POLITICS

Gov Makinde Publicly Declares N48bn Assets, ‘Explain The Source of Your Wealth’ – APC challenges

  Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, has publicly declared his assets — and he is worth over N48 billion.  The governor, who said he has fulfilled one of his campaign promises, encouraged members of his team to do the same. According to a statement by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, Makinde of Oyo had cash at hand and in the bank worth N234,742,296.01, as at May 28, 2019. In dollar terms, the Governor has cash valued at $30,056.99 as at the same date. Properties, including the developed and undeveloped as well as household items indicated on the asset forms, showed that the governor is worth N2, [Read]

BREAKING: [Insecurity] Obasanjo Writes President Buhari Another Open Letter [READ LETTER HERE]

Elder statesman, Olusegun Obasanjo has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the current security issues plaguing Nigeria. The letter was released by his Special Assistant on Media matters, Kehinde Akinyemi on Monday. “Dear President and General Buhari, I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those residents in Nigeria. Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and [Read]

OLAKUNRIN’S DEATH: VP Osinbajo Visits, Condoles With Pa Fasoranti’s Family [SEE PHOTOS]

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday visited Chief Rueben  Fasoranti at his residence to commiserate with him over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday along the Benin/Ore expressway Osinbajo who arrived at the Fasoranti residence at exactly 9:10 am was accompanied by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. See photos below; Tribune [Read]

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Senator Elisha Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG  as at PRESS TIME has it that Unknown gunmen have killed an uncle to the embattled Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo and abducted the nursing stepmother. Abbo is currently facing court case and under investigation by Senate committee over the slapping a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop. It was reported that the Senator had his country home invaded Saturday morning by gunmen who have now put him in the news once again. An eyewitness account has it that the gunmen struck the family house of the senator in Muchalla ward of Mubi North Local Government Area of the state at 1am [Read]

98m Nigerians now living in multidimensional poverty, says UN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says slightly over 98 million Nigerians are living in multidimensional poverty. Multidimensional poverty is the measure of lack which encompasses the various deprivations experienced by poor people in their daily lives – such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standards, disempowerment, poor quality of work, the threat of violence, and living in areas that are environmentally hazardous, among others. According to the new report seen by NEWS FLAKES NG, only 46 percent of Nigerians are poor, when poverty is measured based on income. However, when other dimensions are considered, more than 50 percent of the country are poor. The new report by [Read]

Suspected Fulani Herders Kill Afenifere Leader’s Daughter in Ondo, Obasanjo reacts

Yoruba socio – cultural organisation , Afenifere , says it has received information that Mrs . Funke Olakunrin , daughter of Afenifere chairman , Pa Reuben Fasoranti , has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen . The spokesman for Afenifere , Mr . Yinka Odumakin , said this in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday . According to Odumakin , the 58 – year -old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure , Ondo State , when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen . [READ ALSO] Fasoranti’s daughter’s death: Nigeria is diminished by Continued Herdsmen Attacks – Obasanjo He said , “We have [Read]

Fasoranti’s daughter’s death: Nigeria is Diminished by Continued Herdsmen Attacks – Obasanjo 

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo early Saturday, declared that the country has been diminished by the killing of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, late Mrs Funke Olakunri on Friday. He said that the killing, by supected Fulani herdsmen was a worrisome development in the polity, especially, at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians are preaching tolerance and political accommodation in national politics. In a condolence letter to Pa Fasoranti, which was made available to newsmen through his Special Assistant Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Saturday, in Abeokuta, Obasanjo tasked the security agents to fish out those responsible for the heinous crime. According to Obasanjo, “this is a worrisome [Read]

Senator Abbo Takes Selfies Inside Court As Police Arraign Him For Assaulting Woman In Sex Toy Shop

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday in Abuja arraigned Senator Elisha Abbo before a magistrate’s court in Zuba for allegedly assaulting a nursing woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja. The offence that bordered on criminal force and assault which is contrary to section 263 and 264 of penal code. Abbo mounted the dock at 2:55 pm and pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge brought against him. The senator, who smiled throughout the proceedings, was also seen taking a selfie with people. The prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, told the court that the police had not yet concluded investigation in the matter and they needed more time. He asked [Read]

Customs Officer Undergoes Medical Test for Promoting Self to Comptroller-General Rank

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Nura Dahiru, is currently undergoing a medical test after promoting himself to the rank of Comptroller-General, claiming he was directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to take over from the current CG, Hameed Ali. The Spokesman for the Nigeria Customs Service, Joseph Attah, said in a terse message that the officer was already at the customs medical centre to determine his frame of mind. He said, “What happened was that an assistant superintendent of customs came to the office wearing the rank of a deputy comptroller-general. “From questions and answers that followed, it was obvious that he was not in the [Read]

TRIBUNAL: ‘We transmitted election results to server using a code’ – INEC Presiding Officer Reveals

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll. Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress. Olalekan who was earlier led by the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), to adopt his witness statement on oath as his evidence-in-chief, was not asked to mention the state or the [Read]

El-Rufai’s Son Threatens President Buhari Over Appointments

Bello El-rufai, son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has expressed concerns over the recent appointment made by President Muhammadu Buhari, threatening to protest the re-appointment of some ministers and aides who served in his first term. The Kaduna State governor’s son said if Buhari re-appoints same set of ministers, he would lose the trust of Nigerians. He tweeted: We trust you, Mr. President. It has nothing to do with partisanship. It has nothing to do with your cult following that only fools deny. But recent appointments aside, if some Ministers return, well, that trust will become very unsteady. We are not PDP, you will hear us! [Read]

BREAKING: Senator Adeleke Accepts Supreme Court’s Verdict, Says ‘I wish Oyetola Well’

  The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Friday congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his victory at the Supreme Court. Adeleke in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated that his ambition to be the Governor of Osun State was never a do-or-die affair. [READ ALSO] [OPINION] OYETOLA vs ADELEKE: Is Our Democracy in Danger? – John Izabi  He said the Supreme Court’s decision, regardless of his disagreement and disappointment with it remained final. He said, “As a democrat and law-abiding citizen, I accept the ruling no matter my misgivings. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Gov Oyetola’s Camp Jubilates As Supreme [Read]

JUST IN: Igbo Youths To Commence Cattle Rearing, Vow To End Northern Monopoly

  In a bid to find a lasting a solution to herdsmen-farmers’ clashes in the South East, the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has passionately appealed to governors in the zone to provide funds for farmers in the zone to indulge in cattle business and other livestock farming. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in a press statement issued by the national president of OYC, Igboayaka O Igboayaka, and made available to our correspondent in Owerri, the group contended that if such assistance was rendered by the governors, it would not only encourage indigenous cattle rearing in the zone but also reduce unemployment. He also noted that the idea would end the [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Oyetola’s Camp Jubilates As Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke’s Appeal Over Osun Polls

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it the Supreme Court on Friday declared Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the governorship election held in September last year.  In a lead judgement of five justices dismissed the appeal by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party. The verdict also nullified the judgment of the elections petition tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the contest. The dissenting judgement of two justices was also delivered. [Read]

Reps in rowdy session over minority leadership, member attempts to snatch the mace

Members of the House of Representatives in Wednesday went in a rowdy session over the declaration of who becomes the lower chamber’s minority leader. The rowdy session followed the Speaker’s decision to abandon a letter by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominating Kingsley Chinda as Minority Leader. The PDP is the largest minority party in the House.   The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, went ahead to announce Ndidi Elumelu as Minority Leader which culminated in a protest by members of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. However, Elumelu is also a PDP member but the matter got complicated when an unidentified lawmaker grabbed the mace of the lower chamber.   [Read]