POLITICS

JUST IN: Supreme Court Fixes July 5 To Give Verdict On Osun Polls

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed July 5 as the new date to deliver judgement on the appeal of candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2018 governorship elections, Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. The apex court fixed the date after hearing the appeals and the counter motions of the legal teams of both parties and the Independent National electoral commission. The seven-man panel led by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Tanko Mohammed. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Counsel of the People’s Democrati Party and Ademola was led by Dr Onyekachi Ikpeazu SAN while Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN led that [Read]

I Can’t Trust Politicians – Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said, despite being a politician, he still finds it hard to trust other politicians. The governor made these remarks during the solidarity visit by Anglican Bishops of the Province of the Niger Delta, said it was difficult to trust any politician “totally” because circumstances always determined their positions on issues, Daily Post reports. He said: “I am not carried away by all the congratulatory and goodwill messages. The Bishop of Ikwerre knows one man called Mpi; Mpi said when you are moving and you hear footsteps, watch whether the footsteps are with you or they are stepping back. “So, as a politician, one [Read]

Declare Nnamdi Azikiwe’s Birthday Public Holiday– Gov. Obiano Begs Buhari

The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to also declare the birthday of Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe, as a public holiday. This was as he commended Buhari for honoring the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential vote, Chief Moshood Abiola, with the renaming of the National Stadium in Abuja, after Abiola. This was contained in a statement released Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, by C. Don Adinuba, the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment. Obiano said the renaming of the stadium was “the icing on the cake in the steps taken so far to immortalize a national figure who [Read]

The Best Way To Honour Abiola – Ben Bruce

Ben Murray Bruce, the former lawmaker representing Bayelsa West senatorial district, has shared that the greatest way to honor the memory of Abiola is by going back to study and actualize his plans for Nigeria. Ben Bruce who made this known via his Twitter handle added that such move would transform Nigeria from being the World headquarters for extreme poverty. The greatest way to honor the memory of chief Abiola would be to go back in time and study his plans, goals, and visions, and use them to transform Nigeria from being the world headquarters for extreme poverty, which we are now, to being a nation that bids farewell to [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Abiodun Appoints SSG, Chief of Staff

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government. Also appointed is Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as the governor’s Chief of Staff. In a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, added that the new SSG comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur. He was until his appointment the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, a market leader in security printing . The 57-year-old Talabi holds a 1987 [Read]

We’ll Pass Budgets Within Three Months -Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says henceforth, the national assembly will ensure the passage of the nation’s budget within three months of its submission by the executive. Lawan made the promise when he fielded questions from state house correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to perform the weekly Friday’s Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock mosque, Abuja. He, however, expressed the hope that the executive would always ensure early submission of the budget enable the assembly deliberate and pass it in good time. “Well, this is a crucial thing that worries everyone, every Nigerian wants to see the national assembly pass the budget in good time and what we have in [Read]

Governor Sanwo-Olu Increases LASTMA Officers Salary

Lagos state governor has announced a 100 percent increase in the allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials (LASTMA). The announcement of the salary increase was made when Sanwo Olu visited the LASTMA headquarters at Oshodi, Lagos. He promised that the increase would commence from the end of July 2019 while also stating that LASTMA officials would be entitled to free health treatment. “From the end of next month, we are going to double your allowance, from the end of next month. If you are earning N5,000 allowance, we are going to double it for you. It is Lagos State tax payer’s money we are going to be giving [Read]

BOOM! DSS to begin crackdown on anti-govt social media users [READ MORE]

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the SSS said it had recently observed that some social media users were skewing Nigeria’s history to promote ethnic violence and tip the nation into crisis, a development it said must be urgently reversed through state interference. The secret police’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians have been using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the [Read]

Rochas Okorcha Finally Receives His Certificate Of Return

Former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has been issued his certificate of return for winning the February 23rd Senatorial election in Imo West by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. Okorocha was declared the winner of the February 23rd election but his certificate of return was withheld after INEC officer Innocent Ibeabuchi, claimed to have been forced to make the declaration. Justice Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja, finally ordered that Okorhca’s certificate be issued by the commission immediately which has now been done. Congratulations to him. [Read]

Ahmed Lawan Emerges Senate President Of The 9th Assembly

Senator Ahmed Lawan has been elected Senate President of the 9th Assembly. The senators-elect had the election for Senate President this morning. Lawan who represents Yobe North Senatorial district, was endorsed by the APC to run for the position. Lawan polled a total of 79 votes. 107 senators were in attendance. His main rival, Ali Ndume who had the backing of PDP, polled a total of 28 votes. Lawan takes over from Bukola Saraki. More Details Coming Soon:- [Read]

BREAKING NEWS! Six Imo Lawmakers Defect To PDP

Six lawmakers at the Imo State House of Assembly on Monday defected to Peoples Democratic Party. The lawmakers announced their defections in a letter they addressed to the Speaker and read by the clerk of the House during plenary. Five of the lawmakers until their defections on Monday were members of the Action Alliance and one was a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance. The AA lawmakers who defected to PDP were Mike Iheanaetu (Aboh Mbaise), Victor Onyewuchi (Owerri West), Ken Agbim (Ahiazu Mbaise) Lloyd Chukwuemeka (Owerri North) and Bruno Ukoha (Ezinihittte Mbaise) Chiji Collins (Isiala Mbano) defected from APGA to PDP. It was gathered that the defection of Collins was to enable [Read]

Why Buhari Government Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Poverty Issues – Amaechi

Former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that the current administration cannot solve Nigeria’s poverty issues. He also said that, “even three or four administrations in Nigeria cannot do that because the level of poverty is deeply rooted.” Amaechi said this when he fielded questions from reporters on the state of the nation. The former Minister of Transport added, “Look at it this way; if an economy is running purely on agriculture and a new president comes and say no, no, that it won’t continue, we have to re-gig the economy to create productivity. “Before you can finish creating such products, it would take more than 15 [Read]

BREAKING: Tribunal Dismisses Petition Challenging Buhari’s Electoral Victory

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed a petition challenging the victory recorded by President Muhammadu and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election. The Coalition for Change (C4C) and its presidential candidate, Geff Chizee Ojinika, had filed the petition marked: CA/PEPTL/003/2019, in which they complained of unlawful exclusion or misrepresentation and sought the cancellation of the election and the conduct of a fresh presidential election. The petitioners had complained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) printed CC and against its actual acronym of C4C, a development, they claimed worked [Read]

JUST IN: 32-Yr-Old Adebo Ogundoyin Emerges As Oyo Assembly Speaker

IBADAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that 32-year old Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, son of late Eruwa born billionare politician, businessman and philantropist, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin, has just been unanimously elected as the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly.  Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin is a second term member of the House as he was re-elected in the 2019 general election to represent Ibarapa East State Constituency. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace   The new Speaker of the State House of Assembly completed his Secondary School education in Vale College, Ibadan after which he proceeded to [Read]

BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace

ABEOKUTA – In what could be described as an internal arrangement, a third – term Member, Ogun State House of Assembly representing Ifo state constituency I, Hon. Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo was on Monday nominated unopposed as the Speaker of the State Assembly. Also Hon. Dare Kadiri representing Ijebu-north II state constituency was equally nominated unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the House. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the new Speaker and Deputy were nominated by Hon. Babatunde Sobukonla from Ikenne State Constituency and seconded by Hon. Adegoke Olusesi from Yewa North constituency II. The 9th Assembly was inaugurated by the Deputy Clerk of the House, Mr. Adedeji Adeyemo following the [Read]