Date
August 11, 2019

Man Returns N2.2bn Wrongly Credited into His Account To His Bank

Transport mogul, Dr. Sam Maduka Onyishi, the Managing Director of Peace Mass transit, has returned the sum of N2,219,500,000 which he said was wrongly paid into his account by First Bank. Onyishi, who explained how he discovered the huge sum in his Unity Bank account, returned same to the First Bank. At an event in Enugu, weekend, witnessed by journalists, he said that he had requested for $3m from First bank to be paid into his Unity account only to be paid $10m instead by First bank which is about N3,219,500,000 representing an excess of N2,219,500,000. The cheque was received on behalf of First Bank by the Business Manager, Commercial [Read]

JUST IN: Manchester United Tear Chelsea Apart At Old Trafford in EPL Clash [SEE FULL STATS]

Marcus Rashford’s double helped rampant Manchester United start the new season with a bang as Chelsea capitulated in Frank Lampard’s first match in charge. The Premier League kept the most eagerly anticipated of the opening weekend to last as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the Reds’ latest transitional season against a side buoyed by the appointment of a club great. Lampard’s side were on top for large patches but ended up being blown away at Old Trafford, where Rashford’s double complemented goals from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James as United’s curtain-raiser ended in a dream 4-0 victory. Solskjaer will be first to admit the display was far from perfect, but this win [Read]

BBNaija: ‘My babe is not knacking’ – Jackye’s boyfriend celebrates

With a lot of relationships and ‘sexual activities’ going in the current edition of Big Brother Naija reality show, Jackye’s boyfriend, Lami, is celebrating the fact that his girlfriend has remained faithful. He took to Instagram this morning to say, ‘true love is unbothered God help you find yours because ours is in your face. My girlfriend is not knacking in the house’. See his post below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Tragedy! 20 Burnt To Death in Bauchi Auto-Crash

BAUCHI – Twenty people were burnt to death in an auto accident along Potiskum-Sade Road in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday night. Although the exact cause of the accident was not known, it was learned that the two vehicles had a head-on collision, leading to the death of their occupants. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Saturday evening. He said the accident involved two buses – a J5 bus and an 18-seater Hummer bus. Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said: “The accident occurred around 9.30pm last night (Friday). It was [Read]

Army Hands Over Soldier Who Allegedly Raped AAUA Student To Police For Prosecution

AKURE – Military authorities, yesterday, handed over the soldiers who allegedly raped a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, to the Ondo State Police Command for prosecution. The victim, a 300-level student of the department of Religious and African Studies, was allegedly raped by a soldier attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian army at Ikare Akoko. It was earlier reported that the student was gang-raped, but investigations by the Nigerian Army revealed that only one of the soldiers committed the offence. The suspect who was identified as Sunday Adelola was said to have been dismissed from the service before he was handed over to the [Read]

BREAKING: PDP Sweeps All Chairmanship Seats in Bayelsa LG Polls

BAYELSA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared winner of all eight chairmanship positions in the 2019 Local Government Council Elections held on Saturday. The PDP also swept the polls in the councillorship elections, clinching all 105 seats. Returning Officers from the eight council areas took turns to announce the results of the election at the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, BYSIEC, collation center at the Yenagoa City Council late on Saturday night. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Diepreye Ubarugu of the PDP polled 42,539 votes to beat other contenders to emerge Chairman of Kolokuma-Opokuma LGA, [Read]

Seven Confirmed Dead In Benin-Asaba Expressway Accident

BENIN – Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, was recently involved in an accident that left 7 persons, including members of a particular family dead. According to Gwamnishu, the accident happened along the Benin-Asaba expressway on Saturday. Sharing the news, the activist wrote; Left Lagos to Okada Edo State where I met with 12year old girl ganged raped. Going back to aand within one minute, I saw entire family crushed to death. Dangote truck ran into us killing more than 7. Your prayers kept me. God is the Greatest     [Read]

Inter-communal conflicts leave 37 dead in Chad

CHAD – Chad’s President Idriss Deby has said at least 37 people were killed this week in intercommunal fighting in the countrys east. The violence broke out over three days in the province of Ouaddai, a strategic area for herder migration near the border with Sudan. “The intercommunal conflict has become a national concern,” Deby said at a news conference on Friday.   “We are witnessing a terrible phenomenon.”   This weeks killings marked the latest outbreak of violence believed to be involving nomadic camel herders – many from the Zaghawa ethnic group from which Deby hails – and sedentary farmers from the Ouaddian community. The latest fighting erupted on [Read]

Flood destroys 300 houses, farmlands in Yobe

YOBE – No fewer than 300 houses and several farmlands have been destroyed by devastating floods in Ngalda, Yobe, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. The floods, which followed days of persistent rainfall, also destroyed schools and livestock. NAN reports that Alhaji Idi Gubana, the state’s Deputy Governor, who visited the community on Friday, expressed shock at the level of destruction and promised the government’s support to the victims.   “The level of destruction is devastating; it is quite unfortunate. The government will provide relief materials to the victims,” Gubana said. He said that Gov Mai Mala Buni, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage, had directed the [Read]

Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

ENUGU – The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has banned herdsmen whose families are not resident in the south-east from grazing in the region. The organisation took the decision alongside the Northern Leaders and Livestock and Perishable Goods Market traders after a meeting in Enugu state on Saturday. Speaking to journalists about the development, Gidado Siddiki, MACBAN south-east chairman, said the step is part of the associations’ efforts to curb criminal activities. Siddiki explained that if a herder is found wanting of a crime, the presence of his family would prevent him from running away “and leaving us with the problem”. “Part of the things we are [Read]

EID-EL-KABIR: Gov Abiodun Celebrates With Muslims, Preaches Perseverance, Unity

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has urged all Muslim faithful to imbibe the spirit of perseverance, steadfastness and obedience as they join their brethren around the world to celebrate this year Eid-El- Kabir festival. Dapo Abiodun, in his goodwill message to Muslims reminded them that those godly qualities were the qualities of Prophet Muhammad. His words, “Let me enjoin you all to celebrate with moderation. We must all remember that even this celebration is an act of worship to Allah. And, I pray that God accepts all our worship as Ibadah. May He also grant us good rewards in this life and hereafter.” “Once again, on behalf [Read]