TRAGEDY

Military aircraft with 38 officers on board ‘disappears’

  A military aircraft with 38 officers on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chile’s air force says in a statement on Monday night. The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00). Among the missing are 17 crew members and 21 passengers, who were travelling to provide logistical support. Chile’s air force said a search and rescue operation is under way to recover the plane and those missing. News agency EFE reports that three of those on board are civilians. Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira told local media that the plane did not [Read]

Woman to die by hanging for killing co-wife, seven step-children in Ebonyi

  EBONYI – State High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, yesterday sentenced a woman, Mrs Agnes Nwefuru, to death by hanging for killing co-wife and her seven children. The plaintiff, Ebonyi State Government, had in a suit number HAW/13C/2017, brought against the defendant, Agnes Nwefuru, accused her of setting ablaze the house of her co-wife, Felicia Nwefuru, leading to the death of the woman and her seven children. The plaintiff contended that the accused also burnt her own house during the evil act as a camouflage. The plaintiff further contended that the accused removed all her belongings and that of her children and took them to a safe place [Read]

BREAKING: Funke Akindele ‘Jenifa’ loses dad, mourns him on instagram

  Popular Nollywood Actress, Funke AKindele, also known as ‘Jenifa’ has lost her father. The actress announced her father’s death on Monday on her Instagram page. She, however, did not disclose the cause of his death. Alongside a picture of him, Funke wrote: “Dad! May your soul Rest In Peace! “I tried Dad, I did but we love you but God knows best. I wish I can turn back the hands of time.” Some Nollywood celebrities; Waje, Lala Akindoju, Bovi, Yemi Alade, and the likes took to their Instagram pages to offer their condolences to the actress. @Waje “So sorry for your loss sis.” @OfficialBovi “I’m sorry to hear this [Read]

Husband beats wife into coma for sleeping with another man on their matrimonial bed

  A 35-year-old man identified as Kofi Bandoli has been arrested Police for beating his wife into a state of coma after he caught her having sex with another man on their matrimonial bed in Awutu Bereku district, Ghana.  According to reports, the man went to work and tried to call his wife who was at home for some information but tried several times and couldn’t reach her. He then decided to go home and see whether something had happened to her because this was unusual. On getting home, the man heard the sounds of someone moaning in the bedroom. He was in a state of denial, as he was [Read]

Rapper Juice Wrld Dies At 21 After Suffering Seizure

Rapper Juice Wrld Has Died At The Age Of 21 After Suffering A Seizure  The American rapper, who has worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, is said to have suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport on Sunday morning shortly after arriving at the airport on a flight from California. According to TMZ , police sources said the rapper had suffered the seizure while walking through the airport and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived. Juice, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was still conscious when he was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after. The cause of death is not yet [Read]

19-Yr-Old Yahoo boy sets his girlfriend ablaze over alleged cheating [VIDEO]

A Nigerian man, identified as Victor Orji has been apprehended by residents of Post Service Army Estate in Ojo, Lagos for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire for allegedly cheating on him. The suspect has been identified as Victor Oji from Benue State. When asked about his profession, Victor disclosed that he is an internet fraudster. When asked if he wanted to sacrifice his girlfriend for rituals, victor said he didn’t have such intention. Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the suspect who resides at G54 Army Post Service Housing Estate, Ojo, Lagos was arrested for setting one Alabi Tolani Mariam 24 years, ablaze. The suspect confessed that he used [Read]

One killed, several injured in Ekiti LG elections

  EKITI – One person was confirmed dead and others injured, on Saturday, during the local government election in Ekiti State. Tribune Online gathered that violence broke out when people suspected to be political thugs invaded one of the units in Araromi area of Ikere-Ekiti in Ikere Local Government area, shooting sporadically to snatch ballot boxes. Journalists and observers scampered for safety as the fracas escalated with the political thugs attacking themselves with weapons and charms. [READ ALSO] Two die, pregnant woman injured in Osogbo road crash, Osun Govt reacts [PHOTOS] A source who witnessed the fracas said: “Someone was killed when the thugs were shooting. Some people tried to resist [Read]

Two die, pregnant woman injured in Osogbo road crash; Osun Govt reacts

Two people were killed on Saturday in ghastly motor accident that involved two vehicles and a motorcycle on Saturday claimed two lives at LAMECO filling station roundabout in Osogbo, the state capital. The other person, understood to be a pregnant woman who survived the accident but was seriously injured, was promptly taken to the hospital by men of the Osun State owned ambulance service, O’Ambulance. The remains of the commercial motorcyclist badly mutilated while his fairly complexion lady passenger had her legs crushed in the accident was sighted by our correspondent. It was gathered that the driver of the sand carrying truck with registration number FNN 364 XA that was [Read]

JUST IN: Anxiety In OAU as senior lecturer dies in his office

  The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife community was on Saturday thrown into confusion as a lecturer in the Department of Physical and Health Education, Mr. Nicholas Igbokwe was found dead in his office. A senior lecturer in the Department, who pleaded anonymity stated that Igbokwe was seen hale and hearty in the faculty on Saturday morning before the unfortunate incident happened. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead He described the late colleague as an easy going and amiable personality, adding that his demise had thrown the Department, as well as the whole citadel into mourning. “He was a gentleman to the core, he was a very [Read]

BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that renowned German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79. Principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa, Bonnke passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 7. The announcement of his demise was published on his Facebook page. “It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. “He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. “For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world. We [Read]

Anxiety As Another Pipeline Explosion Hit Lagos

  A pipeline explosion has occurred at Gloryland Estate, Isheri Olofin area of Lagos on Thursday morning. Residents lamented that the incident is the third from the area. A video of the explosion shared on Facebook showed smoke of fire billowing heavily. Residents are in panic mood as they await the arrival of Lagos Emergency team. Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA and the fire service are yet to arrive in the area to curtail the inferno. [Read]

Protests As Police officer Kills Truck Driver Over N50 Bribe In Ondo

  ONDO – Some truck drivers, on Monday, barricaded the Akure-Owo Expressway at Uso in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, to protest the alleged killing of one of them by a policeman at a checkpoint in the town. It was gathered that the protest halted vehicular movement on the road for several hours. The deceased, whose identity had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, was said to be heading for the northern part of the country when the tragedy struck. He was said to have engaged in a hot argument with a policeman who allegedly demanded a N50 (fifty naira) bribe [Read]

Black Tuesday As Two Die in Ogun accident

  Two people have lost their lives, in an accident that involved an Actros truck (TSL) marked ABC-580-XS and an unmarked Bajaj motorcycle, at Ago Igbala area of Ibafo, in Ogun state. Spokesman of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi who made this known said, an eye witness account said the accident was caused by overspeeding by the truck driver, which led to the truck hitting the motorcycle from the rear. Akinbiyi said two males and one female were involved in the accident, with one male and the female losing their lives in the process, while the other male was unhurt. He added that the [Read]

Five killed, Nine injured in Lagos-Ibadan auto crash

  The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, yesterday confirmed the accident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway claimed five lives while nine others were injured. Mr Clement Oladele, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, said in Ota, Ogun State that the accident occurred at 9.10pm around Danco Petrol Station, near Sagamu, on Saturday. Oladele blamed the lone accident, which involved a white Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number LSR 642XB, on speed violation. He said that 14 persons, 10 males and four females, were involved in the crash. “The bodies of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, while [Read]

Tragedy As Naked Wire Electrocutes Ten Inmates, Injures Several Others in Ikoyi Prison

Ten inmates of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre formerly known as Ikoyi Medium Prisons have been reportedly electrocuted and many others have also sustained injuries by a naked electric cable. The incident occurred on Monday morning leaving survivors battling for their lives in an undisclosed hospital. Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola reacting through the Press Officer, Ministry of Interior, Jane idOani9964 said: “The attention of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) has been drawn to an electrocution incidence at the Ikoyi Medium Security Prison in Lagos. “The minister has directed a quick investigation into the root cause and the ministry will in the next few hours share [Read]