July 19, 2018

TRAGEDY: Cross River residents scoop petrol as tanker laden with 11,000 litres of fuel crashes

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a tanker conveying over 11,000 litres of fuel (petrol) has crashed along the Calabar-Biase highway in Cross River state. An eyewitness, who gave his name as Matthew, told our source that the incident occurred on Wednesday at about 3pm long Abini town in Biase local government area of Cross River State. He said the vehicle was coming from Calabar with the product and heading to Biase when it slipped on a bad portion of the road. According to him, “The driver of the truck could not identify the bad portion of the road given the heavy downpour [Read]

BUSINESS: FG unveils new national carrier, Nigeria Air, targets 81 routes

The Federal Government on Wednesday unveiled the branding and livery for the new national carrier, Nigeria Air , and stated that the airline would be inaugurated at the end of this year . According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Aviation in Abuja , the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, unveiled the carrier at a press conference during the Farnborough Air Show in London. Sirika was quoted as saying , “I am very pleased to tell you that we are finally on track to launching a new national flag carrier for our country , Nigeria Air . We are all fully committed to fulfilling the [Read]

Obasanjo Attacks Buhari Again, says govt confused, incompetent to stem killings, Poverty

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again attacked the Federal Government , stating that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is incompetent and incapable of addressing the killings and poverty in the country . He argued that the administration was confused and had reached the end of its tether while the nation was being left perilously to drift . Instead of proffering solutions , the former leader said the government had been wringing its hands and “giving one unrighteous and unacceptable justification after the other .” Obasanjo said this in a letter read on his behalf at a one-day [Read]

OGUN 2019: Former Eagles Star, Segun Odegbami Declares interest to Contest

Former Super Eagles Captain Chief Segun Odegbami on Wednesday declared his intention to vie for Governorship seat in Ogun State under the platform of Labour Party. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Chief Olusegun Odegbami while declaring at the Party Secretariat at Quarry road in Abeokuta promised to give welfare of the people of the state a priority if elected the governor of the state in the 2019 general elections. He noted that qualitative health care delivery and education would be his priority when he gets to power. He said, “our government which would be led by about Party will provide qualitative health care delivery system by building hospitals where necessary. [Read]

Buhari sends N242.9 billion 2019 election budget to Senate

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said the 2019 general elections will cost the country about 242 .4 billion Naira. The general elections have been scheduled to hold February 16 and March 2 , 2019, to elect the President and the National Assembly. NEWS FLAKES gathers that the 75 – year -old president sent a letter to the National Assembly to seek the approval of the sum which will be drawn from the 2018 and 2019 budgets . In the letter , he explained that implementing a budget of 9 .12 trillion Naira in 2018 will be extremely challenging and did not consider it convenient . Buhari , therefore, urged the [Read]

SHOCKING: Spending 22 years at Arsenal, my biggest mistake –Wenger

Arsene Wenger says staying at Arsenal for 22 years may have been his biggest mistake and that he regrets sacrificing so much for the job . NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that Wenger told French radio station RTL in a wide – ranging interview that he may have been better off seeking out a new challenge sooner . Wenger stepped down as the longest -serving manager in Europe in May , having held the Arsenal job since 1996 . Asked what his biggest mistake in his career was , Wenger said , “ Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years . I ’m someone who likes new things, [Read]

Jonathan in Minna, meets IBB behind close door

The Immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Minna, the Niger state capital, held two hours close door meeting with General Ibrahim Babangida at his hill-top mansion. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that former President Goodluck Jonathan who breezed into Minna by road unannounced, arrived the hill-top mansion of General Babangida at exactly 10:24am in a black Prado jeep. He came in a convoy of five other vehicles, all black Prado jeeps, one of them occupied by security operatives. Although Journalists were not allowed to enter the house as the meeting was said to be a “private one”, a source closed to hill-top told our source’s  correspondent that Jonathan was [Read]