Category: Metro

Gunmen Kill 39 After Peace Summit In Nasarawa
November 10, 2014 |

Gunmen Kill 39 After Peace Summit In Nasarawa

Gunmen on Saturday ambushed and killed over 39 persons returning from a peace summit convened by the traditional ruler of Arikya chiefdom, HRH Alhaji Usman Babba, aimed at finding lasting solution to the incessant cases of violent attacks on communities in the area. The gunmen, numbering over 50 were said to have struck around 3pm […]

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I harvested cannabis to buy WASSCE form – Teenager
November 5, 2014 |

I harvested cannabis to buy WASSCE form – Teenager

An 18-year-old teenager, Monday Ogwugwa, who was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, has said he became a labourer at a cannabis farm in desperation to raise the fee to register for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. It was learnt that the teenager was arrested during an operation in which […]

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EFCC arraigns ex-bank manager for N90m scam
November 5, 2014 |

EFCC arraigns ex-bank manager for N90m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arraigned a former bank manager, Efe Egube and Ocean Energy Trading and Services Limited, before Justice Oluwatoyi Ipaye of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja. It was learnt that the defendant, who was a branch manager of the defunct Oceanic Bank, allegedly received a sum of N90m from […]

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Enemy at the door: I watched in horror as cultists killed my six-year-old boy — Bereaved mother
November 5, 2014 |

Enemy at the door: I watched in horror as cultists killed my six-year-old boy — Bereaved mother

Little Samson Bernard had his life cut down by bullets from suspected cultists in the North Bank area of Makurdi, Benue State capital. The six-year-old met his death in a rather bizarre and painful  manner in the hands of armed gang of young Nigerians parading the streets of major towns of Benue. The gang sometimes […]

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Police arraign three over stolen mace
October 31, 2014 |

Police arraign three over stolen mace

The Enugu State Police Command has arraigned three persons before a chief magistrate court for allegedly stealing the mace of the legislative council of the Awgu Local Government Area of the state. The suspects – Umuokeke Izunna Romeo, Okolo Olisa Solomon and Enekwechi Ray Onyimba – were charged with conspiracy, breaking and entry, malicious damage […]

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CP deploys policemen in Ikotun over robbers’ threat
October 31, 2014 |

CP deploys policemen in Ikotun over robbers’ threat

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Aderanti, on Thursday said he had deployed policemen and resources in the Ikotun-Igando area over the alleged threat by robbers to the community. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aderanti was reacting to a report by PUNCH Metro on a letter purportedly sent by armed robbers to residents around College […]

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Drama, as 14-yr-old suspected killer bride goes ‘dumb’ in court
October 31, 2014 |

Drama, as 14-yr-old suspected killer bride goes ‘dumb’ in court

There was a mild drama at Gezawa High Court, Kano, yesterday as a girl-bride, Wasila Tasi, suspected to have killed her husband and three others in April, failed to utter a word in court during her trial. The high profile culpable homicide case that attracted the attention of the human rights community was nearly stalled by […]

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Task force seizes 30 bikes, raids Computer Village
October 29, 2014 |

Task force seizes 30 bikes, raids Computer Village

Officials of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences have impounded 30 motorcycles in the Iju-Ishaga area of the state. The task force also dislodged traders selling their wares at the Computer Village, Ikeja in a bid to stop street trading. It arrested four of the traders. The task force officials had […]

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Policemen watched my husband’s colleagues kill him – Wife
October 29, 2014 |

Policemen watched my husband’s colleagues kill him – Wife

The wife of a vigilante has accused policemen attached to the Sapele Police Division, Delta State, of aiding the thugs who killed her 36-year-old husband. The widow, Mrs. Esther Ifi, said the six-man gang had tortured her late husband, Mr. Jimoh Ifi, to a coma in the presence of the policemen around 8pm on July […]

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Homeless man sleeps on refuse for three days
October 29, 2014 |

Homeless man sleeps on refuse for three days

Shop owners and residents along Bariga Road, Bajulaiye, Somolu, Lagos have been trying to locate the family of a homeless old man who has been sleeping on a refuse dump in the area since Saturday. It was learnt that the aged man, whose name had yet to be known, had been lying beside a dump on […]

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