August 20, 2019

[JUST IN] 2019: Supreme Court Strikes Out Atiku, PDP’s Appeal

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A five-man panel led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad said the appeal was statute-barred. The appeal marked SC/738/2019, had sought to quash an aspect of proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal where President Buhari’s re-election is being challenged. The appellants prayed the Supreme Court to review the record of proceeding the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal held on June 11, to determine if the presidential tribunal was right when it held that the All Progressives Congress, APC, filed a [Read]

Epe Residents Lay Curses On Tinubu, Others Following EFCC’s Alleged Raid On Ambode’s Home

This morning, news broke that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the residence of former Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state, in Epe area of the state.  [READ ALSO] BREAKING: We’re Only Investigating Ex-Gov Ambode, Didn’t Raid His Residence – EFCC The anti-graft agency has however denied raiding the residence of the for governor but confirmed that he his under investigation. [READ ALSO] EFCC Raids Ambode’s House In Lagos Residents of EPE town however came out in solidarity and protested the ‘raiding’ of Ambode’s house with many of them raining curses on Tinubu and anyone involved in ‘tormenting’ Ambode. [Read]

[VIDEO] How Nigerian Soldiers Killed Police Officers, Helped Me Escape, Kidnap Kingpin Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba State, has implicated Nigerian soldiers in his deadly escape two weeks ago. Mr Wadume was re-arrested on Monday night and taken to the Force Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, where he had been making statements to the police. The suspect was first arrested on August 6 by a team of anti-crime police officers in Taraba. He was being taken to Jalingo, the state capital, when soldiers manning a checkpoint opened fire on the police team, killing three officers and a civilian. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume An expansive investigation has been launched to unravel the culprits behind [Read]

Controversy trails Oyo-ita resignation as presidency denies receiving any letter

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. The widow had been under pressure from her immediate family to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed over an alleged N3 billion contract scam. [READ ALSO] Head Of Service, Oyo-Ita Tenders Resignation Letter After EFCC Probe Although she has vehemently denied involvement in any scam, she bowed to family pressures and sent in a letter on Sunday offering to proceed on retirement. Buhari is yet to take a final decision on it “Mrs Oyo-Ita has sent in her letter of retirement,” a family member, [Read]

We Defeated IBB, Abacha, We Won’t Allow Another Dictator – Femi Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), renowned human rights lawyer, has stated that many political leaders in Nigeria have called for revolution at one point or the other, and the call for revolution in the country is not new, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. Falana stated this on Monday, August 19 while speaking at a symposium organised by Coalition for Revolution (CORE) in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the senior advocate said during the colonial rule, Nigerians had called for revolution. However, he said unlike what is obtainable now, those who had called for revolution in those days were not charged with treason. He said: “Let the authorities in Abuja know that call [Read]

BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered from official sources. It was not immediately clear when and where Mr Wadume was taken into custody, but a source informed about the development informed our correspondent about it on Tuesday. Mr Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday. The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later. Mr Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6. He was being driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three [Read]

BREAKING: We’re Only Investigating Ex-Gov Ambode, Didn’t Raid His Residence – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says he did not raid the residence of immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode contrary to widespread reports.  [READ ALSO] EFCC Raids Ambode’s House In Lagos The commission made this known in a recent release by its Acting Head Media & Publicity, Tony Orilade and as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; EFCC PRESS RELEASE We Did Not Raid Ex-Gov Ambode’s Residence-EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has since early hours of today, been inundated with calls that operatives of the Commission raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. We need to state for the records that [Read]

2019 GUBER: Drama in Ogun As Akinlade Asks Tribunal To Sack Abiodun, Declare Him Winner

ABEOKUTA – The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the March 9, 2019, election in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, yesterday, asked the election tribunal sitting in Abeokuta to sack Gov. Dapo Abiodun and declare him winner of the poll. Akinlade and his party filed a petition marked EPT/OG/GOV/01/19 on grounds of alleged over-voting. They added that Abiodun lacked the requisite qualification to contest in the election in which he was declared winner by the INEC. Akinlade, through his lead Counsel, Mike Osuman (SAN), yesterday, adopted his final written address before the Justice Yusuf Halilu-led panel, praying it to disqualify Abiodun, invalidate his victory and return him (Akinlade) [Read]

EFCC Raids Ambode’s House In Lagos

LAGOS – Anti-graft operatives on Tuesday morning entered the residence of former Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, raiding the building as part of an ongoing corruption investigation. Confirming from EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, that Mr Ambode is under a corruption probe, a few months after he left office. The residence of Mr Ambode in his hometown of Epe was being searched as of 9:35 a.m. when Mr Orilade confirmed the development. The residence of the former governor’s chief of staff in the same Epe neighbourhood was also being searched. Billions of naira were allegedly misappropriated in the four years of Mr Ambode in office, and detectives have been busy trying to [Read]

Kidnappers collected N3.5m, yam tubers, palm oil – Family

Facts have emerged on how the three victims of kidnappers in Ode-Omi in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state were released from their captors. A family source told our source’s correspondent on Monday that the kidnappers collected a sum of N3.5m, a carton of Schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil and 10 tubers of yam before the victims were released. The police in the state had last Friday said they had rescued the son of the Chief Imam of Ode-Omi, Abdulazeez Sanni and two others – Adams  Bamidele and  Jelili Adams – who were abducted last Sunday. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the trio were reportedly [Read]