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Xenophobia: South Africa apologises to Nigeria

ABUJA – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised to the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. The apology was tendered to President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House, Abuja by the two special envoys the South African leader dispatched to Abuja on Monday. “We met a short while ago with President Muhammadu Buhari to convey our President Ramaphosa’s sincerest apologies about the incidents that have recently transpired in South Africa. “Those incidents do not represent what we stand for as constitutional democracy in South Africa and the President has apologized for these incidents and he has also instructed law enforcement agencies [Read]

Three things we learned from EPL this weekend [SEE FULL RESULTS + TABLE]

Liverpool opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League as defending champions Manchester City crumbled to a stunning 3-2 defeat at newly-promoted Norwich. Behind the top two, there is a five-way tie between those likely to be fighting for the final two Champions League places this season with Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester all on eight points from the opening five games. Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Premier League weekend: Laporte injury hands Liverpool golden opportunity Liverpool did what City could not in recovering from conceding early to ease past Newcastle 3-1 and maintain their 100 percent start [Read]

BREAKING: President Loses First Lady

TUNIS – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the wife of Tunisia’s late president, Beji Caid Essebsi died on Sunday, as Tunisians were voting to elect his successor less than two months after his death. Chadlia Farhat, Essebsi’s widow, died at the age of 83, their son said without details. “My mother Chadlia, widow of Béji Caïd Essebsi, is dead, God bless her,” their son Hafedh Caïd Essebsi said on Facebook. Listwand recalls that Mrs Essebsi, 83, in July welcomed many heads of state who had come to pay their respects to her husband who died at the age of 92, after having been [Read]

South African President booed at Mugabe’s funeral over attacks on Nigerians, others

HARARE – The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, was booed on Saturday in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, while delivering a speech at the funeral of Robert Mugabe, a former Zimbabwean President, who died at 95 penultimate Friday.  Following the jeers and whistling from the audience, which interrupted his speech, Ramaphosa apologised for the recent xenophobic attacks in his country. Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa had come under a series of xenophobic attacks, about 12 people reportedly killed. Businesses belonging to foreigners were destroyed in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. The incident had compelled the Nigerian government to evacuate 187 of its citizens, in [Read]

Shocking! See Late Robert Mugabe’s 17billion-Worth Computerized Casket To Preserve Body for Ten Yrs, Watched Via Phones

HARARE – The late former President Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe’s casket worth 17billion (Zimbabwean currency) and this will enable family members to watch his remains through their Mobile phones. The casket has been computerized in such a way that after his interment, his family can watch his remains through their phone devices. According to the London Casket makers that supplied the casket,the facilities in it will protect his remains from decomposing for the next ten years… This however implies that, apart from relating with his family, any member of his family that wishes to watch his remains in the tomb will have to access same via his or her phone devices. [Read]

Pastor Dies After 30 Days of Fasting To Beat Jesus’ Record

A South African pastor, Alfred Ndlovu has died of malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights. Buzz South Africa reports that the 44-year-old pastor left home on June 17 for a nearby bush to have prayers, just like Jesus did. Attempting to equal or break Jesus Christ record of fasting for 40 days, Mr Alfred Ndlovu died just a month despite having no history of illness. He was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then called the police. He was known by his family and community at [Read]

[FEATURES] A Trip To Gambia Where Sex Tourism Boosts Country’s GDP As A Lucrative Business

Sex tourism is a booming big business in Gambia and has lifted many young men from Gambia out of poverty. And this is how it works: Old retired but horny british woman travel all the way to Gambia every summer for sex. The arrangement is purely transactional. The old retired women who are In their sixties and seventies are getting treated like a Queen with loads of raw sex and orgasm. Those women in turn pay for the sex by giving cash to the energetic young men who are mostly unemployed and broke. According to a recent data, 80% of the foreign tourists that travel to Gambia every summer travel [Read]

BREAKING: Heavily Armed South African Protesters Storm Streets, Ask Foreigners To Vacate Country [SEE VIDEO]

JOHANNESBURG – A fresh round of violence is currently building up in the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, as armed protesters are out again, demanding that foreigners should return to where they came from. According to Sowetan Live, a South African newspaper, the protesters, who carried weapons such as knobkerries, are waiting to be addressed by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a notable politician and Zulu tribe leader. This is coming one week after attacks on foreigners sparked reactions across the continent. Nigeria, Rwanda and Malawi had pulled out of the World Economic Forum which held in South Africa while Zambia cancelled an international friendly match with South Africa over the violence against [Read]

Popular Bank Suspends Female Employee for Allegedly Sleeping With Over 200 Male Clients, Job Seekers

In Zambia, a female bank employee of ZANACO has been suspended for allegedly  sleeping with over 200 different men both clients and job seekers, ZambianObserver reports. The woman has been indentified as Mutale Winfridah who has been using her influence as a branch senior bank executive to sleep with different men promising them jobs at the bank and approving their bank loan applications in return to enjoying their bed energies. According to ZambianObserver, the bank management decided to suspend her after more than 10 men formally lodged complaints against her. It is reported that she is 39 years old and still unmarried because of her quest to attain different academic [Read]

BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s Founding Leader, Robert Mugabe dies at 95

ZIMBABWE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been in hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in November 2017, ending three decades in power. He won Zimbabwe’s first election after independence, becoming prime minister in 1980. He abolished the office in 1987, becoming president instead. Mugabe’s early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority. But his controversial land reform programme sparked an economic collapse and his [Read]

Pastor dies of starvation while observing 30 days fast

ZAMBIA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Zambian pastor identified as Brighton Samajomba has reportedly died of starvation 10 days before the end of his annual 30-day fasting programme. Samajomba, 37, of “Heaven Is My Home” in Solwezi, Northwest area of Zambia, was reportedly found dead by his wife in the early hours of the 20th day of his 30-day fasting programme of standing in the gap for his family and church members. Samajomba’s death was confirmed by his brother Reagan Samajomba in Solwezi on Wednesday. Reagan said the deceased Samjomba who led a lifestyle of taking on many days of prayer and fasting programmes, started his annual fasting [Read]

Shocking! Youngest Son of Late Egyptian President, Morsi Dies of Heart Attack at 25

CAIRO – Abdallah Morsi, the Youngest son of the the ousted and Late President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi has died of heart attack on Wednesday night in Cairo, the country’s capital. Abdallah, 25, was said to have suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while driving, his lawyer, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud confirmed. “A friend who was with him was able to stop the car and take him to hospital”, Abdel told AFP, adding that Abdallah Morsi’s funeral was set to take place on Thursday. The Ministry of Health, Egypt, has not made any official statement on the matter, however, a family source revealed to Anadolu Agency that Abdallah died at Oasis [Read]

[VIDEO] South Africa Police Chief Justifies Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Michael Mkongi has justified the recent  attacks on foreigners in South African local communities.  According to Bongani Michael, he described the attacks as “not xenophobia but economical sabotage on the people of South Africans because foreigners occupy 80 percent of a city in South Africa.”  Click On The Link Below to Watch video as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; You can also watch the video via:  Recall that earlier in the day, there has been widespread spread reports of continued Xenophobic Attacks on foreigners residing in South Africa with several worrisome images shared on the  social media space. Some of the images [Read]

After $9.6bn P&ID, Nigeria faces another $2.3bn fine in France over Mambila Plant Project

As Nigeria continues battling with the $9.6 billion award in favour of Petroleum and Industrial Development, another possible $2.3 billion fine in arbitration is hanging against the country in France as a result of controversies surrounding the failed Mambilla power project in Taraba state. A British commercial court had in August granted P&ID powers to seize Nigerian assets $9.6 billion over a failed gas processing deal in which the federal government was found liable for not fulfilling its own part. The $5.8 billion Mambilla hydropower facility is being stalled over unresolved legal and funding crisis involving the Nigerian government and a local content partner, Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited [Read]

How I escaped death today – Pope Francis explains

World Catholic Leader, Pope Francis on Sunday escaped death. The pontiff, who arrived late for his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, explained that he had been stuck inside an elevator in the Vatican for 25 minutes and had to be freed by firefighters. “I have to beg your pardon,” the smiling pontiff said as he started the address about 10 minutes late, according to Reuters. He then went ahead to explain that there had been an electrical power problem in the Vatican and that he was stuck in the elevator until freed by Vatican fire officers. “A round of applause for the fire brigade,” the Pope said [Read]