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EKITI 2018: PDP Chairman Secondus leads protesters to n’assembly over ‘assault’ on Fayose

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led protesters to the national assembly on Thursday over the alleged brutality of PDP members, including  Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti. Accompanied by top PDP leaders, Secondus said he led the delegation to submit a petition to the lawmakers on the alleged action of the police. Fayose broke down in tears at a PDP rally on Wednesday, accusing an unidentified policeman of slapping and kicking him. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Secondus who was received by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, at the entrance of the national assembly, called on the leadership of the national assembly to intervene in the [Read]

2019: As mass defection looms in APC: 5 Governors, 28 Senators, 70 reps join forces with nPDP

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who constitute the new People’s Democratic Party, nPDP bloc in the ruling party appear set to re-enact their pre-2015 election feat that led to the destabilization and eventual defeat of the then ruling party, PDP. This time however, the APC may be the loser as leaders of the nPDP bloc will soon lead hundreds of their followers and supporters out of the ruling party back to the PDP at the “injury time.” Beside Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Saturday Sun gathered authoritatively that five serving APC governors, 28 Senators and 70 members of the green [Read]

MKO ABIOLA: Senate gives Buhari 3 conditions to validate GCFR honour on late politician

Senate Thursday gave President Muhammadu Buhari three conditions for which the posthumous award he recently accorded late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election would not be considered a Greek gift. It would be recalled that Abiola contested the annulled poll under the Social Democratic Party, SDP. This resolution followed an adopted order 42 and 52 raised by senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South senatorial district. In her words, “Mr. President, my distinguished colleagues. I want to thank Mr. President for the feat he scored yesterday by posthumously honouring late MKO Abiola for winning the annulled 1993 presidential election. “To make good his intentions, Mr. President [Read]

BREAKING: NASS Threaten Buhari with impeachment, Pass Vote of No Confidence on IGP READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Lawmakers of both chambers of the national assembly rose from a three- hour heated joint session and threatened to impeach president Muhammadu Buhari if he declines from steering the ship of state in a much more civilized manner in line with the rule of law expected in a constitutional democracy. They passed a 11 – point resolution which among includes a vote of no confidence on the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim. They also tasked Mr President to provide employment to the teeming youths following the increasing buoyancy of government. They warned against rigging in the [Read]

BREAKING: Finally, Senate passes 2018 budget READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that The Senate has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill following the consideration and adoption of the report by the joint National Assembly Committee on Appropriation . The report was laid before the Senate on Tuesday , while the lawmakers considered and adopted it at an extended plenary on Wednesday . The same version of the report was presented in the Senate and House of Representatives . President Muhammadu Buhari had presented the budget of N 8 .612 trn to the parliament for passage in November 2017 ; but the National Assembly raised the estimate to N 9. 12 [Read]

POLITICS: HOUSE OF REPS CONSIDER IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST BUHARI OVER $496MILLION ILLEGAL SPENDING Read More Here >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the spending of $496m without parliamentary approval has pitched Pres. Buhari against the House of Representatives with most members, calling for the impeachment of the President, The Nation reports. Following the reading of President Buhari’s request in a letter by Speaker Yakubu Dogara at Tuesday’s plenary informing the House that $496m had been spent for the procurement of military aircraft from the U.S, lawmakers could not hide their disdain for what they called breach of the constitution by the President. According to Buhari, the expenditure was made in anticipation that the Green Chamber would approve it, as part of the 2018 Appropriation Bill, currently before [Read]

ATTACK ON SENATE: Saraki Commends Colleagues, House Members for Defending Democracy READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the leadership and all members of the Senate for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law with their decision to defy those who machinated an attack on the Red Chambers of the National Assembly in which the mace was forcefully taken away. Saraki, speaking from Washington where he is attending the Spring Meeting of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF),  also lauded the swift reaction by the leadership and members of the House of Representives in demonstrating their solidarity with the red chamber and thereby sending a strong signal that enemies of democracy and those who want [Read]