Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s re-election as Sokoto Gov

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the duly elected Governor of Sokoto State. The Apex Court in a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of Justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed an appeal the candidate All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Aliyu filed to challenge the outcome of the last governorship election in the state. The court dismissed the appeal for lacking in merits, adding that the appellant failed to prove non-compliance as alleged. Justice Musa Abba-Ajji who delivered the lead judgement, noted that whereas the appellant produced 12 witnesses before the tribunal, 11 of [Read]

Why Supreme Court Sacked Ihedioha, Declared Uzodinma Winner in Imo

  The Supreme Court on Monday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous judgement of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State. Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to [Read]

IMO GUBER: Supreme Court sacks Gov Ihedioha, declares APC’s Uzodinma Winner

  The Supreme Court has sacked Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha. The Apex Court declared candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship elections held in the state on March 9, 2019. The judgement was delivered by a seven-man panel led by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed. In the judgement delivered by justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun that the appeal filed by senator ifeanyi Ararume was dismissed on the ground that the appellant did not prove the allegation that there result. Declared that vote due to Hope Uzodinma were wrongly excluded shall be added to the result therefore Governor Emeka Ihedioha [Read]

Defection: Gov Abiodun to welcome Isiaka, other ADC, PDP bigwigs to Ogun APC Tuesday

ABEOKUTA – Three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, will on Tuesday formally defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Isiaka, who was the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 elections, will be received into the APC by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Some leading politicians in the ADC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will also declare for the APC on same day. The Publicity Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, who confirmed the defection in a statement on Sunday, said the event would hold at the Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta. Oladunjoye said the political big wigs and thousands of their followers from the 20 [Read]

I was never under pressure to contest 2023 Presidency – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said there was no truth in reports that he was under pressure to contest the 2023 presidential election. An online platform had reported that Jonathan said he was under immense pressure to contest the Presidency in 2023 and that he had been promised the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, should he decide to contest. The online media had also quoted Jonathan as saying that some highly placed individuals had been piling pressure on him to consider the job following the alleged failure of the regime of the current President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). But Jonathan’s spokesman, Dr Ikechukwu Eze, in an [Read]

Kogi PDP vice-chair dies playing lawn tennis

The Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State, Chief Kola Ojo, is dead. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Bode Ogunmola, in Lokoja on Wednesday said Ojo slumped and died in Lagos on Tuesday evening while playing lawn tennis. Ojo, a legal practitioner, was said to be a regular player of the game at the Sports Centre, Ogudu GRA, in Lagos where the incident happened at about 5:55 p.m. The statement read, “The Sports Centre was said to be about a five-minute drive to his residence within the GRA. “He was immediately rushed to a nearby [Read]

ILE ARUGBO DEMOLITION: APC Still Betrayed Me Even After I Fought My Brother For The Party – Gbemi Saraki

Gbemi Saraki, Minister of State for Transportation and daughter of Oloye Olusola Saraki, has lamented the injustice done her, when she cried out that Kwara State, All Progressives Congress (APC), has betrayed her by demolishing her father’s house. The APC chieftain decried the demolition of her father’s house by the same political party and government of APC, which according to her, she supported to fight her brother, Bukola Saraki, and his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to ensure victory for the emergence of APC government in Kwara State, during the 2019 general elections. The minister maintained that she had been betrayed by the APC government in Kwara State, [Read]

ISWAP: Buhari has divided Nigeria along ethnic, religious lines than any president ever – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s appeal that Nigerians should not allow Boko Haram divide them. Fani-Kayode maintained that Buhari has divided Nigerians along ethnicand religious lines more than any other president in the past. Buhari had appealed to Nigerians not to allow terrorists divide the country along religious lines. This was contained in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu on Friday. SEE ALSO: ISIS/ISWAP Execution: Don’t let Terrorists Turn You Against Muslims, Buhari begs Christians This is followed by the execution of some Christians and Muslims by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) during the week. However,Fani-Kayode in a tweet wrote: “You [Read]

APC, Buhari cannot have a good mention in history – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) cannot have a good mention in history. PDP spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, said the APC and its administration cannot have a good mention in history after devaluing our naira and failed to account for over N14 trillion stolen by their cabal, allowed their leaders to loot funds meant for infrastructural development and welfare of poor Nigerians; increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5 per cent and mortgaged the future of our country by accumulating a whopping $83.8 billion debt in the last five years. He said the APC under [Read]

Ajimobi left N19,000 out of N5.2bn withdrawn 3wks to his handing over – Seyi Makinde

  Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday said his predecessor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, only left a balance of N19,000 from N5.2 billion he allegedly withdrew three weeks to handing over power. The governor disclosed this during a live programme of Oyo state broadcasting corporation, tagged “Live chat with GSM, a quarterly session with the Oyo State Governor”, on Saturday. He alleged that the Ajimobi’s administration was marred by corruption, adding that the persons involved in the N5.2 billion fund withdrawal will soon be called to explain their roles. Makinde said the state’s financial status was in a poor state when he assumed office. He added that his administration has [Read]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Makinde’s Victory As Oyo Governor

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Engr Seyi Makinde has been declared winner of March 9, 2019 governorship election in Oyo State by the Supreme Court. This judgment puts to rest the tussle for the position between the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress in Oyo State. Details Shortly!! [Read]

Pandemonium in Plateau PDP As Serving Senator Storms Secretariat to Oust State Chair

T‌here was pandemonium and heavy drama at the Plateau state PDP Secretariat on Monday morning when a serving Senator, ID Gyang stormed the secretariat with hundreds of hunters carrying dane guns and civil defence officers to forcefully remove the state chairman of the party, Hon Amos Gombi. According to eyewitnesses who spoke with our reporter, immediately after the senator and his entourage got access to the building before settling down for the business that brought them, news filtered to the group loyal to the state leadership and they mobilised and storm the party Secretariat. Crisis erupted sooner after the other group arrived at the Secretariat and it took the intervention [Read]

Court sacks another APC lawmaker, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, declares PDP Candidate winner

  Justice Bello Kawu of the Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue the certificate of return to Barrister Dr. Obinna Uzoh, as the Senator-Elect for Anambra South Senatorial District. Justice Bello Kawu made this order in his judgement on the suit filed by Obinna Uzoh, which claimed that the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, presented a forged National Examination Council (NECO) secondary school certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which enabled him to contest the Anambra South Senatorial Election. Dr. Obinna Uzoh also in his suit also challenged that the Young Progressive Party [Read]

APC’s Godswill Akpabio withdraws from Senatorial rerun

  Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has withdrawn of the planned Akwa Ibom North East senatorial re-run election. In a letter addressed to the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and dated 2nd of December, 2019, Akpabio said as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, a huge responsibility had been placed on him. He said he couldn’t abandon a critical assignment placed on him by President Muhammadu Buhari in pursuit of a re-run election. He urged the party to write the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in line with Sections 33 and 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010, and submit a replacement to [Read]

Kwara Assembly denies lone-PDP member-elect entry despite INEC’s certificate of return

  The Kwara State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kwara state House of Assembly on Tuesday disagreed over alleged refusal of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-dominated assembly the entry of the PDP winner of the Ilorin South state Constituency Mallam Abdulraheem Agboola to the house. Hundreds of PDP members in the state stormed the state House of Assembly to protest against the alleged action of the legislators. Recently, Appeal Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital sacked the APC member, Hassan Abdulazeez and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Agboola. Speaking with newsmen at the Assembly complex, Agboola said [Read]