Foreign Scene

BREAKING: Comedian wins Ukraine presidential election in landslide victory

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, exit polls showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country’s political establishment . Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president on television , trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73 percent of the vote, according to exit polls conducted by several think tanks . Poroshenko lost to the television star across all regions of the country , including in the west where he traditionally enjoyed strong support . It was an extraordinary outcome to a campaign that started [Read]

TRAGEDY: Black Friday! 13 Confirmed Dead As Church Collapses During Easter Service [SEE PHOTOS]

Tragedy struck as church building collapses killing about 13 people instantly. According to BBC, the unfortunate incident occurred yesterday been Good Friday at the start of Easter service. The wall of the pentecostal church collapse leaving many persons injured. It was gathered that 29 individuals were hurried to medical clinic after the breakdown in the beach front territory of KwaZulu-Natal. Nearby authorities have blamed the catastrophe for overwhelming downpour of rain in the region around eMpangeni on Thursday night. A large portion of the unfortunate casualties were allegedly women dozing in the church. A 11-year-old young lady is believed to be among them. The divider at the front of the [Read]

SHOCKING! Two black Snakes chase President out of office [FIND OUT WHICH PRESIDENT HERE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that snakes have chased Liberian President, George Weah out of office. A snake was found in Weah’s office, forcing him to work from his private residence, according to the BBC. The President’s Press Secretary, Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, site of the official office. All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April. “It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,” Mr Toby said. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the president, so it did an internal memo asking [Read]

SHOCKING! Robbers break into police station, steal rifles, ammunition as officers watch UEFA match

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that thieves broke into a police station on Tuesday night as all officers on duty abandoned their post to watch a UEFA Champions League match at a nearby trading centre. Parisian Thieves Burgle Thiago Silva’s Home Kenya Standard newspaper reported that the incident happened at Kobujoi Police Station, Nandi County, Kenya. [READ ALSO] Barca, Messi down Man Utd as Ronaldo, Juve Crash Out of UCL [READ MORE] The thieves made away with three rifles and ammunitions. On returning to the post, the soccer-crazy policemen discovered that the room of the officer in-charge, which also serves as an armoury was open. They walked in to find the steel [Read]

COUP: Joy turns to fear in Sudan as army takes control after ousting Bashir [READ MORE]

Protesters who rushed on to the streets to celebrate the ouster of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir Thursday are facing the prospect of a long struggle ahead as the military figures who ended his 30-year rule seem to be preparing to hang on to power. As news of Bashir’s downfall was still reverberating around the world, a military council dissolved the government, suspended the country’s constitution and declared a three month state of emergency. The military said it will remain in control for at least two years to oversee a “transition of power,” leading to dismay from protesters and outside observers that elections will not be held anytime soon. NEWS FLAKES [Read]

JUST IN: Nigeria ranked sixth most miserable country in the world [READ MORE]

  An economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, Steve Hanke, has ranked Nigeria as the sixth most miserable country in the world. The ranking is titled, Hanke ’s Annual Misery Index 2018: The World’s Saddest (And Happiest) Countries. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Writing in the Forbes magazine of March 28, the economist notes that Misery Index is calculated using economic indices such as unemployment, inflation and the rates banks charge on loans. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun To Scrap Ogun Poly, MAUSTECH “In the sphere of economics , misery tends to flow from high inflation, steep borrowing costs and unemployment,” Hanke warns. The Index notes that [Read]

BREAKING: Army demands immediate removal of President [READ MORE]

Ahmed Salah, Algeria’s chief of army staff, has demanded President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against him. The army chief urged an immediate adoption of the country’s Article 102, which allows for a president to vacate office if declared unfit. “We must find a way out of this crisis immediately, within the constitutional framework,” he said in a speech on television “This solution achieves consensus and must be accepted by all.” Klopp defiant after Liverpool battle back to beat Burnley This comes days after the 82-year-old leader who got to power in 1999, dropped his reelection ambition following a wave of protest. The development [Read]

BREAKING: Nigeria ranks 85th out of 156 happiest countries in the world [SEE FULL LIST]

– ranks 2nd in Sub-Saharan Africa  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that as the world marks the International Day of Happiness, Nigeria is ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa. This is according to the annual Global Happiness Policy Report produced by the Global Happiness Council, which was released on Wednesday. It was edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs, et al. Nigeria’s ranking is an improvement from its 91 position ranking in 2018. Finland came first as the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and [Read]

Buhari runs govt with no direction – Financial Times [READ MORE]

The Financial Times of London says President Muhammadu Buhari has been running a government that lacks a clear direction in the last four years. The newspaper, therefore, called on the President to see his re -election as and opportunity to do the right thing. The Financial Times said this in its editorial which has been read and shared thousands of times around the world . It said there was no clear economic policy like that of Rwanda and Ethiopia . It read in part, “With his renewed mandate , it is now Mr Buhari ’s task to rebuild faith by running a dynamic and successful administration and by building the [Read]

U.S congratulates Buhari over re-election [READ MORE]

  The United Secretary, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has congratulated the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja said that Secretary Pompeo commended all Nigerians who participated peacefully in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections and condemned those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process. [READ ALSO] Alleged election rigging: Atiku, PDP leaders show video proofs to Abdulsalami, Kukah, others [READ MORE] He said, ‘‘We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility [Read]

US Will Vehemently Monitor Nigeria Election And Its Outcomes — CIA [READ MORE]

  The United States Central Intelligence Agency, (CIA) has said that the United State of America will through satellite monitor Nigeria election and its outcome with promise to impose sanctions and visa denials to anyone culpable of election malpractices. The Republican reports that the American agency also raised the alarm of influx of foreigners from Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Sudan, into Nigeria for the purpose of aiding electoral malpractices. Read the CIA findings below: “Over the past few weeks, we have recorded within the Chad, Niger area, a massive movement of mercenary and weapons. From our findings, we discovered that majority of the thugs and mercenaries including the possession of light [Read]

Polling firm, which predicted Buhari’s 2015 victory, Predicts 2019 defeat [READ MORE]

  **It’s insult to give Buhari 33% of the votes — Keyamo Williams and Associates, the United States-based polling firm hired by Goodluck Jonathan administration ahead of the 2015 presidential election but predicted victory for Muhammadu Buhari has predicted victory for Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming presidential polls. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the company in its analysis of Nigerian presidential election said Atiku will win with less than a majority of the votes cast with 45 per cent. Buhari, according to the polls, will take 33 per cent of the votes. The polling sample produced Kingsley Moghalu, the candidate of Young Peoples Party, YPP, with 9 per cent of [Read]

Recuperating WWE Star Roman Reigns Features in Forthcoming Movie Alongside The Rock [SEE PHOTOS]

By John Izabi,  World Wrestling Entertainment Super Star and Multiple times Champion, Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, popularly known as Roman Reigns who’s supposed to be fast recovering from Leukemia is spotted in a movie set alongside fellow WWE Super Star and award winning film Actor, Dwyane Johnson popularly known as The Rock.  Roman Reigns shared shockingly exciting images of himself and The Rock in a movie location for “Hobbs and Shaw” via his official Facebook social media page, a movie which is said to premiere very soon.  See his message titled “Family Healing” below as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG; Family Healing! I cannot thank my family, friends and my new FAST & [Read]

BREAKING: EU, US, Britain concerned at suspension of Nigeria’s top judge, Worry About 2019 Polls [READ MORE]

  Britain, the United States and the European Union have all now expressed concern at Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend the country’s most senior judge. International pressure was growing Saturday on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari after the EU, the United States and Britain questioned his decision to suspend the country’s top judge. All three statements expressed concern at the timing and manner of the action, coming just weeks before presidential and legislative elections set for February 16. Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen would have ruled on any dispute in the elections. But on Friday Buhari suspended him, pending the resolution of a corruption trial at the Code of Conduct [Read]

British MPs Overwhelmingly Reject Brexit Deal in Historic Votes [READ MORE]

  British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject the EU divorce deal struck between London and Brussels, in a historic vote that leaves Brexit hanging in the balance. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that MPs in parliament’s lower House of Commons voted by 432 to 202 to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s agreement with the EU. “The house has spoken and the government will listen,” May said, immediately after the vote. “It is clear that the house does not support this deal but tonight’s vote tells us nothing about what it does support. “Nothing about how, or even if, it intends to honour the decision” taken by the British people to [Read]