December 29, 2018

Adamawa Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader Impeached, Other Lawmakers Sacked [READ MORE]

The Speaker Adamawa House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa said the deputy speaker and majority leader have all been sacked. The crisis started Saturday after a plenary presided over by deputy speaker Emmanuel Tsamdu adopted the passage of the 2019 Appropriation Bill. The member representing Mubi North Constituency, Sani Shehu presented signatures of 17 legislators for removal of the deputy speaker, Tsamdu. Other members removed were the Majority Leader, Hassan Barguma, Deputy Majority Leader, Abubakar Isa and Deputy Chief Whip, Abdullahi Nyapeki citing loss of confidence in them. The legislators therefore elected Lumsabani Dilli as new Deputy Speaker, Hayatu Muhammad as new Majority Leader while Sank Shehu and Safiyanu Aliyu [Read]

I hope to see Osinbajo patronising barbing saloons in Ajegunle, Baga, Zamfara – Fayose [READ MORE]

  Former Governor of Ekiti State Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said that he hope that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will patronise ‘barbing saloons in Ajegunle Lagos, Baga in Borno or those armed bandits controlled towns in Zamfara.’ Fayose reacting to Osinbajo’s visit to Luxor Salon and Spar, Wuse 2, where he had a haircut and one on one interaction with barbers, customers and residents of the area who trooped out to welcome him to their neighbourhood said: ‘It is only election fever that will drive a VP to that high class barbing saloon in Abuja, something he never did in the last three & half years. ‘I hope to see [Read]

JUST IN: Police Cuts Power Supply to Dino Melaye’s Residence, as Senator refuses to Surrender [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that as the hide-and-seek game between Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi Central District in the National Assembly, and the Nigerian Police Force continues at his residence in Abuja, the power supply to the lawmaker’s house has been cut off by the security operatives, who have been keeping vigil at the house, prior to the latest reported arrest. Recall that the Police had invaded Melaye’s house on Friday, over allegations he was culpable in the shooting of a police officer in July 2018. The Police had also insisted that its officers would wait at the house until [Read]

BREAKING: Police reportedly Captures Dino Melaye after Cutting Power Supply to his House [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian Police have this afternoon invaded the home of Senator Dino Melaye in his Abuja. The information further has it that Melaye has been reportedly captured and arrested by the Police. [READ ALSO] Dino Melaye Wanted for Homicide – Police [READ MORE] Police barricaded the street where the Senator resides at around 12.30 pm. Melaye’s house which is located at 11 Sangha street, off Mississippi, Maitama was surrounded by the Security operatives. The Security Operatives said to have successfully arrested the embattled Senator and he would be taken to Lokoja. In a related development, NEWS FLAKES [Read]

Gov Tambuwal receives body of Ex-president Shehu Shagari at Sokoto Airport [SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has received the remains of the former president, Shehu Shagari in Sokoto, the state capital. The remains of former president, Shehu Shagari has left the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja for Sokoto. [READ ALSO] Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari is Dead [READ MORE] Shagari is expected to be buried at 2pm. He died on Friday at the age of 93. [Read]

1983 Military Coup: Buhari Not Qualified To Mourn Shagari – Junaid Mohammed [READ MORE]

  A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed, has said Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari is not qualified to give a tribute to former president Shehu Shagari, who died on Friday at the age of 93. Shagari was Nigeria’s first and only president in Nigeria’s Second Republic from October 1979 till December 1983. His government was overthrown by a military coup led by current president Muhammadu Buhari. The military government led by Buhari then arrested and detained Shagari in 1984. Buhari had shortly after Shagari’s death described his demise as the departure of a patriot, whose life of service and humility was widely acknowledged. But Mohammed believes Buhari’s tribute to the [Read]

2019: Surrender Your States to APC Before February, Akpabio Warns PDP Govs [READ MORE]

  Former PDP Chieftain and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, has told governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to surrender their states to the ruling All Progressives Congress before the 2019 elections. Akpabio said this on Friday, while speaking at the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign, for the 2019 general election. The Senator representing Akwa Ibom north west, said the forthcoming election was all about integrity and that President Muhammadu Buhari has what it takes to continue in office. “We thank the national leadership of our party for choosing Akwa-Ibom state to flag off the 2019 presidential campaign. Uyo is now the capital of [Read]

PDP lose Over 20 Party Faithful to Benue Multiple Road Accidents, Cancels Campaign [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Over 20 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday Friday December 28, 2018 died in a road accident and several others injured as they were going for the flag-off of Comrade Abba Moro’s Senatorial Campaign in Agatu LGA of Benue State. As a result, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Bemgba Iortyom, in a statement, announced the indefinite postponement of the campaign flag off. Iortyom also, on behalf of the PDP in the state, mourned the loss of lives of the party faithful in the tragic accident. The statement reads, “the event has hereby been postponed in honour of the [Read]

2019: Atiku Tells Buhari to Name Otedola, Dangote in Economic Team, not Campaign team, As PDP flays President [READ MORE]

  ABUJA — Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the PDP, yesterday, questioned the motive for the inclusion of two billionaire businessmen, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola in the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council. They described the move as an act of desperation on the part of the president and the APC. Atiku spoke through one of the PDP Presidential Campaign image makers, Kassim Afegbua. Atiku said as businessmen, the President ought to have included the duo in his economic management team to avail him their wealth of knowledge on how to create jobs, adding that listing them [Read]

Lawyer slaps judge over his decision [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that an Indian lawyer, Dinesh Parate, is facing a criminal contempt of court charge after he assaulted a Bombay High court judge, who had given a judgement,  he didn’t like. According to Afternoon Voice, Parate had accosted and slapped senior civil judge K R Deshpande outside a lift on the seventh floor of the Nagpur District and Sessions court around noon on Wednesday . He then tried to run away but he was arrested by security operatives. According to the police, the lawyer was not happy over the judge’s decision in a case. [READ ALSO]: When is school resuming, I miss sex badly – Lady writes [Read]

Publish Your Shareholders, Shehu Sani Challenges Etisalat, Keystone Bank [READ MORE]

  The Peoples Redemption Party member representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has challenged the management of the communications giant, Etisalat, and Keystone bank to publish the list of their shareholders without further delay. The senator through his verified Twitter handle on Friday said such action by the management of the two organisations would put a stop to the controversies surrounding their ownership. The Atiku Campaign Organisation had through one of their spokespersons, Buba Galadima, alleged on Wednesday that families, associates, and cronies of President Muhammadu Buhari, were the largest shareholders in the two firms. But Sani said the immediate publication of the firms’ [Read]