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Two die as Police, thugs, Suspected Cultists clash in Lagos – READ MORE

  Lagos State Police Command said it arrested 21 suspected political thugs following the death of two suspected cultists at a political rally in Obanikoro area of the state. The command spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Oti said the two suspected cultists were on the police wanted list for their roles in various cult clashes in the state. “Yesterday being Oct. 17 at about 5:15 pm, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pedro Police Station, received a call that two persons, later identified as Ibrahim a.k.a Small Japron and one Solo were killed at a [Read]

LIFESTYLE: Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi celebrates 44th Birthday in grand style – SEE MORE PHOTOS

  The Ooni of Ife, his Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II celebrates his 44th birthday anniversary in grand style. The monarch was born on October 17th, 19874. He was joined in the celebration by many well wishers and lovers across the globe including the Outgoing Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as well as the Oluwo of Iwoland. READ ALSO: BIRTHDAY: Oluwo Felicitates with Ooni at 44, as Kabiyesi celebrates in grand style SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Happy birthday to Kabiyesi. [Read]

BIRTHDAY: Oluwo Felicitates with Ooni at 44, as Kabiyesi celebrates in grand style – READ MORE

  Oluwo of Iwoland, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has joined Nigerians to felicitate with the Arole Oduduwa, the Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa, Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on the occasion of his 44th birthday. In a felicitation message made available to journalists by the Oluwo’s press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, described the monarch as a chosen one and symbol of modern Yoruba nation committing his life to all inclusive charity to the advantage of human race. READ ALSO: LIFESTYLE: Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi celebrates 44th Birthday in grand style – SEE MORE PHOTOS The statement lauded Ooni for his administrative proficiency in conducting his institution which has reinvigorated [Read]

JUST IN: Building Collapses in Anambra, Victims trapped, many injured – READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a three – storey building has collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi LGA of Anambra State. Meanwhile Volunteers have rescued at least nine trapped victims alive as more efforts are ongoing to see to the rescue of others who are still trapped inside the debris. SEE MORE PHOTOS BELOW as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: More Details Shortly on www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two week, Ex-gov kicks – READ MORE

  …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for two weeks , our source can confirm . The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that Fayose could spend longer than two weeks in custody . A reliable source said , “We have obtained a court order to hold Fayose for at least two weeks pending investigation . He could be released earlier or later than two weeks depending on the outcome of investigation .” Fayose is under probe for allegedly [Read]

We have invested N2.7trn on infrastructure, says FG – CLICK TO READ MORE

  The federal government says it has spent a total of N2.7trillion on infrastructural development across the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in his presentation at The Chatham House in London on Wednesday entitled: Nigeria’s National Unity: Toward Participation and Shared Values’. He said the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari since coming into office in 2015 had embarked on an unprecedented renewal of the nation’s infrastructure, investing an unprecedented 2.7 trillion Naira on roads, rails, power and other similar projects. Beyond embarking on these projects, the minister said the spread of such projects cut across all the component regions of the country to [Read]

Eight politicians with N232bn corruption cases working for Buhari’s re-election – READ MORE

  At least eight out of the politicians working for the re -election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 election have pending corruption cases worth N 232 bn , checks by Saturday PUNCH have revealed . Investigation by our correspondents showed that the amount involved in the various graft cases , which are currently pending before security agencies , especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , range from N 223 m to N100 bn for each of the politicians . Some of the eight politicians , who used to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party and other opposition parties, had allegedly defected to the ruling All [Read]

40% Of My Cabinet Will Be Women, Youths, says Atiku – READ MORE

  Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says women and youths will occupy at least 40 per cent of his cabinet if elected president. He made the pledge in a series of tweets on Wednesday, four months to the general elections in 2019. Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), faulted President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) government for the economic status of the nation. According to him, Nigeria has become the world headquarters for “extreme poverty”. The former vice president, however, explained that the way out of poverty was to empower women and youths in the country. He recalled that during his [Read]

BREAKING: Senate Asks CBN To Suspend ATM Card Maintenance Charges

  The Senate has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to look into the suspension of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) maintenance and withdrawal charges by banks. This was after a motion on “illicit and excessive charges by Nigerian banks in customers accounts” was raised by Senator Gbenga Ashafa during the plenary session on Wednesday. The lawmakers urged CBN to suspend the ATM card maintenance charges being deducted from customers accounts, just as they called on the CBN to instruct the commercial banks to configure their machines to extend to N40,000 per withdrawal, pending the outcome of the investigation by the committees. [Read]

Police Arrest Eight Suspects With 11 Human Skulls -READ MORE

  ABUJA – The Nigeria Police Force has arrested eight suspects with eleven human skulls, bones and powdered material suspected to be grinded bones. Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood in a statement, said the arrests were made after several complaints received at the ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Adewole, Ilorin Kwara State on cases of missing persons, kidnapping, murder, killings for rituals, and exhuming of dead bodies from where buried, removing of human skull and other human parts of their victims. He noted that “the Inspector General of Police on receipt of the Situation Report from the Kwara State Police Command, immediately directed the IGP Monitoring Unit to proceed to Kwara State [Read]