Month
April 2019

JUST IN: Ogun Govt inaugurates TASUED Governing Council [SEE PHOTOS]

  The Ogun State Governor and Visitor to the University, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA has charged members of the newly inaugurated Governing Council of Tai University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State to take Nigeria’s Premier and Preferred University of Education to enviable level and maintain the tempo of academic excellence. He gave the advice during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Institution, with the belief that with the antecedent and wealth of experience of members, there is no doubt, appointees who are seasoned administrators and technocrats would not let the State down. “Assignments like this comes with huge challenges and responsibilities, ensure that the University is well [Read]

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Releases Innocently Detained Zainab Aliyu To Nigeria [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu, the student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, who was arrested and has been in detention since December when a banned drug, tramadol, was found in her bag on arrival in Saudi Arabia. Aliyu’s continued detention has sparked widespread sympathy all over the country, on the back of claims that she was innocent and only fell victim to a drug cartel at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, that specialises in keeping hard drugs in travellers’ bags. However, the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission was replacing all the servers in its national headquarters in Abuja and offices in all the states of the federation. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the commission’s action was aimed at deleting the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across the country . He said the action further exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation of the 2019 presidential election . He said, “The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials [Read]

Luis Suarez receives bite from his son after Barcelona win La Liga title [SEE PHOTOS]

– Luis Suarez of Barcelona was bitten by his son after Barcelona’s win over Levante – Barcelona defeated Levante 1-0 on Saturday, April 27, in which Messi scored the goal – Suarez was carrying his sixth-month-old son Lautaro around the pitch after the match Barcelona on Saturday, April 27, were crowned champions of Spain after beating Levante at the Camp Nou in which Lionel Messi came off the bench to score the winner. Players of the club and their fans were all in joyous mood after the final whistle as they were all seen celebrating the Spanish La Liga title. [READ ALSO] Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA [Read]

JUST IN: FG declares May 1 Public holiday for Workers’ Day

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 1, as public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt. – Gen. (Retd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their commitment and sacrifice towards building a greater Nigeria. Dambazau made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary at the ministry. He commended workers’ effort at ensuring the full implementation of the policies and programmes of government through efficient and effective service delivery to Nigerians and [Read]

MAY 29: Amosun, Dapo Abiodun Constitute Joint Transition Committee

A Joint transition committee meeting between the outgoing government led by Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and incoming government of Prince Dapo Abiodun, towards smooth handover has been held today April 29, 2019.  The meeting had eleven members from the outgoing government and fifteen members from the incoming government in attendance. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the event was held at governor’s office, Oke Mosan. It has become a norm in the process of governance for both the incoming and outgoing government to set up committees for seamless transition. Representative of the outgoing government who is also the Secretary to Ogun state government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa said arrangements had been concluded to [Read]

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA Players of the Year

– Raheem Sterling of Manchester city wins PFA Young Player Of the Year award  Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year. The Dutchman saw off tough competition from Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling to take the honour and succeeds his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, who won the award last year. Van Dijk, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton for £75m in January 2018, is the first defender to win PFA Player of the Year since Chelsea’s John Terry in 2005. The 27-year-old has played in all of Liverpool’s 35 league games this season, helping the Reds to a league-best 19 [Read]

Man wrongly imprisoned for 27years seeks N20bn compensation [READ MORE]

A 56 – year -old man, Clinton Kanu, has said he will demand a N20bn compensation for spending 27years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Kanu, who was sentenced to death in 1992 for murder, was freed by the Supreme Court on April 5, 2019. The Okigwe, Imo State – born consultant criminologist explained that though he made efforts to absolve himself from a gang – up that led to his incarceration, nobody was ready to listen to him until he was jailed. While in prison, Kanu lost his mother; coupled with the fact that he was not married, he said he [Read]

BOOM! Reps Speakership: Northern Youths accuse Tinubu of plotting Buhari’s removal before 2023

  The Northern Youths Movement (NYM) has warned leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north to be mindful of plot by the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu to snatch power from President Muhammadu Buhari before 2023 so as to pave way for his presidential ambition. The group alleged that Tinubu was already aware that with President Buhari in power till 2023, his presidential ambition can never be realized and now plotting to orchestrate Buhari’s impeachment latest by 2022 if he remained healthy till then. NYM in a release issued in Abuja on Saturday, which was signed by its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, said Tinubu’s desperation to [Read]

BREAKING: At last, JAMB Releases 2019 UTME Results [READ MORE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured candidates of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that results would be ready from tomorrow Monday April 29. The Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bwari. Benjamin said that screening of the results would soon be over and the result released. “We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready,” he said. [READ ALSO] AFRICAN DRUM FESTIVAL: Gov Amosun thrills Audience as he turns Profesional Fashion Model [SEE PHOTOS] Speaking also on the board’s readiness to screen results [Read]

AFRICAN DRUM FESTIVAL: Gov Amosun thrills Audience as he turns Professional Fashion Model [SEE PHOTOS]

Outgoing Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun yesterday in Abeokuta thrilled watching audiences from across the globe  as he added glamour to the grand finale of the 4th edition of the African Drum Festival featuring as a fashion model. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the sudden appearance of Amosun caught thousands of guests at the ceremony unawares, as he walked majestically into the stage, to display his skill in the fashion competition. The anchor had earlier kept guests in suspense, when he jokingly announced that, a world renowned, who had feature in CNN, Al Jazeera and other international television stations as a model, was in attendance at the ceremony, and appear [Read]

BREAKING: Senate President, Bukola Saraki Gets New Appointment [READ MORE]

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been appointed as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC). In a letter dated March 16, 2019, Ambassador Friday Sani, the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, stated that sequel to the approval of the World Secretary General of the IHRC, Dr. Saraki has been appointed as one of the revered Ambassadors-at-Large of the multinational body. A copy of the letter was made available to DAILY POST on Sunday by Saraki’s media office. It reads, “While our role as a regional body is to promote and encourage institutions and persons to uphold human dignity [Read]

No Group Can Stop Tinubu’s 2023 Presidential Ambition, Top APC Chieftain hits back at Miyetti Allah

– A former APC chairman in Lagos, Chief Henry Ajomale, said no group can stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition – Ajomole spoke against the background of earlier statement by Miyetti Allah chief saying power will remain in north beyond 2023 – The APC chief described the Miyetti Allah chief’s statement as reckless and unfortunate, adding that nobody knows what will happen before 2023 A former chairman of Lagos chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Henry Ajomale, has vowed that no group can stop the presidential ambition of the APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu come 2023. Speaking with The Sun against the background of an earlier statement [Read]

MAPOLY Workers Lament, Chide Amosun govt Over Unpaid Salaries, Deductions

  The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta chapter have crippled academic activities in the institution over unpaid salaries and cooperative deductions by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The organized unions in a separate communique issued on Friday in Abeokuta accused Ogun State government of owing them four months’ salary and unremitting their contributory pension scheme. According to NASU Chairman, Kola Sopade, the union is embarking on the strike action having stay off action on the notice given to the school management which lapse on Friday, 26th April, 2019. According to Sopade, NASU had explored all internal [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo beats Messi to 600 club goals record with Inter equaliser [READ MORE]

Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another career milestone, and ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Ronaldo scored the 600th goal of his impressive club career after netting for Juventus against Inter , beating Lionel Messi to the major landmark. The Bianconeri star struck in the 62nd minute to equalise for his side after Radja Nainggolan had put the hosts in front at San Siro. The Portuguese star was set up by Miralem Pjanic as part of a neat one-two, finding the bottom-right corner with a powerful low drive from the edge of the penalty area. The 34-year-old chalked up the milestone before Barcelona star Messi, with the Argentine currently sat on [Read]