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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]

Support Lawan, Gbajabiamila Or Leave APC – Tinubu Tells Ndume, Other Lawmakers

  Newly elected APC lawmakers must tow the party line or be whipped out of the party, Bola Tinubu has said.  Mr Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, said that party discipline would be upheld in addressing the leadership tussle of the 9th National Assembly. Mr Tinubu said this while speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday after a prayer programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday. “Party discipline is key, we must be discipline in the party. We were a little careless in 2015. We created the opportunity for serpent to get into our party and that did not allow Nigeria to [Read]

PMB, APC Pick Lawan As Senate President, Senator Ndume, Others Kick

President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed the Senate Leader of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, Senator Ahmed Lawan, as the next Senate president. Feelers from the dinner the president held for governors and senators-elect on Monday night at the presidential villa, Abuja, showed that both Buhari and the APC are more favourably disposed to Lawan’s leadership of the Senate than Senator Ali Ndume. Reports say Buhari and the APC opted for Lawan because of his loyalty to the party and the Buhari administration as well as his political maturity. Apparently to avoid any unnecessary altercations, which marred the relationship between the National Assembly and [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari, APC Senators Meet Behind Closed Doors in Aso Rock [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The senators included serving senators and senators-elect on the platform of the party. Some of the APC state governors who attended the dinner, included Lagos, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Osun. Among those at the meeting also included the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The President hosted them to dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. Discussions at the dinner [Read]

BREAKING: APC House of Reps-Elect Dies [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a Federal House of Representatives – elect Garba Muhammad Butalawa, representing Kura, Madobi and Garun Mallam in Kano, has died. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the Late Garba contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). [READ ALSO] Drama As OGD returns from political retirement after 24hrs, ‘agrees’ to lead supporters to APC [READ MORE] He died at the Prime Clinic, Lamido Crescent on Saturday at around 2:30pm, his personal driver, Balarabe Shehu Butalawa later confirmed this to The Nation. The House of Reps elect died after a protracted illness. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Buhari To Hand-Pick Next Senate President [READ MORE]

Ovie Omo-Agege, the lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, says President Muhammadu Buhari will determine the next Senate President. He also stated that the next Senate President has to be loyal to the President. According to NAN, Omo-Agege said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would work towards avoiding the issues that led to the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate President. He said: “Anybody who is going to be Senate President in the 9th senate, must be somebody who is loyal to Mr. President, the party and the constitution. “The Senate President will be determined by Mr. President. Mr. President will indicate to us through the party who he wants [Read]

Court Stops INEC From Issuing Certificate Of Return To Akpabio’s Opponent [SEE COURT PAPERS]

  A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stay action on the issuance of a certificate of return to any candidate in Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district election. Justice Valentine Ashi made the order on Friday, following an application with suit No ‘FCT/HC/M/2680/19’, with Senator Godswill Akpabio as the applicant. She restrained the respondent in the suit – the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – from issuing any certificate, pending the determination of the suit before the court. In an exparte motion dated February 28, 2019, with an affidavit deposed to by one Daniel Idoko and filed [Read]