Date
October 8, 2019

Budget 2020: “I Am Suffering From Cold Due To Hardwork” – Buhari To NASS

ABUJA – President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lamented he’s suffering from cold because of hard work to move the nation forward. The president, who was addressing the joint session of the National Assembly while presenting the 2020 budget said his cold was due to national assignment. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that immediately after observing protocols and before presenting the details of the bill, the President apologised for his voice. [READ ALSO] Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark At $57 He said, “Before I proceed to read the details of the budget, let me apologise for my voice. As you can hear in my voice, I [Read]

UNILAG lecturer Boniface Igbenehue hospitalised after attempting suicide

Claims have surfaced online alleging UNILAG lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbenehue who was featured in BBC’s #sexforgrades documentary attempted suicide last night and he is now allegedly at Reddington hospital, under supervision. A twitter user with over 10,000 followers also alleged it is true with an alarming tweet that reads; ”Boniface Igbenehue attempted suicide last night & is currently in Reddington hospital, under supervision. We need him alive to face the university’s disciplinary panel & be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Nigerians have now reacted saying, he must live to face the law.” [READ ALSO] Sex For Grades: Some girls want Sexually Transmitted Degree (STD) — UNIBEN Prof See [Read]

#BBNaija: Mercy ‘Lambo’ finally receives her N25m-Worth SUV, Cash Prize [SEE PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem Winner, Mercy Eke has finally received her N25 million Innoson Motor SUV as part of her wins for winning the reality TV Show. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that as part of her winnings, she’d receive a Dubai trip for two, a Scanfrost Electronic ‘Makeover’, A year supply of Munch It, Indomie Noodles and Pepsi.. and also VVIPP tickets for the UEFA champions league final courtesy of Bet9ja. Other Ex-housemates like, Joe, Omashola, Frodd, Seyi, Mike and more were all on ground at the conference. See more photos from the epoch – making event below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Watch Video of the event [Read]

No harm in introducing communication tax – FIRS chairman

– Babatunde Fowler said Nigerians talk more than required on phone – The FIRS chairman said there is nothing wrong in introducing a communication tax – Fowler said this tax can go into improving education like in Ghana Babatunde Fowler who is the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said that there is nothing wrong in introducing a communication tax. NEWS FLAKES NG reports that Fowler said this on the side-line of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference in Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Monday, October 7. The FIRS chairman reportedly said Nigerians talk a lot on phone and that there is nothing wrong in paying a [Read]

Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark At $57

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2020 appropriation bill with total expenditure of N10.73 trillion to the national assembly. While presenting the budget on Tuesday, Buhari said the federal government is targetting a revenue of N8.155 trillion. Buhari said the appropriation bill is based on the new VAT rate “which will help finance health, education, and infrastructural programmes.” Debt servicing in the budget is pegged at N2.45trn, out of which local debts would take N296bn, with N426.6bn set as overhead cost. The oil benchmark is set at $57 at 2.18m barrels per day with capital projects gulping N2.46 trillion. A breakdown of the budget’s statutory transfers show that [Read]

Dad ‘Rapes Own Daughter On Her 13th Birthday As “Present” Because He Couldn’t Afford A Proper Gift

A Dad allegedly raped his daughter on her  13th birthday as a “present” because he couldn’t afford to buy her a gift.  The 32-year-old, who hasn’t been named, is understood to have been caught attacking the teen by the girl’s mother at their home in Chipaya, Bolivia. A dad was arrested for raping his daughter on her 13th birthdayCredit: cen He had allegedly waited for his wife to leave the house before raping his daughter after saying he would spend time alone with her to celebrate her birthday. The dad threatened his wife but she called police and he was arrested on October 4. While being quizzed by cops, he [Read]

Man, 33, rapes seven-year-old girl in Ogun

  OGUN – A 33-year- old man Olabowale Samuel has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 7 – year old girl (name withheld). Abimbola Oyeyemi, State Police spokesperson, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on the 4th of October, 2019 following a report by the father of the victim who complained at shagamu police station. He explained that the victims father had complained that he came back from work in the evening of that day only to discover that the pant of the victim is stained with [Read]

BBC Tightens Security Around ‘Sex For Grades’ Undercover Reporter Over Alleged Threats

  Kiki Mordi, the BBC journalist responsible for the undercover investigation into sexual harassment in universities, says she has received subtle threats since the report went viral. According to Mordi, who was inspired by her personal experience which saw her dropping out of the University and yet to become a graduate, she is not bothered by those threats. In a chat, she said, “I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously. Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves. But I had [Read]

Sex For Grades: Some girls want Sexually Transmitted Degree (STD) ―UNIBEN Prof

Professor Okwechime Emmanuel of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has said in a phone interview that there are some female students that dress half nude to class because they want to “obtain Sexually Transmitted Degree (STD)”, thereby a possible cause of the widespread Sex for Grade in Nigerian tertiary institutions. This was revealed in a radio interview on Nigeria Info FM 99.3 credited to the named Professor. Reacting to the trending BBC Africa Eye documentary video which revealed sensual advances made by university lecturers, Professor Emmanuel said; “First and foremost, the ancient hyping of sexual corruption [Sex for Grade] is just want of BC’s (Broadcasters) and people not being serious. [Read]