TRAGEDY: 11 Die As Boat Capsizes In Ogun – READ MORE

  IPOKIA  – No fewer than eleven people were reportedly dead in a river when a boat carrying 29 passengers capsized on Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the boat was ferrying passengers and goods from Badagry in Lagos to Maun in Ipokia when the engine suddenly malfunctioned mid-way on the river, with the passengers crying for help before it went down. A source said the passengers, majority of them traders, were taking their goods to a market in Badagry area of Lagos, before the boat tumbled into the water, leaving 11 people dead, while 10 others were rescued [Read]

Gambian referee apologizes to Nigeria after match against South Africa

  Gambian referee who officiated the AFCON 2019 qualifying match between South Africa and Nigeria on Saturday, has apologized for the costly mistakes made by officials during the game. The Gambian football referee identified as Bakary Papa Gassama apologised to the Nigerian team after wrongly denying them two goals due to wrong offside calls, according to a report by OwnGoalNigeria. Ahmed Musa put through Kelechi Iheanacho who tapped home believing he has given Nigeria the lead but Musa who supplied the pass was judged by the assistant referee as been in an offside position, something which turned out to be wrong after video replays. In the second half with less [Read]

I did not collect salary for eight years as governor, claims Aregbesola

  The outgoing governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration. Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive session tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’ on Saturday in Osogbo. The governor said since it was the state that was feeding him, fueling his cars and provided him with accommodation, there was no need for him to be paid. Aregbesola also said that he did not have bank accounts any part of the world. He said, “I have not collected salaries since I became the governor of the state. The state feeds me, fuels my car and provided me accommodation. [Read]

Kaduna commercial sex workers hail El-Rufai for lifting curfew

  The Association of Commercial sex workers, Kaduna State, have hailed Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State for lifting the curfew imposed on Kaduna following the crisis that rocked the town and environs. Kaduna and environs recently witnessed security challenges that started in Kasuwan Magani in October this year and spread to other parts to the state capital resulting to loss of lives and property that made the state government imposed 24 hour curfew in the affected areas. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Chairman of the Association, Justina Emmanuel, made the commendation in company of the Treasurer of the Association while briefing newsmen, saying the imposition of the curfew [Read]

MUSIC: Seventy Ft E.T.C Collabo – Alubarika

Seventy is a Versatile Singer who flows both hardcore and commercial…Hip-hop is alive with him an E.T.C Collabo on “Alubarika” It is an hip-hop and dance-all track he featured the rap monster E.T.C Collabo on this hot jam.   Hardcore vibes, trust me, you will love this even if you not a a fan yet because it’s a rebranded style of music which blends with the new school sound.     DOWNLOAD HERE [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s pass

 NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a U.S. judge has ordered the White House to restore access to a reporter of the CNN who was barred from the seat of power. The White House suspended the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, November 7, hours after President Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked at a news conference. The move to punish Acosta by removing his access to the White House is believed to be unprecedented. The Trump administration barred another CNN reporter from attending an open media event in July but until now has not gone as far as removing a credential, known as a “hard pass,” which [Read]

OGUN 2019: UPN withdraws from Guber race, endorses SDP candidate, Paseda – READ MORE

  Ogun State chapter of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)  has adopted the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Otunba Rotimi Paseda as its gubernatorial candidate for the forthcoming 2019 election. UPN State Party Chairperson, Alhaja Aminat Olatunbosun who gave this notice during a press conference held at the NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta on Friday, said the party would not be able to contest for any elective post in the state except for the House of Assembly. He therefore said the party would be supporting the Paseda who was the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the 2015 election. “Our party as one of the earliest political parties in [Read]

BREAKING: FG declares Tuesday Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-Maulud – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 20th November 2018 as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.   The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others. While calling on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country, Gen. Dambazau assured that the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country [Read]

GIST: Nigerian mother shares birthday gift her kids got her with lunch money – SEE PHOTOS

  A Nigerian mother, Princess Amaka, who is a year older today, shared her joy on Facebook after her three children gave her birthday gifts of shoes and bag bought with the lunch money they saved up. She wrote: “My people, Am pls one today and my kids brought me to tears of joy this morning. Am so excited! I never knew the lunch money that is normally given to them for lunch , they used to go hungry at the school and keep saving that 50 or 100 naira giving to them just to present a gift to mom on her birthday”. “My joy is overwhelming, take a look [Read]

EFCC arrests 23 OOU students, 12 others for Internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested 34 suspected Internet fraudsters at 21 , Sawmill Road Awa – Ijebu, Ogun State . The suspects who are between 19 and 37 years include 23 students at Olabisi Onabanjo University , out of which nine were ladies who allegedly claimed to be girlfriends or neighbours of some of the suspects ; one was said to be a student of the National Open University of Nigeria , while 12 others are non- students . The commission said in a statement on its Facebook account that it got wind of the suspects ’ activities through a series of intelligence reports alleging [Read]

Mimiko backs out of presidential race, eyes Senatorial ticket

  The Zenith Labour Party Presidential candidate Olusegun Mimiko Thursday backed out of the presidential race to contest Ondo central senatorial seat in 2019. In a statement received by The Guardian, John Paul Akinduro, Mimiko’s spokesman said he announced his withdrawal from the race while meeting with the party faithful and some national leaders of the party in Ondo. “I took the decision in the ultimate interest of our party, the Zenith Labour Party,” said Mimiko. He, however, declared he would now be running for Ondo Central Senatorial district in next year’s election. The statement also revealed that the party’s candidate for Ondo Central Senatorial district, Engr. Gboye Adegbenro, has [Read]

Biafra: Court orders Abaribe, others to pay N100m for failing to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court

  The Abuja chapter of the Federal High Court has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, and others who stood sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the court said the money must be paid within two months, for their failure to produce the Biafran activist in court. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order while delivering ruling on the matter, in which she amended the conditions of the bail she had in April 2017 granted the IPOB leader. Senator Abaribe and the two others were made to sign a bail [Read]

BREAKING: NECO announces new dates for Nov/Dec SSCE, shifts Exercise – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the National Examinations Council (NECO) on Wednesday, announced that its November/December 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) earlier scheduled to commence on November 15, has been shifted to November 19. This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana and made available to newsmen in Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Candidates are hereby requested to download the new examination timetable on the NECO website: www.mynecoexams.com and the e-mail used for the registration. “Please note that this information supersedes the earlier media publication on the commencement date for the examination date,” the [Read]

OMPAN inaugurates Edo Chapter, as members donate blood – READ MORE

  Worried by the chronic blood shortage and insufficient blood banks in hospitals across the state, members of the State chapter of the Association of Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria, OMPAN, have made voluntary blood donation to the National Blood transfusion service. The exercise which took place at the Conference Hall of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ Edo state council in Benin City was the highpoint of the inauguration of the Edo state chapter of OMPAN. Speaking during the exercise, the state chairman of OMPAN, Don Ofure Osehobo who is a blogger and online media practitioner said blood donation should be a civic duty because it helps to save [Read]

Santiago Solari gets Real Madrid manager’s position on permanent basis

  • Had impressed in the interim role given to him by European champions after replacing Julen Lopetegui Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach yesterday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated. Solari has led Real to four wins out of four since being installed on a caretaker basis following Lopetegui’s abrupt dismissal last month after a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona culminated a poor run of results. And with 15 goals scored and only [Read]