July 1, 2019

Court orders arrest of NFF President, Pinnick, Four others

An Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Monday issued a bench warrant against the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick. The court also ordered the arrest of four other officials of the NFF accused of misappropriating funds belonging to the football body. The presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the order after the case involving the NFF officials was called and they were absent in court. Others to be arrested are: NFF Secretary, Sunusi Mohammed; the 1st Vice-President, Seyi Akinwumi; the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and an Executive member, Yusuff Fresh. Recall that the Federal Government had earlier this year in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, [Read]

Cultists Set Imo Police Station On Fire, Cartway Arms

Hoodlums suspected to be cultists on Monday set the Otoko police station in the Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State on fire, Punch Metro reports. The hoodlums, who sacked the few policemen on duty made away with no fewer than four firearms. A village source who confirmed the development to our correspondent said that the villagers were on the run because of the incident. According to him, the incident happened around 2:50 p.m. on Monday. He said “Otoko Police Station in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State is on fire. Cultists razed down the station and carted away all the firearms.” When contacted on the phone, the state [Read]

Court Remands Nine Suspected Yahoo Boys In Osun

Nine suspected internet fraudsters were on Monday docked and later remanded in prison custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State. The defendants were arraigned before Justice Emmanuel Ayoola by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. They are: Oluwafemi Samuel Emmanuel (18), Owopade Olanrewaju (27), Olatunbosun Kolawole, Ayoola Olalekan, Oyelude Opeyemi alias J. C. Grey, Azeez Rasaq Adewale, Ajao Ibrahim Ololade alias Rita Loris, Adesina Oluwaseun and Ibusiola Olalekan. The defendants, who were separately arraigned, were said to have fraudulently obtained thousands of dollars from several America citizens through fake relationships. The EFCC prosecution, led by Mr. [Read]

SPORTS: Leon Balogun Blames This Player For Super Eagles Defeat To Madagascar

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has blamed himself for the first goal Nigeria conceded to Madagascar at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, encounter on Sunday. The Super Eagles, on Sunday, lost 2-0 to Madagascar in their final Group B fixture at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Lalaina Nomenjanahary pounced on Leon Balogun’s slip in the 13th minute to give Madagascar a shock lead. The Super Eagles came out fighting in the second half, but Carolus Andriamahitsinoro made the encounter end as 2-0. Addressing reporters in the mixed zone after the game in Alexandria, Balogun said: ”I made one mistake that led to a goal. I think I [Read]

Pastor Poju Oyemade Reacts To Biodun Fatoyinbo’s Rape Allegation

Popular Lagos pastor and head of Covenant Christian Center, Poju Oyemade, has reacted to the rape allegation levelled against clergyman and COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo. In a statement he posted on Instagram, Oyemade said he found it hard to watch the video where wife of singer, Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola, accused Fatoyinbo of raping her. The pastor sympathised with anyone who has been sexually molested by the church that is supposed to protect them. Read his statement below; My position on the case. I have been asked by many well meaning people about my position concerning the accusation of rape made against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.I could only watch the tape [Read]

PDP Snubs INEC Meeting With Political Parties

Perhaps still smarting from its recent judicial denial of ‘inspecting’ the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Peoples Democratic Party shunned the meeting the electoral umpire is holding today with the registered political parties. About 60 political parties are attending. The parley is meant to review the Conduct of the 2019 general elections. Otunba Niyi Adebayo is representing the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the parley, The Nation reported INEC had announced that it will commence a National dialogue on the last general elections with the aim of improving on the shortcomings identified in the last February and March 2019 polls. [Read]

COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo Was Rusticated From UNILORIN For This Shocking Reason

More revelations have alleged that pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo was rusticated while in school because he was a notorious cult member. The claim was made by Aliu Bolakale Jabata, a twitter user that narrated Fatoyinbo’s alleged rustication from UNILORIN. Jabata in a Twitter post opened the can of worm, saying the alternative narrative given in defence of the embattled pastor was because those who supported the COZA founder lacked the background knowledge about his antecedent as a ”Cultist” See tweets:- [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Attack Police Station, Kill DPO, Three Other Officers

Suspected gunmen on Monday morning stormed a police station in Agudama community in Yenagoa Local Government of Bayelsa State, killing four police personnel including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO). NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the gunmen were reported to have carted away rifles, ammunition and police uniforms from the station. A source disclosed that no civilian was killed in the attack, which was carried out about 2:15 a.m., as there were no detainees in the station as of the time of the attack. “At dawn, we heard one policeman escape, while another, who was shot on the leg survived the attack”, the source said. The source stated that all [Read]

BREAKING: COZA Pastor, Fatoyinbo Bows To Pressure, Steps Down From Pulpit

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly(COZA), says he has decided to step aside from the pulpit of the church. In a statement released on Monday, he said the move was the advice of his mentors. Fatoyinbo had been in the news since Friday when Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo, Nigerian musician, accused him of raping her when she was 16 going on 17. “I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the [Read]

[OPINION] COZA: ‘Fake Pastors Take Advantage of Gullible Ladies’ – Comrade Westo [A MUST READ]

Following the much controversial yet trending rape allegations involving the pastor of The Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and the wife of popularly singer, Timi Dakolo who’s also a celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo, Comrade Westo Adejumo, a student Activist cum Public Affairs Analyst shares his own opinion about the whole trending saga. To Comrade Westo, while he blames both parties for the current hullabaloo, he however believes that there exist, different forms of rape asides the popular known form involving forceful sexually intercourse. Below is his opinion as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG in this special feature; #COZA SAGA: #MY OPINION: Let me start by saying; if only [Read]