August 1, 2018

2019: Kwara PDP chairman, Iyiola Oyedepo defects to APC

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State, Iyiola Oyedepo, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyedepo made the announcement on Wednesday morning. According to TVC News, Oyedepo on a live telephone radio program in Ilorin insisted that he can never work with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki who recently joined the PDP. He was quoted as saying, “Darkness and light can never work together and I can never work with Saraki. I will rather pitch my tent with the APC instead of working with Saraki in PDP”. NEWS FLAKES [Read]

BREAKING: Court orders arrest of INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES as at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja led by Justice Stephen Pam has earlier today Wednesday, issued a warrant of arrest on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, over alleged contempt of court. The Judge ruled that the INEC boss be arrested for refusing to appear before it for the third time. The INEC Chairman was summoned to appear before the court on July 10, 2018 but failed to appear. After the INEC boss failed to appear before the court on July 5, and 10, to defend a contempt proceeding filed by Ejike Oguebego [Read]

BREAKING: Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal dumps APC, joins PDP

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has dumped All Progressives Congress, APC, and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at a press conference in the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria. The statement reads thus: “Politicians and political leaders, groups and group leaders, stakeholders in the development of our state and our nation, fellow indigenes of Sokoto State and citizens of our great country, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen. It is with gratitude to Almighty Allah, our Sustainer that I address you on a matter of great importance to [Read]

ENTERTAINMENT: Runtown to appear at Abuja High Court on August 8 for disobeying court injunction

An Abuja High Court has fixed August 8, 2018 for Runtown to appear and give reasons why he should not be sent to prison for disobeying the Court Injunction made on 10th May, 2018. According to a statement by Eric Many, ‘recall that we served a Contempt Warning from Court on Runtown on 4th July, 2018 after he defied Court Order and released a song. Rather than heed the Contempt Warning and retrace his steps, he issued a Press Release in which he argued that the Injunction had expired. The Injunction was to stop things until the hearing of our Motion seeking to freeze activities until a decision on his [Read]

ASABA 2018 AAC: African athletes set to do battle

It has been two days of chaos, but that will give way to a heated five days competition starting from today, as the events of the 21st African Championships begin at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State. There isn’t a single athlete that has not been stressed by the tedious journey to Asaba due to short comings in transportation. However, as yesterday evening all the participating countries have had their athletes warmed up for the big event, which for the first time in a long while is attracting African elite athletes. And perhaps putting prize monies at stake, and also being a worldcup in athletics selection trials, made [Read]

FG, Ogun Partner On Abandoned Ota Water Project

  The Federal Government and the Ogun government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the continuation and completion of the abandoned Ota Regional Water Supply Project. The ceremony, which took place at Arobieye- Iju in Ado-Odo/Ota council area of the state, also saw the signing of an agreement for Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. The Minister of Water Resources, Sulaiman Adamu, noted in his address at the event that the water project which commenced in 1988 had suffered delays due to neglect by previous administrations. He also attributed the delay to lack of approval for right of ways for the water transmission pipeline by the [Read]

SHOCKING: Dog finishes Australia half-marathon, wins medal

NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk interesting gathers that a dog called Stormy has been awarded a medal after completing a half-marathon in outback Australia and winning the hearts of its human competitors. The crossbreed diligently ran the 21-kilometre (13-mile) Goldfields Pipeline Marathon near the West Australian town of Kalgoorlie this month in two-and-a-half hours, the average time of participants. “People were amused. It was a very friendly dog, and prior to the half-marathon, he was going around saying hello to a lot of people and when the race started, he took off with them,” race organiser Grant Wholey told AFP Tuesday. “At the race stations he was having a little runaround [Read]

OGUN 2019: Senator Adeola dissociates self from protests to Tinubu, Osoba’s residences

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Senator representing Lagos West at the National Assembly, Adeola Olamilekan, has disassociated himself from the recent protest by a group of people from Ogun State to the residences of national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former Ogun State governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, in Lagos, urging the duo to ‘release’ him to contest for the governorship of Ogun State in 2019. The Senator, who stated this in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Kayode Odunaro and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abeokuta, said he had over three weeks ago concluded his consultations with party leaders [Read]

APC governor, Tambuwal asks Nigerians to reject Prison-yard Democracy, chides security agencies for partisanship

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged Nigerians to reject what he Tuesday described as “prison-yard democracy, typified by the ignoble meddlesomeness, rascality and high-handedness of some security agencies against democratic institutions” in Nigeria in recent times. Speaking against the background of Monday’s siege to the Benue State House of Assembly and other perceived violations of the country’s democratic culture including the attacks on the national legislature, the All Progressives Congress, APC governor described the developments as aberrations that go against the fundamental human rights of Nigerians. Tambuwal who became the first APC governor to openly chide recent happenings in the country said: “Nigerians must, in strong terms, [Read]

CRIME: 45 – Year old man impregnates daughter in Ogun, as Police Steps in

A –  45 year old man,  Julius Ochim has been arrested by police in Ogun State for severally sleeping and impregnating his own daughter (Name withheld). A statement signed by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi for the Ogun State Police Command says the man was arrested following a complaint by his daughter who reported at Shagamu Police Division that her father has been having her carnal knowledge for the past 8 years after the death of her mother in 2009, consequent upon which she got pregnant for him and gave birth to a baby girl 3 years ago. She stated further that her father used to threaten her with cultural implication of [Read]