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2019: Buruji Kashamu heads 42-man Atiku Campaign team in Ogun – READ MORE

  Senator Buruji Kashamu is to lead a 42-man campaign team for the Ogun State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for its Presidential Candidate and former Vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2019 Presidential election. The party’s factional Chairman, Engr. Bayo Dayo during the inagauration at the State’s party Secretariat in Abeokuta, named Senator Buruji Kashamu who’s the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district at the National Assembly as the chairman of the committee together with other selected members of the committee. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that other members of the committee include Engr Bayo Dayo as Deputy Chairman, Semiu Sodipo, Secretary, Kunle Bolujoko, representing [Read]

Buhari Reduces Costs of UTME, NECO Forms – READ MORE

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of forms for the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), National Examinations Council (NECO), Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination. Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, announced the decision during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. According to Tolu Ogunlesi, the Head of Digital Communications for President Buhari, on his Twitter handle, @toluogunlesi, who shared the news, the reduction will take effect from January 2019. He tweeted, “President Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Forms for JAMB UTME, NECO SSCE and [Read]

TRAGEDY: Five die, Two Others Injured in Ogun auto crash

  Five persons lost their lives, while two others sustained serious injuries in a ghastly motor accident which occurred, on Tuesday morning, at Ita Oba area, Orile Imo, along Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu expressway. According to the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Clement Oladele, the accident which occurred around 7.20a.m was suspected have caused by excessive speeding and tyre burst. Oladele, explained that the crash involved nine adult males adult, who were traveling in two different vehicles, a black Honda Accord with registration number EKY 365 FB and a green coloured Honda Space Wagon with registration number KTU 246. The Honda Accord car, the FRSC Sector Commander, [Read]

Ganduje Donates N10m To EFCC, ICPC For Anti-corruption Event

  The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has donated N10 million to the organizers of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Crimes, ICPC, Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN and other stakeholders organized the first National Anti-Corruption Marathon, in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari, for his fight against corruption. Announcing the donation when he received members of the main organizing committee in Abuja, Mr Ganduje promised that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission would collaborate with the organizers, as an official partner, to ensure success of the event. He said his administration [Read]

2019 Presidency: Do Real Campaign, Don’t Beg, Lie, Insult or Force Voters, Buhari cautions

  President Muhammadu Buhari has directed candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to embark on real campaign and not to beg, insult and force voters. He advised them to base their campaigns on issues ahead of the 2019 elections, Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, has said. At a service in Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Ibiaku Parish in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Sunday, he said APC-led government would do real campaign without rancour or politics of bitterness during its campaign in the country. “Let us go and do real campaign, speaking clean words, marketing what we [Read]

ALLEGED CORRUPTION: FG Has No Proof To Indict Atiku, Says Sagay – READ MORE

  The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, says there is no proof that the Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is corrupt. The former Vice President has been labelled several times as a “corrupt man” by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and some persons in the country. Answering questions on the possibility of Abubakar being corrupt during an interview with The Sun newspaper, Sagay said despite the allegation that the PDP Presidential is corrupt, the Federal Government has not been able to provide any proof that the Wazirin Adamawa is truly corrupt as touted. Speaking further, Prof. Sagay [Read]

2019: Nigerians won’t vote a fugitive, APC tells Atiku, PDP – READ MORE

  The All Progressives Congress has told the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that Nigerians won’t vote a fugitive in the 2019 general elections. It challenged the former Vice President to clear himself of the alleged travel ban placed on him by the United States of America. Accusing the PDP of failed attempts to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari , the APC said it was clear that the party was no credible opposition political party , but a gang of selfish and mercantile politicians that will do anything to return to elective office. The party in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary , Yekini Nabena, on Sunday [Read]

2019: Atiku Will Not Disappoint Nigerians, says Obasanjo – READ MORE

  Former Vice President and the Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has got another praise from his boss, ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo. This was when he was been formally turbaned as the 7th Waziri of Adamawa Emirate. The position of Waziri makes the former Vice President next to the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo, in the hierarchy in the emirate. Speaking at the occasion, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, commended upgrading of Atiku from Turaki to Waziri, adding that Atiku would “surely not disappoint” the emirate. “I assure you that he will carry out his tasks with dignity, respect, honour and you will be proud of him,” Obasanjo [Read]

Again, Boko Haram Abducts 15 girls – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 15 girls overnight in a village near Toumour, southeastern Niger, the local mayor said on Saturday. Boukar Mani Orthe, the mayor of the town in Niger’s Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, said about 50 unidentified armed men seized the girls in a village about nine kilometres from the town centre. On Thursday suspected Boko Haram fighters killed eight people working at French drilling company Foraco’s water well site in Toumour. Boko Haram has been waging an insurrection since 2009 aimed at establishing an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria. It has launched repeated attacks into neighbouring Niger, Chad [Read]

Melete attack: Terrorists ambush evacuation troops, seize gun trucks, captain

  A week after the fighters of the Islamic State West African Province attacked the Nigerian Army 157 Battalion ’s base in Metele , Borno State , scores of dead and missing soldiers had yet to be located as air assets have been deployed in the area for search and rescue , according to military sources. Also , troops have found it difficult to evacuate the decomposing bodies of soldiers who were brutally killed by the terrorists in the attack on the Metele military base last Sunday. A military source told SUNDAY PUNCH on the telephone on Saturday that the troops that were sent to evacuate the remains of the [Read]

No More Conferment Of Honourary Awards On Me – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka on Friday said he was done with the conferment of Honorary awards on him. He said this while receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Professor Wole Soyinka said… “This is an institution where in the same town and state is where I took my first steps to learning. So it is symmetrical, it is a closure. I said this is symbolical way to end my teaching career. But there is one thing which I thought that suppose this is the last honorary degree I receive from anywhere, what a beautiful [Read]

Ooni Hosts Former President Mahama Of Ghana – SEE PHOTOS

  The Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has played host to the immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama, stating that the African continent remains one big family, despite the boundaries between her countries and communities. According to a statement issued by the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the first class traditional ruler, Moses Olafare said the immediate past Ghanaian leader led his team on a courtesy visit to the Ooni at his palace in Ile-Ife. The monarch in the statement noted that, “before the advent of the Western civilization, there were no boundaries between the African nations and communities. We are one big family. But it gladdens [Read]

Buhari to corrupt leaders: You won’t escape jail

  President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders who undermine the economy by denying workers their benefits, while stuffing personal accounts with public funds will not escape the current anti-corruption dragnet. The president stated this when he received All Progressives Congress (APC) delegation from Benue State, led by Sen. George Akume, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari said the Federal Government’s bailout to states and Paris Club funds were basically to alleviate the sufferings of the people, describing misappropriation as unjust and unfair to workers. He said: “I honestly don’t know how people sleep when workers have not been paid. The workers have to pay rent, buy food, send their children [Read]

2019: Buhari, Atiku, Others Scheduled For Presidential Debate On December 14

  The Nigerian Election Debate Group has fixed December 14, 2018 for a debate for presidential candidates of different political parties taking part in the 2019 elections. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the vice presidential candidates are billed to have their debate on January 19, 2019. The group’s chairman, Mr. John Momoh, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Momoh who is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation added that the debates will hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and will be broadcast live by all BON members. President Muhammadu Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as [Read]

Offa Robbery: You can’t escape prosecution, Police tell Saraki

  The Nigerian Police Force has pointedly told Senate President Bukola Saraki not to entertain any sense of relief over the death of Michael Adikwu, a major suspect arrested in connection with the deadly multiple robberies in Offa last April. Police said the five suspects arraigned in court in Ilorin, Kwara State, had already given them enough clues about Saraki’s involvement in the robberies and they were determined to prosecute him. Police gave this position in a response to the statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Senate President Bukola Saraki’s spokesman. Olaniyonu called for a probe of Adikwu’s death. But the police appeared to have ruled out a probe of the death, [Read]