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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]

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]

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]

Singer,Burna Boy exits social media

Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has announced his exit from all platforms of social media permanently. NEWSFLAKES NG reports that the ‘gbona’ singer shared the news on Wednesday via his Instagram page @burnaboygram, explaining that his page will only share information on music and upcoming shows henceforth. He said, “I am leaving all social media platforms permanently. They are now strictly for my show dates and new music. My social media will now be in the full control of my management. Love and positivity to all.” Although no reason was given for this exit, it comes after fans called the singer out for using his handles to shade [Read]

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

Davido and his second baby mama at their daughter birthday party in Atlanta

Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke, known by his stage name Davido, was spotted recently having fun in Atlanta. The singer had gone to Atlanta to celebrate his daughter, Hailey, who was celebrating her birthday. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the singer had dressed up in a cute baby shark costume to make his daughter’s day special at the birthday party. Little Hailey Adeleke had celebrate her second birthday in the presence of family and friends. New photos from the party have surfaced online. The photos showed Davido and his second baby mama, Amanda, embracing each other at the party.   The singer and his daughter Hailey’s mother seemed to have [Read]

Marry Five wives or be jailed, Swaziland King orders country men

The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III has made a declaration in the country that from June 2019, men will be required to marry at least five wives or go to jail. A statement by the King called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives, assuring the men that government would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them. “Here’s the deal, marry at least five wives and you’re assured that the government will pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them.” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that King Mswati warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face [Read]

Ondo Govt Set To Grow Marijuana For Business, Says Gov Akeredolu

Ondo state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has said the state is set to diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. In a tweet on Monday, Akeredolu explained that with an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, the state would be shortchanging itself if it ignores the marijuana business. “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria,” he wrote. “We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. With an estimated value of $145 Billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed tap into the Legal Marijuana Market. “Our focus now is Medical [Read]

Student films himself taking sniper with tea over JAMB result

A 22-year-old man, identified simply as Segun, is battling for his life at a general hospital in Ogun State after he drank insecticide know as sniper. Segun, who was not happy with his result, went on Twitter and expressed frustration at his repeated failure to secure admission into a tertiary institution despite several attempts. NEWSFLAKES NG gathered that the victim had scored  167 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. He lamented that in 2015 when he sat the exam, he scored 189, adding that when he tried again in 2016, he scored 202. The victim said when he attempted in 2017, he scored 233 and failed to get admission [Read]

Sanusi resigns after Ganduje’s installation of new emirate heads in Kano

Haruna Sanusi, the district head to Be Local Government Area of Kano State, On Monday resigned his appointment. His decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional leader cited “health ground and recent changes in the emirate system” as reason for his resignation. The state now has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on same first class status as Sanusi. The new heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado [Read]

15-Yr-Old Ekele Franklin Breaks JAMB Highest Score Record, But Won’t Get Admission [READ MORE]

Ekele Franklin, a 15-year-old boy, has emerged the overall best candidate for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted between April 11 and 15. Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), disclosed this at a news conference while announcing the release of the 2019 UTME results on Saturday. Having chosen the University of Lagos (UNILAG) as his first choice, the Imo state candidate had a cumulative score of 347. However, there are unconfirmed reports that Franklin may not be admitted on account of his age. Franklin was closely followed by Emmanuel Chidiebube, a 16-year-old boy from Abia state, who had a cumulative score of 346, [Read]

Why I removed My Womb to Survive, Nollywood Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim

EDO – Nse Ikpe-Etim, the Nollywood actress who won the ‘Best Actress in a Drama’ award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards amongst other awards, has revealed that she had to remove her womb to live a normal life. The 44-year-old actress who rose to prominence in 2008 for her role in ‘Reloaded’, engaged her fans with her life ahead of the premiere of ‘Heaven’s Hell’ which she featured in. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that In an event tagged ‘Conversation with Nse’, she disclosed that her father died when she was 15, leaving only her mother, who was a teacher, to take on the burden of raising the [Read]

Shocking! Mother Sells Own baby for N600,000 to buy phone, wrapper

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old single mother, Nneka Donatus, who allegedly sold her baby girl a day after putting to bed. Also arrested was a level 12 civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37; who allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple. The mother of the baby who spoke at the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday, confessed that she used part of the proceeds to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers for herself. She told our correspondent that she was [Read]