Date
May 22, 2019

Ex-Police Officer, A Nigerian, Bags 14 Years In Jail In US For Sex Trafficking

A former Washington D.C. police officer, who is of Nigerian descent, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for sex trafficking. According to multiple reports gathered by Igbere Tv, 29-year-old Chukwuemeka Ekwonna pleaded guilty to paying two teenage girls for sex while he was employed as a police officer in Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur’s office said Ekwonna exchanged more than 250 text messages and social media messages with two girls, ages 14 and 15, and paid both for sex. Ekwonna was charged in April 2017 with soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl in Glen Burnie and then robbing her at gunpoint. A statement from the U.S. [Read]

BREAKING: Ekiti Gov, Fayemi Emerges As New NGF Chairman

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi will today be announced as the newly elected chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum. For the first time in its history , a governor from the south west will today emerge as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors forum( NGF). Odds favour Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to emerge as the chairman of the elite club. It is instructive to note that since the creation of the NGF 20 years ago, the Southwest, the Northeast and the Southeast have not chaired the forum. The former chairmen of the forum [Read]

BREAKING: BRT Vehicle Up in Flames On Third Mainland Bridge [SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a Bus Rapid Transit Vehicle caught fire on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State, Nigeria. The immediate cause of the fire incident as well casualty figures could not be ascertained as at PRESS TIME. Meanwhile, See more photos of the unfortunate incident below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!!     [Read]

BOOM! Acting CJN, Tanko Muhammad Dragged To Court Over Age Falsification [READ MORE]

A 46-year-old businessman, Mr Tochi Michael, has dragged Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before an FCT High Court over alleged age falsification. In the originating summon with suit No. FCT/HC/BW/CV/79/2019, filed before the court in April, the petitioner alleged that the CJN deliberately falsified his date of birth. Michael alleged that the CJN falsified his date of birth from Dec. 31, 1950 as contained in all his official records, including that of WAEC to Dec. 31, 1953 upon his appointment as a judicial officer, NAN reports The petitioner in the originating summon is praying the court to determine whether such act of the CJN does [Read]

I Will Step Up Action Against Drug Traffickers – President Buhari

President Buhari has said that the sweeping offensive against drug trafficking will be sustained by his administration in its second term in office. President Buhari said this when he received leaders of the Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia at the end of his Umrah trip in Saudi Arabia today May 21st. The president said efforts should be intensified to expose those involved in drug trafficking and illegal trade in the country, assuring that appropriate actions would be taken. The President said the recent exposure of a network of drug dealers operating at one of Nigeria’s international airports, who were discovered to be tagging bags filled with drugs in the name [Read]

2023: Nigeria Does Not Need Tinubu As President – APC Chieftain

A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Niger State, Hon. Adamu Kuta has taken a swipe on the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, over his recent claim that he (Tinubu) is under pressure to contest the presidency in 2023. Briefing reporters in Minna on Tuesday, Kuta said that the APC national leader is not the president Nigeria wants in 2023. The former federal lawmaker maintained that regardless of which region the next president will come from, Nigeria needs a leader that can consolidate on the achievements and the foundation that President Mohammadu Buhari has laid, [Read]