August 27, 2019

Lagos Assembly inaugurates panel to probe Ambode

LAGOS – The Lagos State House of Assembly has inaugurated a committee to probe the administration of ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. As part of its mandate, the Honorable Fatai Mojeed-led committee is mandated to probe the purchase of 820 buses that had been scheduled for public transport in the state. [Read]

$9.6m judgement: Buhari orders EFCC, NIA, IGP to probe criminal conspiracy linked to Jonathan’s administration

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, National Intelligence Agency and the Nigerian Police to investigate the administration of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan over the contract which led to a judgement debt of $9.6billion (N3.5trillion). President Buhari ordered the agencies to probe the criminal conspiracy associated with the project. The federal government said the contractor, Process and Industrial Developments Ltd. (P&ID) did not execute the contract. These position and clarifications were made known at a joint briefing in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed alongside the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami(SAN), the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and the Governor of the [Read]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo Emerges Africa’s Fastest Man, Wins 100m Gold At African Games

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo has emerged the winner of the 100m event at the 2019 African Games. He ran a time of 9.96secs to win the 100m final in Morocco. Another Nigerian, Usheori Itsekiri, came third in a time of 10.02secs. Both times by the runners are their personal best times. This is the first time since 2007 that Nigeria will win gold in the men’s 100m at the African Games. In the women’s event, Joy Udoh-Gabriel finished just outside the medal zone in fourth place.   [Read]

Buhari Govt Desperate to Silence Obasanjo’s Voice – Atiku

– Atiku Abubakar condemned the inclusion of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s name in a list of tax defaulters – The PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election said the Buhari government was out to silence Obasanjo’s voice – The former vice president claimed this was due to the criticism against the government Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of making attempts to silence the voice of former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Vanguard reports that Atiku made this claim following earlier report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCCC) visited the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library as part of investigation against his son-in-law, Abdullahi Babalele. Atiku [Read]

CAN members sent to deliver ransom to kidnappers abducted with money

KADUNA – The Kaduna State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that two of its members sent to deliver ransom to kidnappers keeping the two children of a Kaduna-based bishop hostsge have been kidnapped with ransom. Kaduna CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab stated this while speaking in Kaduna on Tuesday. He alleged that the kidnappers abducted its members and also failed to release the Bishop’s two children after receiving the ransom. It was also learnt that Pastor Elisha Numan, the Senior Pastor of the Nagarta Baptist Church in Makeri area of the state and his son Emmanuel, were also kidnapped three weeks ago. News Agency of Nigeria [Read]

COZA SAGA: Fatoyinbo in Police Net, Grilled Over Rape Allegation

Senior Pastor, Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is in the custody of the police and is being grilled over allegation of rape levelled against him by Busola Dakolo. Dakolo had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago when she was still 16 years old in Ilorin, Kwara State. Fatoyinbo has denied the allegation. Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba told the PUNCH on Tuesday that the COZA pastor was in police custody and being grilled. “Yes, he is in our custody,” Mba said, but dodged the question on whether Fatoyinbo was being detained, saying it was too early to comment on that. According to him, the investigation [Read]

Why I choose 27- year- old man as Commissioner – Makinde

IBADAN – Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Monday, sworn-in a 27-year-old graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Temidayo Fakorede and two other commissioners to the 14 already inaugurated commissioners for the Oyo State executive council. The other two commissioners were Professor Raphael Afonja and Alhaja Fausat Ajoke Sanni. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. The three new commissioners were assigned portfolios: Professor Afonja was assigned the Ministry of Works and Transport; Alhaja Sanni was designated as the Commissioner for Women Affairs while Mr. Fakorede is the Commissioner for Youth and Sports. Makinde, in his address after the [Read]

Hilarious! IPOB Members storm Nigerian Ambassador’s Residence In Tokyo To Arrest Buhari [SEE VIDEO]

Members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) this morning, stormed the official residence of the Nigerian Ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, with some police officers in a bid to arrest President Muhammadu Buhari. In a video posted online, the group members claim the Ambassador’s residence has no trace of President Buhari and that they are there with their doctor to carry out a DNA test on President Buhari to determine if he is not Jubril from Sudan. They say if they carry out the test and find out the man in the residence is not President Buhari, they will hand him over to the police for prosecution. Watch [Read]

BREAKING: Many Killed, Scores Injured As Cement Truck Crashes Into BRT bus In Lagos [SEE PHOTOS]

LAGOS – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a fatal accident just occurred before Towolo, along Ikorodu-Mile 12 road in Lagos State involving a trailer belonging to a popular cement company and a commercial BRT bus.  According to an eye witness account, the accident stated that the trailer was said to have lost it’s break and rammed into the commercial BRT Bus. More details later… See pictures below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Okagbare disqualified, Apologises to fans as two others advance to Tuesday’s 100m final

MOROCCO – Blessing Okagbare on Monday in Rabat at the 12th African Games suffered disqualification after a false start in the women’s 100 metres semi-finals heat 1. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that she was disqualified for beating the gun at the starting block. It was a huge disappointment for Okagbare who had earlier in the day won heat 3 of the event’s first round with a time of 11.53 seconds. She was already looking forward to Tuesday’s final of the event at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex before the unfortunate incident. “This is disappointing. I was already looking forward to appearing in the final, but this [Read]

PSG lose Mbappe for a month with hamstring injury, Cavani out for three weeks

FRANCE – Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe will be out for four weeks and Edinson Cavani for three weeks after both came off injured in a Ligue 1 match against Toulouse on Sunday, the French champions have confirmed. French World Cup-winning star Mbappe limped off after hurting his left hamstring during a trademark sprint in PSG’s 4-0 win at the Parc des Princes. The injury means he will miss PSG’s opening Champions League group game, which is set for September 17 or 18. He is also set to sit out three league matches as well as France’s Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Albania and Andorra early next month. Fellow [Read]