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2019: Mammoth Crowd As Atiku, Jonathan, Others Lead PDP Rally in Sokoto, Vows to Sack Buhari [PHOTOS]

  SOKOTO – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked off its 2019 presidential campaign at the Shehu Kangiwa Stadium, Sokoto, in the presence of a mammoth crowd, with a strong vow to sack incumbent President and aspirant of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari.  The campaign is moderated by Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, who was recently appointed as one of the eight spokespersons of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign. A number of former and current governors of northern states have addressed the crowd, asking them to vote out the current administration, led by President Muhammadu Buhari. The governors include; Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa; [Read]

OGUN 2019: 26 Assembly Aspirants, Amosun Loyalists Defect from APC to APM – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that no fewer than 26 loyalists of Ogun State governor,  Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, announced their defection from the All Progressives Congress to the Allied People’s Movement. The defectors were the aggrieved members of the APC who claimed to have won the legislative primaries of the APC conducted by the state election committee, appointed by the National Working Committee held October 8, 2018, in the state. They include two serving commissioners, Mr Dayo Adeneye (Information and Strategy) and Mrs Modupe Mujota (Education, Science and Technology) who were candidates of the Assembly for Odogbolu and Abeokuta South 1. [Read]

CAF Gifts South Africa AFCON 2019 Hosting Rights, to replace Cameroon – READ MORE

  CAF – Following inability of Cameroon to meet up with hosting requirements, President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) wants South Africa to step in as hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON 2019, at short notice, according to a report on South Africa’s Times Live. NEWS FLAKES NG has earlier reported that CAF stripped Cameroon of the AFCON 2019 hosting rights at the weekend due to delays in preparing for the continental showpiece, and the continental football governing body is now seemingly now eyeing South Africa as a replacement. Jordaan told the SAFA AGM in [Read]

OPC Appoints Oshibote as New Leader following Death of Fasheun – READ MORE

  Prince Oshibote Oodua has emerged as the new president of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC) following the death of its founder and national president, Dr Frederick Fasheun. The new president, Prince Oshibote was announced at Century Hotel, Okota, Lagos, where members of the congress gathered in their numbers to mourn the passage of their former leader. NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that Dr. Fasheun died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH in the early hours of Saturday. According to the eldest child of the former OPC leader, Kayode Fasheun, the late OPC national president took ill briefly during the week before he finally passed on. “He [Read]

Buhari finally Breaks Silence on Being Cloned, Says “This is The Real Me” – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally broken his silence on growing speculations on being cloned ahead of the 2019 general elections. He spoke on the subject on Sunday in Kraków, Poland, according to Bashir Ahmad, his Personal Assistant on New Media. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a factcheck published by AFP on Friday, November 30, 2018 had disproved speculations that Buhari had died and been replaced by a look-alike. Speaking on the speculations, Buhari said a lot of people had hoped for his death when he was sick, but he remains strong. He was also optimistic on [Read]

Nigerian Govt’s No-Work-No-Pay Threat Against ASUU Is ‘Boko-Haramic’, Says Student Group

The Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo Liberal Attacks (ANSA) has said the Federal Government’s threat of ‘No Work, No Pay’ against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike is the “highest form of insensitivity and irresponsibility”. This was contained in a statement by the organisation on Saturday, in which it accused the Federal Government of “destroying public tertiary education in Nigeria”. ASUU had commenced an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018 to demand proper funding of Nigerian universities. However, a memo dated Thursday, November 29, 2018 sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to University Vice Chancellors had noted that the Federal Government would enforce the ‘No Work, [Read]

Super Eagles players congratulate Super Falcons on AWCON title

  The Super Eagles players lauded the achievement of the Super Falcons on their official social media accounts. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the players praised the Super Falcons players after they beat the Bayana Bayana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties » in the final of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) on Saturday, December 1. The Super Falcons of Nigeria are undoubtedly the best women’s team in Africa after their third consecutive triumph on the continent. The Super Eagles were last champions of Africa at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in South Africa. The team have since struggles to participate in recent times [Read]

BREAKING: Super Falcons Defeat S/Africa on Penalties to win 9th AWCON Title

    By John Izabi, ACCRA – The Super Falcons of Nigeria are Champions of African Women’s football for the 10th time and three in a row as they defeat their heart – fighting South African counterparts 4-3 on penalties after a goaless Scorline in the 120 minutes of regulation time. Reigning African Women’s footballer of the Year 2018 Asisat Oshoala had earlier in the closing stages of the second half of the encounter missed a penalty kick after Super  hot striker, Francisca Ordega who was adjudged as the Lady of the Match, was brought down in the 18-yard box area by the South African goal keeper. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Finally, Atiku Travels to U.S After Securing Entry Visa – READ MORE

  Fresh indications emerge from the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council earlier today Saturday December 1, 2018 that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally been issued a visa to the United States. A family source disclosed this on Saturday and confirmed that the former vice-president has left Nigeria for the UK, where he will spend some time before flying to the US. The trip marks another chapter in the controversy that has rocked the former vice-president for over a decade. [Read]

JUST IN: Ogun ADC guber candidate GNI Accuses State Govt of destroying his campaign billboards – SEE PHOTOS

  By John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – As the race for the 2019 general elections heats up especially in Ogun State, Fresh reports reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME have it that leading candidate and Governorship aspirant of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka popularly known as GNI has bluntly accused the Senator Ibikunle Amosun – led APC government in the state of deliberately destroying his campaign billboards and other outdoor adverts across the state ahead of the polls. This accusation is contained in a recent message accompanied with various images of himself while demanding explanations from the government officials and  communicated via his official Facebook [Read]

BREAKING: OPC Leader, Chief Frederick Fasehun is Dead – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Frederick Fasehun is dead. It was learnt that he died in the late hours of Friday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. He was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital on Tuesday where he remained until his demise. Confirming his death, Fasehun’s Spokesman, Mr. Adeoye, said the late OPC founder was confirmed dead after a brief illness. “It is true, baba died last night at the ICU in LASUTH, Ikeja,” he said. Fasehun was born in Ondo Town, Ondo State in 1935. He [Read]

[VIDEO] – “If Your Father and Mother Born You Well, Show Your Face In Zamfara State” – Gov Yari To Oshiomhole

  Here is the moment angry Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state sounded a serious warning to Adams Oshiomhole, the APC national Chairman. The Governor has been spotted threatening to attack Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman in a trending video on social media. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that though when the video was shot is not known as at PRESS TIME, however it should be noted that the Zamfara State Governor has been at loggerheads with the APC Chairman and members of the National Working Committee after party primaries in the state in October. Governor Abdulaziz Yari who threatened to attack Adams Oshiomhole in the video, was heard saying; “I’m saying that [Read]

2019: Chief of Staff, Commissioner, Eight Aides resign from Amosun’s Cabinet

  The Chief of Staff to Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, Chief Tolu Odebiyi and the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Afolabi Afuape on Friday resigned their appointment. Odebiyi, the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ogun West , expressed deep appreciation to the governor for the opportunity given him to serve the people of Ogun State. In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Abeokuta, Odebiyi expressed gratitude to members of the State Executive Council for their support and cooperation during the period   he served as the Chief of Staff. He noted that he resigned from his position  to pursue his Senatorial ambition. The [Read]

2019: Gov Wike fuel defection rumours, resigns as Atiku Campaign Zonal Coordinator

A major upset may have hit the presidential campaign of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar as the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike resigned his appointment as the south south zonal coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential campaign council, thus fueling alleged possible defection rumours that have been in circulation for a while now. A reliable source close to the governor disclosed late Friday night that Wike’s letter of resignation as Atiku’s campaign coordinator for the south south was ready and would be submitted today, Saturday. The PDP had in October named Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council along with prominent leaders of [Read]

CAF Confirms Cameroon can no longer host 2019 AFCON – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Cameroon has been stripped off the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – AFCON 2019, following Caf Executive Committee’s meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday. The decision was taken following the Cameroon’s inability to meet up with the required standard for the AFCON 2019 tournament billed for June 2019. According to CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, the football body will work to ‘determine a new organizing country for AFCON 2019 by the end of the year’. Ahmad had quelled claims that Cameroon would not be stripped of their AFCON 2019 hosting rights insisting that no country has been penciled down as a [Read]