2019

Appeal Court Upholds Tribunal Verdict Sacking Dino Melaye, Orders Fresh Election

ABUJA – The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked the Senator representing Kogi West, in Kogi State, Dino Melaye. The Court affirmed the judgment of the Kogi State National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. It has, therefore, nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, is to conduct fresh elections within 90 days from today. Recall that The Kogi State National and State Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja had sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the representative of Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The judgment delivered by the chairman of the tribunal, Justice A.O Chijoke, [Read]

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

Buhari, APC Turned Me To a Social Leper in South East, Party Will Disintegrate After PMB in 2023 – Okorocha

OWERRI – Former Imo state governor and senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha has said his support for Presidential Muhammadu Buhari ambition in 2015 and membership of the All Progressives Congress earned him the scorn of people of the South-East geopolitical zone. He made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. Findings revealed that he was a member of the splinter group of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA that teamed up with the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria and the All Nigerian Peoples Party to form the APC. He was also in the alliance was the defunct New People’s Democratic [Read]

Ekiti Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesperson Dayo Adeyeye, Declares PDP’s Olujimi Winner

The All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State suffered a setback on Tuesday as the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye. Adeyeye, who is currently serving as Chairman, Senate Committee on Media, was declared winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23 poll. The tribunal in a unanimous judgment declared former Minority leader and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Biodun Olujimi winner of the Senatorial poll. Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) winner by INEC, the candidate of [Read]

2019: Tribunal sacks PDP senator, orders fresh polls, APC celebrates

ASABA – The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State has sacked the senate representing Delta South, James Manager. The panel led by Justice O. O. Onyeabo in a unanimous ruling on Saturday alleged that the Senator is a product of massive rigging. Manager, who contested on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, however, former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Uduaghan dragged him to the tribunal. Uduaghan’s lawyer, Thomson Okpoko (SAN), told the tribunal that the February 23 National Assembly elections in the district was marred by massive rigging [Read]

I challenge Buhari to swear with Quran, Bible that he did not rig the election – Buba Galadima

Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign organization, Buba Galadima, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, openly to come out and swear with the holy Quran and Bible that he (Buhari) and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, did not rig the February 23 presidential election. Galadima who believed that the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar won the election, noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, colluded with APC to rig the election in favour of Buhari. He also submitted in an interview with The Sun, that the president knew he was going to rig the election and removed Ex-Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen and replaced him [Read]

Atiku’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria, INEC releases another Bombshell [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria. INEC said the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria. [READ ALSO] We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal [READ MORE] Atiku Abubakar had filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge the reelection of President Buhari. Recall that INEC in a recent press statement issued to newsmen in response to the ongoing election tribunal petition said that the server results such Atiku and the PDP were laying claims to [Read]

Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned, not mine, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election. The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of Nigerians” during the election. In its response to Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the election, the APC had said the PDP candidate is not a Nigerian by birthand so, is unqualified to run for president. Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, argued that Atiku was born on November [Read]

Drama As Ogun Assembly Majority Leader Yinka Mafe Dumps APM Returns To APC Again

Few weeks after the 2019 general elections, Adeyinka Mafe, Majority Leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly, has defected from the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). APM is the party with which Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State, attempted to actualise the governorship ambition of Adekunle Akinlade, who failed to secure the ticket of the ruling party. Mafe, who represents Sagamu 1 State Constituency in the Assembly, resigned from the APC alongside three other lawmakers in November 2018 to join Amosun’s APM. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Candidacy for Osun Guber Polls over Certificate Scandal [READ MORE] However, with Akinlade having lost the election [Read]

#RiversDecides2019! BREAKING: Amaechi loses LGA to Wike [SEE RESULTS SO FAR]

Following the commencement of collation in Rivers state, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced results from three local government areas at the collation centre in Port Harcourt. [READ ALSO] #RiversDecides Live Results: PDP, AAC lock horns as INEC begins collation [SEE FULL RESULTS] The minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers state, Mr Rotimi Amaechi who allegedly supports the candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, lost his local government, Ikwerre, to the incumbent governor and gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nyesom Wike. Report Thecable has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 14, 938 while the African Action Congress (AAC) polled 5, 660. [Read]

#RiversDecides Live results: PDP, AAC lock horns as INEC begins collation

The much-awaited collation of results from the Rivers State governorship election is underway in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga, has declared the center open and results are beginning to trickle in. Below are the results so far, for the two leading contenders in the governorship race as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG,  PHALGA LGA 20 Wards, Registered Voters – 485,238 Accredited Voters – 57,183, AAC – 11,866 PDP – 40,197 Total Valid Votes – 55,523 Rejected Votes – 1,620 Total Vote Cast – 57,143 Ikwerre LGA 13 Wards, Elections did not hold in 2 Wards Registered Voters – 151,390 Accredited Voters – 22,885 [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB reschedules printing of exam slips to April 4

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have rescheduled the printing of the 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination slip to Thursday, April 4. JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja . NAN reports that the printing of the examination slips was initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 2. Benjamin said the shift in date came after 14 Computer – Based Tests centres were on Monday , suspended due to infractions during the board’s conduct of Mock UTME, including an incident where JAMB staff were attacked at one of its centres. “The suspension has [Read]

2nd Term: President Buhari Vows to improve on Performance

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday vowed to do his best for Nigerian citizens. He assured Nigerians that he will put in all efforts to ensure the best for the country and her citizens when he begins a second term in office on May 29, 2019, while appreciating all those that voted him during the elections. Receiving the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council of Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina (Katsina State Development Fund) led by Justice Mamman Nasir at the State House, President Buhari said his campaign to all states of the federation was an eye opener. In a statement disclosed by the Special Adviser to Media and Publicity to Mr President, Femi [Read]

BREAKING: INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Ogun Gov-elect Dapo Abiodun, Deputy [READ MORE]

ABEOKUTA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today Thursday, March 28, 2019  presented the Certificate of Return [CoR] to Ogun State Governor – elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy Noimot Oyedele – Salako.  The CoR was presented to them by INEC’s Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Ondo and Lagos, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola around noon. However, winners in the State House of Assembly – 26 of them, comprising 15 All Progressives Congress (APC) members and eleven others spread across the Allied People’s Movement (APM), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will collect theirs later in the day. Meanwhile, the governor-elect in his acceptance speech, titled [Read]

PMB, APC Pick Lawan As Senate President, Senator Ndume, Others Kick

President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed the Senate Leader of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, Senator Ahmed Lawan, as the next Senate president. Feelers from the dinner the president held for governors and senators-elect on Monday night at the presidential villa, Abuja, showed that both Buhari and the APC are more favourably disposed to Lawan’s leadership of the Senate than Senator Ali Ndume. Reports say Buhari and the APC opted for Lawan because of his loyalty to the party and the Buhari administration as well as his political maturity. Apparently to avoid any unnecessary altercations, which marred the relationship between the National Assembly and [Read]