Kwara state

500 PDP members dump ‘Umbrellas’, Pick Up ‘Brooms’ in Kwara [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that no fewer than 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State at the weekend defected to the All Progressives Congress, choosing to  dump their ‘umbrellas’ to pick up ‘brooms’ ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Kwara State Chairman of APC, Bashir Bolarinwa, while receiving the former PDP members in Obo -Aiyegunle, assured them that they would be accorded equal rights and privileges being enjoyed by old members. He urged them to add value to the party both in the state and at the national level. Bolarinwa, while congratulating them for their decision, said the task ahead [Read]

2019: PDP, Atiku Campaign Train Hit Kwara for North Central Rally [READ MORE + SEE PHOTOS]

  Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Wednesday held its North- Central Zonal Rally in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. READ ALSO: 2019: Setback for APC as 59 Buhari Support Groups Endorse Atiku [READ MORE]  Basking in the euphoria of its successful outing in Sokoto where it kicked off the campaigns on Tuesday, the party had predicted a similar outing today, saying Nigerians are waiting anxiously to cast their ballots at the polls. The PDP National Vice Chairman (South-West), Eddy Olafeso noted that the party will consolidate on its Sokoto outing to further enlighten Nigerians on the need to vote [Read]

2019: Kwara Gov, Abdulfatah Ahmed Withdraws from Senatorial Race at Last Minute – READ MORE

  ILORIN – Reports from Ilorin the Kwara state capital indicate that the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has shockingly announced his withdrawal from the senatorial race in the 2019 general elections at the last minute.  NEWS FLAKES NG recalls that Governor Ahmed had won the ticket to contest Kwara South senatorial seat under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a consensus arrangement during the October party’s primaries. Dr Rafiu Ibrahim, the beneficiary of the governor’s action, who is also the Senator representing Kwara South in the National Assembly, has praised the Senate President and national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bukola Saraki for granting the request [Read]

Offa Robbery: You can’t escape prosecution, Police tell Saraki

  The Nigerian Police Force has pointedly told Senate President Bukola Saraki not to entertain any sense of relief over the death of Michael Adikwu, a major suspect arrested in connection with the deadly multiple robberies in Offa last April. Police said the five suspects arraigned in court in Ilorin, Kwara State, had already given them enough clues about Saraki’s involvement in the robberies and they were determined to prosecute him. Police gave this position in a response to the statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Senate President Bukola Saraki’s spokesman. Olaniyonu called for a probe of Adikwu’s death. But the police appeared to have ruled out a probe of the death, [Read]

2019: Kwara PDP chairman, Iyiola Oyedepo defects to APC

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State, Iyiola Oyedepo, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyedepo made the announcement on Wednesday morning. According to TVC News, Oyedepo on a live telephone radio program in Ilorin insisted that he can never work with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki who recently joined the PDP. He was quoted as saying, “Darkness and light can never work together and I can never work with Saraki. I will rather pitch my tent with the APC instead of working with Saraki in PDP”. NEWS FLAKES [Read]

OFFA ROBBERY: Another baseless allegation, ploy by Police to implicate me – Saraki READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the Nigeria Police Force’s claim that he sponsored the buying of weapon for the Offa robbery gang is baseless allegation and that this is another ploy by the Police to implicate him by all means. Saraki and Idris Saraki said that there is no way he could have been associated with armed robbery against his people. He said that ‘when the Offa robbery incident happened, he was the first top public official to visit the place and right there in the palace of the traditional ruler, he call Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the IGP, requesting him to make certain specific security [Read]