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52-Year Old Man lands in police net for attempting to dube Ogun CP

A 52-year-old suspected fraudster, Tayo Ogunmola, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly attempting to dube the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the arrest of the suspect followed a phone call he had made to the CP pretending to be a herbalist who mistakenly sent a recharge card pin number to the telephone number of the CP and later pleaded for the pin to be sent back to him. According to a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the CP who had been familiar with such antic by fraudsters [Read]

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Serie-A Player of the Year award in first season in Italy

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Juventus’ Portugues striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Serie A Player of the Season award, in his first season in Italian club. Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the Old Lady to their eighth straight Scudetto with his 21 goals in the league. The planning of the honor is irregular as Serie A individual honors have dependably been given out all in the meantime, after the finish of the season, yet Ronaldo will be given before their match against Atalanta on Sunday. The 34-year-old joined the Bianconeri in the summer of 2018 in a deal reported to be worth €100m [Read]

YORUBA OBASHIP: Awujale, Alake in supremacy battle

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and  the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona are reportedly engaged in a supremacy battle.  It was recently reported that the Alake of Egbaland had rated himself higher than the Awujale of Ijebuland. While everyone expected Oba Adetona to respond, he didn’t say a word immediately. However, last week, at the launch of an endowment fund for the Oba Sikiru Adetona Professorial Chair in Governance, Department of Political Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, held at Oriental Hotel, in Victoria Island Lagos, the Awujale finally spoke. He said when he learnt that the Alake rated himself higher than him, he [Read]

One Of The Escaped Chibok Girls Graduates In America

On Friday May 17, 2019 one of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by terrorists in Northern Nigeria in 2014, Palmatah Mutah, has earned an associate degree from a community college in the United States of America. Her graduation day came 5 years, one month and three days after the ignoble mass abductions that sparked global outrage and ignited the #bringbackourgirls campaign. The 23-year-old who escaped that fateful April night by jumping out of a Boko Haram truck becomes the first escaped Chibok girl to obtain an associate degree from an institution abroad. Many Nigerians were shocked most of the 57 Chibok students who escaped could not speak English although they were [Read]

Nigerians Should Have A Day Monthly For Crying, Says Aregbesola [SEE REASONS WHY]

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Rauf Aregbeshola on Friday conveyed his fear and displeasure as the country’s population continues to balloon without commesurate national income. Aregbesola said the realities on ground should as a matter of fact oblige the country to enforce the practice of birth control so as to preclude an imminent economic disaster. The immediate past governor of Ogun State spoke at a symposium organised to celebrate the Golden jubilee of Hon Abdulahi Ayinde Enilolobo, an APC leader in Lagos on Friday. He said “We don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of [Read]

EFCC detains Covenant University accountant over N180m diversion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest of an accountant with Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, for allegedly diverting N180m school fees belonging to the school. The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in a text message to one of our correspondents said, “I can confirm that a Covenant University accountant has been with us for some days now over an alleged case of stealing reported by the Chancellor of the school.” The diversion of the money was said to have taken years before the university discovered his alleged fraud. The Chancellor of the university and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

… why the British will never have confidence in Igbo – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said that reason why the British will never have confidence in Igbo was because the Igbo fought the British in actual war unlike the Fulani controlled north that were subservient to the British. Kanu speaking Radio Biafra broadcast Friday said that that Biafra restoration project is insurmountable Kanu said “We must neither mutate nor mortgage our blissful future and that of the upcoming Biafran generation, no matter the attraction of temporal comfort. We have come this far, staking our lives and all for this all important project. The evolving developments in Nigeria are clear indications that we are close to [Read]

EFCC arrests herbalist for impersonating GMD NNPC, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a 31-year-old Islamic scholar and herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka, for allegedly impersonating the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, among other prominent citizens. The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in a statement, said the suspect, with others who were still at large, allegedly used the names of the senior government officials to scam a South Korean national, Keun Sig Kim, under the pretence of getting him an NNPC licence that would enable him purchase a company. The statement read in part, [Read]

Police arrest teenager for killing friend over umbrella, N200

Police arrest teenager for killing friend over umbrella, N200 The police in Ogun State have arrested a 19-year-old apprentice welder in the Agbado area of the state, Kehinde Adeoye, for the murder of his friend, Lukman Olawunmi, aged 17. NEWSFLAKES NG learnt that Adeoye and Olawunmi, who was learning how to make cans, had an issue over an umbrella and a sum of N200, which resulted in the tragedy. It was gathered that a man had brought the umbrella to Olawunmi about two weeks ago for repairs. The deceased was said to have taken it to Adeoye, who worked with his father at a nearby welding workshop. Our correspondent gathered [Read]

Three girls die after locking themselves in car

Three little girls were found dead this week in Philippine after they accidentally locked themselves in a family car where they suffocated. According to Metro UK, the girls, Agatha Morales, nine, Shamel Alghela Morales, eight, and Pauline Keziah Morales, six, were playing together in Bataan province, the Philippines on May 13. Agatha’s father Jessie Morales, 31, an oil refinery worker, returned home from work at 4pm and parked the green car outside their home. But after going inside to eat, the girls were believed to have opened a door and climbed inside to play, before it locked behind them and they were unable to get out again. A friend of [Read]

Ogun CJ, Justice Dipeolu Set to Visit State Prison Formations

The Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, is to visit prison formations in Ogun State, from Tuesday, May 21 to Monday, May 27, 2019.  In a release signed by the Deputy Chief Registrar II, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Sofowora, the visit would commence on Tuesday, May 21, with Ijebu-Ode Prisons as the first port of call by 9.00am, to be followed by Sagamu Prisons by 12.00noon, According to the release, Wednesday, May 22 would be the turn of Oba Prisons by 9.00am and Ibara Prisons at 12.00 noon, while the CJ would visit Ilaro Prisons on Monday, May 27, 2019, by nine in the morning. It added that the visit [Read]

Yewa will benefit extremely from my administration – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has reiterated his determination to develop the Ogun West Senatorial District by addressing their infrastructural deficit and harness its potentials, in order to improve the socio-economic condition of the people in the area and the State at large. He stated this while playing host to the members of Yewa Development Forum who were on a courtesy visit to the Governor-elect at his residence in Iperu Remo. The newly elected governor expressed appreciation to the team for their well articulated presentation that showcased the background, challenges and needs of the Yewa-Awori axis of the State and assured them that his administration would distribute, evenly, [Read]

I did not dismiss any worker – Gov Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, on Friday said that no genuine staff of the state public service was sacked by his government. Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, explained that he was only correcting the fundamental error of his predecessor, Mr Ayo Fayose. “Fayemi never sacked anyone. You cannot sack people who are not duly employed in the first place. “The so called “recruitments” carried out were obviously mischievous because it neither followed due process nor was it  ever completed “For instance, the affected persons were not duly captured in the Civil Service Structure “Apart from a letter of “employment purportedly given them, they [Read]

Nigerian-born Tobechukwu Phillips shatters American school’s 125-year academic record

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian -born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US. Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A’s throughout her stay in the school. She emerged the first Black valedictorian in the school’s history. Alvin High School was originally established in 1894. African – American students were allowed to join the school in 1965 . Speaking to Because of Them We Can, Phillips said, “Maintaining the highest GPA in my class is a difficult task . It truly takes time management but more importantly acknowledging what you do it [Read]