June 14, 2018

ASTRONOMY CENTRE: Eid-el-Fitr moon sighted in UAE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday. This means Eid Al Fitr should begin tomorrow. The crescent was seen using the technique of astronomical imaging, and the moon wasn’t spotted with the naked eye, the astronomy centre added. The final announcement will be made when the moon-sighting committee in the UAE, which will meet only after Maghrib prayer, takes a decision. In the UAE, as announced earlier, the public sector will observe their Eid break until Sunday, June 17, while the private [Read]

Labour Party Rejects Mimiko, as former Governor officially Dumps PDP

The Labour Party (LP) has rejected plans by the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to return to the party. Recall that Mimiko on Wednesday resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dr Mike Omotosho, Chairman, Labour Party made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. Omotosho also said the party had no candidate for the forthcoming Governorship election in Ekiti state. According to him, LP was fully aware of plans by Dr Mimiko to destabilize the current gains being made by workers to reclaim and reposition the party. “It is very obvious that the sole purpose of Mimiko’s re-approach to Labour Party is to [Read]

Russia Humble Saudi Arabia 5-0 In World Cup Opening Match

Hosts, Russia humbled Saudi Arabia 5-0 to get up to a spectacular start in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Expectedly, the Moscow Stadium was filled to capacity as the Russians trooped out enmasse to savour world cup moments, and the players didn’t disappoint any of them at all as they put up a dominant and ruthless display to dispatch Saudi Arabia who had no single shot on target all through the match. Garzinskiy opened the scoring with a glancing header in the 12th minute, before substitute Denis Cheryshev added the second with a beautiful solo effort to give Russia a 2-0 lead in the first half. Subsequently, [Read]