July 4, 2019

AFCON 2019: Checkout Who Faces Who In Round Of 16?

Below are the fixture list you’ve all been waiting for. Here’s how the tournament tree looks, with all round of 16 teams drawn. July 5: Uganda vs. Senegal in Cairo July 5: Morocco vs. Benin in Cairo July 6: Egypt vs. South Africa in Cairo July 6: Nigeria vs. Cameroon in Alexandria July 7: Madagascar vs. DR Congo in Alexandria July 7: Algeria vs. Guinea in Cairo July 8: Mali vs. Ivory Coast in Suez July 8: Ghana vs. Tunisia in Ismailia [Read]

Burna Boy’s British Girlfriend, Stefflon Don, Joins Others To Celebrate His Bet Award At Quilox

British rapper and singer, Stefflon Don has joined other Nigerian stars including DJ Jimmy Jatt and Ice Prince to celebrate Afro-fusion artiste Burna Boy at Club Quilox for his BET Awards win. Burna Boy was recently announced the winner of the Best International Act award at the just concluded 2019 BET Awards. This visit marks the first time the UK rapper is visiting Nigeria and she looked radiant as she danced, while proudly supporting her man. Stefflon Don and her boyfriend, Burna, met earlier this year when she missed her flight while on a trip to Ghana and decided to attend a show where Burna Boy performed. The lovebirds have [Read]

NYSC Announces 25th July 2019 As 2018 Batch B Stream 2 POP

It was learned that the passing out parade for NYSC 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 corps members has been fixed to Thursday, 25th July 2019. Below is the official message from the NYSC management: I am delighted to inform you that the Director-General has approved the Passing-Out of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II corps members to be on Thursday, 25th July 2019. Please note that the Winding-up/Passing-Out activities should be low-key. Accordingly, below is the programme of activities. Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019- Release of Passing-Out corps members by Employers. Wednesday, 24th July 2019- Signing of final clearance by Zonal Inspectors. Administration of Questionnaire (Form 48) on 30% of the [Read]

Heavy Rainfall Destroys 40 Houses In Kebbi

Flooded Area Alhaji Garba Salihu, Chairman of Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi, on Thursday said no fewer than 40 houses and a secondary school were destroyed by torrential rain in the area. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Salihu said that the incident happened on Monday when heavy rain, with strong wind blew up the houses and rendered the victims helpless. “As soon as I received the report, I rushed to the area to see what happened and commiserated with the victims. “It was a sad scene because family members of over 40 households were dislodged by the heavy rain, even the roofing of the Shiko Secondary School [Read]

SHOCKING! Dead Baby Found In A Canal In Lagos

Officials of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government have evacuated the corpse of a newborn baby dumped inside the canal along Wuraola Street, Ladipo Oshodi area of Lagos. The corpse was later deposited at the morgue. The corpse, wrapped with baby shawl and pampers, was found in the canal by the residents of the street who alerted the local government. One of the residents, Mrs. Adigun Tawakalitu, who was among those who first saw the corpse, said the lifeless body of the infant was disposed in a manner that it would be easily noticed by every passerby. She said: “This is shameful and must not be encouraged as our youths now engage in [Read]

SPORTS: PSG Sign Former Man United Midfielder Herrera On Five-Year Deal

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United, the French champions announced on Thursday. The 29-year-old has signed a five-year contract which will keep him at the club until June 2024. [Read]

SPORTS: Arjen Robben Announces Retirement From Football

Dutch winger Arjen Robben announced on Thursday he is ending his playing career at the age of 35 after a 10-year spell with German giants Bayern Munich. “It is without a doubt the most difficult decision I have had to make in my career, my heart says yes, my body says no,” Robben told the Telegraaf. His contract at Bayern had expired on June 30. Robben played 96 international matches for the Netherlands, scoring 37 goals, and starred in the team which reached the 2010 World Cup final and finished third four years later. He won two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea in 2005 and 2006, before [Read]

Court Orders INEC To Issue Uwajumogu, Certificate Of Return

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to immediately issue a Certificate of Return to Mr Benjamin Uwajumogu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the validly elected Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District. Justice Taiwo Taiwo who delivered judgment on the application for the release of a certificate of return filed by Mr Uwajumogu, said the decision of INEC to review the outcome of the 2019 Senatorial Election is a contravention of the electoral act. The court further held that INEC is bound by law to issue the Certificate of Return based on the declaration of the Returning Officer who announced [Read]

Woman Seriously Beat The Hell Out Of Her Household For This Reason

A case of physical abuse has caught the attention of social media users after a little girl was assaulted her her madam. A little girl was beaten up mercilessly by the woman she lives with after she cried out when the woman’s brother tried to rape her. Facebook user, Agatha Ayerite, who shared the story online, wrote: ”Pls admin I need these pictures to go viral, this is what an Aunty did to a child that lives with her. The child was almost raped by the aunt’s brother that came to visit them, because the child cried out she was beaten beyond recognition”. According to reports, the incident happened in [Read]

“I Have Incontrovertible Proof That INEC Has A Server” – Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has revealed that he is in possession of an “incontrovertible proof” that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has a server. Recall that INEC through its counsel, Yunus Usman, told the Presidential Election Tribunal that they do not have a server. He made this known in the case by PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. “They are asking us to bring something we do not have,” Mr Usman said. However, Reno Omokri believes INEC is being economical with the truth because he has proof that they do have a server. He tweeted:- “I am now in apossesion of incontrovertible [Read]

He Was Wrong, But Forgive Him – PDP Pleads For Lawmaker

The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the assault on a woman by Sen Elisha Abbo in an Abuja shop but has pleaded on behalf of the Senator for forgiveness. The PDP senator who represents Adamawa North District in the National Assembly was at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday remorsefully apologetic, and his party in his home state which called its own press briefing in Yola on Thursday begged that the apology be accepted. Barr. Tahir Shehu, the state chairman of the PDP, said during the briefing at the party’s secretariat in Yola that elected legislative officers should not, either in private or [Read]

“I Am Embarrassed To Be A Nigerian” –Singer, Tiwa Savage, Shames Nigerian Men

  Afro-pop queen, Tiwa Savage has taken to her Instagram page to lament about the challenges facing women in Nigeria. Recall that in the past few days, issues affecting women have been at the peak of discussion on various social media platforms. The controversial rape allegation by Busola Dakolo, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, sparked this discussion A few days after the news broke out, a video of a senator Elisha Abbo assaulting a nursing mother went viral, and this, again, occasioned another round of outrage from feminists across the country. Reacting to these issues, Tiwa Savage expressed shame in being a Nigerian because of the way women are treated in [Read]

TRAGEDY: Three Die, 11 Seriously Injured As Bus Plunges Into River In Ogun [READ MORE]

Three persons have been confirmed dead after a bus reportedly plunged into Ososa River along the Ijebu Ode/Sagamu road while eleven others were injured. According to the Ogun State Federal Road Safety Corps, the suspected cause of the bus crash was due to mechanical deficiency. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the bus took off from Ijebu Ode motor park for Lagos, but lost control and plugged into the Ososa River in Ijebu Ode. The accident occurred around 10.32am on Thursday. Silverbird [Read]

SPORTS:BREAKING!! Frank Lampard Named New Chelsea Manager

Chelsea have appointed former midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager on a three-year deal. Lampard, 41, has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player. He succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus. Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager. The former England international made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies with them. He takes over with Chelsea under a transfer embargo after the club were given a two-window transfer ban by world governing body [Read]

SHOCKING! CAN disowns COZA Church, says ‘it’s not our member’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) church is not a member of its CAN family following the rape allegation levelled against its Senior Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo. In press statement signed by National Legal and Public Affairs, CAN, Evang Barr Kwamkur, Samuel Vondip, the body condemned the act and admonished pastors in the country to distance themselves from rape and any act of infidelity. CAN is deeply concerned about the ongoing rape allegation saga arising from a confessional statement by a former female member of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Mrs. Bisola Dakolo, against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of COZA. “The [Read]