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Gov Makinde Publicly Declares N48bn Assets, ‘Explain The Source of Your Wealth’ – APC challenges

  Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, has publicly declared his assets — and he is worth over N48 billion.  The governor, who said he has fulfilled one of his campaign promises, encouraged members of his team to do the same. According to a statement by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, Makinde of Oyo had cash at hand and in the bank worth N234,742,296.01, as at May 28, 2019. In dollar terms, the Governor has cash valued at $30,056.99 as at the same date. Properties, including the developed and undeveloped as well as household items indicated on the asset forms, showed that the governor is worth N2, [Read]

BREAKING: [Insecurity] Obasanjo Writes President Buhari Another Open Letter [READ LETTER HERE]

Elder statesman, Olusegun Obasanjo has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the current security issues plaguing Nigeria. The letter was released by his Special Assistant on Media matters, Kehinde Akinyemi on Monday. “Dear President and General Buhari, I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those residents in Nigeria. Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and [Read]

98m Nigerians now living in multidimensional poverty, says UN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says slightly over 98 million Nigerians are living in multidimensional poverty. Multidimensional poverty is the measure of lack which encompasses the various deprivations experienced by poor people in their daily lives – such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standards, disempowerment, poor quality of work, the threat of violence, and living in areas that are environmentally hazardous, among others. According to the new report seen by NEWS FLAKES NG, only 46 percent of Nigerians are poor, when poverty is measured based on income. However, when other dimensions are considered, more than 50 percent of the country are poor. The new report by [Read]

TRIBUNAL: ‘We transmitted election results to server using a code’ – INEC Presiding Officer Reveals

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll. Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress. Olalekan who was earlier led by the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), to adopt his witness statement on oath as his evidence-in-chief, was not asked to mention the state or the [Read]

BREAKING: Senator Adeleke Accepts Supreme Court’s Verdict, Says ‘I wish Oyetola Well’

  The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Friday congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his victory at the Supreme Court. Adeleke in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated that his ambition to be the Governor of Osun State was never a do-or-die affair. [READ ALSO] [OPINION] OYETOLA vs ADELEKE: Is Our Democracy in Danger? – John Izabi  He said the Supreme Court’s decision, regardless of his disagreement and disappointment with it remained final. He said, “As a democrat and law-abiding citizen, I accept the ruling no matter my misgivings. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Gov Oyetola’s Camp Jubilates As Supreme [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Oyetola’s Camp Jubilates As Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke’s Appeal Over Osun Polls

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it the Supreme Court on Friday declared Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the governorship election held in September last year.  In a lead judgement of five justices dismissed the appeal by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party. The verdict also nullified the judgment of the elections petition tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the contest. The dissenting judgement of two justices was also delivered. [Read]

Reps in rowdy session over minority leadership, member attempts to snatch the mace

Members of the House of Representatives in Wednesday went in a rowdy session over the declaration of who becomes the lower chamber’s minority leader. The rowdy session followed the Speaker’s decision to abandon a letter by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominating Kingsley Chinda as Minority Leader. The PDP is the largest minority party in the House.   The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, went ahead to announce Ndidi Elumelu as Minority Leader which culminated in a protest by members of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. However, Elumelu is also a PDP member but the matter got complicated when an unidentified lawmaker grabbed the mace of the lower chamber.   [Read]

BREAKING: Melaye joins Kogi Guber race, Vows to Unseat Bello – inside sources disclose [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has declared interest in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, according to sources. One of Melaye’s allies told TheCable that the lawmaker declared his gubernatorial ambition at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Aiyetoro Gbede, his hometown in Kabba local government area of the state. “He (Melaye) has met with PDP leaders in Aiyetoro Gbede and informed them of his decision to run for governor. He will still make a formal declaration,” the source, who did not want to be named, said. Attempts to reach Melaye on Saturday evening did not yield the desired result as [Read]

Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election, Dismisses Eleka’s Appeal

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka. In the lead judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected. Details later. [Read]

JUST IN: Supreme Court declares PDP winner of Zamfara polls, nullifies APC candidates’ elections

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Supreme Court on Friday nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. Delivering a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court declared the first runners -up in the 2019 general elections in the state as the winners of all the posts earlier declared to have been won by the APC and its candidates . Justice Paul Galinje, who read the lead judgment upheld the decision of the Sokoto Division of the [Read]

DEFAMATION: Atiku demands N500m, apology from Buhari’s aide [READ MORE]

The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded N500million, apology and retraction from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as damages for alleged defamatory statement against him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Atiku threatened that Onochie’s failure or neglect to accede to his demands within the next 48 hours will compel him to activate the full weight of the legal machinery against Onochie, without any further recourse. The former vice president said this in a letter by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on May 14, stating that refusal [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

[UPDATED] JUST IN: Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola’s Election As Osun Governor [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Appeal Court has upturned the judgment of the Osun State election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja and upheld the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of Osun State governorship election held in September 2018. Delivering the majority judgement, Justice Sankey held that the decision of the lower court to invalidate the result of the rerun election held on September 27 was wrong. His judgement was agreed to by three other justices in the panel. However, Justice Mbamba who delivered a dissenting judgment upheld the decision of the tribunal. Meanwhile, delivering the lead judgement on [Read]

Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians

OSUN – Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has charged Nigerians and the International community to hold the Nigeria Police Force and the All Progressive Congress responsible if anything tragic happens to the Governorship candidate of the Party and current Senator, Ademola Adeleke. The Party stated this today in a Press release issued by the State Chairman Hon Soji Adagunodo in response to the arrest of Adeleke by the Police authorities in Abuja. Adagunodo said the arrest of the Osun Governorship candidate who recently won an Election petition and declared as the rightful winner of the September 22nd 2018 Governorship election is a clear case of political desperation [Read]

BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state have been detained by the Nigerian Police. Adeleke also doubles as the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district. [READ ALSO]  JUST IN: Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained. “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and [Read]