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Buhari slams NASS as panel recovers N769bn stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday slammed the National Assembly for delaying the passage of Proceeds of Crimes Bill presently before it. Buhari, who spoke during the submission of the report of the Presidential Committee set up to audit recovered funds, said a key tool that would revolutionize the country’s asset recovery and management architecture is the Proceeds of Crimes Bill. “Once the Bill is passed and assented, many of the challenges facing our asset recovery and management practice will be adequately taken care of as the Bill addresses most of the challenges facing effective asset recovery and management in Nigeria,” he said. He therefore urged the National Assembly to take necessary [Read]

FG Shared N3.95 Trillion Revenue with States, Local Councils in First Half of 2018

  The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Monday disclosed that, the federal, state and local governments in Nigeria have shared a total of N3.95 trillion from the Federation Account, within the first half of the year. According to NEITI in the latest edition of its Quarterly Review, the disbursements were made by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) and they represented an increase of 41 per cent when compared to the N2.79 trillion disbursed in the first half of 2017. The disbursements, it added, equally represented a 95 per cent increase in the N2 trillion disbursed within the same period in 2016. The NEITI’s review provided highlights and [Read]

GIST: Igbo Lady Holds Colourful Traditional Wedding To White Lover In Rome, Italy (Photos)

The period when foreigners travel down to Nigeria to hold their traditional weddings in the bride’s village seems to be over as most Nigerian families don’t mind to wed traditionally in a foreign land. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it was really a colorful moment as an Igbo lady tied the knot with her foreign partner in Rome, Italy on Sunday, September 9th. The Nigerian lady who wore a traditional attire along with the groom, observed all the matrimonial rites according to the traditions of Igbo land before the union was sealed. The groom’s lovely family and friends gathered in their numbers to support him and the bride’s family and [Read]

2019: Cattle Sellers, IPMAN, Others Buy Election Forms For El-Rufai

Five groups, led by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kaduna Branch have bought a nomination form for Governor Nasir El-rufai to recontest for election in 2019. Governor El Rufai who expressed surprise at the development said the gesture came at the right time because he could not have afforded the nomination fees set by the party. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that other groups that jointly financed the nomination forms were Petroleum Tanker Drivers, National association of Road Transport Owners, Traders of Sheikh Mahmud Gummi Market and The Katsina and Daura People’s Association living in Kaduna. Receiving the head of the delegation at at the Sir Kashim [Read]

”Osun State Does Not Have My Kind Of Money” – Bola Tinubu Says Ahead Of Osun Election

  Ahead of the state governorship election slated for September 22nd, former governor of Lagos state and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has told residents of the state that they do not have the kind of money that would impress him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Tinubu said this while reacting to claims that he was imposing the APC governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola on the state so he can embezzle the state resources when Oyetola is sworn into office. Speaking during a visit to the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, over the weekend, Tinubu said Oyetola, the APC candidate was reliable. Speaking in Yoruba dialect, Tinubu [Read]

GIST: Davido’s Girlfriend, Chioma Dazzles In Pink Jumpsuit (Photos)

Davido’s heartthrob – Chioma looks good as she shows off her portable derrière in new photos shared on Instagram. The beautiful Chioma ‘Nwa Baby’, who is also a renowned chef looked excited about the jumpsuit she was putting on as she posed for pictures. Stunning…. . READ MORE 247 LATEST BREAKING NEWS AND MANY MORE HOT GISTS ON: www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

LAGOS GUBER 2019: Tough times ahead for Ambode as 57 LG Chairmen back Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu keeps mum

  A day after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State officially declared his bid for a second term, there is a threat to impeach the governor, TheCable has reported. The impeachment threat is not unconnected to an ongoing rift between Ambode and APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. NEWS FLAKES gathers that Ambode had on Monday obtained his expression of interest and nomination forms at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja. Quoting credible sources, our source, on Tuesday claimed 57 council chairmen, who are fiercely loyal to Tinubu, have met and pledged their support to his preferred candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu. Ambode now faces the task of beating Sanwo-Olu and another [Read]

BREAKING: Oil Magnate, Femi Otedola reportedly Accepts PDP Lagos Governorship Ticket for 2019

By John Izabi, Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that popular Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, Chairman / CEO of Forte Oil, has reportedly accepted to run for the governorship seat of the Lagos State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The popular billionaire has soon reportedly accepted the offer drawing widespread reactions from across the state and the entire country at large. Confirming the development, Chief Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation International Magazine recently shared the news on his Twitter account as can be seen in a screen shot as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Meanwhile, many political analysts have started [Read]

Popular Yoruba Actor, Odunlade Adekola gets quit notice for Non-payment of two years rents

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers popular Yoruba Actor, Odunlade Adekola has been given quit notice to vacate his office apartment for allegedly refusing to pay his outstanding two years rent. In a Quit Notice letter dated 7th September, 2018 by his landlord, ESS-OH Consult signed by one Sulaiman Osho, a copy of which is obtained by NEWS FLAKES, Mr. Odunlade was accused of not paying the 2017 and 2018 office rent, amounting to the sum of One hundred and forty thousand (N140,000) naira. According to the landlord, the office suite located at Ansar -ud-deen House, Quarry road, Abeokuta was given to Odunlade six years ago for business purposes. The letter reads, [Read]

SHOCKING >>>2019: I don’t have N20m in my account, El-Rufai reveals

…as groups buy nomination form for him The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, Monday said that he does not have N20m to buy an expression of interest and nomination forms for himself. Speaking at the state’s government house, El-rufai commended the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), NATO, and Sheikh Gumi Market Association who bought the forms for him. Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State Quoting El-rufai as cited by thecable, “When the party fixed the money for the form, I could remember that during the meeting, the President was the first person to rise his hands and said he does [Read]

2019: Ogun APC picks consensus candidates for House of Assembly elections

By Olasunkanmi Akinlotan,   The All Progressives Congress (APC), has agreed on 23 consensus candidates out of 26 prospective members vying for the State House of Assembly tickets of the party. The 23 consensus candidates were picked at a stakeholders meeting, held at the Presidential lodge in GRA, Ibara housing estate, Abeokuta the state capital . According to the state Commissioner for Information, Hon Dayo Adeneye, “the candidates were adopted for 23 out of the 26 seats, at the exercise, conducted at the Presidential Lodge, Abeokuta. “They emerged after all aspirants from all constituencies met to pick the most suitable candidate among them.” The Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who announced [Read]

Gov Aregbesola joins Oyo counterpart, declares Tuesday Sept 11 as Public Holiday to commemorate New Islamic Calendar

NEWS FLAKES gathers that the Governor of Osun state,  Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has declared tomorrow, Tuesday September 11th, 2018 public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijra in the state. According to the statement of the State government which was issued by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr Adebisi Obawale said the public holiday is observed to marked Islamic new year which started counting in 622 AD after the migration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in Saudi Arabia. Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration had since inception marked the Hijra day as public holiday in the state. The government wishes Muslims in the state and across the world [Read]

UPDATED: Serena Williams Fined $17,000 for US OPEN Codes Violations

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for three code violations during the US Open final. Williams was fined $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket by the tournament referee’s office. The money will come out of Serena William’s prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG brought us a report earlier yesterday that Williams lost to Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final in 6-2, 6-4.   Serena clashed with chair umpire Ramos, demanding an apology after he initially issued [Read]

CRIME: Notorious Cultist bursts into tears after arrest with Gang members

Two suspected cultists/kidnappers were apprehended by a vigilante group at Ojuwo-Afu, in Igalamela/Odolu local government area (Ajaka axis) in Kogi state.  NEWS FLAKES gathers that the suspects identified as Abdulkarim Idris a.k.a Firefighter and Atene Amade a.k.a Mad lion, were said to have perpetrated numerous kidnappings in the past especially along Idah-Ajegu-Lokoja road but got away with it as they allegedly have strong political backings. The news of the arrests of ‘Firefighter’ and ‘Mad lion’, has excited the villagers but there are fears their godfathers who are said to be rich and influential will soon negotiate their release. They are therefore calling on Nigerians to help them spread the news [Read]

SHOCKING: Popular Ogun Freelance Broadcaster, Kolawole Adejojo ‘KASNATY’ loses wife, as OMPAN condoles with family

By John Izabi,  Indigenes of Ogun State and the entire media community are still left in shock and disbelief at the shocking announcement of the death of wife of Popular Ogun State Radio Presenter and freelance broadcaster, Kolawole Adejojo aka Kasnaty, Alhaja Oyindamola Abeke Adejojo earlier today Sunday September 9, 2018 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Kasnaty’s wife, Alhaja Oyindamola whose birthday is supposed to be just four days away (September 14), until her death was an astute business woman cum entrepreneur and the brain behind SEMIES BEAUTY PLACE, a popular beauty and cosmetics salon located in the heart of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. According to a Facebook post shared [Read]