September 9, 2018

UPDATED: Serena Williams Fined $17,000 for US OPEN Codes Violations

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for three code violations during the US Open final. Williams was fined $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket by the tournament referee’s office. The money will come out of Serena William’s prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG brought us a report earlier yesterday that Williams lost to Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final in 6-2, 6-4.   Serena clashed with chair umpire Ramos, demanding an apology after he initially issued [Read]

CRIME: Notorious Cultist bursts into tears after arrest with Gang members

Two suspected cultists/kidnappers were apprehended by a vigilante group at Ojuwo-Afu, in Igalamela/Odolu local government area (Ajaka axis) in Kogi state.  NEWS FLAKES gathers that the suspects identified as Abdulkarim Idris a.k.a Firefighter and Atene Amade a.k.a Mad lion, were said to have perpetrated numerous kidnappings in the past especially along Idah-Ajegu-Lokoja road but got away with it as they allegedly have strong political backings. The news of the arrests of ‘Firefighter’ and ‘Mad lion’, has excited the villagers but there are fears their godfathers who are said to be rich and influential will soon negotiate their release. They are therefore calling on Nigerians to help them spread the news [Read]

SHOCKING: Popular Ogun Freelance Broadcaster, Kolawole Adejojo ‘KASNATY’ loses wife, as OMPAN condoles with family

By John Izabi,  Indigenes of Ogun State and the entire media community are still left in shock and disbelief at the shocking announcement of the death of wife of Popular Ogun State Radio Presenter and freelance broadcaster, Kolawole Adejojo aka Kasnaty, Alhaja Oyindamola Abeke Adejojo earlier today Sunday September 9, 2018 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Kasnaty’s wife, Alhaja Oyindamola whose birthday is supposed to be just four days away (September 14), until her death was an astute business woman cum entrepreneur and the brain behind SEMIES BEAUTY PLACE, a popular beauty and cosmetics salon located in the heart of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. According to a Facebook post shared [Read]

REVEALED: Why NASS Extends Resumption To October

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that members of the National Assembly on Saturday revealed why they intended to resume plenary in October, instead of the scheduled September 25. The Vice-Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rules and Business, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Shehu Sani, Adesoji Akanbi, Mao Ohuabunwa and James Manager were among those who spoke with Punch and urged both the upper and lower chambers to extend its resumption to October. According to them, joint committees on electoral matters and those on appropriation may find it challenging to conclude their assignments before the end of September. They equally argued that it would not be proper for members of [Read]

2019 Presidential Debate: APC picks vice president Osinbajo to represent Buhari

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the All Progressives Congress APC has appointed the Vice President Yomi Osinbajo to represent President Muhammadu Buhari in all the Nigerian Presidential debates towards the 2019 general election. The party added that President Buhari has nothing to debate with anyone, therefore the need to replace him with the Vice President. Buhari has avoided the regular Presidential media briefing after the near-disaster one he had months after assuming office. It is noted that President Buhari’s assumed live broadcasts were all pre-recorded. HOPE FOR NIGERIA [Read]

OGUN 2019: Amosun, APC Pick female running Mate for Anointed Candidate Akinlade, Other aspirants kick, dare outgoing governor

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State on Saturday picked the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Peju Adebajo, as the deputy governorship candidate of the party for the 2019 general elections. Adebajo, who hails from Sagamu Local Government Area, served as an executive director of Lafarge Africa Plc before her appointment as commissioner. The party had earlier selected a House of Representatives member, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, as its consensus gubernatorial candidate. At a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Government House, Abeokuta, Akinlade’s running mate was unveiled in the presence of leaders and members across the three senatorial districts of the state. The event also [Read]

BREAKING: Nigerian Music Star, Wiz kid planning to build Schools in Every Country in Africa

NEWS FLAKES gathers that Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known by his stage name, Wizkid, has announced his plan to build schools in every country in Africa. The singer made the disclosure on Twitter on Saturday, where he called on his fans to help him pick which country to start with. “Using my own profits from this business partnership with Nike to build a school back home in Lagos. #Educationforeverychild. “I’ll need help from fans to pick where we start this. Trying to build a school in every country in Africa. That’s my dream. Surulere, Lagos, Ghana and Benin Republic,” the tweet read. The singer had earlier announced the release [Read]

TENNIS: Naomi Osaka stuns Serena Williams, wins 2018 US OPEN title

Naomi Osaka caused a major upset yesterday by defeating tournament favourite, Serena Williams to win the 2018 US Open title. She becomes the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam singles title, beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the #USOpen. The 20 – year old Japanese sensation clinched her first major title after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in alleged controversial fashion where the 23 – time grand slam winner, Serena had had to scream at the Umpire complaining of some harsh decisions and calls that obviously didn’t go down well with her at the finals watched by millions of tennis lovers across the globe. [Read]