Date
May 7, 2019

Tragedy As Tanker truck explosion kills 55, injures 36 in Niger

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Fifty – five people died when a tanker truck exploded near the international airport of Niger’s capital, Niamey, overnight , an interior ministry spokesman said Monday. “The toll from the explosion is 55 dead and 36 injured,” the official told AFP. “The victims were burnt.” Witnesses said people were trying to collect petrol leaking from the truck, which had overturned on railway tracks, when the explosion happened . ( AFP ) [Read]

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande to Emerge As Next UN General Assembly President

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande is hopeful of becoming the new President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Outgoing president of the UN GA,María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés disclosed this today in a joint media briefing with the Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama after a meeting with President Muhammad Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Bande, is the permanent representative of Nigeria to UN. Bande, a former director-general of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau state was born at Zagga in present day Kebbi State. He holds M.A in [Read]

BREAKING: Court Grants Senator Adeleke Bail, Adjourns Case

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Magistrate Court sitting in Mpape, Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP Governorship Candidate in the last Osun Gubernatorial Election. The court on Tuesday also adjourned hearing till June 24. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke Adeleke was arrested and taken into custody on Monday evening by Nigeria Police men. [READ ALSO] Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] The Police Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, said Senator Ademola Adeleke was arrested in connection with ongoing criminal investigations surrounding his Secondary school certificate. Details later… [Read]

JUST IN: Angry Residents Block Osinbajo’s Convoy in Abuja

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s convoy was blocked by Aggrieved protesters along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. It was gathered that the vice-president was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at Goza village. Residents of Gbagyi village had converged on the major road connecting the airport to the city, to protest the alleged invasion of their land by the military. The security aides of the vice-president failed in their bid to appease the protesters, forcing Osinbajo to alight from his car. Earlier reports narrated how the coalition of FCT indigenous Association in Collaboration with affected communities are currently protested [Read]