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Nigerians will soon stone senators – ASUU President

ABEOKUTA – The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has said Nigerians will soon begin to stone Senators who have remained insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, feeding fat on the taxes collected from hardworking Nigerians. Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting held in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state. In his words; ”They move about in armoured cars at a time when those who suffered in the rain and sun to put them in office are languishing in abject poverty. “They are insensitive to the point that they are telling us they want to buy [Read]

Tribunal Nullifies Election of Ogun APC Lawmaker, Orders Rerun

ABEOKUTA – The National Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta has nullified the election of Hon. Kolapo Korede Osunsanya, KKO, who represented Ijebu Central Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the February 23rd election. The Honourable Justice Wakkil Alkali Gana-led election petition tribunal cancelled the elections in Ward 5, Unit 5 in Ijebu Ode LGA; Ward 10, Unit 3 in Odogbolu LGA and the entire Ward 8 in Ijebu North East LGA in the Federal Constituency. The Ijebu Central Federal Constituency consist of three local government areas, namely Ijebu Ode, Ijebu North East and Odogbolu. A petition had been filed [Read]

Opay Riders shun work as promo ends in Abeokuta

ABEOKUTA – A lot of riders who registered with OPay Digital Services Limited under its ORide service in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, have stopped working with the service after it ended its promo on Tuesday. Opay started operating in Abeokuta in August this year, with promotional offer of N50 per drop meant to last all through August. However, the promo lasted till Monday, September 2nd, with normal billing starting on Tuesday September 3rd. Immediately the promo ended, many of the riders according to findings by NEWS FLAKES NG, decided to stop working with the Opay service, even though they are still registered riders with the service. Riders who spoke [Read]

Ogun NUJ Set To Conduct Fresh Election As National Body Gives Nod [SEE ELECTION TIME-TABLE]

ABEOKUTA – The Election and Credentials Committee of the Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has released time table for fresh election to various positions for new officers to run the affairs of the council for a term of three years. This followed annulment of the controversial election by the National Headquarters of the union, following irregularities which characterized the poll, necessitating the appointment of caretaker committee to oversee the council affairs to set up electoral body for new election. The Electoral Chairman, Lanre Ogunyinka in a statement signed alongside Secretary of the credential committee, Ayo Obadimu declared that, the electoral body has lifted ban on [Read]

[GRAPHIC PHOTOS] Black Friday As Tipper Crushes Soldier To Pieces In Abeokuta

ABEOKUTA – It was black Friday as a tragic accident occurred at Iyana Mortuary – Idi Aba road in Abeokuta very close to Government Technical College.  The accident which involves a tipper load of sand from Obafe end of the road and a military officer riding a motorbike with a lady at the passenger seat. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that minutes after the tragic incident other military personnel arrived the scene of the accident in large number. Passersby and traders around the location are already running for safety. The truck driver has been arrested by the police. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

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]