Saturday , 26 July 2014
Latest News

Category Archives: Metro News

Feed Subscription<

Nigerian News, Current Happenings in Nigeria

Buhari Escapes Death In Kaduna Bombing


Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari narrowly escaped death in a second bomb explosion that rocked Kaduna town this afternoon in which over 20 persons were killed. Buhari was believed to have been the target of the second bombing, but escaped unhurt, according to an official ... Read More »

8 Customs Officers Escape Death In Ogun


At least eight officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ogun State Command, yesterday, escaped death when they were allegedly attacked by suspected smugglers along the Lagos-Sagamu expressway. The incident occurred while the Customs officers attempted to intercept a truck loaded with 700 cartoons of frozen poultry products. The Customs ... Read More »

Explosion Rocks Central Kaduna, At Least 10 Feared Dead


An explosion has rocked central Kaduna killing at least 10 people, according to a report by PREMIUM TIMES. The blast which occurred Wednesday afternoon along Isa Kaita road that leads to the popular Murtala Square, is believed to have been targeted at the convoy of a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik ... Read More »

Meet the class of 2014! Nominees for The Future Africa Awards 2014 unveiled – To be Hosted by US Consul-General

Kennedy Odede

It’s the list the continent has been waiting for! After a full year receiving nominations from across Africa, the Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS) has today released the Nominees List for 2014. The list – of five nominees each – is released for ... Read More »

EFCC Quizzes Ex-Adamawa Deputy Governor • Declares Nyako Wanted


Impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is wanted in connection with the ongoing probe of alleged mismanagement of public funds during his tenure as governor for more than seven years. Nyako was impeached by members of ... Read More »

Former Minister, Ezekwesili, Narrates Encounter With SSS Operatives At Abuja Airport

Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education and one of the coordinators of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, Dr (Mrs) Obi Ezekwesili, has spoken out about her Monday encounter with operatives of the Department of State Security Services at the Abuja International Airport. Ezekwesili, who was delayed and harassed by SSS operatives for over ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Warns Politicians Against Politicizing Security Issues


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged politicians in the country to resist the temptation of playing politics with security matters. Speaking at a Security Management Workshop organised by the Department of State Security (DSS) in Benin City, the state capital yesterday, the governor warned that playing politics with ... Read More »

Police Denies Arresting APC Chieftain For Gun-Running In Osun


The Osun State Police Command has denied media reports that a local government boss, Steven Dosumu, was arrested and detained for illegal gun possession. The police was reacting to a statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which alleged that Dosumu, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress ... Read More »

3 Arrested For Car-snatching In Lagos


Anti-robbery policemen attached to Bar Beach Police Station in Lagos State have arrested three members of a robbery gang notorious for snatching cars in Victoria Island, Lekki and Ajah axis of the state. The robbers, who have been terrorizing the area for a long time however met their Waterloo separately ... Read More »

Subsidy: FG, Oil Marketers Clash Over Interest Charge


The Federal Ministry of Finance and petroleum products marketers are now engaged in war of words over accrued interest on bank loans on account of delayed payments of subsidy by the ministry. Although both parties have taken newspaper advertorials to state their cases, the market may soon be plunged into ... Read More »

2015 Elections: CBN Monitoring Government, Politicians’ Spending Closely – Emefiele


The Governor of Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, said that the apex bank was monitoring government spending and those of individuals as the 2015 general elections draw nigh. This, according to him, would help the bank to take proactive measures towards checking the negative effects of ... Read More »

Farmer Stabs Wife To Death In Ogun


A 47-year-old farmer, Gbenga Ogunfolabo has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for stabbing his wife, Bosede Ogunfolabo, 45, to death with broken bottle during a fisticuff. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement. According to him, the police detectives ... Read More »

4 Killed In Renewed Clash Over Oil Deposits On Anambra/Kogi Border


Four persons from Aguleri, Anambra East local government area were killed on Monday, while seven others were seriously injured in a renewed clash between the people of Aguleri and Echeno/Odeke in Ibaji local government area of Kogi State. The two border communities have been laying claims to the oil deposits ... Read More »

Sambo Prays For Nigeria’s Peace, Development In Mecca


Vice President Namadi Sambo prayed for the nation’s peace, progress and development in Meccah on Tuesday at the Al-Masjid Al-Haram Mosque. This was made known by the Sambo in a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Umar Sanni. Sambo joined millions of Muslim faithful to perform ... Read More »

UNDP Predicts Greater Nigeria Post 2015 Elections

UNDP_Logo (1)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has allayed the fears of many Nigerians as regards the 2015 elections, saying the election is “a possible turning point for the best for Nigeria”. UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Daouda Toure, who said this yesterday while on a courtesy visit to the ... Read More »

30 Vehicle Manufacturing Plants To Take Off Soon

Vehicle Manufacturing Plant

The National Automotive Council on Tuesday said 30 vehicle manufacturing plants would soon commence operation in the country.. The Director, Policy and Planning, Mr Lukman Mahmud, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said the Federal Government was working toward facilitating the ... Read More »

Jonathan Finally Meets Parents Of Abducted Chibok Girls, Vows To Rescue Them


President Goodluck Jonathan today assured parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram that the government is doing everything possible to secure their release. “Anyone who gives you the impression that we are aloof and that we are not doing what we are supposed to do to ... Read More »

Why We Closed Markets, Hotels, Others In FCT – Army


The Nigerian Army has explained that some hotels and markets in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, were shut down because they failed to put in place counter-Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, measures. Following the deadly bombing of the popular Banex Plaza Abuja, which claimed scores of lives and damaged property, security ... Read More »

Innoson To Roll Out Affordable Made-In-Nigeria Cars August 8


Low and middle income class Nigerians can now realize their dreams of owning brand new cars in no distant future as Nigeria’s first indigenous car manufacturing company, Innoson Group of Companies, is set to make that happen. The company, which is a proud manufacturer of made in Nigeria cars, buses, ... Read More »

Another Man Electrocuted In Jigawa While Repairing Water Pumping Machine


Barely two days after a 20-year-old hotel worker was electrocuted in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, while attempting to fix an electrical fault, another man, Garba Mallam of Sabuwar-Maranjuwa quarters in Dutse, was electrocuted yesterday while repairing a water pumping machine. The State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence ... Read More »

Scroll To Top