CRIME: 23-Yr-old Drug Addict Kills Father, Sister, Injures Six Neighbours

It was a sad weekend at Ifelemenu, Ekpaomaka in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, as a 23-year-old man, Julius Nwigboaka, went berserk, killing his father, Chief Nwode Nwigboaka and his sister (name withheld). The suspect also inflicted machete cuts on six other residents of the area, before he was gunned down by the husband of one of the victims of his attack. A source, who simply identified himself as Ekoyo, said the suspect had taken hard drugs when he came into the house and killed his father, who asked him where he had been since. According to Ekoyo, “when he was attacking his father with machete, Julius’ sister [Read]

Defection: PDP battles crises in Kano, Kwara, Benue, five other states

  •Panel summons Shekarau, Kwankwaso, ex-ministers •Ortom may get re-election ticket, PDP wades in Gemade-Suswam tussle for Senatorial ticket •Party hands over structure to Saraki, as Senate President woos PDP leaders in Kwara •Kogi: Melaye may get ticket, Yusuf likely back in the House of Reps •Dankwambo to determine ex-Minister’s fate, Nafada’s governorship ambition The recent gale of defections by top ranking members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sparked crises in at least nine state chapters of the opposition party. Kano, Kwara, Benue, Kogi, Gombe and Sokoto are top on the list of the affected states, The Nation can now report. The rest [Read]

2019: Nigerians deserve healthy President, PDP, R-APC tell Amaechi

  **Says Minister is making a Mockery of Buhari’s health  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the People’s Democratic Party has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and others, which it did not name, of allegedly exploiting the fragile health of President Muhammadu Buhari to spite Nigerians. The party was responding to a claim by the former governor of Rivers State that even if Buhari contested from a sickbed in 2019, he would win in some core northern states. The opposition party said Amaechi and others in government “actually know that the President is sick” and that Buhari did not possess the [Read]

SPORTS: Former MFM Star, Stephen Odeh Nets first goal for new European Club

NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that former Nigerian League highest goal scorer and Golden boot winner who played for MFM Fc, Stephen Odeh recorded his first goal for his new club Zurich FC in the Swiss Premier  league. Stephen Odey scored the second goal for Zurich in a 2-0 win against Grasshoppers in the Swiss Top Flight League. The Swiss League kicked off last week but Odey didn’t feature for The City Club in their first match against FC Thun. The Former MFM FC Goal Machine repaid Ludovic Magnin’s faith in him by scoring in his first appearance of the season even as he looks forward to banging in more [Read]

2019: Buhari will definitely lose in Kano, Kwankwaso replies Amaechi

Following the defection of former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), his spokesperson, Binta Spikin, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not win in Kano State in the 2019 general election. The spokesperson said this to our source  while reacting to Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi’s comment on Mr Buhari’s chances in the poll. According to Punch Newspaper, Mr Amaechi had on Friday said Mr Buhari will win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi States in the 2019 general elections even if he was taken to the states “on a sick bed”. Mr Amaechi also said the governors of [Read]

2019: Buhari’ll win in Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi even on sickbed – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) is taken to the states “on a sick bed”. Speaking on Friday, he claimed that the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, would leave the All Progressives Congress. Amaechi also claimed that Tambuwal had presidential ambition. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the minister told journalists that although he did not wish to speak about political matters, he was sure that despite the defection by the APC members at the National Assembly, the party would [Read]

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari attends Graduation of Armed Forces Staff College, Kaduna SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE >>>

The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was today at the graduation ceremony of Senior Course 40 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the President Muhammadu Buhari was also accompanied by Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AVM Lawal Shittu, while Kaduna governor,  Mallam Nasir El-Rufai played host to the many dignitaries at the event. See more photos of the event below:   [Read]

NUJ Launches OMPAN in Ogun, Inaugurates Interim State Excos

  John Izabi, The Ogun State chapter of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) was today Thursday July 26, 2018 officially inaugurated at Press house, Iwe Iroyin in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The epoch making event was supervised and coordinated by the Deputy National President, Comrade Peter Jones in company of the Ogun State National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Chairman, Comrade Wole Shokunbi. Host of the event, Ogun NUJ chairman in his welcome address, congratulated all members and the newly sworn-in inaugural State excos of the association for the epoch making event while urging all members especially the newly inaugurated executive members to remain competent, united and transparent in all [Read]

BREAKING: President Buhari in Crucial meeting with APC Senators

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President  Muhammadu Buhari this Wednesday  evening is holding a crucial meeting with All Progressives Congress, APC Senators at the First Lady’s Conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja.   The meeting is coming a day after 15 Senators of the APC dumped the party to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and African Democratic Congress, ADC while over 36 House of Representatives members equally defected from the party to the PDP. Meanwhile, it is strongly believed that the main focus of the meeting would be to urgently discuss the mass defection currently rocking the ruling party amongst other crucial [Read]

BREAKING: Benue Gov, Ortom finally dumps APC for PDP, as Party urges others to return ‘home’

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the return of Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, back to its fold and urged all its former members still in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return ‘home’ without further delay. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday saluted the courage of the governor, adding that dumping the APC for the PDP was the right thing to do. “The return of the governor to PDP confirms the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari led-administration and the APC do not have the welfare of [Read]

2019 POLITICS: Drama as 14 APC senators, 37 Reps defect to PDP, ADC

A gale of defection on Tuesday hit the National Assembly with 37 members of the House of Representatives and 14 senators leaving the All Progressives Congress . But President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the defection from the APC in the National Assembly said it would not impact negatively on the party . Buhari said this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu . Shehu quoted the President as urging members of the APC not to despair over the development which he described as a “seasonal occurrence.” He then wished the lawmakers who left the party well in their future endeavours . [Read]

ENTERTAINMENT GIST: Another Assurance as Chioma accepts Davido’s proposal

NEWS FLAKES Entertainment Desk gathers that Popular music act lover, Chioma Rowland has finally accepted an unofficial proposal of her boyfriend, Davido, after the latter publicly declared to the world that he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. This was gathered after Davido shared a post on his Instagram page with title: ‘The love of my life, can’t wait to spend forever with you’. Chioma crowned it all by saying ‘yes’ to the ring-less proposal right in the comment section, saying she also wants to spend her life with the Yoruba Angel. Although not the first time he had hinted that Chioma is his real love [Read]

SPORTS: Confusion as DSS ejects Giwa board, Pinnick returns

NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that Operatives of the Department of State Services on Monday stormed the Nigeria Football Federation secretariat in Abuja to restore the displaced Amaju Pinnick NFF board to power . It was learnt that they were ordered by the Federal Government to eject the factional Chris Giwa -headed board . Sources said Giwa was out of the office during the operation . But sports minister Solomon Dalung distanced the Federal Government from the development , saying contrary to reports President Muhammadu Buhari did not order anyone to storm the NFF secretariat . Giwa took over the secretariat on July 2 following a Supreme Court judgment which [Read]

OSHIOMHOLE: APC not jittery about R-APC joining PDP

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, in a swift reaction to the recent defection of some of its members said the party is not jittery about members of the R-APC joining the Peoples Democratic Party. He also said his wooing them to stay with the APC was not an act of cowardice. Oshiomhole spoke at the launch of a book by Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe-East). He said his gesture to the aggrieved members was all about restoring peace and getting justice for those who deserved it. “Throughout the weekend and up till today (Monday), many of the national dailies reported different stories with the [Read]