2019

BREAKING: Sadio Mane, Oshoala Crowned Africa’s Best Players for 2019 [PHOTOS]

Liverpool star Sadio Mane was crowned on Tuesday as Africa’s 2019 Player of the Year for the first time at an awards gala in Egypt on Tuesday. The 27-year old Senegalese striker was up against his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the award the last two years, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City. “I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award,” said Mane at the ceremony organised by the Confederation of African Football in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Hurghada. “It’s a big day for me.” Mane scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 [Read]

[PHOTOS] Five Nigerian Celebrities That Got Married in 2019 – GUESS WHO No.1 IS?

Faith Justice,  2019 was filled with a lot of events, one of which involves celebrity marriages. Some struggle to find love or stay in love others have been lucky enough to find love and settle down. I have come up with a list of celebrities who got married this year. Grab a popcorn or a drink as you read through the beautiful list. Enjoy! January 9, 2019 Adekunle Gold and Simi Tied the Knot in a private celebration with not more than 300 people. The union of this two was expected and fans all over the world couldn’t get over the videos. Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye and Adekunle Kosoko were rumored [Read]

Young lady rejoices as she survives 2019 without getting pregnant, says “guys I did it”, Guys react [SEE REACTIONS]

  – A Nigerian lady has celebrated an unusual achievement on social media – The excited lady revealed that she managed to scale through the most of 2019 without getting pregnant – The post was received with mixed reactions from her followers With just about a few weeks to the end of 2019, a lot of people are already taking out time to reflect on how the year has been for them, and how they have managed to stick to the resolutions they made at the start of the year. Many have shared stories of how they achieved some of their goals as it concerns their careers and other aspects [Read]

S/Court Verdict: Atiku loses, APC mocks PDP, opposition attacks judiciary [SEE REACTIONS]

  • S’Court, in three sentences, throws out Atiku’s appeal • Stop destructive agenda, APC tells PDP • Judiciary sabotaged by dictatorial cabal – Ex-VP The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who led six other members of the apex court’s panel, delivered the three-sentence judgment which put paid to the legal dispute over the poll. Shortly after the Supreme Court delivered the judgment, Atiku, the APC, the Senate [Read]

Appeal Court Upholds Tribunal Verdict Sacking Dino Melaye, Orders Fresh Election

ABUJA – The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked the Senator representing Kogi West, in Kogi State, Dino Melaye. The Court affirmed the judgment of the Kogi State National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. It has, therefore, nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, is to conduct fresh elections within 90 days from today. Recall that The Kogi State National and State Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja had sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the representative of Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The judgment delivered by the chairman of the tribunal, Justice A.O Chijoke, [Read]

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

Buhari, APC Turned Me To a Social Leper in South East, Party Will Disintegrate After PMB in 2023 – Okorocha

OWERRI – Former Imo state governor and senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha has said his support for Presidential Muhammadu Buhari ambition in 2015 and membership of the All Progressives Congress earned him the scorn of people of the South-East geopolitical zone. He made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. Findings revealed that he was a member of the splinter group of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA that teamed up with the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria and the All Nigerian Peoples Party to form the APC. He was also in the alliance was the defunct New People’s Democratic [Read]

Ekiti Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesperson Dayo Adeyeye, Declares PDP’s Olujimi Winner

The All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State suffered a setback on Tuesday as the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye. Adeyeye, who is currently serving as Chairman, Senate Committee on Media, was declared winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23 poll. The tribunal in a unanimous judgment declared former Minority leader and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Biodun Olujimi winner of the Senatorial poll. Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) winner by INEC, the candidate of [Read]

2019: Tribunal sacks PDP senator, orders fresh polls, APC celebrates

ASABA – The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State has sacked the senate representing Delta South, James Manager. The panel led by Justice O. O. Onyeabo in a unanimous ruling on Saturday alleged that the Senator is a product of massive rigging. Manager, who contested on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, however, former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Uduaghan dragged him to the tribunal. Uduaghan’s lawyer, Thomson Okpoko (SAN), told the tribunal that the February 23 National Assembly elections in the district was marred by massive rigging [Read]

I challenge Buhari to swear with Quran, Bible that he did not rig the election – Buba Galadima

Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign organization, Buba Galadima, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, openly to come out and swear with the holy Quran and Bible that he (Buhari) and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, did not rig the February 23 presidential election. Galadima who believed that the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar won the election, noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, colluded with APC to rig the election in favour of Buhari. He also submitted in an interview with The Sun, that the president knew he was going to rig the election and removed Ex-Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen and replaced him [Read]

Atiku’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria, INEC releases another Bombshell [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria. INEC said the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria. [READ ALSO] We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal [READ MORE] Atiku Abubakar had filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge the reelection of President Buhari. Recall that INEC in a recent press statement issued to newsmen in response to the ongoing election tribunal petition said that the server results such Atiku and the PDP were laying claims to [Read]

Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned, not mine, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election. The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of Nigerians” during the election. In its response to Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the election, the APC had said the PDP candidate is not a Nigerian by birthand so, is unqualified to run for president. Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, argued that Atiku was born on November [Read]

Drama As Ogun Assembly Majority Leader Yinka Mafe Dumps APM Returns To APC Again

Few weeks after the 2019 general elections, Adeyinka Mafe, Majority Leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly, has defected from the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). APM is the party with which Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State, attempted to actualise the governorship ambition of Adekunle Akinlade, who failed to secure the ticket of the ruling party. Mafe, who represents Sagamu 1 State Constituency in the Assembly, resigned from the APC alongside three other lawmakers in November 2018 to join Amosun’s APM. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Candidacy for Osun Guber Polls over Certificate Scandal [READ MORE] However, with Akinlade having lost the election [Read]

#RiversDecides2019! BREAKING: Amaechi loses LGA to Wike [SEE RESULTS SO FAR]

Following the commencement of collation in Rivers state, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced results from three local government areas at the collation centre in Port Harcourt. [READ ALSO] #RiversDecides Live Results: PDP, AAC lock horns as INEC begins collation [SEE FULL RESULTS] The minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers state, Mr Rotimi Amaechi who allegedly supports the candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, lost his local government, Ikwerre, to the incumbent governor and gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nyesom Wike. Report Thecable has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 14, 938 while the African Action Congress (AAC) polled 5, 660. [Read]

#RiversDecides Live results: PDP, AAC lock horns as INEC begins collation

The much-awaited collation of results from the Rivers State governorship election is underway in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga, has declared the center open and results are beginning to trickle in. Below are the results so far, for the two leading contenders in the governorship race as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG,  PHALGA LGA 20 Wards, Registered Voters – 485,238 Accredited Voters – 57,183, AAC – 11,866 PDP – 40,197 Total Valid Votes – 55,523 Rejected Votes – 1,620 Total Vote Cast – 57,143 Ikwerre LGA 13 Wards, Elections did not hold in 2 Wards Registered Voters – 151,390 Accredited Voters – 22,885 [Read]