August 5, 2019

Lekki Big Boy Smiles As EFCC Arrests Him, Recovers SUV, Laptop, Charm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested one Victor Idahosa for Internet fraud. Idahosa, 24, was arrested at Cristolyte Close Diamond Estate, Lekki Ajah Lagos, following intelligence report received by the Commission about his alleged involvement in the criminal activity. Items found on the suspect, who hails from Edo State, include one SUV, two Apple laptops, scam emails, payments slips, cashier cheques, charms and several fraudulent documents. He will soon be charged to court. [Read]

Police Refuse To Release SaharaReporter’s Journalist

The Nigeria Police Force has said it cannot release SaharaReporters’ correspondent and other protesters arrested at the national stadium in Lagos on Monday. Victor Ogungbenro, a video editor and cameraman, alongside eight other protesters were manhandled and arrested during the RevolutionNow protest. The detainees were first held at Area C police station before they were transferred to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos. According to Effiong Inibehe and Stanley Imhanruor, the human rights lawyers who went to secure the detainees’ bail at Panti Police Station, the police insisted they cannot release them. The lawyers have been asked to return to the station tomorrow. Victor Ogungbenro, a video editor [Read]

JUST IN: DSS Obeys Court Ruling, Releases El-Zakzaky, Wife For Medical Treatment

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Department of State Services (DSS) has announced that it has received the order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment and ready to release him. Statement by Dr. Peter Afunanya, DSS Public Relations Officer, on Monday stated that “Consequently, the Service is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance. [READ ALSO] Court grants El-Zakzaky bail to seek medical attention abroad Conformity with the order is in line with the Service’s avowed commitment to the Rule of Law inherent in a democracy.” More details later… [Read]

FLASHBACK: In 2011, General Buhari Called for Revolution

  In 2011, General Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), called for a revolution in Nigeria — albeit through the ballot. Via a statement by Yinka Odumakin, his spokesman at the time who has now turned to one of his fiercest critics, Buhari asked Nigerians to make exceptional sacrifices to assert their collective will in the country. “The Egyptian pro-democracy campaigners defied all odds to achieve their set goal of terminating the 30-year old grip on power by Mubarak. Their tenacity has again confirmed the truism that no force on earth can stop a people determined,” he said.   NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that this [Read]

‘Harbour Criminals And Go To Jail’ – Dapo Abiodun Warns Ogun Landlords, Property Owners

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has warned landlords and property owners in the state to scrutinize their tenants before admitting them or risk jail term. The governor sounds the note of warning on Monday at the governor’s in Abeokuta while addressing journalists on the recent kidnap of five people including a Redeemed Church Pastor along Lagos -Ijebu axis of the State. The governor maintained any landlords or property owners harbouring criminals will not be only arrested, but such property would be demolished. He noted that, the state government would soon launch the security trust fund, with a bill before the state House of Assembly where there will [Read]

BREAKING: Police fire teargas at #RevolutionNow protesters [SEE PHOTOS]

Men of Nigerian Police and protesters of RevolutionNow are currently engaging in a fierce battle in Lagos. The police reportedly took over the meeting point of the protesters as early as 6:30am forcing the resilient protesters to converge at another place and move for their protest. However the police fired tear gas at the protesters leaving many injured and severally scampering for safety. Omoyele Sowore, the leader of the group has been arrested by operatives of State Security Service on Saturday. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Court grants El-Zakzaky bail to seek medical attention abroad

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Kaduna State High Court has granted the bail application filed by the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat to seek medical attention abroad. Giving his ruling on Monday, Justice Darius Khobo ordered that the IMN leader be accompanied abroad by officials of the Kaduna State government. El-Zakzaky has been in detention of the DSS since 2015 after a clash between his men and men of the Nigerian Army. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

I Do Not Regret Killing My Father – 40 Year Old Man Reveals

A 40-year-old man, Bisso Aminu, has said he does not regret killing his 65-year-old father, Aminu Allahbani. According to Aminu, his father was a cultist and could have used him as a sacrifice in his cult if he did not act fast. Aminu was arrested by men of the Niger state police command after he used a hoe to hack his aged father to death while he was sleeping. Speaking to journalists, Aminu said he does not regret his action and he is ready for the worst. ”I don’t have any regret killing my father, because if I didn’t, he would have taken my life. He never meant well for [Read]

BREAKING! FIFA Team Arrives Nigeria Today For Inspection Against 2020 World Cup In Nigeria

A five-man inspection team from FIFA will arrive Lagos, today, Monday, for a four-day inspection of facilities and equipment, that Nigeria has put forward to host the U20 Women’s World Cup in 2020. This was confirmed in a statement by the Head, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Communications Department, Ademola Olajire. The officials Christopher Exley, Sara Jane Booth, Kliment Taseski, Rhiannon Ceirwen Martin and Heyral Kaj Jurgen, will arrive today. They would be received by Amaju Pinnick, President of NFF, first Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi. Also NFF Executive Committee member and Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League Aisha Falode and top officials of the Lagos [Read]

BREAKING: MAPOLY Shifts Date For Planned Matriculation Ceremony [SEE NEW DATE HERE]

John Izabi, ABEOKUTA – The management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced a shift in date for the planned 2018/2019 Matriculation and Oath – taking ceremony originally scheduled to take place at the institution on Thursday August 8, 2019.  According to a recent release by the institution’s image maker, Mr Yemi Ajibola, a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG,  the new date for the epoch-making event is now fixed for Thursday August 15, 2019 at the OGD Auditorium of the institution by 9:30am prompt.  The release also added that the postponement of the planned exercise was due to logistics while urging the newly admitted students for [Read]