POLITICS

Executive Order 6 is Most Potent Weapon Against Corruption – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has described the Executive Order Number 6, recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Administration’s most potent weapon against corruption. Addressing a press conference in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also defended the constitutionality of the Executive Order, saying those opposed to it should go to court. Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 aims to, among others, restrict dealings in suspicious assets subject to investigation or inquiry bordering on corruption in order to preserve such assets from dissipation, and to deprive alleged criminals of the proceeds of their illicit activities which can otherwise be employed to allure, [Read]

I Will Challenge Fayemi’s Victory in Court, Says Election is ‘MOST AUDACIOUS ROBBERY’- Olusola

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, has vowed to challenge the victory of the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the Election Petitions Tribunal. Olusola described Fayemi’s victory as “the most audacious electoral robbery of our recent history.” Addressing a news conference in his office on Sunday, Olusola claimed that he won the election with more than 70 per cent of valid votes cast in the 16 council areas and vowed to reclaim his ‘mandate’ by judicial means. He alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) leveraged on federal might to pervert the electoral process, [Read]

BREAKING: Fayemi wins Ekiti election with 197, 462 votes

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate in the Ekiti governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has won the governorship election according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in majority of the 16 local councils in the state. Fayemi, though, has not been declared the winner by the INEC yet as at PRESS TIME which is as a result of an observation about an alleged inducement of voters in the election raised by an agent of the PDP. The INEC results, showed that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes. His PDP rival Professor Olusola Eleka got 178,121 votes. Eleka won in his local council of Ikere-Ekiti, Emure, Efon and Ado-Ekiti. [Read]

FAAC suspends meetings indefinitely over under-remittance by NNPC

The Chairman , Commissioners of Finance Forum , Mr . Mahmood Yunusa , yesterday said the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee ( FAAC) had agreed to suspend meetings indefinitely until an effective revenue collection process is implemented . According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, Yunusa made the declaration in Abuja after the monthly FAAC meeting ended in a stalemate for the third consecutive time in one month. He said that the committee was tired of battling with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) over oil revenue collections. The chairman said that FAAC had already taken the matter before President Muhammadu Buhari . “But in the short term, [Read]

APC Moves To Weed Out PDP In FG Agencies

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have begun plans to finally remove persons who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extraction still holding positions in government agencies and parastatals. This, the party said will ensure that the change mantra is properly implemented as non-party members cannot run with a vision they do not share. Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole revealed this while inaugurating elected National Executives of the 39-member Non-National Working Committee at the party’s National Secretariat, yesterday. Oshiomhole who insisted that the party was ready to interface with genuine party members, that were aggrieved, however said there was no place for [Read]

EKITI 2018: PDP Chairman Secondus leads protesters to n’assembly over ‘assault’ on Fayose

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led protesters to the national assembly on Thursday over the alleged brutality of PDP members, including  Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti. Accompanied by top PDP leaders, Secondus said he led the delegation to submit a petition to the lawmakers on the alleged action of the police. Fayose broke down in tears at a PDP rally on Wednesday, accusing an unidentified policeman of slapping and kicking him. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Secondus who was received by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, at the entrance of the national assembly, called on the leadership of the national assembly to intervene in the [Read]

2019: PDP, ADC, R-APC, 36 other parties sign grand alliance MOU to oust APC

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) and 36 other political parties Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a grand alliance to form a government of national unity in 2019. The sole agenda according to the MOU, is to produce a joint Presidential candidate capable of winning the election and enthrone a new government at the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2019. Former Acting National Secretary of the PDP, Senator Ben Obi in his opening remarks said the various parties chose to come together to [Read]

SHOCKING: 2019 Drama as Obasanjo is Spotted at PDP Mega rally in Abeokuta

The race for 2019 general elections took another dimension on Monday as a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, made a surprise appearance at a mega rally organised by the Ogun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). NEWS FLAKES further gathered that the event was held within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) complex in Abeokuta. The former president, who arrived the venue about 4:50pm, only greeted PDP members and supporters who had converged to round off the familiarization visits of a House of Representatives member and governorship aspirant, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu. More details Shortly!! New telegraph [Read]

EKITI 2018: Tension rises as security deployment worries Ekiti residents

Residents of Ekiti State have expressed deep concerns over the tension currently building up in the state following plans by the Federal Government to deploy about 30, 000 security personnel for the Saturday’s governorship election. A cross-section of stakeholders, who spoke to newsmen, said the development was heightening tension and creating fears in the minds of the people. A commercial car operator in Ikere, Ajibola Idowu, described the idea of moving such large number of security agents to the state as ill-advised, arguing that it would automatically give an impression that there would be unavoidable clashes on Election Day. He said, “I have made up my mind to relocate my [Read]

Ex-Ondo Governor’s Daughter found dead in boyfriend’s room

The daughter of Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, a former deputy governor of Ondo State , has allegedly been found dead in her boyfriend’s room. According to a source , Adenike Oluboyo was found dead in the room of her man , Adeyemi Alao , in the Oke Aro area of Akure , the Ondo State capital . Adenike was said to be a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University , Akungba Akoko, Ondo State . The source said the young woman had been declared missing for the past six days before her lifeless body was found under a bed in the room of the suspect . He said , “The young [Read]