FOREIGN SCENE

BREAKING: Tragedy As Governor, Six Others Die in Helicopter Crash [SEE PHOTOS & READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it was a sad and heartbreaking scene as a serving Governor and at least six other Government officials were killed in a plane crash while the helicopter tried to land. It was reported that among the victims of the Sunday air mishap was the governor of Gadaref, near the border with Ethiopia. Also said to have been aboard the ill-fated plane were the Gadaref State Agriculture minister and senior security officials. It has been reported that a helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, leaving top government officials dead. The crash killed a state governor and at least six other officials. According to reports, witnesses [Read]

Chelsea Set To Sell Victor Moses At Last, Fixes Price Tag [SEE PRICE TAG HERE]

  Super Eagles Star and Chelsea winger has appeared as a January transfer target for Crystal Palace, the Daily Mail reports. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Moses has fallen out-of-favour this season under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who took over in July following the sacking of Antonio Conte. However, despite only making six appearances for the Blues this season, Chelsea are believed to want within the region of £12million for Moses. Moses had been a regular under Conte, making 38 appearances for the Blues last term, but has failed to work his way into the regular starting XI at Chelsea this season. The 27-year-old winger had a stint at Palace between [Read]

Emirates Sets internet Agog with photo of diamond-encrusted aircraft, Bling 777 [SEE PHOTOS]

  Emirates Airline has posted a picture of a plane covered in diamonds and crystals. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Emirates ‘Bling ’ 777 – which many regard as a reference to the Boeing 777 aircraft – was pictured alongside baggage carts and shuttle bus vehicles , an otherwise everyday travel image aside from the plane’s spectacular embellishment. The airline introduced the spectacular sight via its verified Twitter handle , @emirates: Customers and other concerned persons have reacted to the tweet:   [Read]

INSECURITY: Nigeria Retains Third Position In Latest Global Terrorism Ranking [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that as the Global terrorism index releases its 2018 ranking on Wednesday, Nigeria still retains its third position in the ranking. Recall that the giant of Africa has retained this shocking position since 2015. Meanwhile, recent reports from the Global Terrorism Index, that measures the impact of terrorism, shows that Nigeria comes immediately after Iraq and Afghanistan. The two countries have also retained their respective positions (first and second) since 2013. More Details Shortly!! See the report below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG:   [Read]

Police Arraign Popular Singer Small Doctor for Unlawful Possession of Firearms [READ MORE]

  The police have arraigned Adekunle Temitope also known as Small Doctor for unlawful possession of firearms. According to reports, a source at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Yaba said the music star was arraigned at the Ebute Metta Magistrate court along with the other occupants in his car on Tuesday December 4, 2018.   NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Small Doctor had earlier been paraded with his gang by the Lagos State Police Command on Monday, December 3, 2018. The music star was arrested for allegedly threatening a police officer  with a gun. The police on Monday in Lagos said they had arrested a popular musician, Adekunle [Read]

GIST: After calling Nigeria “shithole country” Trump’s daughter falls in love with Lagos millionaire [READ MORE]

  Tiffany Trump , the daughter of US president, Donald Trump, is allegedly dating a Lagos -bred millionaire, Micheal Boulos. According to Page Six reports , Micheal is the son of a multi – billion dollar family in Nigeria. A source close to Tiffany told Page Six that the president’s daughter and Boulos spent Thanksgiving together and that he met most of her family. “Tiffany is happy. She has so far been able to keep things with Michael under the radar. “But she introduced him to her family at Thanksgiving, and he comes across as a very intelligent young man from a great family. There was no mention of the [Read]

BREAKING: Luka Modric Breaks 10-yr Jinx of Ronaldo-Messi Dominance, wins 2018 Ballon D’or [READ MORE]

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Real Madrid Midfielder and Croatian World Cup runners – up Captain Luka Modric has finally broken the over 10 years jinx of Ronaldo-Messi dominance in global football by winning this year’s 2018 FIFA Ballon D’or Award ahead of the duo. This latest achievement for Modric caps up what most Sports pundits and Football followers across the globe have described as most remarkable in the career of the Croatian who also happens to be the first player to do so in the small European football loving nation. Sadly enough, same can not be said for [Read]

End of An Era? Messi Finishes Fifth In Ballon D’or Final Votes Chart [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that despite his dominance of the award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine sharp striker, Lionel Messi has dropped down the list and finished outside the top three of the final votes of this year’s Ballon D’or Chart. Lionel Messi has failed to make the top three of the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2007, finishing fifth in this year’s final vote. Luka Modric is being tipped to become the first player not named Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award since Kaka beat the pair to it 11 years ago. Messi and Ronaldo have [Read]

CAF Gifts South Africa AFCON 2019 Hosting Rights, to replace Cameroon – READ MORE

  CAF – Following inability of Cameroon to meet up with hosting requirements, President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) wants South Africa to step in as hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON 2019, at short notice, according to a report on South Africa’s Times Live. NEWS FLAKES NG has earlier reported that CAF stripped Cameroon of the AFCON 2019 hosting rights at the weekend due to delays in preparing for the continental showpiece, and the continental football governing body is now seemingly now eyeing South Africa as a replacement. Jordaan told the SAFA AGM in [Read]

Buhari finally Breaks Silence on Being Cloned, Says “This is The Real Me” – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally broken his silence on growing speculations on being cloned ahead of the 2019 general elections. He spoke on the subject on Sunday in Kraków, Poland, according to Bashir Ahmad, his Personal Assistant on New Media. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a factcheck published by AFP on Friday, November 30, 2018 had disproved speculations that Buhari had died and been replaced by a look-alike. Speaking on the speculations, Buhari said a lot of people had hoped for his death when he was sick, but he remains strong. He was also optimistic on [Read]