Nigeria

Residents, electoral officials run for safety as gunshots cause pandemonium in Kaduna community

  – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was panic in a Kaduna community as robbers attacked the kiosk of a money transfer agent.  – Residents and electoral officials in the area, who were sorting electoral materials, ran for safety as gunshots rattled the air – After the robbers had finished their operation, the officials returned along with security personnel and party agents and continued sorting the materials. Barely few hours to governorship and state Assembly elections, gun shots from a robbery attack on Friday, March 8, in Manchok, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, sent residents and electoral officials running in all direction for safety. A correspondent of [Read]

BUSINESS: Access, Diamond banks finalise merger [READ MORE]

The Management of Access and Diamond banks have completed their much anticipated merger arrangement, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report.  The shareholders who voted in support of the merger pulled 97.89 percent or 14,298,393,943 units of shares, while those against stood at 2.11 percent or 307,122,041 units shares. Mr Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank Chief Executive Officer, told the shareholders at the EGM that the merger with Diamond Bank enables Access Bank to acquire a bank with 17 million retail customers and the most viable mobile payment platform. He said that the expected revenue and cost synergies were material and promises significant long term value. Wigwe explained further that the bank, [Read]

Even cows in the bush are happy with Buhari’s re-election – Fulani Herdsmen

  The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association has reacted to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to our source, the National President of the association, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo said that even Fulani cows are happy over the victory of President Buhari over the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Recall that both major contenders in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku and Buhari are both Fulanis. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Bello claimed that so many people tried to use money to buy the group but they were led by their belief in Buhari. Bello added, “The game is finished and we are already in [Read]

U.S congratulates Buhari over re-election [READ MORE]

  The United Secretary, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has congratulated the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja said that Secretary Pompeo commended all Nigerians who participated peacefully in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections and condemned those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process. [READ ALSO] Alleged election rigging: Atiku, PDP leaders show video proofs to Abdulsalami, Kukah, others [READ MORE] He said, ‘‘We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility [Read]

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians [READ MORE]

  The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church , Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Sunday. He said, “About what is happening in the country, I want you to pray very well this week. If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, it is not sure that elections will hold at all . We won’t want elections to hold like they didn’t hold; if that should happen, it would cause trouble or even lead to war. [Read]

SHOCKING! Customs Officer Shoots Man to Death Over N5000 Bribe [WATCH VIDEO]

  A viral video has shown an official of the Nigerian Customs Service shoot a man dead along Lagos/Benin Road on Sunday. The video, showing some passengers of a white vehicle stopped by a team of Customs officers along the road, captures the Customs officer shoot dead one of the passengers. From the video, the victim, shortly before he was shot dead, was seen arguing with the Customs officer along other passengers over what is unclear. The Customs officer is heard threatening to shoot him. Also, as the argument continued, a voice, believed to be that of another officer, is heard saying, “Shoot him.” The victim, from the video, had [Read]

BREAKING: INEC Postpones Presidential Election To February 23 [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the General election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16 , 2019. Earlier, Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to INEC’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had informed newsmen that the commission had taken a decision after the crucial meeting attended by the chairman and 12 national commissioners. According to him, “A decision has been taken, but you’d have to hear from the horse’s mouth.” The new date for the presidential and National Assembly election is however fixed for February 23 while that of the Governorship and state Assemblies earlier slated [Read]

GIST: Nollywood Actress Toyin Abraham Finally Speaks On Dating VP Osinbajo [READ MORE]

  Every now and then, the grapevine is saturated with rumours about a celebrity especially the females being involved with someone they shouldn’t be. Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham is not any different as she has been linked with the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo in recent times. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the talks of a romantic affair between the duo started when the screen star was spotted with the prominent politician at some public events. The rumourmongers were quick to spread the gist that the divorced actress is possibly romantically involved with the married vice president. However, Abraham has shut down the rumours in an Instagram comment. This [Read]

JUST IN: NJC queries Onnoghen, Tanko Mohammed, Give Them 7 Days To Respond [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has queried the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, few days after his inauguration at the Presidential Villa by President Muhammadu Buhari. Also queried is the suspended CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen. It was learnt that the two judges were given seven days to respond to the queries. While Onnoghen was queried following the allegations leveled against him on his failure to declare all his assets, as stipulated by law, Mohammed, was told to explain why he allowed himself to be sworn-in by President Buhari without the recommendation of [Read]

Biafra referendum will hold same day as presidential election, says IPOB [READ MORE]

  The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, on Tuesday, announced that it would be holding a referendum on the same day as the presidential election on February 16. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that according to a statement released by the group on its Facebook page, it was revealed that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu will be discussing details of the referendum with “top family members” of the group. Part of the statement read, “We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to announce officially to the people of Biafra both home and in the diaspora, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom [Read]