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]

GIST: Tuface Idibia’s Wife Annie Macaulay Celebrates 34th Birthday Anniversary with Lovely Photos

  Tuface Idibia’s Wife Annie Macaulay Idibia Celebrates 34th Birthday Anniversary with Lovely Photos. See what She wrote: . . Grateful For This Year!!! This Has Been My Best Year Ever In All Areas Of My Life And I Am Totally Grateful For Every Single Blessing.. Thank You To Every Single Person Who As Shown Me LOVE… Supported My Dreamz And Constantly Paddling In my Boat♥️♥️ . . www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

65-yr-old Man dies ontop of His Side chick During Sex in Anambra Hotel – SEE PHOTOS

  A 65-year-old man, Obi Nwoda, was reported dead in the early hours of Sunday in a hotel in Awka, the Anambra State capital, after an alleged sex romp with a 34-year-old lady. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the lady, who was said to have been arrested by the police, was alleged to have camped with the man for two days in the hotel. A source in the hotel, who begged not to be named, told our correspondent, “The man had been here for two days with different girls visiting him before the unfortunate incident took place. We suspect that he was a businessman.” Efforts by Southern City News to [Read]

‘Next Question Please’, EFCC boss Snubs question on Ganduje’s Bribery Allegation – READ MORE

  The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Ibrahim Magu, on Monday refused to answer questions on whether the Kano State Governor , Abdullahi Ganduje, was on a probe . Magu had invited reporters for a press conference in commemoration of his third year in office .   The acting EFCC boss had reeled out the achievements of the anti- graft agency in the last three years including a large number of convictions and recoveries . However , during the question and answer session , Magu was asked to confirm if the EFCC was investigating Ganduje who was allegedly caught on camera collecting kickbacks from contractors [Read]

Two children, dog found dead in freezer in Lagos – SEE PHOTOS

  Tragedy struck in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Sunday, as two children and a dog were found dead in a freezer. The two children, Emmanuel Edeh, seven years and Darasimi Edeh, female, four years who were found dead in the freezer were at home with their father, Mr Michael Edeh, on the day of the incident. The incident reportedly occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Government Development Area at 4.30pm. A source who pleaded anonymity told NAN’s correspondent that initial efforts to locate the children proved abortive and a call was put through to the mother of the kids, who came running down to [Read]

40 million Nigerians suffering from mental disorders – Nigerian government

The Nigerian government has disclosed that an estimated 40 million Nigerians, are believed to be suffering from mental disorders. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, who blamed the country’s high burden of mental disorders to inadequate attention paid to mental illnesses, misconceptions and lack of awareness on the part of the Nigerian public, added that more people will be disabled by psychological challenges than complications arising from HIV/AIDS, heart disease, accidents, and wars combined by the year 2020. Speaking on Monday at the ongoing mental health action committee and stakeholders workshop in Abuja, Abdulaziz said; “In Nigeria, an estimated 20%–30% of our populations are believed to suffer [Read]