December 23, 2018

Suspected Bandits Kill 17 In Fresh Zamfara Attack [READ MORE]

  Suspected bandits have killed 17 people in an attack on Magami Village of Faru District in Maradun Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State. The Zamfara State Police Command confirmed the attack and the figure in a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Mr Mohammed Shehu. Mr Shehu said the assailants stormed the village in the late evening of Saturday and attacked innocent villagers. Following the incident, he said the command deployed an additional unit of operatives comprising the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) in the area. According to the command’s spokesperson, the police personnel were directed to operate in collaboration with the military and other [Read]

Bury your 2023 presidential ambition, PDP tells Osinbajo [READ MORE]

  The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to bury his ambition of becoming the President of Nigeria in 2023. The Spokesman of the PPCO, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari, who Osinbajo is deputising would be voted out of office in February, 2019. Osinbajo said Saturday that the South West would take a shot at the presidency at the end of Buhari’s tenure in 2023. But the PPCO said, “It is laughable that Prof. Osinbajo is swimming in wishful thinking, even when it has become obvious that he and President Buhari will no longer have any political relevance after [Read]

Oshiomhole Vows To Report Amosun, Okorocha To INEC For Fraud [READ MORE]

  The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, says the party will take action against the parties using President Muhammadu Buhari’s photographs for their campaigns. Oshiomhole said this on ‘The Platform’, a TV programme on Saturday while reacting to the crisis in the party’s chapters in Ogun and Imo states. He said the APC would write a letter of complaint to the Independent National Electoral Commission on the matter. The governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, had said they would continue to support Buhari but would work against the governorship candidates of the APC in their states. Both [Read]

2019: Youth group Promises Atiku 18 million Votes [READ MORE]

  A group known as the 21st Century Youths of Nigeria for Restructuring have promised to deliver over 18 million votes for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. According to our source, the group said it will mobilise its members across nine states in Nigeria to meet the target because of Atiku’s commitment to restructuring Nigeria. It also called on Nigerians to vote massively for the PDP presidential candidate. The group, in a statement signed by its leader, Izon Ebi said “We want to assure the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that 18,077,427 votes are already intact waiting. “We urge all Nigerians [Read]

I fear only God, not even Buhari – Amosun [READ MORE]

  ABEOKUTA – Governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has said that he does not fear President Muhammadu Buhari but God only. The governor spoke at the 2018 edition of the state Christmas carol and service of nine lessons said this in response to a media report quoting him to have said that ‘he fears no one except Buhari and God’. Amosun had addressed leaders and members of All Progressives Congress during a stakeholders meeting held on Friday at the party Secretariat in Abeokuta . But in his clarification Amosun said, “You know this is our time as politician, a time when politicians will call black, blue. Yesterday I [Read]

Akwa-Ibom Govt Set to Launch First State-govt owned Airline ‘Ibom Air’ [SEE PHOTOS]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said his administration is planning to launch a state-owned airline, Ibom Air, to “lessen the problems currently being encountered by numerous air travellers” to the state. Mr Emmanuel said this on Friday in Uyo, during the annual state-sponsored Christmas Carol night. The governor said the planned airline, which would be wholly owned by the state, would ensure the state remains a destination of choice for foreign investors. “Our state-owned and run Obong Victor Attah International Airport has a category 2 runway and work is ongoing on the second taxi way,” the governor said. The governor also said [Read]

My Son Was Arrested But He’s Not A fraudster – K1 [READ MORE]

  Fuji musician KWAM 1 confirms to Pulse that his son Sultan is in a group of 9 Nigerians reportedly arrested for a $2 million fraud in the United States of America.. When Pulse spoke to Fuji legend King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal concerning a report alleging that his son Sultan was arrested in the U.S for fraud, he confirms this to be true but maintains that there is likely a mix-up. According to a social media post published by Instablog9ja on Saturday, December 22, 2018, the son mentioned as Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe is among the defendants in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago 18 days [Read]

Man Utd Players, Fans Celebrate Historic 5-1 Victory Against Cardiff Under New Coach [READ MORE]

  Millions of Manchester United fans around the world are all happy after their club won with 5:1 against Cardiff City on Saturday. The fans are also happy about how the new coach, Ole Solskjaer, allowed Paul POGBA into his first XI after he has been benched for a very long time by the former coah, Jose Mourinho. The game is very impressive and it shows the new coach, Ole Solskjaer will have a very good era during his stay at the club after, Jose Mourinho failed them. [Read]

NLC declares Jan 8 for nationwide protest over new Minimum Wage [READ MORE]

    The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has declared January 8th 2019 for nationwide protest to demand a new minimum wage. The labour unions agreed on this new date after a national executive council meeting which held in Abuja yesterday December 21st. Recall that the labour unions and the government, both state and Federal, has on dialogue over new minimun wage. The union is currently demanding an increment of N30, 000 but the state government insist they can only afford N22,500. NLC says the January 8th protest would be to express anger and dissatisfaction. “The protest is to express anger and total dissatisfaction over the delay by the federal government [Read]

Vote Buhari in 2019 for Yoruba’s chances of Presidency in 2023 – Osinbajo [READ MORE]

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday, restated that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election would guarantee the South-West a shot at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in 2023. Osinbajo, who went on a house-to-house campaign in Oyo-Alaafin and held a 45-minute closed-door meeting with the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, said the 2019 presidential election mattered to the Yoruba people of the South-West because the region had a larger interest in 2023. The vice president was accompanied to Oyo by Governor Abiola Ajimobi; the APC governorship candidate in the state, Chief Bayo Adelabu; a former Senate Leader and the APC senatorial candidate for Oyo Central [Read]

APC Weighs Sanctions Against Amosun, Okorocha, Others For Anti-Party Activities [READ MORE]

  How would the All Progressives Congress (APC) sanction two of its state governors for allegedly working against the interest of the party in next year’s elections? That is the dilemma currently facing the ruling party as it weighs the decisions of Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to work against the aspirations of the party’s candidates in their states in the 2019 elections. Both governors, after failing to procure the APC governorship and other tickets for their preferred candidates, are believed to be sponsoring them on the platforms of rival parties although they themselves remain senatorial candidates of the APC in their respective [Read]

Buhari May Extend IGP Ibrahim Idris Tenure by Six Months, CUPP Kicks [READ MORE]

  President Muhammadu Buhari may have approved a six-month tenure extension for the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The opposition political parties, under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties, are threatening to drag President Muhammadu Buhari before the court over the planned tenure extension. The President was said to have agreed in principle to grant the IG additional six months in office to enable him to coordinate and supervise the forthcoming general elections in the country. Officially, Idris is due to retire from the Nigeria Police Force on January 3, 2019, having put in the mandatory 35 years in service. But he was said to have lobbied [Read]

K1 De Ultimate’s son, other Nigerians arrested for $2m fraud in US [READ MORE]

  Nine people have been arrested in the US for allegedly bilking Internet users of at least $2 million in online scams over the past two years. NBC Chicago reported that their arrests took place two weeks after each was charged with conspiracy to commit a wire fraud scheme, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that if convicted, the defendants face a maximum of 20 years in prison. Seven of them arrested in the Chicago area were: Daniel Samuel Eta, 35, of Skokie; Babatunde Ladehinde Labiyi, 20, of Chicago; Barnabas Oghenerukevwe Edjieh, 29, of Chicago; Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, [Read]

No Other Political Party Will Rule In Lagos Except APC – Oba Akiolu [READ MORE]

  The Oba of Lagos Oba Akiolu 1 has said that God will not allow any other party apart from All Progressives Congress (APC) to take over the State in the forthcoming general election in 2019. Oba Akiolu He made this remark yesterday in Lagos at the 11th Annual Hijrah Lecture and Commissioning of the new House of Assembly Mosque. He said the new Mosque was unique especially as it was built inside the Assembly complex where Bills are passed into law. Oba Akiolu also argued that it was not enough to build Mosque but that the custodians of the Mosque should be properly taken care of. He also advised [Read]

2019: US Senators Move to Ensure Credible Polls in Nigeria [READ MORE]

  Four United States senators; Jeff Flake, Cory Booker, Johnny Isakson and Christopher Coons came out strongly in the week and insisted that Nigeria must build off on the peaceful transfer of power she pulled off in 2015 as she gears up for the 2019 elections. The senators, who showed their concern about some of the events culminating in next year’s general election in a letter to Tibor Nagy, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, however, said the United States government was determined to help the country consolidate her democratic gains, noting that the 2019 elections must meet expectations and international standards. The Senators’ joint letter of concern about [Read]