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2019 African Drum Festival: Ogun Set to Host 21 Countries, 71 Independent Participants, Others

ABEOKUTA – Not less 21 African countries, 23 troupes and 71 independent participants will feature at the 2019 edition of African Drum Festival annually held in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. The drum festival according to the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee who is also the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, about 26 states of the federation have also signified interest in participating in this year’s edition. Onanuga said the festival which berthed in 2016 has not only repositioned and placed Ogun State on the world map of culture and tourism, but has become an enduring legacy. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the LOC Chairman equally added that few European and American [Read]

15 people killed, 14 injured by armed bandits in Nasarawa [READ MORE]

15 people have been killed and 14 others were injured last night in Numa village, Andaha Town, in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Report shows that the people were killed by armed bandits when they were celebrating at a party late in the night. Details later… [Read]

‘Nigeria Under You is Hellish’, Nollywood Star, Omotola Attacks Buhari, Osinbajo

Nollywood superstar actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has attacked the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The actress described Nigerians quality of life under Buhari’s leadership as nothing far from hell. Omotola is also an Amnesty International campaigner. She stated this in a series of tweets on Sunday evening. She wrote, “The Country Under your watch is Hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident.” She also charged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Mr Buhari to act fast. The actress spoke against the backdrop of the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killings even by security personnel across the country. She added, “The lack of Money in circulation, now coupled with the continuous Assault and killings by uniformed men. [Read]

Amosun inaugurates MAUSTECH Governing Council [SEE PHOTOS]

ABEOKUTA – A ten-member Governing Council of the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), Abeokuta, has been inaugurated by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the governor, after the inauguration ceremony, held at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, yesterday, charged the council members to ensure a smooth take off of the new institution. Amosun said the university is expected to take off with the already existing structure of the former Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, which is now known as the Ogun State Polytechnic and relocated to Ipokia. “I am happy with the calibre of people in the council. We don’t just appoint [Read]

BREAKING: You do not need WAEC certificate to become President in Nigeria, Says Festus Keyamo

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the director strategic communications of President Muhammadu Buhari, 2019 presidential campaign, (Official spokesperson), Festus Keyamo, SAN, Monday said that one does not need a WAEC certificate to become President in Nigeria. Reeling out his reasons for saying so, Festus said that Section 318 of the 1999 Constitution defines “School Certificate or its equivalent” to mean primary 6 School Leaving Certificate plus the ability to just speak, write, understand and communicate in English language to the satisfaction of INEC. And No WAEC certificate is needed. Festus equally moved forward to give other levels of qualifications to run for [Read]

WOW! Guys buy their friend car because they’re tired of picking him up [SEE PHOTOS]

A video currently making the rounds online captured the quite awing moment some men came together to purchase a car for their friend because they are tired of picking him up. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the lucky friend who couldn’t contain his emotions, was quite ecstatic as his friend surprised him with the expensive gift. [READ ALSO] I Don’t Hate My Dad For Molesting My Mum – Helen Paul [READ FULL GIST] The lady who shared the video on Twitter wrote: These guys bought their friend a car cause they are tired of picking him up such brotherhood God bless this friendship. See tweet below as captured by NEWS FLAKES [Read]

Meet Adeola Ahmed, FUNAAB’s first Female Students Union President After 31yrs of Existence [READ MORE]

AdeolaTawakalt Ahmed popularly known as D’ola has emerged as the first female Student Union President of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB) since the university was established 31 years ago. D’ola is a 400 Level student of the department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), of the university. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the new President of the Student Union after her emergence has assured her fellow students and the entire University Community that she won’t run a gender biased union. She said “This is not a unionism of gender, but a unionism of all by all and for [Read]

BREAKING: Tiger Woods Wins 2019 Masters Title, His 15th Major and First title Since 2008 [READ MORE]

After all the scandals, all the injuries, all the surgeries, all the drama, all the he’s-done declarations, Tiger Woods has won the Masters in 2019. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that nearly 11 years after his last major victory — the longest drought in golf history — Woods won the Masters by 1 stroke with a bravura 70 final round, keeping his head while the best of the next generation of golfers lost theirs. Six golfers held at least a share of the lead over the day, five tied with only a handful of holes left. But as it was in 1997, so it was 22 years later: Woods walking off [Read]

I Don’t Hate My Dad For Molesting My Mum – Helen Paul [READ FULL GIST]

Nigerians were shocked when popular comedienne, Helen Paul, revealed that she was a product of r-pe while celebrating the doctorate degree she recently got from the University of Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in an encounter with Sunday Scoop, Helen Paul said she didn’t regret sharing the true story of her birth. She stated, “I chose the occasion to reveal the story of my birth because I dedicated the degree to my mother. There is time for everything and I felt it was time to tell the world. Apparently, it’s not even my story; it’s my mother’s. I am humbled and grateful to God for seeing me through the [Read]

‘I Am Responsible For Her Pregnancy’; Two Men Fight Over Woman in Lagos [READ MORE]

Two men are said to be in a serious battle over a woman identified as Mrs. Feyintola Babalola in Lagos. According to reports, the battle between her present husband, Mr. Babalola and her lover, Abiodun Ibrahim, has become very tough and the dirty secrets are being revealed in public. It was gathered that Feyintola had engaged both men in love affairs to the extent that they had every access to her but did not know each other till recently. Her lover, Ibrahim, first met Feyintola, proposed to marry her, they got very intimate and she became pregnant. However, she opted for Babalola and eventually got married to him. All the [Read]

Atiku’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria, INEC releases another Bombshell [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria. INEC said the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria. [READ ALSO] We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal [READ MORE] Atiku Abubakar had filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge the reelection of President Buhari. Recall that INEC in a recent press statement issued to newsmen in response to the ongoing election tribunal petition said that the server results such Atiku and the PDP were laying claims to [Read]

BREAKING: Golden Eaglets trash Tanzania 4-5 in ongoing AFCON U-17 Tourney

  TANZANIA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Golden Eaglets have trashed host Tazania 5-4 in the AFCON U-17 championship. This was made known on Sunday via the verified Twitter handle of the Confederation of African Football, @CAF_Online: See Tweet: [Read]

Mapoly, Ogun Poly Fix April 15 As Resumption Date For All Students [READ MORE]

The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Ogun State Polytechnic have unanimously fixed Monday April 15, 2019 resumption date for all categories of students of the institutions.  This information was contained in a recent release signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer [PRO], Yemi Ajibola which also urged the students concerned to complete their registration processes as well as payment of all necessary fees as soon as possible. [READ ALSO] MAPOLY debunks rumours of clash between Rector and New VC [READ MORE] See full release below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Authorities of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Ogun State Polytechnic have announced Monday, 15th April, 2019 as resumption date for [Read]

Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun Swings into Action, Sets Up All-inclusive Economic Transition Team [READ MORE]

  Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, has announced the Economic Transition Committee that will further articulate his campaign manifesto, ensure robust engagement with stakeholders and develop a Roadmap to guide its implementation. In a Press Statement issued on Friday, 12th April, 2019 by his spokesperson, Remmy Hazzan, the Governor-Elect was quoted as saying “Ogun State is blessed with an abundance of human resources in all fields of endeavor and this is reflected in the array of distinguished sons and daughters who have volunteered their skills, rich and diverse experience and vast network to work on this important assignment. Furthermore, our commitment to provide an inclusive Government is expressed [Read]

Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned, not mine, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election. The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of Nigerians” during the election. In its response to Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the election, the APC had said the PDP candidate is not a Nigerian by birthand so, is unqualified to run for president. Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, argued that Atiku was born on November [Read]