August 13, 2018

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]

BREAKING: Falconets scale through to FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Quarter finals

John Izabi,  Nigeria’s Falconets are through to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup currently ongoing in France after  surviving a major scare by playing out a 1-1 draw against China, thus getting 4pts from a possible nine to scale through. Falconets’ goal poacher, Rasheedat Ajibade came to the rescue again in the tension – soaked encounter after she scored a 95th minute equalizer to book Nigeria’s place in the quarter finals. In similar fashion, the Germans who defeated Nigeria one nil in the first game of the group had already qualified for the knock out stages with maximum six points from two games after a 2-0 emphatic [Read]

BUSINESS: Two million petty traders to get collateral-free loans – FG

In a determined and significant bid to further enlarge its financial inclusion agenda for all Nigerians regardless of social class and economic status, the Buhari administration has launched a new initiative under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), called the Trader Moni, which will empower two million petty traders between now and the end of the year. The scheme which was launched last week in Lagos would grant a minimum of 30,000 loans in each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. All together, the two million mark is expected to be attained on or before the end of this year, with petty traders in Lagos, Kano [Read]

CRIME: Police arrest man for raping, robbing Facebook friend

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man, Mr Ayo Salau, for allegedly robbing and raping a lady he met on social media. However, the detectives are on the trail of the prime suspect, Mr. Richard Samuel Gbenga, who actually met the lady on Facebook and lured her. The lady’s journey to trouble started in July, when she became friends with Gbenga on Facebook. She, however, didn’t know that she was dealing with an armed robber and a rapist. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, said the lady and the suspect interacted a couple of times before [Read]

Ronaldo needs just eight minutes to open Juventus account with debut goal

Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in presenting himself to the Juventus faithful, scoring in his first appearance in the Bianconeri shirt after less than 10 minutes on the field. Having taken extended leave after the 2018 World Cup and his move from Real Madrid, the Portugal striker was finally introduced to fans in Sunday’s friendly against the club’s Primavera side. The Portugal striker did not disappoint against Juve’s Primeravera youths, opening the scoring with a typically emphatic finish. The match is a traditional curtain-raiser in Turin, and gives potential first teamers the chance to test themselves against Juve’s young hopefuls. Goal [Read]