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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]

‘Can They Now Swallow Their Words?’ Presidency Mocks Opposition As Buhari Returns [READ MORE]

The presidency has asked political opponents and all those who said President Buhari’s trip to London was for hospitalization, to swallow their words. In a statement on Sunday, the Presidency through Femi Adesina, said President Buhari’s return after ten days in London, has put to rest all speculations suggesting that he was sick. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] Adesina’s statement further added that the reports which said the president would extend his visit has also been proven as fake, adding that all those reports were vain imaginations of those he called “apostles of evil”. [READ ALSO] ‘Buhari has No Capacity To Manage This [Read]

‘Buhari Has No Capacity To Manage This Country, Because He is Busy Managing Himself’ – Afegbua

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of incompetence in handling the nation’s security challenges. PDP’s spokesperson Mr. Kassim Afegbua, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived into the country from his ‘private’ visit to the United Kingdom, said the President lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria out of its security crisis. “The President has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself,” Afegbua. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] He accused the Federal Government of not addressing insecurity, claiming that it will be surprising if tomorrow’s headline [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission was replacing all the servers in its national headquarters in Abuja and offices in all the states of the federation. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the commission’s action was aimed at deleting the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across the country . He said the action further exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation of the 2019 presidential election . He said, “The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials [Read]

Osun Governorship Tussle: Appeal Court Denies Claim By PDP Over Panel

The Court of Appeal has refuted claims by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that Justice Joseph Oyewole was part of the three-man panel to hear the appeal on the judgment in the Osun State governorship election dispute. The panel was constituted to hear an appeal seeking to reverse the majority judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that sacked Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from office. The tribunal had in a verdict it delivered on March 22, declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, as the valid winner of the gubernatorial election that held in the state in September 2018. Meanwhile, shortly after the [Read]

I Won’t Run An Adult Daycare Centre Because Of Tinubu, Says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has responded to Bola Tinubu’s budget padding allegation, but with a strong warning that he “won’t run an adult daycare centre anymore on matters like this”. Reports have it on Sunday that Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, both former members of the party, of budget padding, saying: “Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years,” he said in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman. “National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad [Read]

We transmitted election results to INEC server – Commission’s staff back Atiku

– Some members of the adhoc staff of INEC have admitted to transmitting the result of the presidential election to the commission’s server – APC had challenged Atiku Abubakar’s claim that he obtained results from INEC server showing his victory over President Muhammadu Buhari – Standing as witnesses, some presiding officers of the commission claimed to have truly sent the presidential election result to the server Some presiding officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have admitted to transmitting the result of the February 23 presidential election to the commission’s server. The INEC staff members numbering 13, who claimed to have served in Borno and Yobe, made the submission [Read]

BOOM! INEC will make Guinness book of records for organising worst election in history – Galadima

** Challenges Buhari, APC leaders to swear with Quran, Bible on rigging election A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buba Galadima, has hit out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying it will enter the Guinness book of records for organising the worst election in history. This is just as Galadima challenged chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to boldly swear before the Holy Quran and Bible that they didn’t rig the recently concluded presidential election. In an interview with the Sun , Galadima said: “INEC was only independent in name during the elections as it surrendered its mandate to the whims and caprices [Read]

Atiku’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria, INEC releases another Bombshell [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer is not licensed to practise in Nigeria. INEC said the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria. [READ ALSO] We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal [READ MORE] Atiku Abubakar had filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge the reelection of President Buhari. Recall that INEC in a recent press statement issued to newsmen in response to the ongoing election tribunal petition said that the server results such Atiku and the PDP were laying claims to [Read]

Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned, not mine, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election. The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of Nigerians” during the election. In its response to Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the election, the APC had said the PDP candidate is not a Nigerian by birthand so, is unqualified to run for president. Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, argued that Atiku was born on November [Read]

Amosun, Shettima in long meeting over senate presidency [READ MORE]

Ogun State Governor, Ibukunle Amosun, and his Borno State counterpart, Hashim Shettima, engaged in a long discussion on Tuesday. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the two governors, who are among the newly elected federal lawmakers currently attending an orientation programme in Abuja, excused themselves from the venue and had a discussion for a long time. It was gathered that their long talk was connected with the issue of the Senate presidency. [READ ALSO] Gov Amosun Appoints New GM for OGTV, OGBC, Names New Permanent Secretaries [READ MORE] Amosun had declined comments on Monday when journalists asked him to confirm or deny the reports that serving and former governors were plotting to [Read]