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Another building collapses in Lagos Island — Report

  Another building has reportedly collapsed at Kakawa Street, on Lagos Island on Monday. According to a report by SaharaReporters, a Lagos Island resident said the collapsed building was a residential building. An unconfirmed number of people were said to be trapped in the rubble. Details later!! [Read]

Gov Okowa’s Aide to buy car for Lady who videotaped little Success in Delta

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Principal secretary to Governor of Delta state, Hilary Obi Ibegbulem, has promised to buy a car for Stephanie Idolor, the girl who broke the story of little Success Adegor. Speaking on Sunday, Ibegbulem said the car will be bought and handed over to Stephanie on Monday. He declared that Stephanie is the real hero, and not little Success Adegor as widely celebrated. We learned that the Secretary made the promise when he hosted members of Okowa and PDP social media team in Squash Club of the Delta State government house, Asaba on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, [Read]

Shocking! Nigeria Set To Overtake India In Open Defecation Ranking

Suleiman Adamu, the Minister for Water Resources, has said Nigeria is set to become the world’s most notorious country in open defecation. Adamu stated this on Saturday while speaking on the theme: ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Sustained Development’ at the 3rd Founder’s Day ceremony of Edo University, Iyamho. The minister, represented at the event by Ahmad Saliu, the Managing Director of Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority, said Nigeria was unable to attain the Millennium Development Goals targets for water supply and sanitation because of poor investments, low capacity and other challenges. According to him, the challenges are not limited to rural areas. Adamu said: “Nigeria will become the number [Read]

Police Arrest Serial Killer Cultist, Tiny, Four Others in Lagos

A suspected cultist, Ibrahim Abdullahi aka Tiny, whose name sends shivers down the spine of residents of Satellite-Town, Lagos, is now in police custody. This is according to DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer Lagos State Command. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the suspect was arrested shortly after midnight of March 23, 2019, at his hideout in the Ijegun-Egba area of the town during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite-Town Division, CSP Chike Oti, to rid the community of the violent activities of criminals. Recall that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni, had earlier in the week charged Area Commanders [Read]

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Amunike Sets Record, qualifies Tanzania for First AFCON Since 1980

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that former Super Eagles Star, Emmanuel Amunike has led the national team of Tanzania to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Tafia Stars thrashed the Cranes of Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday to seal a spot in the Nations Cup for the first time in 39 years. Goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and a sublime header from Aggrey Morris secured the win for the hosts. With the result, Amunike’s boys finished second in group L with eight points, five behind leaders Uganda, who had already qualified for the finals. [Read]

I Deserve To Get Atleast N1million From Success’ Donations – Lady Who Made Video Go Viral [READ MORE]

The story of viral sensation, Success Adegor – The primary three pupil of Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1, Sapele who said she preferred to be flogged instead of being sent out of school, is, getting more attention. Since Success’ video went viral, the Adegors have been receiving calls and donations from high profile individuals in Nigeria. That’s more reason why the lady behind the video identified as Stephanie Idolor has demanded a token (cash) from her parents as a form of appreciation for helping Success “blow.” [Read]

Unknown Gunmen kidnap Channels TV reporter, demand N50m ransom [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter who covers the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has been kidnapped. Okeregbe was kidnapped along Games Village in Abuja while on his way from his mechanic’s workshop. Those who saw him at work on Friday said he was wearing the same clothes as in the photo insert below. Sources close to Okeregbe’s family that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N50m, saying they’re aware he works for Channels TV. The Police, Channels Television and the family are all yet to issue a statement or discuss the incident with the media. Okeregbe’s wife first [Read]

BREAKING: Benue people re-elects Ortom for Second term, as Gov defeats APC candidate [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian, declared him the winner on Sunday after he polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, who got 345,155 votes – a margin of 89,318. In the March 9 exercise, Ortom scored 410,576 votes over Jime who scored 329,022 votes. The election was, however, declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire due to the gap between the cancelled votes [Read]

BREAKING: Tambuwal wins re-election bid, defeats APC candidate with a Slim Margin [SEE DETAILS]

Fresh report just coming in from Sokoto state at PRESS TIME has it that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party has led the governorship election in Sokoto State as results collation was concluded . He led with a slim margin of 342 votes. Tambuwal polled a total score of 512,002 votes ahead of Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511, 660. The Resident Electoral Officer, Prof. Sadiq Musa, had said the declaration of winner will be based on simple majority. However, the final announcement is being awaited and would happen any moment from PRESS TIME. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Obasanjo congratulates Senator Adeleke, speaks on Atiku’s petition

John Izabi,  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has  congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke following his declaration as the winner of the Osun governorship election by an election petition tribunal. Obasanjo thanked the tribunal for taking deciding to nullify what he described as an illegality. He commended Adeleke for seeking redress in court, adding that it is the right step to take. In a related development, the former President has also described those asking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar not to contest the result of the February 23, 2019 presidential election as enemies of Nigeria. Atiku rejected the 2019 presidential election result as announced by the Independent National Electoral [Read]