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Finally! NAFDAC Bans Sniper Insecticide In Open Markets And Supermarkets

The National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw Sniper from open markets and supermarkets, as more people continue to use it to commit suicide NAFDAC’s Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, Dr. Bukar Usman, disclosed this, on Wednesday, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. He said the agency had asked agro-dealers to stop the sale of the product in open markets and supermarkets. According to him, sniper is an agro-cultural product meant to be used only in the farms and not for households. He, however, noted that the directive was not an outright ban of the product, but a restriction of its [Read]

Edo APC Crises Deepens As Thugs Beat Up, Harrass Oshiomhole, Lawmakers-elect

The crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tuesday took a violent dimension as suspected political thugs reportedly attacked and beat up the state Assembly members-elect. Besides, Seidu Oshiomhole, a younger brother of the National Chairman of APC and immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was said to have sustained injury as he was stripped naked. Oshiomhole and Governor Goodwin Obaseki have been embroiled in battle over the control of the state party machinery. The attacked lawmakers-elect were believed to be loyal to the APC national chairman. One of the lawmakers-elect, Chris Okaeben, confirmed the attack, adding that they would lodge a [Read]

JUST IN: [Insecurity] Gunmen Abduct Former Minister’s Son [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Some unknown gunmen on Tuesday evening abducted Dayo Adewole, who is the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. The military, the police, security agents and local hunters were already on the trail of the kidnappers as at press time. The ex-minister has however been forced to cut short his trip abroad. The abductors were yet to contact the family on their motive and the condition  of their victim. According to a source, Dayo Adewole was waylaid at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of  [Read]

Jos Hopital Recovers Stolen Baby, Hands It Over To It’s Parents

The Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos has handed over the baby stolen from its maternity ward, to the biological parents, after medical and police investigation. The Chief Medical Director, Dr Philemon Golwa, while handing over the baby to the parents, expressed happiness over the recovery of the stolen child from its abductors. Golwa said that generic testing conducted on both baby and the parents confirmed that the baby biologically belongs to the parents the baby was stolen from. “Today is not a day of mourning; it is a day of celebration of life that was thought to have been lost but now found. “When this special baby was stolen from this [Read]

JUST IN: Supreme Court Fixes July 5 To Give Verdict On Osun Polls

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed July 5 as the new date to deliver judgement on the appeal of candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2018 governorship elections, Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. The apex court fixed the date after hearing the appeals and the counter motions of the legal teams of both parties and the Independent National electoral commission. The seven-man panel led by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Tanko Mohammed. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Counsel of the People’s Democrati Party and Ademola was led by Dr Onyekachi Ikpeazu SAN while Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN led that [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Abiodun Appoints SSG, Chief of Staff

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government. Also appointed is Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as the governor’s Chief of Staff. In a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, added that the new SSG comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur. He was until his appointment the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, a market leader in security printing . The 57-year-old Talabi holds a 1987 [Read]

2019 UTME: Simi Reacts To New 160 Cut Off Mark

Few Days ago, JAMB officials revealed that they had approved 160 as cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was made at a meeting held in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. In a swift reaction, Nigerian singer, Simi faulted the current educational system being practiced in the country which she believes has killed off lots of talents. According to her, lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path. She tweeted: I feel like the current method of education is faulty. Ppl have different strengths – but we were raised [Read]

BOOM! DSS to begin crackdown on anti-govt social media users [READ MORE]

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the SSS said it had recently observed that some social media users were skewing Nigeria’s history to promote ethnic violence and tip the nation into crisis, a development it said must be urgently reversed through state interference. The secret police’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians have been using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the [Read]

Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic

A brilliant goal by Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women’s World Cup – and all but end South Korea’s hopes of reaching the last-16. Nigeria went ahead when defender Kim Do-yeon volleyed past her own keeper. Ex-Arsenal player Oshoala held off a defender before rounding the keeper to score Nigeria’s second goal. South Korea, who face Norway in their third and final group match on Monday, have yet to score or earn a point. Nigeria will confirm a place in the knockout stage if they beat hosts France, one of the tournament favourites, on Monday in Rennes. [READ MORE] Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes First [Read]

Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes Youngest Keeper To Keep Clean Sheet in World Cup History

At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game. Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie is a Nigerian women’s international footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. At club level she plays for Rivers Angels. Personal information Full name Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie Date of birth 8 December 2000 (age 18) Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Goalkeeper [READ MORE] Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic Senior career Years Team Apps (Gls) 2016– Rivers Angels National team 2016 Nigeria U-17 3 (0) 2018– Nigeria U-20 4 (0) 2018– Nigeria 4 [Read]

FACTS: Four Really Surprising Health Benefits From Smoking Cannabis

What are the medical benefits of marijuana? Over the years, research has yielded results to suggest that marijuana may be of benefit in the treatment of some conditions. These are listed below. 1) Smoking weed makes you thinner – or at least less likely to be obese You might not think it after you’ve watched a munchie-struck stoner devour an entire KFC family bucket in one go, but dope smokers are less likely to be obese. A study in the journal Obesity found that regular weed smokers are less likely to be obese than non-smokers. The researchers from Conference of Quebec University Health Centers looked at 700 adults aged 18-74 [Read]

JUST IN: 32-Yr-Old Adebo Ogundoyin Emerges As Oyo Assembly Speaker

IBADAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that 32-year old Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, son of late Eruwa born billionare politician, businessman and philantropist, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin, has just been unanimously elected as the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly.  Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin is a second term member of the House as he was re-elected in the 2019 general election to represent Ibarapa East State Constituency. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace   The new Speaker of the State House of Assembly completed his Secondary School education in Vale College, Ibadan after which he proceeded to [Read]

BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace

ABEOKUTA – In what could be described as an internal arrangement, a third – term Member, Ogun State House of Assembly representing Ifo state constituency I, Hon. Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo was on Monday nominated unopposed as the Speaker of the State Assembly. Also Hon. Dare Kadiri representing Ijebu-north II state constituency was equally nominated unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the House. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the new Speaker and Deputy were nominated by Hon. Babatunde Sobukonla from Ikenne State Constituency and seconded by Hon. Adegoke Olusesi from Yewa North constituency II. The 9th Assembly was inaugurated by the Deputy Clerk of the House, Mr. Adedeji Adeyemo following the [Read]

JAMB to Announce New Cut – off Marks for 2019/2020 Admissions Tuesday

The Cut – off marks for the 2019/2020 admission will on Tuesday be fixed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at a policy meeting with stakeholders at Gbongan, Osun State. Dropping the hint in a statement yesterday in Abuja, JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin said the official cut-off marks would announced at the end of the policy meeting. He advised candidates to disregard any cut-off mark being peddled by fraudsters, describing it as “fake.” Benjamin said: “The clarification became necessary following speculations that the board had fixed the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) cut-off marks. “It is pertinent to note that the heads of institutions [Read]

Nigerian Pastor Poju Oyemade Celebrates Liverpool Victory in Church With Cake [SEE PHOTOS]

A popular Nigerian pastor and founder of the Covenant Christian Church Poju Oyemade celebrates the victory of his Football club, Liverpool in church with some of his members after the team won at the just concluded Champions League games. See photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that Liverpool defeated fellow English Premiership club, Tottenham Hotspur by 2 goals to nothing in this season’s final of the UEFA Champions League played in the city of Madrid. [Read]