OLAKUNRIN’S DEATH: VP Osinbajo Visits, Condoles With Pa Fasoranti’s Family [SEE PHOTOS]

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday visited Chief Rueben  Fasoranti at his residence to commiserate with him over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday along the Benin/Ore expressway Osinbajo who arrived at the Fasoranti residence at exactly 9:10 am was accompanied by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. See photos below; Tribune [Read]

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Senator Elisha Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG  as at PRESS TIME has it that Unknown gunmen have killed an uncle to the embattled Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo and abducted the nursing stepmother. Abbo is currently facing court case and under investigation by Senate committee over the slapping a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop. It was reported that the Senator had his country home invaded Saturday morning by gunmen who have now put him in the news once again. An eyewitness account has it that the gunmen struck the family house of the senator in Muchalla ward of Mubi North Local Government Area of the state at 1am [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles Leon Balogun’s Name Sake, Jamal Balogun Dumps Brighton For This Club [FIND OUT HERE]

Jamal Balogun, Super Eagles Defender, Leon Balogun’s Name Sake has finally completed a transfer move to English Premier League club, EPL, Watford. Watford made this known in a statement posted through the club’s official website on Saturday. The statement read: “Jamal Balogun, Sam Dalby, Cameron Green, Joseph Hungbo and Henry Wise will all be part of the Hornets’ development squad during the 2019/20 season. “Balogun, Green, Hungbo and Wise have all signed one-year contracts. “Balogun, 19, and Green, 20, are both full-backs who have joined from Reading. “Nineteen-year-old winger Hungbo arrives from Crystal Palace, while Wise, also 19, is a former Derby County midfielder. “The Hornets can also confirm that [Read]

98m Nigerians now living in multidimensional poverty, says UN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says slightly over 98 million Nigerians are living in multidimensional poverty. Multidimensional poverty is the measure of lack which encompasses the various deprivations experienced by poor people in their daily lives – such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standards, disempowerment, poor quality of work, the threat of violence, and living in areas that are environmentally hazardous, among others. According to the new report seen by NEWS FLAKES NG, only 46 percent of Nigerians are poor, when poverty is measured based on income. However, when other dimensions are considered, more than 50 percent of the country are poor. The new report by [Read]

BREAKING: 10 Air Algeria planes to fly supporters to Egypt for match against Nigeria

  Ten Air Algeria planes will deliver 1,400 supporters for the semi-final. If Algeria beat Nigeria they will face either Senegal or Tunisia in the final. According to a statement received by AFP, the Algerian Ministry of Defence said that, in that event, the army high command had taken the decision in conjunction with the Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui to add the six military planes so that “600 Algerians supporters can cheer on and encourage the national team and motivate them to win this important continental trophy.” [Read]

Punch Newspaper sacks longest-serving editor, Martin Ayankola over offensive cartoon on Pastor Fatoyinbo

Punch Newspaper has sacked its longest serving editor Martin Ayankola, following outrage over a controversial cartoon published last Thursday. Ayankola, who was appointed on December 2012, is the longest-serving editor in the 46 years history of The PUNCH. The newspaper had on July 4 published an article on its back page by Abimbola Adelakun with the title “What Does Mrs. Fatoyinbo Know”. The article, which examined the rape allegations against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) was illustrated with the cartoon of a man desecrating the bible with urine. Punch had apologised after the cartoon was greeted with backlash. An emergency meeting was convened by the board [Read]

Ajibade Ogunoye Emerges New Olowo-Elect

Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye has emerged the new Olowo Of Owo. Ogunoye scored 14 out of 15 votes to emerge as the new Olowo- elect of Owo. He is the Director of Finance, Protocol office, Ondo State Governor’s office before his new status. Details to come [Read]

[PHOTOS] Burial Of Dino Melaye’s Mum In Kogi State

Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district has buried his mum, Madam Comfort Melaye who died back in May 2019.   The burial held in Aiyetoro, Gbede in Kogi State, with friends, family and well wishers of the lawmaker in attendance.   See more photos below..   [Read]

Police Arrest Woman For Allegedly Biting Boyfriend’s Manhood To Escape Rape

The Police in Lagos have arrested a 20-year-old woman, Blessing John, for allegedly biting off the manhood of her boyfriend, simply identified as Johnson, while trying to escape from being raped by him. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Blessing, who was being detained at the Lagos State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID) on Panti Street, Yaba, said she was in pain when she committed the act. “Johnson is my boyfriend; he works as a hotel manager. We have been dating for six months and he had promised to help me with my Curriculum Vitae (CV) when he asked me to meet him at his friend’s place at [Read]

Super Eagles Gives Injury Update On Ighalo, Musa, Awaziem

The Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Chidozie Awaziem have been cleared for their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash against Algeria on Sunday. There were fears that the players may not be fit for the match after they picked up knocks in the 2-1 quarter-final win over South Africa on Wednesday. But the team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, has offered positive updates. “Everyone is fit for the game against Algeria. “We pray not to have any issues during our last training ahead of Sunday’s match,” Ibitoye told reporters. [Read]

We Have Invested N900bn On Power Since Assumption Of Office – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the present administration has invested N900 billion in the power sector since it took over from the last administration in 2015. Osinbajo revealed this during his courtesy visit to Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba, on Friday. Noting that one of the problem in the power sector is that Distribution Companies (Discos) control a particular territory, the Vice President stated that the Buhari Government is working towards resolving the challenges. ”Since assumption of office, we have invested so far in terms of support N700 billion in the power sector. Earlier, we invested N200 billion,” he said. ”And now we are saying that any company that [Read]

Newly-wedded Wife, Four Others Killed, Eight Injured in Ogun Road Crash

Five persons, including a newly-wedded wife, have been confirmed dead in an accident involving a truck and a commercial bus along Abeokuta-Ibadan highway yesterday night. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that the groom and seven other passengers were injured in the accident, while two persons escaped unhurt. The Madza Bus marked MUS 367 XU, was reportedly conveying passengers from Ibadan to Abeokuta when the accident happened around 9.30pm. The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident. The TRACE PRO disclosed that a truck with registration number LAR 114YD and a yellow bus were involved in the accident. He said the [Read]

MAPOLY Releases Supplementary Admission Lists, Gives Deadline

The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced the release of the supplementary lists of admission for candidates into National Diploma (Full-Time only) and Full-Time and Part-Time Higher National Diploma Programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session. By this development, all candidates who have applied for admission into aforementioned programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session should check their statuses on the Polytechnic’s website: www.mapoly.edu.ng to accept their provisional admission offer. Candidates, who must have been offered provisional admission on the respective lists, however have till Friday, 26th July, 2019 to pay the mandatory acceptance fee of Twenty-Five Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N25,500.00) only via the Polytechnic’s portal on www.mapoly.edu.ng Interested [Read]

Zlatan Ibile shares money to children dancing “soapy” in traffic [SEE VIDEO]

Nigerian singer, Zlatan Ibile was spotted in traffic sharing money to some children dancing to trending dance, “Soapy” which was introduced by his colleague, Naira Marley. The singer is seen cheering the young lads on as they sing and dance to songs made by himself and colleague and has been making waves on the streets for weeks now. He then goes on ahead to share ‘mint’ thousand Naira notes to the kids – who were actually dancing in the rain – before leaving them. Watch video below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Suspected Fulani Herders Kill Afenifere Leader’s Daughter in Ondo, Obasanjo reacts

Yoruba socio – cultural organisation , Afenifere , says it has received information that Mrs . Funke Olakunrin , daughter of Afenifere chairman , Pa Reuben Fasoranti , has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen . The spokesman for Afenifere , Mr . Yinka Odumakin , said this in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday . According to Odumakin , the 58 – year -old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure , Ondo State , when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen . [READ ALSO] Fasoranti’s daughter’s death: Nigeria is diminished by Continued Herdsmen Attacks – Obasanjo He said , “We have [Read]