September 21, 2019

EPL: Champions Man City Demolish Watford 8-0 At Etihad [SEE FULL STATS]

There must have been moments out there when Quique Sanchez Flores will have wondered what he might have been doing this weekend had he not taken the call from Watford owner Gino Pozzo earlier this month: sitting on a beach, meeting old friends, undergoing painful dental surgery. Anything, you suspect, would have been preferable to this professional humiliation unfolding in front of him, a catastrophe for which there is no appropriate response. By 18 minutes half of the outfield players for Manchester City had scored and Flores was essaying a stare into the middle-distance, stoic and unyielding, without betraying the kind of tumult that must have been unfolding inside. Sure, [Read]

Aso Rock Cabal Shops For Osinbajo’s Replacement As VP Faces Corruption Allegations

From within Aso Rock, words got out on Friday that the powerful cabal around President Muhammadu Buhari has concluded on forcing embattled Vice President Yemi Osinbajo out of office. Despite the fog of uncertainty surrounding the fate of Osinbajo, nothing concrete is yet be traced to the president regarding the future of his deputy with whom he had shared a warm relationship since their joint victory in 2015. But the president’s men are said to be unrelenting in their pursuit of an agenda reportedly aimed at abruptly ending Osinbajo’s presidential sojourn. Amidst all these, the vice president, on Friday, in Ekiti State, accused insiders whom he described as fifth columnists [Read]

Saudi Oil Attack: Trump announces ‘highest sanction ever’ on Iran

United States President Donald Trump said Friday that there’s ‘plenty of time’ for him to ‘go in’ to Iran if the country continues to ignore his warnings and illicitly finance terror operations. After putting new sanctions on Tehran, which he described as the stiffest penalties “ever put on a country” the U.S. president said it “would be very easy, easiest thing’ for him to give Iran a taste of American military might. “We are by far the strongest military in the world. Going into Iran would be a very easy decision, as I said before, would be very easy, easiest thing,” he declared at a White House news conference. “And [Read]

Kanye West emerges 2019 richest rap artiste —Forbes [SEE TOP 20 LIST]

American rapper and fashion designer, Kanye West has been named the highest-paid hip-hop act in the world, earning 150 million dollars in a year. According to Forbes, Kanye West top the 2019 list, edging out JAY-Z who earned 81 million dollars and Drake who made 71 million dollars, to clinch the second and third positions respectively on the list of top 20. JAY-Z has always been one of the top earners in hip-hop, but for the first time ever he has lost out to Kanye West, his former protégé. NEWS FLAKES NG Entertainment Desk also gathered that The top ten consists entirely of male hip-hop artists, as Eminem, DJ Khaled, [Read]

No going back on cashless policy — CBN insists

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday said it would continue to implement the cashless policy in line with its mandate to ensure an efficient payment system. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said this while briefing journalists shortly after the Monetary Policy Committee meeting. He said that contrary to claims in some quarters that many Nigerians would suffer the negative impact of the policy, only about five to ten per of bank customers would be affected. [READ ALSO] Lawmakers Order CBN To Suspend New Charges On Transactions He said if the Nigerian economy is to compete effectively with those of developed countries, then a payment system that encourages the use [Read]

SPORTS: NFF partners AS Roma to boost local football

The Nigeria Football Federation on Friday announced that it had signed a multi-year partnership with Italian football club, AS Roma to boost the development of football in Nigeria. The partnership, which was unveiled in Abuja, will see the NFF and Roma collaborate together on and off the pitch, says the statement released by NFF via its Twitter handle. According to the statement, the two parties will share football, business and media expertise, with Roma offering the NFF technical and operational support and advice in the areas of youth coaching, player development, football administration and digital media best practices. In return, the NFF will also collaborate with the AS Roma in [Read]

Black Friday As Five Die, 10 injured In Lagos–Ibadan Auto Crash

OGUN –  It was a black Friday in Ogun State, as five persons were reportedly died while 10 sustained injury in a ghastly auto crash along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The crash which occurred around Onigari, a border town between the State and Oyo State, involved 18 passengers in total. The commercial bus with registration number WWD 302 CB was said to be traveling to Lagos State, having taken off from Sokoto State, but stopped briefly in Ibadan to pick other passengers after which it lost control at Onigari due to excessive speed. A statement by the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe [Read]

Thirty victims, one apartment: Lagos developer, agents defraud 279 house-seekers of N65m

LAGOS – In the last few days, Ridwan Adebola has been stuck in a conundrum. He is unsettled at home and workplace each time he remembers that the new owner of his rented apartment on Demurin Street, Ketu, Lagos State, could suddenly surface and send him and his family packing. A clearing agent at the Apapa port, the six-month notice to quit he was served had elapsed in August, making him to fright that the current landlord could take possession any time soon. As a responsible father of two, Adebola prepared for the next accommodation to relocate his family immediately he received the notice. Towards that, he worked very hard [Read]

I killed women whenever I had the urge – serial killer, Gracious West reveals

A serial killer, Gracious West, who specialised in killing young women in hotel rooms, has narrated how he strangled seven victims in Lagos, Imo and Rivers states. The 38-year-old suspect said he went on his murderous mission whenever he had the urge to kill a young woman. The suspect, who was arrested on Thursday by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, explained that he threatened the women, whom he met at clubs, with a knife before tying them with pieces of cloth. West is the third member of a syndicate involved in the serial murder of young girls in hotels arrested by the Nigeria Police since the first incident, which [Read]

Nigeria will never celebrate 100-years independence anniversary – Bisi Akande, says every Nigerian lives in fear

LAGOS – Former Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday said Nigeria may not celebrate 100-years anniversary of of Independence, adding that every Nigerian lives in fear. Akande warned that a nation that remains like this may celebrate its 60th independence anniversary but will never mark 100 years, Daily Trust reports. Speaking in Lagos during the public presentation of a book, “The Bisi Akande Phenomenon?” edited by Lai Olurode and Dhikhrullah Yagboyaju, he said Nigeria was most enjoyable 50 years ago. The former governor of Osun State stressed that it was high time Nigeria examined its laws which he noted were “military decree-based”. He [Read]

Pastor receives beating of his life as he attempted sexual deliverance on lady

LAGOS – A self-acclaimed man of God, has received the beating of his life after he lost concentration and tried to deliver a lady sexually in Lagos. The Ejigbo Police Division led by CSP Olabisi Okuwobi have rescued and arrested a 40-year old pastor, David Daniel, who reportedly went to conduct deliverance on a single lady in Lagos but started masturbating after seeing her captivating bums. A report by PM Express revealed that the incident happened at Ailegun Road, Bucknor Estate, Ejigbo area of Lagos, where the lady resides and does her business. The lady, simply known as Happiness, raised alarm and the neighbours, who heard her voice, rushed in. [Read]

Dapo Abiodun Suspends Controversial PTA levy, Says “I’m A Baby Governor”

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has suspended the newly introduced but controversial Parent – Teachers – Association (PTA) Levy describing himself as a ‘baby governor’. Governor Abiodun added that his administration will ensure that all its campaign promises are fulfilled to the people. The governor who jokingly told the mammoth crowd of teachers at the June 12, Cultural Centre in Abeokuta during a Stakeholders forum on education organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology that, his administration was able to recorded what it has achieved within 100days with a pragmatic approach to diversify the IGR of the state. He said, “I want to remind [Read]