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[JUST IN] 2019: Supreme Court Strikes Out Atiku, PDP’s Appeal

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A five-man panel led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad said the appeal was statute-barred. The appeal marked SC/738/2019, had sought to quash an aspect of proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal where President Buhari’s re-election is being challenged. The appellants prayed the Supreme Court to review the record of proceeding the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal held on June 11, to determine if the presidential tribunal was right when it held that the All Progressives Congress, APC, filed a [Read]

Epe Residents Lay Curses On Tinubu, Others Following EFCC’s Alleged Raid On Ambode’s Home

This morning, news broke that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the residence of former Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state, in Epe area of the state.  [READ ALSO] BREAKING: We’re Only Investigating Ex-Gov Ambode, Didn’t Raid His Residence – EFCC The anti-graft agency has however denied raiding the residence of the for governor but confirmed that he his under investigation. [READ ALSO] EFCC Raids Ambode’s House In Lagos Residents of EPE town however came out in solidarity and protested the ‘raiding’ of Ambode’s house with many of them raining curses on Tinubu and anyone involved in ‘tormenting’ Ambode. [Read]

[VIDEO] How Nigerian Soldiers Killed Police Officers, Helped Me Escape, Kidnap Kingpin Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba State, has implicated Nigerian soldiers in his deadly escape two weeks ago. Mr Wadume was re-arrested on Monday night and taken to the Force Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, where he had been making statements to the police. The suspect was first arrested on August 6 by a team of anti-crime police officers in Taraba. He was being taken to Jalingo, the state capital, when soldiers manning a checkpoint opened fire on the police team, killing three officers and a civilian. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume An expansive investigation has been launched to unravel the culprits behind [Read]

We Defeated IBB, Abacha, We Won’t Allow Another Dictator – Femi Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), renowned human rights lawyer, has stated that many political leaders in Nigeria have called for revolution at one point or the other, and the call for revolution in the country is not new, NEWS FLAKES NG reports. Falana stated this on Monday, August 19 while speaking at a symposium organised by Coalition for Revolution (CORE) in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the senior advocate said during the colonial rule, Nigerians had called for revolution. However, he said unlike what is obtainable now, those who had called for revolution in those days were not charged with treason. He said: “Let the authorities in Abuja know that call [Read]

BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered from official sources. It was not immediately clear when and where Mr Wadume was taken into custody, but a source informed about the development informed our correspondent about it on Tuesday. Mr Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday. The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later. Mr Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6. He was being driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three [Read]

BREAKING: We’re Only Investigating Ex-Gov Ambode, Didn’t Raid His Residence – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says he did not raid the residence of immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode contrary to widespread reports.  [READ ALSO] EFCC Raids Ambode’s House In Lagos The commission made this known in a recent release by its Acting Head Media & Publicity, Tony Orilade and as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; EFCC PRESS RELEASE We Did Not Raid Ex-Gov Ambode’s Residence-EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has since early hours of today, been inundated with calls that operatives of the Commission raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. We need to state for the records that [Read]

2019 GUBER: Drama in Ogun As Akinlade Asks Tribunal To Sack Abiodun, Declare Him Winner

ABEOKUTA – The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the March 9, 2019, election in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, yesterday, asked the election tribunal sitting in Abeokuta to sack Gov. Dapo Abiodun and declare him winner of the poll. Akinlade and his party filed a petition marked EPT/OG/GOV/01/19 on grounds of alleged over-voting. They added that Abiodun lacked the requisite qualification to contest in the election in which he was declared winner by the INEC. Akinlade, through his lead Counsel, Mike Osuman (SAN), yesterday, adopted his final written address before the Justice Yusuf Halilu-led panel, praying it to disqualify Abiodun, invalidate his victory and return him (Akinlade) [Read]

Kidnappers collected N3.5m, yam tubers, palm oil – Family

Facts have emerged on how the three victims of kidnappers in Ode-Omi in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state were released from their captors. A family source told our source’s correspondent on Monday that the kidnappers collected a sum of N3.5m, a carton of Schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil and 10 tubers of yam before the victims were released. The police in the state had last Friday said they had rescued the son of the Chief Imam of Ode-Omi, Abdulazeez Sanni and two others – Adams  Bamidele and  Jelili Adams – who were abducted last Sunday. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the trio were reportedly [Read]

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]