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2019: Ambode supporters march for Sanwo-Olu [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

  Scores of supporters of Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday embarked on solidarity rally to reaffirm commitment to the election of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in next year’s general elections in the State, Mr Babajide Sanwo -Olu. The supporters , who marched from the State Secretariat in Alausa to the APC secretariat on Acme Road in Ogba , said there was no iota of truth in the purported alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party and Accord Party as reported in some sections of the media. The rally, which was organised under the auspices of Ambode Mandate Support Group , was well attended by [Read]

2019: I Will Pay N20,000 Monthly Stipend To All Unemployed Graduates – PDP Guber Candidate [READ MORE]

  The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate for the 2019 election in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, has declared that his government will pay N20,000 monthly to all unemployed graduates in the state under a social security scheme that he will launch. The PDP standard bearer while addressing party faithful in continuation of his campaign for the the 2019 governorship election in Suleja town over the weekend, pledged to pay any new minimum wage approved by the federal government in addition to assuring of regular payment of pensions, gratuities and staff salaries. Nasko told the crowd that under the social security scheme, a register for all those that are [Read]

We needed money to celebrate Christmas, Arrested Bank robbers Confess [READ MORE]

  Policemen attached to Ilasamaja division have arrested two suspected members of a robbery syndicate that specialised in attacking customers, who had gone to withdraw money from banks at Sadiku/ Ilasamaja, along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway, Lagos. The syndicate which usually operate on motorcycle positioned themselves along the service lane, awaiting their victims. Following several complaints of attacks, the Lagos State Police Command boss, Mr Edgal Imohimi, directed 24 hours surveillance around the banks and others along the expressway. NEWS FLAKES NG through our source  gathered that immediately a male customer who had gone to withdraw N350,000 stepped out of one of the banks at about 2pm , Friday, the suspects: [Read]

ASUU Vows to Continue With Ongoing Strike [READ MORE]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday in Lagos vowed to continue the ongoing six weeks strike that has grounded the public universities. Speaking at a press briefing held at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, its national President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi lamented that the Federal Government was not serious with the negotiations it had between the Union and the Federal Government representatives. He urged the Federal government to demonstrate serious commitment to implementing the spirit and letters of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement as well as the resulting 2013 MOU and 2017 Memorandum of understanding. Buhari Urges ASUU To End Strike He said: “The Federal Government should demonstrate serious commitment [Read]

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]