August 19, 2019

I Would Rather Stay In PDP And Go To Heaven Than Join APC, Fani-Kayode Replies Osinbajo

The former Minister of Aviation Mr Femi Fani-Kayode said he would rather die in the main opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) than to decamp to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The PDP stalwart in a tweet was reacting to a statement credited to the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo. The VP had advised members of the opposition to join the ruling party before PDP goes into extinction. Osibanjo who spoke at the 80th birthday dinner/gala night in honour of former APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun in Abuja was quoted by Business Day as saying, “You can see that we politicians are very faithful and very loyal indeed. I can [Read]

Trouble Looms as Hausa, Yoruba traders clash in Lagos

LAGOS – A clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at Oke-Odo Market along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway has led to a traffic lockdown in the area, The Cable reports. Vehicles heading to Lagos from Sango in Ogun state and those moving to Abule-Egba from Oshodi and other parts of Lagos have been trapped. A resident said trouble started last night when traders at the market clashed over a yet to be known issue. The situation reportedly escalated on Sunday morning when the traders started burning wares and make-shift tents. The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Sunday, August 18, averted what would have ended as violence clash [Read]

BREAKING: Court rejects motion seeking to stop Buhari from inaugurating ministers

ABUJA – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application seeking to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the ministerial nominees recently cleared by the Senate. Presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the court in a ruling on Monday, dismissed an ex-parte application file by a lawyer, Musa Baba-panya. Justice Taiwo said he will prefer to hear the substantive suit and give a formal judgment rather than granting interim restraining orders as sought by the plaintiff. The judge ordered the plaintiff to effect personal service of the originating and other processes so far filed in the case on the defendants and return for a date for hearing. [Read]

BREAKING: Germany Deports Nigerians 48 Hours After Ekweremadu’s Attack

FRANKFURT – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that German government has deported a new batch of Nigerian migrants, less than 48 hours after the attack on former Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu, by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to reports, the migrants have already left Frankfurt Airport at 8 a.m., and were expected to land in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The number of migrants deported was not ascertained as at the time of this report, it was however, gathered that they were picked randomly from different accommodation centres. It would be recalled Last month two batches of Nigerians were sent [Read]

BREAKING: Head Of Service, Oyo-Ita Tenders Resignation Letter After EFCC Probe

ABUJA – Nigeria’s Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has reportedly tendered her resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari amid corruption allegation levelled against her. It was gathered that her immediate family mounted pressure on her to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed over an alleged N3 billion contract scam. Oyo-Ita who was expected to speak at the 2019 Presidential Retreat which was organised for ministers designate and top government officials was absent at the venue. She was expected to speak on ‘Consolidating Ongoing Reforms in the Public Service’ by 11.10am on Tuesday. Her resignation may, however, truncate her lecture. TheCable in a [Read]

Ogun PDP mourns death of Chief Musibau Odeyemi

ABEOKUTA  – The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed deep shock at the demise of one of its chieftains, Chief Musibau Odeyemi Engr. Adebayo Dayo, the Chairman of the party in the state, described Chief Odeyemi’s death as a huge loss to his family, his party and Egbaland. In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday, Engr. Dayo said: ”The passing away of High Chief Odeyemi is a huge loss to his family, our party and Egbaland. “He is one of the founding fathers of PDP in Ogun state. He is a dedicated party man and a community leader who contributed immensely to the electoral [Read]

BREAKING: Police Seals-off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on insecurity

LAGOS –  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the police have sealed off the venue of a symposium where Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and other speakers where to address the state of insecurity in the country. The programme organised by a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE) was billed to hold at 46, Ibijoke street, Oluyole bus-stop, Oregun, Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, Affiong Affiong, a lawyer, and Femi Aborishade, an activist, has as its theme: “Democracy, State Repression and the State of insecurity in Nigeria”. When our source visited the venue on Monday morning, police vans [Read]