January 5, 2020

Several feared dead as gas explosion rocks Kaduna

  Several people have been reported dead in a gas explosion that rocked a shop along Kachia road in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna. The cause of the gas explosion is not yet known at the time of filing this report, but the sound from the explosion attracted people within and outside Sabon Tasha to the scene. It was reported that the ship where the gas explosion occurred went up into flames and the level of casualty has not been ascertained. Police personnel have however condoned off the scene to avoid looting of property. Meanwhile, vehicles have been directed to follow a different route to avoid further [Read]

Iran vs US: Missiles fired towards US embassy in Iraq

Two mortar rounds hit the Iraqi capital’s Green Zone Saturday and two rockets slammed into a base housing US troops, security sources said, a day after a deadly American strike. The precision drone strike outside the Baghdad airport on Friday killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, top Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a clutch of other Iranian and Iraqi figures. In Baghdad, mortar rounds on Saturday evening hit the Green Zone, the high-security enclave where the US embassy is based, security sources said. SEE ALSO: We Killed Soleimani To Avert War, Not Start One – Trump The Iraqi military said that one projectile hit inside the zone, while another landed [Read]

Police arrest three in connection with ‘attack’ on Oyetola during cross-over event

OSOGBO – The Osun State Police command has arrested three persons so far in connection with an alleged attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola, his wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola, members of the state cabinet and other dignitaries during the cross over event held in the wee hours of January 1, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. The cross-over event was an entertainment night programme, fireworks and prayer session organised by the Osun State government to usher in the New Year in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Folasade Odoro, confirmed the arrest, saying the command had commenced interrogation of the suspects over the unfortunate incident. Reports had it that [Read]

Nigerians to pay higher as FG orders immediate increase in electricity tariffs [SEE THE NEW TARIFFS]

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has on Saturday, January 4 ordered an immediate increase of electricity tariffs in the country. In a statement signed jointly by the Chairman of the Commission, Joseph Momoh, and the Commissioner for Legal, License & Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, and posted on its website, the Commission said the order was issued to the 11 electricity distribution companies (DISCos) on December 31, 2019. The order was issued to; Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Jos Electricity Distribution Company, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Kano Electricity Distribution [Read]