September 7, 2019

Joshua Vs Ruiz Rematch: I’m not retiring, I’ll get my belts back, Anthony Joshua vows

Nigerian – born British international boxer, Anthony Joshua has vowed not to retire nor give up his belts easily as he prepares for his much anticipated rematch against, the titles holder, Andy Ruiz Jr come December 7 later this year.  AJ as he’s popular called has said “sometimes the ones who are calm and chilled can bark” about the laidback Andy Ruiz Jr, who he rates as “the best heavyweight out there”. Joshua and Ruiz Jr went face to face in London as their three-day press tour concluded, meaning preparation can now ramp up ahead of their December 7 rematch in Saudi Arabia, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Asked about [Read]

100 Days: You can’t call PMB ‘Baba Go slow’, He’s Now ‘Baba Fast’, says APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Friday night in Abuja said President Muhammadu Buhari has performed creditably in his first 100 days in office, saying Nigerians cannot refer to him as “Baba go slow”. The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said this time, the president can be referred to as ‘Baba Fast’. [READ ALSO] 100 Days In Office: 19 Out Of 29 Govs Fail To Form Cabinet The statement reads: “As the President Muhammadu Buhari administration marks its first 100 days in office, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has scored the administration high. “President Buhari can beat [Read]

Cyber Crime Suspect ‘Professor’, Jide-Oni Not Our Staff, Says OAU

OSUN  – The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has denied any link with Charles Jide-Oni, the cyber crime suspect who claimed to be a ‘professor’ at the institution. Jide-Oni, 60, was arraigned in a federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday by the EFCC for allegedly defrauding his victims of several millions of naira through false pretence. Reacting to the matter, Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olanrewaju, on Friday, told PREMIUM TIMES that the institution has no lecturer with such name whether in the past or now in the institution. [READ ALSO] EFCC arraigns OAU Professor over cyber crime Olanrewaju, who was responding to questions asked [Read]

Love, Stupidity or Wickedness? Man stands for 6hrs for his wife to sleep on flight

A man has been spotted standing for six hours flight so he could allow his wife stretch out on his chairs to sleep. The picture which was shared on social media, – Twitter- has got many netizens talking about the love that might exist between the couple while some see the act of the husband as stupidity and that of the wife as wickedness. A woman who witnessed the man’s selfless act while on board a plane shared a photo on Twitter, writing, “This guy stood up the whole 6 hours so his wife could sleep. Now THAT is love.” Twitter users agreed it was a lovely thing he did [Read]

2020: Obaseki May Defect to PDP

BENIN – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that  Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s second term bid might see the light of day if the rumours making the rounds in Benin City about his alleged plan defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are anything to go by. Recent romance with big PDP chieftains in the state will further attest to the fact that the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), top members of the APC ruling party in Edo, are not willing to make peace with Obaseki, hence the governor, who is popularly known as ‘wake and see’ is considering the PDP option. Fillers reaching Saturday Telegraph revealed that Obaseki and the PDP [Read]

100 days in office: 19 out of 29 govs fail to form cabinet

At least 19 out of the 29 governors sworn in on May 29, 2019 have yet to form their cabinets after 100 days in office, NEWS FLAKES NG understands. Of the 29 governors, only 10 have formed their cabinets. They are: Lagos, Sokoto, Kaduna, Borno, Benue, Oyo, Imo, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi. The 19 who have not formed their cabinets include Abia, Kano, Kebbi, Katsina, Bauchi, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Kwara, Enugu, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Cross River, Jigawa, Zamfara and Rivers. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, who was inaugurated in November 2018, has also failed to appoint commissioners but rather settled for [Read]

256 dead teachers, others draw salary in Benue – SUBEB chair

MAKURDI – The Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, Matthew Mnyam, has said no fewer than 256 dead public primary school teachers and other undisclosed numbers of retired teachers were on the payroll of the state. Mnyam made this disclosure on Friday in Makurdi, the state capital, while briefing journalists on the activities of his board. The SUBEB boss, who said he was mandated by the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, to sanitise the board, revealed that on assumption of office he carried out verification exercise where he discovered the rot. He also disclosed that some female primary school teachers who by marriage had resigned and left the state [Read]

We’ll pay LAUTECH salaries owed by Osun Govt — Oyo Gov, Makinde

IBADAN – Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the state will have to pay off the salary owed to workers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso by Osun state.  Makinde said this during a media chat on his first 100 days in office with BCOS TV. The governor said the decision to pay the salary is so that students don’t suffer. The university is co-owned by both Oyo and Osun states. Makinde explained that an agreement to split the institution during the rule of Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo) and Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun) was signed but never implemented. He added that he would not shy away from splitting the [Read]