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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]

BREAKING: Saraki’s talks with PDP gathers momentum READ MORE HERE >>>

Saraki, who had been in alliance with PDP since the beginning of 8th National Assembly, is said to be planning to use the crisis that will likely emanate from the upcoming APC National Convention to defect to the PDP baring any last minute change of mind, The Eagle Online informed. Facts have emerged that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has started negotiation with the Peoples Democratic Party in order to dump the All Progressive Congress ahead of the 2019 general election. Saraki, who had been in alliance with PDP since the beginning of 8th National Assembly, is said to be planning to use the crisis that [Read]

BREAKING: President Buhari formally Declares intention to seek Re-election come 2019 READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Monday in Abuja declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019. President Buhari made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The President said he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to give NEC the honour of notifying them first. Shortly before making the declaration, the President presented a speech on the report submitted by the APC National Executive Technical Committee. His remarks: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE [Read]

Politics:2019: Look I am not desperate to be governor of Oyo state – Senator Teslim Folarin Read Full Story Here>>>>>>>

Former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin has declared that he is not desperate to govern Oyo State. Folarin made this known on Wednesday while speaking with journalists shortly after he paid a condolence visit to the Ibadan residence of a third republic Senator and Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland, Chief Ayantayo Ayandele, who died recently. The ex-Senate leader said contrary to rumour, he was yet to declare his governorship ambition because the decision of who would succeed the present governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi rested in the hands of the governor. Folarin said “In 2015, I was in the PDP and we didn’t have a sitting governor then but now in APC, [Read]

News:Charlyboy’s group storms INEC office, demands prosecution of Ibrahim Mantu Read Full Story Here>>>>

A coalition of civil society group, OurMumuDonDo, led by Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, on Friday demanded the the prosecution of former Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, over his rigging claim. The coalition during a visit to the headquarters of the Independent National Elect0ral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, said Mantu should be prosecuted for elect0ral malpractices. In a letter to the INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, the Charlyboy-led coalition said Mantu should be arraigned for allegedly “subverting the will of the people during several elections.” The letter reads, “This is a good opportunity for the elect0ral commission to demonstrate its resolve to prosecute elect0ral offenders as a deterrent to others.” “As [Read]

FRAUD: South Korea Jails Ex-president PARK GEUN-HYE For 24 Years READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that former South Korean president who was impeached in 2016, Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to 24 years in jail with a fine of ₩18 billion ($17 million). A court found Park guilty of bribery in a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the country’s conglomerates. The court ruled that Park colluded with her old friend, Choi Soon-sil, to receive tens of billions of won from major conglomerates such as Samsung and Lotte to help Choi’s family and fund non-profit foundations owned by her. Park was convicted of collecting or demanding a total of [Read]

SECURITY: President Buhari approves $1bn to fight Boko Haram SEE FULL DETAILS HERE >>>

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion for the purchase of arms to aid in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. Reports have it that the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 4, following a security meeting with the president. He said they reviewed the security situation of the country before te president gave his approval for more equipment to be purchased. The minister said: “I can inform you that of recent, our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, gave approval for the purchase of more equipment for the military, worth $1 billion. “This is a normal meeting of security agencies in the country. As usual, [Read]

BREAKING: Tension Grips NASS As Another Senator Dies READ MORE >>>

Senator Mustapha Bukar Of The All Progressives Congress, In Katsina Has Died, NEWS FLAKES has Learnt. Bukar, Who Represented Katsina North Senatorial District (Daura Zone) Where President Muhammadu Buhari Comes From, Was Said To Have Died After A Brief Illness On Wednesday Morning In Abuja. At The Time Of His Death, The Lawmaker, Who Was The Vice-Chairman Of The Senate Committee On Power, Was 63 Years Old. Bukar, Born In Daura On December 31, 1954, Was A Civil Engineer By Training. Bukar’s Sudden Demise Comes Two Weeks After Another APC Lawmaker, Representing Bauchi South, Senator Ali Wakil, Slumped And Died At His Residence In Abuja. Wakil Was Among The Ten [Read]

2019: PDP tackles APC over 2015 election Funds READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

• FG acted in bad faith on ‘looters’ list –SAN The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has has given the Presidency a 72-hour ultimatum to respond to allegations on the source of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 campaign fund. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said instead of the APC and the Presidency to respond to allegations on how the ruling party’s 2015 presidential campaign was funded, “they are busy listing individuals whose cases are before the courts as “looters. “It is evidently clear that the APC, the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are running away from the issue [Read]