Date
December 24, 2019

BUSTED! See US congress letter to Buhari leading to Sowore’s immediate release

Few hours after the release of convener of #RevolutionNow Movement and SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, a letter addressed to President (Major-General) Muhammadu Buhari (retd) calling for the strict adherence to Nigeria’s rule of law as contained in the country’s constitution signed by high ranking members of the United States Congress, has surfaced online and obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG. In the letter, the congress of the world’s most powerful nation frowned at the continued illegal detention of some political detainees by the Buhari’s administration despite series of court orders granting their release. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier  reported that the Buhari – led federal government had ordered the [Read]

JUST IN: Ex-NSA, Dasuki regains freedom from DSS after four years in detention

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd), has regained his freedom after his over four years detention in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. Dasuki’s lawyer, Mr Ahmed Raji, SAN, confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday “Yes he has been released and he is about to leave the place.” SEE ALSO: JUST IN: DSS Finally Releases Omoyele Sowore [PHOTOS+VIDEO] Dasuki was arrested on December 1, 2015 over a multi-billion dollar and naira slush funds that emanated from his office as National Security Adviser. SEE ALSO: BREAKING: [VIDEO] Sowore Thanks Nigerians, Says Nobody Can Take Them [Read]

BREAKING: [VIDEO] Sowore Thanks Nigerians, Says Nobody Can Take Them Forgranted

The convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Mr Omoyele Sowore, has thanked Nigerians following his departure from the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS). Addressing some supporters in Abuja on his way from the DSS office, Sowore believes Nigerians prevailed on the Federal Government to release him. He also called on the people not to relent in their resolve to ensure a better Nigeria for their children and more generations to come. “The only thing is to thank Nigerians, they made this happen they should not relent,” said the activists while exchanging pleasantries from a group of youths in the Federal Capital Territory. He added, “Nobody can take the people [Read]

Tragedy As Five die in Minna road accident on Christmas eve

  The Federal Road Safety Corps in Niger said five people died on Tuesday in an accident in Bonu village along Lambata-Minna road of Gurara Local Government Area of the state. FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Joel Dagwa, told News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Minna that the accident involved a Sharon wagon with registration number: MNA 320 XA and a wagon Golf with registration number: GWA 812 FM. “The accident involved 21 people; eight male adults; four female adults; five female children and four male children,” Dagwa said. He said eight of the passengers were injured – four female adults and four female children out of whom five died [Read]

JUST IN: DSS Finally Releases Omoyele Sowore [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Department of State Security Services (DSS) has released Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement. Sowore was released on Tuesday evening following a directive from Abubakar Malami, minister of justice. SEE ALSO: BREAKING: Buhari orders immediate release of Sowore, Dansuki The DSS had initially refused to release the activist who was granted bail by two different courts. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Also, See video below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG courtesy Channels TV, [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Orders Immediate Release Of Sowore, Dansuki

  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Department of State Service DSS to immediately release the Convener of Revolution Now Movement and Publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore and the former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki. The order was made known by the Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami in a statement to newsmen on Tuesday. The release is coming on the eve of the 2019 Christmas celebrations and after continuous from many quarters including the international community for Sowore’s release. Recall that President Buhari ordered the arrest and prosecution of Sambo Dasuki in 2015 over the mismanagement of funds meant for the Nigerian Military to fight boko haram. More [Read]

CAF BEST PLAYER: Ighalo Missing as CAF Narrows Final Shortlist to Mane, Salah, Mahrez [SEE ALL CATEGORIES]

  As expected, no Nigerian male player would be on the podium when the next African Footballer of the Year winner is announced next month following the omission of the country’s hopeful, Odion Ighalo, from the final shortlist released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) yesterday in Cairo, Egypt. However, the popular trio of Algeria’s Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, Liverpool’s duo of Sadio Mane of Senegal and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah make up the final three shortlist. Immediate past Captain of the Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi, remains the last Nigerian that made the final shortlist in 2013. But Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure won the prize at the ceremony [Read]

Beware of fraudster parading herself as my wife – Osun Dep Gov warns public

  OSOGBO – The Osun State Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, has dissociated himself from a fraudster parading herself as his wife, warning members of the public against transacting any business with her. Alabi, in a public disclaimer he personally signed, said the suspected fraudster had been buying things on credit from the people with the claim that he was married to him. A copy of the disclaimer was sent to the Punch by one of the deputy governor’s media aides, Adeniyi Akinromade, on Monday evening. While noting that no one in his household buy things on credit, Alabi warned that he would not be liable for any transaction done [Read]

Abiodun, Amosun’s loyalists fight over Xmas light decorations

  There seems to be confusion in the mind of residents living in Abeokuta metropolis area of Ogun state over who was responsible for the Christmas light decoration in some parts of the state capital between the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun. PLATFORM TIMES observed that loyalists of both Amosun and Abiodun have been claiming that the pictures of the newly decorated Christmas light was the work of their paidmasters. NEWS FLAKES NG recalls that the immediate-past governor was the one known for decorating the Oba Odeleye park popularly called ‘Ori Omi’ located at Oke-Sokori in every Christmas and new year period when he was in the [Read]

December 25th is about celebrating the “birth” of Christ not his “birthday” – Apostle Suleiman

  Apostle Suleiman Johnson has asserted that December 25 is not about celebrating Jesus Christ’s “birthday”, but his birth basically. The fiery preacher therefore advised believers to ‘focus on the reason for the Christmas season not the history’, as according to him, ‘heavens celebrated’ Jesus, hence Christians should too. He wrote on his verified Twitter handle: “Dec 25th is about celebrating the “birth” of christ not his “birthday”..focus on the reason for the season not the history..heavens celebrated so we should too..(Isaiah 9.6,Luke 2.8~14).i understand history..lot’s wife turned to salt.(Gen19.26).so should we stop eating salt?.RT” Dec 25th is about celebrating the “birth” of christ not his “birthday”..focus on the reason [Read]

BREAKING: Soldier, Three Others killed as Gunmen Attack ex-President Jonathan’s Residence

BAYELSA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that unknown armed men have attacked the home of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State. Sources in Otuoke, Bayelsa State said the gunmen, who struck at about 3am, killed one soldier, injured one while another one was taken away to unknown destination. Consequently, all roads in Otuoke/Otuaba is currently blocked by military personnel, with movement of residents restricted. Eyewitness say the gunmen launched the attack with a dynamite being thrown into Jonathan’s residence and it blew off the roof of a small cottage building inside the residence. Two soldiers stationed behind the house confronted the [Read]

Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Akinlade, Battles for Survival as APC Allegedly Rejects His Return to Party

  On the altar of the interest of the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to fix a successor, his protégée, a former federal lawmaker, Honourable Abdukabir Adekunle Akinlade, suddenly became a factor in the politics of the state as his godfather presented him as the anointed candidate. Amosun could not realize his aim of seeing Akinlade become the standard bearer of the party from the primary election; he quickly resuscitated a party, APM on whose platform he, Akinlade eventually contested the governorship election in March. It is now history how he lost at the polls, as well as in his redress moves that saw him go [Read]

Eco: ECOWAS new currency symbol, bank name revealed

  ECOWAS Heads of States and Government have adopted “EC” as symbol for the single currency, Eco, to be used in Nigerian and 14 other countries. They also adopted “Central Bank of West Africa (CBWA)” as the name of the ECOWAS Central Bank. These were contained in the final communiqué released by Mr Jean-Claude Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission on Monday in Abuja. The Authority commended the Ministerial Committee for the progress made with the implementation of the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme. The Authority also adopted the 2020 to 2024 Action Plan to eradicate terrorism in the sub-region with a budget of 2.3 billion dollars. The leaders expressed grave [Read]

2023: Northern power brokers reportedly abandon Tinubu

  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) on Tuesday claimed that talks between the North and South-West ahead of the 2023 presidency have broken down. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the President and Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary-General, in a statement, alleged that the presidential aspiration of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, was hanging due to tactic withdrawal of support from Northern power brokers. OYC said it had confirmed that the North was not satisfied with the voting pattern and results during the 2019 presidential election in the South West as President Muhammadu Buhari did not win overwhelmingly. It noted: “The result shows that South West voted for both PDP and APC, [Read]