Wednesday July 29th, 2015
Wednesday July 29th, 2015

You are here : Home » More... » Metro

Metro

Latest

Police uncover underground cell, shrine in Ibadan

  /   in Metro, News 1:22 am   /   Comments

Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Katsina (left) and his men at a suspected ritualist den in Isese of Badaku village, Ibadan, yesterday. NAN photo.

A shrine, suspected to be a hideout for kidnappers has been discovered by Oyo State Police Command at Isase, Ojoku, in Ona Ara Local Government Area of the state.

Read More →
Latest

I’m a tricycle snatcher, not armed robber’

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Emmanuel Godwin

Operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, are currently investigating a member of tricycle-snatching gang operating in Lagos and its environs.

Read More →
Latest

Crowd throngs hospitals to identify victims

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Onitsha-Tanker-death-toll

Barely 24 hours after last Sunday’s ill-fated fuel tanker fire that killed 69 persons inside the Asaba Motor Park at the popular Upper Iweka axis in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, rescue operations yesterday continued in earnest at the accident scene, while a mammoth crowd thronged various major hospitals in the city to see if they could identify the victims.

Read More →
Latest

Puzzle over death of surveyor in collapsed building

  /   in Metro, News 10:32 pm   /   Comments

*The building where the surveyor-cum-caretaker met his untimely end

Determined, to ensure that the home-based athletes are in top shape before major international meets, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) plans to stage three local Golden League meets.

Read More →
Latest

Pastor, wife, 8 church members killed!

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Late Pastor Akinseye

TO describe the auto crash that claimed the lives of a couple, and eight other members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) traveling from the monthly camp meeting on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway to Ondo town as tragic is an understatement.

Read More →
Latest

Police rescue 2 abandoned toddlers in Lagos

  /   in Metro 12:52 am   /   Comments

One of the toddlers, when he was rescued.

Two toddlers, reportedly abandoned in different locations at Owutu, Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, have been recovered by police.

Read More →
Latest

Landmark projects Ambode can’t wish away

  /   in Metro   /   Comments

Ambode Celebrates his victory at APC Campaign office in Ogba

As Governor-elect, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode takes over the administration in Lagos State for the next four years today, he will be inheriting various on- going projects under the infrastructural developments of the state government.

Read More →
Latest

NLC, NMA, NUT set agenda for Amosun

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Gov Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State would commence a fresh term today following his victory at the last governorship election in the state.

Read More →
Latest

Roadside motor parks on the rise in Abia

  /   in Metro, News 12:34 am   /   Comments

Some of the tankers  parked by the road side

ABA —Despite the efforts of the Abia State government to ensure that motorists in Aba make use of approved motor parks, more roadside motor parks are still springing up daily at many areas of the city. From Asa, Park, Pound, St. Michaels, Hospital and Azikiwe roads at the city centre, transporters have converted every available space like filling stations, parking lots, entrance to buildings and pedestrian walkways to loading bays.

Read More →
Latest

Fuel scarcity: Return of an almost forgotten ordeal

  /   in Metro, News 7:25 am   /   Comments

Fuel crisis

Before the strike by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, was called off on Monday, most bus-stops in Lagos played host to crowds of stranded commuters who were on the receiving end of a biting fuel scarcity that kept commercial and private vehicles off the roads for days. And while the scarcity lasted, it was complaints and lamentation galore among Lagos residents who found it difficult coping with the challenges engendered by the development.

Read More →
Latest

Fashola for Citizens Day Award

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Barring any last minute change, Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, will be the Special Guest of Honour at the Spirit of Lagos-organised Citizens Day award ceremony which holds today at the Exhibition Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos. A statement by the Spirit of Lagos Project Director Olaniyi Omotoso, said the event is part of ongoing Spirit of Lagos activities to encourage Lagos residents to restore, share and protect those values that made Lagos great.

Read More →
Latest

STORM IN FMC OWERRI: Workers, MD’s face-off grounds hospital

  /   in Metro, News 12:07 am   /   Comments

Gate leading to the troubled FMC Owerri

It is no longer news that activities in the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, FMCO, have ground to a halt, courtesy of the labour crisis that has engulfed the establishment. The workers claim that they had been managing to smile in the face of suffering, harassment, denial of legitimate rights and the financial mess the hospital had been immersed in over the years.

Read More →
Latest

At last, Lagos gets portal, number for non-emergency services

  /   in Metro, News 12:54 am   /   Comments

*Fashola

A platform, known as Citizen Relationship Management, CRM, on which citizens can interact with officials of the government on issues affecting them directly, has come into affect in Lagos State

Read More →
Latest

From stinking waste to recovered wealth: The story of a Lagos dump site

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

*Governor Babatunde Fashola and Oba Tijani Gbadmosi, flanked by officials during the launch of the facility

Record has it that six million tonnes of waste are generated annually in Lagos and that 30 percent of such waste can be recycled to reduce the amount going to landfills. In other words, Lagos generates the equivalent tonnage in waste products for eight states in the country daily. It also operates eight landfill sites to process domestic and industrial waste in various locations across the state.

Read More →
Latest

Our son hacked to death for confronting herbalist —Bereaved family

  /   in Metro, News 2:00 am   /   Comments

*Rita Emmanuel ... the deceased feared he could lose second wife

Mama Imaobong Titus refused to be consoled. She asked hysterically: Why did my son have to die?

Read More →
Latest

Planned demolition of PCRC structures: PCRC officials sue for restraint, appeal to Gov Fashola

  /   in Metro, News 12:46 am   /   Comments

PCRC structures for demolition & Prince Michael Oyeniyi

The aforementioned structure being the nerve centre of the Area Command, if demolished without a functional substitute to same being put in place for a seamless change over, will paralyse the operations of the Area Command.

Read More →
Latest

OSHODI-APAPA EXPRESSWAY: 48 hours deadline choking us — AMATO

  /   in Metro, News 12:45 am   /   Comments

*Traffic congestion on the Berger axis of Oshodi-Apapa expressway due to reconstruction of the road

fOR helping them to secure about 51 hectares of land around Mile 2 axis, the President, Association of Maritime Truck Owners, AMATO, Chief Remi Ogungbemi, has commended the Federal Government. The federal government had through the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), made efforts to secure the land to ease the perennial traffic logjam in the state.

Read More →
Latest

LAWMA moves in as truck drivers quit Oshodi-Apapa expressway

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Waste by the road side

Since 2009, business operators, motorists and other road users of the Oshodi-Apapa expressway have continuously been subjected to untold hardship of perennial traffic logjam, caused by the activities of drivers of tankers, trailers and other articulated vehicles, who park indiscriminately along the road. But following a 48-hour ultimatum given by the Lagos State Government last Wednesday, for the truck drivers to vacate the road, officials of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), whose duty is to handle public waste collection, disposal and clearance of backlog of waste, have moved in to clear the road of the mess caused by the truck drivers.

Read More →
Latest

Environmental degradation: How sand excavators expose Imo communities to danger

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Erosion-pix

SAND excavation has become a huge economic enterprise in parts of Imo State. People who engage in it smile to their respective banks on a daily basis, while lovers of clean and habitable environment grieve on account of the environmental degradation caused by the excavators. Sand excavators in Owerri started their illegal and harmful operation in Otamiri and Nworie, the two rivers that run through Owerri municipality. This was decades ago! Their target at the time was the white sand in the rivers which is in high demand by builders.

Read More →
Latest

Lagos school where pupils share classrooms with animals

  /   in Metro, News 6:09 am   /   Comments

school

If you are a regular user of the Ijora flyover bridge, you may have consciously or otherwise noticed a perimeter fencing with two gates shielding two primary schools, a junior high school and an abandoned health centre with ugly shanties erected around the perimeter fencing. The schools are Banjo Primary School, Ebenezer Primary School and Ogbo Junior High School, all in the swampy Otumara community, Ebute Metta West, Lagos State.

Read More →
Latest

NEMA sensitises traders, others on flash flooding

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Members of a rescue team gathering personal belongings from victims of a Dana Air plane crash, which occurred on June 4th, at the site of the crash in the densely populated Toyin Area of Iju Ishaga in Lagos. Nigerian aviation authorities have suspended Dana Air's licence after a flight operated by the commercial passenger carrier crashed in Lagos, killing at least 159 people, a spokesman said on June 5. AFP PHOTO

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, South West zone has flagged off a public sensitisation and awareness campaign to enlighten the citizens on the possible implications of the rainfall patterns for 2015. The implications include flash flooding, especially in built-up urban centres. If utmost cautions are not exercised. The agency in a statement signed by its Information Officer, Ibrahim Farinloye described flash flooding as more destructive and deadly than the normal flooding because the rainfall does not give prior notice.

Read More →
Latest

Confession of robbery suspects: Introduction of cashless policy is affecting us

  /   in Metro 6:41 am   /   Comments

•Ogun suspects (l-r:  Lukmon Bello and Jide Abass)

Two suspected members of a robbery gang which specialised in attacking customers while they are withdrawing money from banks in Lagos and Ogun states are currently cooling their heels at the Ogun State Criminal Investigation Departments , Elewee-Eran. The suspects, Lukmon Bello and Jide Abbass, met their waterloo, penultimate Monday, after a foiled attempt to snatch a bag containing an unspecified amount from a car parked in front of a business centre in Oke-Ilewo area of the state

Read More →
Latest

Motorists want railway corporation to erect warning signs at crossings

  /   in Metro, News 12:14 am   /   Comments

File photo: Passengers hanging on a moving train in Lagos at Ikeja Railway Station, Lagos...

Aba — Road users in Aba, Abia state are grumbling over the inability of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, to erect warning signs at railway crossings along major roads to avert possibilities of motorists being crushed by moving trains in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State. South East Voice investigations showed that there are no indicators to warn road users on the movement of trains at the Aba –Owerri; Okigwe, Ama Ogbonna and School roads railway crossings.

Read More →
Latest

Enugu residents lament as FG abandons rehabilitation of Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

Enugu-road

ENUGU — The rehabilitation of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway which the Federal Government commenced its rehabilitation few week to the general elections has been abandoned. Rehabilitation work had commenced at the Enugu end prompting the closure of the dual carriage road to a single lane causing untold hardship to motorists in Enugu metropolis. At the Penox to Abakpa Junction axis, motorists meandered through the single lane even as traffic gridlock caused snarls of vehicle lines along the ever busy road.

Read More →
Latest

Hoodlums disrupt Lagos carnival

  /   in Metro 8:57 pm   /   Comments

Eko-carnival

Hoodlums during the weekend disrupted the activities at the Lagos Carnival, held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island leaving scores injured and three carnival revelers hospitalized.

Read More →
Latest

Kaduna attackers wanted my head for being ‘an infidel’ — Redeemed Church pastor

  /   in Metro 1:25 am   /   Comments

*Garkida... They stabbed me until I fell

Old giant threes with fat, twisting trunks that outlived their colonial planters, spread forth their huge branches of green leaves over the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Jengree in Bassa Local Government Area, LGA, of Plateau State.

Read More →
Latest

Escape from ‘hell’: The story of 275 women and children rescued from Sambisa forest

  /   in Metro, News 12:36 am   /   Comments

sambisa8

Their doleful expression and haggard, weather-beaten appearance said it all: They had not only passed through the valley of the shadow of death but lived in it and are today alive to tell the story; a story that elicited shock as well as pity. Indeed they are the lucky survivors out of many who were taken into captivity after their communities were invaded and destroyed by insurgents. This is the story of the 275 women and children who were recently rescued by Nigerian troops from the dreaded Sambisa forest. They are presently trying to start life afresh at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, Camp in Yola.

Read More →
Latest

How two brothers died inside freezer in Delta community

  /   in Metro, News 7:30 pm   /   Comments

Freezer-of-death

AGBOR—WHEN 34-year-old Mr. Andrew Oseni, a father of three, who hails from Edo State, locked up his two sons, David and Shedrack, aged six and four, respectively, at his home in Agbor, Delta State, to attend to his daily business, he never knew that calamity was lurking around the corner. It was his habit to padlock the entrance door, with kitchen door slightly opened, while he and his wife go in search of daily bread. But his very last attempt proved fatal.

Read More →
Latest

Rivers’ monarch speaks from hideout

  /   in Metro   /   Comments

HRH-Eze-John-Chibuzor-Owhor

RUMUOSI—THE under-attack paramount ruler of Rumuosi community, Akpor Kingdom, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, HRH, Eze John Chibuzor Owhortee, Nyewe Eli Rumuosi, presently in exile after a section of his subjects invaded and desecrated his palace, last month, over a land dispute, has recounted how he escaped death by the whiskers and his travails as a fugitive in a nearby community.

Read More →
Latest

Road challenges in Lagos: Residents call for govt’s intervention

  /   in Metro, News   /   Comments

badroad

While the outgoing government in Lagos State prides itself as having performed creditably in the area of construction and rehabilitation of roads, many Lagosians think otherwise and have been expressing their displeasure in this regard. Indeed, there have been so much hue and cry from Lagos residents over the parlous state of many roads belonging to federal, state and local governments in the state.

Read More →
Latest

No end in sight to Lagos, Ogun states’ boundary face-off

  /   in Metro 12:52 am   /   Comments

boundary-bw-Lagos-and-Ogun

The tripartite body of the National Boundary Commission, NBC, Lagos State Boundary and the Ogun State Boundary Committees, comprising of town planners, physical planners, officials of the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, are currently enmeshed in yet to be resolved boundary dispute between the two neighbouring states.

Read More →
Latest

US-based Enugu Ezike people to hold convention in NY July 16

  /   in Metro 7:53 pm   /   Comments

US-based-Igbo

The Enugu Ezike people in the United States of America, USA, are to hold their 2015 annual convention in New York city from July 16 to July 18, their Spokesman, Hon. Linus Eze has said. Eze said that proceeds from the convention/ banquet and fund raising would be used to build a community health centre for the people of Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Read More →