June 29, 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]