October 23, 2018

FOREIGN SCENE: Cameroon’s Paul Biya is re-elected President for the 7th time – READ MORE

  YAOUNDE – Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, won a landslide victory Monday in a controversial presidential election as the government tightened security and gunfire erupted in the country’s volatile English-speaking regions. The Constitutional Council, dominated by Biya loyalists, said Monday the 85-year-old leader had won 71.3 percent of votes in the October 7 poll marred by allegations of widespread fraud, low voter turnout, and violence. FOREIGN SCENE: Trump confirms US to pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia – READ MORE Council head Clement Atangana said opposition challenger Maurice Kamto, was a far second with 14.2 percent of the vote. Movement for [Read]

2019: Amosun Accuses Tinubu, Osoba, Oshiomhole Of Perpetrating ‘Fraud’ In Ogun State – READ MORE

  Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Bola Tinubu, APC National Leader and Olusegun Osoba of conniving to impose Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the state in the general election. He insisted that there was no election in the state aside the one that was broadcast live, stating that the silence of Tinubu and Osoba on the matter was proof they supported the imposition. He also said if the National Working Committee or Oshiomhole insisted there was an election in the state, it was “fraud”. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Amosun spoke during an interview [Read]

SHOCKING: Nigerian Woman Becomes Africa’s Oldest IVF Mum, Delivers Baby Boy At 67yrs – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian woman, Mrs Ajibola Otunbusin delivered a bouncing baby boy at 67yrs, breaking all kinds of records in the process. Not only has she become the oldest Nigerian woman to give birth through IVF (in-vitro fertilization), she is also the oldest African in recorded history to give birth to a baby, and the 2nd oldest mum in the world.   The elated mother and her husband Professor Otunbusin were beside themselves with joy. She had undergone the IVF procedure at the St Ives IVF&Fertility center. With her successful conception and delivery she becomes the latest in a long line of women who have [Read]

SHOCKING: Wrestler Roman Reigns Quits WWE to fight leukemia – READ MORE

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Professional wrestler Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, better known by his stage name Roman Reigns, has announced that he is stepping away from the ring due to an ongoing fight against leukemia. Reigns, a former football player who has since become one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) most popular personalities, announced Monday that he had been living with cancer for 11 years and that it had returned. He said he would relinquish his claim to the WWE’s Universal Championship as he focuses on battling leukemia. “When I was 22 years old, I was diagnosed with this. And very quickly [Read]

BREAKING: Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu Set To Dump PDP For APC – READ MORE

  ABUJA – Barring any last minute change, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu will dump Nigeria’s major opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Newsmen gathered that Ekweremadu has been involved in high-level negotiations with the top echelon of the APC, “because he was aggrieved about the way he has been treated since Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki defected to the PDP. “What is, however, unclear is the position the APC will give him upon defection. This will be another major defection after Saraki and former minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, defected from the APC and PDP, respectively. It was also gathered that “Ekweremadu [Read]

Police escort suspended NHIS boss into premises, tear gas staff – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Policemen numbering close to 50 broke the gates to the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Scheme, escorting the suspended Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, into the premises. Our source’s correspondent, who was on the scene reported that the policemen fired tear gas to disperse members of staff , who had attempted to prevent Usman from gaining entry . NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the NHIS boss , who was suspended by the governing council of the NHIS insisted that the board had no power to suspend him. Punch [Read]

Jonathan Invites Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku To Book Launch – READ MORE

  BAYELSA – Former President Goodluck Jonathan has invited President Muhammadu Buhari, former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to the launch of his new book entitled: ‘My Transition Hours’. The event is billed to take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on November 20. Details from the invitations letters being sent to guests by the book presentation committee, indicated that Buhari, Obasanjo and Atiku are among the dignitaries expected to grace the ceremony. President Buhari will be the special guest of honour; Obasanjo will chair the event, while Atiku has also been invited by Jonathan as a special [Read]