August 12, 2018

SPORTS: Aruna Quadri wins the #NigeriaOpen2018 men’s singles title

Adebayo Adegboyega,  Aruna Quadri today Sunday August 12th became the first Nigerian to win the International table tennis federation Nigeria Open after a hard fought 4-2 victory over Antoine Hachard of France. A filled to the brim Molade Okoya Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun stadium Lagos was sent into wild celebration when the Portugal based ping pong expert accounted for last years doubles champion in six sets. Despite losing the first set 11-13, the world number 18 went ahead to win (4-2) 11-13, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7. Quadri will go home with five thousand U.S dollars, he also won the fair play award for his gesture in the final, forfeiting [Read]

JUST IN: APC candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, wins Katsina North bye-election

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s senatorial by-election in Katsina, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, is the winner, released results show. The Independent National Electoral Commission is soon to formally declare the winner. But its released results, already pastes at the collation centre, show that Mr Babba-Kaita, currently a member of the House of Representatives, polled 224, 607 votes to beat five other contestants. His closest rival, who is his elder brother, Kabir Babba-Kaita, was only able to garner 59, 724 votes. The elder Babba-Kaita was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. The other results show [Read]

BREAKING: PDP Wins Obudu Constituency Bye-Election In Cross River

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen has emerged the winner of the Obudu State Constituency bye-election for the Cross River House of Assembly. Mrs Ukpukpen on Saturday got 12, 712 votes defeating her opponent from the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adah Ishamali with 4,345 votes. She was declared the winner of the election by the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tony Eyang. Mrs Ukpukpen is the widow of the Hon. Steven Ukpukpen, whose death led to the declaration of the seat vacant. The post PDP Wins Obudu Constituency Bye-Election [Read]

Emulate Akpabio; resign now, APC tells Saraki

The Kwara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Dr Bukola Saraki to resign his appointment as the Senate President. The call was made in a statement by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the party, Mr Bashir Bolarinwa, on Saturday in Ilorin. He said Saraki should tow the path of honour and relinquish the office of the Senate President exclusively reserved for the party with majority members in the Senate. “Members of the hallowed chamber must be truly distinguished in character and conduct. “The path of honour was led by Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio who, before defecting to ruling party, had honorably resigned as the leader of [Read]

EXPOSED: Why I refused N2bn offered me by Buhari – Akwa Ibom Speaker, Luke

Onofiok Luke, the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, has alleged that the Presidency offered him N2 billion and the deputy governorship slot to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Luke spoke during a solidarity rally for the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel and Senator from the state, Bassey Albert in Uyo, the state capital. NEWS FLAKES further gathered through our source that the Speaker noted that he would rather quit politics than defect to the APC. According to Luke, “They said the President had sent words for me to become the deputy governor. They offered me N2bn, but I said no. [Read]

“I Might Sue NBC If Ban On ‘This Is Nigeria’ Is Not Lifted” – Falz

NEWS FLAKES NG Entertainment Desk gathers that Nigerian singer, actor and presenter, Falz, has reacted to the NBC ban on his song ‘This is Nigeria’ which they say contains vulgar words, by threatening to sue the agency. This is coming a day after he shared a letter which revealed that a Radio Station in Jos was fined for playing the song. Moslem group, MURIC, had first stoked the flames of discord when they called for the ban of the song by claiming some ladies in hijab were dancing Shaku Shaku and they believed it was against the Islamic religion. Their pleas faded into oblivion, however, NBC have decided to pick [Read]