June 2018

Chelsea reject £50m offer from Barcelona for Willian as they bid to beat Manchester United to land Brazilian star

Chelsea have turned down a £50million offer from Barcelona for Brazilian midfielder Willian. Despite winning the league and cup double last season, Barca have concerns that their squad still lacks greater quality in depth and attacking flair, particularly following their shock Champions League defeat by Roma. The Spanish side see the skilful 29-year-old as a playmaker who can add an extra dimension to their attack following the departure of Andres Iniesta and want him to link up with compatriot Philippe Coutinho. Willian’s representatives have been in Barcelona and the lure of the Spanish giants will be tempting but Chelsea have so far shown no willingness to sell. Long-term admirers Manchester [Read]

AFTERMATH OF OTEDOLA BRIDGE FIRE: Another Accident Occurs at Same Spot  

Reckless Danfo driver speeding on One-way earlier today had an head -on collision with a Toyota Hiace bus entering Lagos opposite scene of yesterday’s tanker fire disaster incident, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively gather.  Further details by our team of correspondents who monitored the incident are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report. Meanwhile, the buses have been moved from obstruction while wounded passengers have also been hospitalised as at PRESS TIME. STAY TUNED!!   [Read]

BREAKING: Another Fuel Tanker Explodes Along Minna – Suleja Road

Barely 24 hours after the Otedola Bridge Lagos Petrol tanker fire incident, fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that another Fuel Tanker explodes along Minna – Suleja Road. Details were however still sketchy as at the time of filing this report with very disturbing pictures as can be seen below: Stay tuned for more information soonest.   [Read]

BREAKING: World Bank Approves $2.1bn Loan For Seven Major Projects In Nigeria

The World Bank has announced the approval of $2.1bn loan for seven projects to be executed in Nigeria. A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday said the loans were approved in Washington on Wednesday and are for seven projects to support Nigeria’s investment in nutrition, access to electricity, states’ fiscal transparency, polio eradication, women’s economic empowerment, public finance and national statistics and reducing vulnerability to soil erosion. World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Rachid Benmessaoud, was quoted to have said, “The Federal Government of Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan identifies human capital investment, restoring growth, and building a competitive economy as its key pillars. The projects approved by the [Read]

GIST: Pastor Arrested For Selling Tickets To Heaven

A Pastor in Zimbabwe has been arrested together with his wife after for allegedly selling tickets to heaven. NEWS FLAKES gathers that Pastor Tito Wats told thousands of people that it was Jesus who appeared to him, then gave him tickets to people especially sinners so that they could also enter heaven. “I don’t care what people or the police are saying about me, I am being persecuted because of doing the work of God.” ” Jesus Christ appeared to me and gave me the tickets made of pure gold so that I can sell to people who want salvation”, said the pastor courageously. Thousands of people are protesting at [Read]

BREAKING: Oyo Govt Shuts Down Bodija Market As Police, Butchers Clash

  The Oyo State Government has shut down Bodija market, Ibadan, as police and butchers clash on Thursday. According to the verified twitter handle of the Oyo State Government, @oyostategovt, it was shut after gunshots were heard in the market. Below is the tweet: “News Flash: The Oyo State Government has shut down Bodija market for security reasons. This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs. — Oyo State Govt (@oyostategovt) June 28, 2018″ The tweet added that the chairman of Aare Laatosa Local Council Development Area, Adekunle Oladeji, said the closure was to prevent the loss of lives and [Read]

Lagos Fire Disaster: Scores Reportedly Feared Dead, 54 Vehicles Burnt To Ashes

NEWS FLAKES gathers that a conservative 100 persons and equivalent number of vehicles have been consumed in an inferno in Lagos. An eye witness account has it that the fire incident occurred at about 5 O’clock yesterday evening when a tanker conveying petrol lost balance and fell on the Lagos/Ibadan express way, near Otedola Estate, about one kilometer to Berger bus stop, thereby causing explosion and subsequent inferno. As at the time of filing this report, the entire expressway was condoned off thereby causing heavy vehicular traffic towards the Lagos end of the old toll gate, while movement of vehicles going towards Mowe/Ibafo (Ogun State) was completely grounded. Officials of [Read]

BREAKING >>> JOS: PDP Declares Seven Days Of Mourning Over Killings, Wants FG Sued

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced a mourning period of seven days for the victims of killings in Plateau State and other parts of the country. During the seven-day period, the party’s flags in its offices will be flown at half-mast in honour of those who lost their lives, a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday said. Beyond declaring a mourning period, the opposition party wants residents of Plateau to demand justice, defend their rights and sue the Federal Government. “The PDP urges the people of Plateau State to exercise their rights as global citizens, work with other public-spirited Nigerians and groups and take [Read]

RUSSIA 2018: Defending Champions, Germany Knocked Out Of World Cup

Germany suffered a humiliating exit from Russia 2018 after finishing bottom of Group F. The defending Champions finished bottom in the group after a 2-0 defeat against South Korea. Sweden topped the group after a 3-0 win against Mexico. South Korea are also going home but two very late goals have eliminated the Low’s side, who fail to get past the opening stage of a World Cup for the first time since 1938. For the fourth time in five World Cup tournaments, the defending champions exit the competition at the group stage.   [Read]

GIST: Sex Doll Programmed To Refuse Sex If She’s Bored Or Disrespected

New upgrade by Dr . Sergi Santos, the creator of Samantha the sex doll, means she can turn down sex if she’ s not in the mood or if she feels disrespected, NEWS FLAKES NG has learnt. Santos upgraded the robot at the request of his wife , so it can now shut down if it feels like it’ s being treated inappropriately, reports Independent UK. The upgrade meant the doll can now enter what is called ‘ dummy mode. The mode was demonstrated at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle, and it is activated if sensors under skin detect a partner is aggressive or if Samantha is bored by [Read]

2019: SDP Accuses APC of Stealing its Slogan, reports Ruling Party to INEC

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Social Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress of stealing its slogan , ‘Progress ’. The National Secretary of the SDP, Alhaji Shehu Gabam , said this during a press conference in Abuja on Monday . The SDP scribe said all political parties were mandated to inform the Independent National Electoral Commission of their slogan or motto at the point of registration. Gabam said SDP’s investigations revealed that only his party registered ‘progress ’ as its slogan . He , therefore , called on the APC to stop trying to confuse the electorate ahead of the 2019 general elections . Gabam said , [Read]

2019: APC drops ‘Change’ slogan, adopts ‘Progress’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dropped the ‘Change’ slogan and adopted ‘Progress’ as its new slogan.  Vanguard reports that the party made this change at its convention on Sunday, June 24. One of the masters of ceremonies at the convention reportedly announced that delegates should no longer chorus ‘change’ anytime the name of the party is chanted. He said: “I want to announce that when shout APC, the appropriate response should now be Progress and not Change.” Articles 4 of the APC Constitution as amended lists ‘Change’ as the slogan of the party and it has not been amended yet. Meanwhile, NEWS FLAKES further gathered that the national leader of [Read]

15 feared dead in Cross River/Ebonyi clash

Fifteen persons are feared killed in renewed hostilities between the Igbeagu Community in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and the Ukelle Community in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. Farmland, produce, animals and property worth millions of naira were destroyed in the crisis.   Ukelle is about seven hours from Calabar, the Cross River capital. Clashes between the communities have been consistent in recent times, often leading to deaths. The clashes, it was gathered the clash followed tussle over land ownership, as both communities share a common boundary. Though it could not be immediately ascertained what triggered the fight this time.   But a resident from [Read]

BREAKING: D’banj’s One-Year-Old Son Dies In Pool Accident

Popular Nigerian Singer and entertainer, D’banj and wife Lineo Didi have lost their son, Daniel. Daniel Oyebanjo III who turned a year in May died on Sunday after he drowned inside a pool at Dbanj’s residence in ikoyi, Lagos State. D’banj took to his Instagram page with a black image post to confirm the death, writing: “Trying Times. But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.” It was learnt that D’banj was in Los Angeles to attend the 2018 BET Awards when the tragedy occurred. Our source gathered that the remains of the child have been moved to the morgue. Saharareporters [Read]

BREAKING: Herdsmen attack 11 Plateau villages, kill 86, torch 50 Houses

• Six injured , 50 houses burnt • Plateau places three LGAs under curfew Fresh reports reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME have it that Plateau State was on Sunday thrown into mourning with the killing of 86 persons in the attacks on about 11 communities in the Gashish District by suspected Fulani herdsmen . The Police Command in Plateau State had earlier on Sunday confirmed the attacks, saying it had only recovered 11 corpses from some of the villages . But residents had insisted that about 200 people were killed by the marauding herdsmen . However , the police later issued a statement that indicated that the [Read]