Sunday , 23 November 2014
Latest News

Metro News

Nigerian News, Current Happenings in Nigeria

Yobe School Attack: Boko Haram Has Declared War On Nigeria And We Must Fight Back – Mark


Senate President David Mark on Wednesday condemned the killing of 48 students in a suicide bomb attack at government secondary school in Potiskum, Yobe State on Monday. In a speech, the senate president said Boko Haram has declared war on Nigeria and appealed to the insurgents to desist from attacking ... Read More »

Jonathan Forwards Mohammed’s Name To Senate For Confirmation As New CJN

supreme court

Justice Mahmud Mohammed has been nominated by President Goodluck Jonathan as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria. His nomination was sent by the president to the Senate and was read during plenary on Wednesday. If confirmed, Mr. Mohammed, who is the next most senior Supreme Court judge after Aloma Mukhtar, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Problem Caused By Both Christians And Muslims, Says Falana


Lagos lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, has berated political leaders in the country for the loss of thousands of lives to insurgency. Falana specifically blamed them for promoting religion at the detriment of the unity of the people. He made these views known on Wednesday ... Read More »

100 Houses In Bauchi Razed By Mysterious Fire

house on fire

A mysterious fire has razed about 100 houses in Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State destroying properties worth millions of naira. Confirming the incident to Vanguard in an interview, Acting District Head of Soro, Alhaji Muhammad Kilishi said the cause of the fire is yet to ... Read More »

Jonathan Dancing On The Graves Of Potiskum Students Killed In Bomb Blast – Tinubu


National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has slammed President Goodluck Jonathan for choosing to go ahead with his declaration to contest election despite the unfortunate death of more than 50 students in Potiskum, Yobe State. Tinubu, who spoke at a rally in Edo State, ... Read More »

Labour Party Slams Jonathan’s Critics


The Labour Party (LP) has faulted critics of President Goodluck Jonathan’s formal declaration to run for re-election, saying his had the right to do so. “Jonathan has the right to present himself for election just as the Constitution gives Nigerians equal right to elect or reject him,” a statement by ... Read More »

Nigeria Closer To Finding Ebola Cure


Progress is being made in the search for a reliable treatment for the Ebola Virus Disease, the Treatment and Research Group (TRG) on Ebola said on Wednesday. According to Co-Chairman of the group, Prof. Innocent Ujah, the committee had recommended to the Federal Government an experimental drug known as T705, ... Read More »

NAFDAC Cautions Farmers On Pesticide Use


THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised farmers on the safe use of pesticides, which it warns is highly dangerous to health. According to Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, pesticides may cause acute and delayed health effects in workers who are exposed ... Read More »

CBN Unveils New N100 Notes To Commemorate Nigeria’s Centenary

credit: Lekan Adetayo, Punch

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled a new N100 note to commemorate the country’s centenary celebration. According to the CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, the new note is designed to have the most advanced security features in the world. He added that the design platforms on which the note ... Read More »

Gov. Aliyu Condemns Niger School Attack, Says Only Suicide Bomber Was Killed


Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu has condemned Wednesday’s bomb blast that rocked the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, where 10 people were feared dead. According to a statement by his Press Secretary, Israel Ebije, the governor urged the people of Kontagora and other parts of the state to remain calm, ... Read More »

Dangote, Elumelu, Rabiu Listed As Nigeria’s Richest Persons


A newly released wealth report has listed 23 Nigerians among the wealthiest persons in Africa, with Aliko Dangote again leading the pack. The report titled The Richest People in Africa, published by Ventures Africa, a pan-African business magazine introduced four new Nigerians to the list of 55 African billionaires. They ... Read More »

Suspected Female Suicide Bomber Detonates Bomb In FCE Kontagora


A suspected female suicide bomber on Wednesday detonated a bomb concealed under her garment at the entrance of a library at the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State at 12.30pm. The suspected bomber was burnt beyond recognition, while a student was seriously wounded. The incident was confirmed by Provost ... Read More »

INEC To Consider IDPs For 2015 Polls – Borno REC


The Independent National Electoral Commission said on Wednesday that it planned to make provisions for Internally Displaced Persons to cast their votes in the 2015 general polls. Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, the Borno Resident Electoral Commissioner, said this during a visit to the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai in ... Read More »

INEC Commences Voter Registration In Kano, Lagos, 5 Other States Today


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has advised residents of the seven states where the Continuous Voter Registration is ongoing and who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, to check the register first to ascertain whether or not their names are already on it. The commission said the ... Read More »

Jonathan Okays Justice Mohammed’s Nomination As Next CJN


Indications emerged on Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted the National Judicial Council’s (NJC) recommendation of Justice Mahmud Mohammed’s appointment as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The present CJN, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, will retire on November 20 when she will have attained the mandatory retirement age of 70 ... Read More »

OND Holder In EFCC Net For Alleged $1m Fraudulent Deal


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended a suspected fraudster, Adekunle Balogun a.k.a Malam Salihu, for alleged fraudulent $1million deal. The suspect was also said to have impersonated the Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde. A statement by Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Judge Slams FG’s ‘Lackadaisical’ Handling Of Ndume’s Trial


Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja has expressed displeasure at the lackadaisical attitude of the Federal Government over the handling of the prosecution of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume. The judge, in a ruling yesterday, while refraining from dismissing the case, however, warned the prosecution not to take ... Read More »

Yuguda Condemns Azare Bomb Explosion, Offers N50,000 Each To Families Of Victims


Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has condemned last Friday’s bomb explosion at the Azare branch of First Bank in Katagum Local Government Area of the state, which left seven people dead and 10 others injured. Yuguda, who spoke yesterday when he visited victims of the bomb blast currently receiving ... Read More »

‘Pure Water’ Producers Go On Strike


The Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter, has embarked on strike in protest against the planned increase in price of sachet water popularly known as ‘pure water’ in the state. The sachet water producers had earlier informed the public of the proposed hike, which would see ... Read More »

Emir Of Ilorin Urges FG To Redouble Efforts On Tackling Insecurity


The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has decried the incessant terrorist attacks in some states in the North-East of Nigeria. The emir, therefore, pleaded with the Federal Government not to relent in the military’s efforts to stop terrorists’ activities in the country. The traditional ruler spoke to journalists in Ilorin ... Read More »