September 5, 2019

Xenophobia: Nigeria Pulls Out Of Three-Day Economic Forum in South Africa

Nigeria has pulled out of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, over fresh xenophobic attacks. The country is also making plans to recall Kabiru Bala, its high commissioner to South Africa, according to a presidential source. The source said the decisions were taken at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Tuesday. [READ ALSO] Xenophobia: Air Peace to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa Osinbajo was to represent Nigeria at the three-day forum ending on Friday. In its initial response to the fresh attacks, the federal government had summoned Bobby Monroe, South [Read]

TRAGEDY: Tinubu Dies At 75

Alhaji Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu, the former Head of Service, Lagos State ( Between 1999 and 2004) is dead. He died in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in FCT, Abuja. He was aged 75. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that he will be buried on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Okesuna Cemetery, after a Janazah prayer at the Alausa Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja. Alhaji Tinubu was born on Friday, July 7, 1944. He was a graduate of Political Science from Howard University and Catholic University, Washington DC, USA where he bagged his B.Sc and M.Sc respectively. He was briefly a lecturer at the University of Ife, [Read]

Xenophobia: Air Peace to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa

ABUJA – The Federal Government has announced that the Proprietor of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema has volunteered to send aircraft to South Africa to evacuate Nigerians from the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made this announcement in a statement signed by Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson of the ministry on Wednesday. It reads, “the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that following the recent unfortunate xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa, the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines Chief Allen Onyema, has volunteered to send an aircraft from Friday 6th September 2019 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of [Read]

Oil Magnate, David Lyon Wins Bayelsa APC Primary

YENAGOA – Oil Magnate, David Lyon, has defeated five other aspirants to emerge the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the November 16 Bayelsa State Governorship election. Lyon emerged the winner of the direct primaries conducted by the party on Wednesday as announced by the Collation Officer Senator Emmanuel Ocheja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the oil magnate, Chief Lyon polled a total of 42,138, votes to defeat five other aspirants, while Mrs Desiye Nsirim, came a distant second with 1,533, with Chief Ebitimi Amgbare came third with 633 votes. The immediate past Minister of state for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, polled 571 votes to [Read]