FG Slams N50bn Fine On Anambra For Defacing Land In Awka

The Federal Government has fined the Anambra State Government for N50bn for allegedly defacing its land in Awka, the state capital.   A human rights lawyer, Mike Ezekhome, Senior Advocate Nigeria, disclosed this to journalists in Awka.   He said the claim was damages for defacing about 148 hectares of land belonging to the Federal Government’s land in Awka   He said, “We are claiming the sum of N50 bn as damages for defacing the land in the first instance. The structures there are not the structures approved by the federal government with the agreement of the allottees numbering 1,850.   “Under sections 315 and 317 of the constitution read [Read]

Five suspected ritualists arrested for stealing female underwears

LAGOS – Police operatives from Ojo Police Station have arrested one Chukwajekwu Eziigbo ‘m’ 15yrs of Ilufe area Ojo for stealing female under wears from clothesline. This is disclosed in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana . According to Elkana, the suspect confessed that for one year now, he has been stealing female under wears from different houses in Ojo and environs. “That he usually hand over those stolen under wears to the following female suspects for a payment: Chidima Obietuake ‘f’ 17years old, Chikwaka Chidima Jemfe ‘ f’ 17years old, Gold Enyinnaya ‘f’ 23years old and Akomas Amarachi ‘f’ 26years [Read]

DSS Arrest, Parade Man For Creating Video Depicting Marriage Between Buhari And Ministers

Department of State Services parades 32-year-old Kabiru Mohammed from Kano who allegedly created a fake video depicting the marriage of President Buhari to the Ministers of Finance and that of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development.  Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the Spokesperson, Doctor Peter Afunaya warns against the spread of fake news as the service remains committed to the peace and stability of Nigeria. He adds that the service acted on a formal complaint by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed. [Read]

Boyfriend, Mother connive with C & S Pastor to butcher LASU student for rituals in Osun

When 22-year-old Lagos State University (LASU) undergraduate Favour Daley-Oladele left her parents’ Mowe residence in Ogun State on December 8, there was nothing to suggest she was embarking on a journey of no return. A few hours later, the final year Theatre Arts student ended up at Ikoyi-Ile, Osun State, some 270 kilometres away, where she was allegedly murdered for ritual purposes. Suspected to have conspired to kill Favour are her boyfriend Owolabi Adeeko, his mother Mrs. Adeeko and a Cherubim and Serephim prophet Segun Philips. They have all been arrested by the police. The Nation gathered that the victim was first drugged by mother and son, before they took [Read]

BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Edo Deputy Governor’s House

BENIN – Unknown gunmen have stormed the family house of Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu on Saturday, December 28. Shaihu who comes from Jattu in Estako West local government area built his country home opposite his family house, The Nation reports. According to the newspaper, the residents in the house were sleeping when the gunmen struck. However, neighbours were able to chase the gunmen away and one of them identified as Victor John was arrested. A police source that spoke to The Nation also named other suspects which include Uche Ogoke, Monday Kingsley, Pius Lucky and Sunday Goodluck. The source said all other suspects were arrested at different locations [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]

ISIS Releases Video Claiming Execution of 11 Christians in Nigeria

KANO –  Jihadists aligned to the Islamic State group have released a video claiming to show the execution of 11 Christians in restive northeast Nigeria. The footage posted online late Thursday by IS-linked propaganda arm Amaq showed 11 blindfolded men being shot and stabbed by jihadists from the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) at an undisclosed location. “This is a message to Christians all over the world,” said a masked man in the one-minute video. He claimed the killings were in reprisal for the death of IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman. IS leader Baghdadi committed suicide in October to avoid capture during a US special forces [Read]

Christmas: Sanwo-Olu Frees Six Inmates, Commutes three From Death Sentence To Life Imprisonment

LAGOS – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has signed two Executive Orders, with one setting free six inmates at different prisons. Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu’s Media Aide said in a statement that the governor also commuted death sentences of three convicted inmates to life imprisonment. The two Orders – Executive Commutation of Death Sentence Order and Executive Grant of Clemency Order – signed by the governor on Christmas day are expected to take immediate effect. Speaking on the two orders at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said, ”As a nation and as a state, it is only appropriate for us to count our blessings and reflect on [Read]

BREAKING: Soldier, Three Others killed as Gunmen Attack ex-President Jonathan’s Residence

BAYELSA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that unknown armed men have attacked the home of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State. Sources in Otuoke, Bayelsa State said the gunmen, who struck at about 3am, killed one soldier, injured one while another one was taken away to unknown destination. Consequently, all roads in Otuoke/Otuaba is currently blocked by military personnel, with movement of residents restricted. Eyewitness say the gunmen launched the attack with a dynamite being thrown into Jonathan’s residence and it blew off the roof of a small cottage building inside the residence. Two soldiers stationed behind the house confronted the [Read]

Police Inspector shoots colleague dead, commits suicide

  ABUJA – Tragedy struck in the Dutse area of Abuja, on Saturday, as a police inspector, John Markus, killed his colleague and later committed suicide. The incident which occurred very early in the morning at the Dutse Police Divisional Headquarters also left another police officer injured. The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Bala Ciroma, confirmed this to Channels Television via a telephone interview. The incident occurred as Markus who was said to be on duty as a station guard fired a round of ammunition into the air. He was reported to have been called to order by a police corporal, Matthew Akubo, but the [Read]

Police arrest 42-Yr-old Man for impregnating 16-yr-old daughter, forcing abortion

  The Ogun State command of Nigeria police Force said it has arrested a 42 year old man, Taofeek Oyeyemi for allegedly impregnating his 16yrs old biological daughter. This was contained in a statement by the Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim who reported the matter at Ewekoro police station that her daughter who has been living with her ex-husband informed her that she was impregnated by her father who also took her to a quack medical practitioner for abortion. He explained that since [Read]

UPDATE: Missing Baby Not Exhumed From Ondo Church – Police

  AKURE – The police in Ondo State has said that no corpse was exhumed from Sotitobire Church in Akure, the capital, on Wednesday. An angry mob had stormed the church after information spread that a one year-old boy, Eniola Gold Kolawole, who went missing in the church on November 10, was found buried on the altar of the church. The police brutalised journalists covering the invasion of the church by the angry residents and also seized their gadgets. In a statement on Wednesday, spokesperson for the police in the state, Femi Joseph, said nobody was exhumed from the church premises as claimed. [SEE ALSO] [PHOTOS & VIDEO] JUST IN: Missing [Read]

EFCC Nabs 16-year-old, 28 others for internet fraud in Imo

  OWERRI – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, December 13, 2019, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys in three different locations in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The haul included a 16-year-old undergraduate. The suspects, who are believed to have used different pseudo names to defraud their unsuspecting victims, were arrested following intelligence and three days surveillance on their hideouts in Bishops Courts’ Malo Lodge, Umuagu Mbieri and King David’s Suite in Owerri. Five cars that include: Lexus RX 350, 2013 model, Lexus RX 330, 2009 model, Lexus ES 300, 2002 model, Toyota Corolla Sport and Toyota Camry were [Read]

Gunmen kill OAU Professor in Benin City

  Unknown gunmen have killed a senior lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State on Friday in Edo state. Professor Jerome Elusiyan who was the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), was shot dead during the attack while his driver, the second person in his vehicle sustained gunshot injuries. It was gathered the don was travelling between Ekpoma and Benin alongside his driver when he was allegedly attacked by gunmen. When contacted, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of OAUTHC, Mrs Kemi Fasoto confirmed the incident, saying “it is true that Professor Elusiyan was killed by gunmen in Edo State.” [Read]