September 13, 2019

I’m injured, I can’t stand on my feet at the moment – Dino Melaye tells court upon resumption of his trial

ABUJA – Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Thursday, September 12th told a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja, that he was injured and could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial. The senator is facing a six count criminal charges of attempted suicide, escape from lawful custody, damage to police property, mischief’s, and threat to public servants. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the trial judge had at last sitting on May 28, 2019 adjourned the case to September 11, 18 and October 3, 2019 for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the defence counsel. But Melaye was “assisted” [Read]

FG Approves $5.3bn For Ibadan-Kano Standard Rail Project – Amaechi

The Federal Government has approved 5.3 billion dollars for the Ibadan-Kano standard gauge rail project, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation said. The minister disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by his media aide, Mr Israel Ibeleme after the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum held in Lagos. “Yesterday, we got approval to complete the 5.3billion dollar Ibadan to Kano rail project and we have also applied for funding to commence coastal rail for the Port-Harcourt to Warri segment.” Amaechi explained that the minister of Transportation, State, Gbemisola Saraki, has been assigned the responsibilities of overseeing all the maritime agencies. He will be focusing on the [Read]

Ghana-based Nigerian man dies after allegedly stepping on charm while on visit to his hometown Benin

A Nigerian man based in Ghana, Prince Precious, has been confirmed dead after allegedly stepping on a charm while on visitation to his native home in Benin City, Edo State capital. According to a friend of the deceased, identified as Don Morgan, the deceased embarked on a trip to Nigeria from Ghana to see his people. He wrote; “I talk ham say you nor disturb me since then,and I could not even check on you thinking you left Nigeria again,he pain me brother,first na leg pain you and you tell me say your enemy almost gets you and now they finally did,blood God nor Dey sleep your spirit go fight [Read]

Three-Storey Building Collapses In Anambra, As Sanwo-Olu Govt Admits Many Distressed Buildings Are In Lagos

A three-storey building has collapsed at No. 22, Nkisi Aroli Street, Onitsha in Anambra State following a downpour just as the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration admits that there are a lot of “distressed buildings” in Lagos State. Similarly, Onitsha custodial centre’s fence was also brought down due to the heavy rain. The police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incidents, saying: “The building collapsed today (Wednesday) due to downpour. No casualty recorded and value of property damaged is yet to be ascertained.” Meanwhile, the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mrs. Abiola Kosegbe, has said a lot of buildings in the state were distressed. She spoke at [Read]

Shocking! See Late Robert Mugabe’s 17billion-Worth Computerized Casket To Preserve Body for Ten Yrs, Watched Via Phones

HARARE – The late former President Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe’s casket worth 17billion (Zimbabwean currency) and this will enable family members to watch his remains through their Mobile phones. The casket has been computerized in such a way that after his interment, his family can watch his remains through their phone devices. According to the London Casket makers that supplied the casket,the facilities in it will protect his remains from decomposing for the next ten years… This however implies that, apart from relating with his family, any member of his family that wishes to watch his remains in the tomb will have to access same via his or her phone devices. [Read]

Ogun: 13 traditional worshippers remanded for attacking Muslims, Christians

ILARO – A Magistrate’s court sitting in Ilaro, Ogun State yesterday remanded 13 traditional worshippers for allegedly attacking Muslims and Christians in Idi-Iroko, a border community in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. The suspects charged to court in two separate suits filed before the magistrate court were accused of assault, contempt of court, among others. The prosecutor, Dada Olushola, said the accused persons were arrested by police while committing the offence during the Oro festival. Olushola added that the accused persons observed the Oro festival during the day time which is against the judgment and order of the high court in Ipokia. Magistrate S. O. Banwo however granted [Read]