Date
May 19, 2019

Gunmen kill 19 at fish market in northeast DR Congo

  BURNIA, DR Congo – At least 19 people were killed when gunmen attacked a fish market in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo near Lake Albert, local officials said on Sunday, May 19. No group has claimed responsibility, but the region around Ituri province has been hit in the past by intercommunal violence between militias from the Hema and Lendu communities. “Nineteen corpses were found in the village of Tara on the edge of Lake Albert, and eight others were wounded,” said Pilo Mulindo, a local community leader in Djugu territory. “The attack happened on Wednesday when armed bandits attacked a group gathered on the beach to set up a [Read]

OAU Student Reportedly Slumps, Dies During Football Match

A 300 level Microbiology student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, reportedly slumped and died during a football match between fresh students of the department and others. The student, Omotola Akorede Kayode, according to fellow students died at the institution’s health centre after he slumped during a football match but the management of the institution on Saturday disagreed over the circumstances surrounding his death. While the students insisted that he died at the health centre, the school management said he was brought in dead. Some students who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said that Omotola would have survived but for the poor services at the [Read]

52-Year Old Man lands in police net for attempting to dube Ogun CP

A 52-year-old suspected fraudster, Tayo Ogunmola, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly attempting to dube the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the arrest of the suspect followed a phone call he had made to the CP pretending to be a herbalist who mistakenly sent a recharge card pin number to the telephone number of the CP and later pleaded for the pin to be sent back to him. According to a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the CP who had been familiar with such antic by fraudsters [Read]

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Serie-A Player of the Year award in first season in Italy

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Juventus’ Portugues striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Serie A Player of the Season award, in his first season in Italian club. Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the Old Lady to their eighth straight Scudetto with his 21 goals in the league. The planning of the honor is irregular as Serie A individual honors have dependably been given out all in the meantime, after the finish of the season, yet Ronaldo will be given before their match against Atalanta on Sunday. The 34-year-old joined the Bianconeri in the summer of 2018 in a deal reported to be worth €100m [Read]

YORUBA OBASHIP: Awujale, Alake in supremacy battle

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and  the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona are reportedly engaged in a supremacy battle.  It was recently reported that the Alake of Egbaland had rated himself higher than the Awujale of Ijebuland. While everyone expected Oba Adetona to respond, he didn’t say a word immediately. However, last week, at the launch of an endowment fund for the Oba Sikiru Adetona Professorial Chair in Governance, Department of Political Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, held at Oriental Hotel, in Victoria Island Lagos, the Awujale finally spoke. He said when he learnt that the Alake rated himself higher than him, he [Read]

One Of The Escaped Chibok Girls Graduates In America

On Friday May 17, 2019 one of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by terrorists in Northern Nigeria in 2014, Palmatah Mutah, has earned an associate degree from a community college in the United States of America. Her graduation day came 5 years, one month and three days after the ignoble mass abductions that sparked global outrage and ignited the #bringbackourgirls campaign. The 23-year-old who escaped that fateful April night by jumping out of a Boko Haram truck becomes the first escaped Chibok girl to obtain an associate degree from an institution abroad. Many Nigerians were shocked most of the 57 Chibok students who escaped could not speak English although they were [Read]

Obasanjo: Buhari supporting Boko Haram to ‘Fulanise’ Nigeria, Islamise Africa – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari, is supporting Boko Haram to Fulanise Nigeria and Islamise Africa. Fani-Kayode stated this while reacting to a statement by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo that “Boko Haram wants to Fulanise Nigeria and Islamise Africa.” We had reported that former President Olusegun Obasanjo handed the warning at the 2nd session of the Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday. Obasanjo, who spoke on the topic, “Mobilizing Nigeria’s human& natural resources for national development and stability” also said both Boko Haram and herdsmen [Read]

Wilder Retains WBC Heavyweight Title With Brutal First Round KO

Undefeated Deontay Wilder brutally knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of their grudge match Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight world title. Wilder, who has one of the most destructive right hands in heavyweight history, floored the challenger with a one-punch knockout with 43 seconds left in the opening round at Barclays Center arena. The vaunted knockout artist Wilder swarmed Breazeale from the opening bell, hurting him with a straight right hand then finishing him off later in the round with the devastating right to the chin that was set up by a left jab. “When I hit him with the right hand the first [Read]

Oluremi Tinubu empowers 20 Constituents with tricycles

The Senator Representing Lagos Central district, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has empowered twenty constituents with auto rickshaws popularly called Tricycles. The senator said the project is part of the Federal Government’s Intervention Programme. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that one of the donated Auto Rickshaws also known as Tricycles will soon be plying the Tom Jones, Obalende and Idumota roads in Lagos. One of the drivers, Adejoke Olayinka has been empowered alongside 19 others by Senator Oluremi Tinubu. The young man says he got emotional when he discovered that he would be one of the beneficiaries. The project is the Youth Empowerment and Skills acquisition scheme YESAS designed by Senator Oluremi Tinubu [Read]

Nigerians Should Have A Day Monthly For Crying, Says Aregbesola [SEE REASONS WHY]

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Rauf Aregbeshola on Friday conveyed his fear and displeasure as the country’s population continues to balloon without commesurate national income. Aregbesola said the realities on ground should as a matter of fact oblige the country to enforce the practice of birth control so as to preclude an imminent economic disaster. The immediate past governor of Ogun State spoke at a symposium organised to celebrate the Golden jubilee of Hon Abdulahi Ayinde Enilolobo, an APC leader in Lagos on Friday. He said “We don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of [Read]

Multiple registrations: After JAMB, FG orders other exam bodies to sanitise process

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said on Saturday that the Federal Government had directed all examination bodies in the country to sanitise their registration process and curb multiple registrations as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board embarked on. The minister said the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination where lots of examination malpractices were uncovered revealed “a lot of rot in the education system” and the government must address the decay. Adamu stated this while opening the refurbished headquarters of JAMB in the Bwari area of Abuja, which reportedly cost about N45million. The minister, whose speech was read by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, [Read]

EFCC detains Covenant University accountant over N180m diversion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest of an accountant with Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, for allegedly diverting N180m school fees belonging to the school. The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in a text message to one of our correspondents said, “I can confirm that a Covenant University accountant has been with us for some days now over an alleged case of stealing reported by the Chancellor of the school.” The diversion of the money was said to have taken years before the university discovered his alleged fraud. The Chancellor of the university and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]