November 29, 2019

25-Yr-Old Manufactures, Unveils Nigeria’s First ‘Carbon Fibre’ Sports Car

At 25, Jerry Isaac Mallo has made a huge statement with the various machines he fabricated. His latest offering is what some have termed Nigeria’s first Carbon Fibre sports car. The Fabrication Engineer and CEO of Bennie Technologies LTD, on Thursday, launched his Nigerian made sports car which is named the Bennie Purrie. At the launch which held at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Mallo noted that the sports car is the first of many more innovative products he will be creating. Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, Mallo who was born in Jos, Plateau State, stated that he was inspired to create the sports car [Read]

Supreme Court removes Oyo first class monarch, Eleruwa after 21yrs on throne

In what appears like a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday sacked a prominent monarch in Oyo state, Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adebayo Adegbola after 21-years on throne. In a uaninamous judgment, the apex court upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan and dismissed the appeal filed by the monarch for lacking in merit. The current Eleruwa, Oba Samuel Adebayo Adegbola, was installed in 1998. He was however dethroned by an Oyo State High Court on January 26, 2011. Justice Ladipo Abimbola in his judgment, affirmed that the process that brought the Monarch to the throne were irregular, declaring them null and [Read]

Gunmen open fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Kogi [SEE PHOTOS]

A player and driver sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday. The team members were on their way to Kano for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) day six fixture when the incident happened. Ifeanyi Ubah FC is scheduled to take on Jigawa Golden stars at the Kano stadium on Sunday. Chukwuma Ubah, chairman of the club, narrated the incident to TheCable . “Our bus was attacked by gunmen in Okene. The driver and a player was hit by bullets fired at the bus. They have been taken to a hospital nearby where they are being attended to. We thank [Read]

Ogun Cancels Monthly Sanitation Exercise For November

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Government has cancelled the monthly sanitation exercise in the State for the month of November.  The Government said it has also lifted restriction of movement order. This, the State Government said would enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the on-going National Examination Council (NECO) examinations. In a statement by Kunle Somorin, chief press secretary to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun while giving the approval said the decision was arrived at after reviewing the challenges that the restriction of movement order would have on the Mathematics paper in the NECO exams schedule for Saturday and which coincides with the timing [Read]

Drama as Buhari refuses to shake hands with Tinubu, Nigerians react [VIDEO]

A video of President Buhari refusing to shake hands with Senator Remi Tinubu at the 2019 E-Nigeria International Conference, Award and Exhibition in Abuja yesterday November 28th, has surfaced online and has got people talking on Twitter. Some Nigerians queried why he did not shake her like the other male government functionaries present at the event. Others however argued that as a Muslim, he is not expected to shake any woman. This was however countered by some Nigerians who pointed out that the President had in the past had handshakes with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Ex British Prime Minister, Theresa May when he met with them. Others argue that [Read]

BREAKING: Arsenal boss, Unai Emery sacked after 2-1 loss to Frankfurt

– Unai Emery has parted ways with Arsenal after another disgraceful 2-1 loss to Frankfurt – Arsenal confirmed Emery’s sacking in a statement on Friday morning, November 2019 – Freddie Ljungberg will take responsibility for the “first team as interim head coach” according to the club Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Unai Emery has been sacked by Arsenal following a torrid run of lacklustre performance that saw the Premier League side forfeit an early lead to suffer another 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt.  The Spaniard was shown the way out of Emirates Stadium after eighteen months in charge of the North London side. His [Read]

Eto’o: ‘I’ll return to Barca to be the first black coach to win Champions League’

– Samuel is confident of Blaugrana reunion. – He wants to revive successful Barca of Guardiola times.  – His main objective is to win the Champions League in style.  In his latest interview with Cadena SER, retired Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o has expressed his intentions as a future coach.  He wants to go hard like Josep Guardiola. “I will return to Barca one day. “I want to be the first black coach to win the Champions League. “I’d like my team to play like Josep Guardiola’s,” he added. The Cameroonian has recently announced his retirement. His spell at Catalonia is considered to be the most glorious. Here’s his stat record [Read]

Sanwo-Olu Honours Chaplain Sacked By Ambode

  LAGOS – The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s led Lagos State Government has honoured former presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Venerable Femi Taiwo, who was sacked by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Femi Taiwo was sacked for allegedly disrespecting wife of the then governor, Bolanle Ambode. His sacked fuelled controversies lasting for months. Some people have even attributed Ambode’s debacle in the last APC primaries to the sacking of the priest. However, the former priest was honoured at the chapel amidst cheers from the The congregation, family members and friends. Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, who was joined by top officials of the ministry, [Read]

200-level student goes for NYSC, arrested with fake certificate in Zamfara

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) authorities have arrested a 200-level journalism student of a university in Benin Republic and handed over to the Department of State Services. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that the student identified as Rose joined other corps members deployed to Zamfara State for Batch C Stream 1 orientation course which ended on Monday November 26 with a fake certificate she obtained from another university in Benin Republic. While reacting to the development, NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim stated that the student was nabbed after her institution alerted them after she posted her photographs in NYSC uniform in the Zamfara camp. The NYSC DG said: “On Friday, [Read]

Super Eagles of Nigeria move up Four places in new FIFA Ranking [SEE FULL RANKINGS]

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up four places in the most recent FIFA Ranking released by world football governing body. The Super Eagles who were 35th in the last ranking, have moved up to 31st in the ranking released on Thursday, November 28. Despite the rise in the world ranking, Nigeria remain on the third position in the African ranking behind Senegal who are 20th in the world and Tunisia who occupy the 27th position. African champions Algeria (35) and Morocco (43) are also in the top five positions. Ghana (47), Egypt (51), Cameroon (53), Mali (56), Congo DR (56) complete Africa’s top 10. The Super Eagles in [Read]

Why We Refused To Cancel Kogi, Bayelsa Election Results – INEC

  The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given reasons it refused to cancel the results of the just concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States. INEC’s National Commissioner of Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, explained that the Commission failed to void results of the just concluded governorship elections because no law in Nigeria empowered it to cancel an election. Okoye made the disclosure during an interactive session with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room organized in Abuja, on Wednesday, aimed at reviewing some lapses observed in the just concluded November 16 elections. He stated that Section 26 of the Electoral Act only gave INEC the power [Read]

My husband sleeps with me and my two daughters, Woman cries out, begs court for divorce

Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Thursday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between one Mary Dickson and John Dickson for persistently raping the two daughters she had before marrying him. Odunade pronounced the union dissolved, adding that the court might be left with no other option than to order Dickson’s arrest if he refused to take up the responsibility of the children produced by the marriage. In addition, he awarded custody of the two children produced by the duo to the plaintiff and directed the respondent to pay N10,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance. Earlier, Mary, a resident of Idiayunre area in Ibadan [Read]

Minimum Wage: Dapo Abiodun – led Ogun govt considers implementation

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State governor, prince Dapo Abiodun has assured the civil servants that his administration would consider the implementation of the new minimum wage. The governor disclosed this on Wednesday during the commissioning of the Permanent Secretariat of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria held in Magbon, Abeokuta, Ogun State. According to him, Ogun State government and our labour associations continue to enjoy a robust and peaceful relationship which has been a major contributory factor to the continued development of our dear State. He said ”My administration will not take public servants for granted because they are equal stakeholders in our building our future together agenda. We [Read]

Hate speech: Senate receives court judgement criminalising bill

• AGF silence misleading, urges Lawan to halt all deliberation on the controversial bill Efforts to sell the hate speech bill to Nigerians suffered a setback as an activist delivered a court judgement to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, to guide the Senate from the further attempt to gag free speech in Nigeria. The letter dated November 28, 2019, drew the attention of the Senate to the judgement of the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) forbidding Nigerian government from criminalising free speech in whatever guise. The letter was delivered by Mackay Chambers and Associates and reads in part: “We hereby inform [Read]

Ebonyi governor appoints another 513 aides

  ABAKALIKI – Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has approved the appointment of another set of 513 additional aides to serve as his Technical Assistants (TA). The Principal Secretary to the governor, Chief Clement Nweke who disclosed this in a statement in Abakaliki on Wednesday, said the appointees were drawn from the 171 political wards in the state. The appointees, according to him, are to report to the office of the principal secretary with their credentials for documentation. “Appointees from Abakaliki, Afikpo North, Afikpo South, Ebonyi and Ezza North Local Government Areas (LGA) are to report on Nov. 27, 2019. “The appointees from Ezza South, Ikwo, Izzi, Ohaozara are to [Read]