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  1. Lequte

    Metro Nigeria: List of States Owing Salaries and Number of Months Owed

    According to the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) 23 states are currently owing local government workers salaries of up to 16 months. Bayelsa state- owes 10 to 16 months Kogi - 7 to 15 months Delta - 8 to 14 months Kaduna - 12 mon...
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    Metro University of Maiduguri Explosion: 16 Dead, 13 Injured [PHOTOS]

    Several bomb explosions on Sunday night rocked the university of Maiduguri in Borno state. According to reports, the explosion killed about 16 people, most of them suicide bombers. Thirteen other people were injured in the blasts. Here are photos...
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    Metro Nnamdi Kanu: I Don't Hate the North, I Love Shagari and Yar'Adua

    Radio Biafra Director Nnamdi Kanu has stated that he doesn't hate northerners as perceived by many. Speaking in a recent interview, he said: “People think I hate the North; that’s not true, but the only thing is that I say things the way they ar...
  4. Jules

    Metro CAN Issues Statement on House On The Rock Fire - People Are Trying To Sabotage Churches In Nigeria

    The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has blamed sabotage for the fire incident at the House on the Rock church in Abuja on Sunday. National President, Youth Wing, CAN, Engr. David Kadzai on Monday said, “From what we have gathered so far, i...
  5. Jules

    Metro House On The Rock Issues Statement On Church Fire

    The Management of House on the Rock Church, Abuja has issued a statement on the fire incident which took place in the Church on Sunday afternoon. Read full statement: A fire incident occurred at about 2 pm on Sunday 25th of June 2017 at the fa...
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    Metro We Don't Want To Make Them Popular Like Nnamdi Kanu - VON DG Speaks On Non-Arrest of Arewa Youths

    Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, said the Arewa youths who issued a quit notice to Igbos in the North have not been arrested to avoid making them as popular as Nnamdi Kanu became through his long incarceration. Oke...
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    Metro Minister Adeosun: I Did Not Say Igbos are Becoming Irrelevant in Nigeria

    Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has denied insulting Igbos by saying she is happy they are becoming more irrelevant in Nigeria’s financial system. A tweet allegedly made by her had said: “I am happy that Igbos are gradually becoming ins...
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    Metro An Open Letter to Northern Youths Over Igbo Quit Notice by Charles Ogbu

    Brethren from the North, I bring you greetings from the Southern part of Nigeria. On behalf of the peace-loving people of the south in general and millions of Igbo youths in particular, I start this letter by commending you for your recent open let...
  9. Jules

    Metro Aliko Dangote Hosts Billionaire Friends For Sallah [PHOTOS]

    Billionaire Aliko Dangote celebrated Sallah with his friends. Fellow Billionaire, Femi Otedola, former Governor of Cross River state Donald Duke, Segun Awolowo, Billionaire Tunde Ayeni, Sam Njoku and Niyi Adebayo were among those invited for the Sa...
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    Metro N3bn House on the Rock Inferno: Firemen Came With Power Firms' Ladder, no Water – Rev. Asigime

    The Abuja House on the Rock Church building, which is worth N3bn, on Sunday went up in flames due to some unknown reasons. Some firefighters came to the scene to curtail the fire. No casualties were recorded as worshipers had gone home when the fir...
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    Metro Boko Haram Regional Commander Arrested in Kano State

    A top Boko Haram commander and 20 other suspected terrorists were on Sunday arrested in Kano during a sting operation set up by the DSS. According to the DSS Director in Kano, Alhassan Muhammad, said the 48-hour operation neutralised what would ha...
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    Metro Evans: 5 Things That Would Happen If Kidnapper Gets Death Sentence

    Quite unfortunately, cases of kidnap are not new in Nigeria. Exactly a month ago, a kidnap gang stormed the Lagos State Model College at the Igbonla area of Epe and abducted six students – making it the second case in seven months. The kidnap gang wa...
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    Metro Sallah Bomb: Multiple Explosions Rock University of Maiduguri

    Several suicide bombers attacked different locations at the University of Maiduguri on Sunday night, including the security office where two lives were reportedly lost. The Borno Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isukwu, who confirmed the atta...
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    Metro Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [26 June, 2017]

    Below are the headlines in some selected Nigerian newspapers for today, 26 June, 2017. Punch Sallah: Buhari’s audio message in Hausa draws criticisms Nigeria’s Internet of Things revenue hits m – Reman FG loses N131.8bn as oil production drops ...
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    Metro FG Announces End Of Meningitis, Says 1,166 Deaths Recorded

    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared the epidemic of cerebrospinal meningitis over, after a “constant decline for eight weeks. It stepped down the Emergency Operations Centre battling the outbreak after it said the most affecte...
  16. Jules

    Metro Youth Corps Member Robbed And Murdered in Bayelsa

    Samuel Collins, a 30-year-old corps member has been murdered by unknown gunmen believed to be armed robbers in Bayelsa state. The Police Public Relations Officer at the Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident to the News Agency o...
  17. Jules

    Metro PHOTOS From House On The Rock Church Fire

    House on the Rock Cathederal in Abuja went up in flames this afternoon. See photos from the fire: READ: Abuja: House on the Rock Church Goes up in Flames ...
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    Metro Abuja: House on the Rock Church Goes up in Flames [VIDEO]

    The House on the Rock church in Abuja on Sunday went up in flames. The cause of the inferno is unknown and several firetrucks were at the scene of the incident to put out the fire. People going towards the airport were advised to be cautious by Ass...
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    Metro Igbo Quit Notice: Ohanaeze Condemns Security Agencies for Not Arresting Arewa Youths

    The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned Nigeria's security agencies for failing to arrest the northern youths who ordered youths to leave the north in 3 months or bear the consequences. President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo said the...
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    Metro Nigerian Islamic Extremist Declared Most Dangerous Prisoner in the UK [PHOTO]

    Nigerian islamic extremist Michael Adebolajo has been declared the most dangerous prisoner in the United Kingdom. The thirty-one year-old is described by prison officer as “violent, unpredictable and a major danger to other prisoners”. The real thre...

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