Politics

BREAKING: APC House of Reps-Elect Dies [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a Federal House of Representatives – elect Garba Muhammad Butalawa, representing Kura, Madobi and Garun Mallam in Kano, has died. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the Late Garba contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). [READ ALSO] Drama As OGD returns from political retirement after 24hrs, ‘agrees’ to lead supporters to APC [READ MORE] He died at the Prime Clinic, Lamido Crescent on Saturday at around 2:30pm, his personal driver, Balarabe Shehu Butalawa later confirmed this to The Nation. The House of Reps elect died after a protracted illness. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Drama as OGD returns from political retirement after 24hrs, ‘agrees’ to lead supporters to APC [READ MORE]

Barely 24 hours after he announced his departure from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Sunday agreed to lead his supporters to join the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).  NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that In a letter dated March 14 and addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Daniel resigned from the party and also quit “partisan politics.” [READ ALSO] Former Ogun Gov, Gbenga Daniel quits partisan politics, writes Uche Secondus [READ MORE] However, in dramatic twist on Sunday, OGD as popularly called, addressed his supporters and loyalists at his Asoludero residence in Sagamu on why “he decided to quit partisan [Read]

Kano Supplementary Poll: Gov Ganduje on projects spree in cancelled ward [READ MORE]

The Kano State Government has embarked on massive projects at Gama ward of Nassarawa Local Government Area, few days to a rerun election in which the ward is a big decider. At least three projects, comprising refuse evacuation, mass drilling of boreholes and road reconstruction were kicked off within the last three days in the community. Gama’s result was cancelled in the aftermath of the March 9 governorship election. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the cancellation followed an attack on the local government’s collation centre on March 11 led by top officials of the Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The attack was believed to have been led the state’s deputy governor, Nasiru [Read]

Former Ogun Gov, Gbenga Daniel quits partisan politics, writes Uche Secondus [READ MORE]

  Former governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel has resigned from partisan politics. Daniel’s resignation was contained in a letter he personally signed, dated March 14 and addressed and copied to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, the chairman, Board of Trustees of the PDP and the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the ex-governor, who was at the helm in Ogun between 2003 and 2011, stated in the letter, a copy which was obtained by our correspondent on Saturday, that his decision to quit politics remained personal to him. According to him, he had resolved to immerse himself [Read]

Buhari poorer than in 2015, says Osinbajo [READ MORE]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is probably poorer now than when he became President of Nigeria in 2015. The Vice President stated this on Thursday night when he hosted a dinner in honour of volunteers who canvassed for votes for the All Progressives Congress, APC during the campaigns in the general election, at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, “When I looked at his assets declaration form, I was checking it in 2015, I said to him, “Mr President, I am so much richer than you, it is an embarrassment.” He further said, “I am only a soldier, you are [Read]

Presidential Poll: Tribunal Grants Buhari, APC Access To Inspect Election Materials [READ MORE]

The Election Petition Tribunal for the February 23 presidential election has granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inspect the materials used for the elections. Buhari and the APC had applied in separate motions for ex parte orders to be granted to them to inspect the materials. The applications were made in preparation of its defence team against expected petitions to be filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the outcome of the election. Earlier on March 6, 2019, the tribunal, led by Justice Abdu Aboki, granted same order to PDP to inspect the election materials. In the [Read]

See INEC’s Comprehensive List Of Newly Elected Reps Members, Senators [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a comprehensive list of new and re-elected House of Representatives members, following the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. In a statement from the electoral body on Monday, INEC announced that it would present certificates of return to those whose names are on the list on Thursday, March 14. Below are the names of the newly elected and returning House of Reps members as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Meanwhile, for the Senate (Red Chambers),  below is a summary of the membership of the 9th Senate; Their names are cited below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Channels [Read]

Don’t Pocket Oyo Govt Like APC did, Obasanjo Advises Makinde [READ MORE]

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday advised the Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, not to run a Democratic system that would put the government of the state in his pocket. Obasanjo said Makinde has the onerous task of striving to transform the capital of former old Western Region, urging the people to keep supporting him to succeed when eventually sworn-in. The elder statesman gave the advice when he received the Governor-elect, his Deputy, Akeem Ademola, Oyo state chairman of PDP, Kunmi Mustapha, Bose Adelabu, Lagos state PDP chairman, Dominic Agboola among others at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state. The ex-Head of States described such government that serves [Read]

INEC lacks power to ‘withhold’ my certificate of return — Okorocha [READ MORE]

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday said the Independent National Electoral Commission lacked power to withhold his certificate of return as the senator-elect for the Imo West. He described the electoral body’s decision to withhold his certificate as part of efforts aimed at making him irrelevant ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Okorocha said this at the Government House, Owerri on while addressing some youths who paid him a solidarity visit. He said only a court had the power to nullify any election after a winner had been declared. He denied the allegation that INEC’s returning officer declared him winner of the senatorial election under duress, describing the allegation [Read]

Buhari: I’ll leave legacy of free, fair elections [READ MORE]

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he would want to be remembered as a leader who kept his word that elections must be free, fair and credible. The President spoke in Daura when he hosted Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari. Masari visited the President to inform him of his victory in last Saturday’s governorship poll. The President praised Nigerians, who heeded to his pre-election appeals to cast their votes peacefully. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari described last Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections as largely successful. He said: “I have maintained a position that elections must be free [Read]