TRAGEDY

Two killed in Edo farmers – herders Clash

  Two persons were reportedly killed on Monday in a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that trouble started over the alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family. An eyewitness said the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm. The eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process. Chairman of the local government, Mr Frank Ilaboya, [Read]

Two die in Ogun auto – crash

Two persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Mack truck around Akankan Village via Olodo on Abeokuta-Ibadan Highway on Saturday.  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps ( TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday. Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred around 5:05pm was caused by excessive speed which led to loss of control and made the truck to summersault. He said that two persons were involved in the accident, saying that one of them died on the spot while the other died in the hospital. He added that the deceased had been deposited at General Hospital morgue in Odeda and [Read]

Shocking! Iran Admits It ‘Mistakenly’ Shot Down Ukrainian Plane killing All 176 On Board

• Government statement blames ‘human error’ for the incident that left 176 people killed, including many Iranian citizens. Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board. The statement on Saturday morning blames “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target”. Press TV also quoted Iran’s General Staff of the Armed Forces as saying that the plane had flown close to a “sensitive military site”. “In such a condition, because of human error and in a unintentional way, the flight was hit,” the military said. It apologised and said it would upgrade its systems [Read]

180 Feared Dead As Ukrainian Plane crashes in Iran [PHOTOS]

A Ukrainian plane has crashed in Iran, killing All the 180 passengers and crew on board. Aljazeera quotes Iranian media, Red Crescent as saying the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near Parand, a suburb southwest of capital Tehran shortly after take-off. The crash occurred few hours after Iran attacked military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general by the U.S. The flight was reportedly travelling to Boryspil International Airport in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced. We will give more reports in upcoming bulletins,” Reza Jafarzadeh, [Read]

Chairman-nominee dies hours to screening in Ogun

The Chairman-nominee for the caretaker committee in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, Saibu Adeosun Mulero, has been confirmed dead a few hours to his screening by the state House of Assembly. Mulero was one of the Chairmen-nominees of the 20 local government transition committees in Ogun State appointed by Governor Dapo Abiodun last week. The deceased was expected to appear before the State House of Assembly Screening Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation but reportedly died a few hours to his screening. According to a close family source, he had already dressed up for a trip to Abeokuta to enable him to appear before the Assembly committee when [Read]

Kogi PDP vice-chair dies playing lawn tennis

The Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State, Chief Kola Ojo, is dead. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Bode Ogunmola, in Lokoja on Wednesday said Ojo slumped and died in Lagos on Tuesday evening while playing lawn tennis. Ojo, a legal practitioner, was said to be a regular player of the game at the Sports Centre, Ogudu GRA, in Lagos where the incident happened at about 5:55 p.m. The statement read, “The Sports Centre was said to be about a five-minute drive to his residence within the GRA. “He was immediately rushed to a nearby [Read]

Qasem Soleimani: Stampede kills 50 mourners at burial in Iran

  Fifty people have been killed and more than 200 injured in a stampede as Iranians gathered for the burial of a leading commander killed in a US drone strike. The deaths in Qasem Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman led to the ceremony being delayed. The burial is the last in a series of funeral events that have brought millions on to the streets in Iran. Soleimani’s killing has raised fears of a conflict between the US and Iran. The head of the Quds force was tasked with defending and projecting Iranian interests abroad, and was hailed as a hero by many in his home country. Immediately after his death, Iran [Read]

Three feared dead as fire razes over 1,000 shops at Akesan Market in Oyo town

OYO – Three persons were feared dead in Oyo town of Oyo State, yesterday as fire razed more than 1,000 shops in the popular Akesan market and destroyed property worth millions of naira. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the market is the main commercial centre of the town that houses the palace of Alaafin of Oyo. All the shops in the market were destroyed by the inferno. Three persons among the people that protested to the office of fire brigades in the vicinity of the market over failure of the fire service to contain the fire were allegedly shot dead by the police. Office of the fire service, according to [Read]

Several feared dead as gas explosion rocks Kaduna

  Several people have been reported dead in a gas explosion that rocked a shop along Kachia road in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna. The cause of the gas explosion is not yet known at the time of filing this report, but the sound from the explosion attracted people within and outside Sabon Tasha to the scene. It was reported that the ship where the gas explosion occurred went up into flames and the level of casualty has not been ascertained. Police personnel have however condoned off the scene to avoid looting of property. Meanwhile, vehicles have been directed to follow a different route to avoid further [Read]

Unidentified gunmen kill 19 people in central Nigeria

At least 19 people were killed by unidentified gunmen in a night-time raid on a rural community in central Nigeria on Friday, according to police. The attackers torched houses and other buildings of the Tawari community in Kogi state, 100km (60 miles) south of the capital Abuja. More: “They burned some houses, a school, a church and the palace of the local ruler,” William Aya, a regional police spokesman, told AFP news agency. “Nineteen people were killed.” A local security source told AFP that the killings were suspected to be a reprisal attack linked to clashes with a rival community in the area, but there was no official confirmation. Aya [Read]

111 Dead, N679m Worth Of Properties Destroyed In Kano Fire Accidents

Kano State Fire Service has revealed that 111 people died in fire incidences recorded between January and December 2019 in the State. The figure was disclosed to newsmen on Friday by the State Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Saidu Muhammed. It also pegged the worth of destroyed properties at N679m. According to him, “the service received 744 rescue calls and 180 false alarms from residents. “111 lives were lost and property values at N679 million were destroyed during the period. “The service also saved 1,055 lives and property worth N1.9 billion from the 813 fire incidents recorded during the period under review. “597 people were involved in road accidents, seven [Read]

Two vehicles, 15 motorcycles burnt to ashes as fire razes David Mark’s residence

  A section of residence of former Senate President, David Mark in Otukpo caught fire leaving at least two vehicles and 15 motorcycles burnt to ashes. The fire, according to eyewitnesses, was said to have spread from a nearby bush bordering the fence of his guest house and gutted the section of the premises where the two ambulances and the 15 motorcycles were kept. Some workers within the residence who saw the raging fire quickly moved to put it out but couldn’t as the fire was said to have moved so fast destroying everything in sight. However, officials of the Benue State Fire Service, Otukpo Office were quickly alerted when [Read]

Man Dies During Sex After Challenging Prostitute With N50,000

It was gathered that the s*x worker had previously challenged some young men in similar competition and won. A man identified simply as Davy, died during a s*x competition with a commercial s*x worker in a brothel in Ejigbo area of Lagos. Report had it that the deceased checked into Graceland Brothel located at 21, Moshalasi Street, Ejigbo Lagos, after having a bet of N50,000 with one of the commercial s*x workers, Amaka, on who would surrender first from the s*x competition. A friend of the deceased who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed that trouble started after the deceased had boasted among his friends that he could spend [Read]

New Year Eve Tragedy: Motorcyclist, Passenger Crushed To Death By Truck In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening in Ogun State as a motorcyclist and his passenger were crushed to death by a truck belonging to a multinational cement company. The ugly incident happened at Imowo Eleran along Ibadan road, in Ijebu-Ode area of the State. The driver of the truck was said to have crushed the motorcyclist and his passenger from behind, as they were reported to have died on the spot. Eyewitness account said an irate mob immediately set ablaze the ill-fated truck and another belonging to the same company. SEE ALSO: Tragedy As Another Federal Lawmaker, Gawo Dies in Dubai on New Year Eve Confirming the incident, the Public [Read]

Tragedy As Another Federal Lawmaker, Gawo Dies in Dubai on New Year Eve

Tragedy struck Tuesday night as a member representing Garki/Babura federal constituency of Jigawa State, Hon Muhammed Gawo is dead. Gawo died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates late on Tuesday, our correspondent gathered. Information about cause of his death remains sketchy as at the time of filing this report. He was 65. An uncle of the deceased confirmed the death to journalists. The Jigawa State government has also confirmed the death.   Mr Fagen-Gawo’s death is coming less than a month after another member of the House of Representatives, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, from Niger State, died. Mr Fagen-Gawo a second-term lawmaker, is a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). He [Read]