Date
July 16, 2018

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]