Politics

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]

Nigerians Should Have A Day Monthly For Crying, Says Aregbesola [SEE REASONS WHY]

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Rauf Aregbeshola on Friday conveyed his fear and displeasure as the country’s population continues to balloon without commesurate national income. Aregbesola said the realities on ground should as a matter of fact oblige the country to enforce the practice of birth control so as to preclude an imminent economic disaster. The immediate past governor of Ogun State spoke at a symposium organised to celebrate the Golden jubilee of Hon Abdulahi Ayinde Enilolobo, an APC leader in Lagos on Friday. He said “We don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of [Read]

BREAKING: Court Sacks Four New Emirs Appointed By Gov Ganduje

A Kano State high court on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs. The emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government that followed an unusually fast passage of a bill by the Kano State House of Assembly. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II in order to [Read]

Nigerians should expect petrol price increase, says Rewane

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has said fuel subsidies are a huge drain on government’s revenue. Rewane stated this in his presentation at the Lagos Business School Breakfast Session on May 8, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday . He noted that the World Bank put Nigeria ’s total subsidy bill in 2018 at N 731bn , saying, “A gradual reduction in subsidy payments [ is] anticipated . Only N 305 bn set aside for under-recovery in 2019 budget ; expect an increase in the pump price of fuel . “40 per cent shortfall in provision [Read]

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

Sanusi resigns after Ganduje’s installation of new emirate heads in Kano

Haruna Sanusi, the district head to Be Local Government Area of Kano State, On Monday resigned his appointment. His decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional leader cited “health ground and recent changes in the emirate system” as reason for his resignation. The state now has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on same first class status as Sanusi. The new heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado [Read]

BREAKING: AAC Suspends Sowore, Eight Others Over Alleged Corruption, Anti-party Activities

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the African Action Congress, AAC on Monday declared that it had suspended its national chairman and 2019 presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and nine others over alleged corruption and abuse of office. The party which said the suspension of Sowore and others was for six months in the first instance, and appointed Leonard Nzenwa, as the new national chairman. Sowore’s suspension was conveyed in a communique read by Mazi Okwy, a member of the party’s National Executive Committee. The decision of the party, according to the communique, signed by the acting National Chairman, Leonard Nzenwa and the Deputy [Read]

[DEVELOPING STORY] Court Restrains Ganduje From Implementing New Emirates In Kano

The Kano State High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of Kano Emirate. Mr Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday which created additional four emirates, a move that was widely seen as a depletion of Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence. The matter immediately took a political dimension with the Peoples Democratic Party members in the House saying that the additional four emirates were not properly created, accusing the All Progressives Congress majority of disregarding extant parliamentary procedures. Two PDP House members, including the minority leader, said they received a court order against the new emirates on Friday afternoon. The lawmakers said the House was [Read]

Emir Sanusi: Kano Princes Snub, Reject Ganduje’s Offer To Head New Emirates

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that three Kano princes have rejected an offer for appointment as Emir of Bichi, one of the four new emirates created Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on May 8 amid his face-off with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. Nationnewslead reports that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero and district heads of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye at the Government House on Thursday night. The offer to serve as Emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano Nasiru Bayero, who rejected outrightly. The governor then pushed the offer to Chiroma’s elder brother, Aminu Bayero, who also turned it down. [Read]

OGUN 2019: Political Parties Urge Tribunal to dismiss APM’s Petition Against Dapo Abiodun’s Election

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – A political group under the auspices of League of Registered Political Parties, Ogun State Chapter has urged the state election tribunal to dismiss the petition of the Allied People’s Movement filed against the emergence of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor – elect in the last governorship election held in the state.  In a response to APM’s petition signed by eleven different political parties’ Chairmen in the state and dated 3rd May, 2019, the group had asked the tribunal to ignore the petition describing it as “not only frivolous, but also muck-raising against individuals who have diligently served, and are serving [Read]

Miyetti Allah is like Afenifere and Ohanaeze, Says Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu, has said that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria is like Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo socio -cultural groups and thus should not be criminalised. He also defended the meeting between the Inspector -General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah, adding that the government needed the cooperation of Miyetti Allah to help in tackling weapons proliferation as the security situation in the country worsens Shehu, who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, urged Nigerians not to politicise the meeting, arguing that all stakeholders have a role [Read]

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande to Emerge As Next UN General Assembly President

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande is hopeful of becoming the new President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Outgoing president of the UN GA,María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés disclosed this today in a joint media briefing with the Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama after a meeting with President Muhammad Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Bande, is the permanent representative of Nigeria to UN. Bande, a former director-general of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau state was born at Zagga in present day Kebbi State. He holds M.A in [Read]

BREAKING: Court Grants Senator Adeleke Bail, Adjourns Case

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Magistrate Court sitting in Mpape, Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP Governorship Candidate in the last Osun Gubernatorial Election. The court on Tuesday also adjourned hearing till June 24. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke Adeleke was arrested and taken into custody on Monday evening by Nigeria Police men. [READ ALSO] Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] The Police Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, said Senator Ademola Adeleke was arrested in connection with ongoing criminal investigations surrounding his Secondary school certificate. Details later… [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]

Appeal Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Ogun Governor-Elect

ABUJA – The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday dismissed the appeal seeking the disqualification of the Ogun State governor-elect, Adedapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress. The suit sought the disqualification of Abiodun to contest the last governorship election in the state. A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Datti Yahaya held that the appeal was unmeritorious. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the appellant, Abdulrafiu Baruwa, had filed the appeal before the court to challenge the March 7, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, which dismissed his suit faulting Abiodun’s eligibility to contest the March 9, [Read]