June 15, 2019

“This Country Is Useless” – Singer Omawumi Reacts To Gorilla Swallowing N6.8m In Kano Zoo

Popular Nigerian singer-songwriter, omawumi reacts to news of a gorilla swallowing N6.8m in kano Zoo as she said this country is useless. We could recall it was reported that a gorilla placed at a Kano Zoo, allegedly swallowed N6.8m as claimed by the finance officer of the recreational facility. She said:- “All of us be thief but it is when you catch person you go clap for he head but how will animal steal money, This Country Is Useless”. [Read]

The Best Way To Honour Abiola – Ben Bruce

Ben Murray Bruce, the former lawmaker representing Bayelsa West senatorial district, has shared that the greatest way to honor the memory of Abiola is by going back to study and actualize his plans for Nigeria. Ben Bruce who made this known via his Twitter handle added that such move would transform Nigeria from being the World headquarters for extreme poverty. The greatest way to honor the memory of chief Abiola would be to go back in time and study his plans, goals, and visions, and use them to transform Nigeria from being the world headquarters for extreme poverty, which we are now, to being a nation that bids farewell to [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Abiodun Appoints SSG, Chief of Staff

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government. Also appointed is Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as the governor’s Chief of Staff. In a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, added that the new SSG comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur. He was until his appointment the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, a market leader in security printing . The 57-year-old Talabi holds a 1987 [Read]

SPORT: ‘Super Eagles Have No Star Player’- Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said that his squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations has no star player. The German, however, expressed confident that Nigeria will qualify for the knockout stage. Nigeria will do battle with Burundi in their Group B opener before games against Guinea on June 26 and Madagascar June 30. ”I think we have a young team without any stars. There are not many great players like Nigeria had in the 80s or 90s but our young team will be able to come out of the group and to try to go far,” Rohr told DW Kick off. The former Burkina Faso coach also [Read]

‘I Will Win The Election With A Landslide’ – Yahaya Bello Boasts

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that he would be re-elected without hassles, in a blunt response to questions about his political strength. Mr. Bello said on Friday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that perceived internal crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi would not stop his re-election. “I am the governor today and Insha Allah, l will return back as the governor for another four years, after the November 16 election. As for the ticket, the analogy is that the tenant cannot send the landlord out of his house,” Bello boasted. “So, APC in Kogi state was rebuilt [Read]

We’ll Pass Budgets Within Three Months -Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says henceforth, the national assembly will ensure the passage of the nation’s budget within three months of its submission by the executive. Lawan made the promise when he fielded questions from state house correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to perform the weekly Friday’s Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock mosque, Abuja. He, however, expressed the hope that the executive would always ensure early submission of the budget enable the assembly deliberate and pass it in good time. “Well, this is a crucial thing that worries everyone, every Nigerian wants to see the national assembly pass the budget in good time and what we have in [Read]

SPORT: Arsenal Take Decision On Aubameyang’s Future After Offer From China

Arsenal are planning to offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract, as they aim to ward off interest in the player from China, the UK Mirror reports. Discussions are expected to take place over the summer, with Aubameyang out of contract in two years time. The Gabon striker is likely to receive a big pay rise after a season in which he shared the Premier League Golden Boot, after scoring 22 goals. He is currently thought to be on around £190,000-a-week. It is rumoured Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG have both made moves for the player and have offered an eye-watering £300,000-a-week, in order to try to tempt the 29-year-old to [Read]

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Borno Attacks

The Islamic State, IS, has claimed responsibility for some attacks in Borno State, the Reuters News Agency reports. IS in a statement on Thursday, said Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) fighters attacked a base in Kareto with light medium and heavy weapons. It claimed, “at least 20” Nigerian soldiers were killed and others injured, that a “tank” and a Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon were destroyed and the base was burned.” Seven four-wheel drive vehicles, weapons and ammunition were captured, the statement added. One of the recent attacks was carried out on Wednesday, June 12, with the insurgents attacking troops of 158 Battalion Location at Kareto Village of Mobbar Local [Read]

See Zlatan Ibile’s Cute Girlfriend As She Shows Off Their New Baby

Zlatan and his girlfriend, Seyi Awonuga secretly welcomed a baby boy a while ago but kept it all under the sheets. Seyi decided to let the cat out of the bag today by sharing a photo of their new boy baby, simply captioning it as “Zlatan’s baby” See more photos of the baby mama below: [Read]

Doctors Kidnapped, As Gunmen Hijack Ambulance In Ondo

An ambulance conveying medical equipment was attacked at the boundary between Ondo and Edo states on Friday. It was gathered that some medical officials were inside the ambulance, a white Toyota Hiace bus, when it was attacked. A source said the ambulance was conveying drugs used in treating lassa fever patients to an undisclosed location, when the attackers struck. “The team was traveling in the bus (ambulance) to deliver the medical equipment meant to fight the Lassa Fever when the gunmen struck on Benin road,” the source said. “They ambushed, and attacked the medical team and later shot at the security personnel in the vehicle as I was told, they [Read]

‘I never knew D’banj and Don Jazz would make it’ – Folashade Aboderin

United Kingdom-based Nigerian artiste, Folashade Aboderin, better known as Shady Blue, who recently returned to Nigeria, in this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, speaks on her mission and why she switched from Soul to Afrobeat. What would you say informed your recent visit to your country home? It is always nice and a thing of delight to visit one’s source. The Yoruba adage also attested to it that ‘Ile la bo isinmi oko’. It has been an awesome experience since I came into the country. I have engaged with a lot of bigwigs in the industry and also it has made me have a feel of the mainstream of the industry. I have also [Read]

SPORT: Super Eagles Drop Three Places In FIFA Rankings Before 2019 AFCON

Nigeria has dropped three spots to 45th, in the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday. With seven days before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles maintain their third position on the continent. Gernot Rohr’s men, however, improved from its April points of 1435 to 1432. The Eagles on Saturday played out a 0-0 draw with Zimbabwe last Saturday and will take on Senegal in another warm-up game this Sunday. Senegal are the highest-ranked African country and 22nd in the world. Nigeria’s opponents at the AFCON; Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar are 71st, 108th and 134th in the world respectively. Globally, Belgium maintain its number one spot in the [Read]

Nigerian Celebrities React After Rugged Man Was Attacked In London

Some Nigerian celebrities have reacted after Ruggedman was attacked last night in London, shortly after Naira Marley was released from Ikoyi Prison yesterday in Lagos. Ruggedman who shared a video at the restaurant where he was attacked in London, stated that being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter him from fighting for the youths. He wrote as he shared a video from the scene of the incident; “Being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter me from fighting for the youths, even though they blindly fight me. #shoutout #londonmetpolic@london_police_department for prompt action. The restaurant owner was just asking if everyone had paid for their food �� #businessneverpersonal” [Read]

Rugged Man Attacked In London Shortly After Naira Marley Was Released

According to A video posted by Rugged man himself on Instagram, He said some misguided boys attacked him at 805 restaurant in london, shortly after Naira Marley was released from prison. In the video he was beaten up with blows and chairs as he runs for his life, police finally rescue him from the attacked anyways. He also off the comment section of the post as no one was able to comment on the video. [Read]