Gist

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]

EXPOSED! Real Reasons EFCC Arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan [A MUST READ]

LAGOS – The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office on Friday said it arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan) in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. According to a statement by the EFCC, the arrest was made after an intelligence report had linked the suspects to cyber-crime offences. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that they were arrested along with Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa. Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. The anti-graft agency said that at the point of arrest, the [Read]

Two arrested for kidnapping toddler during MFM program

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Officials of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued a two-year-old baby, Esther Ojo, kidnapped at the Mountain of Fire Ministry, MFM, in Agege, and arrested two people in connection with the abduction. The girl was abducted around 12:30pm, during a program on the 24th of March, 2019 and the kidnappers, one Nwaigbo Magnus and Sixtus Osunwoke Egwim, demanded an undisclosed ransom from her parents and the church. However, acting on intelligence, the suspects were nabbed around 8a.m, today, while waiting to receive the ransom. The kidnappers continued to change the venue for the collection of ransom within Igando axis for over four hours [Read]

Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Forget Wahala’ Date Announced

Big Brother Naija Season 4 Date Has Been Announced.  Since the previous season of Big Brother Naija show tagged ‘Double Wahala’ ended in 2018, fans have been anticipating the epic season return this year. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that after several months of teasing, organisers of famous reality TV show have announced that the 2019 edition will air this June. [READ ALSO] Tiwa Savage leaves Mavin Records, Don Jazzy writes moving Tribute to Her…She Responds [READ MORE] Just last month, MultiChoice Nigeria treated fans to an exclusive reunion show and special pop-up channel on DStv and GOtv. The BBNaija pop-up featured highlights from the previous two seasons – ‘See GoBBe’ and [Read]

RAMADAN: Sharia Police to arrest adults eating in public in Kano [READ MORE]

The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, said Sharia police will arrest adults found eating in public during Ramadan. “We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue it this year, “ Usman told BBC. “Even if a doctor says you should not fast, that does not mean you should eat in public while others are fasting,” he added. He said the aim of arresting public eaters is to get every Muslim to respect the holy month. Usman noted that arrested persons would only be released if they can provide medical reports from doctor or other medical proof. He affirmed that every praticising muslim is expected to observe [Read]

Tiwa Savage leaves Mavin Records, Don Jazzy writes moving Tribute to Her…She Responds [READ MORE]

One of the biggest African female acts, Tiwa Savage has left Don Jazzy’s Record Label, Mavins Record.. and she has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group. Some of the facilitators present at the signing of the deal on Thursday, May 2, 2019, are Joel Katz, Efe Ogbeni, Vanessa Amadi (Stealth Management), Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (English-speaking), Adam Granite, Executive Vice President, Market Development at Universal Worldwide and Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Worldwide. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that as an effect of this contract, the singer has also left the Don Jazzy-founded, Mavin Records [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari’s Son Yusuf Emerges 4th Richest Child Of A Sitting President — Forbes

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Forbes is about to publish a list of the richest president’s/despot’s kids on the planet and Yusuf Buhari made it to number 4 with a net worth of $2.3bn US dollars . Not bad when you consider that Yusuf’s father has only been President for 4years and that majority of the top ten rich kids have had the privilege of having their daddies in power for an average of 10yrs straight. Yusuf also is the second richest African to make the billionaire thief club with daughter of Angolan president being the only other African to beat him to score 3rd on the list with a [Read]

Cross River State Workers Protest Continuous Early Payment of Monthly Salaries by Governor [READ MORE]

CALABAR – Workers in Cross River protested on Wednesday, May 1, over the payment of their May salary on the first day of the month by the state governor, Ben Ayade. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the workers expressed reservations that Governor Ayade paid their May salaries in advance just like he had always done since he assumed office. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Clarkson Otu, told journalists that the workers and the leadership of labour were unhappy over the early payment of salary. The report quoted the labour leader as saying even though the government means well, [Read]

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Releases Innocently Detained Zainab Aliyu To Nigeria [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu, the student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, who was arrested and has been in detention since December when a banned drug, tramadol, was found in her bag on arrival in Saudi Arabia. Aliyu’s continued detention has sparked widespread sympathy all over the country, on the back of claims that she was innocent and only fell victim to a drug cartel at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, that specialises in keeping hard drugs in travellers’ bags. However, the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry [Read]

Luis Suarez receives bite from his son after Barcelona win La Liga title [SEE PHOTOS]

– Luis Suarez of Barcelona was bitten by his son after Barcelona’s win over Levante – Barcelona defeated Levante 1-0 on Saturday, April 27, in which Messi scored the goal – Suarez was carrying his sixth-month-old son Lautaro around the pitch after the match Barcelona on Saturday, April 27, were crowned champions of Spain after beating Levante at the Camp Nou in which Lionel Messi came off the bench to score the winner. Players of the club and their fans were all in joyous mood after the final whistle as they were all seen celebrating the Spanish La Liga title. [READ ALSO] Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA [Read]

JUST IN: FG declares May 1 Public holiday for Workers’ Day

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 1, as public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt. – Gen. (Retd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their commitment and sacrifice towards building a greater Nigeria. Dambazau made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary at the ministry. He commended workers’ effort at ensuring the full implementation of the policies and programmes of government through efficient and effective service delivery to Nigerians and [Read]

Man wrongly imprisoned for 27years seeks N20bn compensation [READ MORE]

A 56 – year -old man, Clinton Kanu, has said he will demand a N20bn compensation for spending 27years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Kanu, who was sentenced to death in 1992 for murder, was freed by the Supreme Court on April 5, 2019. The Okigwe, Imo State – born consultant criminologist explained that though he made efforts to absolve himself from a gang – up that led to his incarceration, nobody was ready to listen to him until he was jailed. While in prison, Kanu lost his mother; coupled with the fact that he was not married, he said he [Read]

BREAKING: Senate President, Bukola Saraki Gets New Appointment [READ MORE]

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been appointed as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC). In a letter dated March 16, 2019, Ambassador Friday Sani, the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, stated that sequel to the approval of the World Secretary General of the IHRC, Dr. Saraki has been appointed as one of the revered Ambassadors-at-Large of the multinational body. A copy of the letter was made available to DAILY POST on Sunday by Saraki’s media office. It reads, “While our role as a regional body is to promote and encourage institutions and persons to uphold human dignity [Read]

Again, Buhari Jets Out To UK On “Private Visit” [SEE PURPOSE OF VISIT HERE]

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for the United Kingdom (UK) anytime soon on what the presidency has described as a “private visit”. He will left the country after an official visit scheduled for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Thursday. This is further to his official visit to Lagos on Wednesday where he commissioned a number of projects, some still under construction, by the State Government. According to Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019. There are however speculations that the president may be going to London for medicals, as his doctors are known [Read]