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Red Hot Lukaku Bangs – in Four goals On Inter Debut

ITALY  – Former Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku on Sunday marked his first appearance for his new club, Inter Milan with a four-goal haul. Lukaku scored four goals in Inter Milan pre-season friendly against Virtus Bergamo. Lukaku left Man United to join Inter Milan in a £74m Deal last week. He didn’t play at all for United during the pre-season because of back injury but Inter manager, Antonio Conte handed him an opportunity against Serie D minnows Bergamo. Wearing the No 9 shirt, Lukaku took advantage by scoring four times in an 8-0 victory. Inter start their Serie A campaign against newly-promoted Lecce at the San Siro on August 26. [Read]

Buhari Sacks Ita Enang as SSA, Replaces Him With Omoworare

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Senator Ita Enang of his appointment as senior special assistant on National Assembly matter (senate) and appointed former senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Babajide Omoworare as his new aide. Premium times quoted a source close to the presidency who believed that Enang did not perform well in managing the relationship between President Buhari and senators in the eighth Senate, despite being a former senator himself. Mr Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom state, was appointed a special adviser to Mr Buhari during the president’s first term. He has continued to act in that capacity in Mr Buhari’s second term, even when [Read]

JUST IN: Top Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat dies in road accident [SEE DETAILS]

ABIDJAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa, has died following a traffic accident, state broadcaster RTI is reporting. He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says. The 33-year-old died early on Monday. He has been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé dance music and one of his biggest hit songs, Dosabado, has over five million views on YouTube. The singer was also known for his love of motorcycles and featured them in his most [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles Forward, Henry Onyekuru Seals Monaco 5-Year Deal From Everton

MONACO – Monaco have signed Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru on a five-year-deal from Everton, the French club announced on Monday. “I’m very happy to join a great club like AS Monaco. I will give everything to improve and help the club to have a great season. I look forward to meeting my teammates,” the 22-year-old told Monaco’s website. Onyekuru, who has made 11 appearances for the Super Eagles, originally joined the Premier League side in 2017 but has spent the two past campaigns on-loan with Anderlecht and Galatasaray. The winger scored 14 league goals in Turkey last season and reportedly joins the Ligue 1 outfit for 17 million euros ($19 [Read]

First Class Graduate Who Wrote Jamb Six Times Dies After Completing NYSC Programme

Simon Godwin Idoko, the young man, who graduated with First Class degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State is dead. It was gathered that Idoko died on Monday at the age of 29 few days after completing his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Idoko was attached to the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State, where he served as his Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) in the Chemistry Department as graduate assistant. The real cause of his death is still sketchy at the moment but sources said his burial is ongoing in his country home, Udaburu Owukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State. Speaking on the [Read]

Five Siblings Burnt To Death In Lagos

LAGOS – Five children from the same family in Lagos State have been burnt to death. According to the police, the children, who were left by their mother, Florence Asoye, in the care of one Suliat, were burnt beyond recognition. The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said the case was reported at Takwa Bay Police State on August 7, 2019 at about 10:30am, but the incident happened in August 6, 2019. Elkana said the mother of the children said the left home at about 6:30pm to Takwa Bay Jetty, leaving them in the care of Suliat. However, by the time she returned, her room had been [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky arrives Abuja airport, set to jet out to India

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zina were sighted in at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja in the early hours of today. Zakzaky is believed to be on his way to India to receive medical attention. The duo who were granted leave some days ago by Kaduna state high court to proceed on medical treatment in India. [Read]

Security man tied, two female students injured as armed robbers attack another UI hostel again

Barely four weeks after the Obafemi Awolowo female hostel in University of Ibadan was invaded, robbers again attacked Abdulsalam Abubakar Hall of the university in the early hours of Sunday and injured two students. Robbers had attacked Obafemi Awolowo hall on July 11, 2019 and injured female students. It was gathered that the robbers who attacked only the female wing of the Hall reportedly tied security man on duty to have their way. Two male students who tried to obstruct their sinister mission received machete cuts and have been treated at the University Health centre. The thieves made away with phones and other valuables. Speaking on the incident, Chairman Council [Read]

NUDE DANCE: FG vows to use Tekno as scapegoat

The Federal Government has said it will sanction a Nigerian musician, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, and use him as a scapegoat to teach others a serious lesson. The position of the Federal Government was revealed on Sunday by the National Council for Arts and Culture. Its Director-General, Olusegun Runsewe, made this assertion while reacting to the controversial music video in which Techno paraded nude dancers. Runsewe said: “No single person is bigger than Nigeria. “We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.” The News Agency of [Read]

What God Told Me About Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash – Pastor Adeboye

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has revealed what God told him about the air crash that involved Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Pastor while preaching at the Holy Ghost Service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God 67th Annual Convention on Friday August 9, recalled how God told him about the danger Osinbajo was in before the helicopter crash he survived in February with his team in Kabba area of Kogi State. According to the RCCG General Overseer, God whispered to him while in his prayer room that his son (Yemi Osinbajo) was in danger. “I got the message but I didn’t know how [Read]

Amosun Vs Abiodun: Drama As Amosun Steals Show At Eid Praying Ground

ABEOKUTA – There was a drama on Sunday as the Muslim faithful at the Eid ground, Lantoro, Abeokuta hailed the arrival of the former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun while the arrival of the representatives of the state government were played down. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the there was tumultuous crowd to welcome the arrival of Amosun which could not be said of Gov Abiodun’s men who were also at the praying ground to observe the annual festival. But when the former governor arrived at Eid, the Muslim brothers and the residents of Lantoro area started shouting his name and hailing him. It was furthered gathered that [Read]

Man Returns N2.2bn Wrongly Credited into His Account To His Bank

Transport mogul, Dr. Sam Maduka Onyishi, the Managing Director of Peace Mass transit, has returned the sum of N2,219,500,000 which he said was wrongly paid into his account by First Bank. Onyishi, who explained how he discovered the huge sum in his Unity Bank account, returned same to the First Bank. At an event in Enugu, weekend, witnessed by journalists, he said that he had requested for $3m from First bank to be paid into his Unity account only to be paid $10m instead by First bank which is about N3,219,500,000 representing an excess of N2,219,500,000. The cheque was received on behalf of First Bank by the Business Manager, Commercial [Read]

JUST IN: Manchester United Tear Chelsea Apart At Old Trafford in EPL Clash [SEE FULL STATS]

Marcus Rashford’s double helped rampant Manchester United start the new season with a bang as Chelsea capitulated in Frank Lampard’s first match in charge. The Premier League kept the most eagerly anticipated of the opening weekend to last as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the Reds’ latest transitional season against a side buoyed by the appointment of a club great. Lampard’s side were on top for large patches but ended up being blown away at Old Trafford, where Rashford’s double complemented goals from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James as United’s curtain-raiser ended in a dream 4-0 victory. Solskjaer will be first to admit the display was far from perfect, but this win [Read]

BBNaija: ‘My babe is not knacking’ – Jackye’s boyfriend celebrates

With a lot of relationships and ‘sexual activities’ going in the current edition of Big Brother Naija reality show, Jackye’s boyfriend, Lami, is celebrating the fact that his girlfriend has remained faithful. He took to Instagram this morning to say, ‘true love is unbothered God help you find yours because ours is in your face. My girlfriend is not knacking in the house’. See his post below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]