BREAKING: Black Thursday as 28 family members die in Bauchi auto-crash

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that no fewer than 28 persons said to be members of the same family were reportedly burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto crash that occurred on the Bauchi-Ningi federal highway in Bauchi State. The PUNCH learnt that the crash occurred in the early hours of Thursday. Speaking to our source’s Correspondent in a telephone interview, a relation of the victims, Abdullahi Yamadi, confirmed the incident and described it as “very sad.” Yamadi, who is the Secretary, North-West Zone of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, said the deceased were all his relatives. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Abiodun Transmits Names of 18 Commissioner-Nominees To Ogun Assembly for Approval [Read]

Ogun Assembly To Screen Mapoly Rector, 17 Others as Commissioner – Nominees on Monday

Ogun State House of Assembly has acknowledged the receipt of a correspondence from the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, communicating the list of names of 18 commissioner – nominees to the Assembly for confirmation.  According to Head of Information Unit of Ogun State House of Assembly, Lawal Jamiu, Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, read the Governor’s letter dated 11th December, 2019 containing the names at the plenary in Abeokuta. The letter partly reads ” in furtherance of our Mission of building our future together, Mr. Speaker, please find attached, the list of nominees for the post of Commissioners for your consideration “. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Abiodun Transmits Names of 18 Commissioner-Nominees [Read]

BREAKING: Abiodun Transmits Names of 18 Commissioner-Nominees To Ogun Assembly for Approval [SEE FULL LIST]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Thursday sent names of 18 commissioner – nominees to Ogun House of Assembly for confirmation.  The Speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo , read the governor’s letter containing the names during plenary in Abeokuta. Oluomo told the members that the governor had written to seek their support for the confirmation of the nominees. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the names were Afolabi Afuape, immediate past Commissioner for Sports during the last administration led by Former governor Ibikunle Amosun. [READ ALSO] Ogun Assembly To Screen Mapoly Rector, 17 Others as Commissioner-Nominees on Monday Others [Read]

BREAKING: Electricity workers suspend nationwide strike

  The National Union of Electricity Employees has suspended its nationwide strike. Eko Electricity Distribution Company made this known via its Twitter handle @EKEDP on Thursday. The tweet reads, Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices & payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience & understanding. — Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) December 12, 2019 The electricity workers had, on Wednesday, shut down the headquarters of Ikeja Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company in Ikeja and Marina, Lagos. President of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero, had, in a statement, accused the Bureau of Public Enterprise of failing to address and [Read]

‘Leave my husband alone’ – Toke Makinwa, Daniella Okeke fight dirty over Anthony Joshua [PHOTOS]

  Nollywood actress Daniella Okeke and Toke Makinwa are currently battling over who will have Anthony Joshua. It all started when Daniella Okeke claimed Anthony Joshua is a spiritual husband whom she won’t mind preparing a soup him. She wrote: “See as person Spiritual husband Fine. Baby wat soup should I make for u 2day?” [READ ALSO] Anthony Joshua is My Spiritual Husband – Nigerian Actress Reacting via her comment section, Toke Makinwa asked her to leave Anthony Joshua alone for her, adding that he is also her husband. See screenshot below; [Read]

2020: All Africans can come to Nigeria without visa ― FG, NIS Boss

  The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says the Federal Government have approved that all Africans could come to Nigeria without Visa from January 2020. The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Africa–Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC) on Wednesday in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that European border and Coast guard Agency also known as Frontex is an agency of European Union (EU) tasked with border control of the European Schengen Area, in coordination with border and coast guard of Schengen area member states. “The announcement would be made soon by the President of the Federation. ”But we cannot succeed without a tool [Read]

IPPS: Seize our salary, prepare for nationwide strike, ASUU threatens FG

  The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it would embark on an indefinite nationwide strike if the federal government fails to pay the salaries of its members who did not enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Christian Opata, chairman of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) chapter, disclosed this on Wednesday, while briefing journalists. He spoke shortly after UNN-ASUU congress convened to brief members on the outcome of the national executives council (NEC) meeting held recently in Minna, the Niger capital. Opata said that the union was not bothered about federal government’s threat of “no work no pay”, adding that ASUU was used to [Read]

APC’s Godswill Akpabio withdraws from Senatorial rerun

  Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has withdrawn of the planned Akwa Ibom North East senatorial re-run election. In a letter addressed to the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and dated 2nd of December, 2019, Akpabio said as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, a huge responsibility had been placed on him. He said he couldn’t abandon a critical assignment placed on him by President Muhammadu Buhari in pursuit of a re-run election. He urged the party to write the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in line with Sections 33 and 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010, and submit a replacement to [Read]

BREAKING: Couples to pay N51,000 before marriage in Churches – New Law

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has poured out dissatisfaction over the new law from the Ministry of Interior head by Rauf Aregbesola that compulsory payment of N30,000 by Churches to perform statutory marriages and N21,000 for each marriages certificate. PFN has alleged that churches are being targeted by the Federal Government following the new marriage certificate law introduced by the Ministry of Interior. PFN’s National President of the fellowship, Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude who lashed out at the Ministry of Interior over the imposition of a compulsory N30,000 charge license for Christian worship centers for the conduct of statutory marriages in churches and N21,000 for each marriage certificate alleged that [Read]

BREAKING: Nigerians To Experience Total Blackout As Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), on Wednesday, December 11, has embarked on a Nationwide strike effective today after several warnings that did not attract the attention of the Federal Government. After the expiration of the ultimatum given, it is envisaged that a total blackout nationwide will follow. The union said the decision to down tools remained the only option since there was no dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the lingering industrial crisis in the sector. According to the Union, “The ministry of power has failed to resolve some issues affecting members of the union since 2013 when the power sector was privatised especially issues that with [Read]

Abiodun Pledges To Fight Insecurity In Ogun Riverine Areas

  ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Government says it is putting in place strategic security plan that will address insecurity in the riverine areas of the State. The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this when he received the new Brigade Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Brigadier General Ehimwenma Amadasun, who paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Goverrnor Abiodun noted that it was imperative for the State government and security agencies to put heads together and fashion out plans that would permanently stem the tide of insecurity in those parts of the State. “One of the vulnerable areas that we have identified lately is the [Read]

GENERAL BUHARI: Punch Crossed The Red Line, Garba Shehu Counters Femi Adesina

The Presidency has angrily reacted to Punch Editorial on Wednesday where the management said it will henceforth refer to President Muhammadu Buhari as General Muhammadu Buhari. This is the second reactions within 24 hours to the Punch position which has generated reactions. This latest reaction by Garba Shehu is a follow up to the earlier one by Femi Adeshina. The two reactions connotes different messages. While Femi Adesina tried to tolerate Punch Editorial as part of Freedom of Expression, Garba Sheu will have none of that as he claimed that Punch has crossed the red line. [READ ALSO] Punch free to use Major – General for Buhari – Femi Adesina The [Read]

Anthony Joshua is My Spiritual Husband – Nigerian Actress

  Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke has revealed that heavyweight boxing title holder, Anthony Joshua, is her spiritual husband. The actress disclosed this a few days after after Anthony Joshua reclaimed his titles from Andy Ruiz in a second bout which took place in Saudi Arabia last Saturday. Daniella Okeke wrote on social media: “See as person Spiritually husband Fine. Baby wat soup should I make for u 2day?” Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua has explained the role Islam played in his life. [READ ALSO] Joshua to make $262m in Wilder fight Shortly after the match against Andy Ruiz dubbed Clash of the Dunes, a reporter reminded him that it was in Saudi Arabia [Read]

Joshua to make $262m in Wilder fight

  Following a victorious win against Andy Ruiz Jr., Anthony Joshua could double his purse by fighting WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Last Saturday, British boxing superstar Joshua out-boxed Ruiz to reclaim his heavyweight title. Ruiz even had a cut above his left eye while Joshua barely bore a mark of the contest. After regaining his crown, Joshua reportedly has doubled his worth. Mark Seltzer, a member of Team Joshua, boxing manager and cut man with 50 world title bouts to his name, has told The Mirror that the Brit has increased his fortune by £52 million ($68 million) after winning his rematch with Ruiz. More importantly, Seltzer revealed that [Read]

Punch free to use Major – General for Buhari – Femi Adesina

Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina has described the decision of Punch Newspapers to start using Major General as prefix for Muhammadu Buhari and calling his administration as regime as a testimony to freedom of speech. He said the newspaper is free to use the title as it was earned by the president during his days in the military. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: ‘Garba Shehu Must Go’, Aisha Buhari blows hot As Fresh Crisis Hit Aso Rock……. **- First Lady Attacks Mamman Daura_ Adesina, a former president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, said in response: “Nothing untoward in it. It is a rank the President attained by dint of hard work before [Read]