We’ve uncovered plots to destabilize Nigeria – DSS

  The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday said they have uncovered syndicated plots by some “undesirable groups” to cause a breakdown of law and order in various parts of the country including Abuja. According to a statement by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, the arrangement is to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a view to causing anarchy and destabilizing the country. “These predetermined actions have been designed to take place simultaneously in the major cities across the geopolitical zones in the coming weeks. This is more so that the plotters are also targeting the yuletide seasons to accomplish their sinister motives. [Read]

Governorship Elections: Jonathan And Buhari Warns Against Intimidation

Ahead of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states on Saturday , President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condemned violence that had characterised campaigns in the two states. Jonathan , who handed over to Buhari in 2015 , described signals coming from the two states as disturbing. On Wednesday, one person was killed at the Peoples Democratic Party rally in Bayelsa State . Last month, a man was killed at Anyigba , Kogi State , after hoodlums attacked a convoy of governorship candidate of the PDP in Kogi State , Mr Musa Wada. He expressed concern about violence and killings in the two states, [Read]

Gunmen kidnap NTA staff in Ogun, demand N15m ransom

Unknown gunmen have abducted a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abiodun Adenuga at his residence in Aiyepe in Odogbolu local government area of Ogun State. A source in the family who confirmed the incident, disclosed that, Adenuga was abducted around 10pm on Tuesday at his residence. The source said the gunmen held Adenuga at gunpoint and whisked him away. Adenuga was said to have returned from his NTA Ijebu Ode office, after retiring to his Aiyepe hometown where he usually come to work in Ijebu Ode, a distance of about 30 minutes drive. According to the sources, the abductors had demanded a ransom of N15 million for his [Read]

Natasha Akpoti weeps In excess as she narrates Tuesday’s attack On her

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, in Kogi State, Natasha Hadiza Akpoti, was on Tuesday attacked by suspected thugs at the venue where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organised signing of peace accord meeting for political and candidates in the state. The meeting, which was attended by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, as well as INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, held four days to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi. Adamu and Yakubu, in the company of some senior police officers and INEC National Commissioners, witnessed the signing of a peace accord by the political parties and their candidates in Kogi. The event had [Read]

Gunmen Kill Two Policemen In Bayelsa Before Saturday Governorship Poll

Two policemen have been shot dead along the Otuogidi community of Ogbia Local Government Area of the State and their rifle carted away by unknown gunmen. The killing of the two policemen coincided with the arrival of batches from the 32,000 policemen led by 15 Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Inspectors General, AIG, of Police and the Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIG, to the state ahead of this Saturday poll. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department Abuja, DIG Anthony Ogbizi who is in charge of the Bayelsa State Governorship election disclosed the number of deployed officers after an interacting session with [Read]

Troops Kill Five Bandits, Raid Kidnappers’ Den, Arrest Five

  IMO – Troops of 342 Artillery Regiment, while acting on credible intelligence raided a suspected kidnappers’ den at Ihie Community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo State where they arrested two suspects, Umah Kingsley and Miss Chukwu Happiness. A statement from Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Nigerian Army Operations Media coordinator said, items recovered during the operation included 2 empty magazines and a locally fabricated gun. “Similarly, following the alleged murder of one Alhaji Tanko of Janda Village in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State by unknown assailants, troops of 1 Division Garrison deployed within the area swiftly moved into the suspected crime location and arrested 2 suspects, Danladi Bisallah and Manesa Danladi [Read]

Army Jubilates As Seven Terrorists get killed, Eight Others Crippled by Own Bombs in Borno

  BORNO – The Nigerian Army has said that seven terrorists died when their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) they planted for troops in Lamba’a forest along Jakana-Mainok road in Borno. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, added that eight other terrorists were crippled by the IEDs. He said: ”the incident was a clear case that can be best described as a tactical boomerang as a Toyota Sam Sahara model belonging to the terrorists stepped on an IED they planted against troops in the area.’’ Iliyasu also disclosed that a syndicate that specialises in smuggling smoked fish [Read]

Leah Sharibu’s school shut down indefinitely following Boko Haram attack on Babangida

YOBE – Authorities of Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, have decided to shut down the shut down the school indefinitely following the last weekend’s Boko Haram attack on Babangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area.  Babangida is about 50 kilometres from Dapchi. It was gathered that the decision was taken by the leadership of PTA of the school as a measure to safe guard the students from Boko Haram terrorists. Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi is the girls’ secondary school where over 100 schoolgirls were abducted on February 19 2018 along with Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram captivity after her mates were released. [Read]

You Lied Against Me About Chibok Schoolgirls, All because I signed Anti-gay law – Jonathan fires back at Cameron

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is against him because he signed the Ant-Same sex Marriage Bill into law. Jonathan said this while reacting to claims by Cameron that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State. Cameron, in his recently published memoir titled, ‘For the Record’, had claimed that a team of UK soldiers had located some of the Chibok girls but “Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed to be asleep at the wheel. When he eventually made a statement, it was to accuse the campaigners of politicising the tragedy. And [Read]

Army Arrests IPOB Spiritual Leader, 27 Others

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that its troops on Operation Mesa have arrested 27 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of them, Oliver Onyebunachi, in Imo State. According to the military, the IPOB members, who were 23 men and four women, were apprehended by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, on October 1. The army noted that the IPOB members had a spiritual leader, Pa Michael Madumere, a 56-year-old, who hailed from the Ideator South Local Government Area of Imo State. The army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur [Read]

Buratai under fire as army chief seeks prayers to defeat Boko Haram

ABUJA – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said terrorism and terrorist groups could not be eliminated alone by the military unless religious bodies and organisations in the country come to the ‘forefront of the spiritual battle.’ The army chief noted that the focus must be religious groups addressing the ideologies which fuelled the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists activities. Buratai stated these on Monday in Abuja at a spiritual warfare seminar at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, with the theme, ‘Countering insurgency and violent extremism in Nigeria through spiritual warfare.’ The army chief, who was represented by the Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen. Sani Yusuf, [Read]

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s 80-Yr-Old Mum Finally Regains Freedom From Kidnappers’ Den

BAYELSA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Madam Ogere Beauty Siasia, mother of former Super Eagle skipper and coach, Samson Siasia, has regained her freedom after spending over two months with her kidnappers. Reports just coming in from Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Sunday morning have it that the 80-year-old has been released by her abductors. Since she was taken away at dusk from her house, her famous son had been begging the kidnappers to release her as he did not have the huge ransom they were demanding. He also appealed to both the federal and state governments to come to his [Read]

INSECURITY: Suspected Terrorists Kill Six In Army Chief, Buratai’s Village

BORNO – Six people were killed on Thursday when their car hit a land mine planted by terrorists in Borno state, civilian militia sources said.  The commercial vehicle unknowingly struck the explosive, suspected to have been planted by terrorists targeting military patrols outside Kamuya village, southwestern Borno. Kamuya is the home village of Nigeria’s army chief, Lt-Gen, Yusuf Tukur Buratai and has been repeatedly targeted by terrorists “The car was heading to the state capital Maiduguri when it hit the landmine at about 9:00 a.m. (0800 GMT) and killed all six people on board,” civilian militia leader , Mustapha Karimbe , said. “The mine was no doubt planted by ISWAP [Read]

So sad! Abducted Ondo varsity professor found dead inside bush

The remains of the abducted professor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Professor Gideon Okedayo, has been found. The university don was abducted by gunmen last week Thursday on Igara road in Akoko Edo, Edo state while travelling to his hometown. A source at the University confirmed to SaharaReporters that the dead body of the lecturer was found inside a bush. “It is sad. They have killed Prof. Okedayo. We learnt about his gruesome killing yesterday (Monday) night. We were called from the police station that they have found his dead body. “And they confirmed to us that he must have been murdered by his abductors. This is [Read]