November 6, 2019

Senate proposes three-year jail term for social media ‘offenders’

The Senate is proposing a three-year prison sentence for social media offenders. The bill passed first reading on Wednesday. Entitled ‘protection from internet falsehood and manipulations bill, 2019’, the bill is sponsored by Mohammed Sani Musa, senator representing Niger east. The proposed legislation was one of the 11 bills read for the first time on Tuesday. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the sponsor of the bill said Nigeria needs the legislation because it would protect its “fragile unity”. “There has never been a time when Nigeria has been very fragile in terms of its unity than this period,” Musa said. [READ ALSO] FG Begins Moves to Sanitize, Regulate Use of Social [Read]

America Rapper Cardi B Set to Visit Nigeria for the First Time [SEE DATE]

American rapper Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar popularly known as Cardi B is set to perform in Nigeria, as she will be visiting Africa for the first time this December. Cardi B is expected to make her first visit to West Africa at the Livespot X Festival in Lagos on December 7 and will proceed to Accra, Ghana on 8. The show is expected to hold in Victoria Island and will see the ace rapper team up with some Nigerian stars on stage. List of Nigerian stars that will perform with Cardi B has however not been disclosed, as the organisers say it would be revealed in the coming weeks. The organisers [Read]

BREAKING: Jubilation in PDP Camp As Appeal Court Sacks APC’s Adeyeye, Declares Senator Olujimi Winner

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Court of Appeal on Wednesday sacked the Senate Spokesman, Adedayo Adeyeye as the senator representing Ekiti South senatorial district in the upper chamber. Adeyeye, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Sowore, Co-defendants Have Perfected Bail Conditions, To be Freed Today – Falana The appellant court declared Senator Biodun Olujimi of the PDP winner of the election. [READ ALSO] JUST IN: Lagos Suffers Another Fire Accident As Burning Building Collapses, Policeman killed Olujimi, a former principal officer in the 8th Senate, is a former [Read]

BREAKING: Sowore, Co-defendants Have Perfected Bail Conditions, To be Freed Today – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of the case on the grounds that the Department of State Service in whose custody the defendants have been detained and from where they were produced in court on Wednesday. He said, “I have already explained to the learned prosecuting counsel [Read]

JUST IN: Lagos Suffers Another Fire Accident As Burning Building Collapses, Policeman Killed

  LAGOS – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a policeman have been confirmed dead as the six-storey building that gutted by fire on Tuesday, November 5th in Lagos Island has collapsed. The six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday as firemen continued spirited efforts at extinguishing the inferno. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Popular Balogun Market in Lagos Up in Flames, Several Properties Destroyed [SEE VIDEOS] A section of the burning building collapsed on the policeman, severely injuring him while trying to control the surging crowd. Confirming the death of the officer, Mr Olanrewaju Elegushi, Special Adviser to [Read]

FG Begins Moves to Sanitize, Regulate Use of Social Media

ABUJA – The Federal Government says it has commenced the process of injecting sanity into the Social Media space to prevent it from setting the nation on fire. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. “As a matter of fact, we have already put in motion the machinery for this. “We have written letters to the major stakeholders who would nominate representatives and we are going to sit down together to decide on how best to confront this menace,’’ he said. The minister noted that the government had the responsibility to keep the country together, therefore, social [Read]

Drama as INEC Commissioner nominee tells Senate “I am an active APC member” during screening

– A nominee for a job at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Raheem Muideen Olalekan, claims to be a member of the All Progessives Congress (APC) – Olalekan’s screening was put on hold after the Senate discovered a petition against him – The Senate committee fixes a new date after Olalekan’s inability to provide convincing responses to questions There was drama on Tusday, November 5 at the National Assembly as a nominee for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) described himself as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He continued to stress that he was loyal to the party [Read]

[BREAKING] U17 WORLD CUP: Golden Eaglets bow to Netherlands, crash out in Round 16

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have crashed out of the U-17 FIFA World Cup after suffering a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands. On a night nothing seemed to work for the Eaglets, Manu Garba’s boys also equalled the record of conceding the highest goals by a Nigerian U-17 side after the 3-0 loss to France in the final of the 2001 edition and losing two consecutive matches. Fellow African side who are participating in the tournament for the first time, Angola, also fell one-nil to the South Korean boys in the other round 16 clash played early this morning over there in Brazil where the competition is currently taken place. See more [Read]