POLITICS

Ambode Hands Over To Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday officially handed over to incoming Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The event took place at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The event was witnessed by the incoming Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. The governor formally presented the handover note to Sanwo-Olu, signifying change of baton. Earlier, Sanwo-Olu had twitted: “Tomorrow, we take the first step in faith, we move beyond talking and we begin doing.” More details later:- [Read]

What Buhari’s Next Four Years Rule Will Bring – Femi Fani Kayode

Femi Fani Kayode, a former minister for aviation, has expressed pessimism as President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term wind up to usher in the second term. Fani Kayode who spoke via his Twitter handle said Buhari’s first term only divided Nigeria’s established legacy before going on to add that his second term would do same if not worse, His words: Over the last 4 years @MBuhari has divided Nigeria and established a legacy of hate,suspicion,bloodshed, terror, carnage and destruction. Over the next 4 years Buhari will break Nigeria and his legacy will be the most terrible and brutal civil that the world has ever known. [Read]

Boko Haram Asked ex-President Jonathan to covert to Islam — Clark

ASABA —ELDER statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has said Boko Haram sect audaciously sent a message to Dr Goodluck Jonathan when he was President to covert to Islam. Clark, who declined pressure from admirers and interest groups to celebrate his 92nd birthday, on Saturday, said the mounting insecurity in the country, which President Muhammadu Buhari has been unable to tackle in the last four years, was seriously distressing to him. He disclosed that there was a top-level conspiracy among top government officials and highly placed politicians in the killings and violence by Boko Haram, adding that service chiefs at the time were present at a meeting during which an abducted hostage, [Read]

I Have Left N42.5Bn For Next Imo Governor — Okorocha

Gov. Rochas Okorocha has assured Imo people that he is leaving in the coffers of the state enough funds for incoming governor, Mr Emeka Ihedioha to work with. Okorocha disclosed this while swearing in new permanent secretaries, a new accountant general and a new head of service at the Government House, Owerri on Monday. He said that the sum of N42.5 billion had been kept so that the incoming administration would not experience financial setbacks. According to him, N8.1 billion has been set aside for payment of salaries and for capital projects, while the sum of N5.2 billion has been earmarked for payment of pension arrears. He also stated that [Read]

Settle Your Problem At Home, Don’t bring it to AU, Obasanjo tells Nigeria

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process. Obasanjo made the remark in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the opening session of the Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Continental Trade and Strengthening the Implementation of the AfCTA . The dialogue was organised by the African Union Commission and the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa . The former President was reacting to concerns raised by one of the discussants at the event , on the need for stakeholders to look into the implications of AfCTA without Nigeria, the continent’s biggest [Read]

Ex-Lagos Deputy Gov To Buhari: Don’t jail looters in your second term, kill them

•Asks President to set up Truth, Restitution and Recovery Commission Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu is a former deputy-governor of Lagos State. She served in the administration of Sir Michael Otedola. In this interview, Ojikutu speaks on what she believes President Muhammadu should achieve for Nigeria in his second term due to begin on May 29. The inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term comes up next week. What are your expectations in the fresh term? I congratulate President Buhari on his re-election, and our prayer is that he will succeed in taking Nigeria to the next level as he promised during his campaigns. We also hope that he will be [Read]

Nigeria’s Problem Not Policy Formulation But Implementation — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has identified policy implementation and not formulation as a major problem hindering Nigeria’s growth and development. Obasanjo made his thoughts known in Ibadan on Saturday at the inauguration of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi Ring Road held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). “Our problem in this country has always been that of implementation. The 25-year Oyo State Government Agriculture Policy Framework presented is a good thing. “We have formulated several policies in the past that suffered implementation. I hope your successor will implement it,” he said. The former president appealed to Ajimobi to allow the IITA Director-General to present the 25-year Agriculture Policy Framework to [Read]

Daniel To Amosun: Your Lies Will Soon Be Exposed

The immediate past governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has described his successor and outgoing governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun as a liar whose activities in the last eight years would begin to unfold in the next few days. Daniel in a strongly worded statement on Saturday also accused Daniel of orchestrating a regime of insecurity in the state as he accused him of running a regime that only brought benefit to himself. Daniel’s statement followed comments attributed to Amosun where he was quoted as saying that he, Amosun inherited a failed state from Daniel in 2011. Daniel in the statement issued by his media consultant, Steve [Read]

Ogun Govt Cancels Sanitation Exercise for May [SEE REASONS HERE]

  Ogun State Government has cancelled the Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise Scheduled for tomorrow, May 25, 2019.  A release signed by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye stated that the cancellation was in difference to the Visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for commissioning of Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s Legacy Projects across the state. According to the release, the cancellation will afford residents to come out en masse to welcome the President to the State. The release reiterated the State government’s commitment to promoting a clean, safe and healthy environment for all. [Read]

See Moment Theresa May Burst Into Tears As She Resigned As UK Prime Minister (Photos)

The Emotional moment Theresa May burst into tears as she announced resignation as British prime minister. Theresa May’s after making her speech to resign as Uk Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservatives on June 7 left crying. In her speech before living she said, “A second woman Prime Minister, but certainly not the last… To have the oppurtunity to serve the country I love.”   [Read]

Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election, Dismisses Eleka’s Appeal

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka. In the lead judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected. Details later. [Read]

BREAKING: British Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns [READ MORE]

Fresh reports from England suggests that British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced in an emotional address that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7 after failing to persuade MPs to support her Brexit deal.  “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May, her voice breaking with emotion, said in a statement outside her Downing Street residence. The resignation will signal the formal start of a leadership contest during which May would remain as caretaker prime minister. “I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday, 7th [Read]

JUST IN: Supreme Court declares PDP winner of Zamfara polls, nullifies APC candidates’ elections

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Supreme Court on Friday nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. Delivering a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court declared the first runners -up in the 2019 general elections in the state as the winners of all the posts earlier declared to have been won by the APC and its candidates . Justice Paul Galinje, who read the lead judgment upheld the decision of the Sokoto Division of the [Read]

Oyo State Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday directed all public workers in the state to begin strike “with immediate effect”. The industrial came barely six days to the end of Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s administration in the state. A memo dispatched yesterday evening to workers by the secretary of the NLC in the state, Mohamed Ibrahim, stated that the strike would be in force until further notice. [Read]

BREAKING: Ekiti Gov, Fayemi Emerges As New NGF Chairman

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi will today be announced as the newly elected chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum. For the first time in its history , a governor from the south west will today emerge as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors forum( NGF). Odds favour Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to emerge as the chairman of the elite club. It is instructive to note that since the creation of the NGF 20 years ago, the Southwest, the Northeast and the Southeast have not chaired the forum. The former chairmen of the forum [Read]