Abeokuta

One Dead, Five Injured As Truck Runs Into Building In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the driver of a truck in the early hours of Thursday lost control and rammed into a building at Ijaye in Abeokuta, killing a nine-year-old boy and injuring five occupants of the building. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi, who noted that the incident occurred around 3:46a.m on Ijaye -Iyana Mortuary axis in Abeokuta, said that the driver of the truck took to his heels immediately after the accident. He alleged that the accident was caused by speeding and loss of control by the truck [Read]

MAPOLY Set To Hold 2018/2019 Matriculation, Oath-Taking Ceremony

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – All roads lead to the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta, Venue of the 2018/2019 Matriculation and Oath – taking ceremony of the revered institution for newly admitted Full-Time and Part-time National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students.  In a recent release by the institution’s image maker, Mr Yemi Ajibola who expressed full readiness of the institution to stage the rescheduled event also disclosed that the Polytechnic’s rector, Dr Samson Odedina will chair the occasion. All Matriculating students are however strongly advised to be seated by 9:30am at the OGD Auditorium venue of the epoch-making ceremony holding tomorrow Thursday August 15, while the main event is to [Read]

JAC Motors Abeokuta 10km Marathon To Debut November 2

The much-talked about maiden edition of the JAC Motors sponsored Abeokuta 10Km Race is now re-scheduled to hold for Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. According to a press release by the media office of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, the organizers of the international event, the shift in date for the event is to allow all and sundry observe their Sunday devotions without disruption of any sort. The organizers, however deeply regret any inconvenience the change in date might cause, especially the sponsors and partners of the maiden edition of the Abeokuta marathon, and particularly, the over three thousand registered potential competing racers of the marathon. The JAC Motors sponsored Abeokuta 10Km [Read]

BREAKING: MAPOLY Shifts Date For Planned Matriculation Ceremony [SEE NEW DATE HERE]

John Izabi, ABEOKUTA – The management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced a shift in date for the planned 2018/2019 Matriculation and Oath – taking ceremony originally scheduled to take place at the institution on Thursday August 8, 2019.  According to a recent release by the institution’s image maker, Mr Yemi Ajibola, a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG,  the new date for the epoch-making event is now fixed for Thursday August 15, 2019 at the OGD Auditorium of the institution by 9:30am prompt.  The release also added that the postponement of the planned exercise was due to logistics while urging the newly admitted students for [Read]

EFCC Nabs 32 suspected Yahoo Boys hiding inside chairs in Laderin, Abeokuta [SEE PHOTOS]

  ABEOKUTA – EFCC operatives from the Ibadan zonal office yesterday Thursday, April 25th, arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’. A statement from the agency says the arrest of the suspects was not an easy task as most of them hid themselves in some ridiculous places in the house where they were arrested. Some of the suspects hid themselves inside chairs and the rest, but they were smoked out. Aged between 15 and 39 years, the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun during an early morning sting operation carried out by men of the commission. Due to the timing, the suspects [Read]

Two Fight, Stab Each Other Over Akinlade’s Campaign Largesse in Ogun [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that two women, Oladunni Amodemaja and Folake Onibide have been arraigned before an Ogun State magistrate court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta for stabbing themselves over the largess given to them by the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Abdulkabir Akinlade. The clash occurred in Itoku shopping complex, Abeokuta, the State capital over the sum of N50,000 dashed out by the governorship candidate during his campaign to the area. The duo who were arraigned before Magistrate Sam Obaleye on a four-count charge bordering on assault and unlawful damage pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Insp. Olubisi Lawrence told the court that the defendants engaged [Read]

Car Accident Crushes Four College Students in Abeokuta [SEE PHOTOS]

A Car accident in Abeokuta on Friday has killed one student and injured four  others in the Idi-Aba area of the Ogun State capital. The accident involving a Toyota Avensis car was reported to have occurred after the car lost control due to Tyre burst, somersaulted and and crushed four students of the Government Technical College, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The Spokesperson of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday. He said that the the students where crushed where they sat after the car lost control due to tyre burst “The vehicle lost control due to [Read]

EXCLUSIVE: SHOCKING! Police officers harass unarmed passers-by, threaten them with charms in Ogun [SEE PHOTOS] 

  ABEOKUTA – A group of unidentified Policemen in patrol vehicle with number plate NGK-80SU on Wednesday evening January 2, along Panseke Area of Abeokuta, reportedly harassed and attacked a group of six unarmed pedestrians with charms. According to an eyewitness, Ademuyiwa Kehinde who shared the disturbing event on his Facebook wall narrated the incident as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG: “Just an hour ago, some set of policemen with the plate number NGK-80SU came to panseke, robbed about 6 people with the use of charm.(can’t imagine). Unfortunately for them, I was part of those they intend robbing but they failed”, he said. Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES NG while confirming the [Read]

EXCLUSIVE: “I am Not Missing, I’m only ill”, Mapoly SUELECO Chairman Speaks at last [READ MORE]

… We’re meeting the management soon on next line of Action – SUELECO Chairman  John Izabi, ABEOKUTA – Students Union Electoral Committee Chairman of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Lekan Adeniji has just confirmed to our correspondent that he’s indeed hale, hearty and of a sound mind, thus urging the entire student community of the institution to disregard any rumour about his purported kidnap prior to yesterday’s scheduled Union polls. Speaking Exclusively to NEWS FLAKES NG in a telephone interview few moments ago, Mr lekan confirmed the news release from his fellow executive members yesterday which was published by NEWS FLAKES NG explaining that the election couldn’t hold as planned due [Read]

NUJ Elects New officials as Chris Isiguzo emerges new National President

  ABEOKUTA – The South East Bureau Chief of This Day Newspaper, Comrade Chris Isiguzo on Friday emerged the new National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). Isiguzo who hails from Enugu NUJ state council scored 346 votes to defeat the incumbent President, Waheed Odusile who polled 329 votes. Announcing the results at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, venue of the 6th triennial delegates conference, the Returning Officer from Nigeria Labour Congress, Benson Upah, commended the peaceful conduct of all the participants. The new NUJ president, administering oath of office to other elected officers Upah, who is the National Head of Information and Public Affairs [Read]

EDUCATION: ASUP Mapoly down tools, embarks on “work- to- rule” Strike

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, on Monday, declared a ‘work to rule’ strike over what it called sorry-state of the institution and unpaid salaries as well as cooperative deductions. The union also demanded true state of accreditation of courses at the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). Rising from an emergency congress of the chapter on Monday in Abeokuta, the Zone ‘C’ Coordinator of ASUP, Comrade Olawale Omobaorun noted that the future of the institution is hanging in the balance. It would be recalled that the government last [Read]

SHOCKING: Popular Ogun Freelance Broadcaster, Kolawole Adejojo ‘KASNATY’ loses wife, as OMPAN condoles with family

By John Izabi,  Indigenes of Ogun State and the entire media community are still left in shock and disbelief at the shocking announcement of the death of wife of Popular Ogun State Radio Presenter and freelance broadcaster, Kolawole Adejojo aka Kasnaty, Alhaja Oyindamola Abeke Adejojo earlier today Sunday September 9, 2018 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Kasnaty’s wife, Alhaja Oyindamola whose birthday is supposed to be just four days away (September 14), until her death was an astute business woman cum entrepreneur and the brain behind SEMIES BEAUTY PLACE, a popular beauty and cosmetics salon located in the heart of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. According to a Facebook post shared [Read]

BREAKING: Scores injured as fatal accident occurs in Abeokuta

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a fatal accident has just occurred at Ita – Oshin roundabout along Abeokuta – Sango ota Expressway involving a Motorcycle (Okada) and a commercial bus. The incident has however caused heavy traffic gridlock inbound and outbound of the city of Abeokuta. Consequently, residents of the area have called upon necessary bodies and traffic regulation authorities to arrest the situation alongside ensuring regular traffic flow along the axis. . SEE MORE CENSORED IMAGES BELOW: More Details Shortly! [Read]

TRAGEDY: Heavy downpour, flooding wreck havoc in Ogun, kill two, many homeless

Residents in major cities and towns in Ogun State, especially its capital Abeokuta yesterday were greeted by a heavy downpour and flood in the late hours of Thursday evening, destroying properties worth millions of naira while rendering many homeless and hopeless. The heavy downpour which started at about 4:30pm fell unceasingly till the later part of the night and caused unimaginable havoc to most residents and traders in and and around the state capital, leaving them to count their losses. Some of the areas affected include Kuto-isabo bridge, Oke Sokori, Lafenwa, Kuto, MKO Abiola stadium fence, many houses in Amolaso, Totoro, Iyana mortuary, Ago ijesha, Grammar school, Itoku amongst other [Read]

HUMAN INTEREST: Mother of infant triplet attracts sympathy from passers-by, Gets gift items in Ogun READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

An unidentified mother of infant three (triplet) as can be seen in the attached photographs recently attracted the attention and sympathetic kind gestures of passers-by in Kuto market area, a popular town in Abeokuta, Ogun State. In a heart touching post and photos shared by an eyewitness, Mr Abiodun Omoyayi, recently on his social media page and monitored by one of NEWS FLAKES correspondents showed the indigent woman begging for alms and soliciting help from the residents of the area including the market traders. The post reads: “God, help this country. I sighted this mother of three, (iya ibeta in Yoruba parlance), begging for alms to cater for this three [Read]