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BREAKING: Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd Semis

Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history by overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final. After Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp, few gave Liverpool a chance of scoring the goals they needed to progress, let alone preventing the La Liga champions from scoring themselves. But an early strike from Divock Origi, who tapped in after Marc-Andre ter Stegen failed to hold Jordan Henderson’s shot, gave the vociferous Anfield crowd the belief that another European fightback from the Reds could be on the cards.   Georginio Wijnaldum, on as a substitute for the injured [Read]

Tragedy As Tanker truck explosion kills 55, injures 36 in Niger

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Fifty – five people died when a tanker truck exploded near the international airport of Niger’s capital, Niamey, overnight , an interior ministry spokesman said Monday. “The toll from the explosion is 55 dead and 36 injured,” the official told AFP. “The victims were burnt.” Witnesses said people were trying to collect petrol leaking from the truck, which had overturned on railway tracks, when the explosion happened . ( AFP ) [Read]

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande to Emerge As Next UN General Assembly President

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande is hopeful of becoming the new President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Outgoing president of the UN GA,María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés disclosed this today in a joint media briefing with the Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama after a meeting with President Muhammad Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Bande, is the permanent representative of Nigeria to UN. Bande, a former director-general of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau state was born at Zagga in present day Kebbi State. He holds M.A in [Read]

BREAKING: Court Grants Senator Adeleke Bail, Adjourns Case

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Magistrate Court sitting in Mpape, Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP Governorship Candidate in the last Osun Gubernatorial Election. The court on Tuesday also adjourned hearing till June 24. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke Adeleke was arrested and taken into custody on Monday evening by Nigeria Police men. [READ ALSO] Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] The Police Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, said Senator Ademola Adeleke was arrested in connection with ongoing criminal investigations surrounding his Secondary school certificate. Details later… [Read]

JUST IN: Angry Residents Block Osinbajo’s Convoy in Abuja

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s convoy was blocked by Aggrieved protesters along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. It was gathered that the vice-president was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at Goza village. Residents of Gbagyi village had converged on the major road connecting the airport to the city, to protest the alleged invasion of their land by the military. The security aides of the vice-president failed in their bid to appease the protesters, forcing Osinbajo to alight from his car. Earlier reports narrated how the coalition of FCT indigenous Association in Collaboration with affected communities are currently protested [Read]

Two arrested for kidnapping toddler during MFM program

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Officials of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued a two-year-old baby, Esther Ojo, kidnapped at the Mountain of Fire Ministry, MFM, in Agege, and arrested two people in connection with the abduction. The girl was abducted around 12:30pm, during a program on the 24th of March, 2019 and the kidnappers, one Nwaigbo Magnus and Sixtus Osunwoke Egwim, demanded an undisclosed ransom from her parents and the church. However, acting on intelligence, the suspects were nabbed around 8a.m, today, while waiting to receive the ransom. The kidnappers continued to change the venue for the collection of ransom within Igando axis for over four hours [Read]

Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians

OSUN – Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has charged Nigerians and the International community to hold the Nigeria Police Force and the All Progressive Congress responsible if anything tragic happens to the Governorship candidate of the Party and current Senator, Ademola Adeleke. The Party stated this today in a Press release issued by the State Chairman Hon Soji Adagunodo in response to the arrest of Adeleke by the Police authorities in Abuja. Adagunodo said the arrest of the Osun Governorship candidate who recently won an Election petition and declared as the rightful winner of the September 22nd 2018 Governorship election is a clear case of political desperation [Read]

BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state have been detained by the Nigerian Police. Adeleke also doubles as the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district. [READ ALSO]  JUST IN: Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained. “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and [Read]

Appeal Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Ogun Governor-Elect

ABUJA – The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday dismissed the appeal seeking the disqualification of the Ogun State governor-elect, Adedapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress. The suit sought the disqualification of Abiodun to contest the last governorship election in the state. A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Datti Yahaya held that the appeal was unmeritorious. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the appellant, Abdulrafiu Baruwa, had filed the appeal before the court to challenge the March 7, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, which dismissed his suit faulting Abiodun’s eligibility to contest the March 9, [Read]

UTME 2019: Continued Delays in Release Of Results Causing ‘Tension, Panic’, Candidates Appeal to JAMB

Some 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) candidates have appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release their results. The candidates spoke in separate interviews with newsmen on Sunday in Bwari. The 2019 UTME commenced on April 11 to April 18 with 1.8 million registered candidates. The board has repeatedly said that it would take its time to screen the results because of the several infractions discovered during the exercise. Madueke John, a candidate said that the long wait for the results has held some of the candidates back, while also causing a lot of tension. “With everything we are hearing from JAMB and other media reports [Read]

REVEALED! How to End godfatherism in Lagos – El-Rufai [READ MORE]

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El – Rufai, on Saturday said he defeated and retired four political godfathers in Kaduna State, saying the feat could be replicated anywhere, including Lagos State. El -Rufai, who argued that godfathers existed only on paper or in the minds of the people, said the key to defeating them was in going directly to the people. He, however, admitted that defeating godfathers required time and hard work. The Kaduna State Governor spoke in Ikoyi, Lagos, at an event organised by the Bridge Club tagged, “An evening with His Excellency Mallam Nasir El -Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State .” In his main speech, El [Read]

Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Forget Wahala’ Date Announced

Big Brother Naija Season 4 Date Has Been Announced.  Since the previous season of Big Brother Naija show tagged ‘Double Wahala’ ended in 2018, fans have been anticipating the epic season return this year. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that after several months of teasing, organisers of famous reality TV show have announced that the 2019 edition will air this June. [READ ALSO] Tiwa Savage leaves Mavin Records, Don Jazzy writes moving Tribute to Her…She Responds [READ MORE] Just last month, MultiChoice Nigeria treated fans to an exclusive reunion show and special pop-up channel on DStv and GOtv. The BBNaija pop-up featured highlights from the previous two seasons – ‘See GoBBe’ and [Read]

‘Can They Now Swallow Their Words?’ Presidency Mocks Opposition As Buhari Returns [READ MORE]

The presidency has asked political opponents and all those who said President Buhari’s trip to London was for hospitalization, to swallow their words. In a statement on Sunday, the Presidency through Femi Adesina, said President Buhari’s return after ten days in London, has put to rest all speculations suggesting that he was sick. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] Adesina’s statement further added that the reports which said the president would extend his visit has also been proven as fake, adding that all those reports were vain imaginations of those he called “apostles of evil”. [READ ALSO] ‘Buhari has No Capacity To Manage This [Read]

‘Buhari Has No Capacity To Manage This Country, Because He is Busy Managing Himself’ – Afegbua

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of incompetence in handling the nation’s security challenges. PDP’s spokesperson Mr. Kassim Afegbua, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived into the country from his ‘private’ visit to the United Kingdom, said the President lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria out of its security crisis. “The President has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself,” Afegbua. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] He accused the Federal Government of not addressing insecurity, claiming that it will be surprising if tomorrow’s headline [Read]

JUST IN: Moon Sighted, Ramadan starts Monday across Nigeria

The crescent moon heralding the Islamic month of Ramadan has been seen in several states, an official has confirmed. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the secretary-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Ishaq Oloyede, told PREMIUM TIMES that the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, who heads the council, will formally make the announcement later tonight. [READ ALSO] RAMADAN: Sharia Police to arrest adults eating in public in Kano [READ MORE] The sighting of the moon indicates the commencement of Ramadan for Muslims globally. During Ramadan, Muslims are expected to fast from sunrise to sunset by abstaining from food and drinks, as well as forbidden acts. In Nigeria, the [Read]