WhatsApp discovered ‘Targeted’ Surveillance Attack…

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber-actor”.  A fix was rolled out on Friday. On Monday, WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution. The surveillance software involved was developed by Israeli firm NSO Group, according to a report in the Financial Times.Facebook first discovered the flaw in WhatsApp earlier in May. WhatsApp promotes itself as a “secure” communications app because messages are [Read]

Student films himself taking sniper with tea over JAMB result

A 22-year-old man, identified simply as Segun, is battling for his life at a general hospital in Ogun State after he drank insecticide know as sniper. Segun, who was not happy with his result, went on Twitter and expressed frustration at his repeated failure to secure admission into a tertiary institution despite several attempts. NEWSFLAKES NG gathered that the victim had scored  167 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. He lamented that in 2015 when he sat the exam, he scored 189, adding that when he tried again in 2016, he scored 202. The victim said when he attempted in 2017, he scored 233 and failed to get admission [Read]

Sanchez apologises to Manchester united fans

The Chile international scored just one goal in 20 Premier League games this season, after arriving in a swap deal with Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan last summer. He was handed a reported £400,000-a-week contract which has allegedly caused issues in the United dressing room as the team finished sixth and out of contention for a place in the UEFA Champions League. NEWSFLAKES NG gathers that Sanchez , who admitted the whole team struggled under former boss Jose Mourinho, also found himself on the fringes of the team after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as caretaker in December, then permanent manager in March. “It was a very tough season,” he wrote. The [Read]

Sanusi resigns after Ganduje’s installation of new emirate heads in Kano

Haruna Sanusi, the district head to Be Local Government Area of Kano State, On Monday resigned his appointment. His decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional leader cited “health ground and recent changes in the emirate system” as reason for his resignation. The state now has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on same first class status as Sanusi. The new heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado [Read]

BREAKING: AAC Suspends Sowore, Eight Others Over Alleged Corruption, Anti-party Activities

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the African Action Congress, AAC on Monday declared that it had suspended its national chairman and 2019 presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and nine others over alleged corruption and abuse of office. The party which said the suspension of Sowore and others was for six months in the first instance, and appointed Leonard Nzenwa, as the new national chairman. Sowore’s suspension was conveyed in a communique read by Mazi Okwy, a member of the party’s National Executive Committee. The decision of the party, according to the communique, signed by the acting National Chairman, Leonard Nzenwa and the Deputy [Read]

15-Yr-Old Ekele Franklin Breaks JAMB Highest Score Record, But Won’t Get Admission [READ MORE]

Ekele Franklin, a 15-year-old boy, has emerged the overall best candidate for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted between April 11 and 15. Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), disclosed this at a news conference while announcing the release of the 2019 UTME results on Saturday. Having chosen the University of Lagos (UNILAG) as his first choice, the Imo state candidate had a cumulative score of 347. However, there are unconfirmed reports that Franklin may not be admitted on account of his age. Franklin was closely followed by Emmanuel Chidiebube, a 16-year-old boy from Abia state, who had a cumulative score of 346, [Read]

Manchester City Retain EPL Title, Crush Brighton 4-1

LONDON – Manchester City are English Premier League Champions, retaining the title they won last season, after mauling Brighton 4-1 away on Sunday. Manchester City suffered a first half scare before battering Brighton 4-1 to retain their premier league title and leave Liverpool despondent. With the victory, City have won the league back to back, through Pep Guardiola, a feat only Manchester United under Alex Fegunson and Chelsea under Jose Mourinho have achieved in the history of the league. [Read]

Why I removed My Womb to Survive, Nollywood Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim

EDO – Nse Ikpe-Etim, the Nollywood actress who won the ‘Best Actress in a Drama’ award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards amongst other awards, has revealed that she had to remove her womb to live a normal life. The 44-year-old actress who rose to prominence in 2008 for her role in ‘Reloaded’, engaged her fans with her life ahead of the premiere of ‘Heaven’s Hell’ which she featured in. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that In an event tagged ‘Conversation with Nse’, she disclosed that her father died when she was 15, leaving only her mother, who was a teacher, to take on the burden of raising the [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB Set To Release Results On Saturday, Parade Fraudulent Staff

Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Friday said the board would release the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board on Saturday. He said the board would give details of the results to reporters on the same day. The 2019 UTME was conducted between April 11 – 18 this year. He said: “We had a meeting on Friday. And so, we are releasing our results tomorrow.” Meanwhile, the board on Friday paraded one of its staff caught collecting N25, 000 from an admission seeker in 2018. Adamu Martin, a jamb worker attached to the Information Technology Service, was said to have promised an unnamed candidate [Read]

Shocking! Mother Sells Own baby for N600,000 to buy phone, wrapper

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old single mother, Nneka Donatus, who allegedly sold her baby girl a day after putting to bed. Also arrested was a level 12 civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37; who allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple. The mother of the baby who spoke at the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday, confessed that she used part of the proceeds to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers for herself. She told our correspondent that she was [Read]

EXPOSED! Real Reasons EFCC Arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan [A MUST READ]

LAGOS – The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office on Friday said it arrested two fast-rising Nigerian musicians, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan) in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. According to a statement by the EFCC, the arrest was made after an intelligence report had linked the suspects to cyber-crime offences. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that they were arrested along with Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode, Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and Abubakar Musa. Their arrest followed an early morning raid on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. The anti-graft agency said that at the point of arrest, the [Read]

[DEVELOPING STORY] Court Restrains Ganduje From Implementing New Emirates In Kano

The Kano State High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of Kano Emirate. Mr Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday which created additional four emirates, a move that was widely seen as a depletion of Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence. The matter immediately took a political dimension with the Peoples Democratic Party members in the House saying that the additional four emirates were not properly created, accusing the All Progressives Congress majority of disregarding extant parliamentary procedures. Two PDP House members, including the minority leader, said they received a court order against the new emirates on Friday afternoon. The lawmakers said the House was [Read]

Emir Sanusi: Kano Princes Snub, Reject Ganduje’s Offer To Head New Emirates

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that three Kano princes have rejected an offer for appointment as Emir of Bichi, one of the four new emirates created Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on May 8 amid his face-off with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. Nationnewslead reports that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero and district heads of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye at the Government House on Thursday night. The offer to serve as Emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano Nasiru Bayero, who rejected outrightly. The governor then pushed the offer to Chiroma’s elder brother, Aminu Bayero, who also turned it down. [Read]

Organizers Roll Out Plans for ‘My Grand Event’ Season 3, Set Big Targets [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The third edition of “My Grand Event” which is an annual exhibition platform birthed out of desire to avail event planners, vendors, and other creative manufacturers the opportunity to interact and build a lasting customers relations, Organizers have revealed.  According to them, the event will majorly feature exhibition of products and services with a view to bringing unique and creative ideas into limelight and creating an atmosphere for creativity to thrive. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it is scheduled to come up between July 13 and July 14 later this year, while the elephant exhibition will be staged in some popular markets such as Sagamu, Sango, [Read]