Date
November 7, 2018

Nigerian govt feeds pupils with 6m eggs, 594 cows weekly – Buhari’s Aide

  The Special Adviser to the President on National Social Welfare Programme, Maryam Uwais, on Monday said the federal government feeds pupils with 6 million eggs and 594 cows weekly under its Home Grown School feeding programme. Mrs Uwais disclosed this in Abuja, when she received a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on a study tour of Nigeria to learn from the social intervention programmes in the country. She noted that 9 million children are currently being fed under the programme in 26 states as a way of encouraging schools enrolment. She noted further that the programme had created a value chain in the agricultural sector and [Read]

Bribery Allegation: DSS ask APC National Chairman, Oshiomhole to resign – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Department of the State Service has advised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole to resign over an allegation of Bribery. It was learned that some state governors of the APC filed petitions to the DSS, alleging Oshiomhole of taking bribes from some candidates during the recent party primaries. It was gathered that the operatives of the DSS arrested and grilled Oshiomhole for about nine hours on Sunday. However, Oshiomhole denied the allegation as he refused to resign, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari was in the know of every step he took during the primaries. Oshiomhole said that he would [Read]

BREAKING: Bukola Saraki Speaks On Increase In Senators’ Wages To 15Million – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to claims by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that he plans to increase salaries of Nigerian senators. We had reported that SERAP in a statement on its Twitter Page raised the alarm over alleged plans by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to increase salaries of Nigerian senators to N15m. But in reaction, Saraki in a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, described the allegation as untrue. He urged SERAP to get its fact right. The statement reads, “Dear @SERAPNigeria, there is no such “alleged decision” to increase the allowances of Senators. An [Read]

85-yr old Paul Biya Who has Ruled for 35yrs Sworn-In for 7th term as Cameroon President

  Cameroon’s 85-year-old President Paul Biya was sworn in on Tuesday for a seventh term after disputed elections and amid mounting unrest in an English-speaking region, according to a report by AFP. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that during the ceremony, Biya pledged to uphold the “integrity (and) unity” of the West African nation in a ceremony overseen by parliament speaker Cavaye Yeguie Djibril. Biya has ruled Cameroon for 35 years and was declared victor in the October 7 vote with 71 percent of the ballot. But the elections were marked by low voter turnout, violence and allegations of fraud. On the eve of Biya’s inauguration, 79 students and three supervisors, [Read]

Prince Charles arrives Nigeria, meets with traditional rulers in Abuja – SEE PHOTOS

  Prince Charles met with notable Nigerian traditional rulers yesterday in Abuja on the first of his three-day visit to the country. Some of the monarchs at the meeting held at the the residence of the British High Commissioner in Abuja are: Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Ogunwusi,  Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar, Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi 11, Obi of Onitsha Igwe Achebe, the Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yayaya Abubakar, Oba of Benin Ewuare 11 and Shehu of Borno Abubakar ibn El Kanemi. Prince Charles, who is accompanied by his wife Duchess of Cornwall, will also hold talks with some youths, the business community, the Armed Forces, and people from [Read]

Ogun NUJ mourns death of veteran journalist, Beyioku – READ MORE

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council has commiserated with the family of Beyioku over the death of one of the oldest journalists  in the state, Pa (Chief) Ola Beyioku. Pa Beyioku who was reported to have died on Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at the age of 93 was a prolific writer and journalist actively involved in the NUJ activities until five years ago. In a statement signed by the state chairman of NUJ,  Comrade Wole Shokunbi , the NUJ described the deceased as a passionate journalist who had  used  his pen to contribute to the development of the state. The statement however, disclosed that the family has scheduled [Read]

Ekweremadu, wife, son escape assassination attempt – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and son have escaped an assassination attempt, according to his Special Adviser, Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu. Anichukwu said in a statement in Abuja that the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday. He said some armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence to gain entry into his house. “The attackers, who could not immediately shoot in order not to attract the attention of the security personnel on duty, took hold of his son, and commanded him to lead them to the senator’s bedroom. “It was at the senator’s [Read]

BREAKING: Four APC Reps Dump Party, Announce Their New Party – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, has lost another four of its members in the House of Representatives to other political parties. The lawmakers, Dada Awoleye (Oyo), Segun Williams (Ogun), Lawali Hassan and Adedapo Lam-Adesina (Oyo), announced their defections on Tuesday. While Mr Awoleye defected to the Accord party, Messrs Williams, Hassan and Lam-Adesina defected to Labour Party (LP), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Congress (ADC), respectively. More members of the ruling party have defected in the last one month. Some members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have also defected within the period. [Read]

Buhari approves N30,000 as new Minimum Wage – READ MORE

  Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. Buhari, who received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, confirmed N30,000 as new minimum wage. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.   [Read]