January 3, 2020

DSS Arrest, Parade Man For Creating Video Depicting Marriage Between Buhari And Ministers

Department of State Services parades 32-year-old Kabiru Mohammed from Kano who allegedly created a fake video depicting the marriage of President Buhari to the Ministers of Finance and that of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development.  Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the Spokesperson, Doctor Peter Afunaya warns against the spread of fake news as the service remains committed to the peace and stability of Nigeria. He adds that the service acted on a formal complaint by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed. [Read]

Soleimani Should Have Been Killed ‘Many Years Ago’, Says Trump

President Donald Trump said Friday that Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani — who was assassinated in a US strike — should have been killed long before. In his first substantial comments on the operation, carried out earlier Friday at Baghdad’s international airport, Trump tweeted that Soleimani “should have been taken out many years ago!” SEE ALSO: Trump Orders Killing Of Iranian Top Military Chief, Qassim Suleimani Soleimani “has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught!” Trump said. His only earlier comments on the dramatic news included a tweet featuring a picture of a US flag [Read]

JUST IN: Gov Abiodun Appoints Transition Committees For 20 Ogun LGAs [SEE FULL LIST]

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appointed transition committees for the 20 local government areas of the state. Elected chairmen completed their tenures in October 2019. The transition committees will be in place until the Ogun State Electoral Commission (OGSEIC) conducts election to pick new council chairmen. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr Kunle Somorin, the new caretaker committee members were chosen in furtherance of the Government philosophy of inclusive and participatory governance. Each of the committees comprises of a chairman, a vice chairman, secretary to the local government and two members See full list attached via the link [Read]

EFCC reacts to Fayose’s cruising while on medical trip

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu has reacted to a video of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dancing on a cruise ship with a white woman. Fayose was granted permission to travel abroad for ‘medical treatment’ by a federal high court. Special assistant on media and publicity to Mr Magu, Tony Amokeodo told Premium Times that they won’t be reacting to the video on grounds of the anti-graft agency only prosecuting the former governor and not persecuting him. SEE ALSO: EFCC gets Court’s nod to detain Shehu Sani for 14 days He stated that they can only wait till Fayose returns [Read]

EFCC gets Court’s nod to detain Shehu Sani for 14 days

A federal high court has given the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) permission to detain the former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, for 14 days to allow thorough investigation of his alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion. SEE ALSO: Buhari remains silent as defence minister is named in $550,000 fund diversion The order was necessitated following fresh allegations levelled against the ex-lawmaker by the complainant, Alhaji Sani Dauda. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had reported that Shehu Sani was arrested on New Year‘s Eve by the EFCC operatives in Abuja for allegedly extorting $10,000 from Dauda, the Chairman of ASD Motors. SEE ALSO: EFCC arrest Shehu Sani over alleged extortion [Read]

Buhari remains silent as defence minister is named in $550,000 fund diversion

  President Muhammadu Buhari has come  under heavy criticism for his failure to act in the alleged indictment of his Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, for a $550,000 security fund diversion. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu deflected response on the allegation to the office of the Minister of Defence when The Guardian sought the presidency’s reaction on the matter. Against a groundswell of allegations of cherry-picking on whom to prosecute in his anti-corruption offensive, Buhari is now directly fingered for shielding Magashi, who is accused of stealing and shipping $550,000 from the nation’s treasury to an offshore account. Magashi has been called out to explain his role in the slush amount [Read]

Two vehicles, 15 motorcycles burnt to ashes as fire razes David Mark’s residence

  A section of residence of former Senate President, David Mark in Otukpo caught fire leaving at least two vehicles and 15 motorcycles burnt to ashes. The fire, according to eyewitnesses, was said to have spread from a nearby bush bordering the fence of his guest house and gutted the section of the premises where the two ambulances and the 15 motorcycles were kept. Some workers within the residence who saw the raging fire quickly moved to put it out but couldn’t as the fire was said to have moved so fast destroying everything in sight. However, officials of the Benue State Fire Service, Otukpo Office were quickly alerted when [Read]

Police Arrests Abuja Pastor For Selling Anointing Oil For ₦1million Per Bottle

The Nigerian Police Force on Saturday, December 28, arrested the founder and president of Jesus Deliverance Ministry in Abuja, Pastor Shola Akande who allegedly sells anointing oil to his Church members for one million Naira per bottle. According to the man of God, the power in the oil can make a poor man a millionaire in less than one month, it can heal any sickness, it can raise the dead and it works signs and wonders. SEE ALSO: Man Dies During Sex After Challenging Prostitute With N50,000 He further said that he is not forcing anyone to but, it is all about choice, but those who chose to buy will gain [Read]

[BREAKING] Qasem Soleimani: Tension building As U.S Orders Citizens to Leave Iraq Immediately

The U.S. embassy in Iraq issued the warning on Friday morning, hours after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general, Al-Jazeera reports. Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in an airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. Mr Soleimani was killed alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of Kata’ib Hezbollah, also called Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in Iraq. The U.S. has confirmed that President Donald Trump ordered the airstrike. SEE ALSO: Trump Orders Killing Of Iranian Top Military Chief, Qassim Suleimani “At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. [Read]

Man Dies During Sex After Challenging Prostitute With N50,000

It was gathered that the s*x worker had previously challenged some young men in similar competition and won. A man identified simply as Davy, died during a s*x competition with a commercial s*x worker in a brothel in Ejigbo area of Lagos. Report had it that the deceased checked into Graceland Brothel located at 21, Moshalasi Street, Ejigbo Lagos, after having a bet of N50,000 with one of the commercial s*x workers, Amaka, on who would surrender first from the s*x competition. A friend of the deceased who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed that trouble started after the deceased had boasted among his friends that he could spend [Read]

Trump Orders Killing Of Iranian Top Military Chief, Qassim Suleimani

  The United States  killed a  top commander of Iran’s secretive Quds Force, Qassim Suleimani, late Thursday,  the Department of Defense(DOD) said in a release, obtained by our source.  Qassim Suleimani is believed to be behind the spare of attacks on US personnel and Coalition bases in Iraq and other places since last year. The United States President, Donald Trump, authorised the precision airstrikes which killed Qassim Suleimani near Bagdad Airport, Iraq, fuelling concern that the state sponsored killing could heighten tension between US and Iran. “At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the [Read]

Gov Abiodun Hosts AfDB President, Vows to Lift Ogun People Out of Poverty

  ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR has said his administration is committed to lifting its people out of poverty, adding that he would continue to look at ways to ensure that the state enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).   Governor Abiodun made this known when he received the President of the AfDB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina in his Office, expressed his appreciation to the Bank for choosing the State as one of the special agroprocessing zones in terms of agriculture.   He noted that there was no reason for the State not to be the food basket of the country, [Read]