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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]

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]

Kogi Guber: Yahaya Bello Buys, Floods State With 1,500 Exotic Suv’s As Campaign Vehicles [SEE PHOTOS]

  LOKOJA – As the Kogi governorship elections scheduled for 16th November is around the corner, the state governor, Yahaya Bello who contested for second term under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC planned to win the election as he buys about 1,500 exotic Suvs as campaign vehicles which cost millions of Naira. An election to decide who governs the state for the next four years is just by the corner on 16 November. Various political parties have completed nomination rituals for the emergence of party flag-bearers in the upcoming exercise. As expected, the events have pushed the State on the threshold of yet another critical decision making [Read]

Budget 2020: “I Am Suffering From Cold Due To Hardwork” – Buhari To NASS

ABUJA – President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lamented he’s suffering from cold because of hard work to move the nation forward. The president, who was addressing the joint session of the National Assembly while presenting the 2020 budget said his cold was due to national assignment. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that immediately after observing protocols and before presenting the details of the bill, the President apologised for his voice. [READ ALSO] Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark At $57 He said, “Before I proceed to read the details of the budget, let me apologise for my voice. As you can hear in my voice, I [Read]

Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark At $57

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2020 appropriation bill with total expenditure of N10.73 trillion to the national assembly. While presenting the budget on Tuesday, Buhari said the federal government is targetting a revenue of N8.155 trillion. Buhari said the appropriation bill is based on the new VAT rate “which will help finance health, education, and infrastructural programmes.” Debt servicing in the budget is pegged at N2.45trn, out of which local debts would take N296bn, with N426.6bn set as overhead cost. The oil benchmark is set at $57 at 2.18m barrels per day with capital projects gulping N2.46 trillion. A breakdown of the budget’s statutory transfers show that [Read]

Lawmakers Order CBN To Suspend New Charges On Transactions

The House of Representatives on Thursday directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to suspend the new charges placed on Nigerians under its new cashless policy, with immediate effect.  CBN had announced an increase in charges on withdrawals and deposits exceeding N500,000, however, in a plenary session, the Lower House ordered the apex bank to suspend the policy until appropriate consultations have been concluded. This was affirmed via a series of tweets on the official Twitter handle of the House of Representatives. [READ ALSO] Nigerians to start paying for bank deposits, withdrawals – CBN announces [SEE CIRCULAR] The tweets read: The @HouseNGR has urged the @cenbank to suspend its recent directive to [Read]

Reps threaten Onyeama for refusing to honour invitation, invite Air Peace boss for commendation

ABUJA – The House of Representatives has accused the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, of refusing to honour the summons by the lawmakers to address them on the spate of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, in his remarks after a long debate on the attacks at the plenary on Tuesday, told that house that the information at his disposal has it that the minister failed to answer several invitations by the Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Buba Yusuf. “It is unfortunate that in all those occasions, the minister has not responded to the Chairman’s invitations , ” he said . The speaker [Read]

Nigerians will soon stone senators – ASUU President

ABEOKUTA – The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has said Nigerians will soon begin to stone Senators who have remained insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, feeding fat on the taxes collected from hardworking Nigerians. Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting held in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state. In his words; ”They move about in armoured cars at a time when those who suffered in the rain and sun to put them in office are languishing in abject poverty. “They are insensitive to the point that they are telling us they want to buy [Read]

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Other Lawmakers May Lose Seats Over Dual Citizenship

In reference to the recent judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal in Ondo, the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and several other lawmakers risk losing their seats, Sunday PUNCH has learnt. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Ondo state national assembly tribunal on July 31, 2019, sacked Mr Ikengboju Gboluga, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency of Ondo State for having dual citizenship and thereafter ordered that Mr Albert Akintoye of the All Progressives Congress be issued the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The three-man panel headed by Justice [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Signs New Act As Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Correctional Service

ABUJA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill into law. The Act repeals the Nigerian Prisons Service Act. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday. With the signing, the Nigerian Prisons Service will now be called the Nigerian Correctional Service. Details later… [Read]

BREAKING: New Ministerial Nominees Arrive NASS for Screening

ABUJA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that some ministerial nominees including Mr. Adamu Adamu, Sunday Dare, George Akume, Ogbonnaya Onu and Olorunnimbe Mamora, have been sighted in the National Assembly complex ready for the screening exercise, scheduled to start today. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday submitted list of new Ministerial Nominees to the Senate for swift screening and confirmation. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

9th Assembly: NASS Bars Journalists From Inauguration, Demands Certificate Of Registration, Income Tax

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) has commenced a crackdown on journalists and Media houses covering it’s activities with the released of stringent conditions for new accreditation that may barred the forth estate of the real from covering the inauguration of the 9th Assembly. The release of the 20 points stringent requirements for all journalists and Media houses to cover the activities of the national assembly before or at the expiration of the present national assembly is seen as another attempt to gag the press. Some of the requirements to cover the national assembly at the expiration of this present leadership, according to the [Read]

Senate threatens to Shutdown, Sanction Bet9ja [READ MORE]

Senate has on Tuesday, threatened to Shutdown popular betting venture, Bet9Ja offices if the company fails to honour its invitation for a second time.  While speaking on Tuesday, in Abuja, during the verification of Lotto companies with license to operate in Nigeria, Chairman, Senate committee on youth and sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, who noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation, said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.” Senator Ogba who noted that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate [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]

Ndume meets Osinbajo, insists on senate presidency [READ MORE]

Ali Ndume, former senate leader and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is still eyeing the number one position in the senate. Ndume, who represents Borno south senatorial district, made this known after meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. He arrived at Aso Rock around 3pm before proceeding to Osinbajo’s office for the meeting. The APC is expected to produce the next crop of national assembly leaders after emerging with the majority lawmakers in the two chambers. A source had told TheCable that the party leadership as well as President Muhammadu Buhari have endorsed Ahmad Lawan as senate president. But [Read]