AFCON 2019 QUALIFIERS: Rohr Invites 24 Players for Libya Double Challenge

  Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has Invited 24 Players for the Libya Double Challenge in continuation of the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers to be held in Cameroon. SEE FULL LIST BELOW as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa) Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany)   Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, [Read]

BREAKING: Ambode Receives APC Membership Card after reports of alleged Abandonment

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has just received his membership card which will enable him to vote in tomorrow’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), after earlier reports of alleged abandonment.  Alhaji Tunde Balogun, Lagos State chairman of the party disclosed this to our source. He had earlier addressed a press conference where he said efforts to get the membership card across to the governor has been unsuccessful as the governor has not been reachable in the last 24 hours. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG also reported thesame story earlier in the day [Read]

LAGOS APC CRISIS: Ambode has dumped his APC party ID – Party chairman

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Lagos State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Alhaji Tunde Balogun has announced that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has dumped his party ID card. According to the chairman of the party, Ambode has also made himself unreachable in the past 24 hours despite all efforts to get the party ID card back to him.   This is barely 24 hours after Governor Ambode gave a world press conference yesterday saying, “we have never responded to the campaign of calumny on social media. We have one family in APC. The aspirant being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person [Read]

LAGOS APC CRISIS: Tinubu Releases Statement over Ambode/Sanwo-Olu Saga

Former Governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress APC Chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has released a statement addressing the recent crisis brewing in the state as well as the current saga ensuing between the incumbent governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode and his anointed Guber candidate for 2019 governorship race in the, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Ambode/Sanwo-Olu/Tinubu saga has dominated the headlines in the last couple of weeks as all parties gear up for the Lagos APC primaries. It has been reported that Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had lost the favour of Kingmaker and political heavyweight, Tinubu in place of Jide Sanwo-Olu. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that For [Read]

Presidency invites Davido to perform at Osun State Governor-elect’s party

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in the wake of the Osun State re-run election that saw the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Mr Gboyega Oyetola emerge winner, the presidential media team has invited sensational singer, Davido to perform at the thanksgiving party of the new governor-elect. Davido who was in active support of his uncle and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Adeleke had expressed his displeasure with the cancellation of the initial polls that took place last weekend with claims that APC planned to rig the governorship election hence the re-run. The APC group however rubbished OBO’s claim calling him an ‘uninformed political novice’ who is [Read]

BOMBSHELL: Sanwo-Olu is a former Psychiatric patient, Spent fake US Dollars, says Ambode ahead of Lagos Guber Primaries tomorrow

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the race to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, is not fit. Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, and monitored by NEWS FLAKES NG, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu was arrested for spending fake dollars in the US. He also revealed that  Sanwo-Olu underwent rehabilitation at Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that while appealing to the leadership of the party in Lagos to “do the right thing”, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu is being pushed to do what he is not capable [Read]

JUST IN: NLC suspends Nationwide Strike Action

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian  Labour Congress has suspended its ongoing strike. The strike commenced on September 26. The National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension of the strike at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja. “The suspension takes effect from today Sunday,” he said. The suspension means workers are expected to resume duties on Tuesday as Monday has been declared a public holiday by the federal government to mark the October 1 Independence Day. The workers are demanding a new minimum wage of about N50,000 instead of the current national minimum wage of N18,000. Most [Read]

BREAKING: Mama Taraba resigns from Buhari’s cabinet as minister, quits APC

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as MAMA TARABA has resigned her appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari’s Cabinet. In a recent letter of resignation dated 29th September, 2018 and addressed to the President through the Chief of Staff office, MAMA TARABA also announced the withdrawal of her membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, citing several reasons. Her resignation is coming days after being screened out of goverorship race by the party. See copies of the recent resignation letter below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: [Read]

GIST: “The Only Person That Can Call Himself A Legend Is 2face” – Timaya

  Nigerian singer, Timaya, who turned up for a radio interview with SoundCity FM, stated that only 2face can call himself a legend in the Nigerian music industry. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Timaya who disclosed that he doesn’t like being called a legend, said that some Nigerian singers address themselves as legends after being in the industry for 10 years. “In this part of the world, many artistes when they get to 10 years, they start shouting ‘I’m a legend’, ‘legendary’. To me, in this industry, the only person that can call himself a legend is 2face. The others shouldn’t. Even if people call me a legend, I don’t [Read]

BREAKING: INEC declares APC winner of Osun Guber Polls, as PDP, Foreign Election Observers, Others kick

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) , Gboyega Oyetola, the winner of the Osun governorship election . INEC declared Oyetola the winner of the poll after the supplementary election held in seven polling units on Thursday. Oyetola had trailed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) , Ademola Adeleke , by 353 votes going into the supplementary election . His votes from Thursday were however enough to help him overturn the deficit and be returned as winner of the keenly contested governorship election . NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the final votes announced [Read]

#OsunDecides2018: Re-run election not free, fair nor credible — CDD

  A major election monitoring group has dismissed Thursday’s re-run election in Osun State as fraudulent and anti-democratic, calling for an immediate investigation into the the roles of government institutions who participated in it. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the conduct of security agencies drew the most condemnation and warning from the Centre for Democracy and Development, one of Nigeria’s most respected pro-democracy think-tanks. “In the light of these anti-democratic acts, which have undermined the sanctity of the ballot therefore, we hold strongly the view that the re-run poll of Thursday, September 27, 2018 does not meet up with the minimum standards for free, fair and credible elections,” the CDD [Read]

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]