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Akwa Ibom government names Ibom International Airport after Attah
Akwa Ibom Ibom International Airport Metro News Nigeria

Akwa Ibom government names Ibom International Airport after Attah

[FILE PHOTO] Obong Victor Bassey Attah, former governor of Akwa-Ibom State The Akwa Ibom Government has renamed Ibom International Airport after Obong Victor Attah, a former civilian governor, who governed the state from 1999 to 2007. Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom made the announcement at a banquet held in […]

Projects: Lagos government assures delivery on schedule
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos Metro Mr Adebowale Akinsanya News Nigeria

Projects: Lagos government assures delivery on schedule

[FILE PHOTO] Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State.<br />Photo: Twitter/ AkinwunmiAmbode The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it would spare no efforts to ensure delivery of all major ongoing projects across the state on schedule. The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Adebowale Akinsanya, said this after […]

Nigerian soldiers lash out in video after bloody Boko Haram attack
Boko Haram Borno IS Islamic State West Africa Province ISWAP Jihadists Metro News Nigeria Nigeria Army soldiers

Nigerian soldiers lash out in video after bloody Boko Haram attack

[FILES] On Monday, ISWAP said it had killed "more than 40 Nigerian soldiers" in Metele and carted away "four tanks" along with other vehicles and ammunition. Nigerian troops fighting on the frontlines of the Boko Haram conflict have released a video claiming dozens had died in a recent attack and […]

34 suspected members of IPOB arrested after police inspector killed
Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad FSARS Haruna Mohammed Imo Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Metro News Nigeria Owerri

34 suspected members of IPOB arrested after police inspector killed

[FILE PHOTO] A man in handcuffs The Police Command in Anambra has arrested 34 suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) in connection with the killing of a police Inspector in Nnewi. SP Haruna Mohammed , spokesman of the command made the disclosure in a statement […]

‘Committee on herdsmen’s crisis better than defence minister’s unguarded comment’
benue Herdsmen Metro News Nigeria Samuel Ortom

‘Committee on herdsmen’s crisis better than defence minister’s unguarded comment’

[FILE PHOTO] Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the setting up of a presidential committee on farmers-herders crisis as step in the right direction. Ortom gave the commendation yesterday when he received members of the committee at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi. The governor said […]

Ondo lawyer threatens massive protest against governors on minimum wage
Akure Metro Minimum Wage Morakinyo Ogele News Nigeria

Ondo lawyer threatens massive protest against governors on minimum wage

Akure-based human rights activist, Morakinyo Ogele, has vowed to lead a protest against any state government, which refuses to pay N30,000 minimum wage to workers. An Akure-based human rights activist, Morakinyo Ogele, has vowed to lead a protest against any state government, which refuses to pay N30,000 minimum wage to […]

INEC denies fresh registration for PVCs
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INEC denies fresh registration for PVCs

[FILE PHOTO] INEC chairman Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday debunked reports, particularly in the social media, that the commission has opened room for fresh registration for permanent voter’s cards. The social media was awashed yesterday with the report of the commission beginning a new phase […]

Ekiti orders arrest of herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles, others
Ekiti Herdsmen Metro News Nigeria Odunayo Ogunmola

Ekiti orders arrest of herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles, others

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi. PHOTO: NAN The Ekiti State government has threatened to arrest and prosecute any herdsman caught with dangerous weapons, including AK-47 rifles. It also promised to empower security agencies in the state to tackle herdsmen indulging in destruction of farm lands and attacking farmers and other […]

Tension in Imo over alleged drowning of student, deaths
Federal University of Technology FUTO Imo Metro News Nigeria Owerri Ukachukwu Igboabusi

Tension in Imo over alleged drowning of student, deaths

[FILE PHOTO] Ukachukwu Igboabusia final year student of Metallurgical Engineering at Federal University of Technology, Owerri drowned to death while swimming Palpable tension is brewing in Owerri, capital city of Imo State, over reports of the drowning to death on Wednesday of a final year student of Metallurgical Engineering at […]

Senate committee cautions Imo government against alleged land encroachment
Metro News Nigeria Sen. Sam Egwu Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN

Senate committee cautions Imo government against alleged land encroachment

[FILE PHOTOS] Rochas Okorocha The Senate Committee on Industries on Thursday cautioned the Imo Government against its alleged encroachment on Federal Government property in the state. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Sam Egwu, gave the caution in Owerri while inspecting some projects executed by the Small and Medium Enterprises […]

Yuletide: “There are no blood-sucking demons on the road,” – FRSC
Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC Metro News Nigeria Owerri Samuel Obayemi

Yuletide: “There are no blood-sucking demons on the road,” – FRSC

FRSC The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has cautioned against the belief by some people, including commuters, of the existence of blood-sucking demons that kill travellers on the road during the yuletide. Mr Samuel Obayemi, FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone RF9 Enugu, gave the caution in Owerri on Thursday, during […]

Police arrest hoodlums who robbed The Guardian Editor
Debo Adesina Metro National News Nigeria police Robbery in Oshodi The Guardian

Police arrest hoodlums who robbed The Guardian Editor

Barely 24 hours The Guardian newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Debo Adesina, was robbed in broad daylight on Oshodi Bridge, the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos Command have arrested the traffic robbers. The Guardian had reported earlier how the robbers took to their heels immediately after dispossessing Adesina of his phones and other […]

3 suspected foreign kidnappers arrested in Adamawa
Adamawa kidnapping Metro News Nigeria Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC

3 suspected foreign kidnappers arrested in Adamawa

[FILE PHOTO] Adamawa Adamawa Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it had arrested three suspected foreign kidnappers in Girei Local Government Area of the state. The Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr Aliyu Ndanusa, stated this on Thursday in Yola while briefing newsmen. Ndanusa […]