Date
October 3, 2019

Gov Obaseki sacks over 250 aides in massive cabinet shake-up

  BENIN – Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has terminated the appointments of all his Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants with immediate effect. The governor had announced the appointment of 192 Special Assistants on June 3, 2017, in addition to the appointments of dozens of Senior Special Assistants (SSA). He had at the time said the appointments represent a true reflection of all the 192 electoral wards in the three Senatorial Districts that make up the state. Obaseki said the sack is to reorganise the governance structure to enhance efficiency in service delivery to Edo people. The mass purge is coming in the wake of accusing fingers from [Read]

DSS Nab Wanted Ex-Pension Boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, As Son Pulls Gun On Officers

ABUJA – Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). Maina was arrested in company of his 20-year-old son at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja after a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to the Service to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. DSS in a statement said Maina’s son Faisal tried to resist the arrest. The secret-security outfit said Faisal “even pulled a pistol against the security agents involved in the operation.” He was, however, disarmed and arrested. Faisal is a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai where [Read]

Robbers Raid Oyo Assembly Complex, Cart Away Valuables

IBADAN – Suspected hoodlums have stolen electric cables valued at N500,000.00 from the Oyo State House of Assembly complex, the assembly’s spokesperson, Kemi Ojoawo said on Wednesday. According to the spokesperson, the suspected robbers, broke into the assembly complex last Thursday night and made away with the item. A source said that the theft has been slowing down legislative activities in the state. Another source who asked not to be named said that stealing of electric cables and other properties House of Assembly complex is not new. He alleged that electrical cables, fans, computers and other common items often go missing within the complex. “I can recall this to be [Read]

SARS officer lands in trouble over indecent dressing [SEE PHOTOS]

A police officer attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit, Inspector Michael Olubode has landed himself in trouble as he is going through an internal disciplinary procedure after a photo of him inappropriately dressed while on duty went viral on social media. The Nigerian Police made the announcement on its official Twitter handle on Monday. See tweet below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; pic.twitter.com/IuMkYXQvdF — Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) September 30, 2019 [Read]

So sad! Two Nigerian female footballers killed by hit and run driver

  UYO – A reckless driver has terminated lives of two Police Machine players Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong on Tuesday, October 1. Saturday Glory and Ani Ekong were said to have been killed by a hit and run driver in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state after their evening training. Police Machine are preparing for the Nigeria Women Professional League relegation playoffs slated for Lokoja in Kogi state before this heartbreaking incident. It was gathered the unknown driver also left four other players of Police Machine injured and they are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo. Chairperson of the Nigerian Women Football League, Mrs Aisha Falode has expressed [Read]

FG to bring back toll gates scrapped by Obasanjo

ABUJA – Fifteen years after the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo scrapped toll gates across the country, the federal government is making plans to reintroduce them. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, disclosed this while briefing state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council meeting. Fashola, who was joined by Lai Mohammed, his information counterpart, said there is no law against toll plazas in the country. He added that some of the logistics being worked out before the reintroduction include acquiring more lands that will provide up to 10-lane plazas. “Where are we in PPP and toll gate, let me just clarify this impression about toll [Read]

Minimum wage: Labour to begin strike October 16, issues 7-day ultimatum

  – Rejects FG 11% offer, insists on 29%, 24% upward review . – Accuses govt of insensitivity to workers plight . – Demands immediate implementation of minimum wage  Following the nonchalant attitude of the government negotiating side of the consequential adjustment committee, the organised workers under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have warned that it would ground the nation’s economy if government fails to conclude the process leading to the implementation of new minimum wage within seven days.  In a statement signed by both NLC President, Ayuba Wabba and his TUC counterpart, Quadri Olaleye, and issued the at the end of [Read]

Tragedy As Another Commercial Bus Plunges Into Ososa River in Ogun Again

IJEBU-ODE – Barely four days after a staff of Tai Solarin College of Education, (TASCE) Omu Ijebu plunged into the Ososa river on the Sagamu Ijebu Benin expressway, a sienna space wagon bus with passengers has on Wednesday plunged into the same river Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Oladele explained that the crash occurred around 4:30pm. He noted that crash occured when the driver of the bus attempted to overtake another vehicle on the bridge and unfortunately lost control and flipped into the river He added that the FRSC rescue team had immediately moved to [Read]

Uncontrollable Laughter as Osinbajo says ‘gbe bodi e’ inside Aso Rock

ABUJA – The audience could not stop laughing as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo showed that he is up to date with developments in the entertainment sector. At a dinner organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary, the VP displayed his knowledge of contemporary dance steps in the country. Naming them one by one at the event which held at Aso Rock, Nigeria’s number two citizen sent the audience into gales of laughter and applause. “One of the attributes of the Nigerian people is the uniquely confident way we stand out- what many call the Nigerian swag,” he said. “With dance, whether it is Skelewu, Shakitibobo, Shaku-Shaku or Zanku, every Nigerian can [Read]