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Saraki, Kwara govt lock horns over distribution of educational materials to schools

ILORIN – Kwara State Government and former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki are at each other’s necks over the distribution of instructional materials to public secondary schools in Kwara central senatorial district. The government positioned that the erstwhile Senate President jumped protocol by taking the materials to schools directly without carrying the ministry of education along. The state also added that personal identities of the former Senate President were emblazoned on them, stressing that it was not aware of the distribution of these instructional materials. But Saraki countered that the state government’s position, stating the the ministry has misconceptions about the true picture of the processes involved in [Read]

2019: Jubilation in Ibadan as Makinde floors Adelabu again at tribunal

IBADAN – The anxiety that gripped members and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State over the verdict of Governorship Election Petition Tribunal eased out on Monday as the petition of Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the APC governorship candidate was thrown out. There was wild jubilation by chieftains and members of PDP when the Tribunal Chairman held that the petition of APC lacked merit in its entirety Justice Sirajo Mohammed held that Engineer Oluseyi Makinde was validly elected in compliance with electoral law. The judge held that the petition of Adelabu lacked merit all things considered. He said that his grouse was not in compliance with electoral law. [Read]

Why I am dumping PDP for APC ~ Former Kogi speaker, Olafemi

LOKOJA – There are strong indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state may have it difficult to dethrone Governor Yahaya Bello from the Lugard House in November Governorship election as the big wigs of the party are set to decamp to the All Progressive Congress (APC). It was reliably gathered that some strong members of the party paid a courtesy called on governor Yahaya Bello in Abuja and promised to decamp and work for his re-election in November. Sources close to the Lugard House also disclosed to us that one of the strong members of PDP in the state and former acting governor of the state, Chief [Read]

Tribunal upholds PDP assembly members’ seats in Oyo

IBADAN – The House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan on Sunday upheld the elections of two People’s Democratic Party (PDP) assembly members in Oyo State. The three-man tribunal led by Justice D. M. Igyuse upheld the elections of Hon Olasunkanmi Babalola (PDP-Egbeda State Constituency) and Hon. Akeem Adeshina (PDP- Iwajowa State Constituency). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the duo were dragged before the tribunal by their All Progressives Congress (APC) opponents in the election to challenge their emergence. Babalola, the Deputy Majority leader of the assembly, was dragged to the tribunal by Olalekan Usman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Adeshina was challenged [Read]

Trouble in PDP As Mass Defection Looms After Tribunal Verdict

There is trouble in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party following former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s loss at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday. The development, it was gathered, has made some members of Board of Trustees of the PDP to travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday (today) to engage in what one of our correspondents gathered was tagged ‘‘strategic consultation’’ with Atiku. The meeting, it was learnt, was necessitated as a result of wrangling among senior members of the party. Investigations also showed that the allegation by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, that some governors of the party were visiting President Muhammadu Buhari [Read]

KOGI GUBER: Melaye rejects PDP’s offer to lead the campaign against Yahaya Bello

LOKOJA – Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has turned down his appointment as director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign in Kogi state. Musa Wada, a younger brother of the immediate past governor of the state, clinched the PDP ticket, and will face Yahaya Bello, incumbent governor, who is candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 governorship election. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, had announced that the party appointed Melaye to lead its campaign to displace the APC government in Kogi. But on Friday, Melaye who participated in the PDP governorship primary but came a distant fourth with just 70 votes, said he was [Read]

I’m injured, I can’t stand on my feet at the moment – Dino Melaye tells court upon resumption of his trial

ABUJA – Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Thursday, September 12th told a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja, that he was injured and could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial. The senator is facing a six count criminal charges of attempted suicide, escape from lawful custody, damage to police property, mischief’s, and threat to public servants. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the trial judge had at last sitting on May 28, 2019 adjourned the case to September 11, 18 and October 3, 2019 for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the defence counsel. But Melaye was “assisted” [Read]

Presidential Election tribunal: How Primate Elijah Ayodele warned Atiku

For some hours now, there has been uproar on the social media and in the country at large over the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election by the Tribunal after dragging the case for months. This is no doubt not in favour of PDP’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as he seriously lost out in the battle to claim the presidential seat of Nigeria. [READ ALSO] 2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory It would be recalled that he claims the election result was manipulated to favour Muhammadu Buhari, which was the reason behind the court cases. However, checks by this publication revealed that Primate Elijah [Read]

2019 Presidency: Gov Wike Congratulates Buhari On Tribunal Victory

PORTHACOURT – Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal. Wike’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide. The five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba in a unanimous decision dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate. The panel said petitioners failed to convince the tribunal for the reliefs they sought. In his petition, the PDP presidential candidate claimed that he won Buhari with over a million votes. He also prayed for an order declaring that the president does not have the requisite academic [Read]

2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory

ABUJA – The 2019 Presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party and Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar for lacking in merit. Led by Justice Muhammed Garba, the tribunal, which gave its judgement late Wednesday morning at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, said that the petitioner had failed to prove the claims based on which he asked for the voiding of Buhari’s election. The 5-man panel consequently dismissed the petition “in its entirety”. It however did not award costs to any of the parties. Justice Garba, who read the lead judgement, held that President Buhari ” is eminently qualified” to contest the 2019 [Read]

ATIKU vs Buhari: Tribunal Dismisses PDP’s Motion Against Osinbanjo Vote-buying Using Tradermoni

The presidential election petitions tribunal has dismissed the application of the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, accusing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of inducing voters with the TraderMoni scheme. The tribunal held that it did not have jurisdiction over the matter. It also noted that Osinbajo was not a party in the suit. The court, therefore, dismissed the application in favour of the second respondent, President Muhammadu Buhari. The PDP had raised the alarm a few weeks to the conduct of the presidential election over the sharing of N10,000 by Osinbajo to the market women. The party had accused the ruling party of vote-buying. SR [Read]

Ekiti Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesperson Dayo Adeyeye, Declares PDP’s Olujimi Winner

The All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State suffered a setback on Tuesday as the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye. Adeyeye, who is currently serving as Chairman, Senate Committee on Media, was declared winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23 poll. The tribunal in a unanimous judgment declared former Minority leader and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Biodun Olujimi winner of the Senatorial poll. Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) winner by INEC, the candidate of [Read]

BREAKING: APC Suffers Another Big Blow As Tribunal Sacks Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

UMUAHIA – The National and State Assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, has sacked Senator Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Abia State. The tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplementary election within 90 days in eight wards in Arochukwu Local Government Area and several polling units in Ohafia and Isukwuato LGAs where votes were cancelled during senatorial election in Abia North senatorial district. [READ ALSO] Tribunal Nullifies Election of Ogun APC Lawmaker, Orders Rerun NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the three-man tribunal led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo ordered the supplementary election while [Read]

Tribunal Nullifies Election of Ogun APC Lawmaker, Orders Rerun

ABEOKUTA – The National Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta has nullified the election of Hon. Kolapo Korede Osunsanya, KKO, who represented Ijebu Central Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the February 23rd election. The Honourable Justice Wakkil Alkali Gana-led election petition tribunal cancelled the elections in Ward 5, Unit 5 in Ijebu Ode LGA; Ward 10, Unit 3 in Odogbolu LGA and the entire Ward 8 in Ijebu North East LGA in the Federal Constituency. The Ijebu Central Federal Constituency consist of three local government areas, namely Ijebu Ode, Ijebu North East and Odogbolu. A petition had been filed [Read]

JUST IN: El-Rufai Defeats PDP’s Ashiru At Election Petition Tribunal

KADUNA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the election tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed a petition challenging the reelection of Nasir El-Rufai as the Kaduna State Governor. The chairman of the tribunal, Ibrahim Bako, read the ruling of the three-member panel on Monday afternoon. The PDP and its governorship candidate, Isa Ashiru, challenged Mr El-Rufai’s victory at the tribunal. The tribunal struck out the petition for lack of substantial evidence by the opposition. [Read]