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BREAKING: Benue Gov, Ortom finally dumps APC for PDP, as Party urges others to return ‘home’

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the return of Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, back to its fold and urged all its former members still in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return ‘home’ without further delay. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday saluted the courage of the governor, adding that dumping the APC for the PDP was the right thing to do. “The return of the governor to PDP confirms the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari led-administration and the APC do not have the welfare of [Read]

2019 POLITICS: Drama as 14 APC senators, 37 Reps defect to PDP, ADC

A gale of defection on Tuesday hit the National Assembly with 37 members of the House of Representatives and 14 senators leaving the All Progressives Congress . But President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the defection from the APC in the National Assembly said it would not impact negatively on the party . Buhari said this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu . Shehu quoted the President as urging members of the APC not to despair over the development which he described as a “seasonal occurrence.” He then wished the lawmakers who left the party well in their future endeavours . [Read]

ENTERTAINMENT GIST: Another Assurance as Chioma accepts Davido’s proposal

NEWS FLAKES Entertainment Desk gathers that Popular music act lover, Chioma Rowland has finally accepted an unofficial proposal of her boyfriend, Davido, after the latter publicly declared to the world that he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. This was gathered after Davido shared a post on his Instagram page with title: ‘The love of my life, can’t wait to spend forever with you’. Chioma crowned it all by saying ‘yes’ to the ring-less proposal right in the comment section, saying she also wants to spend her life with the Yoruba Angel. Although not the first time he had hinted that Chioma is his real love [Read]

SPORTS: Confusion as DSS ejects Giwa board, Pinnick returns

NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that Operatives of the Department of State Services on Monday stormed the Nigeria Football Federation secretariat in Abuja to restore the displaced Amaju Pinnick NFF board to power . It was learnt that they were ordered by the Federal Government to eject the factional Chris Giwa -headed board . Sources said Giwa was out of the office during the operation . But sports minister Solomon Dalung distanced the Federal Government from the development , saying contrary to reports President Muhammadu Buhari did not order anyone to storm the NFF secretariat . Giwa took over the secretariat on July 2 following a Supreme Court judgment which [Read]

OSHIOMHOLE: APC not jittery about R-APC joining PDP

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, in a swift reaction to the recent defection of some of its members said the party is not jittery about members of the R-APC joining the Peoples Democratic Party. He also said his wooing them to stay with the APC was not an act of cowardice. Oshiomhole spoke at the launch of a book by Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe-East). He said his gesture to the aggrieved members was all about restoring peace and getting justice for those who deserved it. “Throughout the weekend and up till today (Monday), many of the national dailies reported different stories with the [Read]

BREAKING: APC becomes minority as Kwankwaso, 15 other senators join PDP

 Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the All Progressives Congress has become the minority in the upper chamber as 15 senators elected on the platform of the party joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Senators Musa Rabiu Kwakwanso and Dino Melaye along with more than 13 others have announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The senators officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as their defection was announced by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki who presided over plenary after escaping the invasion of his residence by security agencies earlier on Tuesday morning. Others are Rafiu Ibrahim, Ubale [Read]

JUST IN: Tension as Police, DSS lay siege to Saraki, Ekweremadu’s homes READ FULL DETAILS HERE

Fresh reports reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME from a very reliable source have it that Operatives of the Department of State Services and men of the Nigeria Police have laid siege to the Abuja homes of President of the Senate , Bukola Saraki ; and Deputy Senate President,  Ike Ekweremadu.  The security operatives arrived at the homes in the early hours of Tuesday . Those at Saraki’s Maitama residence, however, left around 7 : 30 am when the Senate President was said to have left the premises. The operatives, however , are still at the Apo residence of Ekweremadu . Sources says this latest move might not [Read]

Daughter fakes own kidnap, collects ransom from father

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Dorcas Adilewa for allegedly faking her kidnap to defraud her father, Taiwo Adilewa . The police also arrested Dorcas ’ friend , Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo, for her alleged involvement in the fraud. Nineteen – year -old Dorcas was said to have conspired with Ogunbanjo to execute the scheme and allegedly demanded N 600 ,000 ransom. The police said Taiwo had received a call from someone who told him that his daughter had been kidnapped and allegedly demanded the N600 ,000 for her release . Taiwo reportedly informed the police about the kidnap of his daughter . The [Read]

SHOCKING: “if Defecting To APC Will Solve Ekiti Problems, I Will Join APC”, says Fayose

Outgoing Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose is quoted to have hinted on his latest resolve to dump the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the state for the All Progressives Congress, APC, if need be. According to our source, the embattled governor who’s a well known critic of the present Buhari – led APC government was quoted as follows: “If Defecting To APC Will Solve Ekiti Problems. I will Join APC And Nobody Can Stop Me” – Ayo Fayose “I am the only PDP Chieftain that has good and close relationship with APC leaders, Politics apart, I never insulted President Buhari. And I will never. You journalists are always misquoting [Read]

OSUN 2018: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff, Tinubu’s Cousin emerges APC candidate

Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the September 22 governorship election in the state. Mr. Oyetola, who had been tagged the “anointed candidate” of Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, polled 127,017 votes to defeat his closest rival, Lasun Yusuff. Mr Yusuff, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, scored 21,975 votes. The chairman of the electoral panel, Governor AbdulAzeez Yari of Zamfara, who was represented by a senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, while announcing the result, urged other aspirants to support the winner to make sure the main election [Read]

TRAGEDY: One dead, two injured as train crushes commercial bus in Agege

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that One person has died while two others were seriously injured when a train crushed a commercial bus on Friday morning at Agege. The accident occurred at Pen Cinema rail line. Although details of the incident are still sketchy, it was gathered that rescuers have commenced evacuation of casualties. Our correspondent gathered that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other relevant stakeholders have moved to the scene. More Details shortly!!   [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: Police, Civil Defence Demand N317m To Feed Dogs, Horses

Security operatives are demanding millions of naira to feed security animals to make them more operational. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will need N310m to feed and administer drugs to dogs that will be deployed in states for the 2019 elections. The Nigeria Police Force will also require N7m to feed 50 horses that would be used for patrol during the elections which will take place between February 16 and March 2, 2019. The information is contained in the 2018 virement proposal sent to the National Assembly for the 2019 general election by President Muhammadu Buhari. The total police budget for the elections [Read]

ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT: Police deny assassination attempt on Dino Melaye, asks him to report

The Kogi State Police Command has denied report by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west district at the National Assembly, Thursday, that unknown gunmen in uniform (police,SARS and military) fired gun shots at the vehicle just as its asked the Senator and the people in his convoy to report to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Lokoja. Senator Dino Melaye had tweeted that he thanked God for sparing his life once again as over 20 bullets holes were on his jeep and alleging that a combination of police, SARS and military were the one responsible for the bullets holes. But the Kogi [Read]

PDP threatens to boycott 2019 elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has threatened to boycott the 2019 general elections. PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus , stated this at a meeting with the leadership of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) at the party secretariat in Abuja. The meeting was to evaluate the conduct of the just concluded Ekiti State gubernatorial election  as both the NDI and IRI were members of the international observers during the governorship poll. Secondus who lamented the “manipulation of votes” at the Ekiti guber poll also informed the delegation of PDP’s decision to reject the election result. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the chairman  noted [Read]