JUST IN: Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Dies At 80

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Atta Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has reportedly passed away.  Our source gathered that the UN Chief died at aged 80 on Saturday morning, August 18 in Switzerland, where he was receiving medical care after an illness.  The late Annan recently visited South Africa and was in Geneva until Saturday morning when he passed on. He was born in Kumasi, Ghana on April 8, 1938. After receiving his early education, Annan attended the College of Science and Technology in Kumasi. At the age of 20, Annan [Read]

BREAKING: Detained Premium Times reporter finally gains Freedom

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who has been detained since Tuesday has been released. Mr Ogundipe was released on Friday morning after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. The judge had first heard the case on Wednesday after Mr Ogundipe was secretly arraigned without being allowed legal representation. On that day, Mr Mohammed granted a request by the police that the journalist be detained for five days until August 20. However on Friday morning, our source learnt Mr Ogundipe was to be taken to [Read]

BREAKING: Osun declares Monday Public Holiday for Traditional Worshippers

Osun State Government led by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has declared Monday 20th August 2018 as Public Holiday for Traditional Worshippers. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that this the government said was in honour of the annual Odun Isese festival and to allow all traditional worshippers in the state to grace the grand finale of the year’s event. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

OMPAN, NUJ, Civil Society groups, Atiku, Others condemn arrest, detention of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe

John Izabi,  Association of Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria (OMPAN), Ogun Chapter and the entire National body of the Association have jointly condemed the unlawful arrest and detention of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe at the detention facility of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja. This was contained in an official release from the National body of the Association signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Comrade Ismaila Yahaya Kana and picked up by NEWS FLAKES NG. The release reads: Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria is shocked at the arrest of Samuel Ogundipe of PremiumTimes, and condemns strongly, his continued detention by the Nigerian police for refusing [Read]

BREAKING: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders immediate overhaul of SARS

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, made it known in a tweet on Tuesday, August 14. He said: “Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, orders immediate overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).” Osinbajo said that based on the persistent complaints and reports on the activities of SARS that border on allegations of human rights violations, there should be overhaul of the management and [Read]

SPECIAL FEATURE: Nigeria Legislators in 1962! As it was then so it is now

SPECIAL FEATURE NIGERIA  LEGISLATORS  IN 1962! AS IT WAS THEN SO IT IS NOW ! You can’t be doing the same thing over and over again and be expecting a different result, it’s not possible! Stop changing the people but the entire system! The people orientation is the same irrespective of their political party affiliation or their tribe! We must focus on a complete overhauling of the system – everything is wrong with the system and no one is left out. You can’t make a saint out of a camp of devils! Winning an election doesn’t make one honourable! You either have it or you don’t! GOD BLESS NIGERIA Courtesy: [Read]

DAILY FRONTPAGE HEADLINES: Check out What The Papers Are Saying Today August 14, 2018

NEWS FLAKES NG brings to us Daily Nigerian Frontpage Headlines from leading dailies across the country in what we term – “WHAT THE PAPERS ARE SAYING TODAY….” Daily Times, Punch, Daily Independent, Daily Trust, The Guardian, Daily Sun,  The Point, Vanguard, Leadership, The Nation, Business Day, Nigerian Tribune and many Others every day of the week. Oncemore, Let’s enjoy today’s episode Tuesday August 14, 2018 as displayed below: . CHECK THROUGH FOR MORE PAPERS AND READ MORE DAILY ON www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

Why I paid Obasanjo a visit – Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he called “the main reason” why he visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Monday.   Saraki had held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the latter’s pent house within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Monday. Saraki, who came in a black Toyota Land Cruiser in company with some security aides, arrived the OOPL around 5.30pm. He emerged from the meeting at 7.12pm. Our source’s correspondent gathered that the meeting was earlier scheduled to hold at 4.00pm but it did not start until 5.30pm when Saraki arrived the venue. Emerging from the meeting, Saraki told [Read]

TRAGEDY: Bus carrying 37 NYSC members crashes in Ogun

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a vehicle conveying 37 members of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC ) has crashed on Monday at the Danco filling station corridor of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway, leaving 19 of them with grave injuries. The Youths Corps members were going to Sango Otta, Ogun State, shortly after passing out from their three weeks drills and exercise at the Ogun State NYSC Orientation Camp, Sagamu, when the accident occurred  around 3:16pm. The Corps members were travelling in unmarked Coaster bus after their orientation camp which ended on Monday. In a release by the Route Commander, Florence Okpe, Public Education Officer of the Ogun [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari To Retain Osinbajo As Running Mate In 2019 – Presidency

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, would still remain the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, the Presidency said on Monday. Speaking in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the victories recorded by the ruling All Progressives Congress in legislative elections held in three states over the weekend indicates that victory is sure for the Buhari/Osinbajo presidential ticket in 2019. More Details Shortly!! [Read]