Politics

APC wins Kwara bye-election, defeats PDP, other parties

  The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Olawuyi, was on Saturday declared the winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election held across the four councils in Kwara. The APC also won the bye-election in Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa federal constituency of Katsina State. In Kwara, the Returning Officer for the election, Abimbola Adesoji, while declaring the result at the Irepodun Local Government Secretariat in Omu-Aran, said Mr Olawuyi polled 21, 236 to emerge winner. He defeated his closest rival, Saheed Damilare, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 18,095 votes. Mr Abimbola, who is of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said Mr Olawuyi having scored the highest number of [Read]

I did not collect salary for eight years as governor, claims Aregbesola

  The outgoing governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration. Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive session tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’ on Saturday in Osogbo. The governor said since it was the state that was feeding him, fueling his cars and provided him with accommodation, there was no need for him to be paid. Aregbesola also said that he did not have bank accounts any part of the world. He said, “I have not collected salaries since I became the governor of the state. The state feeds me, fuels my car and provided me accommodation. [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s pass

 NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a U.S. judge has ordered the White House to restore access to a reporter of the CNN who was barred from the seat of power. The White House suspended the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, November 7, hours after President Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked at a news conference. The move to punish Acosta by removing his access to the White House is believed to be unprecedented. The Trump administration barred another CNN reporter from attending an open media event in July but until now has not gone as far as removing a credential, known as a “hard pass,” which [Read]

OGUN 2019: UPN withdraws from Guber race, endorses SDP candidate, Paseda – READ MORE

  Ogun State chapter of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)  has adopted the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Otunba Rotimi Paseda as its gubernatorial candidate for the forthcoming 2019 election. UPN State Party Chairperson, Alhaja Aminat Olatunbosun who gave this notice during a press conference held at the NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta on Friday, said the party would not be able to contest for any elective post in the state except for the House of Assembly. He therefore said the party would be supporting the Paseda who was the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the 2015 election. “Our party as one of the earliest political parties in [Read]

Mimiko backs out of presidential race, eyes Senatorial ticket

  The Zenith Labour Party Presidential candidate Olusegun Mimiko Thursday backed out of the presidential race to contest Ondo central senatorial seat in 2019. In a statement received by The Guardian, John Paul Akinduro, Mimiko’s spokesman said he announced his withdrawal from the race while meeting with the party faithful and some national leaders of the party in Ondo. “I took the decision in the ultimate interest of our party, the Zenith Labour Party,” said Mimiko. He, however, declared he would now be running for Ondo Central Senatorial district in next year’s election. The statement also revealed that the party’s candidate for Ondo Central Senatorial district, Engr. Gboye Adegbenro, has [Read]

Biafra: Court orders Abaribe, others to pay N100m for failing to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court

  The Abuja chapter of the Federal High Court has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, and others who stood sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the court said the money must be paid within two months, for their failure to produce the Biafran activist in court. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order while delivering ruling on the matter, in which she amended the conditions of the bail she had in April 2017 granted the IPOB leader. Senator Abaribe and the two others were made to sign a bail [Read]

‘Next Question Please’, EFCC boss Snubs question on Ganduje’s Bribery Allegation – READ MORE

  The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Ibrahim Magu, on Monday refused to answer questions on whether the Kano State Governor , Abdullahi Ganduje, was on a probe . Magu had invited reporters for a press conference in commemoration of his third year in office .   The acting EFCC boss had reeled out the achievements of the anti- graft agency in the last three years including a large number of convictions and recoveries . However , during the question and answer session , Magu was asked to confirm if the EFCC was investigating Ganduje who was allegedly caught on camera collecting kickbacks from contractors [Read]

I Am Doing My Best To Develop Nigeria – Buhari

  “I am doing my best now to utilize our resources to develop the country. We are already getting results on road, rail and power. “My frustration is that some people still have plenty stolen money stashed in Europe, U S and other countries”, said president Muhammadu Buhari. Mr President said this during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris. Buhari equally reiterated his commitment towards developing the educational sector. He assured Nigerians to expect more investment in the sector, noting that allocations to the educational sector will be improved as revenue increases, describing the sector as a major engine for the development of any country. “We are [Read]

SHOCKING: The Man in Aso Rock Is Not Buhari – Femi Fani-Kayode Insists

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation has insisted that the person occupying the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock is not President Muhammadu Buhari. Fani-Kayode said Nigerians would be shocked in 2019 when the true identity of the president would be uncovered. He was reacting to the ongoing crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC. According to the ex-Minister; “If APC provokes me again I will tell the whole world what we were cooking that got the house burnt”- Gov. Amosun. “If I say what I know about APC Nigerians will burn down Aso Rock within 24 hours”- Gov. Okorocha. “There is something rotten in [Read]

EFCC Moves To Prosecute Babachir Lawal, Drafts Charges

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally submitted the report of its investigation into fraud allegations against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. Lawal, while he was the SGF, was accused of looting the funds of the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) through front companies. However, he has consistently maintained his innocence and denied the allegations. [Read]