Date
May 16, 2019

Nigerian-born Tobechukwu Phillips shatters American school’s 125-year academic record

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian -born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US. Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A’s throughout her stay in the school. She emerged the first Black valedictorian in the school’s history. Alvin High School was originally established in 1894. African – American students were allowed to join the school in 1965 . Speaking to Because of Them We Can, Phillips said, “Maintaining the highest GPA in my class is a difficult task . It truly takes time management but more importantly acknowledging what you do it [Read]

Griezmann quites Atletico Madrid after five seasons

Antoine Griezmann has informed Atletico Madrid that he will leave this summer, with sources confirming to ESPN FC that Barcelona are hopeful of signing him less than one year after he turned them down. Atletico released a short statement Tuesday revealing that Griezmann had communicated his decision to leave the club after five seasons. They followed that up by posting a video of the French forward on social media explaining his decision to supporters. “After speaking with (coach Diego Simeone), (CEO Miguel) Angel Gil Marin and with people in the club’s hierarchy, I wanted to speak with you, the fans,” Griezmann said. “You have always shown me a lot of [Read]

Zimbabwe sells 100 Elephants to China, Dubai

Zimbabwe has sold nearly 100 elephants to China and Dubai for a total price of $2.7 million over six years, the country’s wildlife agency said Wednesday, citing overpopulation. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo told AFP Zimbabwe’s elephants were overcrowding national parks, encroaching into human settlements, destroying crops and posing a risk to human life. “We have 84,000 elephants against a carrying capacity of 50,000,” he said, justifying the sales. “We believe in the sustainable use of resources, so we sell a few elephants to take care of the rest. Farawo said 200 people have died in “human-and-animal conflict” in the past five years, “and at least 7,000 [Read]

Singer,Burna Boy exits social media

Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has announced his exit from all platforms of social media permanently. NEWSFLAKES NG reports that the ‘gbona’ singer shared the news on Wednesday via his Instagram page @burnaboygram, explaining that his page will only share information on music and upcoming shows henceforth. He said, “I am leaving all social media platforms permanently. They are now strictly for my show dates and new music. My social media will now be in the full control of my management. Love and positivity to all.” Although no reason was given for this exit, it comes after fans called the singer out for using his handles to shade [Read]

25 Eagles for AFCON 2019 camp

  Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis, Cyprus), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina Utd), Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, S’Africa) Defenders: Ola Aina (Torino, Italy), Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey), Chidozie Awaziem (Rizespor, Turkey), William Troost-Ekong (Udinese, Italy), Leon Balogun (Brighton, England), Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes, Spain), Jamilu Collins (Padeborn, Germany), Semi Ajayi (Rotherham, England) Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Middlesbrough, England), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke, England), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar, S’Arabia), Victor  Osimhen (Charleroi, Belgium), Moses Simon (Levante, Spain), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray, Turkey),Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England), Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux, France), Paul Onuachu (Midtjyland, Denmark),Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester, England), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain) Standby: Theophilus [Read]

Court sacks APC lawmaker-elect in Ondo

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, has sacked a lawmaker-elect, Mr Sina Akinwumi, of the All Progressives Congress. The court said Akinwunmi was not eligible to contest the House of Assembly election for Okitipupa Constituency 2 as the candidate of the APC because  he did not win the primary election conducted by the party. It declared Mr James Ololade-Gbegudu as the winner of the primary election. Olalade-Gbegudu had filed a suit challenging Akinwunmi’s candidacy. He sought an order to compel the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise him as the authentic candidate of the party. He told the court that he won [Read]