SHOCKING: Wrestler Roman Reigns Quits WWE to fight leukemia – READ MORE

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Professional wrestler Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, better known by his stage name Roman Reigns, has announced that he is stepping away from the ring due to an ongoing fight against leukemia. Reigns, a former football player who has since become one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) most popular personalities, announced Monday that he had been living with cancer for 11 years and that it had returned. He said he would relinquish his claim to the WWE’s Universal Championship as he focuses on battling leukemia. “When I was 22 years old, I was diagnosed with this. And very quickly [Read]

BREAKING: Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu Set To Dump PDP For APC – READ MORE

  ABUJA – Barring any last minute change, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu will dump Nigeria’s major opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Newsmen gathered that Ekweremadu has been involved in high-level negotiations with the top echelon of the APC, “because he was aggrieved about the way he has been treated since Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki defected to the PDP. “What is, however, unclear is the position the APC will give him upon defection. This will be another major defection after Saraki and former minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, defected from the APC and PDP, respectively. It was also gathered that “Ekweremadu [Read]

Police escort suspended NHIS boss into premises, tear gas staff – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Policemen numbering close to 50 broke the gates to the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Scheme, escorting the suspended Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, into the premises. Our source’s correspondent, who was on the scene reported that the policemen fired tear gas to disperse members of staff , who had attempted to prevent Usman from gaining entry . NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the NHIS boss , who was suspended by the governing council of the NHIS insisted that the board had no power to suspend him. Punch [Read]

Jonathan Invites Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku To Book Launch – READ MORE

  BAYELSA – Former President Goodluck Jonathan has invited President Muhammadu Buhari, former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to the launch of his new book entitled: ‘My Transition Hours’. The event is billed to take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on November 20. Details from the invitations letters being sent to guests by the book presentation committee, indicated that Buhari, Obasanjo and Atiku are among the dignitaries expected to grace the ceremony. President Buhari will be the special guest of honour; Obasanjo will chair the event, while Atiku has also been invited by Jonathan as a special [Read]

Super Falcons to face S/Africa, Zambia, Kenya in Group B of 2018 African Women’s Nations Cup – SEE FULL FIXTURES

  Nigeria’s Super Falcons are drawn in Group B alongside perennial arch-rivals South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in the forthcoming 2018 Total African Women’s Nations Cup. Group A sees tournament hosts Ghana paired with Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria. The 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, officially known as the Total Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations, Ghana 2018, will be the 11th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (13th edition if tournaments without hosts are included), the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the women’s national teams of Africa. The tournament will be held in Ghana, from 17 November to 1 December 2018. The [Read]

BUSINESS: FG Loses $2.5bn To Gas Flaring – READ MORE

  Mr Chinedu Onyeizu, Chief Executive Officer, AfriPERA, an Energy and Infrastructure Policy research organisation, says Nigeria loses about 2.5 billion dollars annually from gas flaring in the country. Onyeizu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Abuja. “ Since the 1950’s, Nigeria has been burning off its natural gas at flare points and despite efforts by successive administrations to curtail the wastage, the country loses an estimated 2.5 billion dollars each year to gas flaring as well as unattended impact of negative externalities associated to gas flaring,’’ he said He said that the country’s natural reserves was the 7 largest in [Read]

KADUNA KILLINGS: El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna town and environs with immediate effect. The Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan stated this on Sunday in Kaduna. Newsclic The curfew was announced three days after sectarian crises in Kasuwan Magani caused the death of over 5o people, while several properties were also destroyed. The curfew was informed by fears of reprisal attacks following the Kasuwan Magani crisis last Thursday. BREAKING: “Party’s decision on Dapo Abiodun final”, Buhari tells Ogun Monarchs – READ MORE There have been rumours in town of fighting and crisis [Read]

Buhari, IBB, Saraki, Obi, PDP mourn as ex-CJN, Idris Kutigi, dies at 78 – READ MORE

  Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, is dead, aged 78. Kutigi, who served as CJN between January 30, 2007 and December 30, 2009, reportedly died in a London hospital on Saturday after a brief illness. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Justice Kutigi was born on December 31, 1939, in Kutigi, North-Western State (which is now located in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State). He served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State until 1976, when he was appointed a High Court Judge. He was elevated to the apex court bench in 1992 and subsequently okayed by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to [Read]

EPL: Chelsea hold struggling Man Utd to 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge READ MORE

  Ross Barkley scored a last-gasp equaliser against Manchester United to maintain Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season. Chelsea took the lead when Antonio Rudiger powerfully headed Willian’s corner past David De Gea on 21 minutes. Anthony Martial pulled United level 10 minutes into the second half, firing into the bottom corner from close range, before finishing off a counter-attack with 17 minutes to go. But just as United were set to claim a rare league win at Stamford Bridge, Barkley pounced on a loose ball in the area in the sixth minute of stoppage time to seal a dramatic point. The draw briefly moved Chelsea to the [Read]

Man kills customer over N200 beer – READ MORE

  ABEOKUTA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 23-year old man, Taiwo Olatokunbo for killing a customer, simply identified as Christian over N200 beer. Police Public Relations Office, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Sunday said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Igbeba Division from one Temitope Adedayo who ran a beer parlour at No 4 Ijagun Ijebu Ode. She reported that at about 3pm of the said date, the suspect came to buy a bottle of beer worth N200 but refused to pay. This was said to have led to an argument between [Read]