Nigeria

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]

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]

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]

‘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]

I Am Doing My Best To Develop Nigeria – Buhari

  “I am doing my best now to utilize our resources to develop the country. We are already getting results on road, rail and power. “My frustration is that some people still have plenty stolen money stashed in Europe, U S and other countries”, said president Muhammadu Buhari. Mr President said this during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris. Buhari equally reiterated his commitment towards developing the educational sector. He assured Nigerians to expect more investment in the sector, noting that allocations to the educational sector will be improved as revenue increases, describing the sector as a major engine for the development of any country. “We are [Read]

2019: Nigerians will be running to Neighbouring countries to feed if Buhari wins – Fayose

  Ayodele Fayose, immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, says Nigerians will be running to other neighboring countries to feed if President Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term in office. Fayose also urged the President to “face governance and stop complaining”. According to the former Governor, “the President’s time is almost up”. A statement on Thursday by Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, accused the president of spending “three and a half years blaming his predecessors and inflicting both security and economic crises on the country”. The statement read: “When he was seeking the votes of Nigerians, he never said he was coming to complain. Rather, he promised to fix what he claimed [Read]

Crazy Scorline As Plateau United Feeders Beat Akurba United 79 – 0

The Nationwide League One (NLO) produced some crazy scorlines as Plateau United feeders beat Akurba United 79-0, while Police Machine FC of Yola and Bubayero FC of Gombe played out a 67-0. The NLO is the lowest tier of football in Nigeria and the sides involved were trying to gain promotion into the Nationwide League Division 3. NLO said the sides involved manipulated the results to enhance their chances of promotion. [Read]