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Catholic Church launches investigation as two nuns get pregnant

The Catholic Church has launched an investigation after two missionary nuns became pregnant while working in Africa. The two women, who belonged to separate religious orders in Sicily, are expecting children despite their vows of chastity. One of them, a mother superior, found she was several weeks pregnant while the other woman discovered the news when she complained of stomach pain. Both nuns are now facing pressure to quit religious life and the scandal has caused ‘consternation’ among the clergy. One of the women, aged 34, discovered her pregnancy when she went to hospital with stomach pain, according to Italian news agency ANSA.   Her religious order has not been [Read]

London Police reinstates BBNaija’s Khafi

  The London Metropolitan Police has reinstated Big Brother Naija housemate Khafi Kareem, who defied her superiors to feature on the Nigerian reality show. According to the Mirror newspaper, Khafi, who clocks 30 today said she has been asked to return to work. She returned to the UK two weeks ago and met with her superiors to discuss her conduct. There were reports she had been a subject of a probe by Scotland Yard. The Mirror of London quoted Khafi as saying she is returning to her beat. “Work has been really great, we’ve been speaking and communicating, they asked me when I’d be coming back to work,” she said. [Read]

Ghanaian Traders Lock Up Shops Belonging to Nigerians In Kumasi

  The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) have gone on rampage closing shops belonging to foreigners in commercial hubs in the Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi in the Ashanti region. The closure that begun from Alarbar spread to Adhye and Kejetia Wednesday. The Ashanti Regional President of the Nigerian Association of Traders Union told Newsmen he has asked his nationals not to retaliate when the errant people beseech their shops. He pointed out that the faces of the GUTA members do not look familiar and wondered why they all refused to show any identity. He told reporter Ivan Heathcote – Fumador, “as we speak now, there are some of [Read]

Deduct tithes straight from workers’ salaries for churches, Archbishop begs govt

The Archbishop of Kampala, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has suggested that the government of Uganda deduct tithe from workers’ salaries. Speaking during a mass, the Catholic Archbishop said many Christians don’t tithe and this affects church projects, reports Citizen Kenya. Archbishop Lwanga said he wanted Uganda to go the German route, where Germans, who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 per cent deducted from their annual income. “Whenever we ask for tithe, everyone gives only what they have at that time. But the Bible says a tenth of whatever you earn belongs to the church,” said Archbishop Lwanga. “Give me your support as [Read]

Al-Baghdadi’s top successor terminated by US troops – Trump

  United States of America President, Donald Trump on Tuesday said the person likely to be first in line to replace dead Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has also been “terminated.” Trump disclosed through a tweet on Tuesday morning. “Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!” Trump tweeted. However, Trump did not identify the person or give more detail on how he was killed. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that the Islamic State top leader Al-Baghdadi was shot dead a few days ago by [Read]

Bill Gates ‘bounces back as world’s richest man’

  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is about to lose his spot as the world’s richest person to Microsoft founder Bill Gates after two years of reigning. Bezos’ slide from the number one spot may happen thanks to Amazon’s stock plummeting in after-hours trading following a miss on profit for its third-quarter results. Amazon’s pre-market share price stands at $1,671.56 per share early on Friday. According to Business Insider, When the Bloomberg Billionaires Index is updated at the close of trading in New York on Friday, the Amazon founder may not be the person at the top. Bezos owns 57,657,362 Amazon shares, according to the most recent SEC filing. So, if [Read]

Four Nigerians injured as South Africa resumes Xenophobic attacks again

  SOUTH AFRICA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that four Nigerians have reportedly sustained injuries in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa. PUNCH quoted Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), as confirming the attacks which took place at Witbank area of Mpumalanga province, on Tuesday. “The Department of Home Affairs, which is like our own Ministry of Interior that deals with immigration and citizens’ issues, is in the (South African) parliament briefing the parliament on migration today,” he was quoted to have said. “While that is going on, there is an attack on foreign nationals in Witbank area of Mpumalanga Province and there are some locations [Read]

“Come And Propose To Us, We Are Also Human”, Female Soldiers Cry Out

A group of military women in Ghana have asked men to come forward to propose marriage to them. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that these beautiful soldiers who are gainfully employed have lamented that Ghanaian men are not coming forward to ask them out on a date nor talk of asking for their hand in marriage. According to them, their statuses as military women mostly strikes fear into men, and that is the reason why they find it difficult to marry. This, they believe, is the main reason for their singleness, adding that in terms beauty, they can match any civilian lady in the country. “When we took the hard decision [Read]

‘He financed her college education, she refused to marry him, he shot her dead’

  A 27-year-old police officer attached to anti-graft agency in Tanzania (Takururu) has been arrested after he allegedly killed his girlfriend for “refusing to marry him”. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that James Paulo allegedly fired three bullets into the head of his lover, Beatha Kafuru, killing her on the spot. The incident happened at the suspect’s home in Tunduru, Ruvuma. Authorities told Tanzanian news outlets that Paulo killed his girlfriend after she refused to marry him despite the suspect financing her college education. Kafuru completed her diploma in nursing course recently. Paulo told police that he had planned to marry Kafuru, whom he shares a child with, once she was [Read]

Son of notorious drug lord ‘El Chapo’ freed after Cartel gunmen battle security

  MEXICO – Sinaloa cartel gunmen took over a Mexican city on Thursday, turning the streets into an apparent war zone. Their mission was to rescue the son of the notorious drugs lord, El Chapo, who had been captured by police. Officers were forced to release Ovidio Guzmán López after gang members threw up roadblocks with blazing trucks, and staged a prison break of 51 of their comrades. The battle came only a week after Mexico’s interior secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero pledged that the country would “very soon” see results of the deployment of a 70,000-strong National Guard – a showpiece unit formed this year by president Andrés Manuel López [Read]

Drama As Madman Picks Fight With Pastor Who Tries To Deliver Him [VIDEO]

A Ghanaian pastor got more than he bargained for after he was nearly beaten up by a madman he was trying to forcefully deliver on the road. In a video trending on social media, the unnamed pastor could be seen forcefully trying to deliver the madman on the road as onlooker watched. The drama got more intense when the madman took another route only for the pastor to accost and wrestle him to the floor shouting ‘blood of Jesus’ at him. Watch video below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

BUSTED! Married Pastor Spotted Eating Another Woman’s A*s And Vag!na In Leaked S3x Tape, His Family, Others React [SEE PHOTOS]

  An alleged sex tape of Pastor David Wilson of BibleWay Ministries & World Outreach Inc. located at Texarkana, Texas has gone viral on social media. The Pastor of nearly 40 years was spotted in the viral video performing a sex act on a lady that appears not to be his wife. At some point, he took a brief look up to the camera which meant he knew he was being recorded. However commenting on the sex tape leak, a family member told Texas local news platform ‘Heavy’ that they do not know if the video is real. He added that whoever was spreading the video was trying to become [Read]

Plane carrying presidential staff, security personnel crashes

CONGO – A cargo plane carrying presidential staff has crashed in eastern Congo and all eight passengers and crew are feared dead. Debris of the plane has been found, but the people aboard are still missing, said adviser Vidiye Tshimanga, in a chat with Reuters on Friday. Congo Civil Aviation Authority, in a statement, said the plane, carrying President Felix Tshisekedi’s driver, a logistics manager and some soldiers, was headed from Goma to the capital Kinshasa and went off radar on Thursday afternoon. The Russian Embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo said on its Facebook page that preliminary information indicated that Russians were among the crew members on the Antonov [Read]

BREAKING: Barcelona Sacks Manager

BARCELONA have sacked Juvenil A head coach Victor Valdes with immediate effect, amid rumours of a bust-up with Patrick Kluivert behind the scenes. The 37-year-old rose through the La Masia ranks before earning legendary status at the club during a trophy-laden 12-year spell in the senior team, winning six La Liga titles and three European Cups. He was expected to oversee the development of Barca’s next generation of stars, but his coaching stint has been cut short prematurely. Widespread reports have suggested that Valdes and the club’s director of youth, Kluivert, do not see eye to eye, with friction between the pair reaching boiling point over the last week. Barcelona [Read]

Meet Simone Biles, world’s most decorated female Gymnast in history after winning her 21st world championship medal 

  Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles is now the most-decorated female gymnast in history after winning her 21st medal at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The 22-year-old won her 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday, October 8, as the United States retained their women’s team all-around title. Simone Biles becomes most decorated female Gymnast in history after winning her 21st world championship medal? Biles’ latest win has seen her break a tie with the Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals by a woman at the world championships. She’s now two short of Vitaly Scherbo’s all-time record among men or women of 23. The US [Read]