POLITICS

Oshiomhole, Akpabio Make surprise Appearance at GEJ’s book launch, As Obasanjo Arrives to a ‘Noisy’ welcome

  The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshomhole, has made a surprise appearance at the venue of Goodluck Jonathan’s book presentation. He arrived at the same time with a former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio. Akpabio recently left Peoples Democratic Party for the APC.     Their arrival at the venue also disrupted events. Oshiomhole ensured that he took photographs with the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived the venue of the book presentation earlier. He arrived the venue at about 1.54pm to a “noisy welcome.”   His arrival disrupted the event for about five minutes as he went [Read]

Real Reasons I Lost 2015 Presidential Election – Jonathan Reveals In New Book, ‘My Transition Hours’

  In a new book titled, ‘My Transition Hours’, Goodluck Jonathan finally opened up on why he lost the presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed how former governors of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who defected to the then opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) because they were “blinded by ambition” and a barrage of “fake news,” cost him his bid to be reelected for a second term in office. According to PREMIUM TIMES, the immediate past president made the claim in a book about his tenure in office titled: “My Transition Hours” being launched on Tuesday in Abuja. The ex-president who lost the election to [Read]

President Buhari Felicitates with Goodluck Jonathan At 61 – READ MORE

  President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerians to congratulate former President Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 61 on November 20. The President sent warm greetings to Dr Jonathan on Monday in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. He believes the life journey of the former President remains an inspiration to every young Nigerian of the possibilities that await anyone willing to learn, work hard and participate in making the country great. President Buhari also congratulated former President Jonathan on the publishing of his memoir, ‘My Transition Hours’. He prayed that the Almighty God would strengthen the celebrant, grant him a long life, and [Read]

2019: NANS declare Showdown with Buhari over Continued ASUU strike – READ MORE

  The National Association of Nigeria students, NANS has threatened to thwart President Mohammadu Buhari’s bid for second tenure at the forthcoming general elections. The association also vowed not to let federal government rest until it listens to Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Comrade Adeyemi Azeez said this during a protest by students from various universities across the nation in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday. Armed with different placards, the students who proceeded from the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat to Ibara pedestrian bridge and stopped at Nigerian Union of Journalists threatened that “We are going to show you road through our vote to Daura, if after today’s nation wide [Read]

Atiku Vows to make Nigeria Better, Reveals Policy Plan – READ MORE

  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has launched his policy plan for Nigeria and vowed to attract investments and support 50 million Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises, if elected as president in 2019. At the launch in Yola, Abubakar said the purpose was to double the size of Nigeria Gross Domestic Products (GDP) to 900 billion dollars by 2025. He said the investments would create a minimum of 2. 5 million jobs annually and lift at least 50 million people from poverty in the first two years. Abubakar said he would help create jobs by innovating flagship programmes such as the national open apprenticeship [Read]

Ganduje Bags ‘2018 Best Governor’ Award Despite Corruption Allegations

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Telegraph newspaper has crowned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State the Best Governor in 2018 in the areas of health and education despite an unresolved bribery allegation against him. The award came at a time Mr Ganduje is facing allegation of collecting $5 million kickback from contractors. Background The Daily Nigerian, an online medium, had first published a series of videos showing Mr Ganduje collecting bribes from contractors in what the newspaper called a sting operation. Similar videos soon surfaced online sparking a national outrage and demand for investigation by Nigerians. Although the videos were also authenticated by PREMIUM TIMES in-house experts, the videos [Read]

APC wins Kwara bye-election, defeats PDP, other parties

  The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Olawuyi, was on Saturday declared the winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election held across the four councils in Kwara. The APC also won the bye-election in Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa federal constituency of Katsina State. In Kwara, the Returning Officer for the election, Abimbola Adesoji, while declaring the result at the Irepodun Local Government Secretariat in Omu-Aran, said Mr Olawuyi polled 21, 236 to emerge winner. He defeated his closest rival, Saheed Damilare, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 18,095 votes. Mr Abimbola, who is of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said Mr Olawuyi having scored the highest number of [Read]

I did not collect salary for eight years as governor, claims Aregbesola

  The outgoing governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration. Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive session tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’ on Saturday in Osogbo. The governor said since it was the state that was feeding him, fueling his cars and provided him with accommodation, there was no need for him to be paid. Aregbesola also said that he did not have bank accounts any part of the world. He said, “I have not collected salaries since I became the governor of the state. The state feeds me, fuels my car and provided me accommodation. [Read]

Kaduna commercial sex workers hail El-Rufai for lifting curfew

  The Association of Commercial sex workers, Kaduna State, have hailed Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State for lifting the curfew imposed on Kaduna following the crisis that rocked the town and environs. Kaduna and environs recently witnessed security challenges that started in Kasuwan Magani in October this year and spread to other parts to the state capital resulting to loss of lives and property that made the state government imposed 24 hour curfew in the affected areas. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Chairman of the Association, Justina Emmanuel, made the commendation in company of the Treasurer of the Association while briefing newsmen, saying the imposition of the curfew [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s pass

 NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a U.S. judge has ordered the White House to restore access to a reporter of the CNN who was barred from the seat of power. The White House suspended the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, November 7, hours after President Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked at a news conference. The move to punish Acosta by removing his access to the White House is believed to be unprecedented. The Trump administration barred another CNN reporter from attending an open media event in July but until now has not gone as far as removing a credential, known as a “hard pass,” which [Read]