Drama As Edo APC suspends Oshiomhole

  BENIN – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has suspended the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his role in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party. The decision followed the vote of no confidence passed on Comrade Oshiomhole by the Chairmen of the APC in the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo State. According to a statement signed by Edo APC Chairman, Anselm Ojezua and Assistant State Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony, “Consequent on the development, the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in [Read]

JUST IN: DSS Disperses #FreeSowore Protesters With Teargas [SEE PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) have dispersed protesters who stormed the headquarters of the service over the continued detention of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore. The protesters had stormed the DSS office on Tuesday morning but were met with resistance by the officials who then started shooting sporadically to disperse them. [READ MORE] [BREAKING] Bayelsa Guber: Court disqualifies APC candidate Meanwhile, before they were dispersed, rights activist and leader of the protest, Deji Adeyanju, alleged that he was offered the sum of N1million by some persons to suspend the protest. He displayed the cash, adding that the money was offered to him at gunpoint. He, [Read]

[BREAKING] Bayelsa Guber: Court disqualifies APC candidate

ABUJA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has disqualified the Deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State. The court disqualified Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, over false information in his CF0001 form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to contest the election. Delivering the judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, pointed out that he found no nexus in the name on his school-leaving certificate, first degree (BA), Masters and the affidavits he swore to correct his name. The judge held that all his documents bore different [Read]

BREAKING: Appeal Court Dismisses Akinlade’s Appeal, Upholds Abiodun’s Victory As Ogun Gov

IBADAN – The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has unanimously dismissed an appeal suit filed by APM, Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade against the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun. The Court upheld the victory of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while discussing the appeal of the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) as lacking in merits. Recall that the Ogun state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital had also  earlier upheld the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  as the authentic winner of the guber election held in the state on March 9, 2019. In [Read]

BOOM! I’m better in bed than Yahaya Bello, says Melaye [SEE VIDEO]

LOKOJA – Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west senatorial district rerun election, says he is better in bed than Yahaya Bello, governor of the state. Melaye, who will face Smart Adeyemi, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, in the November 16 exercise, said this during one of his campaign outings. The appeal court had sacked the PDP lawmaker and ordered a fresh election in the senatorial district. While addressing a crowd at a rally, Melaye said he is better than the governor in many aspects, adding that he is more handsome, taller, educated and sexually active. “I want to assure you the kind of [Read]

Akpabio vs Ekpeyong: APC wins appeal, as court orders rerun in one LG

CALABAR – The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has ordered a rerun in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State where Senator Godswill Akpabio lost to Senator Christopher Ekpenyong in the February 23, 2019 senatorial election in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District. Akpabio, who is currently the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election, had gone to the Court of Appeal to challenge the decision of the election petition tribunal to declare the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ekpenyong, winner. The court ordered a rerun in Essien Udim within 90 days. In its judgement delivered on Saturday, the court [Read]

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trn 2020 budget to Lagos Assembly

  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday presented the year 2020 proposed budget of N1.168 trillion to the State House of Assembly. Sanwo-Olu said the proposed budget had been christened: “The Budget of Awakening to a Greater Lagos”, and would give priority to the completion of ongoing projects. He said that the budget would be funded by a projected total revenue of N1.071 trillion, and a deficit amounting to N97.53 billion. According to him, the budget size is higher than the 2019 budget by 34 per cent. “The capital expenditure amounts to N723.75 billion while the recurrent expenditure is N444.81 billion, giving a 62:38 capital to recurrent ratio. [Read]

Expect third term agenda soon, says Falana

  A human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, says some forces within the nation’s political landscape are preparing the grounds to launch a third term campaign ahead of the 2023 presidential race. Falana, who was the guest speaker at the presentation of “Testimony to courage,” a book in honour of the Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, said those behind the moves had activated the process by a deliberate attempt to oppress the media and whittle their influence and other perceived obstacles. An online newspaper, The Pledge, quoted Falana as saying, “Let me say this, our country has gone to the dogs and the media must [Read]

Buhari’s spokeman confirms sack of Osinbajo’s 35 aides, offers explanations

  The presidency has broken its silence on why some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were asked to go. The appointments of more than 30 aides of the nation’s number two citizen were terminated on Wednesday. Some top aides of Osinbajo had refused to comment on the development, with Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, dismissing a list of the affected aides published on Thursday. But in a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said President Muhammadu Buhari cut down the number of those working with his deputy to save the cost of governance. [READ ALSO] REVEALED! Names of Osinbajo’s 35 aides sacked by Buhari [See Full List] “The Presidency [Read]

REVEALED! Names of Osinbajo’s 35 aides sacked by Buhari [See Full list]

  The names of the thirty-five aides of Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday have been revealed. See Full List as  obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Jibola Ajayi- SA, Legal Lanre Osinbona- SSA,ICT Imeh Okon- SSA, Infrastructure Jide Awolowo- SA, Oil and Gas Lilian Idiaghe- SA, Research, Legal and Compliance Arukino Umukoro- SA, Niger Delta Bala Liman Mohammed SSA Economy Edobor Iyamu SSA, Niger Delta [READ ALSO] ‘Fight Cabal Like A Man With Manhood Or Resign Honourably’ – Ozekhome To Osinbajo Dolapo Bright SSA, Agro Allied Value Chain Toyosi Onaolapo SA, Community engagement Gambo Manzo SA, Political Bisi Ogungbemi SA, Political Matters Edirin Akemu SSA, [Read]

‘Fight Cabal Like A Man With Manhood Or Resign Honourably’ – Ozekhome To Osinbajo

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), human rights lawyer has reacted to the sack of Osinbajo’s aides by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ozekhome while reacting in a report by The Independent said he is not surprised by the development as he had predicted that it will happen before now. “I normally read situations and I say my own. Everything I have predicted in the last five years have always come to pass. I have made it clear and it is resounding now”, he said. [READ ALSO] FG Declares Monday Nov 11 As Public Holiday On the options available before Osinbajo, Ozekhome said he can either fight the cabal like a man or quietly resign [Read]

Travel across Nigeria for 90-days, Osun Federal Lawmaker challenges Fashola Over Bad Roads

   A member of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Salam has challenged the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola to to travel on Nigerian roads for a period of 90 days to see how bad the road are. Salam, who represents Ede-North/Ede-South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State, called relevant stakeholders to join the Minister on the travel to ascertain how deplorable the road network is across the country. This came at the backdrop of a statement credited to the Minister that “the roads are not as bad as they are been portrayed in the media.” Fashola had on Wednesday, shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting, said, “The [Read]

BREAKING: Jubilation in PDP Camp As Appeal Court Sacks APC’s Adeyeye, Declares Senator Olujimi Winner

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Court of Appeal on Wednesday sacked the Senate Spokesman, Adedayo Adeyeye as the senator representing Ekiti South senatorial district in the upper chamber. Adeyeye, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Sowore, Co-defendants Have Perfected Bail Conditions, To be Freed Today – Falana The appellant court declared Senator Biodun Olujimi of the PDP winner of the election. [READ ALSO] JUST IN: Lagos Suffers Another Fire Accident As Burning Building Collapses, Policeman killed Olujimi, a former principal officer in the 8th Senate, is a former [Read]

Drama as INEC Commissioner nominee tells Senate “I am an active APC member” during screening

– A nominee for a job at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Raheem Muideen Olalekan, claims to be a member of the All Progessives Congress (APC) – Olalekan’s screening was put on hold after the Senate discovered a petition against him – The Senate committee fixes a new date after Olalekan’s inability to provide convincing responses to questions There was drama on Tusday, November 5 at the National Assembly as a nominee for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) described himself as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He continued to stress that he was loyal to the party [Read]

GNI, Ogun ADC chieftains, others set to join Abiodun-led APC govt

A three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, appears to have buried his ambition to be governor of the Gateway State. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Isiaka, on Monday evening, led leaders and members of his party, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to meet with Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, allegedly for talks on how to perfect their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former aspirant who has contested the governorship position under the African Democratic Congress for three consecutive unsuccessful attempts said he had confidence that the present administration will take Ogun State to a higher pedestal. While explaining the reason behind his [Read]