RUSSIA 2018: Modric Wins Golden Ball Award, Mbappe, Cortouis also honoured

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in Sunday’s final. Modric scored two goals in the group stage and converted both of his attempts in penalty shootouts to help Croatia reach the final. The Real Madrid star embraced Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic after being given the award by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russia President Vladimir Putin in a rainy postgame ceremony. Belgium’s Eden Hazard was awarded the Silver Ball as runner-up and France’s Antoine Griezmann was given the Bronze Ball. France’s 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappe was named the tournament’s Best Young Player [Read]

Executive Order 6 is Most Potent Weapon Against Corruption – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has described the Executive Order Number 6, recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Administration’s most potent weapon against corruption. Addressing a press conference in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also defended the constitutionality of the Executive Order, saying those opposed to it should go to court. Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 aims to, among others, restrict dealings in suspicious assets subject to investigation or inquiry bordering on corruption in order to preserve such assets from dissipation, and to deprive alleged criminals of the proceeds of their illicit activities which can otherwise be employed to allure, [Read]

I Will Challenge Fayemi’s Victory in Court, Says Election is ‘MOST AUDACIOUS ROBBERY’- Olusola

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, has vowed to challenge the victory of the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the Election Petitions Tribunal. Olusola described Fayemi’s victory as “the most audacious electoral robbery of our recent history.” Addressing a news conference in his office on Sunday, Olusola claimed that he won the election with more than 70 per cent of valid votes cast in the 16 council areas and vowed to reclaim his ‘mandate’ by judicial means. He alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) leveraged on federal might to pervert the electoral process, [Read]

BREAKING: Fayemi wins Ekiti election with 197, 462 votes

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate in the Ekiti governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has won the governorship election according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in majority of the 16 local councils in the state. Fayemi, though, has not been declared the winner by the INEC yet as at PRESS TIME which is as a result of an observation about an alleged inducement of voters in the election raised by an agent of the PDP. The INEC results, showed that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes. His PDP rival Professor Olusola Eleka got 178,121 votes. Eleka won in his local council of Ikere-Ekiti, Emure, Efon and Ado-Ekiti. [Read]

TRAGEDY: Heavy downpour, flooding wreck havoc in Ogun, kill two, many homeless

Residents in major cities and towns in Ogun State, especially its capital Abeokuta yesterday were greeted by a heavy downpour and flood in the late hours of Thursday evening, destroying properties worth millions of naira while rendering many homeless and hopeless. The heavy downpour which started at about 4:30pm fell unceasingly till the later part of the night and caused unimaginable havoc to most residents and traders in and and around the state capital, leaving them to count their losses. Some of the areas affected include Kuto-isabo bridge, Oke Sokori, Lafenwa, Kuto, MKO Abiola stadium fence, many houses in Amolaso, Totoro, Iyana mortuary, Ago ijesha, Grammar school, Itoku amongst other [Read]

FAAC suspends meetings indefinitely over under-remittance by NNPC

The Chairman , Commissioners of Finance Forum , Mr . Mahmood Yunusa , yesterday said the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee ( FAAC) had agreed to suspend meetings indefinitely until an effective revenue collection process is implemented . According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, Yunusa made the declaration in Abuja after the monthly FAAC meeting ended in a stalemate for the third consecutive time in one month. He said that the committee was tired of battling with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) over oil revenue collections. The chairman said that FAAC had already taken the matter before President Muhammadu Buhari . “But in the short term, [Read]

APC Moves To Weed Out PDP In FG Agencies

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have begun plans to finally remove persons who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extraction still holding positions in government agencies and parastatals. This, the party said will ensure that the change mantra is properly implemented as non-party members cannot run with a vision they do not share. Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole revealed this while inaugurating elected National Executives of the 39-member Non-National Working Committee at the party’s National Secretariat, yesterday. Oshiomhole who insisted that the party was ready to interface with genuine party members, that were aggrieved, however said there was no place for [Read]

EKITI 2018: PDP Chairman Secondus leads protesters to n’assembly over ‘assault’ on Fayose

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led protesters to the national assembly on Thursday over the alleged brutality of PDP members, including  Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti. Accompanied by top PDP leaders, Secondus said he led the delegation to submit a petition to the lawmakers on the alleged action of the police. Fayose broke down in tears at a PDP rally on Wednesday, accusing an unidentified policeman of slapping and kicking him. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Secondus who was received by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, at the entrance of the national assembly, called on the leadership of the national assembly to intervene in the [Read]

BREAKING: Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take pre-season training since [Read]

BREAKING: NYSC disowns Kemi Adeosun’s exemption ‘certificate’

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has disowned the purported exemption certificate in possession of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. The NYSC was reacting to the exclusive story published by PREMIUM TIMES at on Saturday detailing how Mrs Adeosun skipped the mandatory national service and forged an exemption certificate of the service to cover for it. The story has generated outrage from Nigerians who asked the minister to resign from her post or be fired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Details published by this newspaper on Monday show that the certificate is among the set of documents [Read]