Month
July 2018

I Will Challenge Fayemi’s Victory in Court, Says Election is ‘MOST AUDACIOUS ROBBERY’- Olusola

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, has vowed to challenge the victory of the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the Election Petitions Tribunal. Olusola described Fayemi’s victory as “the most audacious electoral robbery of our recent history.” Addressing a news conference in his office on Sunday, Olusola claimed that he won the election with more than 70 per cent of valid votes cast in the 16 council areas and vowed to reclaim his ‘mandate’ by judicial means. He alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) leveraged on federal might to pervert the electoral process, [Read]

BREAKING: Fayemi wins Ekiti election with 197, 462 votes

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate in the Ekiti governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has won the governorship election according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in majority of the 16 local councils in the state. Fayemi, though, has not been declared the winner by the INEC yet as at PRESS TIME which is as a result of an observation about an alleged inducement of voters in the election raised by an agent of the PDP. The INEC results, showed that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes. His PDP rival Professor Olusola Eleka got 178,121 votes. Eleka won in his local council of Ikere-Ekiti, Emure, Efon and Ado-Ekiti. [Read]

TRAGEDY: Heavy downpour, flooding wreck havoc in Ogun, kill two, many homeless

Residents in major cities and towns in Ogun State, especially its capital Abeokuta yesterday were greeted by a heavy downpour and flood in the late hours of Thursday evening, destroying properties worth millions of naira while rendering many homeless and hopeless. The heavy downpour which started at about 4:30pm fell unceasingly till the later part of the night and caused unimaginable havoc to most residents and traders in and and around the state capital, leaving them to count their losses. Some of the areas affected include Kuto-isabo bridge, Oke Sokori, Lafenwa, Kuto, MKO Abiola stadium fence, many houses in Amolaso, Totoro, Iyana mortuary, Ago ijesha, Grammar school, Itoku amongst other [Read]

FAAC suspends meetings indefinitely over under-remittance by NNPC

The Chairman , Commissioners of Finance Forum , Mr . Mahmood Yunusa , yesterday said the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee ( FAAC) had agreed to suspend meetings indefinitely until an effective revenue collection process is implemented . According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, Yunusa made the declaration in Abuja after the monthly FAAC meeting ended in a stalemate for the third consecutive time in one month. He said that the committee was tired of battling with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) over oil revenue collections. The chairman said that FAAC had already taken the matter before President Muhammadu Buhari . “But in the short term, [Read]

APC Moves To Weed Out PDP In FG Agencies

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have begun plans to finally remove persons who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extraction still holding positions in government agencies and parastatals. This, the party said will ensure that the change mantra is properly implemented as non-party members cannot run with a vision they do not share. Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole revealed this while inaugurating elected National Executives of the 39-member Non-National Working Committee at the party’s National Secretariat, yesterday. Oshiomhole who insisted that the party was ready to interface with genuine party members, that were aggrieved, however said there was no place for [Read]

EKITI 2018: PDP Chairman Secondus leads protesters to n’assembly over ‘assault’ on Fayose

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led protesters to the national assembly on Thursday over the alleged brutality of PDP members, including  Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti. Accompanied by top PDP leaders, Secondus said he led the delegation to submit a petition to the lawmakers on the alleged action of the police. Fayose broke down in tears at a PDP rally on Wednesday, accusing an unidentified policeman of slapping and kicking him. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Secondus who was received by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, at the entrance of the national assembly, called on the leadership of the national assembly to intervene in the [Read]

BREAKING: Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take pre-season training since [Read]

BREAKING: NYSC disowns Kemi Adeosun’s exemption ‘certificate’

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has disowned the purported exemption certificate in possession of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. The NYSC was reacting to the exclusive story published by PREMIUM TIMES at on Saturday detailing how Mrs Adeosun skipped the mandatory national service and forged an exemption certificate of the service to cover for it. The story has generated outrage from Nigerians who asked the minister to resign from her post or be fired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Details published by this newspaper on Monday show that the certificate is among the set of documents [Read]

2019: PDP, ADC, R-APC, 36 other parties sign grand alliance MOU to oust APC

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) and 36 other political parties Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a grand alliance to form a government of national unity in 2019. The sole agenda according to the MOU, is to produce a joint Presidential candidate capable of winning the election and enthrone a new government at the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2019. Former Acting National Secretary of the PDP, Senator Ben Obi in his opening remarks said the various parties chose to come together to [Read]

SHOCKING: 2019 Drama as Obasanjo is Spotted at PDP Mega rally in Abeokuta

The race for 2019 general elections took another dimension on Monday as a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, made a surprise appearance at a mega rally organised by the Ogun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). NEWS FLAKES further gathered that the event was held within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) complex in Abeokuta. The former president, who arrived the venue about 4:50pm, only greeted PDP members and supporters who had converged to round off the familiarization visits of a House of Representatives member and governorship aspirant, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu. More details Shortly!! New telegraph [Read]

EKITI 2018: Tension rises as security deployment worries Ekiti residents

Residents of Ekiti State have expressed deep concerns over the tension currently building up in the state following plans by the Federal Government to deploy about 30, 000 security personnel for the Saturday’s governorship election. A cross-section of stakeholders, who spoke to newsmen, said the development was heightening tension and creating fears in the minds of the people. A commercial car operator in Ikere, Ajibola Idowu, described the idea of moving such large number of security agents to the state as ill-advised, arguing that it would automatically give an impression that there would be unavoidable clashes on Election Day. He said, “I have made up my mind to relocate my [Read]

Ex-Ondo Governor’s Daughter found dead in boyfriend’s room

The daughter of Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, a former deputy governor of Ondo State , has allegedly been found dead in her boyfriend’s room. According to a source , Adenike Oluboyo was found dead in the room of her man , Adeyemi Alao , in the Oke Aro area of Akure , the Ondo State capital . Adenike was said to be a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University , Akungba Akoko, Ondo State . The source said the young woman had been declared missing for the past six days before her lifeless body was found under a bed in the room of the suspect . He said , “The young [Read]

BREAKING: Senate President Bukola Saraki Warms – up for 2019, Visits Gov Wike, Says ‘No Vacancy in Rivers’

**Commissions Fertilizer Plant project President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday laid the foundation stone of Train 2 of the Indorama Fertilizer Plant in Eleme, Rivers State. The Senate President during his official visit to the state commended the host community and the Rivers State Government led by Governor Nyesom Wike for being receptive to foreign investment and attracting a whooping $3.2b direct investment into the economy of the State, the only such singular investment by an entity anywhere in Nigeria in the last 25 years . Dr Saraki who is still basking in the euphoria of his recent Supreme Court victory against the Buhari – led [Read]

SHOCKING: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun allegedly skips NYSC, forges certificate

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Instead, she forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The year-long service, organised by the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from universities or equivalent institutions at less than 30 years of age. In addition to being a requirement for government and private sector jobs in Nigeria, the enabling law prescribes punishment for anyone who absconds from the scheme or forges its certificates. Eligible Nigerians who skipped the service [Read]

r-APC fires back at Oshiomhole, says we will produce next president

  The tension rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) heightened on Friday as the chairman of the newly formed Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Alhaji Buba Galadima, boasted that his faction now controls the majority in the National Assembly, stressing that it (R-APC) will determine who emerges the next president come 2019. Galadima said this on an African Independent Television (AIT) interview programme, Kaakaki, monitored by Saturday Tribune, which was in reaction to a statement credited to the new National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on the formation of the R-APC. The former governor of Edo State had on Thursday taken a swipe at the group, stating that [Read]