BREAKING: Senator Dino Melaye hurts self, hospitalised as he jumps out of Police Vehicle READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Dino Melaye, who was arrested Tuesday morning by operatives of the Nigeria Police drawn from its Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has been reported to have jumped out of the moving vehicle while he was being taken to Lokoja. Dino Melaye in hospital Dino Melaye in the process was said to have injured himself and was taken to Zanklin Hospital in Abuja. It was earlier reported that the police was to parade of Melaye and other criminal suspects among them the re-arrested suspects who had escaped from prison cell, is to be conducted by the Deputy Force [Read]

BREAKING: Senator Dino Melaye Arrested, Detained at Airport READ FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Monday morning. Dino Melaye confirmed the arrest via his Twitter handle, @dino_melaye. He said “I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Government after checking in.” Melaye later narrated how he was arrested to Premium Times saying he was blocked as he tried to undergo security and immigration screening but had to “snatch back” [Read]

POLITICS: Even if Buhari rigs 2019 elections, he will still lose – Balarabe Musa READ FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former Governor of old Kaduna State and National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), has said that even if President Muhammadu Buhari rigged 2019 elections, he will still lose because not only the opposition, even his supporters have lost confidence in him. “As the president, Buhari has the means of transforming everything but obviously, it is quite clear that Buhari’s popularity before 2015 elections and now have gone down drastically ,” Balarabe said. He said, “If he (Buhari) thinks he is still popular as he was before winning the last presidential election, then he must be deceiving himself. He has [Read]

GIST: “We’re Not Lazy”, Nigerian Youths Reply President Buhari SEE FULL GIST HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has come under fire after his purported recent statement claiming “All Nigerian Youths Are Lazy”. Meanwhile, the Presidency has explained that President Buhari was referring to some, and not all the young people in the country. However, many of the reactions have been critical of the President’s comments, some of whom accused him of describing the youths as lazy and being humourous with national pride. See some twitter reactions below: The Lady Painter @LadyPainterNG I am Nigerian. I paint homes and offices for a living. @MBuhari I am not lazy, we are not lazy #LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/OE9Q 8:58 AM – Apr [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Only Said ”A lot of Nigerian Youths Are Lazy” And Not “All Nigerian Youths Are Lazy” – Presidential Spokeman, Femi Adesina READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, has been under fire in the past 24 hours after he made a statement on Nigerian youth being lazy. However in a new development, the Presidency on Thursday explained that President was not referring to all the youth in the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, made the clarification in a statement made available to journalists. Adesina attributed the outrage that trailed the President’s comment to those he described as “manipulators and twisters” of Buhari’s statements. He said: “Typical of their stock in trade, manipulators and twisters [Read]

ATTACK ON SENATE: Saraki Commends Colleagues, House Members for Defending Democracy READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the leadership and all members of the Senate for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law with their decision to defy those who machinated an attack on the Red Chambers of the National Assembly in which the mace was forcefully taken away. Saraki, speaking from Washington where he is attending the Spring Meeting of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF),  also lauded the swift reaction by the leadership and members of the House of Representives in demonstrating their solidarity with the red chamber and thereby sending a strong signal that enemies of democracy and those who want [Read]

BREAKING: Coup in Senate As Thugs Invade Chambers, Escape with Mace SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian Senate has been stripped of its symbol of authority today, when about 10 unknown invaders stormed the Chambers and escaped with the mace. Accusing fingers are being pointed at ‘suspended’ Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who was allegedly accompanied into the Chambers by the invaders during the plenary. Spokesman to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, confirmed the incident when contacted by our source. NEWS FLAKES NG further learnt that the invaders escaped with the seized mace in a black SUV. This is a developing story. Please Check back here later for more fresh updates. News [Read]

BREAKING>>>2019 Polls: Buhari Appoints Keyamo Campaign Spokesman READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a lawyer, Festus Keyamo, as Director General, Strategic Communications, of his 2019 re-election campaign. The Director of General of Buhari Campaign Organisation and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, released Keyamo’s letter of appointment to State House reporters on Tuesday. The letter, dated April 16, was signed by Amaechi. Amaechi explained that Keyamo’s appointment was to aid Buhari’s nomination process for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the subsequent campaign for the presidential election. According to the minister, Keyamo is expected to be the spokesman for the campaigns during [Read]

FOREIGN: Trump To Host President Buhari In Washington SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Buhari will meet Donald Trump in Washington on April 30 to discuss issues including “fighting terrorism” and economic growth, the White House announced Sunday. “Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region,” the White House said in a statement. “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity.” The announcement of the visit comes [Read]

BREAKING: OSUN 2018: Senator Adeleke Indicates Interest to join Guber Race on the Platform of PDP SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke, representing Osun West Senatorial District in Osun state has expressed interest in joining the forthcoming Osun 2018 gubernatorial elections slated to come up in few months’ time. Senator Adeleke made this known in a letter titled “Expression of Intent to Contest for the governorship ticket of PDP in The Osun State Governorship Election”, and addressed to the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Wadata House in Abuja. The statement reads in part: “In accordance with the directive of the leadership of our great party, I wish to respectfully express my intent to vie [Read]