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TRAGEDY: Tinubu Dies At 75

Alhaji Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu, the former Head of Service, Lagos State ( Between 1999 and 2004) is dead. He died in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in FCT, Abuja. He was aged 75. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that he will be buried on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Okesuna Cemetery, after a Janazah prayer at the Alausa Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja. Alhaji Tinubu was born on Friday, July 7, 1944. He was a graduate of Political Science from Howard University and Catholic University, Washington DC, USA where he bagged his B.Sc and M.Sc respectively. He was briefly a lecturer at the University of Ife, [Read]

Those controlling soul of APC will not allow southerner to succeed Buhari – Babatope

Former minister of transport and a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Ebenezer Babatope, has stated that those who control the spiritual movement of the All Progressives Congress, APC, would never allow anybody in southern Nigeria lead the country again. Babatope, who turned 76 this year in an interview with New Telegraph newspaper. According to him, southerners in the APC hoping to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari are ‘’deluding themselves’’ and ‘’wasting their time.’’ When asked about his opinion on whether power should return to the south in 2023 after President Buhari who is from the north would have completed his two terms, Ebenezer said: “I can only talk of [Read]

Lagos Assembly inaugurates panel to probe Ambode

LAGOS – The Lagos State House of Assembly has inaugurated a committee to probe the administration of ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. As part of its mandate, the Honorable Fatai Mojeed-led committee is mandated to probe the purchase of 820 buses that had been scheduled for public transport in the state. [Read]

EFCC Planning To Plant Hard Currencies in Ambode’s House – Lawyers

LAGOS – A group of lawyers have claimed that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who raided the residence of a former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, tried implicating him with the planting of foreign currencies in the house. They however said this plot was frustrated as they insisted on searching the operatives before they gained access to Ambode’s residence in Epe. [READ ALSO] Epe Residents Lay Curses On Tinubu, Others Following EFCC’s Alleged Raid On Ambode’s Home The EFCC had raided the residence in the early hours of Tuesday but residents of the town took issues with the operatives, practically forcing them to flee. The lawyers – [Read]

Epe Residents Lay Curses On Tinubu, Others Following EFCC’s Alleged Raid On Ambode’s Home

This morning, news broke that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the residence of former Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state, in Epe area of the state.  [READ ALSO] BREAKING: We’re Only Investigating Ex-Gov Ambode, Didn’t Raid His Residence – EFCC The anti-graft agency has however denied raiding the residence of the for governor but confirmed that he his under investigation. [READ ALSO] EFCC Raids Ambode’s House In Lagos Residents of EPE town however came out in solidarity and protested the ‘raiding’ of Ambode’s house with many of them raining curses on Tinubu and anyone involved in ‘tormenting’ Ambode. [Read]

2023 Presidency: Northern Youths Endorse Tinubu, Condemn El-Rufai Over Zoning

KADUNA – Northern youths under the auspices of United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) have endorsed former Lagos State governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for Presidency in 2023. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the group also condemned the call by Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai for the abolition of power rotation in the country. Coordinator of the youth group, Comrade Jabir Maiturare, who addressed a press conference in Kaduna on Friday, said Tinubu has contributed immensely to the North politically, particularly his coordination of the South West for an overwhelming support that brought about the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 [Read]

Alleged N9.9bn Graft: Ambode Knocks EFCC, Sends Strong Message to Buhari, Tinubu

LAGOS – Ex Lagos state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has cleared the air over a statement credited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging that it had frozen certain accounts linked to him. Ambode said account of his contains N9.9 billion let alone being frozen by the EFCC. He, however, added that in the spirit of Sallah and having been governor in the state with utmost dedication and integrity, his record is very clear and his mind joyful for the opportunity to have served the state diligently. Reacting via a statement by Habib Aruna, his media aide, Ambode said while he did not intend to join issues with [Read]

[BREAKING] RevolutionNow is Southwest Conspiracy To Overthrow Buhari, Says Northern Coalition

…seeks end to Southwest – Northern Partnership Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, on Wednesday accused the South-West of attempting to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari through the RevolutionNow protest called by former presidential candidate of African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore. CNG claimed that the RevolutionNow was a southwest conspiracy, hence Northerners refusal to take part in the protest. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Court Gives DSS Go Ahead To Detain Sowore For 45 days However, spokesperson of CNG, Malam Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman in a statement explained that the group’s decision not to be part of the RevolutionNow marches across the nation [Read]

JUST IN: EFCC Freezes N9.9bn Bank Accounts Linked To Ex-Gov Ambode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has frozen three bank accounts containing a total of N9.9bn linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The PUNCH had exclusively reported in June that loyalists of the ruling All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, had decided to drag Ambode to the EFCC for investigation. The EFCC, in a Press statement by its spokesman, Tony Orilade, titled, ‘EFCC Secures Freezing Order on Accounts Linked to Ex-Gov. Ambode over Alleged N9.9bn Fraud’, said Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos State [Read]

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

REVEALED! How to End godfatherism in Lagos – El-Rufai [READ MORE]

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El – Rufai, on Saturday said he defeated and retired four political godfathers in Kaduna State, saying the feat could be replicated anywhere, including Lagos State. El -Rufai, who argued that godfathers existed only on paper or in the minds of the people, said the key to defeating them was in going directly to the people. He, however, admitted that defeating godfathers required time and hard work. The Kaduna State Governor spoke in Ikoyi, Lagos, at an event organised by the Bridge Club tagged, “An evening with His Excellency Mallam Nasir El -Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State .” In his main speech, El [Read]

BOOM! Reps Speakership: Northern Youths accuse Tinubu of plotting Buhari’s removal before 2023

  The Northern Youths Movement (NYM) has warned leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north to be mindful of plot by the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu to snatch power from President Muhammadu Buhari before 2023 so as to pave way for his presidential ambition. The group alleged that Tinubu was already aware that with President Buhari in power till 2023, his presidential ambition can never be realized and now plotting to orchestrate Buhari’s impeachment latest by 2022 if he remained healthy till then. NYM in a release issued in Abuja on Saturday, which was signed by its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, said Tinubu’s desperation to [Read]

No Group Can Stop Tinubu’s 2023 Presidential Ambition, Top APC Chieftain hits back at Miyetti Allah

– A former APC chairman in Lagos, Chief Henry Ajomale, said no group can stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition – Ajomole spoke against the background of earlier statement by Miyetti Allah chief saying power will remain in north beyond 2023 – The APC chief described the Miyetti Allah chief’s statement as reckless and unfortunate, adding that nobody knows what will happen before 2023 A former chairman of Lagos chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Henry Ajomale, has vowed that no group can stop the presidential ambition of the APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu come 2023. Speaking with The Sun against the background of an earlier statement [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]

Support Lawan, Gbajabiamila Or Leave APC – Tinubu Tells Ndume, Other Lawmakers

  Newly elected APC lawmakers must tow the party line or be whipped out of the party, Bola Tinubu has said.  Mr Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, said that party discipline would be upheld in addressing the leadership tussle of the 9th National Assembly. Mr Tinubu said this while speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday after a prayer programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday. “Party discipline is key, we must be discipline in the party. We were a little careless in 2015. We created the opportunity for serpent to get into our party and that did not allow Nigeria to [Read]