October 2018

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]

APC CRISIS: Buhari dines with aggrieved APC aspirants – READ MORE

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded party’s primaries across the country. Those in attendance at the dinner included aggrieved gubernatorial, National and State Assembly aspirants who failed to secure the party’s tickets in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the meeting was also attended by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, cabinet ministers and other presidential aides. The president had on Oct. 13 met with aggrieved members of the House of Representatives under the platform of the APC. Buhari also met collectively and separately with aggrieved serving APC governors [Read]

OGUN 2019: PDP, Ladi Adebutu camp in Disarray as INEC Recognises Kashamu’s Candidates’ List – READ MORE

  …. PDP vows to Appeal decision The Dayo-led committee is believed to be loyal to the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu. In the letter dated October 25, 2019, signed by the acting Secretary to the Commission, Mr Okechukwu Ndeche, to Secondus, the Commission stated that the decision was based on the various Federal High Court cases on the true position of the State Executive Committee of the party. He said the commission would abide by them until they were set aside by higher courts. The letter, which was received at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Tuesday, read [Read]

FIFA bans Former Ghana FA President for Life over Bribery Scandal – READ MORE

  Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned for life by Fifa for various violations of their code of ethics, including bribery and corruption. Nyantakyi, who also held posts with Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf), was pictured engaging in acts corruption by controversial undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed taking piles of money and putting it into a bag One of African football’s most powerful figures has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules. Ex-Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi also broke conflict of interest rules, Fifa said. Madrid Dismiss Head Coach Julen Lopetegui [Read]

State Govs Agree to pay N22,500 as New Minimum Wage – READ MORE

State Governors have offered to pay a sum of N22,500 as minimum wage as against the N30,000 demanded by labour. Chairman of the Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He explained that the decision followed an emergency meeting of the governors where they deliberated on the new minimum wage after a briefing from the forum’s representatives at the Tripartite Committee. READ ALSO: BREAKING: Ogun ADC Guber Candidate, GNI unveils running Mate – READ MORE The governor noted that the welfare of the people was the ultimate concern for the forum, lamenting the deteriorating economic situation experienced by the vulnerable segment of the [Read]

BREAKING: Ogun ADC Guber Candidate, GNI unveils running Mate – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that ahead of the 2019 general elections , the Ogun State chapter of the African Democratic Party has unveiled the running mate to the governorship candidate of the party in the state , Prince Gboyega Isiaka . She is Mrs Olukemi Okeowo- Bolade. She was a former Senior Special Assistant to the Ogun State governor , Senator Ibikunle Amosun , on Energy and Special Duties , during his first term . She hails from Ogbogbo , Ijebu North East Local Government Area of the state . Isiaka who later presented his running mate to the party chairman, [Read]

Buhari Meets Four PDP Govs in Aso Villa – READ MORE

  ABUJA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Four state governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party earlier on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. All the governors are from the South-South region of the country. The meeting was held inside the President ’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja shortly after Buhari returned from his condolence visit to Kaduna State. Details of the meeting were however still sketchy as at the time of filing this report but speculations have it that it might not be too unconnected with the forthcoming 2019 general elections with many political calculations, realignment and power play amongst [Read]

We are learning ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance steps for our campaign, says Osinbajo – READ MORE

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was Chairman and Special Guest of Honour at the launch of Five Fascinating Books written by Funmilayo Braithwaite, in Abuja on Sunday, disclosed that he was learning the ‘ Shaku Shaku’ dance steps for campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections. Yemi Osinbajo who stated that nobody knows what will work in Nigerian politics, added that his friend recently polled large number of votes just by dancing. OSUN RE-RUN: AFENIFERE Suspends Iyiola Omisore For Supporting APC – READ MORE “And hopefully, we will be able to find resolution to some of the questions raised in our political lives as well; I know that is [Read]

OSUN RE-RUN: AFENIFERE Suspends Iyiola Omisore For Supporting APC – READ MORE

  The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of the candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore for one year. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Omisore was alleged to have aligned with the All Progressives Congress to win the rerun election in Ife South and North Local Government Areas of Osun State. His action was said to have gone against the position of his party, the Social Democratic Party and the Afenifere. READ ALSO: ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE: Native Doctors, Others Protest Against BEDC In Benin – READ MORE + SEE PHOTOS Omisore’s suspension was part of the decisions taken [Read]

ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE: Native Doctors, Others Protest Against BEDC In Benin – READ MORE

BENIN – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Native doctors and residents of Benin took to the streets to protest yesterday, following an alleged plan to renew the operational license of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). Speaking to newsmen, Osaze Edigin, the Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Civil Society Organizations, stated that the peaceful demonstration which will last for three days is to draw the BPE attention to the “incompetence of the distribution company.” He further stated that the Performance Agreement the company entered with the Federal Government, elapses on the 31st of October, 2018 and not the proposed extension of December, 2019 by the BPP. “BEDC operational Licence [Read]

TRAGEDY: Leceister City Owner and Thai Billionaire, Vichi Srivaddhanaprabha Dies in Helicopter Crash – READ MORE

  The owner of Leicester City Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire is dead. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he died while leaving after watching Leceister City draw WestHam United late Saturday evening at King Power stadium.   His private helicopter crashed along with four other occupants died on the spot.   May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen [Read]

Madrid Dismiss Head Coach, Julen Lopetegui After Barca Humiliation, As Captain Ramos Warns Incoming Conte – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Julen Lopetegui has been dismissed as manager of Real Madrid only 138 days into the job that cost him his chance to lead Spain into the World Cup. Lopetegui was sacked by the Spanish Football Federation in June after the RFEF president Luis Rubiales claimed to have found out just five minutes before the appointment was made public and two days before the tournament began; now he has been sacked by Madrid in the wake of their 5-1 hammering at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday afternoon. That defeat was Madrid’s third in a row in [Read]

Buhari finally breaks Silence on WAEC Certificate Saga – READ MORE

  President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announcement that it is going to court to challenge his West African School Certificate (WASC). Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity said it was a waste of time because the record was available, as well as those of higher qualifications obtained by hard work and truly merited by Mr President. A statement he signed Monday night read: “This certificate story is an old one. As Femi Adesina stated clearly, it is a settled issue in the courts. To approach the court to pursue a matter long settled by the temple of justice is an [Read]

2019: Again, PDP woo Gov Ambode, other aggrieved APC Members in Lagos, says ‘let’s free Lagos’ – READ MORE

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has reached out to members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to join what they describe as the struggle to free the state from one-man leadership. The party said the APC members should join the “free Lagos train” to be recorded as true progressives that returned the governance of the state to the people. The PDP’s entreaty was premised on the inability of some members of the APC to get the party’s ticket to contest in the 2019 elections. Spokesman of the PDP, Mr. Taofiq Gani, in a statement said aggrieved members should be bold enough to dump the APC, adding [Read]