August 8, 2019

BREAKING: David Luiz completes £8m Arsenal transfer from Chelsea

Confirmation of the Brazilian’s move from London rivals Chelsea – worth a reported £8m fee – has come via the club’s official website as well as social media channels, thus making him the sixth signing of the summer transfer window.   He joins Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney as the new faces at the north London outfit since the end of last season. It’s understood that Luiz has signed a two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium and will challenge Sokratis, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Shkodran Mustafi for a centre-back spot under Unai Emery.   This deal also marks a reunion between [Read]

BREAKING: Kogi APC suspends deputy governor Simon Achuba

– Simon Achuba, the deputy to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, has been suspended by APC – Achuba’s suspension was announced on Thursday, August 8, by the party’s state chairman, Abdullahi Bello, in Lokoja – The deputy governor was accused of working for opposition party in the state during the last general elections  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Kogi state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended the deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba, from the party. Channels TV reports that the state party chairman, Abdullahi Bello, announced this on Thursday, August 8, at a press conference in Lokoja, [Read]

Housewife Arrested For Poisoning Neighbour’s Water With Sniper In Lagos

The Police in Lagos have arrested a 39-year old housewife, Mrs. Shade Gbadamosi, for allegedly attempting to wipe out her neighbour, Mrs. Munirat Muhammad, and her entire family by poisoning their cooking water with can of popular insecticide known as Sniper. The incident happened at 28 Aje Street, Oko-Odo area of Lagos, where they reside. The Police also arrested two other suspects, Mrs. Aina Omowumi and Rahman Balogun, over assault on Mrs. Munirat. It was gathered that Mrs. Shade had a disagreement with Mrs. Munirat. Thereafter, she reportedly bought cans of Sniper insecticide, woke up at night, poured the contents into the cooking water of Mrs. Munirat and sneaked back [Read]

“I Know Exactly Why Gov Ihedioha Wants To Destroy Me” – Okorocha

Senator Rochas Okorocha who governed the Southeast state of Imo from 2011 to 2019, says he understands why his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, is hell-bent on destroying all of the ‘good work’ he left behind. Ihedioha and Okorocha have been locked in a battle for supremacy of some sort since the former succeeded the latter on May 29, 2019. Ihedioha has wasted little time tearing down Okorocha-era statues and monuments, amid widespread allegations that the nation’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, has been dispatched after the former Imo governor on Ihedioha’s orders. “The Governor Emeka Ihedioha-led PDP government in the state is simply fighting back because of the defeat they suffered in [Read]

JUST IN: INEC REC Resigns, Joins Bayelsa Guber Race

CALABAR- The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Cross River state, Dr. Frankland Briyai has resigned his appointment to contest the Nov 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state. Dr. Briyai made this know on Thursday while briefing newsmen at the INEC Headquarters in Calabar, the Cross River state Capital. He said, “I was called upon by my people; my people believe in my ability and capacity to lead. They are impressed and also believe that I have what it takes to take Bayelsa and its people to a higher ground and next level. “They understand that i can bring back the lost glory of the [Read]

[BREAKING] RevolutionNow is Southwest Conspiracy To Overthrow Buhari, Says Northern Coalition

…seeks end to Southwest – Northern Partnership Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, on Wednesday accused the South-West of attempting to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari through the RevolutionNow protest called by former presidential candidate of African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore. CNG claimed that the RevolutionNow was a southwest conspiracy, hence Northerners refusal to take part in the protest. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Court Gives DSS Go Ahead To Detain Sowore For 45 days However, spokesperson of CNG, Malam Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman in a statement explained that the group’s decision not to be part of the RevolutionNow marches across the nation [Read]

BREAKING: Man United, Inter Agree £74m for Lukaku Transfer

ENGLAND  – Inter Milan and Manchester United have reached an agreement over striker Romelu Lukaku for a fee that could rise to 80m euros (£74m), BBC has reported. In July, the Premier League side rejected Inter’s £54m bid for Lukaku, who was fined by the club after missing training on Tuesday. Belgium international Lukaku, 26, has trained at his former team Anderlecht for the past two days. Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, flew to London on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve Lukaku’s future. Later that evening, Pastorello posted a photo on Instagram of them on board a private jet with the caption: “Ready to take off. Direction Milano.” United and [Read]

[VIDEO] See Moments Soldiers kill Three Policemen, One Civilian in Taraba

TARABA – The Nigerian Police on Wednesday accused some men of Nigerian Army of killing three policemen and one civilian. Police spokesman Frank Mba in a statement said the soldiers also freed a kidnap suspect, Alhaji Hamisu, who was arrested by the Police operatives, led by ASP Felix Adolije. Mba said the policemen “came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, along Ibi – Jalingo Road, Taraba State.” He said “three policemen (comprising one Inspector and two Sergeants) and one civilian died as a result of gunshot injuries sustained in the attack while others sustained serious gunshot wounds.” “The soldiers thereafter released the handcuffed suspect, [Read]

Moghalu Advocates “Four Children Per Family” Population Control Policy For Nigeria

LAGOS – Moghalu said Nigeria’s population needs to be controlled because the country is unproductive and not well-equipped to fight poverty. Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential candidate, has proposed that Nigeria adopt a population control policy to arrest a future explosion. Nigeria will become the third most populated country in the world by 2050, according to the World Population Prospects 2017 report. Taking to his Twitter account (@MoghaluKingsley) on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Moghalu lamented that Nigeria’s exploding population will be a disaster especially with the current rate of poverty and unemployment.   The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) then suggested that each Nigerian [Read]

GNI, Paseda Commiserate With Kashamu Over Mother’s Death

ABEOKUTA – Foremost investment expert and experienced politician, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka has commiserated with the immediate past Senator representing Ogun east senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Prince Buruji Kashamu, over the demise of his mother. The nonagenerian Alhaja Wulemotu Kashamu passed away on Wednesday in a Lagos hospital at the age of 92 after a brief sickness. In a signed condolence statement obtained from his media office, the former GMD of Gateway Holdings Limited and gubernatorial candidate of African Democratic Congress in the last general election, decribed the death of late Wulemotu Kashamu as the “unwanted end of a sonorous orchestra”. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Senator Buruji Kashamu’s Mother [Read]

BREAKING: Court Gives DSS Go Ahead To Detain Sowore For 45 Days

ABUJA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted the Department of State Service (DSS) an application to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore in their custody for 45 days. The DSS had earlier asked the court for permission to detain Sowore for 90 days, with the court fixing Thursday to rule on the application. However, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his ruling on Thursday agreed to grant the DSS application, but only for 45 days to detain Sowore. According to the judge, the 45 days would start counting from today. Operatives of the DSS, [Read]

EPL: Check Out All Mouth-Watering Fixtures For 2019/2020 Season

As the 2019/2020 Premier League kicks-off this weekend, here are all weekly fixtures for the entire season which will be subject to changes for television coverage, apart from the opening weekend of games which is already confirmed as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 Liverpool v Norwich City (8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET)   Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 West Ham United v Manchester City (12.30 p.m. BST / 7:30 a.m. ET) A.F.C. Bournemouth v Sheffield United (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Burnley v Southampton (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Crystal Palace v Everton (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Leicester [Read]