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DEFAMATION: Atiku demands N500m, apology from Buhari’s aide [READ MORE]

The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded N500million, apology and retraction from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as damages for alleged defamatory statement against him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Atiku threatened that Onochie’s failure or neglect to accede to his demands within the next 48 hours will compel him to activate the full weight of the legal machinery against Onochie, without any further recourse. The former vice president said this in a letter by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on May 14, stating that refusal [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

Court sacks APC lawmaker-elect in Ondo

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, has sacked a lawmaker-elect, Mr Sina Akinwumi, of the All Progressives Congress. The court said Akinwunmi was not eligible to contest the House of Assembly election for Okitipupa Constituency 2 as the candidate of the APC because  he did not win the primary election conducted by the party. It declared Mr James Ololade-Gbegudu as the winner of the primary election. Olalade-Gbegudu had filed a suit challenging Akinwunmi’s candidacy. He sought an order to compel the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise him as the authentic candidate of the party. He told the court that he won [Read]

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

Emir Sanusi: Kano Princes Snub, Reject Ganduje’s Offer To Head New Emirates

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that three Kano princes have rejected an offer for appointment as Emir of Bichi, one of the four new emirates created Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on May 8 amid his face-off with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. Nationnewslead reports that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero and district heads of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye at the Government House on Thursday night. The offer to serve as Emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano Nasiru Bayero, who rejected outrightly. The governor then pushed the offer to Chiroma’s elder brother, Aminu Bayero, who also turned it down. [Read]

[UPDATED] JUST IN: Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola’s Election As Osun Governor [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Appeal Court has upturned the judgment of the Osun State election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja and upheld the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of Osun State governorship election held in September 2018. Delivering the majority judgement, Justice Sankey held that the decision of the lower court to invalidate the result of the rerun election held on September 27 was wrong. His judgement was agreed to by three other justices in the panel. However, Justice Mbamba who delivered a dissenting judgment upheld the decision of the tribunal. Meanwhile, delivering the lead judgement on [Read]

OGUN 2019: Political Parties Urge Tribunal to dismiss APM’s Petition Against Dapo Abiodun’s Election

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – A political group under the auspices of League of Registered Political Parties, Ogun State Chapter has urged the state election tribunal to dismiss the petition of the Allied People’s Movement filed against the emergence of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor – elect in the last governorship election held in the state.  In a response to APM’s petition signed by eleven different political parties’ Chairmen in the state and dated 3rd May, 2019, the group had asked the tribunal to ignore the petition describing it as “not only frivolous, but also muck-raising against individuals who have diligently served, and are serving [Read]

Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians

OSUN – Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has charged Nigerians and the International community to hold the Nigeria Police Force and the All Progressive Congress responsible if anything tragic happens to the Governorship candidate of the Party and current Senator, Ademola Adeleke. The Party stated this today in a Press release issued by the State Chairman Hon Soji Adagunodo in response to the arrest of Adeleke by the Police authorities in Abuja. Adagunodo said the arrest of the Osun Governorship candidate who recently won an Election petition and declared as the rightful winner of the September 22nd 2018 Governorship election is a clear case of political desperation [Read]

BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state have been detained by the Nigerian Police. Adeleke also doubles as the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district. [READ ALSO]  JUST IN: Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained. “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and [Read]

Appeal Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Ogun Governor-Elect

ABUJA – The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday dismissed the appeal seeking the disqualification of the Ogun State governor-elect, Adedapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress. The suit sought the disqualification of Abiodun to contest the last governorship election in the state. A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Datti Yahaya held that the appeal was unmeritorious. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the appellant, Abdulrafiu Baruwa, had filed the appeal before the court to challenge the March 7, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, which dismissed his suit faulting Abiodun’s eligibility to contest the March 9, [Read]

REVEALED! How to End godfatherism in Lagos – El-Rufai [READ MORE]

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El – Rufai, on Saturday said he defeated and retired four political godfathers in Kaduna State, saying the feat could be replicated anywhere, including Lagos State. El -Rufai, who argued that godfathers existed only on paper or in the minds of the people, said the key to defeating them was in going directly to the people. He, however, admitted that defeating godfathers required time and hard work. The Kaduna State Governor spoke in Ikoyi, Lagos, at an event organised by the Bridge Club tagged, “An evening with His Excellency Mallam Nasir El -Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State .” In his main speech, El [Read]

‘Can They Now Swallow Their Words?’ Presidency Mocks Opposition As Buhari Returns [READ MORE]

The presidency has asked political opponents and all those who said President Buhari’s trip to London was for hospitalization, to swallow their words. In a statement on Sunday, the Presidency through Femi Adesina, said President Buhari’s return after ten days in London, has put to rest all speculations suggesting that he was sick. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] Adesina’s statement further added that the reports which said the president would extend his visit has also been proven as fake, adding that all those reports were vain imaginations of those he called “apostles of evil”. [READ ALSO] ‘Buhari has No Capacity To Manage This [Read]

‘Buhari Has No Capacity To Manage This Country, Because He is Busy Managing Himself’ – Afegbua

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of incompetence in handling the nation’s security challenges. PDP’s spokesperson Mr. Kassim Afegbua, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived into the country from his ‘private’ visit to the United Kingdom, said the President lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria out of its security crisis. “The President has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself,” Afegbua. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] He accused the Federal Government of not addressing insecurity, claiming that it will be surprising if tomorrow’s headline [Read]

Alleged Anti-Party Activities: Ekiti APC Suspends Segun Oni

The immediate past Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oni, has been suspended indefinitely from the party. Mr Oni, who is also a former governor of Ekiti State, was suspended over alleged anti-party activities. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that in a letter dated May 1, 2019 and addressed to Mr Oni by the party’s executives in his (Oni) Ifaki Ward II, Ekiti, the party said it took the action over the failure of the party chieftain to appear before them to clear the allegations against them. The letter was signed by the Chairman and Secretary of Ifaki Ward II, Shina Akinloye and Ogunyemi Taiwo [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission was replacing all the servers in its national headquarters in Abuja and offices in all the states of the federation. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the commission’s action was aimed at deleting the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across the country . He said the action further exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation of the 2019 presidential election . He said, “The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials [Read]