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Melete attack: Terrorists ambush evacuation troops, seize gun trucks, captain

  A week after the fighters of the Islamic State West African Province attacked the Nigerian Army 157 Battalion ’s base in Metele , Borno State , scores of dead and missing soldiers had yet to be located as air assets have been deployed in the area for search and rescue , according to military sources. Also , troops have found it difficult to evacuate the decomposing bodies of soldiers who were brutally killed by the terrorists in the attack on the Metele military base last Sunday. A military source told SUNDAY PUNCH on the telephone on Saturday that the troops that were sent to evacuate the remains of the [Read]

No More Conferment Of Honourary Awards On Me – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka on Friday said he was done with the conferment of Honorary awards on him. He said this while receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Professor Wole Soyinka said… “This is an institution where in the same town and state is where I took my first steps to learning. So it is symmetrical, it is a closure. I said this is symbolical way to end my teaching career. But there is one thing which I thought that suppose this is the last honorary degree I receive from anywhere, what a beautiful [Read]

Ooni Hosts Former President Mahama Of Ghana – SEE PHOTOS

  The Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has played host to the immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama, stating that the African continent remains one big family, despite the boundaries between her countries and communities. According to a statement issued by the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the first class traditional ruler, Moses Olafare said the immediate past Ghanaian leader led his team on a courtesy visit to the Ooni at his palace in Ile-Ife. The monarch in the statement noted that, “before the advent of the Western civilization, there were no boundaries between the African nations and communities. We are one big family. But it gladdens [Read]

Buhari to corrupt leaders: You won’t escape jail

  President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders who undermine the economy by denying workers their benefits, while stuffing personal accounts with public funds will not escape the current anti-corruption dragnet. The president stated this when he received All Progressives Congress (APC) delegation from Benue State, led by Sen. George Akume, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari said the Federal Government’s bailout to states and Paris Club funds were basically to alleviate the sufferings of the people, describing misappropriation as unjust and unfair to workers. He said: “I honestly don’t know how people sleep when workers have not been paid. The workers have to pay rent, buy food, send their children [Read]

2019: Buhari, Atiku, Others Scheduled For Presidential Debate On December 14

  The Nigerian Election Debate Group has fixed December 14, 2018 for a debate for presidential candidates of different political parties taking part in the 2019 elections. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the vice presidential candidates are billed to have their debate on January 19, 2019. The group’s chairman, Mr. John Momoh, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Momoh who is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation added that the debates will hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and will be broadcast live by all BON members. President Muhammadu Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as [Read]

Offa Robbery: You can’t escape prosecution, Police tell Saraki

  The Nigerian Police Force has pointedly told Senate President Bukola Saraki not to entertain any sense of relief over the death of Michael Adikwu, a major suspect arrested in connection with the deadly multiple robberies in Offa last April. Police said the five suspects arraigned in court in Ilorin, Kwara State, had already given them enough clues about Saraki’s involvement in the robberies and they were determined to prosecute him. Police gave this position in a response to the statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Senate President Bukola Saraki’s spokesman. Olaniyonu called for a probe of Adikwu’s death. But the police appeared to have ruled out a probe of the death, [Read]

Man slaughters daughter for sacrifice in Benue, claims to follow ‘the Voice of God’ – READ MORE

  The Chairman, Konshisha Local Government, Mrs Justina Ubebe, has confirmed the killing of an infant girl by her father, one John Depuun, as a sacrificial offering in a village in Tse-Agberagba in the area. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the suspect equally went ahead to claim he was only following ‘the voice of God’. Confirming the incident on Thursday in Makurdi, Ubebe described the act as “strange and bizarre”. She said the act, which happened on Wednesday night, had already been reported to the police and that the culprit had been arrested. Also, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said the culprit had been arrested and [Read]

GIST: ‘If you leave me, water go carry you’, Chioma warns Davido on birthday – READ MORE

  Chioma Avril Rowland , the girlfriend of Davido has revealed what would happen to the singer , if he ever leaves her . Taking to her verified Instagram handle , @chefchi , she said , “Happy birthday hubby 😍 . If you leave me , water go carry you o 😛 God bless you my love . You ’re so annoying but I ’d choose you to annoy me for life . ” As Davido celebrates his 26 th birthday on Wednesday ( today ) , Chioma has been sharing lots of video of them together on her Instagram page . As a result of her Instagram posts, she [Read]

OGUN APC PRIMARIES FALL-OUT: Amosun’s Loyalist, Reps member Dumps APC – READ MORE

  ABEOKUTA – An acclaimed ally and trusted friend of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, Mukaila Kazeem, has reportedly defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM). Kazeem, who represents Abeokuta North/Obafemi-Owode/Odeda federal constituency in Ogun state, dumped the APC barely hours after the ruling party inaugurated a special committee tasked with the sole duty of reconciling aggrieved party members. The lawmaker cited irregularities in the party’s primary as the reason for his move He said he was leaving the APC primary was rigged in favour of Olumide Osoba, the son of former Governor Olusegun Osoba. A source close to Kazeem was quoted by [Read]

Drama as Kogi Deputy Gov Denies Dumping APC – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Kogi State Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, has denied online report stating that he has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Sylvester Akor, debunked this while speaking to DAILYPOST on Thursday evening. The CPS described the rumour of his principal’s defection to another party as wicked, noting that it was coming from the pit of mischief makers. “My boss, Elder Simon Achuba is still a loyal member of the APC and has no plan to decamp, as is been thought by those who do not mean well for the state that he has dumped [Read]