National Assembly

Buhari Sacks Ita Enang as SSA, Replaces Him With Omoworare

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Senator Ita Enang of his appointment as senior special assistant on National Assembly matter (senate) and appointed former senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Babajide Omoworare as his new aide. Premium times quoted a source close to the presidency who believed that Enang did not perform well in managing the relationship between President Buhari and senators in the eighth Senate, despite being a former senator himself. Mr Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom state, was appointed a special adviser to Mr Buhari during the president’s first term. He has continued to act in that capacity in Mr Buhari’s second term, even when [Read]

Lawan, Gbajabiamila To Be Impeached – Primate Ayodele makes shocking Prophecy

The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele has predicted that the senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila will face impeachment threat in their administration due to dissatisfaction in their leadership style on the part of the members of both chambers. He made it known that he see people using them as a ‘rubber-stamp’ and this will anger the member of the house, which might lead to their impeachment. ‘If Lawan isn’t sitting well, he will be impeached, same as Gbajabiamila, let them be very careful and focused, they are sitting on a hot seat and must do things [Read]

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Senator Elisha Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG  as at PRESS TIME has it that Unknown gunmen have killed an uncle to the embattled Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo and abducted the nursing stepmother. Abbo is currently facing court case and under investigation by Senate committee over the slapping a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop. It was reported that the Senator had his country home invaded Saturday morning by gunmen who have now put him in the news once again. An eyewitness account has it that the gunmen struck the family house of the senator in Muchalla ward of Mubi North Local Government Area of the state at 1am [Read]

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]

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: Senate To Reconvene Tuesday For Emergency Session, Debate Onnoghen’s Suspension [READ MORE]

  The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. A source in the National Assembly disclosed that the lawmakers would reconvene to discuss the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The source also confirmed that the National Assembly would hold a leadership meeting on Sunday over the matter. READ ALSO: Onnoghen’s Suspension: Buhari Has Sent A Dangerous Signal to the Entire World – Saraki [READ MORE] The Lawmakers had during Thursday’s plenary adjourned sitting until February 19, after the Presidential and National Assembly elections. But the decision to reconvene next week followed the suspension of Justice Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari on [Read]

I Am Not Part of Those Who Booed Buhari – Dino Melaye breaks Silence On Current Travails [READ MORE]

  The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has said,he was never part of the lawmakers that booed President Muhammadu Buhari, during the 2019 budget presentation before a joint session of the National Assembly in 2018. The Senator claimed he was absent at the House of Representatives chamber on that day. Since the incident, there have been reports in the social media that the booing was led by the Kogi Senator. But Melaye, in his first reaction to the social media reports, said in a statement by his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, on Saturday evening that those that kept calling his name on the incident lied against him. [Read]

Popular lawyer, Ozekhome to lead legal struggles for Senator Dino’s early freedom from Police Custody [READ MORE]

  … 3 lawmakers who convinced him to show up, report to police After more than eight days of hide-and-seek game between him and the police, who had surrounded his palatial Maitama residence, Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, finally showed up, and presented himself to the police in Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Dino, who had earlier proved defiant and vowed never to report to the police, willingly came out of his hiding, received the trio of Senator Murray Ben Bruce, Senator Atai idoko and House of Representatives member from Rivers State, Boma Goodhead, who had come to his house i in company with his fiery lawyer, Chief Mike [Read]

NASS Mourns Yet Again as Lagos APC Reps Member, Hon Abayomi Ayeola Dies [READ MORE]

  fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a member of the House of Representatives representing Ibeju Lekki Federal Constituency of Lagos State, Mr Abayomi Ayeola, is dead. Ayeola reportedly died at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos on Sunday after a brief illness. The two-term lawmaker had clinched the ticket of the All Progressives Congress to contest for a third term in the 2019 general elections before his demise on Sunday. Until his death, he was the leader of the Lagos State caucus in the House. [Read]

JUST IN: Again, Buhari ‘Rejects’ Electoral Bill, Approves NOUN Amendment Act [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari has again declined assent to the amended Electoral Bill by the National Assembly. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Senate) on National Assembly Matters, disclosed this to state house reporters on Friday. According to Enang, the president has communicated his decision to the National Assembly. He, however, said the president has assented to the amendment made to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Act. With the assent, NOUN can now operate like other conventional universities in the country. [Read]

Drama, rowdy session in Senate over sitting arrangement as Saraki stops Akpabio

  ABUJA- FOR more than twenty- five minutes Wednesday, the Senate plenary was held amidst rowdiness over sitting arrangement. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that trouble started when the former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom North West called for recognition to speak, but the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki refused him on the grounds that he cannot speak, using another Senator’s microphone to speak. According to Saraki, Akpabio can also not speak from a seat where there was no Microphone. Akpabio stood up to speak shortly after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom North [Read]

NASS RESUMPTION: APC Senators Ignore Party’s Directives, Seek Reconciliation With Saraki

Although the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its members in the senate to oust Senate President Bukola Saraki, our source understands that the senators are more interested in restoring peace to the upper legislative chamber than doing this. Saraki has been under pressure to step down since he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC. Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, had asked senators of the ruling party to remove the senate president. “Saraki will not be the first to be impeached and I doubt if he is going to be the last but definitely he will be impeached according to [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]

BREAKING: House Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy absent at APC NEC Meeting

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and his deputy, Suleiman Yusuf Lasun are conspicuously absent from the on-going National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress as at the time of filing this report. The two are currently the highest ranking members of the party in the legislature, following the decision of the Senate President Bukola Saraki to dump the party to join the opposition. Saraki’s deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, is also a member of the PDP. Although the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, related their apologies to the meeting, party watchers note that Dogara [Read]

Miyetti Allah denies threatening to force Saraki out of office if…

  In a statement by the National Secretary, Baba Uthman Ngelzarma, on Wednesday, the national body dissociated itself from a statement credited to one of its members, Garus Gololo, who had in an interview in Benue state threatened the association will force Saraki out if he does not resign immediately. Recall that the national coordinator of the association in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, had given the warning in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi on Tuesday. Gololo had threatened Saraki saying, it was “tired of Saraki’s style of leadership at the National Assembly” and because it “is looking for a leader that would preside over the affairs of the [Read]