You’ve Exhibited “Ogun Standard” – Gov Abiodun Showers Encomiums On Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua

ABEOKUTA – The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun Sunday morning felicitated with world boxing champion for displaying the “Ogun standard of excellence by reclaiming all the titles in the re-match with his opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr.” In a recent press statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Kunle Somorin, an elated Prince Abiodun said that the Ogun-born Anthony Joshua made Nigerians proud and restored confidence that the Nation will be great again. “I congratulate Anthony on this successful outing. May he continue with the winning streak ad infinitum,” Abiodun prayed. [READ ALSO] Joshua, Ruiz rematch: Over 1000 viewers besiege Joshua’s Sagamu family house [PHOTOS] The world [Read]

One killed, several injured in Ekiti LG elections

  EKITI – One person was confirmed dead and others injured, on Saturday, during the local government election in Ekiti State. Tribune Online gathered that violence broke out when people suspected to be political thugs invaded one of the units in Araromi area of Ikere-Ekiti in Ikere Local Government area, shooting sporadically to snatch ballot boxes. Journalists and observers scampered for safety as the fracas escalated with the political thugs attacking themselves with weapons and charms. [READ ALSO] Two die, pregnant woman injured in Osogbo road crash, Osun Govt reacts [PHOTOS] A source who witnessed the fracas said: “Someone was killed when the thugs were shooting. Some people tried to resist [Read]

Two die, pregnant woman injured in Osogbo road crash; Osun Govt reacts

Two people were killed on Saturday in ghastly motor accident that involved two vehicles and a motorcycle on Saturday claimed two lives at LAMECO filling station roundabout in Osogbo, the state capital. The other person, understood to be a pregnant woman who survived the accident but was seriously injured, was promptly taken to the hospital by men of the Osun State owned ambulance service, O’Ambulance. The remains of the commercial motorcyclist badly mutilated while his fairly complexion lady passenger had her legs crushed in the accident was sighted by our correspondent. It was gathered that the driver of the sand carrying truck with registration number FNN 364 XA that was [Read]

Joshua, Ruiz rematch: Over 1000 viewers besiege Joshua’s Sagamu family house [PHOTOS]

Over a 1000 persons stormed the family compound of Anthony Joshua in Sagamu, Ogun State on Saturday night to watch his fight against Andy Ruiz. Apart from the Baba Josh Memorial hall that that was filled to the brim, a large crowd was also seen outside the hall. The mammoth crowd took over Cinema Street, where the hall is located causing a slow movement of vehicles on both sides of the road. While some fans sat on the fences of nearby buildings, others climbed vehicles and tricycles. Some of the viewers sat on the floor of the poorly-ventilated hall. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [Read]

Man Utd dents City’s title hopes with 2-1 victory at Etihad

  Manchester United on Saturday dented the title hopes of their neighbours, Manchester City with a superb counter-attacking victory in the Manchester derby. City stay third but are now 14 points behind leaders Liverpool, who won at Bournemouth. United move up to fifth. Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty, which was awarded after a VAR check, put United ahead. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [PHOTOS] Anthony Martial scored the second with a left-foot shot and Nicolas Otamendi’s brilliant header was nothing short of consolation as United held on to beat City. United’s win was no more than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side deserved after they repeatedly carved [Read]

BREAKING: Anthony Joshua reclaims Heavyweight titles, defeats Andy Ruiz [PHOTOS]

Anthony Joshua reclaimed the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles with a 12-round masterclass over Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia. Joshua is now the two-time heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision victory over Ruiz. And the Brit hailed his heroic spirit but vowed to stay humble with victory. See round by round scores as adjudged by the judges:   [READ ALSO] Nigerian – born British Fighter, Anthony Joshua To Earn $60m in Ruiz Rematch See more photos from the much publicized bout as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Thieves break into Bayelsa gov’s office, over N.8b missing

Seven Policemen attached to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State Government House, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown have been arrested over their alleged involvement in the theft of N800million from the office. The alleged theft, which occurred on Wednesday night, was discovered on Thursday morning and the safe where the cash was kept was reportedly vandalised. Sources close to the office of the Deputy Chief of staff, confirmed that the office where the money was kept ,which had two entrances, was burgled. It was gathered that the two entrances were guarded by policemen and many wondered how the buglers had access to the cash. It was [Read]

Gov Abiodun appoints Tpl Chokor as Ogun new Head of Service

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mrs. Amope Ajibola Chokor as the new Head of Service in the State. The former Head of Service, Lanre Bisiriyu had on Friday, alongside 11 Permanent Secretaries bowed out of the public service of the State. An elaborate valedictory programme was on Friday, organised to mark their retirement from active service, where Governor Abiodun promised to apply merit in the appointment of Bisiriyu’s successor. Speaking at the event, the Governor said, the State had a legacy of excellence to protect in its public service that produced the likes of Chief Simeon Adebo and A.K Degun of blessed memory. A statement by Kunle [Read]

JUST IN: Anxiety In OAU as senior lecturer dies in his office

  The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife community was on Saturday thrown into confusion as a lecturer in the Department of Physical and Health Education, Mr. Nicholas Igbokwe was found dead in his office. A senior lecturer in the Department, who pleaded anonymity stated that Igbokwe was seen hale and hearty in the faculty on Saturday morning before the unfortunate incident happened. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead He described the late colleague as an easy going and amiable personality, adding that his demise had thrown the Department, as well as the whole citadel into mourning. “He was a gentleman to the core, he was a very [Read]

NUJ Condemns Rearrest, Harassment of Sowore by DSS, Demands FG’s Apology

ABUJA – The Nigeria Union of Journalists has condemned in its strongest terms, the violation of court and rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by men of Department of State Security (DSS) at the Federal High Court, describing it as absurdity. The union equally demanded public apology from the federal government over the conduct of operatives of the Department of State Service while rearresting Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High court. The Journalists’ body in a press statement signed by the national secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman added that the Federal government must also assure Nigerians that such an unwholesome conduct will not repeat itself again. The body while condemning the conduct of [Read]

Court Ends 11-Yr-Old Marriage Over Sex Starvation

Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital on Friday, December 6, 2019 dissolved an 11-year-old marriage between one Kazeem Amzat and Adijat over sex starvation and adulterous lifestyle. Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan In his judgement, held that the court had done everything possible to settle the problem between Kazeem and Adijat, all to no avail. He subsequently pronounced the marriage dissolved in the interest of peaceful living. Meanwhile Odunade awarded custody of the two children produced by the union to Adijat and directed Kazeem to pay N10,000 as the children’s monthly feeding allowance in addition to being responsible for their [Read]

BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that renowned German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79. Principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa, Bonnke passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 7. The announcement of his demise was published on his Facebook page. “It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. “He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. “For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world. We [Read]

Sowore’s wife to Buhari: My children and I want my husband back home

  Wife of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mrs Ope Sowore, has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari that she and her children are waiting for the return of her husband. She said she had no clear roadmap on how to handle the situation but that she had sent appeals to the United Nations and had been working with Amnesty International and many other organisations to help raise awareness and “hopefully help to secure the release” of her husband. Officials of the Department of State Services had on Friday invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja to rearrest Sowore, who was [Read]

‘It has never happened before’ — Falana speaks on Sowore’s rearrest in court

  Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the rearrest and assault of Omoyele Sowore in court is ”extremely embarrassing”. He said it is the first time an arrest is being effected in a courtroom in the country. The DSS rearrested Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the federal high court in Abuja, on Friday, less than 24 hours after they were released on the order of the court. Before he was released, the activist had spent 124 days in detention. DSS agents pulled their guns in a show of force causing confusion in the court, and rearrested Sowore. Speaking with Channels TV, Falana, Sowore’s counsel, said the DSS has detained his [Read]

Andy Ruiz Warmly Greets Joshua’s Mother Yeta Odusanya At Pre-fight Dinner [PHOTOS]

– Andy Ruiz shows rare humility with pleasant handshake exchange with Joshua’s mum – The Mexican’s camp and Joshua’s met at Al Faisaliah Hotel on Thursday for pre-match dinner – Donned in popular Arab wear, Ruiz walked down to Joshua’s mum seat and greeted her Andy Ruiz may be the boxing champion but the heavyweight star shows some humility courtesy ahead of his rematch with Joshua after he was seen greeting his opponent’s mum during Thursday, December 5 gala dinner. The Mexican star will be up against the Briton this Saturday, December 7, in the second showdown to hold in 15,000 capacity Riyadh stadium. Ruiz, who stunned Joshua in June [Read]