Date
January 8, 2019

JUST IN: One Of the Stabbed Victims of Rowdy Lagos APC Rally ‘AFEEZ ISMAIL’ Confirmed Dead [SEE PHOTOS]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that about thirty minutes ago, One of the victims, “Afeez Ismail” that was shot during the Lagos APC FLAG OFF held earlier On Tuesday is confirmed dead at General hospital, Ikeja. Recall that Lagos APC Strongman MC Oluomo was equally reported as one of the other victims also Stabbed in the neck in the rowdy event that took place in Lagos on Tuesday January 8, 2019. [READ ALSO] 2019: Lagos APC Strongman MC Oluomo Stabbed, Journalists Shot as Thugs Chase Ambode, Sanwo-Olu out of Campaign Venue [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS] See more photos below as obtained by [Read]

BREAKING: Egyptian Mohammed Salah Wins African Player Of The Year Award for Second Time in a Row [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  Prolific Liverpool scorer and Egyptian International, Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the 2017/2018 season, making it the second time in a row in Dakar Senegal after winning same prestigious award last year for 2017. The Liverpool forward won the award ahead of fellow club team mate, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Gabon. On the other hand, South Africa’s Bayana Bayana Sensation, Themba Thembi Kgatlana won the Female top prize as well as the goal of the season award while Nigeria’s National Women’s Team won the Women’s Team of the year Award.    Also, South Africa’s Desiree Ellis was [Read]

2019: Lagos APC Strongman MC Oluomo Stabbed, Journalists Shot as Thugs Chase Ambode, Sanwo-Olu out of Campaign Venue [READ MORE]

  Strongman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo and three journalists landed in hospital today after a knife and gun attack by some gangsters at the flag-off of the party’s campaign in Ikeja. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that three journalists sustained gunshot wounds as guns, machete and other dangerous weapons were freely used when rival gangs clashed at the Skypower Ground venue of the rally in Ikeja and sent party stalwarts running for cover. The police later brought the situation under control as they engaged the hoodlums in a shootout. Lagos State governor, [Read]

FA CUP: Arsenal to face resurgent Man Utd Side in Fourth Round Tough Fixture [SEE FULL DRAWS HERE]

  – Arsenal have been paired with Man United in the fourth round of the FA Cup tourney – The Gunners thrashed Blackpool 3-0 at the last stage, while Solskjaer’s men recorded a 2-0 win over Reading – Meanwhile, Man City vs Burnley and Crystal Palace v Tottenham complete the all Premier League affairs in this round – Defending champions Chelsea await the winner of Sheffield Wednesday or Luton to continue their title defence Arsenal have been handed the toughest FA Cup fourth round draw as they face rejuvenated Manchester United side at the Emirates Stadium. Having won the competition 13 times, the Gunners are the most successful team in [Read]

Tinubu Can’t Represent You at Next Week’s Presidential Debate, Atiku Reacts to Buhari handing Over Campaign To APC Chieftain [READ MORE]

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to use the handing over of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign to the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as an excuse to be absent from the presidential debate. The presidential debate which is organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group, is slated for January 19, 2019. The spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, in an interview, said it was sad that whereas other presidential candidates were busy campaigning and wanting to be questioned by the people, President Buhari was boycotting campaign because he had nothing to campaign for. Sowunmi said [Read]

Govt Says Gabon Coup attempt Fails, Four Rebel Leaders Arrested [READ MORE]

  Gabon’s envoy to Paris said an attempted coup in Libreville has been foiled, calm restored and four rebel military leaders arrested. However, one of the rebel leaders escaped. “The government is in place, the institutions are in place”, a Gabon government spokesman, Guy-Bertrand Mapangou said. Mapangou also told AFP: “Calm has returned, the situation is under control”. Soldiers burst into state radio offices at dawn and called on the public to “rise up”, an appeal made as President Ali Bongo remained in Morocco after suffering a stroke last year. Shots were heard around state broadcasting headquarters in Libreville, capital of the oil-rich West African nation, at about the same [Read]

ASUU Strike: FG approves over N35.4bn, to resume talks on Thursday, Strike May be Called-Off Next Week [READ MORE]

  ABUJA – Barring any last minutes change, academic activities may resume in public universities next week, as Federal Government has approved over N35.4 billion for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a resolution reached Monday night between the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja, the government announced that Federal Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the Federation have confirmed payment of N15.389.940,335.71 billion to accommodate payment of shortfall in all institutions that are Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit, PICA varied. The Minister of Labour and Employment who disclosed this at the end of the [Read]

2019: Buhari Ignores Amaechi, hands over campaign to Tinubu [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it was a political blow to the embattled Director General of Buhari Campaign, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, when President Muhammadu Buhari officially handed the daily administration of his campaign to Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He spoke while inaugurated the campaign council in Abuja. “Though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer. [READ ALSO] Tinubu Can’t Represent You at Next Week’s Presidential Debate, Atiku Reacts to Buhari handing Over Campaign To Tinubu [READ MORE] “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, [Read]

Tuesday is for Protest, Mobilisation, Not Commencement of Nationwide Strike, Says NLC [READ MORE]

  LAGOS – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared today, Tuesday January 8, as protest and mobilisation day across the country, not commencement of planned Nationwide  strike, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. In a press statement by its Secretary General Comrade Peter Ozo Eson, the union said the date for the commencement of the strike action in reaction to the delay in transmitting the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee on a new minimum wage to the National Assembly by President Mohammadu Buhari will be declared later. “It has come to our attention that some section of the news media has largely misrepresented our action plan in reaction to [Read]

I Am Not Part of Those Who Booed Buhari – Dino Melaye breaks Silence On Current Travails [READ MORE]

  The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has said,he was never part of the lawmakers that booed President Muhammadu Buhari, during the 2019 budget presentation before a joint session of the National Assembly in 2018. The Senator claimed he was absent at the House of Representatives chamber on that day. Since the incident, there have been reports in the social media that the booing was led by the Kogi Senator. But Melaye, in his first reaction to the social media reports, said in a statement by his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, on Saturday evening that those that kept calling his name on the incident lied against him. [Read]

2019: Dayo Adeneye, Mrs Sokefun, Four Other Commissioners resign from Gov Amosun’s cabinet [READ MORE]

  Six members of the Ogun State Executive Council have resigned their appointments to pursue various elective positions in the forthcoming general elections. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, also resigned to resume her position as Chairman, Board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Also, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo tendered her resignation letter to contest as the deputy governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), while Barr. Leke Adewolu (Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs), Prince Kolawole Lawal (Forestry) and Mr. Biyi Ismail (Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey), are candidates for the House of Representatives seats. Otunba [Read]