say, the suspects on November 28, had the couple’s residence and attacked the …

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Lagos Assembly Prescribes Death Penalty For Kidnappers


The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a law aimed at checking the spate of kidnapping in the state , with stiffer penalties including death sentence for offenders. The lawmakers passed the Bill for a Law to Provide for the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping and for Other …

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Kano Hisbah Destroys 1,000 Bottles Of Beer


The Kano State Hisbah Board says it destroyed over 1, 000 bottles of assorted beer which it confiscated in 2016. The Director General of the board, Abba Sufi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Kano. He said the products were intercepted by …

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Army Kills 5 Suspected Cultists In Rivers State


Troops of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday shot dead five suspected cultists during gun battle in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers, the army said. General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Kasimu Abdulkarim, who confirmed the killings, said the battle was part of “Operation …

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UNILORIN Promotes 583 Staff


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has approved the promotion of 583 staff, cutting across all cadres of the institution. This is contained in a memo from the Office of the Registrar, titled: “List of newly promoted staff with effect from Oct.1, 2016’’ and made available …

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3 Female Suicide Bombers Shot Dead In Adamawa


Three female suicide bombers were on Wednesday shot dead in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, officials have said. The officials said the three girls were on a mission to carry out suicide bombings at a crowded market in Gulak, before they were shot by soldiers and …

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Nasarawa Govt Uncovers Ghost Pensioners In LGAs

Tanko Al-makura

The Chairman of the Nasarawa State Chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Suleiman Wambai has said that many ghost pensioners have been uncovered on the payroll of local councils in the state. Wambai told newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia that the discovery was made after recent screening …

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Lagos-Based Doctor Face Murder Charges Over Surgery Gone Wrong


A Lagos-based medical practitioner, Olugbenga Farajimakin, was on Wednesday arraigned for allegedly partnering a “self-acclaimed doctor’’ to perform a Cesarean Section on a woman that led to her death. Farajimakin, 44, was docked at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a charge of conspiracy. The accused, however, …

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Vice Principal, 3 Others Arrested For Raping Students, Hawker In Nasarawa

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The Nasarawa State Police Command have arrested a Vice Principal suspected of raping his female student. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three other persons allegedly engaged in various cases of rape were also arrested by the police. A statement issued in Lafia on Wednesday by Idrisu Kennedy, the …

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Celebrating Honest Civil Servants on Reality TV in West Africa By: Anne Sophie Ranjbar, Associate Director of the Accountability Lab

Left: Joshua Flomo. Right: Jugbeh Kekula.

In countries around the world plagued with systemic corruption, there are hidden heroes within the government who are standing up for accountability, despite the challenges and opposition they face in the process. Thus, in the fight against corruption, we have to think not just about “naming and shaming” corrupt officials, …

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Watch Funke Akindele and JJC’s house warming party in Lagos

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Watch highlights as Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and husband JJC Skillz hosted a star-studded house warming party at their new home in Amen Estate, Lagos on Monday, 2nd January, 2017.

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Checkout President John Mahama’s Retirement Package As He Exits In 4 Days

Ghana President John Dramani Mahama addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York

Ghana’s President, John Mahama will be handing over power to the President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, this Saturday, January 7, 2017. Ahead of his exit, the Presidential Emoluments Committee on the conditions of Article 71 office holders has made some recommendations of the package he should be given for his retirement. The …

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Gov Aregbesola Pay Workers 4 Month Salary Arrears


Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola says his administration has spent N14.2 billion to offset four months salary arrears of workers. The money was paid in one fell swoop in Dec. 2016. Aregbesola made the remarks at an interdenominational thanksgiving service in Osogbo on Tuesday. According to him, the ability of …

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Father, Son Die In Autocrash On Their Way To Daughter’s Wedding


A day that was supposed to be joyous has turned to sorrow for a bride-to-be on Sunday as her father and brother lost their lives on their way to her wedding when their vehicle had a head on collision with a tanker along Lafiya-Agyaragu road in Nasarawa State. According to …

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Police Arrest Woman For Burning 16-Year-Old Step-Sister With Hot Iron In Lagos


A woman simply identified as Mama Emeka was arrested on Tuesday by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly burning her 16-year-old half sister with a hot iron. The incident according to a report by The Nation, occurred on the 25th of December, the suspect was reportedly arrested today following the intervention …

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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Adamawa


Troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday repelled an early morning attack by fleeing Boko Haram insurgents on Dar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. Confirming the attack, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government, said the attack was contained by the prompt response of security operatives in the areas. …

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Sterling Bank Abeokuta Branch Reportedly On Fire

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There has been reports of fire outbreak at the Sterling Bank branch in Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. According to reports, the cause of the fire is unknown but eyewitnesses said customers could be seen frantically rushing out of the bank via the emergency exit.   Meanwhile, officials …

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