August 6, 2019

JUST IN: EFCC Freezes N9.9bn Bank Accounts Linked To Ex-Gov Ambode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has frozen three bank accounts containing a total of N9.9bn linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The PUNCH had exclusively reported in June that loyalists of the ruling All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, had decided to drag Ambode to the EFCC for investigation. The EFCC, in a Press statement by its spokesman, Tony Orilade, titled, ‘EFCC Secures Freezing Order on Accounts Linked to Ex-Gov. Ambode over Alleged N9.9bn Fraud’, said Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos State [Read]

BREAKING: Judge Denies FG’s Request To Detain Sowore For 90 Days

A Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has denied the request of the Federal Government for an ex-parte order to keep convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, for at least 90 days. The human rights crusader was picked up in a Lagos hotel in the early hours of Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services and has been kept in custody ever since despite growing calls for his immediate release. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration had accused Sowore of committing a treasonable act for calling on Nigerians to pour out on the streets on August 5, 2019 to protest against his government’s failure to improve the living [Read]

[BREAKING] Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares August 12th, 13th As Public Holidays

ABUJA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal Government has declared Monday, August, 12th and Tuesday, 13th, as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in Abuja on Tuesday, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion. She also called on all Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora, to use the period of this year’s Eid celebration to “embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.” Ehuriah urged Nigerians to shun disruptive tendencies and to [Read]

[Watch Video] Lagos Police Arrests Tekno For Conveying Half-Naked Girls In Traffic

Following the public outcry it generated, the state government reacted swiftly and condemned the move. For breaching public decency by conveying half naked girls in traffic, the Lagos State Police Command has arrested popular musician, Augustine Kelechi, aka Tekno. THISDAY gathered that he was arrested on Tuesday and he is undergoing questioning at the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba. Tekno had something last week conveyed half clad girls, who were dancing seductively, in a transparent glass box on a truck around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. In the truck, the musician was seen spraying the scantily dressed girls with money as they danced. Following the public outcry [Read]

BREAKING: Two Killed As Robbers Invade Ondo Bank

AKURE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked an old generation bank in Iju-Itaogbolu in Akure North Local Council Area of Ondo state. The gunmen who were said to have stormed Wema bank on Tuesday’s afternoon were confronted by men of the Nigeria Army as well as police officers. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that the robbers numbering about six, stormed the bank on Tuesday afternoon and started shooting sporadically. Several staff of the bank were attacked and injured by the armed robbers. Customers, who came for transactions in the bank, were also affected by the situation. [Read]

Islamic Teacher Jailed Seven Years For Anal Sex With 35 Boys In Niger

MINNA – A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna has sentenced a 33-year-old Islamic teacher, Abubakar Abdullahi, to seven years imprisonment for having anal sex with 35 of his pupils. Abdullahi, a resident of Sabon Gari, Kontagora, was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to section 284 of the penal code law. The Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police,ASP, Daniel Ikwoche, had told the court that one Murtala Abdullahi, a Hisbah Commander in Kontagora Local Government Area reported the matter at the ‘A’ Police Division in Kontagora on July 22.     Ikwoche said the complainant alleged that the accused lured 35 of his pupils who are between the ages of nine [Read]

INSECURITY: CAN kicks as gunmen kill Winner’s Chapel Pastor, abduct wife

Gunmen have killed a resident pastor of Living Faith Church aka Winner’s Chapel in a Romi Extension, a local area of in the suburb of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Jeremiah Omolara, while his wife was abducted. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that that chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, lamented over the high level of insecurity in the state. The incident happened along the Kaduna-Abuja road on Sunday, while the pastor, his wife and son were traveling to Abuja when he was killed. The gunmen were said to have opened fire on their vehicle, killing the pastor on the spot before taking his wife into an unknown destination [Read]

BREAKING: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Shutdown

  BAUCHI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Management of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State has confirmed that four of its students were killed following the collapse of a bridge in the Gubi campus. It was reported that many students of ATBU, Bauchi State died following the collapse of a metallic bridge linking the University Monday night at 11:45 p.m. The incident was as a result of a heavy downpour in the state which lasted for several hours. The Vice Chancellor, Muhammad Abdullazeez, who spoke to journalists at a press conference on Tuesday in Bauchi State said that four students [Read]

Don’t Take Us Back To Military Era – Gani Adams Tells Buhari

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams has faulted the rationale behind the arrest of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, and called on the Federal Government to release him. The social activist and former leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress said the arrest of Sowore was an abuse of human rights to freedom, stating that the planned revolutionary protest could not be said to be treasonable since it was yet to be implemented before he was arrested by the DSS. He said the arrest portends grave danger for Nigeria’s democracy Adams, further said it was unfortunate that Nigerians usually forgot events and memories of [Read]

BREAKING: Sowore Speaks On #RevolutionNow From SSS Custody

Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian activist and publisher who was arrested on Saturday, has spoken from detention. Mr Sowore maintained a spirit of defiance when associates visited him in the custody of the State Security Service on Monday evening, two days after his arrest, according to Sahara Reporters, his media platform. “I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow protests went ahead,” Mr Sowore told members of the ‘Take It Back’, one of the numerous social platforms he has been using to champion the course for a better Nigeria. Mr Sowore was arrested at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday by state agents from the SSS, a secret police with a reputation for ruthlessness [Read]

President Putin Threatens Trump With Nuclear Weapons

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Monday warned that Moscow would be forced to commence developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the U.S. start doing so after the demise of a landmark arms control treaty, according to NAN. The U.S. formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty and had already deployed at least one banned type of missile, an accusation the Kremlin denies. The pact banned land-based missiles with a range of between 310 miles and 3,400 miles (500-5,500 km), reducing the ability of both countries to launch a nuclear strike on short notice. Putin on [Read]

WhatsApp,Instagram To Be Renamed As Part Of Facebook Re-brand (See Reasons)

Facebook has said that it is changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, this new development is to better disclose its ownership of the apps, learnt. After the effect, Instagram will be known as “Instagram from Facebook” while WhatsApp will become “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The re-branding effort was discovered on Friday by journalists at The Information, and was then confirmed by representatives of Facebook. A spokesperson told The Information:- “We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook.” Also, sources told the publication that they were recently notified of the changes and appear to be coming as a result of antitrust [Read]