October 25, 2019

NYSC Corps member escapes lynching after beating Almajiri boy to death in Kano

  KANO – A serving member of National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) posted to Bebeji local government area of Kano state, has allegedly beaten a young boy (Almajiri) to death. Moments after the incident happened, police had to barricade the scene to prevent angry mob from lynching the corps member. It was gathered that the sad incident happened on Thursday evening when the boy was said to have rushed to the corps members’ lodge to collect his share of fruits usually distributed among the children in area. NEWS FLAKES NG reliably gathered that the deceased in his desperation to get his own share of the fruits, accidentally collided with [Read]

Shocking! Soldier Shoots Eight Colleagues Dead, Injures Two Others

  A Russian soldier has shot dead eight fellow soldiers and injured two more on a military base in the country’s Far East. Reports say the soldier who has been arrested and detained might have been suffering from mental health issues. The shooting took place in Gorny, Transbaikal region, on Friday evening. The soldier whose name has not been released was on duty at the military. [Read]

Drama as 70-yr-old woman relocates to IBEDC office in Osogbo, says she won’t leave until she gets her prepaid meter

  OSOGBO – There was a mild drama at the an office of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), located in Osogbo on Wednesday, as an seventy year-old woman literally relocated to the company customers’ care office to get prepaid meter. The elderly woman practically moved to the IBEDC office with items like potty, food, kerosene, pots and lantern, as she insisted on staying with the IBEDC staff until she gets her prepaid meter. An eye witness said, all efforts to convince the old woman to return home fell on deaf ears. The source said, “the woman rather insisted that she would prefer to stay in the IBEDC office, or provided [Read]

2019 POLLS: Supreme Court upholds election of Wike as Rivers Governor

  The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of Governor Nyesom Wike as the winner of governorship election held early this year on the state. It upheld two appeals filed by Wike against the decisions of the Court of Appeal which had upturned the dismissal of a petition filed by the African Action Congress, AAC, and its candidate in the 2019 governorship election, Awara Biokpomabo Festus. In a unanimous judgement of the seven-man panel delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko, the apex court upheld the two appeals by filed by Wike on the grounds that they were meritorious. The appeals were against the decisions of the Court of Appeal, which [Read]

Police free 108 inmates from illegal detention camp in Ilorin

  ILORIN – The Kwara State Police Command has discovered an illegal rehabilitation centre in Gaa Idiroko, Odota, Ilorin. No fewer than 108 victims were rescued from the detention camp; they comprise 103 males and five females with many children. Some of the victims who spoke with our reporter said they were brought to that centre from different places by their parents and relatives. A victim identified as Collins Temitope Owonifari said he was woken up around 4 o’clock in the morning by his parents and brought to the detention centre in Ilorin from Lagos because of his stubbornness handedness, saying that a sum of N150,000 was paid to the [Read]

Falana To FG: Reopen Border in National Interest

  Falana has advised the federal government to “urgently dialogue with Nigeria’s neighbouring countries to jointly fight the menace of smuggling, which necessitated the border closure by Nigeria.” He made the recommendation yesterday while delivering a paper on “Rule of Law, Good Governance and Economic Development” at the annual conference of the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Accra, Ghana. The senior lawyer also urged the federal government to reject the endorsement of its border closure policy by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), describing the endorsement as “a deliberate design to weaken ECOWAS regional integration agenda.” “Border closure is inconsistent with the letter and spirit of ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement [Read]

Appeal Court Sacks Another APC Reps Member, Declare PDP Candidate Winner

  LOKOJA – The Court of Appeal has declared Barrister Ibrahim Shabba of the People’s Democratic Party as the authentic winner of February 23 House of Representatives elections. Shabba defeated a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Court of Appeal. It gathered that the defeated APC member is Hon. Abdulkarim Usman Isah Wambai representing Lokoja-Kogi Kotonkarfe (KKF) Federal constituency. The victory of Shabba was announced in a tweet by Engr Musa Wada (MW), the PDP governorship candidate for Kogi state in the coming election. Wada in the tweet on Wednesday, October 23, congratulated Shabba on his victory at the Court of Appeal. He said the party is [Read]

Amidst corruption allegations, Ambode spotted leaving the country

  IKEJA – The immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode was spotted at the international departure section of Muritala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Thursday. According to a man who posted the picture online, the former Governor looked set to depart the country. Ambode has been battling corruption allegations levelled against him by the state assembly and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. [Read]