Politics

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]

OLAKUNRIN’S DEATH: VP Osinbajo Visits, Condoles With Pa Fasoranti’s Family [SEE PHOTOS]

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday visited Chief Rueben  Fasoranti at his residence to commiserate with him over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday along the Benin/Ore expressway Osinbajo who arrived at the Fasoranti residence at exactly 9:10 am was accompanied by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. See photos below; Tribune [Read]

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Senator Elisha Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG  as at PRESS TIME has it that Unknown gunmen have killed an uncle to the embattled Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo and abducted the nursing stepmother. Abbo is currently facing court case and under investigation by Senate committee over the slapping a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop. It was reported that the Senator had his country home invaded Saturday morning by gunmen who have now put him in the news once again. An eyewitness account has it that the gunmen struck the family house of the senator in Muchalla ward of Mubi North Local Government Area of the state at 1am [Read]

Suspected Fulani Herders Kill Afenifere Leader’s Daughter in Ondo, Obasanjo reacts

Yoruba socio – cultural organisation , Afenifere , says it has received information that Mrs . Funke Olakunrin , daughter of Afenifere chairman , Pa Reuben Fasoranti , has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen . The spokesman for Afenifere , Mr . Yinka Odumakin , said this in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday . According to Odumakin , the 58 – year -old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure , Ondo State , when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen . [READ ALSO] Fasoranti’s daughter’s death: Nigeria is diminished by Continued Herdsmen Attacks – Obasanjo He said , “We have [Read]

Fasoranti’s daughter’s death: Nigeria is Diminished by Continued Herdsmen Attacks – Obasanjo 

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo early Saturday, declared that the country has been diminished by the killing of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, late Mrs Funke Olakunri on Friday. He said that the killing, by supected Fulani herdsmen was a worrisome development in the polity, especially, at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians are preaching tolerance and political accommodation in national politics. In a condolence letter to Pa Fasoranti, which was made available to newsmen through his Special Assistant Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Saturday, in Abeokuta, Obasanjo tasked the security agents to fish out those responsible for the heinous crime. According to Obasanjo, “this is a worrisome [Read]

Senator Abbo Takes Selfies Inside Court As Police Arraign Him For Assaulting Woman In Sex Toy Shop

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday in Abuja arraigned Senator Elisha Abbo before a magistrate’s court in Zuba for allegedly assaulting a nursing woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja. The offence that bordered on criminal force and assault which is contrary to section 263 and 264 of penal code. Abbo mounted the dock at 2:55 pm and pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge brought against him. The senator, who smiled throughout the proceedings, was also seen taking a selfie with people. The prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, told the court that the police had not yet concluded investigation in the matter and they needed more time. He asked [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]

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]

APC Vs APM: Akinlade shocks tribunal with Ghana-must-go bags filled with evidence

  ABEOKUTA – Hon. Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) on Tuesday flooded the election petition tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta with Ghana-must-go bags containing electoral evidence to prove his case beyond reasonable doubts. Akinlade shocked the tribunal with certified true copies of electoral materials from different local governments, in more than seven Ghana-must-go bags to convince the tribunal that he was the winner of the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the tribunal yesterday admitted in evidence, Forms EC8A from different wards in Abeokuta North and Ado-Odo/Otta Local Governments, as counsels to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Gov. Dapo [Read]

JUST IN: Senator Abbo Tearfully Apologises For Assaulting Nursing Mother, Begs Nigerians for Pardon

The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Ishaku Abbo, has apologised to Nigerians, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and women in general, following a viral video in which he was seen physically assaulting a lady. He made the apology at a press conference at the PDP headquarters in Abuja. The Senator who was closed to tears at the briefing asked for forgiveness, saying it is not in his character to assault women. This breaking story is being updated. keep refreshing for updates. Channels Television [Read]

JUST IN: President Buhari Suspends Controversial RUGA Settlement Project

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that following public outcry and the seeming misconception about the Ruga Settlement Projects, an idea designed to stem the tide of herdsmen/farmers clashes across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to have suspended the idea pending further notice, THISDAY has learnt. The president, after consultations with stakeholders, THISDAY gathered, has resolved to put away the idea for a thorough review and well acceptable approach to the menace constituted to national security by the constant clashes between herdsmen and farmers. A presidency source that hinted at this development, said the announcement would be made any moment from now [Read]

BREAKING: Senate Sets up Panel to Probe Senator Elisha Abbo Over Alleged Assault

The Senate on Wednesday, set up a bi-partisan ad-hoc committee headed by a former governor of Ebonyi State, Sam Egwu, to probe the alleged assault on arrival nursing mother by Senator Elisha Abbo.   The embattled senator is a Peoples Democratic Party member representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, who allegedly slapped the saleswoman at a sex toy shop sometimes in May this year.   The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, constituted the panel following a point of order raised by the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani.   The Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya; Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe; and Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, supported Sani by condemning the alleged action of [Read]

RUGA Settlements Will Set Nigeria On Fire, Soyinka Warns

LAGOS – Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has added his voice to the growing opposition against federal government’s proposal to establish Ruga settlements across the nation for herdsmen. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday at the launch of United Nations’ Solutions 17 SDG programme, Soyinka berated the federal government for the idea, which will said can cause Nigeria to explode.   According to him: “Ruga is going to be an explosion if not handled with care. But why do we not take our policies from good models? This is not the way people and countries deal with issues of cattle.   “I travel everywhere. It has to be handled in a [Read]