January 2019

BREAKING: Lagosians Protest Assembly’s Plans To Impeach Gov Ambode [SEE PHOTOS]

    Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that there is a protest ongoing at the Lagos State House of Assembly. The protesters are calling on the House to shelve talks of impeaching Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, which formed part of the discussions at its plenary session on Monday. At the plenary session on January 28, 2019, there were allegations against Ambode that the 2019 budget, which had not yet been presented to the Assembly, was already incurring expenditure. After deliberations, Ambode was given one week to respond to the allegations. The protesters marched to the front of the House complex, bearing [Read]

Confusion in Imo As Buhari Says Supporters Can Vote Okorocha’s AA Guber Candidate Nwosu if They Like [READ MORE]

  President Mohammadu Buhari at last broke his silence on the lingering crisis in Imo State bordering on who he would support for governorship ahead of the forthcoming election in the state between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma and the Action Alliance (AA) party of governor Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, while addressing the mammoth crowd of supporters of APC and AA at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, had dismissed alliance of his party with any political party in the state. However, President Buhari told the crowd: “Forget intra-political struggles, Imo should vote any candidate [Read]

‘You Are Dumbest Politician God Has Ever Created’ – Lagosians React to Plans to Impeach Ambode [READ MORE]

  Once again, Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode is embattled and the tides aren’t in his favour as members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday evening began moves to impeach him over alleged gross misconduct. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a lot of Lagosians aren’t happy about the attempt to impeach him just a few months after he lost the party ticket to contest for a second term in office. See all the reactions below…. It’s sad to even tweet this, but Governor Ambode will be wiped off the history books and man is not even fighting… Like how can a Lagos State governor be so POWERLESS? [Read]

JUST IN: NJC queries Onnoghen, Tanko Mohammed, Give Them 7 Days To Respond [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has queried the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, few days after his inauguration at the Presidential Villa by President Muhammadu Buhari. Also queried is the suspended CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen. It was learnt that the two judges were given seven days to respond to the queries. While Onnoghen was queried following the allegations leveled against him on his failure to declare all his assets, as stipulated by law, Mohammed, was told to explain why he allowed himself to be sworn-in by President Buhari without the recommendation of [Read]

Onnoghen: Declare All Your Own Assets Publicly Too, Afenifere Challenges Buhari [READ MORE]

  Amidst public outcry that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onoghen is being politically prosecuted over allegations of not fully declaring his assets, the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afrinfere, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to fully declare his assets. Noting that Afenifere was compelled to remind President Buhari to make his assets declaration public, the Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, said President Buhari should keep his promise to Nigerians that he would declare his assets. Recalling that Gen. Buhari in 2014 in a document titled, “I pledge to Nigeria” made some promises to Nigeria, Fasoranti, in a letter signed by him, said the president had vowed before the [Read]

Biafra referendum will hold same day as presidential election, says IPOB [READ MORE]

  The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, on Tuesday, announced that it would be holding a referendum on the same day as the presidential election on February 16. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that according to a statement released by the group on its Facebook page, it was revealed that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu will be discussing details of the referendum with “top family members” of the group. Part of the statement read, “We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to announce officially to the people of Biafra both home and in the diaspora, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom [Read]

GIST: Man names his new born twins Atiku and Wike in Rivers [READ MORE]

  A Nigerian man identified as, Saveme Odual, has reportedly named his new born twins after Atiku and Wike in Rivers state. According to Facebook user, Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi, the man who named his new born twins Atiku and Wike, is said to be a former member of the APC who decamped to PDP the day Governor Wike visited Abua Odual for the PDP campaigns. See what wrote Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi below; An Odual man from Ward 11 identified as Saveme Akpila, a former member of the APC who decamped to PDP the day Gov. Wike visited Abua Odual for the PDP campaigns, has named his newborn twins Atiku and Wike. After [Read]

BOOM! Dead Persons, Retired Judges Allegedly Make Acting CJN’s List of Election Petition Tribunal Members [READ MORE]

  The names of about ten dead and retired judges appeared among the recently sworn-in 250 election tribunal members. Lawyers in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, told Daily Independent about the inclusion of dead and retired judges in the list. According to the newspaper, the group of concerned lawyers who declined being identified, faulted the list of the recently sworn in 250-tribunal members as parading over 10 names of dead and retired judges. They admitted that this would not be the first time the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has displayed this level of “cluelessness and carelessness in handling sensitive issues concerning Nigeria.” They described “a posthumous appointment of anyone [Read]

Senate Emergency Session: President Buhari Jittery, Planning to bribe APC Senators – Says PDP [READ MORE]

  The PDP alerts of moves by certain agents of the Buhari Presidency to bribe Senators of the APC extraction to protect the embattled President Buhari from imminent parliamentary sanctions for constitutional breaches and gross misconduct. Intelligence available to the PDP shows that this is the reason the jittery Presidency had summoned all APC senators to the Presidential Villa to a clandestine meeting on Monday night, ahead of the Senate’s resumption on Tuesday. The PDP have been informed of how the Buhari Presidency has been unsettled following national and international outcry over his constitutional breaches, particularly the assault on the judiciary in his attempt to forcefully remove the CJN, Justice [Read]

FG, APC Plot Saraki, Dogara’s Arrest Tomorrow – CUPP Alleges [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to violently take over the leadership of the National Assembly tomorrow. Addressing a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, the Spokesman of the CUPP and National Chairman of the Action Peoples Party (APP), Chief Ikenga Ugochinyere said the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu who are both of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been marked for arrest Monday night. He said Senators Ahmed Lawan, Godswill Akpabio and Hope Uzodimma, according to the plan, would be announced “factional” Senate President, Deputy Senate [Read]

CJN SUSPENSION: Senior Lawyer Femi Falana Calls for Reversal of Decision, Onnoghen’s Resignation [READ MORE]

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana has faulted both the Federal Government and Justice Walter Onnoghen in the way issues leading to the suspension of the CJN were handled. Falana who was a guest on Channels TV’s Politics Today also faulted the role the judiciary played in the handling of the asset declaration case against the CJN, saying it dragged its feet for too long. According to Falana, the CJN’s admission that he forgot to declare his assets is not tenable and he should have resigned before it got to the stage of suspension. He went ahead to call on the Federal Government to reverse the decision [Read]

ONNOGHEN: Osinbajo cancels appearance on Channels Television [READ MORE]

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has cancelled his planned appearance on Channels Television. Laolu Akande, a spokesperson for Mr Osinbajo, said in a tweet Sunday afternoon his principal would not be appearing on Channels Television‘s ‘Rubbin’ Minds’ because of campaign exigencies. “Sincere apologies that VP Osinbajo cant make ‘Rubbing Minds’ this afternoon on Channels TV. “Being a live programme, the exigencies of campaign timing make it impossible for VP to appear on show as scheduled today. We’re working with producers to reschedule his participation ASAP,” Mr Akande said. The programmed started at 3:00 p.m. without Mr Osinbajo. Sources close to the administration, however, told PREMIUM TIMES the vice-president was compelled to [Read]

JUST IN: Novak Djokovic Defeats Nadal To Win 7th #AusOpen Title [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that NOVAK DJOKOVIC won a record seventh Australian Open title with a thumping 6-3 6-2 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal. Djokovic was in a relentless mood on Rod Laver Arena as he broke Nadal five times while conceding only a single break point. In their seventh meeting in a Grand Slam final, Djokovic raced into a two-set lead as he played an amazing level of tennis. Nadal had not come back from two sets down to win a match for more than a decade and his hopes disappeared as Djokovic broke to lead 2-1 in the third set. [Read]

BREAKING: Senate To Reconvene Tuesday For Emergency Session, Debate Onnoghen’s Suspension [READ MORE]

  The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. A source in the National Assembly disclosed that the lawmakers would reconvene to discuss the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The source also confirmed that the National Assembly would hold a leadership meeting on Sunday over the matter. READ ALSO: Onnoghen’s Suspension: Buhari Has Sent A Dangerous Signal to the Entire World – Saraki [READ MORE] The Lawmakers had during Thursday’s plenary adjourned sitting until February 19, after the Presidential and National Assembly elections. But the decision to reconvene next week followed the suspension of Justice Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari on [Read]

Nigerian Govt Warns US, UK, EU Against Interference in Its Affairs [READ MORE]

  The President Muhammadu Buhari administration says it would not allow foreign intervention in the governance of the country. This was contained in a statement credited to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, issued on Saturday, which criticised the statements by the United States of America, United Kingdom and European Union on the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). According to the statement published by The Punch newspaper, Shehu said Nigeria reserves the right not to allow interference in its affairs. His words: “Nigeria reserves the right to be insulated from suggestions and or interference with respect to wholly [Read]