POLITICS

YORUBA OBASHIP: Awujale, Alake in supremacy battle

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and  the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona are reportedly engaged in a supremacy battle.  It was recently reported that the Alake of Egbaland had rated himself higher than the Awujale of Ijebuland. While everyone expected Oba Adetona to respond, he didn’t say a word immediately. However, last week, at the launch of an endowment fund for the Oba Sikiru Adetona Professorial Chair in Governance, Department of Political Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, held at Oriental Hotel, in Victoria Island Lagos, the Awujale finally spoke. He said when he learnt that the Alake rated himself higher than him, he [Read]

Obasanjo: Buhari supporting Boko Haram to ‘Fulanise’ Nigeria, Islamise Africa – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari, is supporting Boko Haram to Fulanise Nigeria and Islamise Africa. Fani-Kayode stated this while reacting to a statement by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo that “Boko Haram wants to Fulanise Nigeria and Islamise Africa.” We had reported that former President Olusegun Obasanjo handed the warning at the 2nd session of the Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday. Obasanjo, who spoke on the topic, “Mobilizing Nigeria’s human& natural resources for national development and stability” also said both Boko Haram and herdsmen [Read]

Oluremi Tinubu empowers 20 Constituents with tricycles

The Senator Representing Lagos Central district, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has empowered twenty constituents with auto rickshaws popularly called Tricycles. The senator said the project is part of the Federal Government’s Intervention Programme. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that one of the donated Auto Rickshaws also known as Tricycles will soon be plying the Tom Jones, Obalende and Idumota roads in Lagos. One of the drivers, Adejoke Olayinka has been empowered alongside 19 others by Senator Oluremi Tinubu. The young man says he got emotional when he discovered that he would be one of the beneficiaries. The project is the Youth Empowerment and Skills acquisition scheme YESAS designed by Senator Oluremi Tinubu [Read]

Nigerians Should Have A Day Monthly For Crying, Says Aregbesola [SEE REASONS WHY]

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Rauf Aregbeshola on Friday conveyed his fear and displeasure as the country’s population continues to balloon without commesurate national income. Aregbesola said the realities on ground should as a matter of fact oblige the country to enforce the practice of birth control so as to preclude an imminent economic disaster. The immediate past governor of Ogun State spoke at a symposium organised to celebrate the Golden jubilee of Hon Abdulahi Ayinde Enilolobo, an APC leader in Lagos on Friday. He said “We don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

… why the British will never have confidence in Igbo – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said that reason why the British will never have confidence in Igbo was because the Igbo fought the British in actual war unlike the Fulani controlled north that were subservient to the British. Kanu speaking Radio Biafra broadcast Friday said that that Biafra restoration project is insurmountable Kanu said “We must neither mutate nor mortgage our blissful future and that of the upcoming Biafran generation, no matter the attraction of temporal comfort. We have come this far, staking our lives and all for this all important project. The evolving developments in Nigeria are clear indications that we are close to [Read]

Yewa will benefit extremely from my administration – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has reiterated his determination to develop the Ogun West Senatorial District by addressing their infrastructural deficit and harness its potentials, in order to improve the socio-economic condition of the people in the area and the State at large. He stated this while playing host to the members of Yewa Development Forum who were on a courtesy visit to the Governor-elect at his residence in Iperu Remo. The newly elected governor expressed appreciation to the team for their well articulated presentation that showcased the background, challenges and needs of the Yewa-Awori axis of the State and assured them that his administration would distribute, evenly, [Read]

I did not dismiss any worker – Gov Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, on Friday said that no genuine staff of the state public service was sacked by his government. Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, explained that he was only correcting the fundamental error of his predecessor, Mr Ayo Fayose. “Fayemi never sacked anyone. You cannot sack people who are not duly employed in the first place. “The so called “recruitments” carried out were obviously mischievous because it neither followed due process nor was it  ever completed “For instance, the affected persons were not duly captured in the Civil Service Structure “Apart from a letter of “employment purportedly given them, they [Read]

Court sacks APC lawmaker-elect in Ondo

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, has sacked a lawmaker-elect, Mr Sina Akinwumi, of the All Progressives Congress. The court said Akinwunmi was not eligible to contest the House of Assembly election for Okitipupa Constituency 2 as the candidate of the APC because  he did not win the primary election conducted by the party. It declared Mr James Ololade-Gbegudu as the winner of the primary election. Olalade-Gbegudu had filed a suit challenging Akinwunmi’s candidacy. He sought an order to compel the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise him as the authentic candidate of the party. He told the court that he won [Read]

BREAKING: Court Sacks Four New Emirs Appointed By Gov Ganduje

A Kano State high court on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs. The emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government that followed an unusually fast passage of a bill by the Kano State House of Assembly. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II in order to [Read]

N500bn CBN fraud: Emefiele should be investigated, says Sowore

 The presidential candidate of African Action Congress and publisher of Saharareporters, Omoyele Sowore, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to sack and arrest the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, for alleged N500bn fraud. NEWSFLAKES NG  gather that he made the call, according to him, based on a leaked audio recording which, he alleged, had implicated the CBN governor. “The country cannot continue to be led by people who are unconcerned about the plight of the suffering masses and are only creative in covering their perfidious tracks. This cannot be allowed to continue. The AAC party demands that the governor steps down immediately and a full scale [Read]

Nigerians should expect petrol price increase, says Rewane

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has said fuel subsidies are a huge drain on government’s revenue. Rewane stated this in his presentation at the Lagos Business School Breakfast Session on May 8, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday . He noted that the World Bank put Nigeria ’s total subsidy bill in 2018 at N 731bn , saying, “A gradual reduction in subsidy payments [ is] anticipated . Only N 305 bn set aside for under-recovery in 2019 budget ; expect an increase in the pump price of fuel . “40 per cent shortfall in provision [Read]

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

Kwara gov-elect, Abdulrazak denies submitting fake WAEC certificate to INEC

Kwara State Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday denied presenting a fake West African Examination Council certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of the requirement to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state. NEWS FLAKES NG Abdulrazaq’s counsel, Mr Lawal Jimoh while making the defence at a Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin added that the governor-elect graduated from Government College, Kaduna in June 1976. The Court being presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu has fixed June 10, 2019, for mention in a suit accusing Abdulrazaq of submitting a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. One Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, a member of the Peoples [Read]

Bayelsa Speaker, four others charged before CCT for alleged abuse of office

The Code of Conduct Bureau has referred the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kombowei Benson, and four others to the Code of Conduct Tribunal for prosecution on charges of abuse of office. A statement by the CCB Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ibraheem Al-Hassan, said in a statement on Tuesday that the defendants would be arraigned before the tribunal in Abuja on May 22. The particulars of the offence were not stated in the statement. Apart from Benson, others named as defendants in the four counts filed by the CCB at the CCT are: a former Clerk of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, [Read]