September 8, 2019

Edo Crisis: Obaseki sacked the only commissioner I nominated into his cabinet – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has spoken on the crisis between him and his successor, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, stating that Obaseki removed the only commissioner he nominated into his cabinet. The duo were at loggerhead for a substantial period between May and July and as observers believe it has gone to rest when peace was brokered between them. In an interview with Channels Television, Oshiomhole said the governor took the action after a reconciliatory meeting that was attended by four governors. A faction of the assembly is said to be loyal to the governor while the other is on the [Read]

BOOM! I’m not responsible for TBoss’s pregnancy, we’ve never dated – Dino Melaye speaks up

Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has debunked rumour making rounds that he is responsible for the pregnancy of former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tboss. Melaye made the reaction following speculations that he is the father of the unborn child. Taking to Twitter, Melaye put it in clear words that he is not the father of her baby and that he never dated her. The lawmaker tweeted, “I naturally should ignore lies making the rounds that I’m the father of Tboss’s child. Every child is a blessing from heaven to every new mother and I congratulate TBoss on the new bundle of Joy. As for the father,.. It’s not me. [Read]

Tribunal upholds Omo-Agege’s victory, says petition lacking in merits

ASABA – The Delta State National Assembly election petition tribunal has upheld the victory of Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, as the authentic winner of the senatorial election in Delta Central Senatorial District. The panel dismissed the petition by Evelyn Okoro, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for lacking in merit. Delivering the unanimous judgement on Saturday, September 7, Justice O. O. Onyeabo-led panel held that the petitioner failed to prove her cases of malpractice and rigging beyond reasonable doubt. [Read]

BREAKING: Heavily Armed South African Protesters Storm Streets, Ask Foreigners To Vacate Country [SEE VIDEO]

JOHANNESBURG – A fresh round of violence is currently building up in the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, as armed protesters are out again, demanding that foreigners should return to where they came from. According to Sowetan Live, a South African newspaper, the protesters, who carried weapons such as knobkerries, are waiting to be addressed by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a notable politician and Zulu tribe leader. This is coming one week after attacks on foreigners sparked reactions across the continent. Nigeria, Rwanda and Malawi had pulled out of the World Economic Forum which held in South Africa while Zambia cancelled an international friendly match with South Africa over the violence against [Read]

2019: Tribunal sacks PDP senator, orders fresh polls, APC celebrates

ASABA – The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State has sacked the senate representing Delta South, James Manager. The panel led by Justice O. O. Onyeabo in a unanimous ruling on Saturday alleged that the Senator is a product of massive rigging. Manager, who contested on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, however, former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Uduaghan dragged him to the tribunal. Uduaghan’s lawyer, Thomson Okpoko (SAN), told the tribunal that the February 23 National Assembly elections in the district was marred by massive rigging [Read]

Shi’ites, police may clash again on Tuesday as proscribed group plans nationwide procession

•We’re Nigerians and ready to die in Nigeria –Shi’ites •March and see what police will do – FPRO The Nigeria Police Force and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, may clash at the group’s upcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday. The Ashura procession, also called the Day of Ashura, is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It is observed annually by Shi’ite Muslims worldwide to commemorate the death of Husayn ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala in Iraq. Known as the third Shia Imam, Husayn was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and son of Ali ibn Abi [Read]

Most Female Celebrities Sleep Around To Maintain Expensive Lifestyle – Princess Shyngle

Tiny waist actress, Princess Shyngle recently revealed the terrible things celebrities do just to keep up with a social media lifestyle. In a video she shared on her Instagram page, the Ghana-based Gambian actress stated categorically that most celebrities, especially the females who look happy on social media are living in pure pain and sorrow behind the scenes for survival because they do many disgusting things to keep up with high maintenance living. “You go on social media and you see a lot of Instagram models or celebrities living this life that you think is the best life, traveling and having all the designers, and you think they are happy [Read]

TENNIS: Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

UNITED STATES – Serena Williams, so strong of limb and spirit, could not disguise her inner frailty when she stumbled at the tape in the US Open final, and tennis embraced another new teenage champion, Bianca Andreescu, who took an hour and 40 minutes to win 6-3, 7-5 on her grand slam final debut. It was a match of uneven quality but festooned in unalloyed drama and much history. It also crowned the best first appearance in the tournament decider since Venus Williams lost to Martina Hingis in the 1997 final. Serena has reached four of six slam finals (most recently losing to Andreescu’s friend, Simona Halep, at Wimbledon) since [Read]

Total Black-out imminent Nationwide as TCN, DisCos face-off deepens

• Incessant Collapse Of Grid Threatens Power Generation • GenCos Seek Introduction Of Bilateral Contract As Leeway • Stakeholders Advocate Investment In Renewables To Address Shortfall The lingering challenges confronting the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is taking the worst turn as face-off between Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Distribution Companies (DisCos) over a recently introduced minimum remittance order has continued to cripple power generation across the country. Already, over 40 per cent of the plants have been shut down, as the level of power generation stood at a mere 2137.6 Megawatts on Wednesday this week going by statistics from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator. Indeed, generation hovered between [Read]

Xenophobia: Over 5,000 jobs lost to protest in Lagos —Sanwo-Olu

LAGOS – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that over 5,000 persons have lost their jobs to the protest against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. It may be recalled that Nigerians had staged anti-xenophobia protests across the nation, during which business outfits perceived to belong to South Africa were attacked. A Press release signed by Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, stated that Sanwo-Olu spoke on Saturday when he visited some of the shopping malls that were attacked in Ajah and Surulere. [READ ALSO] Xenophobia: Buhari, Ramaphosa Set For Peace Talks As Nigerians Remain Optimistic “These are jobs where Nigerians are the ones that have been affected. [Read]

Emergency landing at Minna airport as 560 returning pilgrims escape death

MINNA – What could easily have become the worst aviation disaster in recent memory was averted Saturday when an aircraft carrying no fewer than 560 passengers returning to Niger State from Saudi Arabia made an emergency landing at Minna Airport. The near disaster, which a source close to the airport in Minna said occurred at around 5 am Saturday morning, is reportedly a first at the airport. According to the source, the aircraft, a Max Air Boeing 744 with registration number 5N/ DBK, carrying about 560 Muslim pilgrims returning from the annual Hajj pilgrimage, developed a technical fault, resulting in a forced landing. The accident caused damage to one of [Read]

Tragedy as drunk driver kills Three in Abuja, flees scene

ABUJA – Tragedy struck in Gwarinpa district of the Federal Capital Territory when a yet-to-be identified driver killed three people in an auto crash that left many others in pains after sustaining varying degrees of injury. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the accident which occurred early Saturday after a white Mercedes Benz 4Matic 2016 model collided with three commercial tricycles around CITEC Estate in the District. Eyewitnesses said the driver of the white Benz with number plate, SRP 553 QG, was suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol when he rammed into the three tricycles with a top speed. It was gathered that the driver of the Benz [Read]

Xenophobia: Buhari, Ramaphosa Set For Peace Talks As Nigerians Remain Optimistic

Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA), is optimistic that the meeting between Nigerian and South African Presidents in October, will bring lasting solutions to the recurrent xenophobia. The President of NICASA, Mr Ben Okoli, made this known in a telephone conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg, South Africa. Okoli said President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, were expected to meet in October to discuss modalities to address attacks on Nigerians living in that country. “We are looking forward to the state visit by President Buhari and we believe his coming will help reduce the suffering Nigerians go through in South Africa. [Read]

Xenophobia: Adeboye, Okonkwo caution against retaliation

GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye and his counterpart from The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo have passionately pleaded with Nigerians to exercise restraint in the face of provocative xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and avoid the temptation to retaliate. Speaking at different fora, the two eminent Pentecostal clerics described the ugly development in South Africa as unfortunate but adviced that the lure of retaliation cannot provide an enduring solution to the crisis. “Attack on South African concerns in Nigeria in retaliation is not a godly alternative to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa,” they pleaded giving separate [Read]