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Ogun APC Crises: You Will End Up In Ignominy, Chief Adebiyi Curses Oshiomhole

ABEOKUTA – Sacked Chairman of the Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Derin Adebiyi has cast a curse on the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.  In an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday, an overly angry Adebiyi, whose officials have just been pushed out of the secretariat by the caretaker committee, transferred his aggression on Oshiomhole. He did not wish Oshiomhole well at all. “Oshiomhole is backing this illegal caretaker committee; he has caused serious damages to the party at the national level. Mark my word, Oshiomhole will leave his position with ignominy,” he said. Derin accused Oshiomhole of backing the “illegal caretaker committee” in Ogun [Read]

StartConFest: Uyo warms up for biggest tech festival

AKWA-IBOM – Between September 26 and 28, youths across Nigeria, players and stakeholders would gather in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital for the 5th edition of “StartConFest” a 3-day event loaded with innovative activities. Organized by RootHub, Uyo’s premier innovation hub, founded to promote collaboration among youths and give a platform to budding entrepreneurs, the event promises to be spectacular and entrepreneurially rewarding. Themed ​“Create The Future”, ​it is expected to have over 5000 attendees and would feature workshops, innovation zone, experience zone, Music zone, creativity stage and a marketplace for vendors to exhibit their products and services to attendees. StartConFest, celebrated annually, is a platform where passionate industry players, [Read]

Dubai Forum: African business leaders make mentorship list

Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor high-potential startups from the UAE and Africa participating in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Programme. Four UAE-based mentors and four Africa-based mentors have joined the first-of-its-kind programme which aims to foster cross-border cooperation between the two startup communities and help participants expand their global presence. The selected mentors offer a wealth of expertise in a wide range of fields, including, technology, education, retail, construction and finance. According to a release by by APO Group, made available to OpenLife, all of the mentors have a proven track record in building business and driving the growth of [Read]

Ogun APC Crisis: Factions Fight Over Party Secretariat

ABEOKUTA – The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State chapter yesterday took a worse turn as the Caretaker Committee of the party, loyal to Governor Dapo Abiodun and the National leader of the party, Olusegun Osoba allegedly broke into the State Secretariat and took over the affairs of the party. The Caretaker Committee, led by the Chairman, Yemi Sanusi allegedly stormed the Secretariat, located at Iyana Mortuary in Abeokuta, the State capital at 10 am on Friday, chased away the staff and carted away vital documents belonging to the party. It would be recalled that the National Working Committee (NWC), led by the National Chairman of the [Read]

Man Arrested For Forcing His D!ck Between Legs Of A 12-Year-Old Girl

A man, Emeka Ndubuisi, has landed in trouble after he allegedly used his dick to penetrate the thighs of a 12-year old girl in order to satisfy his sexual desire in Lagos. The incident happened at Johnson Street by Cement Bus Stop area of Lagos State, where they reside. It was gathered that the man, Ndubuisi, lured the victim into his apartment and pulled her pant in order to penetrate her but was unable to do because of the size of her private part. He then put her two legs together, penetrated her thighs and released her sperm on her body before he allowed her to go. However, the victim [Read]

“She Was Mature Enough For S*x” – 51-Year-Old Man Caught With 15-Year-Old Girl Says

A 51-year old man, Kazeem Salau, arrested for sleeping with a 15-year old girl, has stated that he did not rape her because the victim was mature enough for sex and he had easy penetration into her private part. The incident happened at Segun Akinola Close in Ebule Egba area of Lagos, where they reside. The suspect allegedly lured the victim into his apartment, got her confused her before he engaged her in sex and then allowed her to go. However, after the act, the victim having realized what happened reported to her parents that Salau had threatened her before forcing her into the act. The matter was reported to [Read]

[PHOTOS] Alaafin Of Oyo’s Wife Spotted In NYSC Uniform As She Serves Her Country

Olori Ajoke Adeyemi, who is one of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, is currently doing her compulsory one year National Youth Service after successfully graduating from a tertiary institution. The queen shared a photo of herself fully clad in her NYSC uniform with the caption: Nigeria we serve “Alihamdulilahi for the journey so far.. #corperunusual.” she wrote. Her followers congratulated her with one referring to her as “kopa olori.” [Read]

Nigerian Man Jailed Four Years In America For $8.3million Fraud

A Nigerian man has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding the United States government up to $8.3 million Medicare charges, PREMIUM TIMES reports. Ayodeji Fatunmbi was found guilty in a jury trial on July 31, 2014, but was only sentenced to 46 months in prison on August 19, 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He was extradited to the U.S. in October 2018 based on the ruling of the Federal High Court. Mr Fatunmbi, 47, was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of health care fraud and one count of money laundering. He was also asked to [Read]

Tribunal Judgment is a miscarriage of justice – Dino Melaye reacts, heads to appeal

Senator Dino Melaye has described the judgement of three-man election petition tribunal that nullified his election as a miscarriage of justice. Melaye in a statement he signed shortly after the court verdict said the the judgment is full of importation of information that are not part of the case. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Tribunal Nullifies Dino Melaye’s Election As Kogi West Senator “The judgement is full of importation of information that are alien to the case”. “I however commend the courage and moral strength of the chairman of the tribunal for resisting evil and standing on the part of justice”. “I have confidence in the appeal court to right the wrongs as [Read]

BREAKING: Tribunal Nullifies Dino Melaye’s Election As Kogi West Senator

LOKOJA – The Kogi State National/State Assembly Election Tribunal has sacked Dino Melaye as Senatlr representing Kogi West Senatorial District. In a judgement delivered on Friday, the tribunal ordered a fresh election in the district. Melaye (PDP) was declared winner in the February election by INEC, but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) approached the tribunal, challenging INEC’s declaration citing, irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral acts. The three man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday accepted Adeyemi’s ground and order for reelection into the senatorial axis. Details shortly… [Read]

Brace up for “mother of all strikes”- NASU, SSANU warn FG

ABUJA – SSANU’s National Vice President (North), Mr Solomon Alfa, disclosed at a press conference in Abuja, on Thursday that the University workers in the country under the umbrella of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have warned the Federal Government to brace up for an indefinite nationwide strike. Following a meeting of the Joint Action Committee of both unions. At the end of the meeting that was held on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, the workers who are on a five-day warning strike asked the government to prepare for what they termed as the “mother of all strikes”. The labor [Read]

N-Power beneficiaries, corpers may be recruited as community policemen – FG

ABUJA – The National Economic Council says plans are underway to engage N-Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps members in community policing. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State presented an update on NEC Ad-hoc Committee on Security and Policing. “The update was presented by the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, Governor Fayemi. “He noted that the Inspector General of Police has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N-Power [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown gunmen kidnap Sokoto lawmaker

SOKOTO – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped member representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai. A close relation of the lawmaker said that he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday.   “I can confirm to you that my brother was kidnapped by yet to be identified persons.“His whereabouts is unknown yet and his abductors are yet to contact his family members.” When contacted, the State Police Command confirmed the abduction. The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, who confirmed that the legislator was kidnapped said, “detail is still sketchy”. [Read]

BREAKING: Ex-Falcons’ Captain is Dead

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that former Super Falcon Midfielder, Ifeanyi Chiejine, has died. Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in a statement released today, Thursday August 22nd announced that Chiejine died after a brief illness on Wednesday August 21st. Until her death, she was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship. The midfielder captained the first Nigerian team to the then U19 Women’s World Cup in 2002. Her club football enjoyed a brilliant career that took her to the likes of FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia. She became a fully capped international, [Read]