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August 29, 2019

[BREAKING] Kogi Guber: Gov Yahaya Bello clinches APC ticket

LOKOJA – The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has emerged flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the November 16 governorship election. Bello won the primary conducted in Lokoja, the state capital on Thursday by 3,127 votes.   A total of 3,596 delegates were accredited. The Governor defeated the following to win the ticket: 1. Hadiza Iyoma Ibrahim 2. Yahaya Odidi Audu 3. Sani Lulu Abdullahi 4. Engr. Abubakar Bashir 5. Engr. Danlami Umar Mohammed 6. Yakubu Mohammed 7. Hassan Abdullahi 8. Ekele Aishat Blessing [Read]

Liverpool Defender, Van Dijk Defeats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Best Player Award

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has beaten Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi and Juventus and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to win UEFA’s 2018/19 Men’s Player of the Year. Van Dijk won the award at a ceremony which took place in Monaco, France on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The 28-year-old Dutch who has earlier won the prize for the UEFA Champions League defender of the year, played was integral for Liverpool as they won the Champions League having finished second place in the Premier League and reached the UEFA Nations League final with Holland in the summer, where they were beaten by Portugal. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Real Madrid To Battle PSG, [Read]

Real Madrid To Battle PSG, Liverpool Vs Napoli As UEFA Unveils Draws For 2019/2020 Champions League [SEE FULL DRAWS]

The Ligue 1 champions will face the La Liga giants while the Reds will match up with Carlo Ancelotti’s side in the group stage once again Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage of the Champions League after they were paired together Group A in the draw, which took place in Monaco on Thursday. The two clubs have been linked over the pursuit of PSG star Neymar, with Real Madrid mooted as one of the Brazilian suitors. The pair will be joined by Club Brugge and Galatasaray. Reigning champions Liverpool will see a familiar face in Group E, having been paired up with Napoli, who they narrowly [Read]

We Are Working On Law To Peg Secondary School Leaving Age At 18 – OSUN Assembly Speaker

Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Rt . Hon . Timothy Owoeye , has said the parliament would soon come up with a law that would peg secondary school leaving age at 18. A statement signed by the lawmaker , copy of which was obtained by Punch Correspondent on Thursday, said Owoeye disclosed this in his goodwill message to the Osun Youth Agenda High – Level Stakeholder ’s Policy Dialogue , held in Osogbo. It was organised by the Kimpact Development Initiative, with the support of the United Agency for International Development , National Democratic Institute , and the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development. Owoeye accused many parents [Read]

“Take it easy with my daughter” – Billionaire Otedola warns Mr Eazi

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has urged Mr Eazi to be gentle with his daughter, Temi Otedola. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Forte Oil founder jokingly sounded the note of warning to the singer in the comment section of his Instagram page on Tuesday.   Otedola’s comment, “Mr Eazi, Take it Eazi with my angel”, was in response to a picture of Temi and Mr Eazi which was posted on the latter’s page. In response to the remark, Mr Eazi wrote: “Zaga Dat”. One of the cutest videos you’d be watching today is that of Mr Eazi and his lover, Temi Otedola. The music star took to his Instagram page [Read]

Ogun NUJ Set To Conduct Fresh Election As National Body Gives Nod [SEE ELECTION TIME-TABLE]

ABEOKUTA – The Election and Credentials Committee of the Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has released time table for fresh election to various positions for new officers to run the affairs of the council for a term of three years. This followed annulment of the controversial election by the National Headquarters of the union, following irregularities which characterized the poll, necessitating the appointment of caretaker committee to oversee the council affairs to set up electoral body for new election. The Electoral Chairman, Lanre Ogunyinka in a statement signed alongside Secretary of the credential committee, Ayo Obadimu declared that, the electoral body has lifted ban on [Read]

Rwanda set to launch another satellite into orbit to improve their telecommunication system

At exactly 23h37 local time on February 27, 2019, all eye were on the national television of Rwanda as their government and telecommunication giant, One Web launched their first ever Satellite that will connect remote schools to the internet. The global Satellite named ‘Icyerekezo’ is a symbol of Rwanda’s commitment to build the local space industry, build local capacity, inspire the younger generation and prepare to usher Rwanda into a hyper-connected future, Rwanda’s Ministry of Information Telecommunication Technology and Innovation said in a statement. New information gathered by Celebrities Buzz clearly indicates that the Rwandan government is set to launch another one.   In July 2019, (Ecofin Agency) reported that [Read]

Two feared dead as revenue officials, traders clash in Ebonyi popular market

EBONYI – Abakpa main market, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital was on Wednesday thrown into confusion following clash between traders and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) officials. Eye witness account said that as a result of the incident, buyers were seen scampering to safety after a about two persons were killed within the market. The traders whose anger were by the killing of their members revolted and almost vandalised shops belonging to market leaders who worked with the government. A trader who spoke on condition of anonymity narrated that trouble started when the Special Adviser to Governor David Umahi on IGR, Martins Okwuegbu, and the Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace, [Read]

Police arrest three vigilante men for killing 400L OOU student, dumping body in lagoon

OGUN – Police in Ogun have arrested three members of a local vigilante group in Ijebu-Igbo, popularly known as Yaluwon for allegedly killing a 24-year-old, 400 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University. The suspects, Idowu Ayodele a.k.a Olori Odo, Segun Ogunbanwo a.k.a Kikisore and Salisu Akeem were said to have arrested the victim, Ahmed Obisanwo and one of his friends on the 8th of August at Ijebu-Igbo alleging that the two friends were members of the Eiye cult group. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi explained that the suspects, after arresting the victim and his friend did not take them to the police station at Ijebu-Igbo, but later [Read]

BREAKING: Two in EFCC’s Net in connection with Obasanjo’s $16bn power project

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested two top officials of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), the company in connection with execution of the $16 billion Obasanjo power projects. The duo, who were among the four persons detained by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday reportedly supervised the execution of the projects. The arrests symbolized the beginning of the probe of the humongous expenditure during the Obasanjo presidency, with little results to show. The NDPHC officials arrested are the Head of Finance, Marvel Emefiele and Head of Compensation Eze M. C. Odigbo, The Nation Reported. They are expected to account for the N850 million earmarked as compensation to [Read]

BREAKING: Popular Actor, Afeez Oyetoro aka Saka Loses Mum At 92 [SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that popular Nollywood Actor, Afeez Oyetoro popularly known as Saka has just lost his aged mum who passed on at the age of 91. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the nonagenarian has soon been buried in her hometown according to Muslim rites. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;         More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Cultists Kill UNIBEN Final Year Student, Leave Him in Pool Of Blood [SEE PHOTOS]

A final year of the University of Benin affiliated to the Federal College of Education Technical, Akoka, Lagos State was brutally murdered on Wednesday Afternoon by suspected cultists.  The victim identified as Samuel Oladele Ajayi, an undergraduate business education student of the university of Benin affiliated to Federal college of education Technical Akoka. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Samuel was said to have been shot in the neck by the cultists around 5pm Wednesday on the college Aluta market and he was confirmed dead immediately after he was shot. A source in the college told our correspondent that gunshot had earlier been fired by unknown men in the college premises [Read]

I’ll join the protest again despite police beating – 70-yr-old #RevolutionNow Protester beaten by police in Osogbo Vows

A 70-year-old woman, who joined #RevelutionNow protest in Osogbo has vowed to continue protest despite the assault on her by the men of Nigerian Police. The woman stated this in a video published online. https://bit.ly/2SVnUw2 [READ ALSO] BREAKING: [RevolutionNow] Court Okays Sowore’s Continued Detention Recall that the law courts yesterday refused to grant Omoyele Sowore, the Convener of the RevolutionNow campaign freedom as against his continued arrest and detention by the Buhari-led federal government. [Read]