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June 13, 2019

Medicine Student Who Was Caught With Guns Reveals Why He Acquired Them

A student of the University of Calabar who was nabbed with illegal firearms, has opened up on why he got them. A fourth-year student of Medicine and Surgery in the University of Calabar (UNICAL) arrested for alleged cultism and illegal possession of firearms and military uniforms, Ikezue Nnamdi Kingsley, on Thursday said he acquired the guns for his protection, The Nation reports. Kingsley, who was paraded by the Cross River State Police Command along with 24 other suspects for various crimes ranging from armed robbery and kidnapping to fraud, said he got the firearms from a friend. The 27-year old said:- “I was a student of the Nigeria Military School [Read]

Dreaded Herdsman Beheads Teenager in Ekiti

Ilasa Ekiti community in Ekiti State has been thrown into turmoil following the beheading of a teenage Fulani girl by a herdsman to whom she had reportedly been betrothed. The herder, whose identity is yet to be made public, allegedly ambushed the girl at a stream in the community on Tuesday and cut off her head. The police in Ekiti State on Wednesday confirmed the incident, saying the suspect had been arrested following information provided by the deceased’s younger sister who witnessed the murder. The suspect reportedly fled the scene of the crime as soon as he carried out the act, but he was later arrested. The victim had reportedly [Read]

‘Marriage Is Not The Cause Of Domestic Violence’ – Omotola To Daddy Freeze

Nollywood actress, Omotola-Jalade Ekehinde has made it clear that marriage is not the cause of domestic violence, but people are. She said this to counter media personality, Daddy Freeze’s post advising women that being called a “Living miss is better than a dead Mrs”. She wrote “Marriage is not the cause of violence.People are .Stay away from violent /abusive people.Work,marriage ,friendship,family .Nothing/no one is worth the result . See the post below:- The mother of four has been married for 23 years.   [Read]

SPORT: Excitement As Drogba And Terry Return to Chelsea

Didier Drogba and John Terry were back in familiar surroundings on Thursday, as the former Chelsea players returned to Stamford Bridge, ahead of this weekend’s Soccer Aid game. The highly-anticipated match, which will raise money for children around the world, takes place on Sunday. Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid will be competing against each other in the charity match for UNICEF. Morgan will manage the Soccer Aid World XI squad alongside Harry Redknapp, with Reid co-managing the England team with Sam Allardyce. Celebrities and former football players including Michael Owen, Eric Cantona, Usain Bolt, Jamie Redknapp, Niall Horan, Drogba, Sir Mo Farah, Mark Wright, James McAvoy [Read]

“Nigerians Have Been Printing Posters For Me, I’ve Not Done Any” – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has claimed in a post that he has not been the one creating all the posters for his Gubernatorial campaign, adding that Nigerians are the ones doing it. “Yet to print any poster but Nigerians from all over have been producing posters. I’m grateful” See post: [Read]

BOOM! DSS to begin crackdown on anti-govt social media users [READ MORE]

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the SSS said it had recently observed that some social media users were skewing Nigeria’s history to promote ethnic violence and tip the nation into crisis, a development it said must be urgently reversed through state interference. The secret police’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians have been using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the [Read]

See What Oshoala Said As Nigeria Beat Korea Republic

Nigeria striker, Asisat Oshoala has admitted that the first goal in their 2-0 win over Korea on Wednesday gave them more confidence. Oshoala failed to find the back of the net last Saturday as the Super Falcons were hammered 3-0 by Norway in their opening game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. However, the 24-year-old added the second in Grenoble as the African champions claimed maximum points. “We had more confidence when we got the first goal. “And we tried to tell ourselves that we needed to give more because one goal was not enough and then, I got the second goal. “At first, I think we were a little [Read]

Veteran Yoruba Actor, Fasasi Bankewin “Dagunro” Is Dead

Fasasi Olabanke, one of the respected veteran Yoruba movie stars, has died. The actor who was popularly known as Dagunro reportedly passed away today, the 13th day of June, 2019. Dagunro, an Osogbo-born actor, was known and hailed for his traditional roles in several epic Yoruba movies. Over the years, he won over a lot of fans who admired his work. Confirming news of Dagunro’s demise, popular actor Adekola Tijani took to Instagram to make the announcement, He wrote, ‘Gone too soon boss! May your soul rest in peace. Love you boss but God loves you most. Dagunro Alajiga Ogun. RIP’. [Read]

June 12 Is Not Worth A Work-Free Day – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said June 12 remains a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded some soul-searching from Nigerians. Abubakar said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that the day was one to ask the salient question of “How better off are Nigerians?” According to him June 12 demands something bigger than merely declaring it a Democracy Day. “June 12 is at the soul of our democratic struggle; a threshold in our national life. The significance of the celebration of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election is a reminder of our history to becoming a democratic country. On this day 26 years ago, Nigeria voted for democracy [Read]

Fayose Commends Buhari For Honouring MKO Abiola, Slams Obasanjo

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for honoring Moshood Abiola. Abiola was the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election which was annulled by then-military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida. After he refused to give up his mandate, he was imprisoned in 1994 and died in custody under suspicious circumstances on July 7, 1998. Nigeria returned to a democratic system of government in 1999, with Olusegun Obasanjo elected as president. Many believed he was the choice of the president as a consolation to the southwest region for Abiola’s stolen mandate, but Obasanjo never officially recognized the significance of June 12 and Abiola’s [Read]

Senate President Ahmed Lawan Swears In Okorocha As A Senator

Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, conducted the swearing-in after which Okorocha signed necessary documents. The former governor was not among those that took oath of office on Tuesday when the senate was inaugurated. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had, on Tuesday, issued Okorocha with his certificate of return after a court order. INEC had refused to recognise Okorocha’s victory, alleging that it was unlawfully secured. [Read]

SPORT: Barcelona Confirms Griezmann Move

Antoine Griezmann will sign for Barcelona this summer, Atletico Madrid’s CEO, Gil Martin, has confirmed. According to him, the club knew Griezmann would be joining their LaLiga rivals since March. “We know since last March that Griezmann is going to Barcelona,” he told to Sport. It was reported last month, that Griezmann informed Atletico that he will deposit his €120m release clause in July. The player’s release clause is currently €200million, after he signed a new contract with Atletico just last summer. However, that figure drops to €120m euros from July 1. Griezmann is expected to sign a five-year deal at the Nou Camp. [Read]

Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic

A brilliant goal by Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women’s World Cup – and all but end South Korea’s hopes of reaching the last-16. Nigeria went ahead when defender Kim Do-yeon volleyed past her own keeper. Ex-Arsenal player Oshoala held off a defender before rounding the keeper to score Nigeria’s second goal. South Korea, who face Norway in their third and final group match on Monday, have yet to score or earn a point. Nigeria will confirm a place in the knockout stage if they beat hosts France, one of the tournament favourites, on Monday in Rennes. [READ MORE] Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes First [Read]

You Don’t Even Have To Be Married To Make Heaven – Daddy Freeze

Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has said an individual doesn’t have to be married for them to stay blessed and happy. See his post below… You don’t have to be married to be blessed, you don’t have to be married to be happy, you don’t have to be married to be rich or successful in business, you don’t even have to be married to make heaven. I learned all these when my first marriage failed and after the first 2 weeks of me being alone, I realized how much happier I truly was. With my partner, I find it so effortless, she immediately understood my purpose and set out to help [Read]

Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes Youngest Keeper To Keep Clean Sheet in World Cup History

At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game. Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie is a Nigerian women’s international footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. At club level she plays for Rivers Angels. Personal information Full name Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie Date of birth 8 December 2000 (age 18) Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Goalkeeper [READ MORE] Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic Senior career Years Team Apps (Gls) 2016– Rivers Angels National team 2016 Nigeria U-17 3 (0) 2018– Nigeria U-20 4 (0) 2018– Nigeria 4 [Read]