POLITICS

BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace

ABEOKUTA – In what could be described as an internal arrangement, a third – term Member, Ogun State House of Assembly representing Ifo state constituency I, Hon. Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo was on Monday nominated unopposed as the Speaker of the State Assembly. Also Hon. Dare Kadiri representing Ijebu-north II state constituency was equally nominated unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the House. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the new Speaker and Deputy were nominated by Hon. Babatunde Sobukonla from Ikenne State Constituency and seconded by Hon. Adegoke Olusesi from Yewa North constituency II. The 9th Assembly was inaugurated by the Deputy Clerk of the House, Mr. Adedeji Adeyemo following the [Read]

BOOM! My Father is The Best President Nigeria Has Ever Had – Abacha’s Daughter

Gumsu Abacha, the first daughter of late Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, has claimed that Nigerians is still missing her father’s leadership style. Gumsu Abacha stated that she had drawn this conclusion after she had keenly monitored peoples trending comments on political events via the social media. Gumsu said “Nigeria would have been better today with the leadership of Gen Sani Abacha ,but Nigerians think with their mouths and not with their Brains, I will continue to respect my Father for his doggedness in seeing that, the black man can do without the assistance of the white man. He led Nigeria well, forget about the Yoruba propaganda against [Read]

Gov Dapo Abiodun Appoints Somorin As Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary. Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney Australia, Mr Olakunle Somorin, holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt and a Masters Degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira. The new Chief Press Secretary is an experienced editor with a rich work history in the media industry. [READ ALSO] Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments [READ MORE] A former London Bureau Chief of This Day Newspapers, Somorin is skilled in Editing, Public Speaking, Journalism, and Strategic Communications, [Read]

BREAKING: Dokpesi in Tears As NBC Shutdown AIT, Raypower Until Further Notice

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has suspended the operating  license of Daar Communications PLC. The Director General of the NBC, Modibbo Kawu stated this Thursday evening while briefing journalists in Abuja. He said Daar communications have turned themselves into a bad example of what a broadcast station should be. AIT and Raypower stations are owned by Daar communications Details later   [Read]

Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments

  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State is currently in a dilemma over appointments into his cabinet, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered. Already, there is anxiety in the state as the governor, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has not made any key appointment since he was sworn in on May 29. Many had expected that Abiodun, like his counterparts in Lagos, Oyo, Imo, and other states where new governors were elected would make key appointments such as Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief of Staff (COS), Chief Press Secretary (CPS), amongst others, but the governor has remained silent eight days after swearing-in, [Read]

‘Shut Up, Act Like An Elder; I’ve Not Left PDP – Jimi Agbaje Tells Bode George

Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded election, Jimi Agbaje, has asked a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, to shut up and act as an elder. The Director of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, in a statement on Wednesday, said Agbaje described his purported defection as misinformation that should be discountenanced, adding that he had never been a member of the APC and talks of his “returning” to the ruling party had never crossed his mind. Agbaje was quoted as saying;“People should please tell Bode George to shut up and leave the PDP if he [Read]

Yul Edochie cheats death after his car somersaulted multiple times and landed in a gutter in Ore [SEE PHOTOS]

Nollywood star, Yul Edochie is currently nursing minor injuries after he miraculously survived an accident that totally wrecked his car. The actor-cum-politician was travelling to the eastern part of the country from Lagos when the accident occured. Yul lost control of his car when he got to Ore and the vehicle began steering to the right. When he tried to steer it back to the right track, the car somersaulted multiple times and landed in a ditch. Yul took to his Instagram to share photos of the wrecked car and also thank God for his life. His words ; Yesterday I miraculously survived this terrible accident. All I can say [Read]

You’re Rude – Dino Melaye Blasts Yahaya Bello For Hugging Kogi Monarch

Senator Dino Melaye this evening, took to his IG page to blast the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for hugging a first class monarch in the state. Dino thinks its disrespectful considering the monarch’s age. Posting the photo above on his page,Dino wrote:- ”Very disrespectful and rude Governor Yahaya Bello hugging his paramount traditional ruler Alh Ado Ibrahim who is over 90years. Can Gov Tabuwal hug the Sultan? Or will Elrufai hug the Emir of Zaria? If this disobedient child will not respect the seat of Ohinoyi, he should respect the age of HRM. Home training is not a gift” [Read]

You Won’t Believe What President Buhari Called Abuja Residence For Voting Against Him

President Buhari has described residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as a necessary evil he must protect even though they did not vote for him and his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in 2019 general elections. The President said this today June 4th when FCT permanent secretary, Christian Ohaa, led a delegation of Abuja residence comprising religious leaders, National Assembly members, civil servants, service chiefs and heads of other security agencies among others to pay him Sallah homage to mark the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast. While speaking to the delegation, the President Buhari said that he would continue to protect the seat of power because any negative [Read]

Breaking: Muhammad-Bande becomes UN General Assembly’s President

  Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly. Muhammad-Bande, the sole candidate for the position, was elected through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York on Tuesday. He is the second Nigerian to hold the office after Joseph Garba, a retired military officer and diplomat, who led the organ between 1989 and 1990. He will be inaugurated in September.   [Read]

“I Don’t Want to Be House of Reps Speaker Anymore” – Dogara Declares

The out going Speaker of the 8th house of representative Yakubu Dogara has berated news making rounds that he is re contesting for the Speakership of the green chamber. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has debunked the news making the round that he has joined the race for the speakership of the green chamber. He disclosed this on Sunday in Abuja in a press statement issued by his Special Adviser Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan. The statement said:- “Our attention has been drawn to stories published in some national dailies to the effect that His Excellency, Speaker of House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara [Read]

See What President Buhari Has To Say About Reformation of SARS on Twitter

Buhari has taken to his Twitter account today to make a statement about the reformation of SARS bill passed to his table. The reformation or scrapping of SARS has been what most Nigerian youths has been clamoring about for long, and it seems now is the time for the change, as the President has probably catch an interest in it. See the tweet below:-   [Read]

9TH ASSEMBLY: Dogara Joins Speakership Race Again, Vows to repeat 2015 Victory

64 non-APC lawmakers set to endorse Gbajabiamila, Bago boasts of 195 members-elect NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the last may not have been heard about the race for the Speakership of the House of Representatives in the Ninth National Assembly as the outgoing Speaker of the Eight Assembly, Hon Yakubu Dogara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly joined the race. This was announced through a campaign launched on social media by Dogara’s aides over the weekend with various posters tagged “continuity”. The Tribune Online further gathered that there was another one tagged ‘God chose Rt. Hon speaker Dogara Yakubu in the 8th Assembly, not any Lagosian, we believe [Read]

BREAKING: Melaye joins Kogi Guber race, Vows to Unseat Bello – inside sources disclose [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has declared interest in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, according to sources. One of Melaye’s allies told TheCable that the lawmaker declared his gubernatorial ambition at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Aiyetoro Gbede, his hometown in Kabba local government area of the state. “He (Melaye) has met with PDP leaders in Aiyetoro Gbede and informed them of his decision to run for governor. He will still make a formal declaration,” the source, who did not want to be named, said. Attempts to reach Melaye on Saturday evening did not yield the desired result as [Read]

Oyo: Why I Sacked Local Govt Chairmen – Gov. Makinde Explains

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Friday explained the main reason he dissolved the local government chairmen and councilors in the 33 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state. Makinde, while noting that the council chairmen who were asked to vacate their offices with immediate effect are expected to challenge his decision in the court of law, maintained that they were dissolved because the local government election that was conducted by the immediate past Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, was against a subsisting court order. We recalls that the local government chairmen who were asked to leave the offices were elected during the election [Read]