POLITICS

JUST IN: INEC fixes September 27 for Osun Supplementary polls

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the rerun election of the inconclusive Osun State gubernatorial will take place on Thursday 27th September in the affected polling booths. All the 48 political parties will participate in the rerun. Here are the Polling units and LG’s where elections were cancelled: Orolu – 2 Units, 947 votes Ife South – 1 Unit, 502 votes Ife North – Unit, 353 votes Osogbo – 1 Unit, 884 votes. Total 3, 498 Recall that the final results of the Osun state governorship election announced few moments ago had the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke leading with 254,698 votes as against his closest [Read]

BREAKING: INEC declares Osun Guber polls Inconclusive, set to announce date for Supplementary elections

By John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that after hours of suspense, anxieties and apprehension across board, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Returning Officer for the Osun State 2018 Gubernatorial Election has declared the highly publicized exercise inconclusive. Announcing final results of total votes polled by the leading contenders, the Osun  INEC Returning Officer noted that the People’s Democratic Party Candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke led the pack of other fellow contenders by securing a total of 254, 698 ahead of his closest rival, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress APC, the incumbent government of the state, thus making up a [Read]

#OsunDecides2018: Adeleke speaks, warns INEC against tampering with results

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the Saturday’s election, Ademola Adeleke, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against tampering with result of the poll. Adeleke said INEC should respect the will of the people. His stance was contained in a statement issued by his campaign organisation. The statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, campaign Director of Media and Publicity, Adeleke reads, “The Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation has warned against the manipulation of the results of the governorship polls, affirming that the will of the people must be respected. “As results are been collated across the state, we demand utmost fair play and transparency from the electoral body. [Read]

#OsunDecides2018: PDP’s Candidate, Adeleke in Early victory, as Incumbent Gov, Aregbesola fails to deliver his homebase to APC

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it was a landslide victory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the early results of the Osun state governorship election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). As at the time of filing this report, Senator Adeleke was leading in seven local governments out of the 10 local governments area results announced so far. The seven local government Senator Adeleke was leading are; Atakunmosa West, Ifedayo, Orolu, Ede South, Ilesa west, Oriade and Obokun, while the APC candidate, Chief Gboyega Oyetola was leading only in Boripe, Ilesa East and Boluwaduro. Official Result of INEC : Boluwaduro; APC- 3843, ADC- [Read]

#OsunDecides2018: Ooni Of Ife Fails To Vote

 Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME from the palace of Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has it that, the monarch has refused to vote in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state because he considers all the governorship candidates participating in the election as his subjects. The Lowa Adimula of Ife, High Chief Adekola Adeleye, who said he was the Ooni’s second in command “to the left” explained the paramount monarch cannot be seen to be taking sides with any of the candidates. Our correspondent observed though there was a polling unit by the Ooni’s palace he did not come out to vote. “It’s [Read]

Another Buhari’s minister involved in NYSC scandal, risks jail term

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him jail term. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, failed to participate in the NYSC scheme despite graduating from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25, our source can authoritatively report. The revelation about Mr. Shittu, who is currently angling to become Oyo State governor, is coming to light about a week after Kemi Adeosun was compelled to step down from her post as Nigeria’s finance minister [Read]

BREAKING: Pandemonium In Osun, Police On The Run As Thugs Hijack Result Ballot Box

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that there’s  Pandemonium in Osun State as some groups of suspected political thugs have clashed with Police men in the ongoing Osun State governorship elections, holding across major polling Units in the state. According to reports, the irate youths made away with the Ballot box at Ward 2, Ilesha East LG. Meanwhile, there has been relative calmness so far in other polling units across the town as heavy security was noticed in and around major cities connecting the state. More Updates Shortly Current News [Read]

OSUN2018 LiVE UPDATES: PDP agent arrested for alleged vote-buying, as Police nab fake INEC Official allegedly working for APC

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a People’s Democratic Party agent, Dayo Ojerinde has been arrested by security operatives for allegedly attempting to buy votes in the ongoing Osun State governorship election. According to our source’s correspondent, the agent had attempted to distribute money to voters at the Obada area of Ede in Ede Local Government Area. Our sources further  report that the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, is from Ede town. Adeleke is contesting the seat currently occupied by Governor Rauf Aregbesola alongside the All Progressives Congress candidate, Isiaka Oyetola; Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party, Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress, and [Read]

2019: I’ll Sell My N53m Building in Lagos To Purchase PDP Guber Form For Ambode — Igbo Politician In Lagos Dares Tinubu

  Former Enugu North Senatorial Aspirant, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Chinedu Eya, has offered to sell off his Lagos property worth over 53 million naira to purchase nomination and expression of interest forms for the embattled Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, if the Governor will heed his calls to contest 2019 elections under the PDP. Chief Eya who is also the National Convener of “Why It Must Be PDP in 2019” said he was enraged reading from the Punch Newspapers of 21st September, 2019 where the National leader of the APC, Ahmed Tinubu and the APC executives were mounting pressure on Governor Ambode [Read]

N17.3b Paris Fund: Ogun to offset cooperatives deductions, gratuity, others

  Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has declared that the N17.3 billion last tranche of the Paris Club refund received by the state would be expended on the immediate payment of backlog of cooperatives deductions, gratuity, severance, furniture allowances and other social allowances of the state workforce. The governor’s declaration was announced, on Thursday, by Commissioner for Finance in the state, Adewale Oshinowo, while briefing newsmen at the Governor’s Office Press Centre, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. Flanked by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dayo Adeleye, the state’s chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Biodun Fajobi and his Joint Negotiation Committee (JNC) counterpart, [Read]