August 26, 2019

Falconets beat Algeria 3-0 to qualify for final

Nigeria’s U-20 female football team, Falconets, has defeated their Algerian counterpart 3-0 to qualify for the finals of the ongoing 12th African Games football event for the first time since 2007. The match played at Stade de Boubker Aamar on Monday saw Cynthia Aku open scoring 15 minutes into the game with an assist from Monday Gift. With a show of prowess, Aku again slotted in the second goal, completing her brace in the 26th minute also with an assist from Gift. The resilient West Africans increased their opponent’s woes as Zainab Olapade scored the third at the 90th minute. Nigeria defeated South Africa 3-0, drew 1-1 against Cameroon and [Read]

BBNaija PepperThem: Khafi And I Never Had Sex – Gedoni

Evicted big brother Naija Housemate, Gedoni has come out to clear the air about the fact that he had ‘sex’ with fellow Housemate, Khafi during his time in the house. He revealed this after he was confronted by twitter users that Khafi has been sacked for having ‘sex’ with him in the house by the UK police. Gedoni revealed what he liked about fellow housemate, Khafi. Gedoni revealed that he loved Khafi due to her ‘positive vibe.’ The evicted BBNaija housemate made the disclosure during the Sunday live eviction show. Responding to a question from the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on what he liked about Khafi, Gedoni said: [Read]

Trouble Looms, Mixed Reactions As Wadume Names Gov Who Gave Him N6m

JALINGO – There have been  mixed reactions among residents of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital following allegations by notorious kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala (also known as Wadume), accusing Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku of having sponsored his criminal enterprise with six million naira. In the course of interrogation at the Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja, Hamisu had claimed that Governor Ishaku gave him two million naira at his hometown of Ibi and another four million naira when they met in Jalingo, the state capital. While some residents have expressed outrage over the Governor’s supposed involvement in a criminal conspiracy, others believe that, if true, the money was meant for [Read]

Party Chairman, Eight Others Injured As Ondo APC Meeting Turns Bloody

AKURE – It was chaotic moment in Ondo state on Sunday as some suspected hoodlums invaded the All Progressive Congress secretariat in Ondo, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, and disrupted the meeting. Not fewer than eight people were reportedly injured including the party chairman, Mr. Aro Bernard. It was gathered that the political thugs who were said to be about 20 in number invaded the venue of the meeting after overpowering some members of the party. According to a party member, Tope Adekunle disclosed that the hoodlums who were armed with cudgels, sticks, cutlass, and knives were led by one Garba who monitored the beating [Read]

BBNaija2019: Jackye, Gedoni Are Latest Evictees, As Mercy Tops With Highest Votes [SEE TOTAL VOTES]

Frodd, Jackye, Mike, Mercy, Seyi, Diane and Gedoni were the housemates nominated for eviction this week and two out of these nine have left the Big Brother house! Following their nominations, viewers were left to vote for their favourite housemates and apparently, Gedoni and Jackye were the housemates with the least votes which led to their eviction from the house. Gedoni and Jackye became the 11th and 12th housemate to exit the show after previous eviction of Joe, Enkay, Nelson, Thelma, Avala, Isilomo, Ella, KimOprah and Tuoyo from 2019 ‘Pepper Dem’ BBNaija eviction. Here’s how the viewers voted… Jackye had the least with the total of 3.38% while Gedoni followed [Read]

Kogi Guber: APC Clears Yahaya Bello, Three Others, Disqualifies 12 Aspirants

LOKOJA – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified 12 gubernatorial aspirants in Kogi State, while the state Governor Yahaya Bello, a member of the House of Representatives Hassan Bello, Ekele Aisha Blessing and Mr. Abubakar Bashir have all been cleared to contest the forthcoming primary election scheduled to hold on August 29, 2019. The committee, which has Senator Hope Uzodimma as its Chairman, Dr. Adamu Abba as the Secretary, Senator Abdulahi Gumel, Hon. Bernard Mikko and Hon. Stella Okotete as members, was inaugurated by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole, last week Wednesday. The committee, in a report submitted to the chairman of the party, a copy [Read]

“He’s my childhood friend” – Keyamo admits knowing a suspected internet fraudster on FBI list

Mr Festus Keyamo SAN, the Honorable Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, has confirmed that he is friends with Jerry Ikogho (pictured wearing glasses), one of the cyber fraud suspects apprehended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A picture of Keyamo and Ikogho has been trending online, sparking different reactions. Ikhogo is number three on the 77-man list of Nigerian fraud suspects released by the FBI on Thursday. Keyomo confirmed to TheCable that he and Ikogho were born in Ughelli, Delta state, and grew up as childhood friends. According to him, the picture was taken in 2011 at the burial of the father of one of the two [Read]

Kaduna begins payment of Minimum Wage September

KADUNA – The Kaduna State Executive Council has risen from its Monday meeting to approve that payment of the new national minimum wage and consequential adjustments to civil servants begins from 1st September, 2019. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Executive Council meeting, chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, noted the commitment of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to strengthen the public service and its capacity to deliver quality and responsive public service. The council according to a statement issued Special Adviser to the Governor on Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, deliberated on the minimum wage memo and unanimously approved commencement of the implementation in September 2019. According to Adekeye, [Read]

EFCC traces Atiku’s laundered money to Obasanjo Library

ABEOKUTA – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has extended to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, its investigation of the laundered 150 million euros cash-for-poll by associates of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar. It was learnt that the investigators went to the Library on August 8 to authenticate the claims by one of those under probe that he gave $140,000 (about N50 million) to one of the library officials. According to reports, the EFCC officials, accompanied by policemen, combed some offices at the former President’s Library. It could not be confirmed whether any document was taken away by the operatives, but nobody was arrested. “Our operatives went to the library with [Read]