September 6, 2019

JUST IN: Ondo Senator, Tofowomo, Three Others Involved In Auto Crash

AKURE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that lawmaker representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Nicholas Tofowomo, has been involved in a car accident in Ondo State. The lawmaker was reported to be heading to Abuja with his entourage when the accident happened on Friday evening. Together with the senator was Banji Okunomo, Peoples Democratic Party Publicity Secretary in Ondo, and two other members of the party. According to sources, the lawmaker and others involved in the crash are currently admitted at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, for treatment. “They were rushed to the hospital immediately after the crash [Read]

Buhari does not know where he kept his O’level certificate, Nigerians should pardon him – Lai Muhammed [SEE VIDEO]

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed has enjoined Nigerians to pardon President Muhammadu Buhari over his missing O’level certificate, saying the president does not know where he kept it. Mohammed stated this while featuring on political programme on Channels TV, ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Friday. He said it’s been 53 years since the president left secondary school and he does not know where he kept his certificate. See video of the interview below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham Shuns Super Eagles, Chooses England

England-born Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham has finally dumped Nigeria for England as the country to represent in his international career. Abraham, who had represented England in the youthful competitions still had the exclusive right to choose which country to play as he not played for any senior team. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick in July advised the Chelsea forward to choose the Super Eagles as he will have opportunity of regular playing time in the team. Abraham’s international future remains a subject of discussion among pundits and coaches due to his eligibility to represent either Nigeria or England. He has played for England in two friendly matches [Read]

Boycott South African businesses, Oshiomhole urges Nigerians

  • We’ve not recalled high commissioner, presidency clarifies • Fraudsters target Nigerians evacuating from South Africa The chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday urged the Federal Government and the citizens to take strong measures against telecommunications giant, MTN, and other firms owned by South Africans in Nigeria. He told reporters at the end of a closed-door meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja that Nigerians should boycott MTN for 30 days as a signal to South African authorities that they are fed up with xenophobic attacks. “Happily, we have indigenous networks like GLO, Airtel and 9mobile,” he said. “This occasion also offers [Read]

Teacher allegedly rapes, impregnates 12-year-old pupil

YOLA – A 37-year-old teacher at Gurel Primary School, Namtari, a community in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, has allegedly raped his 12-year-old pupil. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the girl has been confirmed pregnant by a referral centre where she was admitted for care. Bashir Tahir, a member of the Adamawa Hope Centre located at the state Specialist Hospital in Yola, where the girl was rushed to, confirmed yesterday that the girl had been impregnated, following the alleged rape by her class teacher, Nathan Yusuf. “She has received support and undergone medical tests. So far she is free from sexually transmitted diseases. But she will start [Read]

Popular Bank Suspends Female Employee for Allegedly Sleeping With Over 200 Male Clients, Job Seekers

In Zambia, a female bank employee of ZANACO has been suspended for allegedly  sleeping with over 200 different men both clients and job seekers, ZambianObserver reports. The woman has been indentified as Mutale Winfridah who has been using her influence as a branch senior bank executive to sleep with different men promising them jobs at the bank and approving their bank loan applications in return to enjoying their bed energies. According to ZambianObserver, the bank management decided to suspend her after more than 10 men formally lodged complaints against her. It is reported that she is 39 years old and still unmarried because of her quest to attain different academic [Read]

Violence: Lagos Assembly threatens to proscribe NURTW

LAGOS – The Lagos State House of Assembly has warned the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state to desist from all forms of violence. LAHA said that the union risked being proscribed from operating in the state if its members persist in making trouble in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some members of the union had on Wednesday staged a protest to the assembly, rejecting the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya, a.k.a. M.C Oluomo, as the union’s caretaker committee chairman. NAN reports that the resolution of the house followed a motion moved by Mr Victor Akande, representing Ojo I Constituency, during [Read]

ALLEGED RITUALS: Irate Youths Beat Pastor To Stupor, Burn Down His Church

YALA – Angry mob have unleashed terror on a pastor Ukelle in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, after he (pastor) was accused of using residents for rituals for the church to grow. According to Facebook user, James Nicolas, the pastor has used three boys for rituals last week. In anger, youths of the community stormed his church which they set ablaze along with his house before beating and parading him . ‘Yeah this is the fake prophet who has been using our people for rituals. Remember earlier this year, we reported a case where about 5 people got missing on their way to North ukelle from Edor, [Read]

Masquerades attack Akwa-Ibom church, Injure pastor, members, steal properties

AKWA-IBOM – Masquerades on rampage attacked a Church, City of Living Grace Chapel, in Idu Uruan, Uruan local government area, Akwa Ibom State, and destroyed the church’s properties, beat up some members and stole the phones of others. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the masquerades, who were purportedly grieved that the pastor of the Church, Apostle Emmanuel Etim, had repeatedly preached against the practice of terrorising the citizens during the Ekpo masquerade festival, were led by a group of touts to attack the Church. A member of the Church, Ms Mboutidem Sam, who spoke with our correspondent in Uyo said the Church was observing a month long fasting and prayer [Read]

Borno governor escapes death as Boko Haram fighters attack his convoy

MAIDUGURI – Boko Haram fighters opened fire on the convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, on Thursday night. Security sources said that the insurgents attacked the convoy at Konduga while Zulum was returning from a trip to Bama local government area. The incident was said to have happened around 9pm. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Zulum had visited Bayo, Kwaya Kusar, Askira Uba and Gwoza as part of his “familiarity and need assessment tour” of the 27 LGAs in the state. “Luckily the governor, his commissioners and other vehicle in the convoy escaped unhurt but the last vehicle which is an army gun truck was pelted with bullets,” [Read]

BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s Founding Leader, Robert Mugabe dies at 95

ZIMBABWE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, ending three decades in power. He won Zimbabwe’s first election after independence, becoming prime minister in 1980. He abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead. Mugabe’s early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority. But his controversial land reform programme sparked an economic collapse and his [Read]

Pastor dies of starvation while observing 30 days fast

ZAMBIA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Zambian pastor identified as Brighton Samajomba has reportedly died of starvation 10 days before the end of his annual 30-day fasting programme. Samajomba, 37, of “Heaven Is My Home” in Solwezi, Northwest area of Zambia, was reportedly found dead by his wife in the early hours of the 20th day of his 30-day fasting programme of standing in the gap for his family and church members. Samajomba’s death was confirmed by his brother Reagan Samajomba in Solwezi on Wednesday. Reagan said the deceased Samjomba who led a lifestyle of taking on many days of prayer and fasting programmes, started his annual fasting [Read]

EFCC arraigns OAU Professor over cyber crime

OYO – The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a sixty-year-old Charles Jide-Oni, who claimed to be a professor and lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State for allegedly involving in cyber crime. The ‘Professor’ and 12 other internet fraud suspects before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, the Federal High Court vacation judge for the Southwest zone, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 on obtaining on false pretence . Jide-Oni’s arraignment was sequel to the EFCC’s damning findings about the activities of an illegal financial outfit he floated through which he allegedly swindled his [Read]

Xenophobia: 83 Nigerian Protesters Arraigned, As South Africa Blames Drug Dealers for Attacks

LAGOS – The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arraigned 83 persons who allegedly participated in the attack and looting of South African-owned mall, Shoprite, in protest against continued xenophobic attacks and killings of Nigerians in South Africa. This is just as the South Africa’s Minister of International Relation and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, blamed drug dealers for xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and pleaded with the Federal Government of Nigeria to assist her country by preventing Nigerians dealing in narcotics from coming to South Africa. Pandor, who spoke with an interview with an online news platform,, on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa on Thursday, [Read]

Opay Riders shun work as promo ends in Abeokuta

ABEOKUTA – A lot of riders who registered with OPay Digital Services Limited under its ORide service in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, have stopped working with the service after it ended its promo on Tuesday. Opay started operating in Abeokuta in August this year, with promotional offer of N50 per drop meant to last all through August. However, the promo lasted till Monday, September 2nd, with normal billing starting on Tuesday September 3rd. Immediately the promo ended, many of the riders according to findings by NEWS FLAKES NG, decided to stop working with the Opay service, even though they are still registered riders with the service. Riders who spoke [Read]