August 25, 2019

Ministerial List: I was shocked Buhari Left Me Out – Ex-communication Minister, Shittu

The immediate-past Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, said he was shocked when he discovered that his name was not included on the ministerial list for the Next Level Cabinet. Shittu, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said although he did not expect that he would not be reappointed, as a Muslim, he took it as his fate. The ex-minister said, “I took it the way it came.” NAN reports that Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, had, on July 23, read out the names of 43 ministerial nominees sent by President Buhari to the lawmakers for confirmation at the upper house. While [Read]

Buhari departs Abuja for Japan

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja today, Sunday August 25th, for Japan ahead of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The conference will hold from August 28th to 30th. President Buhari is accompanied by Governors Babagana Zulum of Borno, AbdulRaham AbdulRazaq of Kwara and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; ministers and other top government officials. The President is expected back in Nigeria on Saturday, August 31. [Read]

14-year-old girl fakes own kidnap to see boyfriend

ENUGU – A 14-year-old girl Kosisochukwu Anioma has confessed to the Police Command in Enugu State that she faked her kidnap to be with her boyfriend in Imo State. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Saturday in Enugu. He said Kosisochukwu’s father Frank Anioma took to the social media to announce his daughter’s kidnap as well as reported to the police. Amaraizu said that the fake kidnap alarm was raised on August 22 and the police operatives of the Anti-Kidnap Unit immediately swung into action. He said that contrary to the fake social media hype, fresh facts had emerged on the purported fake [Read]

Housemaid steals employer’s N1.6m six hours after resumption

LAGOS – A 26-year-old lady, Franca Amaha, has been arrested by officers of Lagos state police command for stealing her employer’s foreign currencies, six hours after she was employed at Masha area of Surulere, Lagos State. Franca had since l confessed that she deliberately sought a housekeeping work in order to steal, added that after pilfering the money she changed some to naira, fixed her hair and banked the rest. Preliminary investigations showed that she was once the housemaid of former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro’s wife. Determined to carry out her plan to the letter, Amaha sought the employment through an agency, where she filled out fake names, home [Read]

Heartless Mother Sells Her Newborn Baby For N500,000 After Lying To Her Husband, Arrested With Dealers [PHOTOS]

OWERRI – One Mrs Chinasa Ukaonu has been arrested for selling her own newborn baby for N500, 000 in Imo State. She had left her home with an 8- month-old pregnancy, informing her husband, Promise Ukaonu, that she was going to stay with her brother for a while at Mbaitoli. However, few days after she left home, she sent a message to her husband that she lost the pregnancy. She then proceeded to a baby factory where she gave birth with the help of two nurses, Esomonu Dorathy and Eke Catherine. Not satisfied with the story his wife told him, Promise decided to report the matter to the police. It [Read]

Father Arrested For Impregnating 18-year-old Daughter In Ogun

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 52-year-old Emmanuel Ikhine for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 18- year- old daughter (name withheld). The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi who stated this in a statement, said the suspect who resides at no 6, Iyaniwura street joju area of Sango-Ota was arrested following a report by one Yemisi Ashade . Oyeyemi said Ashade went to the station with the victim and complained that the victim came to her to report how her father has been abusing her sexually whenever she is alone at home. The PPRO further said ,the suspect did it with threat [Read]

Nnamdi Kanu, Ekweremadu, Abaribe, Opposition party Secret Plans To Overthrow Buhari Govt – Ohanaeze Youth

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has vowed to make public what it described as commercial activities between the Indigenous People of Biafra and the opposition party aimed at overthrowing the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. The apex Igbo youth group said it has observed and is angered by the fact that IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu had deviated from the non-violent posture being the foundation of Biafra agitation, which was renewed through MASSOB led by then former leader Chief Ralph Uwazuruike. Ohanaeze youth said it would expose the reason behind former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu and Enyinaya Abaribe’s involvement in the bail of Nnamdi Kanu. A statement sent to [Read]

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Other Lawmakers May Lose Seats Over Dual Citizenship

In reference to the recent judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal in Ondo, the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and several other lawmakers risk losing their seats, Sunday PUNCH has learnt. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Ondo state national assembly tribunal on July 31, 2019, sacked Mr Ikengboju Gboluga, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency of Ondo State for having dual citizenship and thereafter ordered that Mr Albert Akintoye of the All Progressives Congress be issued the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The three-man panel headed by Justice [Read]

Stop Using Security Agencies To Silence Nigerians – Soyinka Tells Buhari

Professor Wole Soyinka has alleged that the Buhari-led administration is using security agencies to silence Nigerians. The Nobel Laureate made this claim at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday. Insisting that such move only shows that the government is afraid, Soyinka added that it also reduces those running the government, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. “It is important to send strong message to this government and to the security services to stop trying to muzzle people when they come together to exchange ideas. “You’re reducing them as human beings and you’re also reducing yourselves as human beings, because it means you’re afraid to listen” he [Read]

Ghanaian Actor, John Dumelo wins parliamentary primaries

GHANA – Ghallywood actor, John Dumelo has secured the ticket the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to contest for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Ghana’s 2020 parliamentary election. The popular actor clinched the NDC ticket ahead of the 2020 election, after recording a resounding victory at the political party’s parliamentary primaries on Saturday August 24. He knocked off his opponent with a huge margin.   Dumelo polled 768 votes while Afua Adoboe polled a paltry 99 votes. He is now seeking to be elected as one of the parliamentarians representing the 157 constituencies in the country. [Read]

Name your sponsor, we have no budget for thugs – APC tells Wadume

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed insinuations from the rearrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, that the ruling party gave him N13 million for the 2019 presidential elections. The APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in his reaction to the trending headline: ‘APC Gave Me N13m – Wadume’ yesterday, challenged the kidnap kingpin to name the person who gave him the said money. “It is expected that the alleged kidnapper, having come face to face with justice, would throw whatever he could lay his hands on into the fray. “In any case, our party did not have budget for thugs. Unlike the period when the ruling party dipped [Read]

2019 Polls: My name is Daniel, I shall not fall – Dino Melaye boasts

In an interview with Channels Television, Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, has described himself as Daniel, one of the prophets in the Bible. One of the most famous stories of Daniel was how he was thrown into a lion’s den for refusing to worship a king but he came out of the den unharmed. The lawmaker, who was reacting to the judgement of the tribunal which sacked him and ordered a fresh election in the senatorial district, said he can never fail. The senator had earlier declared interest in the November governorship election in Kogi. He said there would only be another election in Kogi west [Read]