September 12, 2018

SPORTS: Golden Eaglets defeat Niger 2-1, qualify for WAFU finals

Golden Eaglets defeated Niger 2-1 to qualify for the final of the WAFU B U17 Championship as they’re set to face arch-rivals, Ghana in the Finals to battle for a place in the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.  Nigeria and Ghana will rekindle a 67 –year rivalry when the Golden Eaglets take on the Black Starlets of Ghana in Niamey on Saturday, venue of the much anticipated encounter. The Eaglets kept their heads and did the hard work they had to do when defeating host nation Niger Republic 2-1 in a very competitive match at the General Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey on Wednesday evening, to set up a [Read]

2019: APC National Working Committee rejects Amosun’s consensus List, as Ogun APC debunk crisis in party

Hope of the consensus candidates of Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 general elections may have been dashed, as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has rejected the “concensus” list taken to Abuja by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. NEWS FLAKES gathers that in rejecting the list, the NWC said that a minimum of three persons for each elective post had paid and collected forms and this automatically that meant there was no consensus reached. The NWC referred Gov. Amosun to its statement that where any other aspirant signifies interest through purchase of its Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for any position in question, [Read]

Ambode, Role Model to Youths – Says Boys Scout Chief, appoints Gov as Peace Ambassador

…Gov Unveils Strategic Program To Support Voluntary Youth Organizations Commissioner of Lagos State Scout Council, Chief Jonathan Tawose on Wednesday conferred the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as the Patron of Lagos State Council of Scout Association of Nigeria, saying the decision was based on his leadership qualities and being a good role model for the Nigerian youths. Tawose, who spoke at the investiture of the Governor as Patron of the Scout Council, held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said the Scout Association, as a non-religious and non-political international organization, has the vision to build the youths of today into responsible leaders of tomorrow, adding that it was gratifying [Read]

2019: Lagos on edge as Tinubu rallies forces against Ambode

LAGOS and indeed, much of the entire South-West was on tenterhooks yesterday as political permutations against a second term for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode reached a crescendo with the unravelling of the governor’s political base. Worse, the governor’s prospects of serving out the rest of his first term, it was learnt, was hanging in the balance upon claims of momentum to remove him from office if he does not drop his second term aspiration. The governor’s support base which had been built around Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu unravelled after it emerged that a major contender for his office had emerged from one of the major political structures in the ruling All [Read]

Buhari slams NASS as panel recovers N769bn stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday slammed the National Assembly for delaying the passage of Proceeds of Crimes Bill presently before it. Buhari, who spoke during the submission of the report of the Presidential Committee set up to audit recovered funds, said a key tool that would revolutionize the country’s asset recovery and management architecture is the Proceeds of Crimes Bill. “Once the Bill is passed and assented, many of the challenges facing our asset recovery and management practice will be adequately taken care of as the Bill addresses most of the challenges facing effective asset recovery and management in Nigeria,” he said. He therefore urged the National Assembly to take necessary [Read]

FG Shared N3.95 Trillion Revenue with States, Local Councils in First Half of 2018

  The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Monday disclosed that, the federal, state and local governments in Nigeria have shared a total of N3.95 trillion from the Federation Account, within the first half of the year. According to NEITI in the latest edition of its Quarterly Review, the disbursements were made by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) and they represented an increase of 41 per cent when compared to the N2.79 trillion disbursed in the first half of 2017. The disbursements, it added, equally represented a 95 per cent increase in the N2 trillion disbursed within the same period in 2016. The NEITI’s review provided highlights and [Read]

GIST: Igbo Lady Holds Colourful Traditional Wedding To White Lover In Rome, Italy (Photos)

The period when foreigners travel down to Nigeria to hold their traditional weddings in the bride’s village seems to be over as most Nigerian families don’t mind to wed traditionally in a foreign land. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it was really a colorful moment as an Igbo lady tied the knot with her foreign partner in Rome, Italy on Sunday, September 9th. The Nigerian lady who wore a traditional attire along with the groom, observed all the matrimonial rites according to the traditions of Igbo land before the union was sealed. The groom’s lovely family and friends gathered in their numbers to support him and the bride’s family and [Read]

2019: Cattle Sellers, IPMAN, Others Buy Election Forms For El-Rufai

Five groups, led by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kaduna Branch have bought a nomination form for Governor Nasir El-rufai to recontest for election in 2019. Governor El Rufai who expressed surprise at the development said the gesture came at the right time because he could not have afforded the nomination fees set by the party. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that other groups that jointly financed the nomination forms were Petroleum Tanker Drivers, National association of Road Transport Owners, Traders of Sheikh Mahmud Gummi Market and The Katsina and Daura People’s Association living in Kaduna. Receiving the head of the delegation at at the Sir Kashim [Read]

”Osun State Does Not Have My Kind Of Money” – Bola Tinubu Says Ahead Of Osun Election

  Ahead of the state governorship election slated for September 22nd, former governor of Lagos state and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has told residents of the state that they do not have the kind of money that would impress him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Tinubu said this while reacting to claims that he was imposing the APC governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola on the state so he can embezzle the state resources when Oyetola is sworn into office. Speaking during a visit to the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, over the weekend, Tinubu said Oyetola, the APC candidate was reliable. Speaking in Yoruba dialect, Tinubu [Read]

GIST: Davido’s Girlfriend, Chioma Dazzles In Pink Jumpsuit (Photos)

Davido’s heartthrob – Chioma looks good as she shows off her portable derrière in new photos shared on Instagram. The beautiful Chioma ‘Nwa Baby’, who is also a renowned chef looked excited about the jumpsuit she was putting on as she posed for pictures. Stunning…. . READ MORE 247 LATEST BREAKING NEWS AND MANY MORE HOT GISTS ON: [Read]