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Women on rampage over killings of sex workers in Rivers hotels

PORT-HACOURT – The women, who were clad in black attire, called for an end to the situation. About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the past two months in the state. The bodies of these ladies were said to have been found in similar conditions – strangled and tied with a white piece of cloth around their necks. The protesters said everybody, including sex workers, “deserve the right to life and should not be killed in such a gruesome manner”. A similar protest was staged on Monday by a group of women at the police headquarters in the state. Addressing the protesters, Chucks Enwonwu, deputy commissioner [Read]

Osinbajo’s Aide Relocates Out Of Presidential Villa, Tradermoni, Others Moved To New Ministry

– Osinbanjo’s aide relocated out of Presidential Villa – Northern forces plot for 2023 presidency, Sidelined Osinbajo – TraderMoni, others moved from Osinbajo office to New Ministry ABUJA – The raging power tussle for the Presidency in 2023 may have again led to the relocation of some aides of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo out of the Presidential Villa. On Monday, September 16, the Federal Government set up a new economic team. President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Prof. Yemi Osinbajo chairman of the Economic Management Team in his first term. In previous administrations, the position was held first by the Vice President and, thereafter, by the minister of finance. Osinbajo [Read]

Boy Knocks-Out SARS Official Who Wanted To Arrest Him in Lagos [SEE PHOTOS]

A SARS operative is lucky to be alive after a boy he was trying to wrongfully arrest, technically knocked him out. The incident happened earlier today, at Abule Oja, off #Unilag road, Lagos. The officer had accosted the boy because he had dreadlocks and was harassing him. However, when he continued, the victim rained numerous heavy blows on his head, making him fall down but didn’t die. His colleagues however gave the boy a hot chase, but he outran them. They later returned to help their unconscious colleague up and took him to a safe spot, where they lavished many gallons of water on him till he stopped seeing men [Read]

Saraki, Kwara govt lock horns over distribution of educational materials to schools

ILORIN – Kwara State Government and former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki are at each other’s necks over the distribution of instructional materials to public secondary schools in Kwara central senatorial district. The government positioned that the erstwhile Senate President jumped protocol by taking the materials to schools directly without carrying the ministry of education along. The state also added that personal identities of the former Senate President were emblazoned on them, stressing that it was not aware of the distribution of these instructional materials. But Saraki countered that the state government’s position, stating the the ministry has misconceptions about the true picture of the processes involved in [Read]

Ghana To Deport 25 Nigerians Back Home [SEE REASONS HERE]

The Ghana Immigration Service is set to deport 25 Nigerian ladies arrested in the Bono East Region of the country over prostitution. The Regional Commander of Immigration Service Department in the Bono East Region, Chief Superintendent Enoch Annor Abrokwa, told journalists that the girls will be deported to Nigeria as soon as the process was completed. Their arrest followed the directive of the Regional Minister, Hon. Kofi Amaokohere to security personnel to rid the region of unlawful elements. Chief Superintendent Abrokwa said there was a renewed campaign to weed out foreigners engaged in unlawful acts in the territory. He said the prostitutes were arrested in the Nkoranza South and Kintampo [Read]

COZA Founder, Fatoyinbo in another scandal, alleged of abortion, manslaughter

The senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo is reportedly enmeshed in a fresh alleged abortion and manslaughter scandal with his former church member identified as Ifeoluwa Dolapo. This was contained in a petition sent to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu. The petition also included an audio tape. This is coming weeks after Fatoyinbo was invited for questioning by the Police Headquarters in Abuja over alleged rape of professional photographer, Busola Dakolo 20 years ago. According to a report by the Nigerian Voice, Fatoyinbo was alleged of coercing Ifeoluwa Dolapo into undergoing a procedure to abort a baby after allegedly impregnating her – a procedure [Read]

Reps threaten Onyeama for refusing to honour invitation, invite Air Peace boss for commendation

ABUJA – The House of Representatives has accused the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, of refusing to honour the summons by the lawmakers to address them on the spate of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, in his remarks after a long debate on the attacks at the plenary on Tuesday, told that house that the information at his disposal has it that the minister failed to answer several invitations by the Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Buba Yusuf. “It is unfortunate that in all those occasions, the minister has not responded to the Chairman’s invitations , ” he said . The speaker [Read]

Nigerians to start paying for bank deposits, withdrawals – CBN announces [SEE MEMO]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that the full implementation of the cashless policy will begin nationwide by March 31, 2020. CBN made this known in a circular to all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country on Tuesday, September 17. According to the circular, the implementation of the policy would signal the imposition of charges on deposits in addition to already existing charges on withdrawals. The charges will take effect from Wednesday, September 18, 2019, and will attract three percent processing fees for withdrawals and two percent processing fees for lodgments of amounts above N500,000 for individual accounts. For corporate accounts, the apex bank in the circular [Read]

One killed, two escape death as flood ravages Anambra capital

AWKA – At least, one person lost his life, while two others escaped death by flood after a torrential rainfall hit Awka, the capital of Anambra State, yesterday, flooding the entire city. Also, over 10 vehicles were swept into drainage canals as a result of the rainfall, which began at about 5pm. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that an unknown man who was said to be a visitor to Awka decided to seek refuge in a hotel in Awka before continuing his journey the next day as a result of the heavy rainfall, but mistakenly missed his steps while crossing the drainage and was swept into the drainage canal. Residents of [Read]

Tragedy As Five die in Ondo Auto-crash

ONDO – No fewer than five people, including two children, have died in a road crash involving a bus and a truck on Tuesday morning in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, the Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview. Ogungbemide said that five out of the 13 passengers involved in the accident died instantly while seven other people sustained various degrees of injury. He said that FRSC operatives had taken the victims to Adeola Hospital, Kajola and Opeyemi Hospital, Ore in the area. “On Sept. 17, [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles To Lock Horns With Brazil in Int’l Friendly

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will next month play the Samba Boys of Brazil in a FIFA Grade A international friendly.  The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that the Nigeria team 🇳🇬 will play the friendly match against the Brazillians 🇧🇷 on the 13th of October in Singapore later this year.  Recall that the Super Eagles recently played out a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in another international encounter on September 10 at the Dnipro Arena which ended 2-2 which saw the promising coach Gernot Rohr – tuted side give away two quick goals in the space of a [Read]

Xenophobia: Ogun Citizens Top List of Nigerian Returnees [SEE FULL LIST HERE]

Ogun State has 30, the highest number, out of the 187 returnees evacuated from South Africa last week. Imo came second with 28 citizens. This came out from the profiling of the returnees, escaping from xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The profile showed that the first batch of the 187 returnees are from 16 states of the federation. Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja today. She appealed to state governments to support the returnees. Already, letters of appeal have been sent to the states to solicit for their interventions, Dabiri-Erewa said. Bank of Industry (BOI) and some telecommunication companies [Read]

Four Injured As Landgrabbers Attack Communities In Ogun

OGUN – At least, three persons were shot, while one other sustained serious matchette wounds when hoodlums suspected to be land grabber popularly referred to as ”omo onile” attacked four communities in Odogbolu local government area of Ogun state last weekend. Numbering about 30, the hoodlums, said to have been working for a notorious land grabbers, Kamorudeen Lamina, also known as ”Sir K. Oluwo”, swooped on residents of Mooro Otefisan, Odoonosa, Gbodomo and Amitekun all in the Ijebu axis of Odoogbolu local government area at the early hours of Saturday where they inflicted injuries on the people. The hoodlums were said to have infiltrated the four communities in retaliation of [Read]

Minimum Wage: Again, FG fails to reach agreement with Labour [SEE DETAILS]

ABUJA – The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Representatives of the Federal Government have again failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage. Mr Alade Lawal, JNPSNC General Secretary, Trade Union Side, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the organised labour will decide on a next line of action towards the issue of the minimum wage, saying in due time, Nigerians would be informed. “The meeting is deadlocked, we found out that the Federal Government officials are not serious about it at all, we are suspecting fowl play or a hidden agenda somewhere. “We [Read]

Buhari appoints Soludo, Rewane, Ode Ojowu to economic advisory council

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an economic advisory council to replace the current economic management team headed by Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president. According to a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the team will report directly to the president. Doyin Salami, a senior lecturer at the Lagos Business School and former member of the monetary policy committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is the chairman of the council. The other members of the committee are: Mohammed Sagagi as the vice-chairman Ode Ojowu – member Shehu Yahaya – member Iyabo Masha – member Chukwuma Soludo – member Bismark [Read]