November 19, 2019

JUST IN: Tottenham Sacks Manager Pochetino After Five Years in-Charge

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. The Argentine, 47, was appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool in Madrid. But Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League. “We were extremely reluctant to make this change,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. “It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning [Read]

I am not owing Kogi workers any salary – Yahaya Bello insists few days after re-election

  The Kogi State Governor-Elect, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday, rubbished claims that he was owing salaries, stressing that such were “lies.” Bello said his administration met salary backlog owed workers in the state, but insisted that his administration was not owing workers. The governor-elect, who said this while featuring on Channels Television, also alleged that thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stabbed a resident after he was declared winner of Saturday’s election. Bello also alleged that the wife of his deputy was also shot at after he emerged winner of the election. He said: “All these reports of me owing salaries are lies. Past governors of Kogi State were [Read]

Popular Gospel Singer, Sinach Welcomes Her First Child at Age 46

  – Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Sinach, recently welcomed her first child after 5 years of marriage – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome disclosed the good news during a gospel award – The 46-year-old singer won Song of the Year at the just concluded LIMA awards which held in Lagos These are certainly beautiful times for top Nigerian gospel singer, Sinach, as she recently became a mother at 46. The sensational singer whose voice has been known to melt hearts recently welcomed her child after 5 years of marriage. The news was shared by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome at the just concluded LIMA awards which was held in Lagos at the Loveworld Convocation [Read]

BBNaijaPepperThem Stars, Ike and Kim Oprah become Remy Martin brand ambassadors

Ex Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Ike Onyema is now a brand ambassador to Remy Martin. The reality tv star signed alongside fellow star, KimOprah. Ike took to social media to announce the news. He wrote; Its an honor to be part of the Remy Martin family , thanks to @playmanagementafr we bagged this one ☝️ …. I’m so happy to represent this international and very prestigious Brand. It’s a dream come true to be associated with a major household brand like Ledrop and I will make you proud. #International tingz Kim Opara wrote; I’m so happy to be part of the Remy Martin family , its definitely a move I [Read]

Post-election violence: Suspected Yahaya Bello, APC Supporters Burn Kogi PDP Women Leader alive

Kogi State is witnessing a rein of fear and anarchy at the moment. Sporadic gunshots could be heard ringing out from major towns in the state, forcing peace-loving citizens to continue to live in fear and angiush. There is terror in land, walking on all fours. In Monday afternoon, political thugs were said to have gone on the rampage, killing a middle-aged PDP women leader who was said to have been locked up in her house and burnt to ashes. This was a sequel to the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Yahaya Bello had been re-elected for the [Read]

EFCC Raises Alarm As Convicted Yahoo Boy Still Operates from prison, rakes in millions of Dollars

  LAGOS – The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has uncovered that Hope Olusegun Aroke, a convicted internet fraudster currently serving a 24-year jail term, is still operating from prison. EFCC said Aroke is still in active communication with other high valued targets that are currently being investigated by the Commission for various offences relating to computer fraud and money laundering. A statement from the agency says investigation revealed that Hope masterminded the commission of internet scam worth over $100, 000, 000 (One hundred Million Dollars) whilst serving his jail term. [Read]

Argentina 2-2 Uruguay: Lionel Messi’s late penalty salvages draw

  Lionel Messi converted an added-time penalty as Argentina salvaged a 2-2 draw against their South American rivals Uruguay in a friendly in Tel Aviv. Three days after marking his return from a three-month international ban by scoring the winner against Brazil, Messi once again underscored his value to his country. He floated a precise 63rd-minute free kick from which Sergio Aguero headed home to cancel out Edinson Cavani’s 4th-minute opener for the home side. And after Luis Suarez put Uruguay back in front from a set piece, Messi’s persistence paid off after Martin Caceres had been harshly penalised for handball in the box. Argentina had dominated the early exchanges [Read]

Border Closure: Nigeria suffers highest inflation rate since May 2018

The closure of some of the Nigerian borders has led to the increase in food prices and subsequently pushed up annual inflation in the country. The National Bureau of Statistics monthly report released on Monday showed that annual inflation was 11.61% in October, up from 11.24% in September, indicating the highest rate since May 2018. Consumer inflation also dropped to it lowest in almost four years in August. A separate food price index showed inflation at 14.09% in October as against 13.51% in September. “This rise in the food index was caused by increases in prices of meat, oils and fats, bread and cereals, potatoes, ham and other tubers, fish [Read]

Kogi Guber: Wada heads to tribunal as INEC declares Bello winner

  LOKOJA – The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi. Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof Ibrahim Garba, who announced the results, said Bello polled 406,222 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Engr Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 189,704 votes. He said Bello, having met the requirements of the law and scored majority of the lawful votes cast, was declared elected and returned as winner of the election. The results declared by INEC showed that Bello won in 12 local government areas out of [Read]

Eight die, seven injured as fuel tanker crushes three cars, four tricycles in Kogi

  LOKOJA – No fewer than eight persons lost their lives yesterday in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, when a trailer laden with petrol lost control, rammed into some vehicles and crushed them. The accident, which occurred at Felele community along Lokoja – Abuja highway, involved four tricycles, two motorcycles, three cars and a bus. Seven people sustained serious injuries. A witness, Moses Johnson, told our correspondent that the accident occurred around 8.45am, adding that the trailer was coming from Lagos with petrol when it lost control as a result of brake malfunction, leading to the killing of innocent citizens. Our source’s  correspondent saw the trailer in flames while officers of [Read]

50 percent of women in relationships have a back-up partner in mind, Study reveals [Dear men, please note]

  Around 50 per cent of women in relationships have a back-up partner in mind in case they separate from their current partner, as per a study. But who could the fall-back partner be? The study states that in most cases it is an old friend, who has harboured feelings for the particular woman. Or else, it could also be an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband. A colleague or her friend at the gym are also prospective candidates as per the study. Around 1,000 women appeared for the survey and some of them also said that Plan B could be somebody whom they have known since as long as seven years. Meanwhile, [Read]

My Dad Demands for Sex Before Paying My School Fees, Impregnates Me Thrice, Girl tells Police

  UYO – A 20-year-old lady, Fortune, has narrated her ordeal in the hands of her father, a pastor in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Fortune said her father, the Presiding Pastor of Mount Zion Light House Full Gospel Church, Obio Imo Lane, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Apostle Williams Okon Bassey, started having sex with her when she was 13 years old. She said without giving in to his demand for sex, he would not pay her school fees. Bassey, whom Fortune said had impregnated her thrice, has been arrested by operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, said: “The victim stated [Read]

Regular sex boosts mental health, psychiatrist tells women

  A psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, on Saturday, advised married women to have regular sex in order to prevent depression. Kadiri, the Medical Director of Pinnacle Medical Services gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. According to her, sex is not just to nourish a woman’s body, it is also beneficial for her mental health. “As women, there is need for us to make our spouses our best friends if we want to be mentally healthy. “Studies have shown that women who have more active sex and are in long-term relationships are less likely to be depressed than women who go without sex. [Read]

“Body odour gang”- Tacha gives her Titans a new motto

  Popular internet sensation, Natacha Akide aka Port Harcourt First daughter has given her Titans a new gang slogan. The reality star, while hailing her Titans in a video, screamed ‘body odour gang’ and they responded in affirmation. The level of love which the Titans have for their Trident Queen, despite the controversies surrounding her has made people wonder if Tacha isn’t using some sort of Jazz on them. If you can recall, some days back, Kemi Olunloyo had called out the Titans crest, tagging it the devil’s symbol. She also advised the Titans to move to Mercy’s side. One would have thought that the Titans would begin to have [Read]

Pastor Dies Trying To Fast For 40 Days And Nights

  A Nigerian Pastor Dies why trying to fast to fast for 40 days and nights Tragedy has struck the community of Eziala Nguru in Ngor Okpala Council area of Imo state as Evangelist Chidi Eke, aged 46 years had died while trying to fast for 40 days and Nights. Sunday Sun reliably gathered that the deceased who had abandoned his wife and two children in Lagos and went back to the village had some times last year said to have embarked on evangelism. It was gathered that the deceased had announced that he wants to start his ministry but that before he does that he would have to obtain [Read]