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JUST IN: Supreme Court Fixes July 5 To Give Verdict On Osun Polls

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed July 5 as the new date to deliver judgement on the appeal of candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2018 governorship elections, Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. The apex court fixed the date after hearing the appeals and the counter motions of the legal teams of both parties and the Independent National electoral commission. The seven-man panel led by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Tanko Mohammed. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Counsel of the People’s Democrati Party and Ademola was led by Dr Onyekachi Ikpeazu SAN while Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN led that [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Abiodun Appoints SSG, Chief of Staff

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government. Also appointed is Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as the governor’s Chief of Staff. In a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, added that the new SSG comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur. He was until his appointment the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, a market leader in security printing . The 57-year-old Talabi holds a 1987 [Read]

BOOM! DSS to begin crackdown on anti-govt social media users [READ MORE]

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the SSS said it had recently observed that some social media users were skewing Nigeria’s history to promote ethnic violence and tip the nation into crisis, a development it said must be urgently reversed through state interference. The secret police’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians have been using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the [Read]

Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic

A brilliant goal by Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women’s World Cup – and all but end South Korea’s hopes of reaching the last-16. Nigeria went ahead when defender Kim Do-yeon volleyed past her own keeper. Ex-Arsenal player Oshoala held off a defender before rounding the keeper to score Nigeria’s second goal. South Korea, who face Norway in their third and final group match on Monday, have yet to score or earn a point. Nigeria will confirm a place in the knockout stage if they beat hosts France, one of the tournament favourites, on Monday in Rennes. [READ MORE] Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes First [Read]

Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes Youngest Keeper To Keep Clean Sheet in World Cup History

At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game. Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie is a Nigerian women’s international footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. At club level she plays for Rivers Angels. Personal information Full name Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie Date of birth 8 December 2000 (age 18) Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Goalkeeper [READ MORE] Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic Senior career Years Team Apps (Gls) 2016– Rivers Angels National team 2016 Nigeria U-17 3 (0) 2018– Nigeria U-20 4 (0) 2018– Nigeria 4 [Read]

JUST IN: JAMB Announces Cut-off Marks for 2019 Admissions [READ MORE]

  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday approved 160 and above as this year’s national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the decision was reached at the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which held at the Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State. According to the Nation, the board also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities and 110 for admission into private polytechnics.   [Read]

BREAKING: Tribunal Dismisses Petition Challenging Buhari’s Electoral Victory

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed a petition challenging the victory recorded by President Muhammadu and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election. The Coalition for Change (C4C) and its presidential candidate, Geff Chizee Ojinika, had filed the petition marked: CA/PEPTL/003/2019, in which they complained of unlawful exclusion or misrepresentation and sought the cancellation of the election and the conduct of a fresh presidential election. The petitioners had complained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) printed CC and against its actual acronym of C4C, a development, they claimed worked [Read]

JUST IN: 32-Yr-Old Adebo Ogundoyin Emerges As Oyo Assembly Speaker

IBADAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that 32-year old Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, son of late Eruwa born billionare politician, businessman and philantropist, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin, has just been unanimously elected as the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly.  Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin is a second term member of the House as he was re-elected in the 2019 general election to represent Ibarapa East State Constituency. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace   The new Speaker of the State House of Assembly completed his Secondary School education in Vale College, Ibadan after which he proceeded to [Read]

BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace

ABEOKUTA – In what could be described as an internal arrangement, a third – term Member, Ogun State House of Assembly representing Ifo state constituency I, Hon. Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo was on Monday nominated unopposed as the Speaker of the State Assembly. Also Hon. Dare Kadiri representing Ijebu-north II state constituency was equally nominated unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the House. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the new Speaker and Deputy were nominated by Hon. Babatunde Sobukonla from Ikenne State Constituency and seconded by Hon. Adegoke Olusesi from Yewa North constituency II. The 9th Assembly was inaugurated by the Deputy Clerk of the House, Mr. Adedeji Adeyemo following the [Read]

JAMB to Announce New Cut – off Marks for 2019/2020 Admissions Tuesday

The Cut – off marks for the 2019/2020 admission will on Tuesday be fixed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at a policy meeting with stakeholders at Gbongan, Osun State. Dropping the hint in a statement yesterday in Abuja, JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin said the official cut-off marks would announced at the end of the policy meeting. He advised candidates to disregard any cut-off mark being peddled by fraudsters, describing it as “fake.” Benjamin said: “The clarification became necessary following speculations that the board had fixed the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) cut-off marks. “It is pertinent to note that the heads of institutions [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo Bags Another Int’l Trophy As Portugal win Inaugural UEFA Nations League

The hosts’ victory in UEFA’s newest competition denied the Netherlands its first trophy since the 1988 European Championship. Portugal has won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in Sunday’s final for its second title in three years. Goncalo Guedes scored the winner early in the second half to give Portugal its first trophy since the 2016 European Championship. The hosts’ victory in UEFA’s newest competition denied the Netherlands its first trophy since the 1988 European Championship. The revamped Dutch team was seeking some redemption after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship. Cristiano Ronaldo, coming off a hat trick in [Read]

Nigerian Pastor Poju Oyemade Celebrates Liverpool Victory in Church With Cake [SEE PHOTOS]

A popular Nigerian pastor and founder of the Covenant Christian Church Poju Oyemade celebrates the victory of his Football club, Liverpool in church with some of his members after the team won at the just concluded Champions League games. See photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that Liverpool defeated fellow English Premiership club, Tottenham Hotspur by 2 goals to nothing in this season’s final of the UEFA Champions League played in the city of Madrid. [Read]

BOOM! My Father is The Best President Nigeria Has Ever Had – Abacha’s Daughter

Gumsu Abacha, the first daughter of late Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, has claimed that Nigerians is still missing her father’s leadership style. Gumsu Abacha stated that she had drawn this conclusion after she had keenly monitored peoples trending comments on political events via the social media. Gumsu said “Nigeria would have been better today with the leadership of Gen Sani Abacha ,but Nigerians think with their mouths and not with their Brains, I will continue to respect my Father for his doggedness in seeing that, the black man can do without the assistance of the white man. He led Nigeria well, forget about the Yoruba propaganda against [Read]

SHOCKING! Eagle’s Coach, Gernot Rohr Drops Iheanacho, Ajayi Ahead of AFCON 2019 [SEE FULL LIST]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has dropped Leicester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho and Rotherham United Midfielder Semi Ajayi from the squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Iheanacho endured a difficult time with his English Premier League club side last season, with Jamie Vardy preferred in Leicester City’s Brenda Rodgers attacking formation. The former Manchester City youngster only scored once in the league last season as he struggled for game time , however he was a surprise inclusion in his country’s 25 provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Rohr had previously hinted that the forward lacks confidence [Read]

Gov Dapo Abiodun Appoints Somorin As Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary. Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney Australia, Mr Olakunle Somorin, holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt and a Masters Degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira. The new Chief Press Secretary is an experienced editor with a rich work history in the media industry. [READ ALSO] Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments [READ MORE] A former London Bureau Chief of This Day Newspapers, Somorin is skilled in Editing, Public Speaking, Journalism, and Strategic Communications, [Read]