MKO ABIOLA: Senate gives Buhari 3 conditions to validate GCFR honour on late politician

Senate Thursday gave President Muhammadu Buhari three conditions for which the posthumous award he recently accorded late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election would not be considered a Greek gift. It would be recalled that Abiola contested the annulled poll under the Social Democratic Party, SDP. This resolution followed an adopted order 42 and 52 raised by senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South senatorial district. In her words, “Mr. President, my distinguished colleagues. I want to thank Mr. President for the feat he scored yesterday by posthumously honouring late MKO Abiola for winning the annulled 1993 presidential election. “To make good his intentions, Mr. President [Read]

BREAKING: Osinbajo escapes tragedy following chopper’s emergency landing SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a chopper that was to convey Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada in Abuja, was forced to land, few seconds after take off on Thursday. Osinbajo was in the school for the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants. The chopper had earlier taken the Vice President to the college for the ceremony. It was reported that while taking off, it could not ascend beyond the tree level, before it emitted thick smoke and landed on the same spots few seconds after take off. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. [Read]

“Transmission” in Buhari’s letter Causes uncontrollable laughter amongst Senators

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was a mild drama at the plenary on Wednesday when President of the Senate , Bukola Saraki , read President Muhammadu Buhari’s cover letter on an executive bill . Reading out the letter to members , the mention of “transmission ” in its title generated laughter in the chamber . The title reads, “Transmission of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Amendment Bill 2018 .” Saraki also burst into laughter , forcing him to start reading the letter afresh .”Let me start again,” he said . Buhari’s letter read , “I forward herewith a draft Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production [Read]

Davido, Tiwa Savage gear up for 2018 BET Awards [SEE FULL LIST]

Popular Nigerian singers, Davido and Tiwa Savage are currently gearing up for the forthcoming 2018 BET Awards which both Acts have been nominated for. Both artistes were nominated in the category of ‘International Act.’ NEWS FLAKES NG Entertainment Desk gathers that the list of nominees has however been made public since Tuesday, May 15, 2018, but all nominees have soon been soliciting for votes and supports from their fans and followers across the globe. The 2018 BET Awards is scheduled to hold on Sunday, June 25, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States. Davido who was recently crowned Artist of the Year at the recent Headies 2018. [Read]

JUST IN: FG scraps HND certificate, makes new rules for polytechnics

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian Government has scrapped Award of HND Certificates by Polytechnics. The decision was reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday where the approval of a comprehensive reform of Nigeria’s tertiary education system was made. In effect, the award of HND will be limited to only the students currently admitted for the programmes. Also, all the programmes currently being run by polytechnics, which are not technology-based, and which are about 70 per cent, will be scrapped. Under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy day, Honours MKO Abiola with GCFR, Fawehinmi gets GCON READ MORE HERE >>>

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed that , henceforth , the nation ’s Democracy Day will be holding on June 12 of every year , as against the current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29. Buhari has also resolved to honour the winner of the annulled June 12 , 1993 presidential election , Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, with the highest national honour , Grand Commander of the Federal Republic . The President disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to journalists. He said he reached the decisions after due consultations. Apart from Abiola, Buhari said he would also honour his running mate , Alhaji Babagana [Read]

RUSSIA 2018: Drama As NFF Technical Committee Tackles Rohr Over World Cup List

  According to a report by our source, a member of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee, former Super Eagles midfielder, Garba Lawal, says coach Genrot Rohr did not consult them before announcing the squad for the World Cup in Russia. Coach Gernot Rohr on Sunday made public a 23-man squad that will prosecute the Mundial, which begin on June 14. Speaking with our source yesterday, Lawal said none of the committee members was aware of the final list before it was disclosed to the public. “I got to know about the list on the social media like every other Nigerian. And I was surprised that the technical committee was [Read]

BREAKING: NASS Threaten Buhari with impeachment, Pass Vote of No Confidence on IGP READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Lawmakers of both chambers of the national assembly rose from a three- hour heated joint session and threatened to impeach president Muhammadu Buhari if he declines from steering the ship of state in a much more civilized manner in line with the rule of law expected in a constitutional democracy. They passed a 11 – point resolution which among includes a vote of no confidence on the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim. They also tasked Mr President to provide employment to the teeming youths following the increasing buoyancy of government. They warned against rigging in the [Read]

TRANSFER GOSSIPS: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane Might be Off to Madrid

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Mané’s arrival to Madrid was practically done. He was chosen by Zidane but his sudden departure stopped everything. Negotiations with Mané occurred before the Final and the player gave his approval for a move. However, the new manager will have the final say. [France Football] . #Transfer_GOSSIPS . [Read]

OFFA ROBBERY: Police order Saraki to respond to allegations by writing in 24-hours

The Nigeria Police Force has ordered Senate President, Bukola Saraki to respond to his allegation of indictment in the Offa Bank robbery within 24 hours rather than appearing in person. The police had said on Sunday that it would be inviting Saraki as five of the robbery suspects indicted him. Saraki, earlier on Monday asked his Aide De Camp, ADC, to go to the police to collect the letter of invitation so that he could appear before the police. But Saraki, in his twitter handle @bukolasaraki, said the police did not want him to appear in person again, but that he should write to them to clear his name in [Read]