POLITICS

JUST IN: Double defeat for Saraki as APC’s Abdulrazaq wins Kwara Guber Polls [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Kwara State All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has won the governorship election held on Saturday, thus making it a double defeat for PDP Chieftain in the state and former governor, Senate President Bukola Saraki.  He polled 331,546 votes to emerge as the winner of the highly anticipated election . His Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr Abdulrazaq Atunwa , polled 114, 754 votes to emerge as the runner – up in the election . From the official results declared in all 16 local government areas in the state, Abdulrazaq led Atunwa with a margin [Read]

GUBER RACE: Dapo Abiodun leads Akinlade, Isiaka in Ogun, as APC, PDP battle to Claim Lagos, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi, A/ibom, Enugu, Adamawa, Delta, others [SEE LATEST RESULTS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress appears to be heading to victory in the governorship election held in Ogun state on Saturday, just like his counterparts in Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Bauchi States. Victory is being predicted as results began coming in from the various polling booths. However, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ahead in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom States. In Ogun, Dapo Abiodun held steady in the nine local governments east of the state, crushing Abdulkabir Akinlade, the candidate of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and the PDP candidate, Senator [Read]

OGUN 2019: Ladi Adebutu loses Polling Unit to APC [READ MORE]

A factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has lost his polling unit to the All Progressives Congress. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Adebutu, who adopted the Allied Peoples Movement’s governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade , voted at Ward 5 Unit 4 Wesley Nursery and Primary School, Iperu, Ikenne, Ogun State. At the end of voting in the governorship election, the APC scored 197 votes, while the APM polled 75 votes. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: House Of Reps Member Olatoye “Sugar” Shot dead in Ibadan [READ MORE] The PDP and ADC polled 6 and 2 votes respectively. In the House of Assembly election, the APC polled 190 [Read]

BREAKING: House Of Reps Member Olatoye ‘Sugar’ Shot dead In Ibadan [READ MORE]

Temitope Olatoye ‘Sugar’, as he is popularly referred to, a serving federal lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency in Oyo State, has been shot, NEWS FLAKES NG just learnt. Olatoye was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village in Ward 13, Lalupon, Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Saturday evening. It was learnt that Olotoye was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Centre of the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan. A source in his village, who confirmed the news to our source, said he was shot by persons suspected to be thugs. “Mr. Olatoye Temitope, a.k.a., ‘Sugar’, has just been shot at his village in Lagelu area of [Read]

Guber Polls: EFCC arrests Ogun Assembly Candidate For Alleged Vote Buying at Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, have arrested one Sotayo Olatayo Johnson, a contestant for the State House of Assembly in Ogun State. Johnson, who was arrested at Ijaye Park Polling Unit in Abeokuta, Ogun State, was caught with some amounts of money neatly arranged in envelops stashed in carrier bags. [READ ALSO] UPDATED: BOOM! EFCC Arrests APC Agent With Bags of Money At Polling Unit in Benue [SEE PHOTOS] See images below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!! 📷 EFCC   [Read]

BREAKING: BOOM! EFCC Arrests APC Agent With Bags of Money At Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an agent in Benue State with millions of naira claiming to be the agent of the Benue State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jimeh. The EFCC, which posted a picture of the seizure, said in a Facebook post that the suspect was arrested in Makurdi. The post read, “At the North Bank Area, Makurdi, a man was caught with large bags containing lots of money. While trying to arrest him, officers of the Commission were attacked and vehicles vandalised. Information gathered confirms that the money belongs [Read]

Residents, electoral officials run for safety as gunshots cause pandemonium in Kaduna community

  – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was panic in a Kaduna community as robbers attacked the kiosk of a money transfer agent.  – Residents and electoral officials in the area, who were sorting electoral materials, ran for safety as gunshots rattled the air – After the robbers had finished their operation, the officials returned along with security personnel and party agents and continued sorting the materials. Barely few hours to governorship and state Assembly elections, gun shots from a robbery attack on Friday, March 8, in Manchok, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, sent residents and electoral officials running in all direction for safety. A correspondent of [Read]

Buhari runs govt with no direction – Financial Times [READ MORE]

The Financial Times of London says President Muhammadu Buhari has been running a government that lacks a clear direction in the last four years. The newspaper, therefore, called on the President to see his re -election as and opportunity to do the right thing. The Financial Times said this in its editorial which has been read and shared thousands of times around the world . It said there was no clear economic policy like that of Rwanda and Ethiopia . It read in part, “With his renewed mandate , it is now Mr Buhari ’s task to rebuild faith by running a dynamic and successful administration and by building the [Read]

BREAKING: Olanipekun, Osinbajo’s brother, Keyamo, 15 others to defend Buhari’s election victory [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun ( SAN ), will lead the legal team assembled by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to defend the President’s mandate in court. A former Attorney-General of Ogun State and younger brother to the Vice -President, Akin Osinbajo ( SAN ), as well as the Spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo ( SAN ), are among the 18 senior advocates that will go head to head with former Vice -President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. Our source’s correspondent , who [Read]

Card readers, ballot boxes destroyed in Akwa Ibom office fire, says INEC [READ MORE]

An unspecified number of card readers and ballot boxes were destroyed when the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State caught fire. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the fire destroyed the office early on Friday, March 8, 2019, just a day before the commencement of the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. While speaking during an interview on Channels Television on Friday, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, revealed that card readers and ballot boxes were destroyed in the fire. He said, “In the wee hours of this morning, I got a call that one of [Read]