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ELECTION POSTPONEMENT: Ogun Govt Directs Schools to Resume Monday February 18 [READ MORE]

By John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Following the announcement of the postponement of the much publicised Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold today Saturday February 16, 2019 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Ogun State government has hereby directed all secondary and primary schools in the state to resume on Monday February 18, 2019 as against the earlier slated date of Tuesday February 19, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. This was contained in a news release from the state’s ministry of Education, Science and Technology and undersigned by its Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Sefiu Rasheed. The release which now nullifies the earlier one however added that [Read]

Election shelving: Buhari considering Amina Zakari to replace INEC boss — CUPP [READ MORE]

  The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to suspend the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission , Mahmood Yakubu . Ugochinyere claimed the President was planning to name a National Commissioner, Amina Zakari, as the Acting Chairman , citing her experience as the oldest and most experienced National Commissioner . The coalition made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists by its spokesman , Imo Ugochinyere . Ugochinyere said , “The President is planning to use the excuse of inability to hold election today ( Saturday) as a reason for the imminent suspension . “Feigning ignorance of the [Read]

“I Will Never Make You Shed Tears.” – MC Oluomo Celebrates His Three Beautiful Wives On Valentine’s Day [READ MORE]

  Still in the mood of Valentine’s Day, MC Oluomo has written something beautiful to his three wives, wishing all of them well and promising never to make them shed tears. The executive member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW in Lagos took to his Facebook page to share a photo of him and his wives. His words, “Happy Valentine’s Day to you my lovely wife’s I really bless the day the lord almighty gave me beautiful angles like you ❤️ I would never disappoint you or make anyone of you cry we shall all be successful and live happy for life I thank you all for [Read]

66 people Killed by gunmen in Kaduna, Gov El-rufai Confirms [READ MORE]

  Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el -Rufai, on Friday confirmed the death of 66 people in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that among the victims were 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were rescued alive, the government stated in a public statement. The time of the massacres and the incident leading to them were, however , not explained in the release. The governor, in the statement, regretted the development and vowed that those responsible for the massacres will be brought to justice. The Kaduna State Governor had, through his verified Twitter handle @elrufai, tweeted: The Tweet leads to a Facebook statement [Read]

Obasanjo Denies Leaving Nigeria Ahead of General Elections [READ MORE]

Former President, Oluwasegun Obasanjo, has dismissed as untrue a rumour that he has fled the country in order not to participate in casting his vote during the presidential and National Assembly election as well as its possible outcome. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Obasanjo, who was reacting to a social media story, written by one Gbenga Lawal on his Facebook page, at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, on Friday, rhetorically asked, “why should I travel out of the country before the elections. “If not for anything, I believe I should be here to perform my civic responsibility tomorrow, Saturday, and March 2, which is to vote according to the [Read]

We Condemn INEC’s Postponement of Election, Says APC, Calls for Calm [READ MORE]

  The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the postponement of the general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. INEC had, in the early hours of today, postponed to February 23rd, the General election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 2019. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that continuing with the election as earlier scheduled for today, 16th February, 2019, was no longer feasible. According to him,“Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan, and the determination to conduct free, fair, and credible elections, the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled [Read]

PDP Condemns Postponement Of Elections, Asks INEC Chairman To Resign [READ MORE]

  The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said that the ‘shoddy’ arrangements for this election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is a deliberate predetermined agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power. Prince Secondus said that the postponement which is part of a grand design by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to thwart the will of Nigerians at all cost, clearly exposes INEC as a failure and calls on the Chairman of the Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu to resign immediately. The PDP leader warned that the party will not accept anything short of a well organized electoral process devoid [Read]

BREAKING: INEC Postpones Presidential Election To February 23 [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the General election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16 , 2019. Earlier, Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to INEC’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had informed newsmen that the commission had taken a decision after the crucial meeting attended by the chairman and 12 national commissioners. According to him, “A decision has been taken, but you’d have to hear from the horse’s mouth.” The new date for the presidential and National Assembly election is however fixed for February 23 while that of the Governorship and state Assemblies earlier slated [Read]

2019 election: Nobody will unseat me, Buhari vows [READ MORE]

  President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that nobody will unseat him. He said contrary to opinions in some quarters , he had the strength to lead the country for four more years . Buhari stated this in an interview aired on Friday on the verified Instagram page of CNN Africa while responding to doubts about his ability to run the country for a second term. The interviewer had asked the President , “This is a vibrant democracy . You came in, unseating the incumbent. Are you worried the same could happen to you?” To this , Buhari responded , “No . Nobody would unseat me .” [READ ALSO] Buhari’s State Broadcast: [Read]

Buhari’s State Broadcast: A Farewell Speech, Says Atiku [READ MORE]

  The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Thursday night broadcast as a farewell speech. Reacting to President Buhari’s characterization of the opposition in a nationwide broadcast, Atiku Abubakar described the president as a failed steward who has consistently distorted and twisted facts and events. Atiku, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Publication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu said, “We see President Muhammadu Buhari’s attack on the opposition in his nationwide broadcast, Thursday night, as part of the many gaffes which have come to define last days of  the Buhari Presidency, rather than an address to be taken seriously by [Read]