Date
September 23, 2019

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

Lagos Monarch, Oba Oniru Joins his Ancestors 17 Days After Celebrating 82nd Birthday

LAGOS – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a prominent Lagos monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru has been reported dead. According to The Lagos Times, Oba Oniru died in Lagos after a brief illness, seventeen days after celebrating his 82nd birthday. Until his death, he was aged 82. Meanwhile, The News Guru noted that a family source who broke the sad news revealed that the family would officially announce the death of the late monarch soon. Daily Independent [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Labels Osinbajo, Chairman Of ‘Yahoo’ Boys

  LAGOS  – A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has said the ongoing travails of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is allegedly due to corruption which has nothing to do with 2023 politics. Frank revealed through a statement on Monday in Abuja that he has reliable information from his sources in the presidency to the effect that Osinbajo’s travail has nothing to do with 2023 but alleged mismanagement of about N90 billion Naira released by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to prosecute the last general elections in favour of the APC. Frank said: “The presidency discovered how Osinbajo allegedly [Read]

Court Sends Man To Jail For Robbing Policeman

BENIN – An Edo Magistrate Court has sentenced an 18-year old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing the cell phone of a policeman, Sergeant Danguma Abdul. Chetamu was said to have committed the offence on September 18, 2019 at Adesuwa Junction off Mission Road, Benin City. Sergeant Abdul was going to have lunch when he was attacked by Chetamu and his gang now at large. A three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and assault was preferred against Chetamu. The convict pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against him. Police Prosecutor, ASP Patrick Agbonifo, informed the court that the offences were punishable under sections 516, [Read]

Sowore: Stop writing about what he did against me, pray for him – Jonathan tells Omokri, Others

Ex President Goodluck Jonathan has called for intensified prayer for the detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, who is set to be arraigned by the Department of State Security on Tuesday. His adviser on media, Reno Omokri revealed this on Sunday via his Twitter account. He tweeted, “I just spoke to former President Jonathan and urged him to read my column in today’s Thisday, titled ‘Sowore and Buhari: A Bromance Gone Sour!’ [READ ALSO] Enjoy Your Buhari – Reno Omokri Blasts Sowore For Supporting Him In 2015 He paused for a while, then responded, ‘Reno, instead of writing about what he did against me, I prefer that you pray for the young man. [Read]

Gov El-Rufai Enrols Son in Kaduna Public Primary School [SEE PHOTOS]

Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday, September 23, enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar into primary one in Capital School Malali, Kaduna, a public school, in fulfillment of a promise he made in 2017. El-Rufai said he was determined to fix public education and raise their standards so that private education will become only a luxury. He said he made a commitment because he believed that it is only when all political leaders have their children in public schools that will pay due attention to the quality of public education. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; NEWS FLAKES NG reports that El-Rufai had in a state [Read]

TRADITION: Ooni of Ife Goes Into 7-day Seclusion As Annual Olojo Festival Begins

…WARNS SABOTEURS WITHIN PRESIDENCY AGAINST SABOTAGING BUHARI’S NEW ECONOMIC COUNCIL IN THE BEST INTEREST OF POOR MASSES IFE – The Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II on Sunday evening proceeded on a seven day annual seclusion as Olojo festival begins in Ile Ife. While addressing newsmen on his way out of the palace, Ooni Ogunwusi who is the co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers noted that he was in a very high spirit to formally begin this year’s OLOJO festival with seclusion to meet with God Almighty who owns the “Day” through fasting and prayers during which he will [Read]

Osinbajo in trouble over N90bn FIRS election fund – Timi Frank

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has sensationally claimed that the ongoing travails of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is due to alleged corruption which has nothing to do with 2023 politics. Frank stated in a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja that he had reliable information from his sources in the presidency to the effect that Osinbajo’s travail has nothing to do with 2023 but alleged mismanagement of about N90 billion Naira released by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to prosecute the last general elections in favour of the APC. There have been multiple reports of [Read]

Man commits suicide in Bayelsa for loosing Betnaija ticket [SEE PHOTOS]

BAYELSA – A middle aged man popularly known as papa Ebube residing in Arrietalline area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa state took his own life by hanging in the early hours on Sunday.  According to residents in the area, papa Ebube may have commited suicide because he lost his bet naija ticket that could have earned him three hundred and sixty million naira. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Documents found in his possession when the police arrived revealed that the deceased was a graduate, tricycle rider and great lover of sports whose son is expected to graduate from the Nigerian military school this year. Papa Ebube was a jolly good fellow in [Read]

Baby Selling Syndicate Busted In Lagos, Week-Old Baby Recovered

LAGOS – A one- week -old baby suspected to be stolen has been recovered from a 24-year-old lady Gift Michael in Lagos by the police. Making this known in Lagos yesterday was the Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer,DSP Bala Elkana who said the woman was arrested on August,26, at about 3.30pm,by a police officer attached to the Motor traffic Division of Ejigbo Police Division while controlling traffic at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo. Elkana said the traffic officer had noticed a sort of commotion close to her traffic point. “She intervened and discovered that the brouhaha was about a lady named, Gift Michael 24-year- old,found with a suspected new born baby. [Read]

Pastor Lands In Prison For Allegedly Rubbing Anointing Oil On Woman’s Buttocks

A Lagos – based pastor, David Daniel has been remanded in Kirikiri prison custody for allegedly robbing anointing oil on the buttocks of a female trader under the pretense of spiritual cleansing. Daniel’s remand order was sequel to his arraignment before a Lagos Magistrates over offences bordering on indecent assault. The Lagos State Police alleged that a case of assault was reported against the suspect on September 17, 2019 at about 2045 hours. According to the Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Bala Elkana, one Joy Muriyaro, of No. 31 Olarenwaju Street Ejigbo Lagos, reported at Ejigbo Police Station, that one David Daniel,41 years of age came to her shop [Read]

CHAN 2020: Togo’s Hawks whitewash Super Eagles 4-1 in Lome

Sparrow Hawks of Togo hit the Super Eagles 4-1 in Lome on Sunday in a first leg, second round qualifying match of the 2020 African Nations Championship scheduled for Cameroon. Sunusi Ibrahim gave Nigeria the lead in the 8th minute before the Togolese trio of Richard Nane (16′ and 67′); Tchakei Marouf (75′); and Agoro Ashraf (90+2′) completed the comeback for the hosts. Head Coach Imama Amapakabo who arrived at the match venue on a confident note is optimistic that the result of the match at Stade de Kegue would not determine which team qualifies. He made it clear to the media that his team never underrated the Togolese, but [Read]

Yahoo boy goes naked, runs mad in Ekiti

EKITI – There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening. The suspected Yahoo boy stripped himself naked completely and was making strange statements nobody could understand. The incident happened in Adebayo area near the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) School of Nursing. Eyewitnesses revealed that he had earlier parked a Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) by the roadside, emerged from the vehicle and removed his clothes one after the other. Nobody knew where the guy, who is believed to be in his early 20s, [Read]