October 7, 2018

‘Emulate Ambode’, Buhari begs losers of APC primaries not to abandon party

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday appealed to all aspirants who lost during the recent primaries of the All Progressives Congress across the country not to abandon the party . NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he urged them to demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting the outcomes without bitterness or resentment . Buhari made the appeal in a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu. The President also congratulated winners of the primaries and asked them to be magnanimous in victory . “In every competition , someone has to win and someone has to lose , but those who [Read]

2019: ‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, picks nomination form for president

  Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank, has declared to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, the two-time minister disclosed that she will be running on the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). “Ladies and gentlemen, it is with profound gratitude, sincere humility, and deep responsibility that I accept this nomination for the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” she said. “I start by expressing my thanks to the leadership and members of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), for your belief and whole-hearted response to my vision for Nigeria, which has brought us here [Read]

MINIMUM WAGE: Nigerian workers will smile soon, says FG

  The Federal Government on Sunday said it would soon address the agitation for the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that will make workers and all Nigerians smile. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, made the promise in his remarks at the 22nd Choir Anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church, Living Water DCC Headquarters, Abuja, tagged “Bless the Lord, o my soul.” Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Office of the SGF, Mr. Olusegun Adekunle, said the present administration was sensitive to the plight and wishes of the masses. He said by the time the [Read]

“Stop Complaining”, Omokri invites Buhari’s wife to Join PDP

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Reno Omokri, ex-media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has told Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop complaining about the All Progressives Congress (APC) and join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) instead. Aisha Buhari had taken to Twitter earlier on Sunday to berate the national leadership of the APC for what she described as “impunity”, just as she noted that she would not “hesitate” to “dissociate [herself] from such unfairness”. Although Aisha did not expressly state what the APC had done to offend her, her anger may be connected to the emergence of Jibrilla Bindo, Governor of Adamawa State, as the [Read]

Ex-minister of Information, John Odey dies at 59 in Dubai

  A one time minister of Information and then Environment, John Odey, has died. The late minister was said to have died in the early hours of today Sunday October 7th in an hospital in Dubai after battling with cancer. His death was announced today by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, at the party’s convention in Port Harcourt. Here is a brief biography of the late Minister: John Ogar Odey [born November 1, 1959] was appointed Nigerian minister of information and communications in July 2007, and became minister for environment in December 2008 after President Umaru Yar’Adua reshuffled his cabinet. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that [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]

2019: Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries, accuses husband’s party of impunity

  The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has criticised the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mrs Buhari, whose husband Muhammadu Buhari officially emerged the presidential candidate of the APC early Sunday, made her position known on her official Instagram page. She has been known to openly express her views on the party and the presidency in the past. Mrs Buhari’s criticism was more general as she did not specify which particular primaries or candidates she was referring to. The APC has conducted presidential, gubernatorial, and senatorial primaries in the past week across Nigeria. Read her full criticism below. It is disheartening to note that some aspirants used [Read]

2019 PRESIDENCY: Atiku Hails Obasanjo in his Acceptance Speech as PDP Candidate

  Abubakar Atiku presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has praised former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the role he played in his development in politics. He paid tribute to Obasanjo on Sunday while giving his acceptance speech at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. Atiku emerged winner of the party’s presidential primary with 1,532 votes while his closest contender, Aminu Tambuwal, polled 693 votes. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in his acceptance speech, Atiku said he learnt a lot under Obasanjo when he served as his deputy from 1999 to 2007. He also described the primary election as the most credible since the return of democracy [Read]

2019: Donald Duke defeats Jerry Gana to pick SDP Presidential ticket

  ABUJA – Former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has won the presidential primary election of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Duke who governed Cross River between 1999 and 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 812 votes to get the ticket. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the former governor who defected from the PDP to pursue his presidential ambition recently , defeated his close rival, former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana, who polled 611 votes at the party’s National Convention held at Old Parade Ground, Abuja. While officially declaring Duke the winner of the exercise, the Chief Returning Officer, Abdul Isiaq said ,said [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]