BENUE: Ortom’s Purported Impeachment, a Nullity Says SENATOR MARK

  Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has described the purported impeachment of the governor of Benue State Dr. Samuel Ortom as null and void. Reacting to the development in Benue state today, Senator Mark said the alleged impeachment of governor Ortom by eight out of the 30 members House of Assembly is at best an exercise in futility. According to Mark: “it is unconstitutional and devoid of any known legislative practices and procedures. “I will advice members of the Benue state House of Assembly to be guided by the constitution and legislative rules and procedures. They should not engage in any act that could undermine the [Read]

BREAKING: Governor Ortom served ‘impeachment notice’, “I’m still the Governor”, Ortom Insists

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that eight lawmakers of the Benue state House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress, APC, have served impeachment notice to the Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom. The lawmakers who sat in the state’s Assembly complex on Monday, 30 July, 2018 gained access to the state assembly complex while the police barricaded further access to the house, Ortom’s aide has confirmed. According to Ortom’s spokesman, Tahav Agerzua, the lawmakers took over the Assembly complex to sit and pass the impeachment notice while the police blocked further access. Meanwhile, a detachment of heavily armed policemen have currently shutdown [Read]

CRIME: 23-Yr-old Drug Addict Kills Father, Sister, Injures Six Neighbours

It was a sad weekend at Ifelemenu, Ekpaomaka in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, as a 23-year-old man, Julius Nwigboaka, went berserk, killing his father, Chief Nwode Nwigboaka and his sister (name withheld). The suspect also inflicted machete cuts on six other residents of the area, before he was gunned down by the husband of one of the victims of his attack. A source, who simply identified himself as Ekoyo, said the suspect had taken hard drugs when he came into the house and killed his father, who asked him where he had been since. According to Ekoyo, “when he was attacking his father with machete, Julius’ sister [Read]

Defection: PDP battles crises in Kano, Kwara, Benue, five other states

  •Panel summons Shekarau, Kwankwaso, ex-ministers •Ortom may get re-election ticket, PDP wades in Gemade-Suswam tussle for Senatorial ticket •Party hands over structure to Saraki, as Senate President woos PDP leaders in Kwara •Kogi: Melaye may get ticket, Yusuf likely back in the House of Reps •Dankwambo to determine ex-Minister’s fate, Nafada’s governorship ambition The recent gale of defections by top ranking members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sparked crises in at least nine state chapters of the opposition party. Kano, Kwara, Benue, Kogi, Gombe and Sokoto are top on the list of the affected states, The Nation can now report. The rest [Read]

2019: Nigerians deserve healthy President, PDP, R-APC tell Amaechi

  **Says Minister is making a Mockery of Buhari’s health  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the People’s Democratic Party has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and others, which it did not name, of allegedly exploiting the fragile health of President Muhammadu Buhari to spite Nigerians. The party was responding to a claim by the former governor of Rivers State that even if Buhari contested from a sickbed in 2019, he would win in some core northern states. The opposition party said Amaechi and others in government “actually know that the President is sick” and that Buhari did not possess the [Read]

SPORTS: Former MFM Star, Stephen Odeh Nets first goal for new European Club

NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk gathers that former Nigerian League highest goal scorer and Golden boot winner who played for MFM Fc, Stephen Odeh recorded his first goal for his new club Zurich FC in the Swiss Premier  league. Stephen Odey scored the second goal for Zurich in a 2-0 win against Grasshoppers in the Swiss Top Flight League. The Swiss League kicked off last week but Odey didn’t feature for The City Club in their first match against FC Thun. The Former MFM FC Goal Machine repaid Ludovic Magnin’s faith in him by scoring in his first appearance of the season even as he looks forward to banging in more [Read]

2019: Buhari will definitely lose in Kano, Kwankwaso replies Amaechi

Following the defection of former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), his spokesperson, Binta Spikin, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not win in Kano State in the 2019 general election. The spokesperson said this to our source  while reacting to Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi’s comment on Mr Buhari’s chances in the poll. According to Punch Newspaper, Mr Amaechi had on Friday said Mr Buhari will win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi States in the 2019 general elections even if he was taken to the states “on a sick bed”. Mr Amaechi also said the governors of [Read]

2019: Buhari’ll win in Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi even on sickbed – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) is taken to the states “on a sick bed”. Speaking on Friday, he claimed that the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, would leave the All Progressives Congress. Amaechi also claimed that Tambuwal had presidential ambition. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the minister told journalists that although he did not wish to speak about political matters, he was sure that despite the defection by the APC members at the National Assembly, the party would [Read]

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari attends Graduation of Armed Forces Staff College, Kaduna SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE >>>

The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was today at the graduation ceremony of Senior Course 40 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the President Muhammadu Buhari was also accompanied by Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AVM Lawal Shittu, while Kaduna governor,  Mallam Nasir El-Rufai played host to the many dignitaries at the event. See more photos of the event below:   [Read]