POLITICS

2019: Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu finally endorse Adebutu, Directs Supporters to Work for him [READ MORE]

  Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has called on his supporters to work with Ladi Adebutu ahead of the presidential and governorship polls in Ogun state. Kashamu and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Although the party had recognised Adebutu as its candidate, Kasahamu vowed to fight till the end. In December, a court of appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, reserved judgement in the case between two politicians. But in a statement on Thursday, Kashamu directed his supporters and associates to work with members of Adebutu group in the interest of the party.   “It is [Read]

Buhari Leaves Nigerians Disappointed As He Declines Much Publicised Live TV Interview, Opts For Recorded Interview Instead [READ MORE]

 Citizens of Nigeria who read news from This Day newspaper and other news sources which publicised the Presidential interview, were in a good mood as they felt finally, they had the chance of seeing the President on live TV. The joy and expectations were however cut short as President Muhammadu Buhari actually declined the live interview. The President opted instead for a recorded interview which will eventually be handed over to Channels TV for it to be aired. This comes at a time the president’s health is being questioned; whether he is mentally and physically fit enough to continue as president. As at yesterday being 7th of January 2019, the [Read]

JUST IN: One Of the Stabbed Victims of Rowdy Lagos APC Rally ‘AFEEZ ISMAIL’ Confirmed Dead [SEE PHOTOS]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that about thirty minutes ago, One of the victims, “Afeez Ismail” that was shot during the Lagos APC FLAG OFF held earlier On Tuesday is confirmed dead at General hospital, Ikeja. Recall that Lagos APC Strongman MC Oluomo was equally reported as one of the other victims also Stabbed in the neck in the rowdy event that took place in Lagos on Tuesday January 8, 2019. [READ ALSO] 2019: Lagos APC Strongman MC Oluomo Stabbed, Journalists Shot as Thugs Chase Ambode, Sanwo-Olu out of Campaign Venue [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS] See more photos below as obtained by [Read]

2019: Lagos APC Strongman MC Oluomo Stabbed, Journalists Shot as Thugs Chase Ambode, Sanwo-Olu out of Campaign Venue [READ MORE]

  Strongman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo and three journalists landed in hospital today after a knife and gun attack by some gangsters at the flag-off of the party’s campaign in Ikeja. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that three journalists sustained gunshot wounds as guns, machete and other dangerous weapons were freely used when rival gangs clashed at the Skypower Ground venue of the rally in Ikeja and sent party stalwarts running for cover. The police later brought the situation under control as they engaged the hoodlums in a shootout. Lagos State governor, [Read]

Tinubu Can’t Represent You at Next Week’s Presidential Debate, Atiku Reacts to Buhari handing Over Campaign To APC Chieftain [READ MORE]

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to use the handing over of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign to the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as an excuse to be absent from the presidential debate. The presidential debate which is organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group, is slated for January 19, 2019. The spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, in an interview, said it was sad that whereas other presidential candidates were busy campaigning and wanting to be questioned by the people, President Buhari was boycotting campaign because he had nothing to campaign for. Sowunmi said [Read]

Govt Says Gabon Coup attempt Fails, Four Rebel Leaders Arrested [READ MORE]

  Gabon’s envoy to Paris said an attempted coup in Libreville has been foiled, calm restored and four rebel military leaders arrested. However, one of the rebel leaders escaped. “The government is in place, the institutions are in place”, a Gabon government spokesman, Guy-Bertrand Mapangou said. Mapangou also told AFP: “Calm has returned, the situation is under control”. Soldiers burst into state radio offices at dawn and called on the public to “rise up”, an appeal made as President Ali Bongo remained in Morocco after suffering a stroke last year. Shots were heard around state broadcasting headquarters in Libreville, capital of the oil-rich West African nation, at about the same [Read]

ASUU Strike: FG approves over N35.4bn, to resume talks on Thursday, Strike May be Called-Off Next Week [READ MORE]

  ABUJA – Barring any last minutes change, academic activities may resume in public universities next week, as Federal Government has approved over N35.4 billion for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a resolution reached Monday night between the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja, the government announced that Federal Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the Federation have confirmed payment of N15.389.940,335.71 billion to accommodate payment of shortfall in all institutions that are Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit, PICA varied. The Minister of Labour and Employment who disclosed this at the end of the [Read]

2019: Buhari Ignores Amaechi, hands over campaign to Tinubu [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it was a political blow to the embattled Director General of Buhari Campaign, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, when President Muhammadu Buhari officially handed the daily administration of his campaign to Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He spoke while inaugurated the campaign council in Abuja. “Though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer. [READ ALSO] Tinubu Can’t Represent You at Next Week’s Presidential Debate, Atiku Reacts to Buhari handing Over Campaign To Tinubu [READ MORE] “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, [Read]

I Am Not Part of Those Who Booed Buhari – Dino Melaye breaks Silence On Current Travails [READ MORE]

  The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has said,he was never part of the lawmakers that booed President Muhammadu Buhari, during the 2019 budget presentation before a joint session of the National Assembly in 2018. The Senator claimed he was absent at the House of Representatives chamber on that day. Since the incident, there have been reports in the social media that the booing was led by the Kogi Senator. But Melaye, in his first reaction to the social media reports, said in a statement by his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, on Saturday evening that those that kept calling his name on the incident lied against him. [Read]

2019: Dayo Adeneye, Mrs Sokefun, Four Other Commissioners resign from Gov Amosun’s cabinet [READ MORE]

  Six members of the Ogun State Executive Council have resigned their appointments to pursue various elective positions in the forthcoming general elections. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, also resigned to resume her position as Chairman, Board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Also, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo tendered her resignation letter to contest as the deputy governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), while Barr. Leke Adewolu (Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs), Prince Kolawole Lawal (Forestry) and Mr. Biyi Ismail (Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey), are candidates for the House of Representatives seats. Otunba [Read]