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FIBA WORLD CUP: D’Tigress defeat Greece, Set to face USA in Quarter finals

  The Nigeria Women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, have qualified for the quarter-final stage of the ongoing FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain. They sealed their place with a narrow 57-56 win over Greece on Wednesday, at the Santa Cruz court in Tenerife. It was their third consecutive victory, following back-to-back wins against Turkey and Argentina. The first quarter ended 15 points apiece. The D’Tigress, however, opened a five-point lead in the second quarter, winning 16-11. They further increased their lead with a 17-11 win in the third quarter. However, it did not look too good for the D’Tigress in the final quarter, as they eventually lost 9-19. The Nigeria [Read]

LA LIGA: Messi in Shock as Bottom-placed side, Leganes Stun Barca 2-1

Five – time ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi and team, Barcelona were shocked by Bottom-placed side Leganes on Wednesday night as the Liga champions were hit by a second-half sucker-punch to lose 2-1. Barca went into the match off the back of a 2-2 Camp Nou draw against Girona at the weekend, and looked to be back in form as Philippe Coutinho handed them a 1-0 first-half lead. However, Leganes scored two goals in as many minutes shortly after the break, with Nabil El Zhar levelling in the 52nd minute before Oscar Rodriguez Arnaiz hit the decisive goal for the hosts a minute later.   Unbelievable. Barcelona took the lead [Read]

OSUN RE-RUN: SDP distances self from Omisore’s Alliance with APC

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Social Democratic Party, SDP has made a quick reaction to the purported alliance reached by its Osun State Gubernatorial Candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore with the All Progressives Congress APC, over tomorrow’s re-run elections in the state. In a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, the party strongly disassociated itself from the alleged “inter party Negotiations and Conclusions” reached by its candidate in the state. See official release below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: PRESS RELEASE. OSUN RE-RUN ELECTION: SDP DISTANCES SELF FROM INTER PARTY NEGOTIATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS REACHED [Read]

GIST: Former Eagles Skipper, Joseph Yobo relishes future in partisan politics

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo has revealed that he is ready to go into politics drawing inspiration from Liberia President, George Weah. ‘When you look at George Weah and what he has done, it is a massive achievement. He tried and failed, went to school came back and ran for office as Senator and now he’s the President of Liberia. ‘I’m open to running for office, but I have only just decided to not contest in 2019. I want to see how things go, but I am certainly not ruling out anything,’ “Liberian President George Weah is a role model in this regards as [Read]

BREAKING: Omisore to work with APC for Osun re-run, as Senator Adeleke alleges threat to life

By John Izabi,  With barely few hours to the Osun re-run elections and despite so much pressure from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Congress APC, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in last Saturday’s Osun Gubernatorial election, Senator Iyiola Omisore has finally decided to pitch his tent with the APC ahead of tomorrow’s re-run elections. The Senator made this known Wednesday evening in a recent Press Release communicated through his media aide, Jide Fakorede, as he firmly states that he will never renege on his promise of good governance, accountability and human dignity in Osun State. The statement reads in full: “Osun State has always been [Read]

OSUN RERUN: Buhari sends Fayemi to woo Omisore for rerun poll

  The Governor -elect of Ekiti State , Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday , visited the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party , Senator Iyiola Omisore , in Ile Ife to woo him ahead of the rerun holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of Osun State on Thursday . Our source’s correspondent gathered that Fayemi, who accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari , on his trip to the United Nations General Assembly, was instructed to return to Nigeria to meet with Omisore in order to seek his support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress , Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola , in the rerun poll . NEWS [Read]

SHOCKING: Woman Gives Birth After Carrying Pregnancy For 4 Years (See Photos)

  A Facebook user, Nancy Njoku shared on her page the story of a woman who was delivered of a baby girl that she carried her pregnancy for 4 years and 8 months. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the woman also shared that she was abandoned by her husband who claimed that he could no longer stay with a woman carrying water in her stomach for years without delivery. Nancy Njoku wrote: “Who said there is No God? Who said there is no God of eleventh Hour? Who said our God is not the impossibility possible maker? Jehova over do, I Am that I Am, Ekwueme 1, onwara Uzo n’ikpa, [Read]

#OsunDecides2018: We have discovered 4,387 votes removed by INEC from our ballots – PDP

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that as varied reactions trailed the declaration of last Saturday’s governorship poll in Osun inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, on Monday night said shocking discovery had indicated no fewer than 4,387 votes were allegedly removed by the electoral body from the total ballots polled by the opposition party. Addressing a press conference in Ede, the South West zonal secretary of the PDP, Reverend Bunmi Jenyo said thorough investigation has revealed that the PDP was allegedly shortchanged by INEC through the summation of votes in Olorunda and Osogbo local government councils by allotting more votes [Read]

BREAKING: NLC, TUC embark on Indefinite Nationwide Strike on Wednesday over minimum wage

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the commencement of an indefinite warning strike to press the Buhari administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers. The strike will start Wednesday morning. Its sister labour group, the Trade Union Congress, had earlier on Tuesday announced it would begin strike from the early hours of Thursday, following the federal government’s failure to honour its ultimatum on the new minimum wage. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that both unions had earlier said the organised labour’s demand to reconvene a tripartite committee on the national minimum wage for [Read]

OSUN2018: “I’m grateful to Osun Voters” – Ademola Adeleke

  The undeclared winner of Osun governorship election and People’s Democratic Party PDP Candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has expressed profound appreciation and gratitude to Osun electorate for their kind support in yesterday election. In a statement he signed Tuesday evening, Senator Adeleke said the widespread support he garnered across the state humbled him,declaring that he was honoured to have won considerable votes across all local governments of the state. “I sent my appreciation through this medium to Osun voters who find me worthy of their votes.Your votes humbled me and further streghten my resolve to truly serve our people. “Despite all the blackmails and persecution ,you stand by me,you voted [Read]

JUST IN: Modric breaks Ronaldo – Messi over 10-year old jinx, wins FIFA Best player of the year award, Salah gets best goal award 

By John Izabi,  Croatia and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric has won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2018 award in the just concluded FIFA BEST AWARDS 2018, thus breaking an over a decade Ronaldo – Messi jinx. The duo of Cristiano Ronaldo who now plays for Juventus and Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona have over the years been seen picking up  the award in turns with both presently having five each. Meanwhile, Other categories of awards and their winners on the night included the following highlighted as put together by NEWS FLAKES NG: –  Brazil’s Martha won The FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award 2018   – [Read]

EDUCATION: ASUP Mapoly down tools, embarks on “work- to- rule” Strike

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, on Monday, declared a ‘work to rule’ strike over what it called sorry-state of the institution and unpaid salaries as well as cooperative deductions. The union also demanded true state of accreditation of courses at the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). Rising from an emergency congress of the chapter on Monday in Abeokuta, the Zone ‘C’ Coordinator of ASUP, Comrade Olawale Omobaorun noted that the future of the institution is hanging in the balance. It would be recalled that the government last [Read]

CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: Enyimba thrash Rayon 5-1, zoom into semi-final

Enyimba International are through to the semi-final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following their 5-1 demolition of Rayon Sports of Rwanda on Sunday at the Aba International Stadium.  The Nigeria Professional Football League side who could only manage a barren draw in the first leg quarterfinal clash in Kigali last time out turned on the style in Sunday’s second leg tie. It was Soporushi Dimgba that shot Enyimba ahead in the 12th minute, but the Rwandans who needed a score draw to advance pulled back the goal through Caleb Bimenyimana in the 25th minute. Enyimba were back in front barely four minutes after Rayon got an equaliser and it [Read]

JUST IN: INEC fixes September 27 for Osun Supplementary polls

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the rerun election of the inconclusive Osun State gubernatorial will take place on Thursday 27th September in the affected polling booths. All the 48 political parties will participate in the rerun. Here are the Polling units and LG’s where elections were cancelled: Orolu – 2 Units, 947 votes Ife South – 1 Unit, 502 votes Ife North – Unit, 353 votes Osogbo – 1 Unit, 884 votes. Total 3, 498 Recall that the final results of the Osun state governorship election announced few moments ago had the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke leading with 254,698 votes as against his closest [Read]

BREAKING: INEC declares Osun Guber polls Inconclusive, set to announce date for Supplementary elections

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that after hours of suspense, anxieties and apprehension across board, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Returning Officer for the Osun State 2018 Gubernatorial Election has declared the highly publicized exercise inconclusive. Announcing final results of total votes polled by the leading contenders, the Osun  INEC Returning Officer noted that the People’s Democratic Party Candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke led the pack of other fellow contenders by securing a total of 254, 698 ahead of his closest rival, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress APC, the incumbent government of the state, thus making up a [Read]