Akinlade Vs Abiodun: Tension, Heavy Security in Ogun As Tribunal Delivers Judgement Today [SEE PHOTOS]

ABEOKUTA – There is presence of heavy security personnel as early as 6:00am on Saturday, 14th September, 2019, at the entrance of the Ogun state magistrate court, Isabo, Abeokuta, venue of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. The combined team of security agencies which include; Police, DSS, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, we’re seen cordoned off all entrances leading to the court premises. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was no Vehicular movement within and around the court premises, even pedestrians who were seen trekking between the Isabo to Kuto were screened. The Isabo-Oke-bode junction leading to the court premises was blocked with presence of armed security guard and the [Read]

Son fakes own kidnap to defraud dad of N500,000

ABUJA – A 35-year-old man, Hamza Abdullahi has been arrested by operatives of the FCT Police Command for allegedly arranging his own kidnap. According to the police, the suspect arranged his kidnap in order to defraud his father. After arranging his kidnap, the suspect alongside his friend called his father and demanded N500,000 ransom. Speaking in Abuja on how the suspect was apprehended, the Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations, DCP Sunday Babaji said: “Police detectives from this command arrested one Hamza Abdullahi and his cohort, Awalu Shuaibu for arranging his kidnap and demanding ransom from his father. “The suspect who wanted to use the medium to extort money from [Read]

NCC Warns Internet Users Against Yahoo Yahoo Boys

In response to the increase in cybercrime around the world, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has warned internet users and other users of telecommunication in the country to guard against being defrauded by internet fraudsters known as “yahoo yahoo boys”. Amongst the measures to be taken is the installation of personal security in their system as well as forming the habit of deleting any unknown and suspicious mail in their email boxes. Presenting the lead paper at the 110th edition of its consumer outreach programme held in Umuahia Abia State capital on Thursday (yesterday) an official of NCC, Mr Abdulazeez Jide, said internet consumers should know that some of these [Read]

CRISES: FUOYE sets up panel to investigate cause of protest

EKITI – The Vice Chancellor (VC) of Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun , has set up a 12-member investigative panel to unravel the cause of Tuesday’s protest by students of the institution. ‎The Director of Administration, FUOYE, Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, in statement, said that the step was part of measures to prevent such occurrence and promote academic excellence, also promised to sanitize the university system. ‎He said that the panel, has the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasinaas chairman and Mrs Blessing Eyiolorunpe, is the secretary. Other members are Prof. Peter Oladele, Mr Paul Ogidi, Dr Dosu Malomo, Dr Oyedokun Alli, Dr Chika Asoqwa, Mr Mufutau Ibrahim [Read]

Anxiety As Police Rush Agba Jalingo To Hospital

There is a tense atmosphere in the detention facility where the Publisher of CrossRiverWatch, an online news portal, Comrade Agba Jalingo is kept after the Police rushed him to an undisclosed medical facility sources at the scene say. Jalingo was arrested at his Lagos residence and has remained in detention since then without arraignment. Many have fingered the State Government led by Governor Ben Ayade as been behind his travails, an allegation which they denied initially and have remained evasive about. His health is said to have deteriorated after a week in detention with hands and feet swollen due to restraints. However, on Friday afternoon while vacation Judge, Justice Isoni [Read]

I’m injured, I can’t stand on my feet at the moment – Dino Melaye tells court upon resumption of his trial

ABUJA – Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Thursday, September 12th told a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja, that he was injured and could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial. The senator is facing a six count criminal charges of attempted suicide, escape from lawful custody, damage to police property, mischief’s, and threat to public servants. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the trial judge had at last sitting on May 28, 2019 adjourned the case to September 11, 18 and October 3, 2019 for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the defence counsel. But Melaye was “assisted” [Read]

FG Approves $5.3bn For Ibadan-Kano Standard Rail Project – Amaechi

The Federal Government has approved 5.3 billion dollars for the Ibadan-Kano standard gauge rail project, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation said. The minister disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by his media aide, Mr Israel Ibeleme after the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum held in Lagos. “Yesterday, we got approval to complete the 5.3billion dollar Ibadan to Kano rail project and we have also applied for funding to commence coastal rail for the Port-Harcourt to Warri segment.” Amaechi explained that the minister of Transportation, State, Gbemisola Saraki, has been assigned the responsibilities of overseeing all the maritime agencies. He will be focusing on the [Read]

Ghana-based Nigerian man dies after allegedly stepping on charm while on visit to his hometown Benin

A Nigerian man based in Ghana, Prince Precious, has been confirmed dead after allegedly stepping on a charm while on visitation to his native home in Benin City, Edo State capital. According to a friend of the deceased, identified as Don Morgan, the deceased embarked on a trip to Nigeria from Ghana to see his people. He wrote; “I talk ham say you nor disturb me since then,and I could not even check on you thinking you left Nigeria again,he pain me brother,first na leg pain you and you tell me say your enemy almost gets you and now they finally did,blood God nor Dey sleep your spirit go fight [Read]

Three-Storey Building Collapses In Anambra, As Sanwo-Olu Govt Admits Many Distressed Buildings Are In Lagos

A three-storey building has collapsed at No. 22, Nkisi Aroli Street, Onitsha in Anambra State following a downpour just as the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration admits that there are a lot of “distressed buildings” in Lagos State. Similarly, Onitsha custodial centre’s fence was also brought down due to the heavy rain. The police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incidents, saying: “The building collapsed today (Wednesday) due to downpour. No casualty recorded and value of property damaged is yet to be ascertained.” Meanwhile, the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mrs. Abiola Kosegbe, has said a lot of buildings in the state were distressed. She spoke at [Read]

Shocking! See Late Robert Mugabe’s 17billion-Worth Computerized Casket To Preserve Body for Ten Yrs, Watched Via Phones

HARARE – The late former President Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe’s casket worth 17billion (Zimbabwean currency) and this will enable family members to watch his remains through their Mobile phones. The casket has been computerized in such a way that after his interment, his family can watch his remains through their phone devices. According to the London Casket makers that supplied the casket,the facilities in it will protect his remains from decomposing for the next ten years… This however implies that, apart from relating with his family, any member of his family that wishes to watch his remains in the tomb will have to access same via his or her phone devices. [Read]

Ogun: 13 traditional worshippers remanded for attacking Muslims, Christians

ILARO – A Magistrate’s court sitting in Ilaro, Ogun State yesterday remanded 13 traditional worshippers for allegedly attacking Muslims and Christians in Idi-Iroko, a border community in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. The suspects charged to court in two separate suits filed before the magistrate court were accused of assault, contempt of court, among others. The prosecutor, Dada Olushola, said the accused persons were arrested by police while committing the offence during the Oro festival. Olushola added that the accused persons observed the Oro festival during the day time which is against the judgment and order of the high court in Ipokia. Magistrate S. O. Banwo however granted [Read]

Presidential Election tribunal: How Primate Elijah Ayodele warned Atiku

For some hours now, there has been uproar on the social media and in the country at large over the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election by the Tribunal after dragging the case for months. This is no doubt not in favour of PDP’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as he seriously lost out in the battle to claim the presidential seat of Nigeria. [READ ALSO] 2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory It would be recalled that he claims the election result was manipulated to favour Muhammadu Buhari, which was the reason behind the court cases. However, checks by this publication revealed that Primate Elijah [Read]

Xenophobia: 188 Nigeria Returnees Arrive Lagos Airport From South Africa

LAGOS – The Air Peace flight MEN2759 conveying 188 Nigerians from South Africa has arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos at 9:35 pm local time. The aircraft which departed the OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa, after an eight-hour delay, had on board, 188 Nigerians. The evacuation of Nigerians follows an order by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 9, 2019, to evacuate Nigerians who are willing to return home from South Africa, after several xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians. The President gave this order after he received the report of the special envoy sent to South Africa to convey [Read]

2019 Presidency: Gov Wike Congratulates Buhari On Tribunal Victory

PORTHACOURT – Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal. Wike’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide. The five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba in a unanimous decision dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate. The panel said petitioners failed to convince the tribunal for the reliefs they sought. In his petition, the PDP presidential candidate claimed that he won Buhari with over a million votes. He also prayed for an order declaring that the president does not have the requisite academic [Read]

Ogun Public Works Agency Committed To Rehabilitating All Roads Across State – GM

ABEOKUTA – The General Manager, Ogun Public Works Agency, Arc. Gbenga Akintola, has assured that all the 26 constituencies in the State would be treated fairly in the cause of discharging its duties on road rehabilitation and maintenance. Akintola made the appeal while hosting members of the House of Assembly Committee on Works and Infrastructure, led by Hon. Abayomi Fasuwa, who were on an oversight visit to the agency in Abeokuta. He said the agency required adequate funding to perform its duties of maintaining roads across the State effectively, while seeking the support of the lawmakers in the allocation of fund during budget process.   He said that the agency [Read]