9TH ASSEMBLY: Dogara Joins Speakership Race Again, Vows to repeat 2015 Victory

64 non-APC lawmakers set to endorse Gbajabiamila, Bago boasts of 195 members-elect NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the last may not have been heard about the race for the Speakership of the House of Representatives in the Ninth National Assembly as the outgoing Speaker of the Eight Assembly, Hon Yakubu Dogara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly joined the race. This was announced through a campaign launched on social media by Dogara’s aides over the weekend with various posters tagged “continuity”. The Tribune Online further gathered that there was another one tagged ‘God chose Rt. Hon speaker Dogara Yakubu in the 8th Assembly, not any Lagosian, we believe [Read]

I Won’t Run An Adult Daycare Centre Because Of Tinubu, Says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has responded to Bola Tinubu’s budget padding allegation, but with a strong warning that he “won’t run an adult daycare centre anymore on matters like this”. Reports have it on Sunday that Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, both former members of the party, of budget padding, saying: “Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years,” he said in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman. “National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad [Read]

Saraki loses, Dogara Wins bid to return to NASS, Buhari, Atiku in tight race [SEE LATEST RESULTS]

  • President leads in Kano , Gombe , Bauchi , Osun • Former VP ahead in A’ Ibom , Edo , Plateau , Ondo The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki , on Sunday became one of the major casualties of the 2019 general elections as he lost his bid to return to the Senate . Apart from Saraki , the other two senatorial candidates of his party , the Peoples Democratic Party , lost to the All Progressives Congress . Saraki lost to the Kwara Central Senatorial District candidate of the APC , Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe , in an election observers described as a major upset . Oloriegbe polled [Read]

Delaying Results is Dangerous, Dogara Cautions INEC [READ MORE]

Following the delay in the announcement of the results of Tafawa-Balewa Bogoro- Dass Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, a Clarion call has been made for prompt intervention by the National Chairman of Independent Commissioner Prof. Mamood Yakubu and other national Electoral commissioners , to see to the strict adherence to original election results as it is released to party agents. This call was made by the speaker, house of Representatives Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara through his special assistant on media to the speaker Turaki Hassan While speaking to the journalist at Zwall coalition center for the three local Government that made up the federal Constituency. According to Mr. Turaki Hassan [Read]

FG, APC Plot Saraki, Dogara’s Arrest Tomorrow – CUPP Alleges [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to violently take over the leadership of the National Assembly tomorrow. Addressing a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, the Spokesman of the CUPP and National Chairman of the Action Peoples Party (APP), Chief Ikenga Ugochinyere said the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu who are both of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been marked for arrest Monday night. He said Senators Ahmed Lawan, Godswill Akpabio and Hope Uzodimma, according to the plan, would be announced “factional” Senate President, Deputy Senate [Read]

BREAKING: Peaceful Protest turns Violent as Bukola Saraki, Uche Secondus, Dino Melaye, Others, reportedly Attacked With Teargas

Emerging external reports reaching NEWS FLAKES NG, indicates that six Presidential Aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, alongside the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, were teargassed by men suspected to be the Nigeria Police, during a peaceful protest against the partiality of the nation’s Electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Police. The protesters, which included PDP Presidential Aspirants, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; and Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed; had left the INEC Headquarters, and were approaching the Police Headquarters on a peaceful protest, where they were met with Police [Read]

Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal lead protesters to INEC headquarters over Osun poll, want Adeleke declared governor

The leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that leaders of the opposition party among whom are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to INEC office after they had earlier converged at the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja. Also among the protesters are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; former Niger State Governor and presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido; and Senator [Read]

Saraki, Dogara, Obasanjo, Others Shun Independence Day Parade

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, together with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Monday did not attend the nation’s Independence anniversary parade held in Abuja to celebrate the country’s 58th years of freedom. Those who graced the occasion include President Muhammadu Buhari; vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon and lots of other dignitaries and principal officers. Recall that both Principal officers left the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Also in attendance at the parade was the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice [Read]

REVEALED: Why NASS Extends Resumption To October

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that members of the National Assembly on Saturday revealed why they intended to resume plenary in October, instead of the scheduled September 25. The Vice-Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rules and Business, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Shehu Sani, Adesoji Akanbi, Mao Ohuabunwa and James Manager were among those who spoke with Punch and urged both the upper and lower chambers to extend its resumption to October. According to them, joint committees on electoral matters and those on appropriation may find it challenging to conclude their assignments before the end of September. They equally argued that it would not be proper for members of [Read]

2019 POLITICS: Drama as 14 APC senators, 37 Reps defect to PDP, ADC

A gale of defection on Tuesday hit the National Assembly with 37 members of the House of Representatives and 14 senators leaving the All Progressives Congress . But President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the defection from the APC in the National Assembly said it would not impact negatively on the party . Buhari said this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu . Shehu quoted the President as urging members of the APC not to despair over the development which he described as a “seasonal occurrence.” He then wished the lawmakers who left the party well in their future endeavours . [Read]