June 12, 2019

Air Force Helicopter Crash-Lands In Katsina

An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crash-landed, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV learnt that the incident happened today, Wednesday, June 12 at the Katsina Airport, at about 3.30pm. Reacting to the incident, the NAF’s Spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement sent to Igbere TV said the helicopter crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-banditry combat mission in the Northwest. He said the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, had directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident. Daramola, who said details of the cause of the incident were still scanty, [Read]

MKO Abiola’s Daughter Makes Fresh Demand From Buhari

A daughter of the late Chief MKO Abiola, Mrs. Lola Abiola-Edewor, on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do his best to address security challenges in the country. Abiola-Edewor, a former member of the House of Representatives, made the appeal during a ceremony to lay wreath at the tomb of her late father, at his house in Ikeja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony was part of the programme organised by a pro-democracy group, June 12 Movement, to commemorate the anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election. Late MKO Abiola was the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, which was annulled by the Gen. [Read]

JUNE 12: Buhari Renames Abuja National Stadium “MKO Abiola Stadium”

Buhari announced the renaming of the Abuja National Stadium to MKO Abiola Stadium during his Democracy day speech at Abuja today. This was done in bid to honour the late MKO Abiola for his Democracy agitation during his life time. We could also recall that Buhari moves Nigerian May 29th Democracy day to June 12th to honour the same MKO Abiola sometimes back. [Read]

First Bank Manager Exposed After Allegedly Stealing The Bank’s N52.6 Million

A First Bank manager has been exposed after he was accused to have allegedly stolen the bank’ N52.6 million. NEWSFLAKES NG gathers that a customer relationship manager with First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Kehinde Adewuyi, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly converting the sum of N52,628,000 from his employer’s account to his personal use. The 36-year-old suspect was arraigned on three counts bordering on stealing. Punch Metro learnt that the suspect was arrested by policemen from the Lion Building Police Division following a complaint by the bank’s forensic auditors, Solomon Akhanolu and Owei Chris. According to the police, the alleged fraud was discovered when the [Read]

Pastor ‘Kidnaps Himself’, Demands N3m Ransom From His Church Members

A pastor has reportedly kidnapped himself before going ahead to ask his church members to pay N3 million ransom. According to a report by TheCable, Adewuyi Adegoke (pictured left), a pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly organising his own kidnap. It was gathered that Adegoke had arranged with one Oluwadare Sunday to demand N3 million ransom from his congregation. He reportedly went into hiding on Sunday evening while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke in Osun state and Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti. His purported abductors later contacted the church members to demand the ransom, which they insisted [Read]

President Buhari Promises To Take 100m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In The Next 10 Years

President Buhari has promised to take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years. He disclosed this in his opening speech at the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day celebration, on Wednesday, in Abuja. The President revealed that his administration would ensure rapid and positive growth in the economy to move Nigeria away from poverty. “Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.7% this year. Our external reserve have risen to 45 billion dollars, enough to finance over nine months of current equal commitments. This administration has laid a foundation of taking bold steps in transforming our country and delivering our people from shackles [Read]

FACTS: Four Really Surprising Health Benefits From Smoking Cannabis

What are the medical benefits of marijuana? Over the years, research has yielded results to suggest that marijuana may be of benefit in the treatment of some conditions. These are listed below. 1) Smoking weed makes you thinner – or at least less likely to be obese You might not think it after you’ve watched a munchie-struck stoner devour an entire KFC family bucket in one go, but dope smokers are less likely to be obese. A study in the journal Obesity found that regular weed smokers are less likely to be obese than non-smokers. The researchers from Conference of Quebec University Health Centers looked at 700 adults aged 18-74 [Read]

‘It’s Embarrassing To Elect Thug Who Stole Mace As Deputy Senate President’ – Ekweremadu

Former Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has fumed at the emergence of Ovie Omo-Agege as his successor. Ekweremadu, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who represents Enugu West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said it is “embarrassing” for the Senate to have elected Omo-Agege, who “led” thugs to steal the mace. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, he insisted that his decision to re-contest the seat was not to win or lose, but to make a statement. Ekweremadu polled 37 votes to Omo-Agege’s 68 votes. “I believe there must be a referendum,” Ekweremadu said. Omo-Agege allegedly led thugs to invade the Senate chamber in April 2018 and [Read]

June 12: Next Level Will Restore Peace, Justice, Prosperity To Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari last night promised that the Next Level government that started on May 29, will restore peace, justice and bring prosperity for all Nigerians. The President stated this when he hosted visiting Presidents, heads of government and members of the diplomatic Corps to a dinner and gala night at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa Abuja. The event is part of the activities lined up for the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy day, now marked on June 12 every year. The event also played host to former Nigerian Presidents and heads of states, Vice-Presidents, Presidents of courts of appeal and Justices of the Supreme Court, chiefs justice of Nigeria, [Read]