E.U releases €138 million to fund Lake Chad region

….Nigeria gets largest chunk of €74.5m The European Union (E.U) has released €138 million for humanitarian and development funding for Nigeria and other Lake Chad basin countries and Cameroon. The development assistance announced will go to the four countries in the region: Nigeria (€74.5 million), Niger (€32.2 million), Chad (€33.2 million), and Cameroon (€2.7 million), for a combined amount of €143 million, out of which €34.7 was announced earlier this year. The sum of €58.75 million was announced in July 2018 as part of humanitarian assistance provided by the EU to the Sahel countries. Prolonged violence and insecurity has worsened the humanitarian crisis in the Africa’s Lake Chad basin, affecting [Read]

INSECURITY: SGF inaugurates committee on peace commission

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has inaugurated the committee on the establishment of a National Peace Commission with the acting Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Bakut Bakut as chairman. Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Dr. Amina Bello said the National Economic Council recommended the establishment of the commission and peace agencies for states after reviewing the security situation of Nigeria in August 2017. The committee has three months to accomplish its task and submit reports. The IPCR Information Officer, Abu Michael said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that the NEC had identified [Read]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launches Traders Moni in Osun State (See Photos)

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, earlier today Tuesday September 4 visited Iwo town in Osun State, where he launched the Trader Moni Scheme; a Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program for petty traders. NEWS FLAKES NG also gathered that the Vice President also visited the Odo- Ori market and Abbatoir in Iwo, where he interacted with some traders and butchers. He was  accompanied by the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Dep. Governor Osun State, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi; and other FG and State government officials. SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THE VISIT and LAUNCHING BELOW as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Meanwhile, as [Read]

2019: David Mark joins presidential race, to pick forms Tuesday

Former Senate President, David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark, would later today, September 4, pick his presidential interest and nomination forms ahead of the 2019 presidential elections. NEWS FLAKES gathered that Mark, also knowns as ”the Okpokpowulu K’Idoma” will contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mark will be joining his predecessor, Bukola Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Atiku Abubakar and others to battle for the PDP presidential ticket. Confirming the development to our source on Monday, James Oche, national coordinator of Doo2Door for David Mark, said his principal, after a nationwide consultation has decided to join the presidential race to salvage the entity called Nigeria from a total collapse. . [Read]

2019: Buhari is healthier than 80% of Nigerians – Ngige

Chris Ngige, a medical doctor and the current Minister of Labour and Employment, has revealed that President Buhari is healthier than 80% of Nigerians.  According to him: “That man (Buhari) you see there is healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians. I’m a medical doctor, I can tell you authoritatively that he is healthier than most people who see his health as an issue. . He sits for over eight hours during our executive meetings. While some of us would be going for tea break to stretch our legs, Mr President would sit on his seat continuously, drinking only water. I can tell you authoritatively as a medical doctor of over [Read]

Ogun Guber Aspirant, Rotimi Paseda Urges Youths to engage in Productive activities

Otunba Rotimi Paseda, the Chairman, Paseda Legacy Foundation has advised Nigerian youths to engage in ventures that would prepare them for the challenges ahead. Paseda gave the advice on Sunday while playing host to Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. He said that the trend where youths spent productive period of the day on social media, either discussing people or spreading falsehood was counterproductive. The business mogul cum politician, said there were a lot of opportunities open to youths to explore and make money online. He regretted that youths spent valuable time in pursuit of formal education without the entrepreneurship component. “They lack the entrepreneurship [Read]

BREAKING: ‘PDP Sent Me To Jail, APC Released Me’ – Ibori Defects At last!

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that about 7,000 members of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Delta State, including two aides of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, have dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The decampees, mainly from Oleh community and its environs in Isoko South local government area of the state, defected alongside Mr Lucky Arumare, Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths and Community Development, Mrs. Uyoyou Edhekpo, Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilization. They based their decision to dump the party on alleged high handedness, and continued imposition of candidates by the leadership of the party, alleging that the PDP as a [Read]

Gov. Ambode in closed-door meeting with aides, reportedly set to dump APC

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has entered into an emergency closed-door meeting with his commissioners and aides over his political future in the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the commencement of party primaries. We gathered that the governor has been in talks with key stakeholders of his cabinet following reports of a decision by the “godfather” of Lagos politics and National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to withdraw support from his second term bid. It was also learnt that the Governor is weighing the option of a last-minute defection to the Peoples Democratic [Read]

2019: Nigerian prostitutes back Saraki, reveal why Buhari must go

The National Association of Nigerian Prostitutes, NANP, has declared support for the candidature of Bukola Saraki ahead of the 2019 presidential election. NEWS FLAKES gathers that the association, therefore, called on all Nigerians to back the President of Nigerian Senate to ensure his emergence in 2019. This development came barely 24 hours after Saraki declared his intention to run for the office of the president in 2019. Speaking with our source’s correspondent on Friday, National President of the group, Tamar Tion, described the current situation under the leadership of the All Progressives Congress as ‘hell on earth.’ Tion told our reporter that since the new government came on board in [Read]

NOMINATION: Atiku weeps as he begs supporters to follow him to PDP Secretariat

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has appealed to his supporters to follow him to the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party when he will be going there to submit his presidential nomination and expression of interest forms. NEWS FLAKES gathers that Atiku said by doing so, he and his supporters would be sending a strong signal to the party about his popularity. He added that a large number of his supporters who will accompany him to the party secretariat would also leave the party with to option than to give him the Presidential ticket to contest the 2019 election. The former Vice President spoke in Abuja on Friday when [Read]