Date
February 8, 2019

Double Trouble! Truck Trying to Move Osinbajo’s crashed helicopter reportedly breaks down too in Kogi [SEE PHOTOS]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that many reactions continue to trail the crashed helicopter incident involving Vice president Yemi Osinbajo that happened sometimes  last week as calamity struck once again in Kogi, as the truck spotted trying to move the helicopter that crash – landed with the VP and his  Crew on board in Kabba, Kogi State reportedly broke down too along one of the roads in the state. Recall that the helicopter conveying the vice president alongside other Federal Government officials who were enroute Kogi State for a campaign rally had crashed landed in Kabba but fortunately enough there were no casualties as both the vice president and the [Read]

2019: Soyinka endorses Moghalu for President [READ MORE]

  Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka and his forum, Citizen Forum, have thrown their weight behind the presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP)Kingsley Moghalu. The erudite Professor made the position known on Friday in a statement. He said him and his forum decided to support Moghalu because they have “rejected retrograde propositions of a political merry-go-round, which urge the electorate to choose this or that candidate in order to ensure ‘our turn’ at the next power incumbency. He said, “Over the past few months, we studied the careers, experiences and track records of most of the presidential aspirants, and most intensely those actually short-listed by the opposition parties themselves. Like [Read]

AHF to distribute 600,000 free condoms in Nigeria [READ MORE]

  IN A BID TO PROMOTE THE PREVENTION OF STIS, HIV AND UNWANTED PREGNANCIES, AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION (AHF) HAS DISCLOSED PLANS TO DISTRIBUTE ABOUT 600,000 CONDOMS FOR FREE IN NIGERIA. AHF, Country Program Director, Dr. Echey Ijezie in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that the foundation will also embark on safer sex awareness events and activities in Abuja, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, Anambra and Cross River states. Ijezie noted that the Nigerian National Condom Strategy which emphasised a deficit of 564 million condoms annually must be met to achieve 90 percent condom coverage in the country. While observing that abstinence from sex, for those who can, remains very effective [Read]

Ayuba Wabba wins second term election as NLC president [READ MORE]

  THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC), HAS RETURNED ITS PRESIDENT, AYUBA WABBA, UNOPPOSED FOR A SECOND TERM OF FOUR YEARS. Wabba will head a 16-member National Administrative Council (NAC), of NLC, who were equally elected unopposed to administer the affairs of NLC for the next four years. According to Vanguard, three persons elected unopposed as Deputy Presidents were Amaechi Asugwuni, Muhammad Nadir Idris, and Najim Usman Yasin, while Ibrahim Khaleel, was elected National Treasurer. Four persons elected Vice-Presidents were Abdrafiu Adeniji, Peters Adeyemi, Lawrence Amaechi and Oyelakan Lateef who was returned unopposed. Other officials elected include Marven Adamu, National Financial Secretary and Adewale Adeyanju, National Trustee, among others. In his [Read]

BREAKING: ASUU Finally Calls-off Three – Month Old Strike, Reach Agreement With FG [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its nationwide industrial action. National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress complex in Abuja. The striking lecturers took the decision after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. The meeting came hours before Professor Ogunyemi announced the decision of ASUU to suspend the strike. It had in attendance leaders of the union and government representatives such as the [Read]