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BREAKING: Hoodlums Attack, Set Imo INEC Office Ablaze [SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ngor Okpuala local government area of Imo state is currently on fire. Suspected hoodlums were said to have invaded the place while electoral officials were collating results of the governorship and state assembly elections. An INEC official, who preferred anonymity, told TheCable that the suspected thugs broke into the place around 2pm. She said they overpowered the local security guard there before setting the place on fire. Policemen quickly moved in and guarded the electoral materials while the officials where taken to the INEC head office in Imo, [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: INEC suspends election in Rivers indefinitely [SEE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has suspended the Gubernatorial and state assembly elections that was to take place in Rivers state just like in other states across the country until further notice.  The commission cited insecurity, disruption of electoral process, widespread violence  amongst others as reasons for its latest decision. See Official press release below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!! [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]

JUST IN: Double defeat for Saraki as APC’s Abdulrazaq wins Kwara Guber Polls [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Kwara State All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has won the governorship election held on Saturday, thus making it a double defeat for PDP Chieftain in the state and former governor, Senate President Bukola Saraki.  He polled 331,546 votes to emerge as the winner of the highly anticipated election . His Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr Abdulrazaq Atunwa , polled 114, 754 votes to emerge as the runner – up in the election . From the official results declared in all 16 local government areas in the state, Abdulrazaq led Atunwa with a margin [Read]

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]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress appears to be heading to victory in the governorship election held in Ogun state on Saturday, just like his counterparts in Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Bauchi States. Victory is being predicted as results began coming in from the various polling booths. However, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ahead in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom States. In Ogun, Dapo Abiodun held steady in the nine local governments east of the state, crushing Abdulkabir Akinlade, the candidate of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and the PDP candidate, Senator [Read]

OGUN 2019: Ladi Adebutu loses Polling Unit to APC [READ MORE]

A factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has lost his polling unit to the All Progressives Congress. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Adebutu, who adopted the Allied Peoples Movement’s governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade , voted at Ward 5 Unit 4 Wesley Nursery and Primary School, Iperu, Ikenne, Ogun State. At the end of voting in the governorship election, the APC scored 197 votes, while the APM polled 75 votes. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: House Of Reps Member Olatoye “Sugar” Shot dead in Ibadan [READ MORE] The PDP and ADC polled 6 and 2 votes respectively. In the House of Assembly election, the APC polled 190 [Read]

BREAKING: House Of Reps Member Olatoye ‘Sugar’ Shot dead In Ibadan [READ MORE]

Temitope Olatoye ‘Sugar’, as he is popularly referred to, a serving federal lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency in Oyo State, has been shot, NEWS FLAKES NG just learnt. Olatoye was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village in Ward 13, Lalupon, Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Saturday evening. It was learnt that Olotoye was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Centre of the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan. A source in his village, who confirmed the news to our source, said he was shot by persons suspected to be thugs. “Mr. Olatoye Temitope, a.k.a., ‘Sugar’, has just been shot at his village in Lagelu area of [Read]

Guber Polls: EFCC arrests Ogun Assembly Candidate For Alleged Vote Buying at Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, have arrested one Sotayo Olatayo Johnson, a contestant for the State House of Assembly in Ogun State. Johnson, who was arrested at Ijaye Park Polling Unit in Abeokuta, Ogun State, was caught with some amounts of money neatly arranged in envelops stashed in carrier bags. [READ ALSO] UPDATED: BOOM! EFCC Arrests APC Agent With Bags of Money At Polling Unit in Benue [SEE PHOTOS] See images below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!! 📷 EFCC   [Read]

BREAKING: BOOM! EFCC Arrests APC Agent With Bags of Money At Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an agent in Benue State with millions of naira claiming to be the agent of the Benue State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jimeh. The EFCC, which posted a picture of the seizure, said in a Facebook post that the suspect was arrested in Makurdi. The post read, “At the North Bank Area, Makurdi, a man was caught with large bags containing lots of money. While trying to arrest him, officers of the Commission were attacked and vehicles vandalised. Information gathered confirms that the money belongs [Read]