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US vs Iran: Shiites protest killing of Soleimani in Abuja, burn US flags

ABUJA – Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites on Monday staged a demonstration against the United States government over the killing of Iran’s Military General, Qassem Soleimani, at Banex, Wuse Area of Abuja. The Shi’ite members were protesting over the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani following an airstrike by the United States of America. They also demanded the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat who are currently detained The angry protesters marched the streets of Abuja chanting hate songs and slogans like “Death To America.” The protesters, who burnt flag of the United States of America, were [Read]

[UPDATE] Four Arrested, One Killed As Police, Army Foil Bank Robbery in Abuja [PHOTOS]

ABUJA – Four out of six armed robbers who invaded a branch of First Bank in Mpape, Abuja on Saturday have been apprehended by the security operatives and killed one. The armed robbers were said to have stormed the bank shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away. Some staff of the bank were on duty to balance their account as at time of the incident. They were said to have succeeded in gaining entry into the banking hall. But shortly after gaining access, the police and army arrived the scene but the robbers had refused to come out of the bank . It was gathered that one of [Read]

BREAKING: Drama As Police, Army Prevent Armed Robbers From Escaping From Abuja Bank [PHOTOS]

ABUJA – There is a standoff currently going on in Mpape in Abuja between a gang of armed robbers, the police and Nigerian Army after the hoodlums invaded a first generation bank. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the armed robbers were said to have stormed the bank, shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away. They were said to have succeeded in gaining entry into the banking hall. Shortly after gaining access, the police and army arrived the scene but the robbers had refused to come out of the bank. SEE ALSO: [UPDATE] Four Arrested, One Killed As Police, Army Foil Bank Robbery in Abuja [PHOTOS] It was gathered that [Read]

Police fire schoolgirl while dispersing Shiites Protesters in Abuja

  ABUJA – The police allegedly opened fire on schoolgirl on Wednesday in Abuja while trying to disperse protesting members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites at Wuse Market in Abuja. An eyewitness who gave account of what transpired said the girl was returning from the school (Government Secondary School, Wuse) when the incident occurred. The armed policemen, who had been trailing the proscribed group upon sighting them, reportedly opened fire on them. [READ ALSO] Two children die, 23 others injured as gas station explodes in Lagos [PHOTOS] The schoolgirl was said to have been shot in the hand and her uniform was soaked in blood. [Read]

Kogi West: Melaye submits another petition to INEC, seeks postponement of supplementary poll

  ABUJA – Sen. Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kogi West Senatorial election, has called for the postponement of the supplementary election scheduled for Nov. 30. Melaye made the call while addressing newsmen at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, where he had gone to submit another petition on the election. He called on INEC to postpone the election, until it was able to address what he described as ‘noticeable infractions’ in the Nov. 16 election and concerns over areas where the supplementary election would be held. Melaye had, on Nov. 20, submitted a petition, calling for total cancellation of the [Read]

Nigerians, Civil Society Groups Protest Against Social Media, Hate Speech Bills At N’Assembly

Following a bill seeking to regulate social media which has passed second reading at the Senate, Nigerians begins heavy protest today at the National Assembly. In a statement made available by the convener of the protest, ‘Concerned Citizens Of Nigeria’ Deji Adeyanju, said the protest will hold on 27th November and Thursday 28th November. The group noted that the march is meant to oppose the proposed Hate Speech bill and the anti social media Bill. The statement reads, “There will be a protest at the National Assembly tomorrow being Wednesday 27th November and Thursday 28th November organised by concerned citizens of Nigeria.” This march is meant to oppose the proposed [Read]

APC NEC Meeting: Buhari walks out; Oshiomhole ends meeting abruptly as aggrieved members demand his sack

  ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly walked out of the National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Friday after it turned rowdy. According to the Sun, National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole also got a vote of confidence and survived the impeachment threat that has surrounded his position. The meeting, which was the shortest ever, appeared tensed when anti and pro-Oshiomhole protesters grounded the activities along the road leading to the party’s national secretariat, resulting in security agents firing teargas to disperse the protesters. Every effort to stop the Edo State chairman of the party, Anslem [Read]

Bayelsa governor-elect, Lyon visits Buhari in Abuja

  ABUJA – Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon has paid a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Lyon was declared winner of the November 16 governorship election in the State after polling 352,552 votes against 143,172 scored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Douye Diri. He was accompanied to the Villa by the Chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign and Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Silver. The meeting was still in progress at the time of filing this report. [Read]

Shocking! Taxi driver removes his manhood, masturbates while driving a lady [VIDEO]

  A video has emerged on social showing the moment a taxi driver in Abuja brought out his male member and began to masturbate while he was driving a female passenger. The driver is seen with one hand on the gear stick and the other on the steering wheel. All this while, his male member is erect but hidden by his black t-shirt. After a while, he removes his hand from the steering wheel and places it on his penis, then strokes it through his shirt. Later, he pushes his shirt aside, exposing his naked penis and he begins masturbating, not minding the female passenger in his car. “The rubbish [Read]

Ultimatum to Oshiomhole: APC state-chairmen meet in Abuja

  ABUJA – The state chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress last night met in Abuja to review a 10-day ultimatum earlier given to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee to address their concerns. As of the time of filing this report, the meeting was still ongoing at a hotel close to the party’s National Secretariat. In a communiqué issued and signed at the end of the last meeting by the chairman and secretary of the Forum of APC state chairmen, Ali Bukar Bolari and Ben Nwoye, who are also Borno and Enugu states chairmen respectively, said they protested against poor reward system in the party, abandonment of founding [Read]

Uncontrollable Laughter as Osinbajo says ‘gbe bodi e’ inside Aso Rock

ABUJA – The audience could not stop laughing as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo showed that he is up to date with developments in the entertainment sector. At a dinner organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary, the VP displayed his knowledge of contemporary dance steps in the country. Naming them one by one at the event which held at Aso Rock, Nigeria’s number two citizen sent the audience into gales of laughter and applause. “One of the attributes of the Nigerian people is the uniquely confident way we stand out- what many call the Nigerian swag,” he said. “With dance, whether it is Skelewu, Shakitibobo, Shaku-Shaku or Zanku, every Nigerian can [Read]

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]