October 7, 2019

Three students killed in Ogun, market women injured as Customs chase smugglers

OGUN – Three secondary school students were feared killed on Monday as operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) chased suspected smugglers in Ogun State. Several others, including market women, were injured in the incident which reportedly happened about 2:00pm. The victims were identified as students of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. New Telegraph learnt that a second-hand vehicle being driven by a Customs operative lost control and crushed the students who were standing by the roadside after closing from school. Our correspondent learnt that the vehicle was earlier seized from some suspected smugglers along Idiroko road. The tragedy ignited tension in [Read]

‘#SexForGrades’ Scandal: Foursquare Asks Boniface Igbeneghu To Step Down As Branch Pastor

The Foursquare Gospel Church has asked Prof Boniface Igbeneghu, Senior lecturer at the University of Lagos and one of the Pastors of a local branch of its church, to step down from the pulpit. Prof Boniface is one of a couple of lecturers caught soliciting sex for grades in a BBC documentary detailing sexual harassment on university campuses in Nigeria and Ghana. In one instance, Boniface is seen praying with the undercover journalist before asking her to kiss him and threatening to make life miserable for her on campus if she fails to honour his subsequent invitations. “The attention of the leadership of The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has [Read]

2020 UTME: JAMB asks candidates to get NIN or forget about registration

LAGOS – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number( NIN). The board’s Spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin said that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to check examination malpractice. Benjamin said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the call was necessary now that registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had begun. “The JAMB will, during the 2020 registration exercise, use the National Identity Number (NIN) generated after successful registration with the National Identity Management [Read]

N900m Cash in EFCC Custody Disappears, Papers Found Instead In Boxes

IBADAN – The Federal High Court in Ibadan was in disarray as the Federal High Judge ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to produce the 106 boxes, containing the N900 million allegedly stolen by two bank workers. The order was given Friday, October 4th, 2019. The National Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the EFCC charged Bolade Ajuwan and Samuel Ogbiede alongside six officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the apex bank employees were alleged to have compromised the CBN’s Briquette exercise, by stealing huge sums of mutilated higher denomination Naira currencies meant to be exchanged for new notes. The other bank [Read]

Factions in ASUU as new academic union, CONUA emerges

OSUN – In a bid to refine academic unionism to foster quality education in the Nigerian university system, a newly formed academic union in Nigerian universities, Congress of University Academics (CONUA), has made a call for a stable academic calendar.  Addressing journalists after its first national stakeholder forum at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, at the weekend, the National Coordinator of the union, Niyi Ismaheel, said the union is set to adopt new methods in engaging with other stakeholders in the sector to ensure stability in the university system. While assuring that it is ready to champion as well as address the lingering crisis of members welfare, [Read]

SexForGrades: How another UNILAG lecturer ruined female student’s life

While a certain University of Lagos, UNILAG lecturer Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu is under fire for allegedly seeking sex from a female student, a lady has written on how another lecturer in the same department destroyed the life of a female student in the school. In her narration, the lady identified as @AishaSalaudeen on twitter wrote that the lecturer was student’s supervisor for her final year project, but the request for sex, which she rejected, eventually let to her dismissal from the school. Read full story: I am excited about the #SexForGrades investigation. It has been going on for ages & I’m glad we are back on it. Last year, I [Read]

Leah Sharibu’s school shut down indefinitely following Boko Haram attack on Babangida

YOBE – Authorities of Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, have decided to shut down the shut down the school indefinitely following the last weekend’s Boko Haram attack on Babangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area.  Babangida is about 50 kilometres from Dapchi. It was gathered that the decision was taken by the leadership of PTA of the school as a measure to safe guard the students from Boko Haram terrorists. Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi is the girls’ secondary school where over 100 schoolgirls were abducted on February 19 2018 along with Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram captivity after her mates were released. [Read]

Judge shoots self after freeing murder suspects

A judge in Southern Thailand shot himself in court after delivering a not guilty verdict in the case of five Muslim suspects charged with murder in the predominantly Buddhist country’s restive South. Khanakorn Pianchana shot himself in the chest after acquitting the suspects charged with murder, illegal association and gun-related offence on Friday because of insufficient evidence. He was in hospital on Saturday. On Saturday, people laid flowers in front of the court in Yala, one of the three Muslim-majority Southern provinces at the heart of the insurgency that has claimed over 7,000 lives since 2004. “He is safe now. We don’t know why he did this, probably his stress [Read]

Police Nab Two Suspected Ritualists With Human Skull In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Men of Ogun State Police Command on Friday arrested two suspected ritualists with human skull. The suspects, Emmanuel Aro and Anu Olofinju both 25years old were arrested along Ijoun road, Eggua area of the state. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the two suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Eggua police station by one Amoo Bankole who reported that the two suspects were sighted at the cemetery where his mother was buried few months ago, digging the grave of his mother and that he suspects them to be up to something evil. Oyeyemi said upon the report, the DPO Eggua Division, SP [Read]

Man Disguised As Reverend Sister Caught kidnapping Seven-month-Old Baby in Anambra

  According to a source, a man disguised himself like a rev. sister and kidnapped a baby of seven  months. The eye witness said that the baby’s cry attracted attention and he was apprehended at okpoko by zenith bank and taken to obodo-ukwu police station, okpoko layout, onitsha. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

BREAKING: First African to Appear on TV, Kunle Olasope Dies at 82

EKITI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the First Man to appear on Television in Africa, Kunle Olasope has died at age 82. On the 31st of October 1959 , Kunle Olasope alongside Anike Agabje-Williams were the first Broadcasters to appear, and read scripts on the first Television in Africa, when Western Nigeria Television WNTV, Ibadan was established by the western regional government of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The Octogenarian was a native of Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State. During his Lifetime, Kunle Olasope was once the Board Chairman, Broadcasting Services of Ekiti State, and served as the Chief Press Secretary to Bisi Onabanjo during [Read]