Date
March 20, 2019

FG may increase VAT to fund new N30,000 minimum wage [READ MORE]

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has revealed that the Federal Government may have to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) to fund the new N30,000 minimum wage. During plenary on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Senate approved the N30,000 minimum wage which will increase the minimum wage from N18,000. While addressing the Senate Committee on Finance for an interactive session over the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF/ FSP on Tuesday, Udoma said many changes will have to be made to afford the new wage structure. “The current minimum wage of N18,000 is really too low. It is difficult for workers to [Read]

BREAKING: Nigeria ranks 85th out of 156 happiest countries in the world [SEE FULL LIST]

– ranks 2nd in Sub-Saharan Africa  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that as the world marks the International Day of Happiness, Nigeria is ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa. This is according to the annual Global Happiness Policy Report produced by the Global Happiness Council, which was released on Wednesday. It was edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs, et al. Nigeria’s ranking is an improvement from its 91 position ranking in 2018. Finland came first as the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and [Read]

TraderMoni: Osinbajo Suspends Scheme Nationwide [READ MORE]

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has halted his visits to markets nationwide to promote the Trader Moni scheme, The PUNCH has learnt. Osinbajo, it was learnt, has not toured any state to promote Trader Moni in the last one month. However, checks by our source showed that the programme was still on. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Trader Moni is an initiative of the Federal Government, through Bank of Industry and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme. The programme is part of the Federal Government social intervention aimed at funding micro business in the country through soft loans beginning from N10, 000. The programme was launched in August while the Vice-President began his [Read]

PRESIDENTIAL POLL: INEC credited invalid votes to Buhari, Atiku tells Tribunal [READ MORE]

  – The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had at various stages of the February 23 presidential election, unlawful allocated votes to President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku who made the allegation in the petition he lodged before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, said he would adduce oral and documentary evidence to show that results of the election as announced by INEC, especially the votes credited to President Buhari, did not represent the lawful valid votes cast. He alleged that in some states, INEC, deducted lawful votes that accrued to him, in its bid to [Read]

I am not receiving any salary from NOUN, My Service is Pro bono, says Obasanjo

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked claims contained in a recent newspaper publication that he receives N40,000 as monthly salary from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).  The former president cleared the air about this speculation in a recent release entitled “My Service at NOUN is Pro bono” and made available to newsmen by his Personal Assistant on Media, Mr Kehinde Akinyemi. According to the release, Chief Obasanjo explained that his appointment as an Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project Supervisor in the Faculty of Arts at the Abeokuta Study Centre with was received with “pleasure and duty to give back to others out [Read]

Nigerian lady rejects marriage proposal over the size of d*ck [READ FULL GIST]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Twitter user identified as @rutie_xx has got herself trending on the platform after she revealed the reason why she rejected a marriage proposal. She said that the large size of the man’s d*ck made her turn down the marriage proposal. According to the lovely damsel, such big manhood could shift her womb. The lady wrote; “I rejected a marriage proposal because of the size of the D. I’m too tender for my womb to start shifting.” Many were shocked to read her tweets. Some claim many women are looking for such huge d*ick. See some comments below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

2019: INEC’s server shows we beat Buhari with 1.6 million votes, says PDP, Atiku

…file five grounds petition , revisit alleged certificate scam against President Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress , emerged on Tuesday . The petition , which sought to rely on 50 sets of documents , was filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission , Buhari and the APC as the first to the third respondents , respectively . INEC had on February 27 , 2019 declared that Buhari won [Read]