October 21, 2019

I made more music than 2face, Faze in Plantashun Boiz— Blackface Naija

  Singer, Augustine Ahmedu, aka Blackface Naija, has been in the music industry for about two decades. He shares his experiences and thoughts about his career, and other issues in this recent trending interview as gathered by NEWS FLAKES NG.  Do you feel threatened by the new crop of artistes? Not at all. I am experienced, and I have vast knowledge about the music industry that the new guys don’t know about. Is there a message you’re trying to pass across with the new version of your song, African Queen? The song is dedicated to women all over the world. I decided to do another version of the track to [Read]

Man United, Barcelona, Newcastle track Osimhen

  Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is on the radar of two English Premier League clubs, Manchester United and Newcastle United. The report comes days after the 20-year- old was linked with a move to Barcelona, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. “Barcelona and Manchester United, in particular, follow him regularly,” a report in the French newspaper, La Voix du Nord, reads. English tabloid, Chronicle, also said Newcastle coach Steve Bruce has been handed enough war chest to boost the squad in the coming transfer window. “Newcastle United scouts are therefore keeping tabs on Osimhen. The club’s winter talent search is well underway as head of recruitment Steve Nickson and his team look [Read]

BREAKING: Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s houses in Ikoyi

  LAGOS – A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties of Bukola Saraki, former senate president, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos state. Nnaemeka Omewa, a counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) had approached the court, seeking an order of interim forfeiture of the properties located at 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa local government area of Lagos. He had told the court that they were acquired through “proceeds of unlawful activities”. Part of the reliefs sought by the EFCC included “An order of this honourable Court forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria landed property with appurtenances [Read]

Davido’s newborn son already has over ‘200’ fake Instagram accounts [PHOTOS]

  It’s barely 48-hours after Davido welcomed his son ‘David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jnr’ in London, and the kid already has over 200 fake Instagram accounts. See screenshots of some of the fake accounts below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [READ ALSO] JUST IN: Davido, Chioma welcome baby boy   Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG was among the first to break the news of the birth of Davido’s son by his long time girlfriend who he got officially engaged to, Chioma in the early hours of Saturday morning. [Read]

Buhari Govt Secures Fresh $3bn World Bank Loan

  Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the federal government has secured a $3bnloan from the World Bank. According to the Finance Minister, the loan is to be used for reforming the nation’s power sector. Mrs Ahmed announced the approval of the loan at a news conference to wrap up the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington DC on Sunday. She explained that the loan is expected to improve power supply in the country. The Minister said the loan would be disbursed in four tranches of $750m each beginning from April 2020. The loan, according to her, would cover the funding gap as well as the current tariff which [Read]

Gov Abiodun Raises Alarm Over Circulation Of Fake Complimentary Cards Bearing His Name

  ABEOKUTA – Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has alerted members of the public to be wary of fake complimentary cards about his person currently in circulation. The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the cards were forged to insinuate that the seat of Government had relocated to the Governor’s country home at Iperu-Remo. The Governor wishes to affirm that he had no hand in the fake complimentary card bearing Iperu-Remo as his official office and would not reduce the office to a “family estate” “Every right thinking person knows that Oke Mosan, Abeokuta is the official seat of the Governor of Ogun State. [Read]

Man dies while jogging in Lagos

  LAGOS – A yet-to-be-identified man collapsed and died while jogging on Sunday morning on the WEMCO Road, in the Ogba area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the man collapsed due to suspected cardiac arrest and efforts by the people around, who rushed to his rescue, proved abortive as he died on the spot. In the footage of the incident made available to our correspondent by an eyewitness, the lifeless body of the man, who wore a Chelsea jersey and a white pair of trainers, was seen lying on the pavement as rain fell on it. [READ ALSO] Shocking! Young man dies a day after taking selfie inside coffin [Read]

BREAKING: Onoja Sworn-in as New Kogi Deputy Governor

  KOGI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Edward Onoja, the running mate of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state in the November 16 gubernatorial election, has been sworn in as the deputy governor of the state. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Kogi government house on Monday. The ceremony is sequel to his confirmation by the Kogi state house of assembly. Bello had sent the name of Onoja, his former chief of staff, to the assembly following the removal of Simon Achuba, his former deputy. The impeachment panel set up to probe Achuba had said it could not prove the allegations [Read]

MTN defies Communication Minister’s order, Vows to begin N4 USSD Service Charge

  Against the immediate suspension order by the Honourable Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami on its planed charge for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), the Nigeria Telecommunication giant, Mobile Telecommunication Network has maintained that it has no other option than to carry out the plan for operational purposes. NEWS FLAKES NG reports that the Minister of Communication directed the MTN to immediately suspend the charges after it has sent a text message to all its subscribers that it will start charging them N4 per 20 seconds for USSD voice or N4 for text message. One of the messages from MTN read: ‘’Yello, as requested by your bank, from [Read]

Shocking! Young man dies a day after taking selfie inside coffin [SEE PHOTOS]

  A social media user has narrated how a young Nigerian man identified as Mr Isaac Terkende who went and snapped inside coffin, had an accident and died the next day. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Terkende was buried on Sunday in Guma LGA of Benue State, where he hailed from. Uncertainties have continued to surround his death with some saying it’s as a result of his action while others dismissed it as a mere coincidence. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

SOCHI SUMMIT: Buhari, Three Govs, Four Ministers Set For Russia Today

  ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Monday, jet out of the country to participate in a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. Spokesperson to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu made this announcement in Abuja on Sunday. Shehu said the summit would focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production. He added that President Buhari will meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to further strengthen relations between Nigeria and Russia and they will hold bilateral talks. “The summit, which will be attended by African Heads of State, will bring fresh perspectives on some [Read]

Tragedy as groom slumps, dies during wedding

EBONYI – There was a tragedy in Amasiri in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Saturday as a bridegroom, Chukwuemeka Onwuka, who slumped at the reception was rushed to hospital but later died. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Onwuka was getting married to one Miss Onyinyechi Amadi Ugbor of the Ihie village in the Amasiri community. The deceased was an ophthalmologist, who hailed from Item in the Bende Local Government Area of Abia State. An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told PUNCH Metro that the bridegroom had first danced with well-wishers and family members at the reception venue. The source stated that after the [Read]

Army Jubilates As Seven Terrorists get killed, Eight Others Crippled by Own Bombs in Borno

  BORNO – The Nigerian Army has said that seven terrorists died when their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) they planted for troops in Lamba’a forest along Jakana-Mainok road in Borno. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, added that eight other terrorists were crippled by the IEDs. He said: ”the incident was a clear case that can be best described as a tactical boomerang as a Toyota Sam Sahara model belonging to the terrorists stepped on an IED they planted against troops in the area.’’ Iliyasu also disclosed that a syndicate that specialises in smuggling smoked fish [Read]

Drama As Madman Picks Fight With Pastor Who Tries To Deliver Him [VIDEO]

A Ghanaian pastor got more than he bargained for after he was nearly beaten up by a madman he was trying to forcefully deliver on the road. In a video trending on social media, the unnamed pastor could be seen forcefully trying to deliver the madman on the road as onlooker watched. The drama got more intense when the madman took another route only for the pastor to accost and wrestle him to the floor shouting ‘blood of Jesus’ at him. Watch video below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]