March 24, 2019

JUST IN: Gov Ganduje Wins Kano Controversial Guber Election, PDP kicks [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been re-elected as governor. The Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, announced this on Sunday after Ganduje polled a total of 1,033,695 as against his closest rival, Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 1,033,695 after the number of votes from the supplementary election was added to that of the March 6. The results come amidst reports of violence as hoodlums reportedly invaded about six Polling Units in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on Saturday. An eyewitness told Channels Television that [Read]

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Amunike Sets Record, qualifies Tanzania for First AFCON Since 1980

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that former Super Eagles Star, Emmanuel Amunike has led the national team of Tanzania to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Tafia Stars thrashed the Cranes of Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday to seal a spot in the Nations Cup for the first time in 39 years. Goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and a sublime header from Aggrey Morris secured the win for the hosts. With the result, Amunike’s boys finished second in group L with eight points, five behind leaders Uganda, who had already qualified for the finals. [Read]

I Deserve To Get Atleast N1million From Success’ Donations – Lady Who Made Video Go Viral [READ MORE]

The story of viral sensation, Success Adegor – The primary three pupil of Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1, Sapele who said she preferred to be flogged instead of being sent out of school, is, getting more attention. Since Success’ video went viral, the Adegors have been receiving calls and donations from high profile individuals in Nigeria. That’s more reason why the lady behind the video identified as Stephanie Idolor has demanded a token (cash) from her parents as a form of appreciation for helping Success “blow.” [Read]

Unknown Gunmen kidnap Channels TV reporter, demand N50m ransom [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter who covers the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has been kidnapped. Okeregbe was kidnapped along Games Village in Abuja while on his way from his mechanic’s workshop. Those who saw him at work on Friday said he was wearing the same clothes as in the photo insert below. Sources close to Okeregbe’s family that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N50m, saying they’re aware he works for Channels TV. The Police, Channels Television and the family are all yet to issue a statement or discuss the incident with the media. Okeregbe’s wife first [Read]

BREAKING: Benue people re-elects Ortom for Second term, as Gov defeats APC candidate [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian, declared him the winner on Sunday after he polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, who got 345,155 votes – a margin of 89,318. In the March 9 exercise, Ortom scored 410,576 votes over Jime who scored 329,022 votes. The election was, however, declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire due to the gap between the cancelled votes [Read]

INEC collation officer shot in Benue [READ MORE]

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. Premium Times gathered that she has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections were held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano. In all the five states, the contest is between the APC and the PDP. Details later….. [Read]

APC’s Simon Lalong Wins re-election bid in Plateau [SEE FULL RESULTS]

Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress has won the Plateau State governorship election , following the supplementary poll held on Saturday. Lalong was declared the winner by the Returning Officer in the state , Prof Richard Kimbir, after scoring 595 ,582 votes to defeat 23 other candidates, including the Peoples Democratic Party standard- bearer, Jeremiah Useni, who garnered 546 ,813. Kimbir stated that a total of 1 ,159 ,954 valid votes were recorded while 16 , 188 were rejected , saying 1 ,176 ,142 was the total number of votes cast . The results for the nine LGAs that took part in the supplementary poll , including Barkin [Read]

Bala Mohammed of PDP unseats Incumbent to win Bauchi Supplementary Poll [READ MORE]

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, has won the supplementary election in Bauchi. Returning Officer Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement on Sunday, a day after the exercise took place in the state, Channels TV reports. According to him, the PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar, who is the incumbent governor polled 5,117. The RO, however, noted that he is in no position to make a return because the case involving the Tafawa Balewa LGA is still in court. [Read]

BREAKING: Tambuwal wins re-election bid, defeats APC candidate with a Slim Margin [SEE DETAILS]

Fresh report just coming in from Sokoto state at PRESS TIME has it that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party has led the governorship election in Sokoto State as results collation was concluded . He led with a slim margin of 342 votes. Tambuwal polled a total score of 512,002 votes ahead of Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511, 660. The Resident Electoral Officer, Prof. Sadiq Musa, had said the declaration of winner will be based on simple majority. However, the final announcement is being awaited and would happen any moment from PRESS TIME. More Details Shortly!! [Read]