August 3, 2019

Atiku, Ezekwesili, SERAP, Fani Kayode, Others Condemn Sowore’s Arrest, Seek Unconditional Release

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other Nigerians have condemned the arrest of Mr Omoyele Sowore. Some of the prominent citizens took to Twitter on Saturday to call for Sowore’s release hours after he was reportedly picked up by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a post, the former vice president described the arrest as “kidnapping in the guise”, stressing that freedom of speech was part of the nation’s democracy. [READ ALSO] How Heavily Armed DSS Operatives Arrested Sowore – Witness For the Socio-Economic Right And Accountability Project (SERAP), Sowore’s unconditional release would be “first step to stop Nigeria’s precipitous human rights slide”. On his part, a civil [Read]

Eedris Abudulkareem Reacts To Arrest Of Sowore

The arrest of Sowore is to say the least very regrettable -EedVeteran Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has spoken out against the arrest of Omoyele Sowore by operatives of DSS over his planned protest scheduled for Monday, August 5th. According to Eedris, ‘the news of the ignoble arrest of the Revolution Now project convener Mr Femi Sowore is to say the least very regrettable and equally ludicrous’. Arresting Mr. Sowore and trying to intimade the citizenry is outrightly cowardly and defeatist. Nigerians are truly tired of the staus quo and desire, or rather demand a true change. And no amount of intimidation or harassment is ever going to change this. #Revolutionnow [Read]

BREAKING: Police Rescue Abducted Victims Alleged To Be RCCG Pastors

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the police in Ogun state has rescued four more kidnap victims suspected to be Pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, earlier reported to be kidnapped. Although, the police did not categorically say they were the kidnapped victims as investigation continues to ascertain that. [READ ALSO] Police Release Names of Kidnapped RCCG Pastors, Says They May Be Freed Soon Few hours ago, a Deaconess who was also kidnapped was rescued and duly identified by the police as one of those earlier kidnapped. Deputy Supritendent of Police (DSP) Abimbola Oyeyemi who is the Police spokesperson in Ogun state confirmed [Read]

Just in: Atiku Condemns Sowore’s Arrest In Cryptic Post

Atiku Abubakar, former Nigerian vice-president has condemned what he described as “kidnappings in the guise of arrests”. In a cryptic post suspected to be linked to the early morning arrest and detention of human rights activist Omoyele Sowore, the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party said, “Freedom of speech is not only constitutionally guaranteed, it is the substructure of our democracy. These kidnappings in the guise of arrests stand condemned.” [Read]

Gernot Rohr Reveals He’s Not Happy With Ahmed Musa’s Decision To Leave Europe

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted he is not happy with Ahmed Musa playing outside Europe. Musa is currently on the books of Saudi Arabian club, Al Nassr. The winger left Leicester City in England, to enjoy playing time elsewhere. But Rohr believes he would have been a much better player, if he was featuring for a top European team. “Musa is a good Captain but playing in Saudi Arabia, we have to be honest it is not easy for him to play at the highest level always. “He has always pushed himself to give his best for the team, that’s why I like him,” Rohr [Read]

How Heavily Armed DSS Operatives Arrested Sowore – Witness

A witness has narrated how operatives of Nigeria’s secret police, the SSS, arrested Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian newspaper publisher and activist. Mr Sowore was arrested in Lagos at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a terse message on his Twitter handle. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the arrest comes barely two days before a planned nationwide protest to demand a revolution in Nigeria, where citizens have long expressed frustration amidst acute insecurity and worsening poverty. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: DSS arrests Omoyele Sowore [SEE REASONS HERE] Mr Sowore had teamed up with a network of other pro-democracy activists across the country to spur citizens into a national procession of rage across 21 [Read]

NEWS FLAKES NIGERIA Launches Official Logo Of TV brand

Flakes Consults, Publishers of NEWS FLAKES NG, an online News platform, announces official logo launch of her unique television brand, FLAKES TV.  In a recent announcement on its official fan page as shared by the group’s publisher and Chief Executive Officer, John Izabi, the new TV brand of the international news organization is out to deliver and dish out  regular quality content to its teeming fans, followers and prospective viewers across the globe with programs ranging from fashion and lifestyle, Political discourses, Vox Pop to Music, Sports and  general Infotainment, all in High Definition. See screenshots of the recent post below as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG;   See post [Read]

BREAKING: DSS arrests Omoyele Sowore [SEE REASONS HERE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has been arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services. Sowore human rights activist and founder of online news agency Sahara Reporters was arrested Saturday morning at his home. Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25am which says “DSS invades Sowore’s”. His arrest by the DSS could be as a result of his plans to mobilised people in Lagos and many parts of the country for a revolution protest tagged ‘Days of Rage’ to demand a better Nigeria. [Read]

Saudi Arabia Declares August 10th Arafat Day 11th To Be Sallah Day

The government of Saudi Arabia has declared Saturday, August 10th as Arafat Day, the height of Hajj rites when pilgrims all over the world will converge on the Plain of Arafat for supplications. The Amir- ul Hajj, Lagos State, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef made the disclosure on Friday at the Lagos State House in Makkah. A statement by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Board, Jamiu Dosunmu, quoted the Amir- ul Hajj as saying the “Eid-ul-Kabir will be on Sunday, 11th August 2019 When Muslim all over will sacrifice Ram in accordance to the Sunnah in Islam.” “Now that the date of Arafat has been declared and Friday, 9th [Read]

Police Release Names of Kidnapped RCCG Pastors at Ijebu-Ode, Says They May Be Freed Soon

Five ministers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God have been abducted on their way to attend the church’s Ministers’ Conference in Lagos. The General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced the abduction on Friday while speaking at the Redeemed Camp. Pastor Adeboye said the abduction took place on Thursday along the Ijebu-Ode axis and he enjoined the congregation to pray for the release of the abductees. [READ ALSO] Just in: Pastor Adeboye Calls For Prayer As Gunmen Abduct Five RCCG Pastors He noted that this is the first time this type of incident with such magnitude was happening. Adeboye added: “As a father, how do you think I [Read]

NASU, SSANU issue 14-Day Strike Notice Over Unpaid Allowances

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Non-academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have given a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to pay their earned allowances and resolve the fate of others in universities’ staff schools or face industrial crisis. The unions have subsequently directed all their branches to resume nationwide protest in all the universities from Tuesday, August 6. In a circular to all the branches after the Joint Action Committee (JAC) meeting on Thursday, in Abuja, the unions vowed that if the federal government failed to address all their grievances at the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum, [Read]