October 2019

First military gov of Lagos, Mobolaji Johnson dies at 83

  The first military governor of Lagos State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson, is dead.who was born on February 9, 1936, died on Wednesday (today), aged 83. As Military Governor of Lagos State, he was in office between May 28, 1967 and July 1975, under the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that the father of four died in a Lagos hospital on Wednesday. The son of the late army brigadier, Deji, who confirmed the death, said he fought a long battle. He said, “I am afraid to break the news to you that we have lost our dad. He fought a long and hard battle; unfortunately he [Read]

[Supreme Court Verdict] Tinubu to Atiku: Join APC Now

  Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to join hands with the ruling party in moving the nation more assuredly forward. In a statement personally signed by the APC National Leader on Supreme Court’s affirmation of President Buhari’s re-election, Tinubu commended the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for their tenacious pursuit. The statement which was entitled: “Presidential Election: Supreme Court Affirms Will of The People”, had Tinubu also congratulating President Buhari and the APC on a well-deserved legal affirmation of a hard-won electoral victory. [Read]

Afe Babalola University to start flogging students of opposite sex caught holding hands

  A video which was shared on Twitter has revealed the decision of the management of Afe-Babalola University to start flogging students of opposite sex caught holding hands. According to the video, the University has frowned at the closeness between students of opposite sex in the University, thus, the reason for the formulation of the new policy. A man alleged to be a senior lecturer in the University revealed this in the video. “We have received a directive from the founder. All those girls who are in the habit of coming around boys or holding hands with boys, when we find you doing what we call public display of affection, [Read]

Ghanaian Traders Lock Up Shops Belonging to Nigerians In Kumasi

  The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) have gone on rampage closing shops belonging to foreigners in commercial hubs in the Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi in the Ashanti region. The closure that begun from Alarbar spread to Adhye and Kejetia Wednesday. The Ashanti Regional President of the Nigerian Association of Traders Union told Newsmen he has asked his nationals not to retaliate when the errant people beseech their shops. He pointed out that the faces of the GUTA members do not look familiar and wondered why they all refused to show any identity. He told reporter Ivan Heathcote – Fumador, “as we speak now, there are some of [Read]

S/Court Verdict: Atiku loses, APC mocks PDP, opposition attacks judiciary [SEE REACTIONS]

  • S’Court, in three sentences, throws out Atiku’s appeal • Stop destructive agenda, APC tells PDP • Judiciary sabotaged by dictatorial cabal – Ex-VP The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who led six other members of the apex court’s panel, delivered the three-sentence judgment which put paid to the legal dispute over the poll. Shortly after the Supreme Court delivered the judgment, Atiku, the APC, the Senate [Read]

2019: Supreme Court upholds Buhari’s victory, dismisses Atiku’s appeal

  ABUJA – The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The apex court announced the decision on Wednesday, hours after it commenced the hearing of the appeal. The Supreme Court panel, led by Chief Justice of Nigeria Tanko Muhammad, said it will give reasons for dismissing the petition on a later date. Mr Abubakar and the PDP filed the appeal at the Supreme Court after the presidential election tribunal last month dismissed their original petition. The tribunal ruled against the PDP on the core issues it raised about the February presidential [Read]

Gulder Ultimate Search May Soon Return To TV Screens – Organizers

After years of hiatus, Nigerian reality television series, Gulder Ultimate Search (also called GUS), created and sponsored by brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, may soon return to the screen going by revelation of the beer manufacturing firm. The beer giant disclosed this on Tuesday during in a media parley with journalists tagged ‘Meet and Greet’ in Ikeja Lagos. Explaining why the reality show was rested, the Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mrs Sade Morgan, said it is due to cost but stated that plans are underway to return the show the delight of Nigerians. She explained that the GUS series is the very first 100 per cent local content [Read]

Protest as motorist kills three sisters

  Protest rocked Uselu Community along the Benin-Lagos highway on Saturday morning as a motorist killed three sisters who were going to the New Benin Market. Another female, who was accompanying the sisters to the market, was also killed. The incident was said to have occured at about 6:15am. Driver of the BMW car and his wife were trapped inside the car, which plunged into an open drainage along the road. Identity of the driver was not known as at press time. Youths of Uselu Community took to the street in protest and blocked the busy highway. The road leads to the University of Benin where the closing ceremony of [Read]

Deduct tithes straight from workers’ salaries for churches, Archbishop begs govt

The Archbishop of Kampala, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has suggested that the government of Uganda deduct tithe from workers’ salaries. Speaking during a mass, the Catholic Archbishop said many Christians don’t tithe and this affects church projects, reports Citizen Kenya. Archbishop Lwanga said he wanted Uganda to go the German route, where Germans, who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 per cent deducted from their annual income. “Whenever we ask for tithe, everyone gives only what they have at that time. But the Bible says a tenth of whatever you earn belongs to the church,” said Archbishop Lwanga. “Give me your support as [Read]

BREAKING: MAPOLY Releases First Batch Of Admission for 2019/2020 Session

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta has announced the release of first batch  Admission List for 2019/2020 Academic Session.  This was contained in a recent release by the Institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Yemi Ajibola a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG.  According to the release, “candidates who must have been offered provisional admission on the respective lists, however have till Friday, 15th November, 2019 to pay the Non-Refundable acceptance fee via the Polytechnic’s portal on”.  See full details of the release below; MAPOLY Releases 1st Batch of Admission List The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced the [Read]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Fight Back To Beat Ecuador in Five Goals Thriller

John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets of have maintained their perfect start at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament ongoing in Brazil. The team continued their winning streak with a brilliant fightback against Ecuador in the second Group B match of the competition defeating the south American team by 3-2 in a comeback triumph. Eaglets’ forward, Ibrahim Said scored all three goals for the team with a sweet hatrick thus making him a hot favourite for the golden boot award at the end of the tournament should the Eaglets continue their current winning and goal scoring form. Recall that [Read]

‘why should we praise him?’ — Reactions as rumour of Oyedepo approving N650m for road repairs gathers steam

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that David Oyedepo, founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, has sparked a deluge of reactions on Twitter following reports circulating that he approved N650m to repair roads in Ogun state. The repairs, according to rumour mills, will cover the old toll gate bordering Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Idi-Iroko expressway from Oju Ore to Iyana Iyesi in Ogun state. Though yet to be confirmed, the rumours have stirred up conversation on the Nigerian Twittersphere with users registering their differing opinions on the microblogging platform. While a segment of users welcomed the development and commended the cleric, [Read]

Ambode fights back, drags Lagos Assembly to court over probe

  LAGOS – Former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has dragged the Lagos State House of Assembly to court over its ongoing probe of the ex-governor for allegedly procuring 820 buses worth over N7 billion without budgetary approval. Ambode is due to appear before the House Committee probing the allegation on Wednesday. The House had placed adverts in some newspapers inviting the former governor to appear before it as he was alleged to have previously failed to appear on two occasions when he was invited. However, the former Governor had instituted a suit against the Assembly at the Lagos High Court in Ikeja to contest the constitutionality of the probe [Read]

163 Lifes Lost to Accidents in Ogun in Nine Months – TRACE

  ABEOKUTA – The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun on Tuesday, said that 163 persons died during various road accidents across the state between January and September.  Mr Babatunde Ajayi, the Director, Traffic Planning, Research and Statistics, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta. He noted that 527 crashes involving 134 private cars, 93 private buses, 213 commercial cars, 32 motorcycles, five tricycles, 143 commercial bus, 113 medium trucks, 102 heavy trucks were recorded during the period. Ajayi explained that 3,702 persons were involved in the various crashes , out of which 817 people (513 males, 304 females) sustained various degrees of injuries. [Read]

Osun Magistrate Court Jails Pastor for Stealing Turkey, Goat with Charms

  OSHOGBO – An Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo has remanded a pastor, Solomon Oni Opaalade in prison after he allegedly stole turkeys and a goat and threatened the owner with charms. He was arraigned on Monday, October 28th. The Principal State Counsel from the State Ministry of Justice, Adekunle Adeniyi told the court that the pastor stole nine turkeys valued at N270,000 and a goat valued at N18,000 belonging to one Oluwasegun Hammed. Pastor Opaalade was said to have committed the alleged offence at Baruwa area in Osogbo. According to the State Counsel, Opaalade used charms to threaten Hammed in a manner that could cause breach of [Read]