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BOOM! We Don’t Know Who Constructed The Giant Broom, Says APC Spokesperson [READ MORE]

  The All Progressives Congress says the party is not responsible for the giant broom monument mounted at the city gate in Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the structure, a broom which is a symbol of the All Progressives Congress, has generated widespread reactions from Nigerians, with some questioning why a party symbol would be erected at such a monumental position as the city gate of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). [READ ALSO] Giant APC Broom Erected At Abuja City Gate, Nigerians React [SEE PHOTOS] The APC publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu in an exclusive chat with Channels Television says the giant broom was erected by Nigerians who support the [Read]

BREAKING: Former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari is Dead [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, is dead. Shagari reportedly died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness. He died at the age of 93. His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari. Bello wrote, ”I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja. Mr Shagari was elected president in 1979 and led Nigeria between 1979 and 1983 on the platform of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN). He was [Read]

BREAKING: Police Invade Dino Melaye’s Abuja Residence, As Lawmaker Cries for Help [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that scores of police personnel have invaded the residence of the controversial lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye. The invasion of the lawmaker’s Abuja residence located at 11 Sangha street, off Mississippi, Maitama, took place some minutes after Midday today. Presently, the street where his house is located has been cordoned off by security operatives with Toyota Hilux operational vehicles. Melaye had raised the alarm a few days ago over an attempt by the Federal Government to assassinate him. Attempts by our source’s correspondent to speak with the embattled senator failed as of [Read]

Ex-chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh shot dead in Abuja [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that former Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has been killed by unknown gunmen in Abuja. He was going to Abuja this evening when he was attacked by gunmen and killed. Nigerian Airforce spokesman Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola confirmed the death in a tweet this evening. ”It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who died today, 18 Dec 18, from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road. ”On behalf officers, airmen and airwomen of the Nigerian [Read]

Oshiomhole, Akpabio Make surprise Appearance at GEJ’s book launch, As Obasanjo Arrives to a ‘Noisy’ welcome

  The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshomhole, has made a surprise appearance at the venue of Goodluck Jonathan’s book presentation. He arrived at the same time with a former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio. Akpabio recently left Peoples Democratic Party for the APC.     Their arrival at the venue also disrupted events. Oshiomhole ensured that he took photographs with the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived the venue of the book presentation earlier. He arrived the venue at about 1.54pm to a “noisy welcome.”   His arrival disrupted the event for about five minutes as he went [Read]

Man takes home “man” disguised as a woman in Abuja – READ MORE

  According to a recent media report, a man got the shock of his life in Abuja after he unknowingly took home a 22-year-old man disguised as a woman. Iliyasu Omika of Tungan Maje was picked up at a brothel in Mpape area of Abuja by a man whose identity was not disclosed for a night of pleasure at his home, but his expectations turned to frustration as his supposed partner turned out to be a man. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers the police said Omika disguised as a lady to lure men at nightclubs for amorous relationships but that he ran out of luck when his supposed client raised the [Read]

10 People Feared Dead As Shiites Put Abuja Under Lockdown – READ MORE

  ABUJA – the Federal Capital Territory is experiencing another lockdown as members of the Islamic Movement barricade the Abuja-Keffi express road. The sect reportedly engaged the soldiers leading to the death of no fewer than ten people. The axis is currently witnessing heavy traffic gridlock. Report says the procession started around 3 p.m putting commuters and motorists at a disadvantaged position. Meanwhile security operatives have been deployed to the scene in large numbers. Casefile [Read]

SHOCKING: Abuja rail can’t run more than 90km/h in order not to kill cows, says Amaechi – READ MORE

  The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has given reasons why the Abuja-Lagos rail line cannot travel faster than 90 kilometres per hour. Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers State disclosed that the locomotive can’t run beyond 90 kilometers per hour in order not to kill cattle on its route. The Minister said the last time the locomotive ran at 100 kilometer per hour, it killed many cattle. He said, “The reason we want to go back to narrow gauge is because, between Lagos and Kano, we have 30 million tonnes of cargo. Even if you do three rail lines, it cannot be enough. “It took us 14 days to [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]

Drama, rowdy session in Senate over sitting arrangement as Saraki stops Akpabio

  ABUJA- FOR more than twenty- five minutes Wednesday, the Senate plenary was held amidst rowdiness over sitting arrangement. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that trouble started when the former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom North West called for recognition to speak, but the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki refused him on the grounds that he cannot speak, using another Senator’s microphone to speak. According to Saraki, Akpabio can also not speak from a seat where there was no Microphone. Akpabio stood up to speak shortly after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom North [Read]