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Xenophobia: 188 Nigeria Returnees Arrive Lagos Airport From South Africa

LAGOS – The Air Peace flight MEN2759 conveying 188 Nigerians from South Africa has arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos at 9:35 pm local time. The aircraft which departed the OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa, after an eight-hour delay, had on board, 188 Nigerians. The evacuation of Nigerians follows an order by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 9, 2019, to evacuate Nigerians who are willing to return home from South Africa, after several xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians. The President gave this order after he received the report of the special envoy sent to South Africa to convey [Read]

2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory

ABUJA – The 2019 Presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party and Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar for lacking in merit. Led by Justice Muhammed Garba, the tribunal, which gave its judgement late Wednesday morning at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, said that the petitioner had failed to prove the claims based on which he asked for the voiding of Buhari’s election. The 5-man panel consequently dismissed the petition “in its entirety”. It however did not award costs to any of the parties. Justice Garba, who read the lead judgement, held that President Buhari ” is eminently qualified” to contest the 2019 [Read]

JUST IN: Shiites, Police clash in Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi; 5 feared dead

KADUNA  – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has raised alarm that men of Nigerian police have killed three of its members who were on the road for Ashura procession in Kaduna today. The group said one member in Bauch and another in Gombe killed. IMN have defied its proscription by the government by embarking on a procession across the country. While the procession which the police described as ”an act of advancement of terrorism” and also warned the group against embarking on was peaceful in Abuja, other parts of Nigeria recorded a sad story. The spokesperson of [Read]

Tragedy as drunk driver kills Three in Abuja, flees scene

ABUJA – Tragedy struck in Gwarinpa district of the Federal Capital Territory when a yet-to-be identified driver killed three people in an auto crash that left many others in pains after sustaining varying degrees of injury. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the accident which occurred early Saturday after a white Mercedes Benz 4Matic 2016 model collided with three commercial tricycles around CITEC Estate in the District. Eyewitnesses said the driver of the white Benz with number plate, SRP 553 QG, was suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol when he rammed into the three tricycles with a top speed. It was gathered that the driver of the Benz [Read]

[LIVE UPDATES] Buhari Swears-in Ministers, Other Cabinet Members [SEE FULL LIST]

Welcome to our live coverage of the inauguration of the 43 ministers-designate brought to you Exclusively by NEWS FLAKES NG. The inauguration is holding at the Council Chamber, State House at the nation’s capital, Abuja. The Senate had earlier screened and cleared the 43 nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 30, 2019. The ministers are yet to be assigned portfolios. It is expected that the presidency will announce their portfolios after the swearing-in. 10:23 am The Ministers-Designates arrived for their inauguration. 10: 55 am Senate President Ahmed Lawan; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, SGF [Read]

JUST IN: [PHOTOS] Aggrieved Shittes Members Set Public Properties Ablaze in Abuja

Properties of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja were set ablaze on Monday as Shiites protesters occupy the central area in protest. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the protest also led to a clash between the protesters and police officers who dispersed the crowd. Several gunshots were also fired during the protest. [READ ALSO] [PHOTOS] Channels TV Journalist Shot As Police Clash With Shiites In Abuja The protesters are demanding for the release of their leader El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention since 2015. See photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG… Channels [Read]

JUST IN: Angry Residents Block Osinbajo’s Convoy in Abuja

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s convoy was blocked by Aggrieved protesters along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. It was gathered that the vice-president was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at Goza village. Residents of Gbagyi village had converged on the major road connecting the airport to the city, to protest the alleged invasion of their land by the military. The security aides of the vice-president failed in their bid to appease the protesters, forcing Osinbajo to alight from his car. Earlier reports narrated how the coalition of FCT indigenous Association in Collaboration with affected communities are currently protested [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Abuja, after a 10-day ‘private visit’ to the United Kingdom. The president’s jet touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6:24 p.m. A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said some “reckless online media, irresponsible political opposition, and other bilious groups and individuals, had gone on overdrive since the President left the country on April 25, insinuating that he was going for hospitalization, and would not return after 10 days as stated.” Mr Adesina also said in their “vain imaginations, they even stated that fictive doctors [Read]

BREAKING: FCT officials demolish Dokpesi-owned AIT structures in Abuja [SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Officials of the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority (FCDA) demolished structures within DAAR Communications premises in Abuja on Tuesday. The officials from the development control unit of the FCT administration, who stormed the premises with armed security operatives, demolished several buildings located in the premises. The government officials came with bulldozers and commenced the tearing down at about 12 pm on Tuesday. DAAR Communications was founded by Raymond Dokpesi, who has been in the news lately over his row with security officials. Dokpesi was detained at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Abuja when he returned from a [Read]

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]