Court Freezes $.6m, N248.3m In Ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari’s Accounts

ABUJA – The Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said a Federal High Court in Abuja had granted it permission to freeze various sums of money in bank accounts traced to a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari. A statement from ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the permission yesterday when he ruled on an ex-parte motion filed by the ICPC ordering that the accounts containing $669, 248.89 and N24.3 million domiciled with Polaris and Zenith banks respectively, be frozen. She said the sums were funds allegedly stashed in the personal accounts of the former governor and companies belonging to him, which [Read]

El-Zakzaky wanted to relocate to another country from India, Says FG

ABUJA – The federal government says the mission of Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in India was to seek asylum in another country. In a statement on Friday, Grace Gekpe, permanent secretary, ministry of information, said while in India, IMN leader reached out to international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and some lawyers. El-Zakzaky returned to the country on Friday without being treated. The IMN leader departed country on Monday after a high court gave him permission to go for treatment. However, 24 hours after he landed there, El-Zakzaky raised the alarm that the federal government was frustarting him. But the permanent secretary said El-Zakzaky’s actions in India [Read]

Popular Nigerian comedian escapes death in ghastly accident

JOS – Nigerian comedian, Afamefuna Klint Igwemba, popularly known as ‘Klint da Drunk’, has took to his instagram page on Friday to share how God saved him from a terrible accident. Igwemba, who hails from Agukwu-Nri in Anocha LGA of Anambra State was filled with praises as he called on his followers to join him in thanking God for saving him from the accident which occurred along Bauchi-Jos expressway. He wrote: ” Please, help me in praising God Almighty for delivering us from the Jaws of death. Along Bauchi-Jos express road. ”We were involved in a terrible car crash. We boarded a golf 2 on charter as it was the [Read]

Drama in Airport As DSS Officers Whisk Away El-Zakzaky On Return To Abuja

ABUJA – Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was on Friday wisked away through the “back-door” on arrival to the country. He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11:40am. but operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) tricked journalists and some of his supporters by positioning them at the arrival lounge, while taking him through an alternative route out of the airport. El-Zakzaky returned to the country without getting medical attention in India. [Read]

SPORTS: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life Over Match-Fixing, Bribery

Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned from the game for life following a match-fixing probe by world governing body FIFA. FIFA said in a statement on Friday that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.” The 51-year-old Siasia played 51 times as a striker for the Nigerian national team and later coached various national youth sides before a spell as senior coach in 2016. The case is the latest to emerge from FIFA’s long-running investigation into the [Read]

Head teacher allegedly rapes 6-year-old pupil

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 30-year-old head teacher of a private school in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly raping a 6-year-old pupil of his school. The suspect identified as Shedrach Nwekeagu, allegedly started off by inserting a finger into the minor and raping her a week after the first assault. He was however arrested after the victim’s father noticed blood stains on her underwear following a stomach ache complaint. Stella Nezan, the head of Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP confirmed the arrest of the headteacher in a statement. The statement read “Operatives of [Read]

Ogun Job Portal: Applicants Lament Inaccessibility of Portal

Barely 24 hours after the official launch of Ogun State job portal, an initiative of the state governor, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun to provide jobs for unemployed citizens and residents of the state in an elaborate ceremony held yesterday Thursday 15th August, 2019 at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.  Thousands of job applicants have made their dissatisfaction known on social media platforms over their inability to access the newly launched job portal by the state government. [READ ALSO] Ogun Govt Launches Official Job Portal, As Osinbajo Promises FG Partnership Hon. Shotunde Lanre, one of the visitor to the job portal, confidently said he has lost hope in the [Read]

Mob beats Evangelist for stealing new phones after preaching at a shop in Ibadan

IBADAN – A 49-year-old self-acclaimed Evangelist, Mr Akinjide Durojaiye got beating of his life after he allegedly stole two new mobile phones from a shop he preached at in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Durojaye, who is an Evangelist at Dominion Assembly in Ilare-Ijesa area of Osun state, claimed the “spirit” directed him to preach to the people at a phone shop in Femi Johnson Building located at Dugbe area of Ibadan. He however left the shop with two phones valued at N70,000, hid in a shop within the complex when chased but eventually got busted by an attendant at the shop. The phones were retrieved from him by the mob [Read]

Ogun Job Portal: Osinbajo Urges Youths To Embrace Agriculture, Technology

ABEOKUTA – Nigerian youths have been called upon to take advantage of opportunities that exist in the agricultural and technological sectors to engage themselves positively and be self-reliant. The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who made the call at the unveiling of the State’s job portal, at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, said many opportunities exist in technology, agriculture and its value chain, which should be explored by the youths.  Osinbajo, noted that the country was blessed with competent and creative young men and women, saying the Federal and State governments were working towards engaging more youths on useful ventures, as another 500,000 unemployed would be [Read]

Fake Corps members jump-over fences during screening

ABUJA – Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has revealed how some fake corps members jumped through the fence when they discovered that they were about to be exposed during screening at the recent orientation exercise. Ibrahim addressing media personnel, including editors, bureau chiefs of several media organisations at a parley in Abuja, Thursday, on steps taken to address the issue of enrolment of unqualified persons for mobilization by some corps producing institutions said the scheme under his watch will never mobilise unqualified Nigerians. He said though, NYSC is not an educational regulating body but the Act empowers it not to mobilise unqualified Nigerians. According [Read]

15-year-old boy stages own kidnap, demands N.5m ramson

JOS – A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom, NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gather.  The minor, who was paraded in Jos on Thursday, told newsmen that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate his graduation. “I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my graduation,” he said. Briefing newsmen on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau command, Isaac Akinmoyede, said that five persons were arrested in a case [Read]

Ogun Govt Launches Official Job Portal, As Osinbajo Promises FG Partnership

ABEOKUTA- The Ogun state government has offered automatic employment to 20 residents of the state. The Governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun publicly offered the 20 newly employed civil servants automatic jobs to mark the commencement of the launch of the official job portal. The newly employed civil servants who were between 25 to 35 years were selected after emerging the top 20 to win an ‘interview game’ played at the launching which was held in Cultural centre, Kuto, Abeokuta. Abiodun explained that the portal will be a platform that would provide readily available information to graduates and people with vocational skills so as to match them with potential employers [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky discharges self from hospital, Alleges Undue Govt Interference, Poor Treatment

Barely 96 hours after landing in New Delhi for medical treatment, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, has discharged himself from the Medenta Hospital and is now on his way back to Nigeria. The President, Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed to our correspondent that El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, who were airborne, left New Delhi around 5:00 p.m. Nigerian time. Musa in a statement blamed alleged interference by the Federal Government for the scuttling of the IMN leader’s planned treatment. It said, “Following lack of breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment in New Delhi of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, it is [Read]

Imo Gov, Ihedioha Appoints Kanu Nwankwo as SSA on Sports

OWERRI – The Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha has appointed Nigeria’s football legend, Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports. Ihedioha made the announcement when Kanu visited him at the government House Owerri to present his CAF medal. According to a statement by “Izuchukwu Akwarandu, the governor’s aide on new media, Kanu Nwankwo’s appointment is with immediate effect. “Papilo, as fondly called by his fans, came to present his most recent CAF award, which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt, to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor.” “The governor while welcoming the [Read]

Lagos Businessman Defrauds Girlfriend Of N4.5m, Aborts Her 5 Months Pregnancy

LAGOS – A businessman in Lagos has gotten himself into serious trouble after he allegedly defrauded his girlfriend and aborted her pregnancy. An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a businessman, Obinna Amaefula, who allegedly defrauded his girlfriend of N4.5 million and aborted her five months pregnancy, Punch Metro reports. Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje remanded Amaefula, who pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretenses, stealing and assault. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, the defendant committed the fraud on May 20 at Atunrase Estate, Gbagada, Lagos. “The defendant collected the sum of N4, 550, 000 from his girlfriend and the complainant, [Read]