Tragedy

TRAGEDY: 11 Die As Boat Capsizes In Ogun – READ MORE

  IPOKIA  – No fewer than eleven people were reportedly dead in a river when a boat carrying 29 passengers capsized on Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the boat was ferrying passengers and goods from Badagry in Lagos to Maun in Ipokia when the engine suddenly malfunctioned mid-way on the river, with the passengers crying for help before it went down. A source said the passengers, majority of them traders, were taking their goods to a market in Badagry area of Lagos, before the boat tumbled into the water, leaving 11 people dead, while 10 others were rescued [Read]

Two children, dog found dead in freezer in Lagos – SEE PHOTOS

  Tragedy struck in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Sunday, as two children and a dog were found dead in a freezer. The two children, Emmanuel Edeh, seven years and Darasimi Edeh, female, four years who were found dead in the freezer were at home with their father, Mr Michael Edeh, on the day of the incident. The incident reportedly occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Government Development Area at 4.30pm. A source who pleaded anonymity told NAN’s correspondent that initial efforts to locate the children proved abortive and a call was put through to the mother of the kids, who came running down to [Read]

TRAGEDY: Leceister City Owner and Thai Billionaire, Vichi Srivaddhanaprabha Dies in Helicopter Crash – READ MORE

  The owner of Leicester City Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire is dead. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he died while leaving after watching Leceister City draw WestHam United late Saturday evening at King Power stadium.   His private helicopter crashed along with four other occupants died on the spot.   May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen [Read]

BREAKING: PDP Mourns as former Minister of Works Tony Anenih Dies at 85 – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chief Tony Anenih, a former Minister of Works and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead. The former Minister of Works at the celebration of his 85th birthday on Saturday, August 4, 2018, complained about his health. He specifically said that “the celebration is necessary over my health, current state of mind, with the unfortunate recent losses that befell my family in quick succession”. Anthony Akhakon Anenih was born in Uzenema Arue in Uromi. In 1951 he joined the Nigeria police force in Benin City. Working at home, he obtained secondary school qualifications. He [Read]

Buhari, IBB, Saraki, Obi, PDP mourn as ex-CJN, Idris Kutigi, dies at 78 – READ MORE

  Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, is dead, aged 78. Kutigi, who served as CJN between January 30, 2007 and December 30, 2009, reportedly died in a London hospital on Saturday after a brief illness. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Justice Kutigi was born on December 31, 1939, in Kutigi, North-Western State (which is now located in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State). He served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State until 1976, when he was appointed a High Court Judge. He was elevated to the apex court bench in 1992 and subsequently okayed by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to [Read]

JUST IN: Building Collapses in Anambra, Victims trapped, many injured – READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a three – storey building has collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi LGA of Anambra State. Meanwhile Volunteers have rescued at least nine trapped victims alive as more efforts are ongoing to see to the rescue of others who are still trapped inside the debris. SEE MORE PHOTOS BELOW as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: More Details Shortly on www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

65-year-old lecturer burnt to death in Ondo

  A senior lecturer at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State, Prof. Adegboyega Obadofin has been reportedly burnt to death. The remains of the 65 years old Professor was found on Tuesday morning by his neighbours, at his Ayeka residence in Okitipupa area of the state. A source which spoke in anonymity said no one could ascertain the real cause of the fire disaster. “This is mysterious because there was no power supply to the house or his power generating set on when the incident occurred. “So, no one could state the cause of the fire incident and we at [Read]

Ex-minister of Information, John Odey dies at 59 in Dubai

  A one time minister of Information and then Environment, John Odey, has died. The late minister was said to have died in the early hours of today Sunday October 7th in an hospital in Dubai after battling with cancer. His death was announced today by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, at the party’s convention in Port Harcourt. Here is a brief biography of the late Minister: John Ogar Odey [born November 1, 1959] was appointed Nigerian minister of information and communications in July 2007, and became minister for environment in December 2008 after President Umaru Yar’Adua reshuffled his cabinet. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that [Read]

TRAGEDY: Two feared dead, property destroyed in early morning inferno in Delta

Two children have been feared killed with property worth millions of Naira destroyed in an early morning fire incident which occurred on Digbori Street, near Hausa Quarters in Igbudu Market, Warri, Delta State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that among the victims who lost their lives were a year and six-month-old baby, Wealth Enorke and a four-year-old boy, Kesiena Lucky. The deceased were children of two sisters, Elohor Lucky and Ufuoma. The fire reportedly started around 2am on Monday. It was learnt that a kerosene dealer who is the grandmother of the deceased children had put on her candlelight around the kerosene, leading to the fire outbreak. An eyewitness who [Read]

TRAGEDY: Bus carrying 37 NYSC members crashes in Ogun

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a vehicle conveying 37 members of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC ) has crashed on Monday at the Danco filling station corridor of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway, leaving 19 of them with grave injuries. The Youths Corps members were going to Sango Otta, Ogun State, shortly after passing out from their three weeks drills and exercise at the Ogun State NYSC Orientation Camp, Sagamu, when the accident occurred  around 3:16pm. The Corps members were travelling in unmarked Coaster bus after their orientation camp which ended on Monday. In a release by the Route Commander, Florence Okpe, Public Education Officer of the Ogun [Read]