April 10, 2019

Journalists Call For Cancellation Of Ogun NUJ Election

Some aggrieved members of the Ogun State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists have Called on the National body of the  Professional Union to resolve the problems surrounding the March 29th Electioneer in the State. According to a release signed by Mr. Olatubosun Olawale, on behalf of the aggrieved members, the election is being challenged as an inconclusive exercise due to disenfranchisement of thirty five members of the Consolidated Chapel. He noted that the chapel list was approved by the national Secretariat but was not used by hijackers who manipulated the election and denied many broadcast journalists from OGTV and NTA the opportunity of voting. The Consolidated Chapel members include [Read]

Senate Okays Adekoya’s Bill on Retirement Age Of Teachers

The Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers and Education Officers in Nigeria Bill, 2019 (HB. 2554) sponsored in the House of Representatives by Honourable Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid, the lawmaker representing Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency on Tuesday got the Concurrence of the Senate as it was read and passed on the floor of the Upper House. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Bill which sought to raise the retirement age of both Primary and Secondary school teachers as well as Education Officers from 60 to 65 years was laid before the senate by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and was passed after the third reading. It would be recalled that Adekoya’s [Read]

JUST IN: Tourist falls into River Nile while taking selfie, drowns [SEE PHOTOS]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the body of a tourist from Saudi Arabia who drowned in the River Nile in Uganda after falling in while taking a selfie has been retrieved, the Police said on Wednesday. The man fell into the river while taking pictures at the Kalagala Falls on Saturday, and his body was found downstream by a fisherman on Tuesday , local police spokesperson Hellen Butoto told dpa. “He was taking selfies when he fell into the river from a very slippery rock on which he was standing . “His friends failed to help. His body was retrieved very early on Tuesday by a fisherman, ’’she said. The [Read]

Buhari Orders Clamp Down on Armed Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Rivers, Condemns Latest Violence

President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the recent violence in Kaduna State, which led to the death of 20 members of the Adara community. These unfortunate deaths are the latest incident between the Adara and Fulani peoples in the state, who have a long history of mistrust between themselves. The President has also condemned the resurgence of cultist killings in Rivers State and ordered for increased community and law enforcement action against its escalation. President Buhari appeals for peace and decries the on-going culture of ‘an eye for an eye’ that has fuelled a number of attacks and reprisal attacks, with the two communities at different times, suffering casualties in Kajuru and [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Amosun Appoints New GM for OGTV, OGBC, Names New Permanent Secretaries [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The outgoing governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has approved the appointment of new General Managers for the State Broadcasting Outfits as well as new set of Permanent Secretaries into the State Civil Service. This was contained in a recent press release by from the Office of the State’s Head of Service headed by Engr I.O Bisiriyi and dated 9th April, 2019. The release announced the appointment of Mr Diji Akinhanmi as the new General Manager (GM) of the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) as well as  Mr Festus Kehinde as the new GM of the State’s Television outfit, (OGTV), amongst other key appointments. It [Read]