Category Archives: Metro Plus

EFCC goes after Oyo-Ita’s allies, contractors over N3b fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) has widened its dragnet in search of cronies and aides of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, involved in alleged N3bn bribery, duty tour allowance

Medical Treatment: El-Zakzaky discharges self from Indian hospital


Barely 96 hours after landing in New Delhi, India, for medical treatment, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, has discharged himself from the Medenta Hospital and is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Friday (today)

Police arrest 15 IPOB, MASSOB members in Ebonyi


The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Wednesday, confirmed the arrest of 15 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB ) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra ( MASSOB ). They were arrested

Rape: Randy soldier arraigned, remanded in police custody


The police, on Wednesday, arraigned a soldier, Sunday Awolola, before an Ondo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure for alleged rape. Awolola, who was attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, was alleged to have raped

Man protests at gov’s office over late father’s unpaid gratuity


A young man, Joseph Odey, on Wednesday embarked on a one-man protest at the governor’s office in Calabar to call attention to the plight of members of his family over the non-payment of his late father’s gratuity and death benefits.

El-Zakzaky accuses FG, US of frustrating him, envoy intervenes


Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky, has accused the United States of frustrating his treatment in India. El-Zakzaky, who was flown to Medenta Hospital in New Delhi alongside his wife, Zenaat, on Monday, alleged that the US

I didn’t meet 10-year-old Benue IDP a virgin – Suspected rapist


Eighteen-year-old Terna Taga, who allegedly impregnated a 10-year-old internally displaced person, Masenengen Targba , has said he did not meet the girl a virgin. On Sunday, Targba was said to have been abandoned at a hospital but later rushed to

DHQ constitutes joint panel to probe killing of policemen in Taraba

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Friday announced a joint panel to investigate Tuesday’s killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State. Heading the seven-man panel is Rear Admiral I.T. Olaiya. Acting Director of Information Defence

Controversy trails arrest of notorious cultist Bobrisky in Rivers


CONTROVERSY is trailing the announcement by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, that the Nigerian Army has arrested Bobrisky, a notorious cultist in the state. Wike during a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni Community at the Government House, Port Harcourt,

Why we attack, kidnap people – Fulani herdsmen

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Some repentant Fulani herdsmen/bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Monday, explained why they took up arms against the people of the area. The ex-bandits said at a peace meeting in Tsafe that they were harassed and