Police escort suspended NHIS boss into premises, tear gas staff – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Policemen numbering close to 50 broke the gates to the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Scheme, escorting the suspended Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, into the premises. Our source’s correspondent, who was on the scene reported that the policemen fired tear gas to disperse members of staff , who had attempted to prevent Usman from gaining entry . NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the NHIS boss , who was suspended by the governing council of the NHIS insisted that the board had no power to suspend him. Punch [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65 – READ MORE

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65. “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen’s sister Jody said in a statement. “Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern… At this time of loss and grief for us — and so many others — we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.” [Read]

SHOCKING: School Girls Expelled For Failing Pregnancy Tests READ MORE

  TANZANIA – It happens twice a year at Arusha Secondary School. Each one of the school’s 800 female students is accompanied into a toilet and told to pee in a jar. Outside the cubicle, a teacher waits to make sure the samples are not swapped. The girls are taking compulsory pregnancy tests. And if they come back positive, the student is expelled immediately. The tests have been happening at this school, for students from grades eight and up, for three years. CNN visited two other schools in the Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions where similar testing took place; three more schools confirmed the tests in phone interviews. READ ALSO: FG Places [Read]

Ex-minister of Information, John Odey dies at 59 in Dubai

  A one time minister of Information and then Environment, John Odey, has died. The late minister was said to have died in the early hours of today Sunday October 7th in an hospital in Dubai after battling with cancer. His death was announced today by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, at the party’s convention in Port Harcourt. Here is a brief biography of the late Minister: John Ogar Odey [born November 1, 1959] was appointed Nigerian minister of information and communications in July 2007, and became minister for environment in December 2008 after President Umaru Yar’Adua reshuffled his cabinet. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that [Read]