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BREAKING: President Buhari formally Declares intention to seek Re-election come 2019 READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Monday in Abuja declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019. President Buhari made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The President said he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to give NEC the honour of notifying them first. Shortly before making the declaration, the President presented a speech on the report submitted by the APC National Executive Technical Committee. His remarks: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE [Read]

GIST: Tobi Philips May Soon Be Crowned New Olori Of Ife READ MORE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that  Tobi Philips May Soon Be Crowned New Olori Of Ife, according to reports.  Tobi and the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi were reported to have been dating and their relationship is becoming more serious and stronger now. The Olori of Ife is a traditional title given to the wife of the Oba as the queen of the land. This two started their love affairs last year shortly after the Oba separated from his wife, Olori Wuraola, who he has since divorced. Oba Adeyeye Enitan is 43 and his close family have been pressuring him to get a wife so has he can have [Read]

PHOTOS: Egyptian and Liverpool Striker, Mohammed Salah Wins UCL Player Of The Week Award SEE PHOTOS HERE >>>

PHOTO NEWS 📷 . . For his brilliant form this season, Egyptian and Liverpool Striker, Mohammed Salah has been gifted the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week Award ahead of current world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo,  mostly for his scintillating performance, goal and wonderful assist  against fellow English English side, Manchester City in their first leg quarter final clash played at Anfield in the course of the week which ended 3-0 in favour of the reds. The talented Striker has been in the form of his life since the commencement of the season, especially leading his country to the world cup mundial after years of absence as [Read]

SPORTS: Sunday Oliseh Wins Legal Battle Against FORTUNA SITTARD SEE FULL GIST HERE >>>

The Royal Dutch Football Association KNVB has ruled that Fortuna Sittard must pay Sunday Oliseh part of his Salary as Compensation “Dutch court finds Fortuna Sittard guilty for not being a good employer to Sunday Oliseh and sanctions Fortuna. “The Federation gave the President of Fortuna Sittard (Isitan Gun) one week to pay me the compensation or to withdraw the request to terminate my contract. If he does withdraw it means he will pay more that the stipulated compensation fee.” Most importantly The Knvb Court stated that Oliseh has not acted as a bad employee!” Oliseh wrote on Twitter. “Consequentially, negating false claims made by Fortuna. God is great! “The [Read]

SPORTS: EXPOSED! Man City were offered Pogba in January – Guardiola READ MORE HERE >>>

Manchester City were offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the January transfer window, according to City manager Pep Guardiola. “I said no. We don’t have the money to buy Pogba because he is so expensive,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday as he attacked the conduct of agent Mino Raiola. More details soon …. [Read]

OFFA ROBBERY: Governor Ahmed visits victims, promises to pay medical bills READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has promised to pay the medical bills of victims of Thursday’s armed robbery attack in Offa, headquarters of Offa Local Government Area. Ahmed made the promise when he visited the victims at the General Hospital in Ilorin on Friday. The governor had earlier ordered that the victims be relocated to Ilorin from Offa for adequate treatment. He also directed that medical experts be mobilised from other states to Ilorin so as to give the victims prompt treatment and support. Ahmed, who went round the wards to meet with the victims, described the incident as unfortunate. He commiserated with families who lost loved ones and also [Read]

FRAUD: South Korea Jails Ex-president PARK GEUN-HYE For 24 Years READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that former South Korean president who was impeached in 2016, Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to 24 years in jail with a fine of ₩18 billion ($17 million). A court found Park guilty of bribery in a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the country’s conglomerates. The court ruled that Park colluded with her old friend, Choi Soon-sil, to receive tens of billions of won from major conglomerates such as Samsung and Lotte to help Choi’s family and fund non-profit foundations owned by her. Park was convicted of collecting or demanding a total of [Read]

EDUCATION: IMSU VC, Prof Obasi Says Nina Will Under Go Moral Rehabilitation Upon Return From BBNaija House SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES gathers that the Vice Chancellor of Imo State University, Prof Adaobi Obasi Says Nina Will Under Go Moral Rehabilitation Upon Return From BBnaija House According to multiple reports on social media, the Vice Chancellor of Imo State University, Prof Adaobi Obasi saying that one of the 2018 ongoing Big Brother Naija Housemates, Nina will undergo rehabilitation on her return to purge her of any bad influences she might have picked up while featuring in the BBN show Vice Chancellor of the institution reportedly told some Owerri based journalists that the measure is to forestall and foreclose any of the bad influences being transmitted on other students of the [Read]

SECURITY: President Buhari approves $1bn to fight Boko Haram SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion for the purchase of arms to aid in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. Reports have it that the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 4, following a security meeting with the president. He said they reviewed the security situation of the country before te president gave his approval for more equipment to be purchased. The minister said: “I can inform you that of recent, our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, gave approval for the purchase of more equipment for the military, worth $1 billion. “This is a normal meeting of security agencies in the country. As usual, [Read]

ENTERTAINMENT: Rapper, Olamide May Get Married To His Babymama Before The End Of April READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES Entertainment Desk has it that All things being equal, popular Nigerian street-pop rapper, Olamide, may tie the knot with his baby mama, Aisha Suleiman, before the end of the month. According to TS Weekend, there is a big plan on ground for the wedding which is very much likely to hold in the month of April. The source says: “Remember that he recently proposed to his baby mama and the only love of his life, Aisha. I can assure you that plans for marriage have reached advanced stages, and before the end of the month, both will tie the knot in a ceremony that will [Read]

GIST: I was suppose to get married before coming to the #BBNaija house – Tobi Bakre  READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Big Brother Naija housemate, Tobi Bakre has revealed how he was supposed to get married to a lady before the show. Tobi made this known while in company of fellow BBNaija housemates, Alex, Miracle and Anto. He said he refused to tie the knot with the lady who was good in nature and homely. “Her name is Omotunde,” Tobi said. “I should have gotten married to her but I didn’t see the process through. Everybody knows about this in the family, even her sister as well.” Tobi Bakre quickly made a shoutout to Omotunde, saying he wished things went the way it should have. Anto, however was quick to warn [Read]

BREAKING: Tension Grips NASS As Another Senator Dies READ MORE >>>

Senator Mustapha Bukar Of The All Progressives Congress, In Katsina Has Died, NEWS FLAKES has Learnt. Bukar, Who Represented Katsina North Senatorial District (Daura Zone) Where President Muhammadu Buhari Comes From, Was Said To Have Died After A Brief Illness On Wednesday Morning In Abuja. At The Time Of His Death, The Lawmaker, Who Was The Vice-Chairman Of The Senate Committee On Power, Was 63 Years Old. Bukar, Born In Daura On December 31, 1954, Was A Civil Engineer By Training. Bukar’s Sudden Demise Comes Two Weeks After Another APC Lawmaker, Representing Bauchi South, Senator Ali Wakil, Slumped And Died At His Residence In Abuja. Wakil Was Among The Ten [Read]

SPORTS: RONALDO RULES AGAIN as Champions League Comes Alive Across Europe READ MORE HERE >>>

There is no stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in Europe. In the lead-up to Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final first leg away to Juventus, Gianluigi Buffon called the 33-year-old an “assassin”. And that description proved prescient as he shot down the Italians’ dreams once again scoring a wonderful brace, one of which is a brilliant bicycle kick which attracted a standing ovation even from the Juventus supporters with Marcelo providing the third for a sweet 3-0 away win in the first leg quarter final clash of UCL 201772018 season. Last season it was in Cardiff. Madrid met Juve in the final of the competition and Ronaldo registered twice on the night in [Read]

ECONOMY: UBA, Access, 4 others grow deposits by N1.4trn READ MORE HERE >>>

– Why Customers aren’t operating their accounts’ For six top Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria, re-strategising through the introduction of new products has paid off, as customer deposits increased in the 2017 financial year, despite the general drop in the number of active customers’ accounts across the banking sector. Investigations by The Point revealed that the deposit base of the banks increased by N1.4 trillion, from N14.4 trillion as at the end of 2016 to N15.8 trillion at the end of 2017. The banks are United Bank for Africa Plc, Access Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, GTBank Plc, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc and Stanbic IBTC Plc. Zenith Bank’s customer deposit [Read]

2019: PDP tackles APC over 2015 election Funds READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

• FG acted in bad faith on ‘looters’ list –SAN The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has has given the Presidency a 72-hour ultimatum to respond to allegations on the source of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 campaign fund. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said instead of the APC and the Presidency to respond to allegations on how the ruling party’s 2015 presidential campaign was funded, “they are busy listing individuals whose cases are before the courts as “looters. “It is evidently clear that the APC, the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are running away from the issue [Read]