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See INEC’s Comprehensive List Of Newly Elected Reps Members, Senators [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a comprehensive list of new and re-elected House of Representatives members, following the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. In a statement from the electoral body on Monday, INEC announced that it would present certificates of return to those whose names are on the list on Thursday, March 14. Below are the names of the newly elected and returning House of Reps members as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Meanwhile, for the Senate (Red Chambers),  below is a summary of the membership of the 9th Senate; Their names are cited below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Channels [Read]

INEC lacks power to ‘withhold’ my certificate of return — Okorocha [READ MORE]

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday said the Independent National Electoral Commission lacked power to withhold his certificate of return as the senator-elect for the Imo West. He described the electoral body’s decision to withhold his certificate as part of efforts aimed at making him irrelevant ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Okorocha said this at the Government House, Owerri on while addressing some youths who paid him a solidarity visit. He said only a court had the power to nullify any election after a winner had been declared. He denied the allegation that INEC’s returning officer declared him winner of the senatorial election under duress, describing the allegation [Read]

UEL: Arsenal star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang booked for Black Panther Celebration [SEE PHOTOS]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was booked for breaking out a new masked celebration for Arsenal on Thursday night in the Europa League. The striker scored Arsenal’s third against Rennes at the Emirates, and grabbed a Black Panther mask he had stowed behind the goal. Aubameyang put on the mask and celebrated in front of the home fans with the Wakanda salute. Black Panther was last year’s blockbuster superhero movie and was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars . Wakanda is the fictional African country in the film that Black Panther hails from. The goal was Aubameyang’s second of the game as the Gabon international inspired Arsenal to a fantastic comeback against [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB Postpones Exams Again, Announces New Dates, Continues Registration [SEE NEW DATES HERE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has rescheduled the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to 11th April. The board also fixed 1st April for the conduct of its mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, 23rd March. JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja. The statement directed candidates to begin the printing of their UTME notification slips from 2nd April in any part of the country. The board added that it also reopened its registration portal to 41,063 candidates who have created their profiles and procured either the UTME or DE ePINS till Friday 15th, March. [READ [Read]

TRAGEDY: Over 100 pupils trapped, feared killed in Lagos school Building collapse [SEE PHOTOS]

Updated NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that tragedy struck earlier today Wednesday March 13 as over 100 school pupils are feared killed following the collapse of Baden School in Lagos Island. The school situated at Itafaji Street, near Adeniji Adele was said to have caved in around 10:20am on Wednesday. The cause of the collapse was yet to be ascertained but The Nation gathered emergency responders have moved to the scene and were evacuating trapped victims. More Details shortly… [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB bans ATM Cards, Watches, Key Holders, Other items at Exam Centres [READ MORE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has listed at least 19 items which it said remained prohibited for the over 1.8 million candidates taking the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board said in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Monday that the items were prohibited during its examinations, warning that candidates who breached the directive would be disallowed from taking the UTME. The board said, “To ensure that our examinations meet best global practices, the board has prohibited the use of the following items during its exams. They are watches, pens or biros, mobile phones or similar electronic devices, spy reading glasses, calculators, hard disks or similar [Read]

Okorocha in more troubles as INEC removes name from Senators-elect list [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that outgoing Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha appears to be in more troubles as he’s yet to be officially recognised as a senator-elect. About a week ago, the governor was also suspended by his party, the APC. The name of Mr Okorocha, the outgoing governor of Imo State, was excluded from the list of senators-elect published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. The commission in a post on its official website said it will issue certificates of return to all “successful candidates in 2019 National Assembly elections” on Thursday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. INEC noted that only senators-elect as listed on [Read]

PDP alleges fraud as INEC declares six states’ governorship poll inconclusive [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday continued its declaration of results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections conducted across the country on Saturday. But for the first time since 1999 that the nation embraced democracy, INEC declared governorship poll in six states inconclusive. The states affected are Kano , Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi, Adamawa and Plateau . While INEC has stopped the announcement of results in Rivers State due to the violence that engulfed the state , the commission has also controversially halted the announcement of the governorship election in Kano State which shows the Peoples Democratic Party is leading. Consequently , the PDP has accused the [Read]

Ace Nollywood Actor, Desmond Elliot Wins Re-election into Lagos Assembly [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the Surulere1 state Constituency election in Lagos State. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the State Constituency Returning Officer, Dr. Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi, from the University of Lagos, made the declaration on Sunday, at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos. [READ ALSO] JUST IN: Double defeat for Saraki as APC’s Abdulrazaq wins Kwara Guber Polls [SEE RESULTS] She said that Elliot emerged winner with 15,357 votes, while Mr. Benjamin Olasunkanmi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 3,628 votes. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: INEC suspends election in Rivers over [Read]

BREAKING: APM rejects Ogun Gov polls results, says INEC should stop further announcement [READ MORE]

  The Allied Peoples Movement has rejected the ongoing election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The APM Campaign Director General, Sarafa Ishola, said this on Sunday at the party’s secretariat at Leme, Abeokuta. Ishola said the election began peacefully on Saturday, but was allegedly hijacked by hoodlums and “unidentified uniformed men” during the collation stage. [READ ALSO] GUBER RACE: Dapo Abiodun leads Akinlade, Isiaka in Ogun, as APC, PDP battle to Claim Lagos, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi, A/ibom, Enugu, Adamawa, Delta, others [SEE LATEST RESULTS]   He said the results of the election were manipulated in favour of APC. He said the APM had petitioned INEC in the [Read]