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9th Assembly: NASS Bars Journalists From Inauguration, Demands Certificate Of Registration, Income Tax

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) has commenced a crackdown on journalists and Media houses covering it’s activities with the released of stringent conditions for new accreditation that may barred the forth estate of the real from covering the inauguration of the 9th Assembly. The release of the 20 points stringent requirements for all journalists and Media houses to cover the activities of the national assembly before or at the expiration of the present national assembly is seen as another attempt to gag the press. Some of the requirements to cover the national assembly at the expiration of this present leadership, according to the [Read]

Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale Clash With Guns on Stage As Ghana Music Awards Turns Bloody [SEE VIDEOS]

Stonebwoy was crowned the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) 2019 Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year. And in his speech, he told Shatta Wale in his face that this is the fifth time he’s beating him to win the award. An unhappy Shatta Wale and his fans had got off their seats and made their way to the podium, but were stopped by Stonebwoy and his fans and that led to a brawl. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the event nearly turned bloody in the early hours of Sunday, May 19, 2019 if not for the intervention of some security operatives. Stonebwoy was later handcuffed and whisked away. Watch the videos [Read]

DEFAMATION: Atiku demands N500m, apology from Buhari’s aide [READ MORE]

The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded N500million, apology and retraction from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as damages for alleged defamatory statement against him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Atiku threatened that Onochie’s failure or neglect to accede to his demands within the next 48 hours will compel him to activate the full weight of the legal machinery against Onochie, without any further recourse. The former vice president said this in a letter by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on May 14, stating that refusal [Read]

UPDATE: [JUST IN] Judge Remands Naira Marley in Prison Over Alleged Credit Card Fraud

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison custody. The judge made the remand order on Monday morning shortly after the musician was arraigned before him on 11 counts, bordering on credit card fraud. Naira Marley had pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judge adjourned till May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Taiwo Oreagba, on behalf of his client. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: EFCC Arraigns Naira Marley in Court On 11-Count Charges [READ MORE & SEE [Read]

BREAKING: EFCC Arraigns Naira Marley in Court On 11-Count Charges [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Ace Nigerian musician, Naira Marley has appeared in court on 11- count charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  Recall that Naira Marley was arrested few weeks back by officials of EFCC over allegations of internet fraud. See more photos of the ongoing court proceedings below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: More Details Shortly!! STAY GLUED TO THIS SPACE!! #Follow & #LikeOurOfficialNewsPage via www.facebook.com/newsflakesng For 247 Fresh global updates and many more hot Gists regularly 😎👌 [Read]

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Serie-A Player of the Year award in first season in Italy

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Juventus’ Portugues striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Serie A Player of the Season award, in his first season in Italian club. Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the Old Lady to their eighth straight Scudetto with his 21 goals in the league. The planning of the honor is irregular as Serie A individual honors have dependably been given out all in the meantime, after the finish of the season, yet Ronaldo will be given before their match against Atalanta on Sunday. The 34-year-old joined the Bianconeri in the summer of 2018 in a deal reported to be worth €100m [Read]

YORUBA OBASHIP: Awujale, Alake in supremacy battle

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and  the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona are reportedly engaged in a supremacy battle.  It was recently reported that the Alake of Egbaland had rated himself higher than the Awujale of Ijebuland. While everyone expected Oba Adetona to respond, he didn’t say a word immediately. However, last week, at the launch of an endowment fund for the Oba Sikiru Adetona Professorial Chair in Governance, Department of Political Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, held at Oriental Hotel, in Victoria Island Lagos, the Awujale finally spoke. He said when he learnt that the Alake rated himself higher than him, he [Read]

Nigerians Should Have A Day Monthly For Crying, Says Aregbesola [SEE REASONS WHY]

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Rauf Aregbeshola on Friday conveyed his fear and displeasure as the country’s population continues to balloon without commesurate national income. Aregbesola said the realities on ground should as a matter of fact oblige the country to enforce the practice of birth control so as to preclude an imminent economic disaster. The immediate past governor of Ogun State spoke at a symposium organised to celebrate the Golden jubilee of Hon Abdulahi Ayinde Enilolobo, an APC leader in Lagos on Friday. He said “We don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

Nigerian-born Tobechukwu Phillips shatters American school’s 125-year academic record

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian -born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US. Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A’s throughout her stay in the school. She emerged the first Black valedictorian in the school’s history. Alvin High School was originally established in 1894. African – American students were allowed to join the school in 1965 . Speaking to Because of Them We Can, Phillips said, “Maintaining the highest GPA in my class is a difficult task . It truly takes time management but more importantly acknowledging what you do it [Read]

BREAKING: Court Sacks Four New Emirs Appointed By Gov Ganduje

A Kano State high court on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs. The emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government that followed an unusually fast passage of a bill by the Kano State House of Assembly. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II in order to [Read]

Nigerians should expect petrol price increase, says Rewane

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has said fuel subsidies are a huge drain on government’s revenue. Rewane stated this in his presentation at the Lagos Business School Breakfast Session on May 8, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday . He noted that the World Bank put Nigeria ’s total subsidy bill in 2018 at N 731bn , saying, “A gradual reduction in subsidy payments [ is] anticipated . Only N 305 bn set aside for under-recovery in 2019 budget ; expect an increase in the pump price of fuel . “40 per cent shortfall in provision [Read]

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

Marry Five wives or be jailed, Swaziland King orders country men

The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III has made a declaration in the country that from June 2019, men will be required to marry at least five wives or go to jail. A statement by the King called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives, assuring the men that government would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them. “Here’s the deal, marry at least five wives and you’re assured that the government will pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them.” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that King Mswati warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face [Read]

Ondo Govt Set To Grow Marijuana For Business, Says Gov Akeredolu

Ondo state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has said the state is set to diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. In a tweet on Monday, Akeredolu explained that with an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, the state would be shortchanging itself if it ignores the marijuana business. “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria,” he wrote. “We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. With an estimated value of $145 Billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed tap into the Legal Marijuana Market. “Our focus now is Medical [Read]