Nigeria

Ohanaeze Ndigbo proposes “Operation Ogbunigwe” as South East Regional Security outfit

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has recommend a New Regional Security outfit with operation code name” Ogbunigwe”. The proposal is coming after the South West unveiled its Regional Security outfit known as “Operation Amotekun” to curtail insecurity challenges in some parts of Southern Nigeria. However, OYC, in a statement signed by its President General, Mazi okechukwu Isiguzoro, advocates for the creation of Ministry of Homeland Security across the South East, to coordinate the new Regional Security outfit, which is a non armed South East Regional Security outfits, that will assist in intelligence gathering for the National Security agents. The group further stated that the proposed Ogbunigwe Outfit, will include [Read]

Let us break if North retains power in 2023 — Gbadamosi  

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party in the 2019 election in Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, speaks with MUDIAGA AFFE on the need to expand roads in the metropolis and other national issues.  How can the government tackle the problem of gridlock in Lagos? The gridlock has always been with us, it is just that it has become far more intensive now. During the 1970s, the military tackled the gridlock the best they could. They expanded the roads from the original two-lane express to the 10 lanes that it was from Jibowu to Ketu, among others, to be more precise. I think that subsequent regime in Lagos, starting [Read]

How did Emmanuella grow up this fast? – Nigerians react to viral photo of Comedienne’s lookalike

Nigerian child star Emmanuella of the Mark Angel Comedy appears to have been mistaken for someone else on Social Media. A viral photo of the popular comedienne lookalike poked the curiosity of many Social Media users who believe Emmanuella could not have grown that big. See the photo below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Emmanuella who will clock 10 this summer is certainly not the one in the photo above. A twitter user identified as Damilola Tolu whose previous account was suspended uploaded a ‘wigless’ photo of herself in order to get the attention of her old followers. Turns out that she got the attention way more than she [Read]

“Buhari Has Directed Us To Lift 100million Nigerians Out Of Poverty” – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed Says

The Federal Government has promised to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by providing enabling environment for small businesses. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed on Monday restated Federal Government’s plan to pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty this year. Recall in 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari had pledge that he will lift 100m Nigerians out of extreme poverty in the next 10 years. Ahmed made this known when she appeared on a programme on NTA. Speaking during the interview, the Minister said; “PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS DIRECTED THAT WE MUST PULL 100 MILLION NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY AND THAT IS OUR MAJOR FOCUS. BASED [Read]

U.S vs IRAN Tensions: American Musician, Cardi B to ‘File For Nigerian Citizenship’

Musician, Belcalis Almanzar popularly known as Cardi B, has said that she would ‘file for her Nigerian citizenship’ following heightened tensions between the United States, her home country, Iraq and Iran.  The United States on Friday claimed responsibility for the airstrike that killed a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, sparking tensions in the Middle East and raising fears of a retaliatory attack on Americans. SEE ALSO: Soleimani should have been killed ‘many years ago’, says Trump Reacting to the event that has got many world leaders warning against a possible escalation of war in the Middle East, Cardi B condemned the action of the US Government and criticised President Donald Trump [Read]

Five Months After, Where is Mr Wadume?

  A lot of times when I see and experience the glaring cases of injustice, oppression and undue skewing of the justice wheel, I cannot but remember George Orwell’s master piece, Animal Farm, where it is declared that all animals are equal, but some are more equal. Were it not so, what explains the five month silence on the arrested Taraba kidnap kingpin, Mr Hamisu Bala, alias Wadume? Where is he and what is happening? Here was a man arrested by the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on August 6, last year, at Ibi, near Takum, in Taraba State having been identified as a notorious kidnapper, who had become stupendously [Read]

Unidentified gunmen kill 19 people in central Nigeria

At least 19 people were killed by unidentified gunmen in a night-time raid on a rural community in central Nigeria on Friday, according to police. The attackers torched houses and other buildings of the Tawari community in Kogi state, 100km (60 miles) south of the capital Abuja. More: “They burned some houses, a school, a church and the palace of the local ruler,” William Aya, a regional police spokesman, told AFP news agency. “Nineteen people were killed.” A local security source told AFP that the killings were suspected to be a reprisal attack linked to clashes with a rival community in the area, but there was no official confirmation. Aya [Read]

Two vehicles, 15 motorcycles burnt to ashes as fire razes David Mark’s residence

  A section of residence of former Senate President, David Mark in Otukpo caught fire leaving at least two vehicles and 15 motorcycles burnt to ashes. The fire, according to eyewitnesses, was said to have spread from a nearby bush bordering the fence of his guest house and gutted the section of the premises where the two ambulances and the 15 motorcycles were kept. Some workers within the residence who saw the raging fire quickly moved to put it out but couldn’t as the fire was said to have moved so fast destroying everything in sight. However, officials of the Benue State Fire Service, Otukpo Office were quickly alerted when [Read]

26,039 babies born on New Year Day in Nigeria – UNICEF

  The United Nations Children’s Fund says an estimated 26,039 babies were possibly born in Nigeria on New Year’s Day. UNICEF’s Nigeria Representative, Mr Peter Hawkins, said on Wednesday in a statement Nigerian babies would account for almost seven per cent of the estimated 392,078 babies to be born on New Year’s Day globally. Hawkins said this figure is the third highest number of babies in the world, after India with 67,385; and China, 46,299. “The beginning of a new year and this year, a new decade, is a chance for us to reflect on our hopes and dreams for the future of Nigeria, especially for those who stand to [Read]

Tragedy As Another Federal Lawmaker, Gawo Dies in Dubai on New Year Eve

Tragedy struck Tuesday night as a member representing Garki/Babura federal constituency of Jigawa State, Hon Muhammed Gawo is dead. Gawo died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates late on Tuesday, our correspondent gathered. Information about cause of his death remains sketchy as at the time of filing this report. He was 65. An uncle of the deceased confirmed the death to journalists. The Jigawa State government has also confirmed the death.   Mr Fagen-Gawo’s death is coming less than a month after another member of the House of Representatives, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, from Niger State, died. Mr Fagen-Gawo a second-term lawmaker, is a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). He [Read]

Top Five Nigerian celebrities who dropped out of school; No.1 will shock you

Not all Nigerian Celebrities are graduates. Some left school at one point in time or the other to fuel their hustle. Below is a list of Top Five Nigerian Celebrities out of many others who dropped out of school as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG. Enjoy! 1. Wizkid Wizkid started singing at 11 years as Lil Prinz, then he dropped out of Lead City University in his second year. As he is making the money as a musician so no one cares about his drop out. 2.   2Baba 2Baba is popularly Known as 2 face. For someone who perform at school, shows and parties, 2face never got to complete [Read]

FG puts debt profile at $84bn, says servicing too high, No cause for alarm

The Federal Government says Nigeria’s debt servicing to revenue ratio has been higher than desirable. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while addressing journalists in Lagos yesterday on the progress made by the present administration in the outgoing year 2019. He, however, said the government was aggressively diversifying the economy and increasing oil and non-oil revenues significantly in addition to widening the tax base to capture more tax-paying citizens. The minister put the country’s current debt profile at $83.8 billion and dismissed reports that the country’s external debt was $81bn. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had weekend cautioned against plunging the nation into bankruptcy amidst the rising [Read]

Woman Allows Her Husband To Marry Second Wife, She Even Sponsored The Wedding [SEE PHOTOS]

For a woman not to get jealous when she sees her husband cheating it must be that the love they shared together has faded or she’s already tired of the relationship. So what do you think she will do if the man eventually brings in a woman from nowhere? She’s going to definitely file for a divorce. But today a i stumbled upon a news of a woman who allowed her husband to marry a second wife till the extent of even doing a marriage for them by sponsoring their wedding and even feeding the newly wedded wife of the wedding day. This has got lot of Nigerians talking with [Read]

Nigeria risks impending bankruptcy over rising debt profile, Obasanjo cries out

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria risks impending bankruptcy over the continuous accumulation of debt by the government. Obasanjo said things might get worse economically as Nigeria, as well as other African countries, kept piling up debts, saying he was worried for the future generations who would have to pay such loans. The ex-President said this on Friday in Lagos as a keynote speaker at the “Why I am Alive” campaign. The initiative, tagged ‘The Nigerian Story,’ had the founder of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, as chairman of the Board of Advisors. Presenting his speech, titled ‘Nigeria: The challenges of debt and sustenance of democracy,’ a copy of [Read]

Five Nigerian Churches That Don’t Celebrate Christmas [SEE REASONS]

As Christians across the world celebrated Christmas to echo the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ, some churches and denominations in Nigeria do not share same sentiments with their other celebrants.  Below is a list of five popular churches in Nigeria who don’t celebrate Christmas and reasons for their decisions as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; 1. Deeper Life Bible Church 2. Seventh-Day Adventist Church 3. God’s Kingdom Society 4. Jehovah’s Witnesses 5. Mountain of Fire They all have their reasons and we will analyze those below; Redeemed Christian Church of God, Winners Chapel, Orthodox Churches, and others celebrate it though they stick to the theme of the occasion-the [Read]