Thursday , 27 November 2014
Latest News

Metro News

Nigerian News, Current Happenings in Nigeria

Ohaneze Ndigbo Begs Boko Haram To Lay Down Arms


Igbo Socio-cultural Organisation, Ohaneze-Ndigbo, has begged members of the Boko Haram sect to put an end to the wanton destruction. Speaking in Abuja during a courtesy visit to former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark in his Asokoro residence, President of the Lagos Chapter of ... Read More »

No Deaths In Calabar PDP Secretariat Explosion – Police


The Cross River Police command has confirmed that an explosion occurred in the early hours of Monday at the State Secretariat of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River. This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Hogan Bassey, and made available to the ... Read More »

Breaking News: 30 Feared Killed As Female Suicide Bombers Hit Maiduguri Market


About 30 persons have been reported killed in a twin market blast in Maiduguri on Tuesday, as two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the crowded market. The market bomb was detonated by a female suicide bomber at the northern flank of the market, while the one on Baban ... Read More »

Introducing Jumia Black Friday: Double Awoof Vouchers + Warehouse Run


Billboards, Newsletters, Social media posts and blogs are all talking about one thing, Jumia, Nigeria’s number one online retailer is bringing the biggest shopping event ever, known as “Black Friday”, to the country on November 28th. Nigerians who have shopped before on Black Friday know how crazy some of the ... Read More »

35, 000 Adamawa, Taraba IDPs Seeking Refuge In Plateau, Says NEMA


The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Adamawa and Taraba States curre tly taking refuge in Plateau State are no fewer than 35, 000, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. This information was contained in a statement in Jos on Monday by the North Central Zonal Information ... Read More »

Jonathan Felicitates With Awolowo’s Widow As She Clocks 99

GEJ-Mama HID Awolowo

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief Hannah Dideolu Awolowo as she clocks 99 today. Mrs. Awolowo is the widow of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The president’s congratulatory birthday message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben ... Read More »

APC Slams DSS Over Invasion Of Data Centre


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Department of State Service (DSS) for raiding its data centre in Lagos, describing the reasons given by the Service as implausible. Operatives of the DSS and soldiers attached to the security unit code-named Operation MESA on Saturday stormed the APC data centre ... Read More »

Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey – ‘Igbo Cannot Be Nigeria’s President’


The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey has explained why an Igbo man cannot become Nigeria’s president. Speaking on Monday in Lagos, at the public presentation of the Igbo centenary book, 100 Years of Amalgamation: Igbo, What Hope in Nigeria, by a Lagos-based journalist, Peter Anosike, Enwo-Igariwey said he ... Read More »

Osun Plans N700m Inauguration For Governor As Workers Starve – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, yesterday, queried the N700 million budget for the inauguration of Osun state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola for a second term, amid the economic condition of the state and the country in general. Aregbesola had been re-elected as governor of the state after ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kill Scores In Borno As Soldiers Flee


Scores have been reported killed in Damasak, Borno State, as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the town with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs. Damasak is 187km north of Maiduguri. The gunmen were said to have stormed the town around 7 am in a convoy of Toyota Hilux vehicles ... Read More »

Oritsejafor Urges Sultan To Write Boko Haram To Stop Attacks


Leader of Christians in Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has called on his Muslim counterpart, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, to write a letter to Boko Haram to stop their attacks, just as he did to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The President of the Christian ... Read More »

Fake Suicide Bomber Arrested In Kano


Police in Kano State have arrested a fake female suicide bomber, following a bomb scare in the commercial city of Kano. The incident occurred around 12.30p.m. on Monday, when the police guard on duty at the Kwali Police Division suspected a strange middle-aged woman in Burqa heading to the station, ... Read More »

APC Says Data Centre Invaded By DSS Not For PVC Cloning


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday refuted the claim of the Department of Security Services (DSS) that it invaded its data centre in Lagos because it was used to clone Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The DSS had in a statement said its operatives raided the centre following a petition ... Read More »

Court Frees Nyanya Bombing Suspect


A federal court in Abuja has acquitted the alleged mastermind of the Nyanya bomb attack in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. The court struck out a two-count terrorism charge against Aminu Oguche on Monday by Justice Adeniyi Ademola for lack of diligent prosecution by the state. The ... Read More »

Invasion Of APC Data Office: Navy Denies Involvement Of Personnel

APC Data Centre

The Nigerian Navy has denied reports that naval personnel participated in Saturday’s invasion of the data centre of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ikeja, Lagos State. Information Nigeria had earlier reported that a team of State Security Service operatives and other security agencies early Saturday morning ransacked the data ... Read More »

JNI Condemns Unabated Acts Of Terror, Urges FG To Wake Up To Its Responsibility


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), yesterday said incessant attacks and the establishment of an ‘Islamic caliphate’ by the Boko Haram sect are gradually eroding Nigeria’s sovereignty. Secretary-General of the organization, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, made the remark at a media briefing in ... Read More »

NASS Blockade, Ekiti Assembly Crisis: NBA Warns Against Acts Capable Of Threatening Democracy


The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has described as a show of shame last week’s invasion of the National Assembly by the police, which resulted in physical confrontation with some federal lawmakers. It also condemned the lawmakers, who climbed over the gate of the Assembly to gain access to the House ... Read More »

Remove Extra Headlights From Your Vehicles – FRSC Warns Drivers In Kogi


The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has ordered drivers in Kogi to remove the extra headlights on their vehicles or face prosecution. The Sector Commander of FRSC in the State, Godwin Omiko, told journalists in Lokoja on Sunday that owners should also affix reflective tapes on their vehicles. Mr. Omiko ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 180, 000 Residents Displaced – Group


The Bama Development Foundation said on Sunday that it had registered 180,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from Bama taking refuge in Maiduguri. Mohammed Hassan, the chairman of the foundation, stated this at a news conference in Maiduguri. Mr. Hassan said that the IDPs were in four camps in Maiduguri. According ... Read More »

Borno Govt Appeals To Parents To Send Children Back To School, Assures Adequate Security


Following the re-opening of public primary schools in Maiduguri last week, the Borno State Government on Sunday appealed to parents to send their children back to schools Mohammed Dongel, the Chairman of the State Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, made the appeal during an interview with journalists ... Read More »