Home News Metro Page 748

Metro

Lagos arraigns 28 adults, 12 minors for engaging in homosexuality

The Lagos State Government on Thursday arraigned 28 adults and 12 minors before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in homosexuality contrary to the laws of the land.

100 inmates freed from Kirikiri prison

A total of 100 inmates were set free from the Kirikiri Medium Prison on Thursday as part of initiatives of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) at de-congesting the prisons.

Two arrested for swindling job seeker

The Borno command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has nabbed two suspects who swindled a job seeker of N350,000.

My wife treats my parents, siblings like destitute – Man tells court

An Ijebu-Ode Customary Court in Ogun on Thursday dissolved the 13 years marriage between one Olanrewaju Olowu and his wife, Oluwatoyin, over battery and negligence of responsibility by both parties.

Court orders closure of Ondo automobile market

The Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has ordered the closure of the state-owned, popular automobile market in Akure, over government’s alleged disobedience of a court order, directing the automobile dealers to vacate the market.

Court remands UNIBEN undergraduate, others for murder

An Evbuoriaria Magistrates’ Court in Edo State has ordered the remand of an undergraduate of the University of Benin, Esegine Rickson, and four others in custody, for the alleged murder of a church member.

Suspected ritualist kill pensioner in Ekiti

Some assailants, suspected to be ritual killers, on Tuesday killed a 73-year-old pensioner, Mrs. Adetutu Ajayi, in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Gunmen kidnap LG clerk, driver, demand N20m ransom

There was unease at the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat, Lagos State, on Wednesday after the clerk of the council, Shamsideen Omotayo, and his driver were abducted by gunmen.

Soldier kills Ogun motorcyclist for shunning him

A power-drunk soldier, Abiola Odedeji, has brought sorrow to the family of an okada rider (commercial motorcyclist), a resident of Agbado, Ogun State.

Police kill suspected robbers in Imo

Two suspected armed robbers have been shot dead in Akokwa, in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, during a gun duel with operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command.

IDPs sexual abuse: Police probe stalled as army shields indicted soldiers

There were indications on Wednesday that the police had stopped investigations into allegations of sexual abuse of women and teenagers levelled against some soldiers, policemen and camp officials at Internally Displaced Persons camps in the North-East.

Man sells son for N150,000 in Cross River

The Cross River State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a 52-year-old man, Udoh Abraham, for allegedly selling his two-year-old son for N150,000.

Recent Stories

The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr Philip Maku, has warned criminals operating in the state to repent from their evil ways or leave the state.

#EndSARS: Police confirm attack on station in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi has confirmed Thursday’s attack on Uburu Police Station in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state by suspected hoodlums.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari urged to probe Lekki shootings

A coalition of women groups, Mothers United and Mobilised (MUM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a transparent panel of inquiry into alleged shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Institute invites protesters for dialogue

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has invited the youths currently protesting against police brutality with the hashtag, #ENDSARS for a dialogue with officials of the institute.
The nominees for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award have been named and it is unsurprising to see the list dominated by Manchester United stars.

Manchester United in buoyant mood ahead of clash with Chelsea

Manchester United will approach Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China threatens retaliation over US-Taiwan arms sale

China on Thursday threatened to make a “legitimate and necessary” retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.