CULTURE AND TRADITION

Jubilation in Bama as inhabitants celebrate First Sallah in 5 years

BORNO – The Shehu of Bama Kingdom of Borno State, Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, has expressed delight after his people joined the rest of the world to mark the first Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his domains. According to the monarch, this was the first time in almost five years the community partook in the religious feast celebrated across the globe by all Muslims. “Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were not privileged to celebrate for the past five years,” an utterly elated Shehu stated on Monday. “ Indeed we have to be grateful to Allah SWT for sparing our lives and non among us here today that is [Read]

Use Local Charms To Retrieve Millions From US Treasury – Oluwo Of Iwo Tells Youths

The Oluwo of Owo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi revealed how to retrieve millions from the US treasury using local charms in a new interview he granted. The Oluwo of Owo told Goldmyne TV that charms like ‘Egbe and Afeeri’ can help anyone in retrieving millions from the US reserves. The Osun monarch “encouraged” Nigerians to make use of the charms in getting back ‘the millions and zillions sitting in the United States’ and also promised to help out those who don’t know how to get it. [Read]

Court Remands Masquerades in Prison for Attacking Benue Police Station [READ MORE]

A magistrate’s court in Makurdi, capital of Benue state, has remanded some masquerades in prison for allegedly attacking a police station in Ado local government area of the state. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Veronica Shaagee, the prosecution counsel, told the court that the case was transferred from the divisional police headquarters, Ado local government, to state criminal investigation department, Makurdi, through letter number 3100/BNS/ADO/VOL.T/ dated July 24, 2019. Shaagee said on July 20, some group of youths numbering over 200, led 20 masquerades “Aketakpa” from Igumale town to the divisional police station, Ado, and attacked the station. She alleged that the group armed themselves with cutlasses, sticks, stones, and [Read]

Ijebu-Ode In Celebratory Mood For Annual Ojude-Oba Festival

The founder of Globacom, the telecommunications giant, Dr. Michael Adenuga has commended the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona for using the annual Ojude Oba Festival to address issues germane to the development of Ijebuland. Adenuga who spoke on Monday through the Regional Activation Manager of Globacom, Mr. Olufolahan Feseyitan at a press conference, organised to herald this year’s Ojude Oba Festival, described the festival as a gift of the Ijebu nation to Nigeria and the world, “being a unique case study of religious tolerance and harmony.” The festival which has been in existence for about two centuries is a spectacular celebration of the Ijebu people in Southwest Nigeria to [Read]

I want to buy Chelsea – Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi

Traditional ruler, the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, in this interview with SODIQ OYELEKE, talks about his sports life and his wish to acquire English giants Chelsea Here’s an excerpt of the interview as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Did you indulge in sports while growing up? I’ve been playing football since my nursery and primary school days. I like table tennis too. I played during break time at school. Were you always on the winning or losing side? Who will tell you that he loses? I was always on the winning side. How will I be on the losing side? Which position did you play? I played [Read]

Gov Dapo Hosts Ooni of Ife, Vows To Rebrand Ogun Annual Drums Festival

  ABEOKUTA – The Ogun state government is set to incorporate Afrobeat music into the Annual African Drums Festival to make it bigger and better than it has used to be.  This was disclosed by the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun at his Oke-Mosan Office in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday while playing host to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. He said the decision was to promote the music made popular by the indigent of the State, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. “Ogun State has been hosting the drum festival in the past. We are going to take it a step higher. We are going [Read]

Query: Sanusi Lamido Replies Governor Ganduje

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has replied a query issued him by the Kano State Government over alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion. The one-page reply with reference number KEC/CF/FIN/1/162, dated June 7, 2019, was signed by the Acting Secretary to the Kano Emirate Council, Alhaji Abba Yusuf. The letter titled “Re-Report of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti–Corruption Commission”, was addressed to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). According to the letter, at the time Muhammadu Sanusi was installed as the Emir of Kano, the exact amount in the accounts of the Emirate Council was N1,893,927.38 (One Billion Eight Hundred, Nine Hundred and Twenty Seven Naira, Thirty [Read]

Federal Government Declares Tuesday June 4th And Wednesday June 5th Public Holidays For Eid-Al -Fitr Celebration

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Al-Fitr celebration. A statement released by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, congratulated Muslim faithful on successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity, and stability of the nation. [Read]

YORUBA OBASHIP: Awujale, Alake in supremacy battle

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and  the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona are reportedly engaged in a supremacy battle.  It was recently reported that the Alake of Egbaland had rated himself higher than the Awujale of Ijebuland. While everyone expected Oba Adetona to respond, he didn’t say a word immediately. However, last week, at the launch of an endowment fund for the Oba Sikiru Adetona Professorial Chair in Governance, Department of Political Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, held at Oriental Hotel, in Victoria Island Lagos, the Awujale finally spoke. He said when he learnt that the Alake rated himself higher than him, he [Read]

Zimbabwe sells 100 Elephants to China, Dubai

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form] Zimbabwe has sold nearly 100 elephants to China and Dubai for a total price of $2.7 million over six years, the country’s wildlife agency said Wednesday, citing overpopulation. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo told AFP Zimbabwe’s elephants were overcrowding national parks, encroaching into human settlements, destroying crops and posing a risk to human life. “We have 84,000 elephants against a carrying capacity of 50,000,” he said, justifying the sales. “We believe in the sustainable use of resources, so we sell a few elephants to take care of the rest. Farawo said 200 [Read]

BREAKING: Court Sacks Four New Emirs Appointed By Gov Ganduje

A Kano State high court on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs. The emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government that followed an unusually fast passage of a bill by the Kano State House of Assembly. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II in order to [Read]

Marry Five wives or be jailed, Swaziland King orders country men

The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III has made a declaration in the country that from June 2019, men will be required to marry at least five wives or go to jail. A statement by the King called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives, assuring the men that government would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them. “Here’s the deal, marry at least five wives and you’re assured that the government will pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them.” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that King Mswati warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face [Read]

Sanusi resigns after Ganduje’s installation of new emirate heads in Kano

Haruna Sanusi, the district head to Be Local Government Area of Kano State, On Monday resigned his appointment. His decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional leader cited “health ground and recent changes in the emirate system” as reason for his resignation. The state now has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on same first class status as Sanusi. The new heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado [Read]

[DEVELOPING STORY] Court Restrains Ganduje From Implementing New Emirates In Kano

The Kano State High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of Kano Emirate. Mr Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday which created additional four emirates, a move that was widely seen as a depletion of Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence. The matter immediately took a political dimension with the Peoples Democratic Party members in the House saying that the additional four emirates were not properly created, accusing the All Progressives Congress majority of disregarding extant parliamentary procedures. Two PDP House members, including the minority leader, said they received a court order against the new emirates on Friday afternoon. The lawmakers said the House was [Read]

Emir Sanusi: Kano Princes Snub, Reject Ganduje’s Offer To Head New Emirates

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that three Kano princes have rejected an offer for appointment as Emir of Bichi, one of the four new emirates created Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on May 8 amid his face-off with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. Nationnewslead reports that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero and district heads of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye at the Government House on Thursday night. The offer to serve as Emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano Nasiru Bayero, who rejected outrightly. The governor then pushed the offer to Chiroma’s elder brother, Aminu Bayero, who also turned it down. [Read]