Tragedy

BREAKING: Hit-and-run Trailer Driver Kills Five, Injures Two in Ondo [SEE PHOTOS]

ONDO – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that no fewer that five people have been killed in an auto crash that occurred at Awoyaya KM 17 Ife garage, Ondo in Ondo west local government area of Ondo state. The auto crash left another two people injured, though eight occupants were said to be on board, whereabouts of the remaining one is not known yet. The accident was said to have occurred at around 4am on Sunday. Federal road safety commission said, the accident involved a Sharon Volkswagen with registration number; KTU 706BW while the second vehicle, a trailer is said to be on the [Read]

[UPDATE] JUST IN: Escaped Lion recaptured in Kano City Centre

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the escaped lion from Kano zoological garden has been rearrested The by a team of experts, the Managing Director of the garden, Alhaji Usman Gwadabe, has announced. Up this morning, the ever-busy zoo with shops, filling stations, including the popular Ado Bayero Shopping Mall were padlocked with nobody around the place. The lion, which was retrieved around the city area was said to have behaved itself without attacking or trying to caused havoc. [READ ALSO] Panic, Nigerians warned as lion escapes from Zoo Gwadebe said the lion has been taken back to the zoo and residents can now have [Read]

Panic, Nigerians warned as lion escapes from Zoo

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a lion on Saturday was said to have escaped from its cage at the Kano Zoo. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, disclosed this on his Twitter page on Saturday. Yakassai warned Nigerians living around the zoo to be vigilant and careful. He, however, added that the lion was still within the premises of the zoo as authorities were working to capture the wild cat. The post read: “It is true that a Lion in Kano Zoo has escaped and the authorities are doing everything humanly possible to capture it. “So far, there is no cause for alarm as the lion is still [Read]

Gunmen murder Judge in his house

  A local Court judge, Justice Lahore Khan, has been murdered by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan’s Eastern Paktia Province, a local TV reported on Saturday. The incident happened at midnight, on Friday, when a group of unknown armed men attacked Justice Khan, shooting him dead in the Ahmad Abad district’s Rud area of the province, 100 kilometres south of Kabul, Ariana News TV reported. The report said an investigation into the incident was underway, and no group has claimed responsibility for the killing. Within the past six days, two police officers, district chief and a praying leader, have been shot and killed in targeted attacks across Afghanistan. (Xinhua/NAN) [Read]

Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu Loses Mum In Germany [PHOTOS]

  The mother of the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Kanu has died in Germany, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. This was made known by his son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, via a video he posted on his social media account. Kanu revealed that his mother died in Germany on 30th August, 2019 as a result of the trauma she faced during the operation Python in Abia State, Nigeria. Kanu, however, described her as a very caring and loving mother. He further disclosed that her mother is passionate about the sovereign State of Biafra. He said : “Today I announce the passing of my mother Ugoeze Sally Nmeme [Read]

Tragedy As Fire Outbreak kills Three Sex Workers in Anambra

  ANAMBRA – Three girls said to be sex workers have died in a fire outbreak in a brothel in Nnewi, Anambra State. A source said the motel which is located at Ezekwuabo Otolo Nnewi close to St. Thomas Anglican Church (Akwudo) called Padded Joint, was gutted with fire in the early hours of Friday. The source said the cause of the fire was unknown, but started after the owner of the brothel closed for the day, leaving behind three girls who were suspected to be prostitutes. An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, said, “the owner of the motel who is a woman fondly called ‘Obodo Umu Anumanu’ is a native [Read]

Seven killed, many injured in Gov Obaseki’s convoy crash

BENIN – At least seven persons, including five adults and two children, were on Saturday morning killed in an auto accident involving the advance team of Governor Godwin Obaseki on Benin-Auchi Expressway. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that several other persons including one of the Governor’s driver were also injured in the accident. Eyewitness account said the accident occurred at Ehorin Uhunmwode Local Government Area, when a Toyota Hilux van on the Governor’s advance team had a head-on collision with a passenger Audi car. The State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, described it as “very unfortunate.” The advance team were said to be on their way to [Read]

29 passengers cheat death as bus plunges into canal

  Passengers on board a commercial bus, popularly called Danfo, yesterday escaped death after the bus plunged into a canal in front of the National Theatre complex, Iganmu, Lagos. They were all rescued unhurt. It was gathered that the vehicle, with registration number MUS 68 XH, suddenly developed technical problem and plunged into the canal opposite National Theatre entrance. The bus driver, Mr. Augustine Okorie, said the number of passengers in the vehicle was 29. He described the survival of the passengers as a ‘miracle.’ “I was bringing in 29 passengers from Shinbiri area in Okokomaiko, Badagry expressway and on getting to the front of the National Art Theatre, I [Read]

Man dies at Lagos airport after receiving news of wife’s death

LAGOS – Jude Oladapo, 44-year-old passenger, has slumped and died while undergoing boarding procedures at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Joseph Alabi, spokesperson for the MMIA police command, said the incident happened on Saturday when the deceased was waiting to board an Air France flight out of the country. Alabi said the passenger was said to have slumped suddenly after receiving news that his wife had died. According to him, Oladapo was confirmed dead by Ajayi Olamide, a medical doctor at the MMIA medical clinic. Alabi said the corpse had been deposited at the Air Force hospital mortuary. The police airport command spokesperson also dismissed claims that a Royal [Read]

Police Rescue 360 Chained Children At Daura Religious Centre, Emir Shocked

  KATSINA – No fewer than 360 chained children have been freed from a 40-year religious centre in Sabon Gari area Daura in Katsina state. This development was coming when 300 children were also discovered in a religious centre in Kaduna. To this end, the state police commissioner, Sanusi Buba directed for the immediate closure of the centre on Monday after getting information that the children were allegedly maltreated. Speaking with newsmen, the police boss said an investigation revealed that the place had been in existence for at least 40 years. According to him ‘some children who fled the centre had raised the alarm that they were maltreated in the [Read]

Pastor impregnates 20 church members, blames it on Holy Spirit [SEE VIDEO]

A 53-year-old pastor of Nigerian origin who impregnated more than 20 members of his congregation, including several married women and young girls, has been arrested by the Enugu State police command for sexual abuse. The pastor, identified as Timothy Ngwu of the Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, claimed that the Holy Spirit told him to have sex with them. Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, a spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command told NaiJ that the general overseer was arrested for abusing his female members. He said, “The pastor claims to be obeying prophetic/spiritual injunction to do the will of God, which is to impregnate any one chosen and revealed by [Read]

Four die, 36 injured in Ogun auto crashes

OGUN – The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun has said that four deaths were recorded from 14 auto crashes within the state between Oct. 6 and Oct. 12. This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday by Mr Babatunde Ajayi, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, TRACE, who said that 36 other people sustained various degrees of injuries in the accidents. Babatunde said that the accidents involved three private cars, two private buses, four commercial cars, two motorcycles, one commercial bus, one medium truck and two heavy trucks. The director stated that 63 persons were involved in the crashes, out of which 36 persons [Read]

Flood sweeps 11-year-old boy, rescuer to death, destroys property in Lagos

LAGOS – Tragedy struck in Aboru and Iyana-Ipaja in Alimosho area of Lagos on Saturday as flood swept away an 11-year-old boy and his rescuer, one Wasiu into a canal linking Aboru and Iyana-Ipaja on Ige Road. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the scene of the accident observed huge crowd wearing long faces due to the unfortunate incident that occurred following the overflow of the canal. It was gathered that two young boys sent by their parents to buy cooking gas at a gas station unknowingly fell into the drain through which water passed into the canal. “Three young men attempted rescuing the boys and succeeded [Read]

AAU final year student allegedly poisoned to death two weeks to graduation

EDO – A final year student of Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State died in the early hours of Saturday after reportedly being poisoned to death.  The AAU student identified as simply as Eddyson, died two weeks before his graduation. He was said to be full of life before his death. The deceased’s friend, Johnson CBE wrote in his tribute; I see “death” as an essential condition of living. I intend to always ask a fundamental question because of “death”, what’s the essence of living when “death” is sure for everyone someday ?, don’t tell me anything about purpose or potential, don’t tell me God knows, don’t tell me [Read]

Plane carrying presidential staff, security personnel crashes

CONGO – A cargo plane carrying presidential staff has crashed in eastern Congo and all eight passengers and crew are feared dead. Debris of the plane has been found, but the people aboard are still missing, said adviser Vidiye Tshimanga, in a chat with Reuters on Friday. Congo Civil Aviation Authority, in a statement, said the plane, carrying President Felix Tshisekedi’s driver, a logistics manager and some soldiers, was headed from Goma to the capital Kinshasa and went off radar on Thursday afternoon. The Russian Embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo said on its Facebook page that preliminary information indicated that Russians were among the crew members on the Antonov [Read]