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[PHOTOS] Pandemonium As Bridge Collapses On Truck in Lagos

YABA – There was a bit of chaos in the Yaba axis of Lagos State after a part of the pedestrian bridge just in front of the St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in the area fell on a truck. The truck was passing by before the bridge collapsed right under it on Saturday morning, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. The pictures from the incident shows some iron railings on top of the front part of the truck. Correspondent Bridge Collapses On Truck In Lagos who was at the scene of the accident, reported that no life was lost as was confirmed by an official. See the photos: [Read]

OMG! Thief Electrocuted While Stealing Cables From Transformer In Delta [PHOTOS]

DELTA – A cable thief lost his life in Delta while trying to steal cables from a transformer. According to the report, he was electrocuted while trying to steal cables in the night. The incident happened in Ogharefe, Oghara, Delta. See More Photos Below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG:     [Read]

One Dead, Five Injured As Truck Runs Into Building In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the driver of a truck in the early hours of Thursday lost control and rammed into a building at Ijaye in Abeokuta, killing a nine-year-old boy and injuring five occupants of the building. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi, who noted that the incident occurred around 3:46a.m on Ijaye -Iyana Mortuary axis in Abeokuta, said that the driver of the truck took to his heels immediately after the accident. He alleged that the accident was caused by speeding and loss of control by the truck [Read]

Pandemonium in Ogun as elephants pursue villagers [SEE VIDEO]

IJEBU – There was pandemonium in Ijebu waterside area of Ogun state as a herd of elephants chased villagers who thronged the forest to catch a glimpse of the animal. A video posted on the Instagram page of “gossipmillnaija” showed the villagers catching a glimpse of the elephants and filming them. The fun however, turned ugly experience when the elephants in turn started to pursue the youths who were filming their movement. The youths were seen running helter skelter to safe their lives. Click on the text in the box below to watch the video: View this post on Instagram Nigerians Left In Awe After Spotting Elephants Roaming Inside A [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Kill Head Hunter, Son in Kogi

KOGI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the chairman of Bunu Hunters in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe and his son have been killed.  Oshe and his son, Sunday, were reportedly killed by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday. The state government has condemned the killing, saying those behind it will be apprehended and made to face the law. In a statement through the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, Governor Yahaya Bello described the killings as unacceptable. He called for restraint, saying that “security agencies have been deployed to ensure the arrest [Read]

JUST IN: Top Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat dies in road accident [SEE DETAILS]

ABIDJAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa, has died following a traffic accident, state broadcaster RTI is reporting. He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says. The 33-year-old died early on Monday. He has been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé dance music and one of his biggest hit songs, Dosabado, has over five million views on YouTube. The singer was also known for his love of motorcycles and featured them in his most [Read]

First Class Graduate Who Wrote Jamb Six Times Dies After Completing NYSC Programme

Simon Godwin Idoko, the young man, who graduated with First Class degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State is dead. It was gathered that Idoko died on Monday at the age of 29 few days after completing his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Idoko was attached to the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State, where he served as his Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) in the Chemistry Department as graduate assistant. The real cause of his death is still sketchy at the moment but sources said his burial is ongoing in his country home, Udaburu Owukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State. Speaking on the [Read]

Five Siblings Burnt To Death In Lagos

LAGOS – Five children from the same family in Lagos State have been burnt to death. According to the police, the children, who were left by their mother, Florence Asoye, in the care of one Suliat, were burnt beyond recognition. The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said the case was reported at Takwa Bay Police State on August 7, 2019 at about 10:30am, but the incident happened in August 6, 2019. Elkana said the mother of the children said the left home at about 6:30pm to Takwa Bay Jetty, leaving them in the care of Suliat. However, by the time she returned, her room had been [Read]

Tragedy! 20 Burnt To Death in Bauchi Auto-Crash

BAUCHI – Twenty people were burnt to death in an auto accident along Potiskum-Sade Road in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday night. Although the exact cause of the accident was not known, it was learned that the two vehicles had a head-on collision, leading to the death of their occupants. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Saturday evening. He said the accident involved two buses – a J5 bus and an 18-seater Hummer bus. Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said: “The accident occurred around 9.30pm last night (Friday). It was [Read]

Seven Confirmed Dead In Benin-Asaba Expressway Accident

BENIN – Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, was recently involved in an accident that left 7 persons, including members of a particular family dead. According to Gwamnishu, the accident happened along the Benin-Asaba expressway on Saturday. Sharing the news, the activist wrote; Left Lagos to Okada Edo State where I met with 12year old girl ganged raped. Going back to aand within one minute, I saw entire family crushed to death. Dangote truck ran into us killing more than 7. Your prayers kept me. God is the Greatest     [Read]

Inter-communal conflicts leave 37 dead in Chad

CHAD – Chad’s President Idriss Deby has said at least 37 people were killed this week in intercommunal fighting in the countrys east. The violence broke out over three days in the province of Ouaddai, a strategic area for herder migration near the border with Sudan. “The intercommunal conflict has become a national concern,” Deby said at a news conference on Friday.   “We are witnessing a terrible phenomenon.”   This weeks killings marked the latest outbreak of violence believed to be involving nomadic camel herders – many from the Zaghawa ethnic group from which Deby hails – and sedentary farmers from the Ouaddian community. The latest fighting erupted on [Read]

Flood destroys 300 houses, farmlands in Yobe

YOBE – No fewer than 300 houses and several farmlands have been destroyed by devastating floods in Ngalda, Yobe, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. The floods, which followed days of persistent rainfall, also destroyed schools and livestock. NAN reports that Alhaji Idi Gubana, the state’s Deputy Governor, who visited the community on Friday, expressed shock at the level of destruction and promised the government’s support to the victims.   “The level of destruction is devastating; it is quite unfortunate. The government will provide relief materials to the victims,” Gubana said. He said that Gov Mai Mala Buni, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage, had directed the [Read]

Yellow Fever Kills 16 in Ebonyi

At least 16 persons have been killed in an outbreak of yellow fever in Ebonyi state.   Chris Achi, permanent secretary-designate of the state ministry of health, confirmed the development to reporters in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Friday. Achi said the outbreak occurred in Ndungele community of Izzi local government area of the state.   He said the health ministry did not receive any report on the incident from the community since July 15 when the case was recorded and this led to the deaths of 16 persons before the ministry’s intervention. “A member of the community called me one early morning to report deaths of indigenes with the [Read]

Oyedepo Invokes Curses On Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Over Killing Of Winners Pastor

Bishop David Oyedepo, Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel), has invoked curses on who were alleged to be responsible for the recent killing of a Winners pastor, Jeremiah Omolara, in Kaduna State. It would be recalled that Omolara, a resident pastor of the Living Faith Church in Romi New Extension, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, was killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. The incident happened along the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja road when the pastor, his spouse and son were travelling to Abuja and saw Omolara’s wife being abducted. However, the son was said to have escaped unhurt. But speaking during Day 2 of the church’s Week of Spiritual Emphasis on Thursday, [Read]

[VIDEO] See Moments Soldiers kill Three Policemen, One Civilian in Taraba

TARABA – The Nigerian Police on Wednesday accused some men of Nigerian Army of killing three policemen and one civilian. Police spokesman Frank Mba in a statement said the soldiers also freed a kidnap suspect, Alhaji Hamisu, who was arrested by the Police operatives, led by ASP Felix Adolije. Mba said the policemen “came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, along Ibi – Jalingo Road, Taraba State.” He said “three policemen (comprising one Inspector and two Sergeants) and one civilian died as a result of gunshot injuries sustained in the attack while others sustained serious gunshot wounds.” “The soldiers thereafter released the handcuffed suspect, [Read]