Month
September 2019

Trump Salutes Nigeria @59, Sends Buhari Strong Message

UNITED STATES – As Nigeria turns 59 tomorrow, the US President Donald Trump, has on Monday congratulated its people, urging them to unify in their quest for peace, unity and success. Trump who disclosed this in a statement opined that he would love to see Boko Haram and other terrorist groups wiped out of Africa. His words; “On behalf of the American people, I extend our warmest greetings and congratulate you on the 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence,” the statement read.“Nigeria is among our strongest partners in Africa. We share common goals of expanding trade and growing our economic relationship. “We are allies in the global battle against terrorism, and [Read]

[BREAKING] BBNaija2019: Diane Evicted, As Top Five Finalists Emerge For Top Prize

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Diane has been finally evicted from the reality show. She was evicted from the Pepper Dem edition of Big Brother few moments ago on Monday night. NEWS FLAKES NG had reported that the organisers of the on-going Big Brother Naija reality show announced that ‘surprise eviction’ will begin from, Thursday, September 26th as against the regular Sunday night evictions. On Friday, the housemates welcomed Ebuka as a guest, he then asked Cindy Housemate up for eviction to go pack their bags…and then Deloitte rep brought the eviction letter. Thereafter, he made his shocking [Read]

Police arrest, detain organiser of ‘Osinbajo For 2023’ Presidential campaign in Ondo

AKURE – Organiser and Co-ordinator of a youth group that organised a political rally for Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo in Akure, Bamise Akintomide, has been arrested by the police in Ondo State.  NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that he is currently being detained at the Criminal and Investigation Bureau Department of the Ondo State Police Command headquarters in Akure, the capital. Akintomide was picked up for organising a rally in support of the Vice President. A source with knowledge of the incident said; “He (Akintomide) was arrested by the police. I cannot really say if he was directly picked up or invited for questioning. But I can confirm to you [Read]

EXPOSED! Police rescue 19 pregnant girls from Lagos ‘baby factory’ [SEE PHOTOS]

LAGOS – Lagos State Police Command Sunday said it rescued 19 pregnant girls from a ‘baby factory’ at Ayanwale area of Ikotun. Police spokesman Bala Elkana said the arrest was made on September 19. Elkana disclosed that the pregnant girls are between 15 and 28 years old. The police spokesman said the two female suspects – 40-year-old Happiness Ukwuoma and 54-year-old Sherifat Ipeya – involved in the scandal were arrested by detectives from Isheri-Osun Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, Chike Ibe after receiving information from a reliable source. The police said the arrested suspects are natives of Imo and Lagos states respectively. Another suspect is on the [Read]

New vaccine to end HIV infections almost ready

KENYA – The Centers for Disease Control Prevention is working on a HIV vaccine that could see an end to new HIV infections in Kenya. The vaccine – HPTN-081 – is an antibody-mediated prevention that involves giving antibodies to individuals to protect them from HIV infections. Speaking during the 40th anniversary of CDC’s partnership with Kenya in Kisumu on Friday, CDC country director Dr Marc Bulterys said research is ongoing to ensure that the vaccine can be widely rolled out. “We are already done with three trial phases of the vaccine and are working towards making more progress that can help in fully preventing HIV,” Dr Bulterys said. “We are [Read]

Man, 24, Marries 81-year-old Cousin

UKRAINE – A 24-year-old man in Ukraine married his 81-year-old disabled cousin and neighbours say it was all a craven ploy to escape military service, according to a news report. Alexander Kondratyuk allegedly wed Zinaida Illarionovna, 81, to take advantage of the country’s rules that excuse a man from military service if he is looking after a disabled wife, Metro UK reported. Military service is otherwise compulsory for all male citizens 18 and over, according to the report. The oddly matched pair wed in the village of Baykovka, near the city of Vinnitsa in west-central Ukraine, the outlet reported. Kondratyuk denied marrying Illarionovna to be granted an exemption from the [Read]

N90bn allegation: Pastor Tunde Bakare reveals new prophesies about Osinbajo

Senior pastor of Later Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has on Sunday, September 29, revealed new prophecies about Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Bakare predicted that Osinbajo will overcome his ordeals and present predicaments. He said: “Vice President Osinbajo will have the last laugh. You think I am stupid? Except he has violated his oath,” The Nation reports. The cleric’s position was in reaction to allegations that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) supported Osinbajo with N90 billion during his 2019 election campaigns. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in an earlier post, Legit.ng reported that Tunde Bakare had denied granting any interview on the issues involving Osinbajo. The senior pastor said the [Read]

Tragedy: Late Night Fire Razes Many Shops In Lagos

  LAGOS – Tragedy struck in the late hours of Sunday, September 29, when 13 shops were razed by at Adeshola Street, Agodo Bus Stop, Cele Egbe, in Idimu-Egbe Local Council Development Area, LCDA of Lagos State. Though, no major casualties were recorded, two adult males suffered minor injuries and have since been taken to an undisclosed hospital for further medical attention. According to report by the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, which raced to the scene of incident, revealed that, the affected shops gutted by fire was due to a gas cylinder that exploded in one of the shops. The fire, which was reported to have emanated from [Read]

Presidency reacts as Aisha Buhari allegedly relocates to London due to villa cabals influence

ABUJA – The Presidency has reacted to the claims that the First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s absence in the country for about two months was due to infighting in the Presidential Villa. The presidency denied that the continued absence of Mr Buhari in the country due to infighting within the villa. Aisha’s Spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, debunked the speculations, saying the First Lady has the freedom to travel to wherever she wanted. Aisha has not returned to the country since the completion of the Hajj. She was said to have jetted out of Saudi Arabia, where she went in company of President Buhari to London at the completion of the religious pilgrimage [Read]

[VIDEO] BBNaija: Tacha Fans Storm Big Brother, Accuse Organizers Of Holding Her ‘Hostage’

Following Tacha’s disqualification from Big Brother Naija, BBNaijaPepperThem, her management has accused organisers of the show of allegedly holding her hostage. The situation is trending to Twitter and users are using #ReleaseTacha to call for her “freedom” from the organisers. In a trending video, one of her team members said soldiers and bouncers were called in to stop Tacha from leaving. It is being speculated that BBNaija crew were trying to get her to speak about the show. But Tacha reportedly rebuffed and insisted she wanted to go home. Big Brother disqualified Tacha on Friday night over act of provocation and violence. [READ ALSO] ‘I need to work on my emotions’ [Read]

I’m not under any constitutional obligation to hand over to Osinbajo – Buhari

ABUJA – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said that there was no Nigerian Constitutional requirement for him to hand over to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo when he travelled to the United Kingdom on a private visit from April 25 to May 5, 2019. Buhari said that he decided not to hand over power to Yemi Osinbajo when he travelled to the United Kingdom because there was no constitutional requirement for him to do so. The President further stated that the only time he needs to hand over to Osinbajo is when he is proceeding on leave or going to be out of the country for more than 21 days. [Read]

Ambode, A former governor on trial

LAGOS – This certainly is not the best of time for the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, as he faces many battles to clear his name after an unceremonious exit from the Alausa Government House. Observers say his greatest regret is his inability to secure a second term in office despite the power of incumbency. It was a battle he never thought he would lose, but the much coveted office was taken away from him with ease by his own party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The gang-up was unprecedented and the huge resources he commanded as governor could not help him. More so, he was said [Read]

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s 80-Yr-Old Mum Finally Regains Freedom From Kidnappers’ Den

BAYELSA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Madam Ogere Beauty Siasia, mother of former Super Eagle skipper and coach, Samson Siasia, has regained her freedom after spending over two months with her kidnappers. Reports just coming in from Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Sunday morning have it that the 80-year-old has been released by her abductors. Since she was taken away at dusk from her house, her famous son had been begging the kidnappers to release her as he did not have the huge ransom they were demanding. He also appealed to both the federal and state governments to come to his [Read]

N30million to Tacha ~ Dino Melaye Reacts

  Senator Dino Melaye has reacted after a Twitter account posing to be him made a post that he would be giving Thirty million Naira to Disqualified Big Brother Naija Housemate, Tacha. Reacting to this, on his official Twitter handle he wrote; [READ ALSO] I never said i will give her N60m Cash – Peter Psquare Denies Tacha Recall that Peter Okoye of the defunct Psquare has equally denied ever pledging to give the Ex-Bbnaija 2019 housemates N60m as widely circulated on social media, thus sending the internet ablaze with different reactions from Nigerians and followers of the reality show following the shocking disqualification of Tacha. [Read]

Crime: Police arrest cultist for murder of final year student

IMO – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the police in Imo State have arrested a leader of a dreaded cult group in Imo State University Owerri, Anthony Chukwudalu (21), for allegedly killing one Victory Godwin Japhet, a final year student of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, said Chukwudalu, who murdered the victim at the front gate of Imo State University on July 31, 2019, was later tracked down and arrested in Aba, Abia State. “The suspect was tracked down, arrested in Aba, Abia State and on interrogation, confessed membership of Neco Black Movement of Africa alias Black Axe Secret Confraternity of [Read]