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BREAKING: Algeria break Nigerians hearts, Defeat Eagles 2-1 for AFCON final

John Izabi,  Riyad Mahrez with a superb last minute match-winning Free kick goal as Nigeria reaps rewards of playing sluggishly defensively rather than a tight marking and attacking – minded strategy… Odion Ighalo got the consolation goal from the penalty spot after VAR review after an Ekong own goal in the first half. Algeria to face Senegal who defeated Tunisia 1-0 in Friday’s final while Nigeria plays Tunisia in the 3rd place match on Wednesday. #Have_Ur_Say 🎤   [Read]

98m Nigerians now living in multidimensional poverty, says UN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says slightly over 98 million Nigerians are living in multidimensional poverty. Multidimensional poverty is the measure of lack which encompasses the various deprivations experienced by poor people in their daily lives – such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standards, disempowerment, poor quality of work, the threat of violence, and living in areas that are environmentally hazardous, among others. According to the new report seen by NEWS FLAKES NG, only 46 percent of Nigerians are poor, when poverty is measured based on income. However, when other dimensions are considered, more than 50 percent of the country are poor. The new report by [Read]

Man Of The Match Award: I Feel Special Winning — Chukwueze

Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze says he is excited about winning the Man of the Match Award after Nigeria dispatched South Africa to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations going on in Egypt.  “MoTM @chukwueze_8: “it’s my first tournament with the senior side and it feels good to earn a win for my team by scoring. It’s more special to get the MotM trophy,” he said after he was presented with the award. The Villarreal striker who was on for the entire duration got on the score sheet in the 27th minute after being set up by Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Super Eagles Defeat S/Africa [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles defeat S/Africa 2-1 to Qualify for AFCON Semi-finals

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the quarter finals by two goals to one to book their place into the semi finals of the ongoing TOTAL African Cup of Nations in Egypt. With goals from Samuel Chukwueze and defender Williams Troost Ekong, the Super Eagles will be gunning for their fourth AFCON title as the tournament progresses in Egypt. Bongani Zungu cancelled out Chukwueze’s opener in the 79th minute before Ekong scored in the 87th minute to give the eagles a victory against the South African side for a place in the last four of the AFCON tournament. South Africa had knocked out [Read]

BREAKING: Unimpressive South Africa Stun Hosts Egypt to Set Up AFCON Quarter Final Against Super Eagles

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have stunned Mo Salah – led host country, Egypt by one goal to nil in the ongoing African Nations Cup. The only goal of the match was scored by L. Torch in the 85th minute to set up a quarter final clash with the Super Eagles of Nigeria who earlier in the day defeated defending champions, Cameroon by 3-2. This win sees the South African shockingly knocking out the five – time AFCON champions,  hosts and pre-tournament hot favourite from the ongoing competition. See the rest of the match details below as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

SHOCKING! 43-Yr Old Muslim Cleric Rapes Five-Yr Old Girl inside Nigerian Mosque

An Islamic Cleric, Abdulsalam Salaudeen, was on Monday remanded by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in a mosque. Justice Abiola Soladoye, who obliged the prosecutor’s request for the remand, adjourned the case until October 14 for trial. Mr. Salaudeen, 43, is being tried for allegedly defiling the child, who was under his tutelage. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the prosecutor, T. Olanrewaju-Dawodu, told the court that Mr. Salaudeen committed the offence on December 22, 2018, at the premises of Olorunbabe Mosque at No. 15, Palace Road, Igando, Lagos. Ms. Olanrewaju-Dawodu said that Mr. Salaudeen, popularly called Alfa, was caught raping [Read]

FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria Flying Eagles Sent Packing By Senegal

The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, have been knocked out of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland after they were beaten 2-1 by their Senegalese counterparts on Monday. Two first-half goals from Amadou Sagna and Niane gave Senegal a two-goal deal. Though Success Makanjuola pulled one back in the second half, it was not enough to save the Flying Eagles from crashing out. The Flying Eagles, having started with a massive 4-0 victory over Qatar, gave many false hopes. The Coach Paul Aigbogun tutored side were however humbled 2-0 in their next group game against the USA. While a 1-1 draw against Ukraine saw them squeeze into [Read]

‘I was asked to pay bribe before playing for Nigeria’, says David Alaba

Bayern Munich and Austria left-back, David Alaba has revealed that he was asked to pay a bribe by Golden Eaglets coaches before he could become part of the players’ for the 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup. The late Yemi Tella was in charge of the Eaglets at the time. He said his mother insisted that there was no way she going to part with a single penny. Alaba made this known in an interview with All Nigeria Soccer. He also labelled the Nigeria U-17 coaches, jokers and vowed not to respond to their greetings if he is approached by the coaches. He claimed to have trained with the Nigeria U17s [Read]

BREAKING: Golden Eaglets trash Tanzania 4-5 in ongoing AFCON U-17 Tourney

  TANZANIA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Golden Eaglets have trashed host Tazania 5-4 in the AFCON U-17 championship. This was made known on Sunday via the verified Twitter handle of the Confederation of African Football, @CAF_Online: See Tweet: [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]

INT’L FRIENDLY: Eagle’s Debutant Onuachu Screamer Humbles The Pharoahs in Asaba

  The Super Eagles on Tuesday defeated the Pharaoh’s of Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly played at the packed Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. FC Midtjylland striker Paul Onuachu, who was making his first start for the Eagles, sent the home fans into wild celebrations as early as the 10 seconds of the encounter, when he beat his marker before unleashing a ferocious volley that beat the Egyptian goalkeeper for the only goal of the encounter. It was one of the fastest goals that will go into football history. The Egyptians mounted sustained attacks on the Nigerian defence, but were kept at bay by the duo of Ekong and Leon [Read]

Shocking! Nigeria Set To Overtake India In Open Defecation Ranking

Suleiman Adamu, the Minister for Water Resources, has said Nigeria is set to become the world’s most notorious country in open defecation. Adamu stated this on Saturday while speaking on the theme: ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Sustained Development’ at the 3rd Founder’s Day ceremony of Edo University, Iyamho. The minister, represented at the event by Ahmad Saliu, the Managing Director of Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority, said Nigeria was unable to attain the Millennium Development Goals targets for water supply and sanitation because of poor investments, low capacity and other challenges. According to him, the challenges are not limited to rural areas. Adamu said: “Nigeria will become the number [Read]

Residents, electoral officials run for safety as gunshots cause pandemonium in Kaduna community

  – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was panic in a Kaduna community as robbers attacked the kiosk of a money transfer agent.  – Residents and electoral officials in the area, who were sorting electoral materials, ran for safety as gunshots rattled the air – After the robbers had finished their operation, the officials returned along with security personnel and party agents and continued sorting the materials. Barely few hours to governorship and state Assembly elections, gun shots from a robbery attack on Friday, March 8, in Manchok, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, sent residents and electoral officials running in all direction for safety. A correspondent of [Read]

BUSINESS: Access, Diamond banks finalise merger [READ MORE]

The Management of Access and Diamond banks have completed their much anticipated merger arrangement, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report.  The shareholders who voted in support of the merger pulled 97.89 percent or 14,298,393,943 units of shares, while those against stood at 2.11 percent or 307,122,041 units shares. Mr Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank Chief Executive Officer, told the shareholders at the EGM that the merger with Diamond Bank enables Access Bank to acquire a bank with 17 million retail customers and the most viable mobile payment platform. He said that the expected revenue and cost synergies were material and promises significant long term value. Wigwe explained further that the bank, [Read]

Even cows in the bush are happy with Buhari’s re-election – Fulani Herdsmen

  The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association has reacted to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to our source, the National President of the association, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo said that even Fulani cows are happy over the victory of President Buhari over the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Recall that both major contenders in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku and Buhari are both Fulanis. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Bello claimed that so many people tried to use money to buy the group but they were led by their belief in Buhari. Bello added, “The game is finished and we are already in [Read]