December 20, 2018

LIFESTYLE: Nigerian-born British Boxer Anthony Joshua bags OBE Queen’s Award [READ MORE]

  Nigerian-born World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua representing Britain was honoured at Buckingham Palace as he received an OBE for his outstanding services to boxing. Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace presented the award as reward for AJ’s services and success to the sport. AJ holds the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles as he may meet Deontay Wilder in the nearest future for the WBC crown. An OBE is a Queen’s honour given to an individual for a major local role in any activity such as business, charity or the public sector. OBE stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. A big congratulations [Read]

2019 Budget Has No Hope For Nigerians – Saraki [READ MORE]

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has described as hopeless the 2019 budget proposal presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Wednesday. “We all heard the 2019 budget. That is a budget that has no hope for anybody because when you look at the statistics and the figures, there is poverty. If you look at the figures based on revenues that are coming in, there is nothing left, so where is the future?”, Saraki said. According to him, the budget proposal, as presented by President Buhari, failed to indicate how it will be funded. The President of the Senate handed down the damning verdict in [Read]

Int’l Friendly: Egypt to play Nigeria in March [READ MORE]

  The Egypt Football Association has announced that the Pharaohs will play Nigeria in a friendly on 26 March. The match will be played in Nigeria during the international break in March. Both nations have already qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals but will play their final qualifying games ahead of the friendly encounter. Nigeria host Seychelles in Group E while Egypt travel to face Niger in Group J. Egypt and Nigeria met in 2017 Nations Cup qualifying with The Pharaohs earning a 1-1 draw away from home before winning 1-0 in Alexandria to qualify for the finals ahead of the Super Eagles. It will be the [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB to begin Sale of Forms Jan 10, Stops use of Cyber cafes for registration of candidates [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) would begin Sale of 2019 UTME forms by January 10 and will no longer use cyber cafes for registration of candidates, beginning from the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said this on Thursday on the sideline of a meeting with proprietors of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres at the University of Lagos. “We are no longer going to allow the cyber cafes to do the registration exercise for prospective candidates because they are extorting candidates and overcharging them. “They also do services they [Read]

YULETIDE: FG declares Dec 25, 26, Jan 1 public holidays [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Federal Government has declared Tuesday 25th,  Wednesday  26th  December 2018 and Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019, as public holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations respectively. Minister of Interior, Lt. General (Retd.) Abdulrahman Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director of Press of the ministry,the minister enjoined Christian faithful and all Nigerians to use the period to pray earnestly for progress and development of Nigeria. He called on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity in the country before, during and after [Read]

XMAS: Former US President Barack Obama Pays Surprise Visit to Kids in Hospital, Shares Gift Items [SEE PHOTOS]

  It was a pleasant sight as former United States President Barack Obama paid surprise visit to patients at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C with gifts all in the spirit of the Yuletide. The young kids who were apparently ecstatic at the display of warmth, humility and kind gesture of the former president of world’s most powerful nation, took time out to share selfies and photographs with him while his visit lasted with them. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: [Read]

MUSIC: Shofela – Ori Owo

Just when you thought you have heard his last, fast rising Afropop singer Shofela releases a brand new single. Ori Owo is a classical afro music produced by Paranormal. Watch out for this youngster and also follow him on social media  @iamshofela and don’t forget to share this song to friends DOWNLOAD HERE [Read]