Date
April 25, 2018

POLITICS:House of Reps call for Buhari’s impeachment Read Full Story Here>>>>>>>

Kingsley Chinda, the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, has called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s impeachment over the withdrawal of $462million to pay for 12 Super Tucano jets. Buhari had approved the withdrawal of the money from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the procurement of the aircraft, without prior approval from the National Assembly. The President, however, explained in a letter to the National Assembly, that the US Government had given a payment deadline for the aircraft purchase. This explanation did not go down well with the lawmakers, who argued it was an impeachment offence. Hon. Chinda, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Obio [Read]

POLITICS:Tinubu bans APC chairman, others from seeking re-election

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday banned members who have spent eight years as ward, council and state executive members from seeking re-election in its May congresses. The National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu announced the ban in Ikeja, Lagos while addressing party members at a stakeholders’ meeting. Tinubu said the decision was to allow fresh set of people occupy party offices with a view to taking the APC to the next level in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the national leadership of the party had recently fixed May 2,5, 9 and 14 for ward, local government, state [Read]

Politics:Drunk NDLEA Officer Kills Civil Servant With Matchet In Lagos State (Video) Read Full Story Here>>>>>>>

A worker with the Alimosho council area of Lagos State, simply identified as Samuel Koro-toe was allegedly stabbed to death yesterday by an officer of NDLEA. The incident occurred during the 40th anniversary celebration of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) at the secretariat of Agege Local Council of the state. According to a source, who captured the moment on camera, trouble erupted after some NDLEA officers, who have office in the council fired several shots into the air. They were said to be heavily drunk. Their action was said to have been met with indignation from Council’s staff, particularly NULGE Excos, who protested against the vile act. [Read]

Politics:Suspected Bayelsa drug baron nabbed Read Full Story Here>>>>>>>>>

THE Bayelsa State Police Command says its operatives have arrested a suspected drug baron and a leader of an armed robbery gang, Henry Samuel. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, said, “On April 23, 2018, at about 0400 hours, following interrogation and confession of an armed robbery suspect, operatives of Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, Yenagoa, stormed the residence of one Henry Samuel, ‘m’ 33 years, a kingpin of a notorious armed robbery gang, at Ovom, Yenagoa. “Upon thorough search of his house, the operatives recovered the following items: one Browning pistol with three rounds of live ammunition, one locally-made revolver pistol with four rounds of live ammunition, [Read]

Politics:Fayose reacts to Dino Melaye’s arrest Read Full Story Here>>>>>>>

  Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the arrest and manhandling of Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye on Tuesday. The Senator representing Kogi West was admitted in the hospital after he attempted to escape from police custody on Tuesday. Reacting, Fayose writing on his Twitter page, stated that if the police utilised same ‘aggressiveness in Dino’s arrest’ in fighting killer herdsmen, the incessant killings in Nigeria would be brought under control. He wrote ”If half of the level of aggressiveness being shown by the Police on arrest of Dino Melaye is shown on the killings by herdsmen across the North Central & other parts of the [Read]

HUMAN INTEREST: Mother of infant triplet attracts sympathy from passers-by, Gets gift items in Ogun READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

An unidentified mother of infant three (triplet) as can be seen in the attached photographs recently attracted the attention and sympathetic kind gestures of passers-by in Kuto market area, a popular town in Abeokuta, Ogun State. In a heart touching post and photos shared by an eyewitness, Mr Abiodun Omoyayi, recently on his social media page and monitored by one of NEWS FLAKES correspondents showed the indigent woman begging for alms and soliciting help from the residents of the area including the market traders. The post reads: “God, help this country. I sighted this mother of three, (iya ibeta in Yoruba parlance), begging for alms to cater for this three [Read]

POLITICS: HOUSE OF REPS CONSIDER IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST BUHARI OVER $496MILLION ILLEGAL SPENDING Read More Here >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the spending of $496m without parliamentary approval has pitched Pres. Buhari against the House of Representatives with most members, calling for the impeachment of the President, The Nation reports. Following the reading of President Buhari’s request in a letter by Speaker Yakubu Dogara at Tuesday’s plenary informing the House that $496m had been spent for the procurement of military aircraft from the U.S, lawmakers could not hide their disdain for what they called breach of the constitution by the President. According to Buhari, the expenditure was made in anticipation that the Green Chamber would approve it, as part of the 2018 Appropriation Bill, currently before [Read]

INSECURITY: Gunmen Storm Benue church, kill 15 worshippers, Injure Scores, Raze Over 50 Houses READ MORE HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Suspected herdsmen have killed 15 people in an early morning attack on a Catholic Church in Benue State, officials told our source on Tuesday. The attack occurred in Ayar-Mbalom, a community in Gwer East Local Government Area. Terver Akase, a spokesperson to Governor Samuel Ortom, told our source the attackers also burnt 50 houses and sacked the entire community. The name of the church is St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church. The murdered Catholic priests are Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both reverend fathers. Fatai Owoseni, the Benue police commissioner, and Moses Yamu, the command’s spokesperson, did not immediately return PREMIUM TIMES requests for comments about the [Read]