BREAKING: World Bank Approves $2.1bn Loan For Seven Major Projects In Nigeria

The World Bank has announced the approval of $2.1bn loan for seven projects to be executed in Nigeria. A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday said the loans were approved in Washington on Wednesday and are for seven projects to support Nigeria’s investment in nutrition, access to electricity, states’ fiscal transparency, polio eradication, women’s economic empowerment, public finance and national statistics and reducing vulnerability to soil erosion. World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Rachid Benmessaoud, was quoted to have said, “The Federal Government of Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan identifies human capital investment, restoring growth, and building a competitive economy as its key pillars. The projects approved by the [Read]

BREAKING: Oyo Govt Shuts Down Bodija Market As Police, Butchers Clash

  The Oyo State Government has shut down Bodija market, Ibadan, as police and butchers clash on Thursday. According to the verified twitter handle of the Oyo State Government, @oyostategovt, it was shut after gunshots were heard in the market. Below is the tweet: “News Flash: The Oyo State Government has shut down Bodija market for security reasons. This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs. — Oyo State Govt (@oyostategovt) June 28, 2018″ The tweet added that the chairman of Aare Laatosa Local Council Development Area, Adekunle Oladeji, said the closure was to prevent the loss of lives and [Read]

BREAKING >>> JOS: PDP Declares Seven Days Of Mourning Over Killings, Wants FG Sued

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced a mourning period of seven days for the victims of killings in Plateau State and other parts of the country. During the seven-day period, the party’s flags in its offices will be flown at half-mast in honour of those who lost their lives, a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday said. Beyond declaring a mourning period, the opposition party wants residents of Plateau to demand justice, defend their rights and sue the Federal Government. “The PDP urges the people of Plateau State to exercise their rights as global citizens, work with other public-spirited Nigerians and groups and take [Read]

2019: SDP Accuses APC of Stealing its Slogan, reports Ruling Party to INEC

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Social Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress of stealing its slogan , ‘Progress ’. The National Secretary of the SDP, Alhaji Shehu Gabam , said this during a press conference in Abuja on Monday . The SDP scribe said all political parties were mandated to inform the Independent National Electoral Commission of their slogan or motto at the point of registration. Gabam said SDP’s investigations revealed that only his party registered ‘progress ’ as its slogan . He , therefore , called on the APC to stop trying to confuse the electorate ahead of the 2019 general elections . Gabam said , [Read]

2019: APC drops ‘Change’ slogan, adopts ‘Progress’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dropped the ‘Change’ slogan and adopted ‘Progress’ as its new slogan.  Vanguard reports that the party made this change at its convention on Sunday, June 24. One of the masters of ceremonies at the convention reportedly announced that delegates should no longer chorus ‘change’ anytime the name of the party is chanted. He said: “I want to announce that when shout APC, the appropriate response should now be Progress and not Change.” Articles 4 of the APC Constitution as amended lists ‘Change’ as the slogan of the party and it has not been amended yet. Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES further gathered that the national leader of [Read]

BREAKING: Herdsmen attack 11 Plateau villages, kill 86, torch 50 Houses

• Six injured , 50 houses burnt • Plateau places three LGAs under curfew Fresh reports reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME have it that Plateau State was on Sunday thrown into mourning with the killing of 86 persons in the attacks on about 11 communities in the Gashish District by suspected Fulani herdsmen . The Police Command in Plateau State had earlier on Sunday confirmed the attacks, saying it had only recovered 11 corpses from some of the villages . But residents had insisted that about 200 people were killed by the marauding herdsmen . However , the police later issued a statement that indicated that the [Read]

RUSSIA 2018: Argentina’s knockout-stage hopes in jeopardy after stunning loss to Croatia

  Croatia advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 1998 with a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina on Thursday. The result in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, gives Croatia six points while putting Argentina’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage in serious jeopardy. Argentina has just one point from their first two matches and needs to win their final game — and receive some outside help — to get out of the group stage. Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic did the South Americans in after a wonderful performance from the Croatian side on the night. Willy Caballero was called into action after just five [Read]

2019: Buhari rules out talks with aggrieved nPDP leaders

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari will not meet with members of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), who are threatening to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC), it was learnt yesterday. They have accused the ruling party of marginalisation and are threatening to defect to another party. The nPDP is one of the blocks that formed the APC in 2014 – the main groups being Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). On May 9, the nPDP wrote a letter to the APC leadership, seeking a meeting within seven [Read]

EID-IL-FITRI: Exercise Restraint, Obadara Charges Nigerians

Chairman of Lucinda Media Limited (owners of Sweet 107.1FM) Senator Olugbenga Obadara has charged honorable Nigerians to Exercise restraint with funds that do not belong to them. Senator Obadara through his Media Aide, Victor Eniola Mark, made this call in his Sallah Message to Nigerians on Friday noting that Muslim Faithfuls had in the last one month shown a noteworthy example of restraint from food. He made this call at a time when people are speaking loudly against corrupt practices at all levels. Obadara Said: “We must exercise restraint from funds that do not belong to us. Let us charge our political leaders to be honest and ensure same in [Read]

Labour Party Rejects Mimiko, as former Governor officially Dumps PDP

The Labour Party (LP) has rejected plans by the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to return to the party. Recall that Mimiko on Wednesday resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dr Mike Omotosho, Chairman, Labour Party made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. Omotosho also said the party had no candidate for the forthcoming Governorship election in Ekiti state. According to him, LP was fully aware of plans by Dr Mimiko to destabilize the current gains being made by workers to reclaim and reposition the party. “It is very obvious that the sole purpose of Mimiko’s re-approach to Labour Party is to [Read]

EID-IL-FITRI: FG declares Friday, Monday, public holidays

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the federal government has declared Friday June 15, and Monday June 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid- El Fitr. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Monday in Abuja on behalf of the federal government in a statement issued by M. Umar the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. Mr Dambazau said it was government’s desire [Read]

JUNE 12: Ogun declares Tuesday public holiday

The Ogun State government has declared Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 work free to enable residents and other stakeholders to mark the Democracy Day. A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa on Saturday said the day would also be used to celebrate the recent conferment of a posthumous national honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic on the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola. According to the statement, Ogun had been marking democracy day on June 12 in he last seven years, saying that this year would be no exception as befitting events, including a Democracy [Read]

2019: As mass defection looms in APC: 5 Governors, 28 Senators, 70 reps join forces with nPDP

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who constitute the new People’s Democratic Party, nPDP bloc in the ruling party appear set to re-enact their pre-2015 election feat that led to the destabilization and eventual defeat of the then ruling party, PDP. This time however, the APC may be the loser as leaders of the nPDP bloc will soon lead hundreds of their followers and supporters out of the ruling party back to the PDP at the “injury time.” Beside Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Saturday Sun gathered authoritatively that five serving APC governors, 28 Senators and 70 members of the green [Read]

EKITI 2018: Ondo State Governor, Akeredolu allegedly donates $6.5m (N2.27bn) to Fayemi for Ekiti Election

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that despite denial that he did not promise to fund the governorship aspiration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi with two months allocation of his State, the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has donated a sum of N2.27 billion into Fayemi’s campaign fund, source in the known revealed to our source. Dr. Fayemi is the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State. The $6.5 million (about N2.27bn), which was termed “First Commitment” was allegedly paid into Fayemi’s bank account in Accra, Ghana last week Friday. The source disclosed that the cash was moved from the Ghana bank account of a friend [Read]

PHOTOS: President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Tania Omotayo, Kunle Afolayan, others SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that this evening, Friday June 8, President Buhari broke his Ramadan fast with some entertainers and Youth Ambassadors at the state house, Abuja. Amongst those invited were BBNaija’s Tobi Bakre, Sound Sultan, Kunle Afolayan, Tania Omotayo and others. See more photos below: STAY tuned to this space for more 247 Fresh global updates and many more hot Gists. [Read]