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Quality of 2019 Polls is Very Disappointing – US

The US Embassy in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, congratulated Nigerians’ commitment to the democratic process, noting that it would continue to follow closely the ongoing polls. It however said that it was hugely  disappointed by the quality of the 2019 elections, citing the low voter turnout, and reports of voter intimidation, vote buying, interference by security forces, and violence in some locations. The embassy admonished all stakeholders to work towards a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful process, especially for those who would participate in Saturday’s supplementary polls across many states . It said, “As long- time friends of Nigeria , we continue to follow closely the still [Read]

Polling firm, which predicted Buhari’s 2015 victory, Predicts 2019 defeat [READ MORE]

  **It’s insult to give Buhari 33% of the votes — Keyamo Williams and Associates, the United States-based polling firm hired by Goodluck Jonathan administration ahead of the 2015 presidential election but predicted victory for Muhammadu Buhari has predicted victory for Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming presidential polls. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the company in its analysis of Nigerian presidential election said Atiku will win with less than a majority of the votes cast with 45 per cent. Buhari, according to the polls, will take 33 per cent of the votes. The polling sample produced Kingsley Moghalu, the candidate of Young Peoples Party, YPP, with 9 per cent of [Read]

Nigerian Govt Warns US, UK, EU Against Interference in Its Affairs [READ MORE]

  The President Muhammadu Buhari administration says it would not allow foreign intervention in the governance of the country. This was contained in a statement credited to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, issued on Saturday, which criticised the statements by the United States of America, United Kingdom and European Union on the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). According to the statement published by The Punch newspaper, Shehu said Nigeria reserves the right not to allow interference in its affairs. His words: “Nigeria reserves the right to be insulated from suggestions and or interference with respect to wholly [Read]

BREAKING: EU, US, Britain concerned at suspension of Nigeria’s top judge, Worry About 2019 Polls [READ MORE]

  Britain, the United States and the European Union have all now expressed concern at Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend the country’s most senior judge. International pressure was growing Saturday on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari after the EU, the United States and Britain questioned his decision to suspend the country’s top judge. All three statements expressed concern at the timing and manner of the action, coming just weeks before presidential and legislative elections set for February 16. Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen would have ruled on any dispute in the elections. But on Friday Buhari suspended him, pending the resolution of a corruption trial at the Code of Conduct [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]

K1 De Ultimate’s son, other Nigerians arrested for $2m fraud in US [READ MORE]

  Nine people have been arrested in the US for allegedly bilking Internet users of at least $2 million in online scams over the past two years. NBC Chicago reported that their arrests took place two weeks after each was charged with conspiracy to commit a wire fraud scheme, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that if convicted, the defendants face a maximum of 20 years in prison. Seven of them arrested in the Chicago area were: Daniel Samuel Eta, 35, of Skokie; Babatunde Ladehinde Labiyi, 20, of Chicago; Barnabas Oghenerukevwe Edjieh, 29, of Chicago; Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe, [Read]

Finally, Atiku Travels to U.S After Securing Entry Visa – READ MORE

  Fresh indications emerge from the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council earlier today Saturday December 1, 2018 that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally been issued a visa to the United States. A family source disclosed this on Saturday and confirmed that the former vice-president has left Nigeria for the UK, where he will spend some time before flying to the US. The trip marks another chapter in the controversy that has rocked the former vice-president for over a decade. [Read]

BREAKING: Former US President George Bush Dies at 94 – READ MORE

  UNITED STATES – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that George H.W. Bush who was hospitalised shortly after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush has passed on at the age of 94. George Bush was the 41st president of the United States, and helped guide the world out of a four-decade Cold War. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” his son, former president George W. Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman. “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and [Read]

Be Cautious Of Granting Visa To Atiku Abubakar – FG Tells US

  The Federal Government tells the U.S to be cautious in granting a visa to the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in order not to create the impression of endorsing him for the 2019 election. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government position at an interactive session with media executives in Abuja on Thursday. Mohammed said that the government was aware of the move by the former Vice President to lobby the U.S. to lift the visa ban imposed on him. He said, while the U.S. has the prerogative of whom to issue visa, it should be mindful of the timing, in order not [Read]

2019: Nigerians won’t vote a fugitive, APC tells Atiku, PDP – READ MORE

  The All Progressives Congress has told the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that Nigerians won’t vote a fugitive in the 2019 general elections. It challenged the former Vice President to clear himself of the alleged travel ban placed on him by the United States of America. Accusing the PDP of failed attempts to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari , the APC said it was clear that the party was no credible opposition political party , but a gang of selfish and mercantile politicians that will do anything to return to elective office. The party in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary , Yekini Nabena, on Sunday [Read]

BREAKING: ‘US Officials’ Have Signalled Atiku To Come For Visa, Says Gbenga Daniel – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has received “signals from American officials” to apply for visa and it would be granted, Gbenga Daniel, Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Orgsanisation (APCO), has said. Atiku is widely believed to be wanted for alleged corruption in the US, and this is usually identofied as the reason he has not stepped on American soil for several years. However, Daniel, a former Governor of Ogun State, said on Wednesday that the corruption perception about Atiku “appears to have been flogged”, as “there have been signals from [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Trump confirms US to pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia – READ MORE

  President Donald Trump has said the US will pull out of a nuclear treaty with Russia because Moscow has violated the agreement. The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty helps protect the security of the US and its allies in Europe and the Far East. READ ALSO: New Titanic To Begin Voyage In 2022 – READ MORE + SEE PHOTOS It prohibits the US and Russia from possessing, producing or test-firing a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles. Mr Trump made the announcement during a campaign stop in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday. “We are going to terminate the agreement and then we are going to develop [Read]

“We Don’t Have Criminal Case Against Atiku” – US Releases Report, Shocks Nigerians

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the United States Department of Justice has denied having any record that indicates that Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has a pending lawsuit in the US, Punch reported on November 20, 2016. READ ALSO: BREAKING: Fayose threatens to dump PDP at last, set to announce his next destination soonest A then spokesperson for the US DOJ, Peter Carr had through an email reached out to Punch following the newspaper’s request for information on whether Abubakar is wanted in the US in connection with any issue of money laundering. READ ALSO: 2019: Atiku Abubakar emerges PDP Presidential candidate ahead of Tambuwal, Saraki, Others In his response, [Read]

BREAKING: INEC declares APC winner of Osun Guber Polls, as PDP, Foreign Election Observers, Others kick

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) , Gboyega Oyetola, the winner of the Osun governorship election . INEC declared Oyetola the winner of the poll after the supplementary election held in seven polling units on Thursday. Oyetola had trailed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) , Ademola Adeleke , by 353 votes going into the supplementary election . His votes from Thursday were however enough to help him overturn the deficit and be returned as winner of the keenly contested governorship election . NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the final votes announced [Read]