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May 14, 2019

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

EFCC Arrests 3 Men In Ibadan Over Alleged Internet Related-offences

Ibadan – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ibadan Zone, on Tuesday arrested three men in Ibadan, over alleged involvement in internet-related offences. The commission’s Spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, made this known in a statement in Ibadan.ade this known in a statement in Ibadan. According to Oriade, the suspects, Dayo Oginni, Okikiola Alabi and Jonas Okwuwe, were nabbed at a location within Fortune Estate, in Ologuneru-Olonde area of Ibadan. “The arrest of the suspects followed a petition from Oginni’s neighbour, who raised suspicion over his reckless and flamboyant life style without any known reasonable source of income. “Upon the receipt of the petition that led to [Read]

Senate threatens to Shutdown, Sanction Bet9ja [READ MORE]

Senate has on Tuesday, threatened to Shutdown popular betting venture, Bet9Ja offices if the company fails to honour its invitation for a second time.  While speaking on Tuesday, in Abuja, during the verification of Lotto companies with license to operate in Nigeria, Chairman, Senate committee on youth and sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, who noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation, said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.” Senator Ogba who noted that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate [Read]

Kwara gov-elect, Abdulrazak denies submitting fake WAEC certificate to INEC

Kwara State Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday denied presenting a fake West African Examination Council certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of the requirement to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state. NEWS FLAKES NG Abdulrazaq’s counsel, Mr Lawal Jimoh while making the defence at a Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin added that the governor-elect graduated from Government College, Kaduna in June 1976. The Court being presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu has fixed June 10, 2019, for mention in a suit accusing Abdulrazaq of submitting a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. One Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, a member of the Peoples [Read]

Davido and his second baby mama at their daughter birthday party in Atlanta

Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke, known by his stage name Davido, was spotted recently having fun in Atlanta. The singer had gone to Atlanta to celebrate his daughter, Hailey, who was celebrating her birthday. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the singer had dressed up in a cute baby shark costume to make his daughter’s day special at the birthday party. Little Hailey Adeleke had celebrate her second birthday in the presence of family and friends. New photos from the party have surfaced online. The photos showed Davido and his second baby mama, Amanda, embracing each other at the party.   The singer and his daughter Hailey’s mother seemed to have [Read]

Slovenia’s Damir Skomina to referee Champions League Final

 According to UEFA, at the Madrid final, the referee will be assisted by compatriots Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan, with Spain’s Antonio Lahoz as the fourth official. Slovenia’s Damir Skomina will be a centre referee in the all-English Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on June 1, UEFA announced on Tuesday. Skomina officiated the Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United in 2017 and the Super Cup between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in 2012. The 42-year-old Skomina, an international referee since 2002, had taken charge of four Champions League matches and two Europa League games this season.           [Read]

Marry Five wives or be jailed, Swaziland King orders country men

The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III has made a declaration in the country that from June 2019, men will be required to marry at least five wives or go to jail. A statement by the King called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives, assuring the men that government would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them. “Here’s the deal, marry at least five wives and you’re assured that the government will pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them.” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that King Mswati warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face [Read]

Bayelsa Speaker, four others charged before CCT for alleged abuse of office

The Code of Conduct Bureau has referred the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kombowei Benson, and four others to the Code of Conduct Tribunal for prosecution on charges of abuse of office. A statement by the CCB Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ibraheem Al-Hassan, said in a statement on Tuesday that the defendants would be arraigned before the tribunal in Abuja on May 22. The particulars of the offence were not stated in the statement. Apart from Benson, others named as defendants in the four counts filed by the CCB at the CCT are: a former Clerk of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, [Read]

Ondo Govt Set To Grow Marijuana For Business, Says Gov Akeredolu

Ondo state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has said the state is set to diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. In a tweet on Monday, Akeredolu explained that with an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, the state would be shortchanging itself if it ignores the marijuana business. “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria,” he wrote. “We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. With an estimated value of $145 Billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed tap into the Legal Marijuana Market. “Our focus now is Medical [Read]

FG inagurates minimum wage execution committee

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the committee to negotiate the consequential adjustment in salaries arising from the new National Minimum Wage, with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, as chairman. While inaugurating the committee, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who is an alternate chairman of the committee, said the committee has four weeks to complete its assignment with the inaugural meeting scheduled to hold on May 20, 2019. Among the members of the committee are the ministers of Labour and Employment, Finance, Health, Budget, and National Planning and Education. Others are the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of [Read]

WhatsApp discovered ‘Targeted’ Surveillance Attack…

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber-actor”.  A fix was rolled out on Friday. On Monday, WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution. The surveillance software involved was developed by Israeli firm NSO Group, according to a report in the Financial Times.Facebook first discovered the flaw in WhatsApp earlier in May. WhatsApp promotes itself as a “secure” communications app because messages are [Read]

Student films himself taking sniper with tea over JAMB result

A 22-year-old man, identified simply as Segun, is battling for his life at a general hospital in Ogun State after he drank insecticide know as sniper. Segun, who was not happy with his result, went on Twitter and expressed frustration at his repeated failure to secure admission into a tertiary institution despite several attempts. NEWSFLAKES NG gathered that the victim had scored  167 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. He lamented that in 2015 when he sat the exam, he scored 189, adding that when he tried again in 2016, he scored 202. The victim said when he attempted in 2017, he scored 233 and failed to get admission [Read]

Sanchez apologises to Manchester united fans

The Chile international scored just one goal in 20 Premier League games this season, after arriving in a swap deal with Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan last summer. He was handed a reported £400,000-a-week contract which has allegedly caused issues in the United dressing room as the team finished sixth and out of contention for a place in the UEFA Champions League. NEWSFLAKES NG gathers that Sanchez , who admitted the whole team struggled under former boss Jose Mourinho, also found himself on the fringes of the team after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as caretaker in December, then permanent manager in March. “It was a very tough season,” he wrote. The [Read]