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Saraki, Kwara govt lock horns over distribution of educational materials to schools

ILORIN – Kwara State Government and former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki are at each other’s necks over the distribution of instructional materials to public secondary schools in Kwara central senatorial district. The government positioned that the erstwhile Senate President jumped protocol by taking the materials to schools directly without carrying the ministry of education along. The state also added that personal identities of the former Senate President were emblazoned on them, stressing that it was not aware of the distribution of these instructional materials. But Saraki countered that the state government’s position, stating the the ministry has misconceptions about the true picture of the processes involved in [Read]

BREAKING: Senate President, Bukola Saraki Gets New Appointment [READ MORE]

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been appointed as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC). In a letter dated March 16, 2019, Ambassador Friday Sani, the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, stated that sequel to the approval of the World Secretary General of the IHRC, Dr. Saraki has been appointed as one of the revered Ambassadors-at-Large of the multinational body. A copy of the letter was made available to DAILY POST on Sunday by Saraki’s media office. It reads, “While our role as a regional body is to promote and encourage institutions and persons to uphold human dignity [Read]

I Won’t Run An Adult Daycare Centre Because Of Tinubu, Says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has responded to Bola Tinubu’s budget padding allegation, but with a strong warning that he “won’t run an adult daycare centre anymore on matters like this”. Reports have it on Sunday that Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, both former members of the party, of budget padding, saying: “Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years,” he said in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman. “National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad [Read]

JUST IN: Double defeat for Saraki as APC’s Abdulrazaq wins Kwara Guber Polls [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Kwara State All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has won the governorship election held on Saturday, thus making it a double defeat for PDP Chieftain in the state and former governor, Senate President Bukola Saraki.  He polled 331,546 votes to emerge as the winner of the highly anticipated election . His Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr Abdulrazaq Atunwa , polled 114, 754 votes to emerge as the runner – up in the election . From the official results declared in all 16 local government areas in the state, Abdulrazaq led Atunwa with a margin [Read]

Saraki loses, Dogara Wins bid to return to NASS, Buhari, Atiku in tight race [SEE LATEST RESULTS]

  • President leads in Kano , Gombe , Bauchi , Osun • Former VP ahead in A’ Ibom , Edo , Plateau , Ondo The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki , on Sunday became one of the major casualties of the 2019 general elections as he lost his bid to return to the Senate . Apart from Saraki , the other two senatorial candidates of his party , the Peoples Democratic Party , lost to the All Progressives Congress . Saraki lost to the Kwara Central Senatorial District candidate of the APC , Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe , in an election observers described as a major upset . Oloriegbe polled [Read]

#NigeriaDecides2019: Saraki Arrives At Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  LIVE UPDATES!! Saraki Arrives At Polling Unit Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senate President Bukola Saraki and wife Toyin have arrived at Ode Opoboyi at the Polling Unit 005/006, Agbaji Quarters, Ajikobi Ward, Ilorin West LGA to cast their vote. #ReportYourself #NigeriaDecides2019 #NigeriaDecides FOLLOW LIVE: www.newsflakes.com.ng 👍News Flakes NG™ [Read]

Akwa-Ibom Govt Launches Ibom-Air, Takes delivery of Two Aircraft [READ MORE]

  To launch its flights, the Ibom Airlines, Akwa Ibom State government yesterday took delivery of two aircraft. Governor Udom Emmanuel who was excited about the development said the airline was a monumental achievement in the state. He said the aircraft; C-FWNK was just six years old with a sitting capacity of about 90 persons and constitutes the newest and modern fleet of the Canadian Airbus. He added that the only state which currently runs a state-owned airport and runs an airline is Akwa-Ibom, adding that the government is running Ibom Air as a business. He said that Ibom airline will operate routes that would give preference to Akwa Ibom [Read]

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]