September 14, 2019

Osun govt sacks 422 civil servants for certificate forgery

OSOGBO – The Osun state government has approved sacking of civil servants involved in acts that breach the service’s rules and regulations. A statement signed by the state Head of Service, Festus O. Oyebade on Friday, September 13 disclosed that the state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has approved that civil servants who violet the rules of the service should be disengaged from the service. The state government had between 2013 and 2015 eganged a private organisation to conduct staff audit during which different levels of infractions were discovered. The statement made available to newsmen on Friday evening reads, “Due to paucity of fund in the state and the attendant huge wage [Read]

JUST IN: [Ogun Guber] Tribunal Upholds Election of Dapo Abiodun As Governor, APM, Others Kick

ABEOKUTA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal has declared Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as authentic winner of the governorship election held in March 9, earlier this year.  The Tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition of the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Hon. Adekunle Akinlade against the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Akinlade had approached the Tribunal to contest the declaration of Abiodun as the duly winner of the March 9th, 2019 governorship election having polled 241,670 votes as against the APM candidate who scored 222,670 votes. [READ ALSO] Akinlade Vs [Read]

Police recruitment: Constable doesn’t know who Nigeria’s president is — DCP

Mr Sola Okediji, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, FCT, has said that some constables aspiring to join Nigeria Police could not give the name of Nigeria President and the Chief Justice of the country. Okediji disclosed this at the investigation and sensitisation on rule of law training for FCT police officers, organised by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC), on Friday in Abuja. RoLAC programme is funded by the European Union and managed by the British Council. Okediji, who said he was posted to Rivers State as part of those to interview prospective constables to be enlisted into the Nigeria police, said he was stunned when a constable could [Read]

MUSIC: Saint Haywhy Ft Davolee – Billing

Fast rising Nigerian Act, “Saint Haywhy” who recently released a song titled “Picker Die” which features “Mohbad” and “Uchaylee”  is yet out with another mind blowing song titled “Billing” on which he features the Ex-ybnl Standing 10 “Davolee” The inspiration behind this jam ”Billing” is from the current trend, Which emerges on social media where street boys claim to say billing someone or asking someone for too much money help has killed lots of people on the streets, The song is professionally mixed by Hardeybiteonthemix This song comes with a great humor & is a must listen. iPhone Users Use Link Below [Read]

Pandemonium in Ondo As Irate Youths Attack Monarch, Beat Wife Over Festival

ONDO – Ilara Mokin community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State was thrown into pandemonium on Friday following the attack on the palace of the traditional ruler of the town by some irate youths.  Oba Aderemi Adefehinti was said to have been at loggerheads with his people following his alleged refusal to participate in some traditional festivals in the community. The traditional ruler, who has been on the throne since 1998, was alleged to have stopped participating in the traditional festivals because he had allegedly become a Christian. According to an eyewitness, trouble started when the monarch allegedly did not show up for the New Yam Festival to [Read]

Flood Sacks Landlords, Turn them to Tenants in Calabar

CALABAR – A heavy downpour on Wednesday turned many Landlords to tenants in the city of Calabar, Cross River state.  No fewer than six houses and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by the heavy rainfall at Nyagasang community in Atimbo area of Calabar Municipality. The houses, which were brought down after a heavy down pour that fell on Sept. 10 and 11, were close to a ravine that has eaten deeply into the community and most part of the area eroded by flood, land slide. Aside the buildings that were completely brought down, over 20 buildings in the area were also under threat of possible destruction. One of [Read]

Court Docks 39-yr-old man for allegedly stealing N19.2m – worth MTN property

LAGOS – 39 year-old man, Imoleayo Benson, on Friday appeared before an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing 24 MTN backup batteries worth N19.2 million. Benson, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and felony to wit stealing. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 13, at 12a.m., at Devs Cartola Ltd MTN mask, inside Benson Estate, Ikorodu. Iberedem said that the defendant stole 24 backup batteries belonging to MTN Nigeria Communications PLC valued at N29.2 million. He said that the offences [Read]

Man allegedly throws his three-month-old baby inside river in Minna

NIGER – A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna has ordered that a 20-year-old commercial motorcyclist popularly called `Okada’ rider, Mustapha Aliyu be remanded in prison custody for throwing his three-month-old baby boy into a river. Aliyu is standing trial on a charge of culpable homicide contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code. The prosecutor, ASP Daniel Ikwoche, told the court that Amina Zakaria, the mother of the baby had reported the matter to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sept. 8. Ikwoche said the complainant of Keranbadi village in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger alleged that she had the baby for the defendant out of [Read]

KOGI GUBER: Melaye rejects PDP’s offer to lead the campaign against Yahaya Bello

LOKOJA – Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has turned down his appointment as director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign in Kogi state. Musa Wada, a younger brother of the immediate past governor of the state, clinched the PDP ticket, and will face Yahaya Bello, incumbent governor, who is candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 governorship election. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, had announced that the party appointed Melaye to lead its campaign to displace the APC government in Kogi. But on Friday, Melaye who participated in the PDP governorship primary but came a distant fourth with just 70 votes, said he was [Read]

Akinlade Vs Abiodun: Tension, Heavy Security in Ogun As Tribunal Delivers Judgement Today [SEE PHOTOS]

ABEOKUTA – There is presence of heavy security personnel as early as 6:00am on Saturday, 14th September, 2019, at the entrance of the Ogun state magistrate court, Isabo, Abeokuta, venue of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. The combined team of security agencies which include; Police, DSS, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, we’re seen cordoned off all entrances leading to the court premises. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was no Vehicular movement within and around the court premises, even pedestrians who were seen trekking between the Isabo to Kuto were screened. The Isabo-Oke-bode junction leading to the court premises was blocked with presence of armed security guard and the [Read]

Son fakes own kidnap to defraud dad of N500,000

ABUJA – A 35-year-old man, Hamza Abdullahi has been arrested by operatives of the FCT Police Command for allegedly arranging his own kidnap. According to the police, the suspect arranged his kidnap in order to defraud his father. After arranging his kidnap, the suspect alongside his friend called his father and demanded N500,000 ransom. Speaking in Abuja on how the suspect was apprehended, the Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations, DCP Sunday Babaji said: “Police detectives from this command arrested one Hamza Abdullahi and his cohort, Awalu Shuaibu for arranging his kidnap and demanding ransom from his father. “The suspect who wanted to use the medium to extort money from [Read]

NCC Warns Internet Users Against Yahoo Yahoo Boys

In response to the increase in cybercrime around the world, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has warned internet users and other users of telecommunication in the country to guard against being defrauded by internet fraudsters known as “yahoo yahoo boys”. Amongst the measures to be taken is the installation of personal security in their system as well as forming the habit of deleting any unknown and suspicious mail in their email boxes. Presenting the lead paper at the 110th edition of its consumer outreach programme held in Umuahia Abia State capital on Thursday (yesterday) an official of NCC, Mr Abdulazeez Jide, said internet consumers should know that some of these [Read]

CRISES: FUOYE sets up panel to investigate cause of protest

EKITI – The Vice Chancellor (VC) of Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun , has set up a 12-member investigative panel to unravel the cause of Tuesday’s protest by students of the institution. ‎The Director of Administration, FUOYE, Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, in statement, said that the step was part of measures to prevent such occurrence and promote academic excellence, also promised to sanitize the university system. ‎He said that the panel, has the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasinaas chairman and Mrs Blessing Eyiolorunpe, is the secretary. Other members are Prof. Peter Oladele, Mr Paul Ogidi, Dr Dosu Malomo, Dr Oyedokun Alli, Dr Chika Asoqwa, Mr Mufutau Ibrahim [Read]

Anxiety As Police Rush Agba Jalingo To Hospital

There is a tense atmosphere in the detention facility where the Publisher of CrossRiverWatch, an online news portal, Comrade Agba Jalingo is kept after the Police rushed him to an undisclosed medical facility sources at the scene say. Jalingo was arrested at his Lagos residence and has remained in detention since then without arraignment. Many have fingered the State Government led by Governor Ben Ayade as been behind his travails, an allegation which they denied initially and have remained evasive about. His health is said to have deteriorated after a week in detention with hands and feet swollen due to restraints. However, on Friday afternoon while vacation Judge, Justice Isoni [Read]