‘We won’t allow 17days Oro restriction in Iseyin’, Islamic Council Declares

OYO – The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Iseyin chapter, has warned the adherents of the Oro deity in the Iseyin area of Oyo State to refrain from testing the people’s will by insisting on restricting their movement for 17 days. The Oro is an annual traditional festival celebrated by male descendants of the specific locations where it is taking place. The NSCIA, led by its Chairman, Raji Coker; Secretary, Mr Fatahi Olawoyin; and Public Relations Officer, Mallam Maruf Mustapha, said the Oro adherents were merely crying wolve to deceive the judiciary, the police and the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde. Mustapha described as diversionary last week’s statement by [Read]

Three suspected kidnappers shot dead in Kogi

KOGI – Three suspected kidnappers have been shot dead in Kogi State during a shooting encounter with a combined team of soldiers, policemen and local hunters. The state police command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP William Aya, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Saturday, said that two of the kidnappers also escaped with gunshot injuries. Aya said that the five-man armed kidnappers had, on Sept. 11, kidnapped six persons between Iyamoye and Ekinrinade road in Ijumu Local Government area of the state. The kidnappers, who were masked, were said to have, on the said day, kidnapped Chief Ganiyu Popoola, the Elemoh Aran of Omu-Aran, [Read]

Anxiety As Police Rush Agba Jalingo To Hospital

There is a tense atmosphere in the detention facility where the Publisher of CrossRiverWatch, an online news portal, Comrade Agba Jalingo is kept after the Police rushed him to an undisclosed medical facility sources at the scene say. Jalingo was arrested at his Lagos residence and has remained in detention since then without arraignment. Many have fingered the State Government led by Governor Ben Ayade as been behind his travails, an allegation which they denied initially and have remained evasive about. His health is said to have deteriorated after a week in detention with hands and feet swollen due to restraints. However, on Friday afternoon while vacation Judge, Justice Isoni [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]

Shi’ites, police may clash again on Tuesday as proscribed group plans nationwide procession

•We’re Nigerians and ready to die in Nigeria –Shi’ites •March and see what police will do – FPRO The Nigeria Police Force and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, may clash at the group’s upcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday. The Ashura procession, also called the Day of Ashura, is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It is observed annually by Shi’ite Muslims worldwide to commemorate the death of Husayn ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala in Iraq. Known as the third Shia Imam, Husayn was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and son of Ali ibn Abi [Read]

After Bobrisky’s Case, Cross Dresser, James Brown Regains Senses, Puts On Male Outfit [SEE PHOTOS]

Popular effeminate dancer, James Brown, seems to have gone back to his senses and returned to male outfits as he was pictured on male dress. This action was noted after the birthday party of his benefactor, Bobrisky was disrupted by armed policemen over the weekend. The cross-dresser in new photos shared on Snapchat, said he had to put on male outfits before his case also gets taken up by authorities. [Read]

Police charge journalist Agba Jalingo with terrorism for criticising Gov Ayade

CALABAR – A journalist and activist, Mr. Agba Jalingo, has been charged with terrorism for criticising the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade. However, human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has advised Ayade to sue Jalingo for libel, instead of “using machinery of the State to harass political opponents.” Jalingo was arraigned on Friday at the Federal High Court, Calabar Judicial Division, on four counts bordering on “acts of treason, treasonable felony, and threatening through various publications on crossriverwatch.com and social media, using malicious publications, instigating the people of Nigeria to stage protest for the removal of the Governor of Cross River State of Nigeria [Read]

Police arrest 19-year old armed robber during church service, gun recovered

The Lagos state police command has arrested and paraded Wasiu Kamarudeen, an arm robbery kingpin who led a team of robbers to attack members of the St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Opened Field during their church retreat yesterday Saturday, August 31st. The police said its men attached to Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call from the church members that one motorcycle was sighted conveying three passengers into the camp ground in a suspicious manner. The police say the passengers mingled amongst the worshipers with the intent to dispossess worshippers of their valuables such as handsets, cash etc. Acting on the information, the police deployed patrol teams to [Read]

Bobrisky on the run as police disrupts birthday party

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Bobrisky is on the run as police disrupted his well publicised birthday party in a highbrow event centre in Lagos. Notable celebrities such as Tonto Dike , Mercy Aigbe, Sotayo and others have gone their instagram pages to wish the cross dresser and suspected gay, happy birthday. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Bobrisky had warned a top ranking government official, Otunba Segun Rusewe,DG Nigeria Art and Culture against talking down on him and his brand. Bobrisky also said he was more connected than him in government. [Read]

Man kills wife dumps body in pit latrine

A 36-year-old man who on Monday killed his wife and cut the body into pieces was himself lynched the following day, leaving their four children orphaned. Peter Ng’ang’a, of Lereshwa village in Kipipiri, Nyandarua County, stuffed the remains of Teresiah Wanjiru in a bag and dumped them in a pit latrine at a deserted nursery school. Ng’ang’a is said to have been assisted in committing the crime on Monday night by some unidentified people, one of them an Okada rider, popularly called bodaboda. Wanjiru, who was also 36, was killed in a maize field. Her husband fled to Karunga in Gilgil, Nakuru county, where a mob lynched him. The incident [Read]

BREAKING: Police Rescue ABU Law Students, Speak On Operation

The Kaduna State Police Command says its operatives have rescued three students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, abducted on Monday along Abuja-Kaduna highway. The Command’s Public Relations Officers, DSP Yakubu Sabo, however, said in a press statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna, that three other persons were still being held by the kidnappers. “The Command wishes to state that, on the said date, August 26, at about 18:50hrs, Armed Men in Military Uniform intercepted some commuters near Masari Village along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, opened fire on the vehicles, in the process kidnaped six persons. “However, due to the prompt response of the Police and other security agents to the scene, [Read]

Police arrest three vigilante men for killing 400L OOU student, dumping body in lagoon

OGUN – Police in Ogun have arrested three members of a local vigilante group in Ijebu-Igbo, popularly known as Yaluwon for allegedly killing a 24-year-old, 400 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University. The suspects, Idowu Ayodele a.k.a Olori Odo, Segun Ogunbanwo a.k.a Kikisore and Salisu Akeem were said to have arrested the victim, Ahmed Obisanwo and one of his friends on the 8th of August at Ijebu-Igbo alleging that the two friends were members of the Eiye cult group. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi explained that the suspects, after arresting the victim and his friend did not take them to the police station at Ijebu-Igbo, but later [Read]

AGAIN! Unidentified Policemen Shoot Chair Renter Dead In Lagos [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

Unidentified officers of the Nigerian Police have been accused of shooting and killing a chair renter in Lagos, leaving the victim in pool of blood.  According to a social media user and eye witness who shared news and pictures of the ugly incident, who lamented and condemned the indiscriminate killings of innocent citizens by some over – zealous uniformed officers however called on the authorities to investigate the matter and take appropriate actions to sanction the perpetrators of the dastardly act. He narrates the incident as captured below… ‘It is so painful and perplexing again. This is an injustice, the IG of police should call is men to order. On [Read]

Fear grips Ibadan residents as suspected badoo boys Invade city

IBADAN – The Oyo State Police Command, on Tuesday, allayed the fears of residents of Ibadan over the alleged presence of a serial killer squad, suspected to be Badoo boys, in the city. It was gathered that residents of Abatakan, Ojoo, Fatokun, Moniya, Olomowewe and Akingbile, all in the Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, had been living in fear in the last few days. As a consequence, the residents have resorted to returning home early from their daily activities and remain indoors, while advising visitors to call them on the phone before venturing into the areas. A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “People in my [Read]

COZA SAGA: Fatoyinbo in Police Net, Grilled Over Rape Allegation

Senior Pastor, Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is in the custody of the police and is being grilled over allegation of rape levelled against him by Busola Dakolo. Dakolo had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago when she was still 16 years old in Ilorin, Kwara State. Fatoyinbo has denied the allegation. Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba told the PUNCH on Tuesday that the COZA pastor was in police custody and being grilled. “Yes, he is in our custody,” Mba said, but dodged the question on whether Fatoyinbo was being detained, saying it was too early to comment on that. According to him, the investigation [Read]