December 11, 2018

2019: Put Nigeria First, President Buhari Charges INEC [READ MORE]

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to put Nigeria first in organising free, fair and credible elections next year. He also noted that building on trust in any election was the collective responsibility of all citizens in the country. Buhari spoke during the signing of peace accord for the 2019 elections by presidential candidates and their political parties in Abuja. The President, who noted past elections have been marred by violence perpetrated by political leaders and the followers, said without trust, the country cannot strive on its quest for achieving any meaningful growth and development. [Read]

We will name, shame govs owing salaries, pensions —NLC [READ MORE]

  The Nigeria Labour Congress is to liase with the International Trade Union Congress to place names of governors in the states where workers are being owed salaries and pensions for several months on a “watch list”. NAN reports that the ITUC is the world ’s largest trade union federation . It was formed on November 1, 2006, out of the merger of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labour . Mr . Ayuba Wabba , President of the NLC , made this known while addressing the Nigeria Union of Pensioners at its 17 th anniversary on Tuesday Abuja. He said that aside, “ [Read]

Senate Pays Dariye N85.5m Allowances in Prison [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, The PUNCH can report. Investigations by our source revealed that Dariye, who represents Plateau-Central Senatorial District, was still receiving the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly. Dariye, who was governor of Plateau State from 1999 to 2007, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and convicted by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of an FCT High Court for embezzling N1.162bn. He was [Read]

ASUP Threatens Nationwide Indefinite Strike, says “No going back” [READ MORE]

  The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Tuesday again re-echoed its resolve to embark on a nationwide planned industrial action due to Federal Government’s continued failure to honour agreements signed with the union. The Union said there was no going back on its planned indefinite strike beginning on December 12 in all the nation’s polytechnics.   Mr Usman Dutse, the National President of the union made the declaration in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Dutse said that the strike became necessary following the failure of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with [Read]

BOMBSHELL: Having sex in car not a crime, Police affirm [READ MORE]

  The Nigeria Police Force says it is not a crime to have sex in one’s car. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the police, however, said it could be considered a crime if one has sex with underage person; or if the car is parked in a religious institution when the act takes place. It further clarifies that car sex is unlawful if both persons are of the same sex. The Police, therefore, asked that anybody who is harassed for having sex in a car should report the incident immediately. The Head of the Police Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, Mr. Abayomi Shogunle, said this while responding to a question [Read]