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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]

2019: Saraki Named DG Of Atiku Presidential Campaign Council – SEE FULL LIST

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senate President Bukola Saraki has been appointed director-general of the campaign council of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, made this known on Tuesday. The senate president was among the aspirants who contested the presidential ticket at the party’s convention which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Saraki came third behind Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, and Abubakar, the eventual winner. READ ALSO: BOKO HARAM: Reps Call for Urgent Release Of Last Aide Worker, Leah Secondus said the membership of the campaign council was approved [Read]

NASS RESUMPTION: APC Senators Ignore Party’s Directives, Seek Reconciliation With Saraki

Although the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its members in the senate to oust Senate President Bukola Saraki, our source understands that the senators are more interested in restoring peace to the upper legislative chamber than doing this. Saraki has been under pressure to step down since he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC. Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, had asked senators of the ruling party to remove the senate president. “Saraki will not be the first to be impeached and I doubt if he is going to be the last but definitely he will be impeached according to [Read]

BREAKING: Saraki, Kwankwaso Get Senatorial tickets after PDP Presidential Primaries

Fresh reports reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that after missing out on the PDP presidential ticket, Senate President Bukola Saraki has reportedly gotten the PDP Kwara Central Senatorial Ticket, while his colleague and fellow Presidential ticket contestant, Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso Picked the Kano Senatorial Ticket.  This came barely hours after the completion of the People’s Democratic Party PDP Presidential primary election that took place in Port Harcourt Rivers state which saw Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar emerging as winner with 1,532 votes ahead of closest rival Aminu Tambuwal who polled 693 votes. Senator Saraki on the other hand, polled 317 to come a distant third [Read]

BREAKING: Atiku Abubakar emerges PDP Presidential candidate ahead of Tambuwal, Saraki, Others

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Atiku Abubakar has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary election. He received the highest number of votes in the exercise which was held in Port Harcourt from Saturday to Sunday. He scored 1,532 votes, while his closest rival, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, polled 693. There were a total of 3,274 accredited delegates, with Datti Baba-Ahmed getting five votes and rooted to the bottom of the table.   See results of all candidates who participated in the widely televised presidential primary below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: CANDIDATE  SCORE Atiku 1,532 Tambuwal 693 [Read]