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FG, APC Plot Saraki, Dogara’s Arrest Tomorrow – CUPP Alleges [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to violently take over the leadership of the National Assembly tomorrow. Addressing a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, the Spokesman of the CUPP and National Chairman of the Action Peoples Party (APP), Chief Ikenga Ugochinyere said the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu who are both of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been marked for arrest Monday night. He said Senators Ahmed Lawan, Godswill Akpabio and Hope Uzodimma, according to the plan, would be announced “factional” Senate President, Deputy Senate [Read]

Onnoghen’s Suspension: Buhari Has Sent A Dangerous Signal To The Entire World — Saraki [READ MORE]

  Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, is a “coup against democracy”.  In a statement on Friday, the Senate President said the move by President Muhammadu Buhari is an over-reach of the powers in the Executive arm of government. Dr Saraki said Onnoghen’s suspension is a deliberate attempt to endanger Nigeria’s hard-won democracy. Saraki said President Buhari’s action undermines the Nation’s judiciary, adding that it subverts the constitution, intimidates judges of all the courts of record, and creates uncertainty in the electoral process. The legislator said Buhari has initiated a process the consequence of which no one can [Read]

2019: Atiku Silences Critics, Steps On US Soil After 12yrs, Lodges in Trump’s Hotel

  Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will arrive the United States any moment from now, crossing one of the most serious political hurdles on his path ahead of the upcoming general elections. Mr Abubakar, sources said, left Nigeria early today, and is expected to land in Washington D.C., the American capital, ending a 12-year deprivation of visa to a country in which he once lived and owned properties. Campaign sources revealed Thursday evening that Mr Abubakar would be speaking at a forum by the American Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. and attend other meetings aimed at boosting his presidential election standing. Mr Abubakar’s [Read]

2019 Budget Has No Hope For Nigerians – Saraki [READ MORE]

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has described as hopeless the 2019 budget proposal presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Wednesday. “We all heard the 2019 budget. That is a budget that has no hope for anybody because when you look at the statistics and the figures, there is poverty. If you look at the figures based on revenues that are coming in, there is nothing left, so where is the future?”, Saraki said. According to him, the budget proposal, as presented by President Buhari, failed to indicate how it will be funded. The President of the Senate handed down the damning verdict in [Read]

2019: PDP, Atiku Campaign Train Hit Kwara for North Central Rally [READ MORE + SEE PHOTOS]

  Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Wednesday held its North- Central Zonal Rally in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. READ ALSO: 2019: Setback for APC as 59 Buhari Support Groups Endorse Atiku [READ MORE]  Basking in the euphoria of its successful outing in Sokoto where it kicked off the campaigns on Tuesday, the party had predicted a similar outing today, saying Nigerians are waiting anxiously to cast their ballots at the polls. The PDP National Vice Chairman (South-West), Eddy Olafeso noted that the party will consolidate on its Sokoto outing to further enlighten Nigerians on the need to vote [Read]

2019: Kwara Gov, Abdulfatah Ahmed Withdraws from Senatorial Race at Last Minute – READ MORE

  ILORIN – Reports from Ilorin the Kwara state capital indicate that the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has shockingly announced his withdrawal from the senatorial race in the 2019 general elections at the last minute.  NEWS FLAKES NG recalls that Governor Ahmed had won the ticket to contest Kwara South senatorial seat under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a consensus arrangement during the October party’s primaries. Dr Rafiu Ibrahim, the beneficiary of the governor’s action, who is also the Senator representing Kwara South in the National Assembly, has praised the Senate President and national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bukola Saraki for granting the request [Read]

Offa Robbery: You can’t escape prosecution, Police tell Saraki

  The Nigerian Police Force has pointedly told Senate President Bukola Saraki not to entertain any sense of relief over the death of Michael Adikwu, a major suspect arrested in connection with the deadly multiple robberies in Offa last April. Police said the five suspects arraigned in court in Ilorin, Kwara State, had already given them enough clues about Saraki’s involvement in the robberies and they were determined to prosecute him. Police gave this position in a response to the statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Senate President Bukola Saraki’s spokesman. Olaniyonu called for a probe of Adikwu’s death. But the police appeared to have ruled out a probe of the death, [Read]

BREAKING: Bukola Saraki Speaks On Increase In Senators’ Wages To 15Million – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to claims by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that he plans to increase salaries of Nigerian senators. We had reported that SERAP in a statement on its Twitter Page raised the alarm over alleged plans by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to increase salaries of Nigerian senators to N15m. But in reaction, Saraki in a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, described the allegation as untrue. He urged SERAP to get its fact right. The statement reads, “Dear @SERAPNigeria, there is no such “alleged decision” to increase the allowances of Senators. An [Read]

Buhari, IBB, Saraki, Obi, PDP mourn as ex-CJN, Idris Kutigi, dies at 78 – READ MORE

  Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, is dead, aged 78. Kutigi, who served as CJN between January 30, 2007 and December 30, 2009, reportedly died in a London hospital on Saturday after a brief illness. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Justice Kutigi was born on December 31, 1939, in Kutigi, North-Western State (which is now located in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State). He served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State until 1976, when he was appointed a High Court Judge. He was elevated to the apex court bench in 1992 and subsequently okayed by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to [Read]

Drama, rowdy session in Senate over sitting arrangement as Saraki stops Akpabio

  ABUJA- FOR more than twenty- five minutes Wednesday, the Senate plenary was held amidst rowdiness over sitting arrangement. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that trouble started when the former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom North West called for recognition to speak, but the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki refused him on the grounds that he cannot speak, using another Senator’s microphone to speak. According to Saraki, Akpabio can also not speak from a seat where there was no Microphone. Akpabio stood up to speak shortly after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom North [Read]