Tinubu, Akande To Mediate In Oyetola, Aregbesola Rift

LAGOS – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and Chief Bisi Akande, a former interim national chairman of the party, are currently working behind the scene to resolve the rift between Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State and his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior. Contrary to denials from both men that there is no crack in their relationship, a credible source, who is also a chieftain of the party confirmed that there is a no love lost relationship between Oyetola and Aregbesola, a development which began before the election that produced Oyetola as governor. Speaking on the genesis of the crisis, [Read]

Oshiomhole not our leader, stands suspended – Edo APC

BENIN – The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Anselm Ojezua, has said that the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is not the leader of the party in the state. He said that the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, is the leader of the Edo APC. The party chairman said this on Saturday when he who spoke with reporters after a meeting with party leaders in Edo North at Jattu-Uzaire, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state. He said Oshiomhole remained suspended from the party, adding that there was no division in the state chapter of the party. Ojezua said: “There’s nothing to [Read]

2023: Northern power brokers reportedly abandon Tinubu

  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) on Tuesday claimed that talks between the North and South-West ahead of the 2023 presidency have broken down. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the President and Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary-General, in a statement, alleged that the presidential aspiration of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, was hanging due to tactic withdrawal of support from Northern power brokers. OYC said it had confirmed that the North was not satisfied with the voting pattern and results during the 2019 presidential election in the South West as President Muhammadu Buhari did not win overwhelmingly. It noted: “The result shows that South West voted for both PDP and APC, [Read]

Pandemonium in Plateau PDP As Serving Senator Storms Secretariat to Oust State Chair

T‌here was pandemonium and heavy drama at the Plateau state PDP Secretariat on Monday morning when a serving Senator, ID Gyang stormed the secretariat with hundreds of hunters carrying dane guns and civil defence officers to forcefully remove the state chairman of the party, Hon Amos Gombi. According to eyewitnesses who spoke with our reporter, immediately after the senator and his entourage got access to the building before settling down for the business that brought them, news filtered to the group loyal to the state leadership and they mobilised and storm the party Secretariat. Crisis erupted sooner after the other group arrived at the Secretariat and it took the intervention [Read]

Fresh crisis looms in PDP over Reps Minority Leader

AN alleged move by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to satisfy some influential party chieftains in its handling of the crisis over the emergence of Ndudi Elumelu as the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives has sparked a fresh crisis in the opposition party. Several stakeholders, including Elumelu who was suspended by the party over the issue, are insisting that the party hierarchy should leave Reps from the party alone to decide who leads them. Reliable sources at the PDP national secretariat said that some prominent chieftains of the party, including serving governors, senators, members of the Board of Trustees as well as former presidential aspirants, [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]

Crisis Brew in APC as Powerful Forces Move to Sack Oshiomhole Over Tinubu’s 2023 Presidential Ambition

  Indications have emerged that some stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), particularly from the Northern region are neck deep in a plot to orchestrate the removal of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the party. Speaking with our correspondent, a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that those calling for Oshiomhole’s removal were doing so because of the intrigues associated with the 2023 presidential election. According to him, many behind the call were afraid Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, who has been reported to be nursing presidential ambition in 2023, might easily get the party’s ticket [Read]

BREAKING: “Security men from govt house have barricaded my house” – Embattled Kogi Dep Gov cries out, says he remains Kogi No. 2 man

  LOKOJA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the embattled Kogi State Deputy Governor, Mr Simon Achuba has reacted to his alleged impeachment by the Kogi State House of Assembly. Achuba stated this in a statement in an interview on African Independent Television monitored by our correspondent Friday evening. He said the security men have surrounded his apartment in Lokoja . He said, “My gate has been blocked by security men from government house and no one can come in and out of the building. In short, I’m on house arrest now. “Let me say that I’m still the authentic deputy Governor of [Read]

Oshiomhole’s life under threat, his Benin residence attacked – APC …*We’re not aware of the attack – Edo Govt

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed reports that the residence of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole was attacked by political thugs. Some youths had on Sunday, October 13th, stormed Oshiomhole’s residence in Benin chanting songs, ‘Oshiomhole Ole (Thief) Oshiomhole Ole (thief)’ but were dispersed by anti-riot policemen. APC Spokesperson, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement on Sunday condemned the attack, saying that those behind the incident were “desperate persons who have political ambition.” He commended Oshiomhole for “calling for calm after the apparent attempt on his life”. The party called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammad Adamu, and other relevant security outfits to investigate the ugly [Read]

Confusion in Bayelsa Assembly as two Speakers emerge, thugs disappear with mace

YENAGOA – There appears to be fresh crisis rocking the Bayelsa State House of Assembly (BYHA) with the emergence of two parallel leaderships, both within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The crisis in the state assembly made up of 24 members began when the incumbent speaker called the house to order about 10:00am on Monday, and indefinitely adjourned proceedings before thugs suspected to be his supporters carted away the mace, a symbol of authority in the assembly. It was learnt that over a week ago, Isenah had been under intense pressure to resign his position to give way for a new leadership or face impeachment today. DAILY POST had [Read]

REVEALED! Why President Buhari Redeployed Me – Keyamo

Erstwhile Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said that his redeployment from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to the Ministry of Labour and Employment was evidence of his versatility. He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the redeployment, saying it was proof of his ability to do many different things. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari redeploys Keyamo to Ministry of Labour Taking to his verified Twitter handle @fkeyamo on Tuesday night, Keyamo had tweeted: ON THE MOVE AGAIN: TWO PORTFOLIOS IN TWO MONTHS! Just been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Employment to work with my long-time big brother, H.E, Chris Ngige. Thank you, Mr. President [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]

Edo Crisis: Obaseki sacked the only commissioner I nominated into his cabinet – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has spoken on the crisis between him and his successor, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, stating that Obaseki removed the only commissioner he nominated into his cabinet. The duo were at loggerhead for a substantial period between May and July and as observers believe it has gone to rest when peace was brokered between them. In an interview with Channels Television, Oshiomhole said the governor took the action after a reconciliatory meeting that was attended by four governors. A faction of the assembly is said to be loyal to the governor while the other is on the [Read]

Party Chairman, Eight Others Injured As Ondo APC Meeting Turns Bloody

AKURE – It was chaotic moment in Ondo state on Sunday as some suspected hoodlums invaded the All Progressive Congress secretariat in Ondo, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, and disrupted the meeting. Not fewer than eight people were reportedly injured including the party chairman, Mr. Aro Bernard. It was gathered that the political thugs who were said to be about 20 in number invaded the venue of the meeting after overpowering some members of the party. According to a party member, Tope Adekunle disclosed that the hoodlums who were armed with cudgels, sticks, cutlass, and knives were led by one Garba who monitored the beating [Read]

APC CRISIS: I’ve also sacked Oshiomhole for anti-party activities —Okorocha [READ MORE]

  The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for his suspension from the party over alleged anti -party activities. The National Working Committee of the APC, on Friday, had also suspended Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State; the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru; and the Director – General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu. But Okorocha, during an interview on Sunday Politics, a programme of Channels Television, said Oshiomhole did not have the power to remove a party member, describing the suspension as a joke. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the governor also accused [Read]