POLITICS

BREAKING: Abiodun Transmits Names of 18 Commissioner-Nominees To Ogun Assembly for Approval [SEE FULL LIST]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Thursday sent names of 18 commissioner – nominees to Ogun House of Assembly for confirmation.  The Speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo , read the governor’s letter containing the names during plenary in Abeokuta. Oluomo told the members that the governor had written to seek their support for the confirmation of the nominees. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the names were Afolabi Afuape, immediate past Commissioner for Sports during the last administration led by Former governor Ibikunle Amosun. Others were Oludotun Taiwo, Ganiyu Hamzat, Funmi Efuape, Kehinde Oluwadare, Jamiu Omoniyi, Toyin Taiwo, [Read]

BREAKING: Electricity workers suspend nationwide strike

  The National Union of Electricity Employees has suspended its nationwide strike. Eko Electricity Distribution Company made this known via its Twitter handle @EKEDP on Thursday. The tweet reads, Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices & payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience & understanding. — Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) December 12, 2019 The electricity workers had, on Wednesday, shut down the headquarters of Ikeja Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company in Ikeja and Marina, Lagos. President of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero, had, in a statement, accused the Bureau of Public Enterprise of failing to address and [Read]

2020: All Africans can come to Nigeria without visa ― FG, NIS Boss

  The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says the Federal Government have approved that all Africans could come to Nigeria without Visa from January 2020. The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Africa–Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC) on Wednesday in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that European border and Coast guard Agency also known as Frontex is an agency of European Union (EU) tasked with border control of the European Schengen Area, in coordination with border and coast guard of Schengen area member states. “The announcement would be made soon by the President of the Federation. ”But we cannot succeed without a tool [Read]

APC’s Godswill Akpabio withdraws from Senatorial rerun

  Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has withdrawn of the planned Akwa Ibom North East senatorial re-run election. In a letter addressed to the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and dated 2nd of December, 2019, Akpabio said as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, a huge responsibility had been placed on him. He said he couldn’t abandon a critical assignment placed on him by President Muhammadu Buhari in pursuit of a re-run election. He urged the party to write the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in line with Sections 33 and 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010, and submit a replacement to [Read]

BREAKING: Couples to pay N51,000 before marriage in Churches – New Law

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has poured out dissatisfaction over the new law from the Ministry of Interior head by Rauf Aregbesola that compulsory payment of N30,000 by Churches to perform statutory marriages and N21,000 for each marriages certificate. PFN has alleged that churches are being targeted by the Federal Government following the new marriage certificate law introduced by the Ministry of Interior. PFN’s National President of the fellowship, Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude who lashed out at the Ministry of Interior over the imposition of a compulsory N30,000 charge license for Christian worship centers for the conduct of statutory marriages in churches and N21,000 for each marriage certificate alleged that [Read]

Abiodun Pledges To Fight Insecurity In Ogun Riverine Areas

  ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Government says it is putting in place strategic security plan that will address insecurity in the riverine areas of the State. The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this when he received the new Brigade Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Brigadier General Ehimwenma Amadasun, who paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Goverrnor Abiodun noted that it was imperative for the State government and security agencies to put heads together and fashion out plans that would permanently stem the tide of insecurity in those parts of the State. “One of the vulnerable areas that we have identified lately is the [Read]

GENERAL BUHARI: Punch Crossed The Red Line, Garba Shehu Counters Femi Adesina

The Presidency has angrily reacted to Punch Editorial on Wednesday where the management said it will henceforth refer to President Muhammadu Buhari as General Muhammadu Buhari. This is the second reactions within 24 hours to the Punch position which has generated reactions. This latest reaction by Garba Shehu is a follow up to the earlier one by Femi Adeshina. The two reactions connotes different messages. While Femi Adesina tried to tolerate Punch Editorial as part of Freedom of Expression, Garba Sheu will have none of that as he claimed that Punch has crossed the red line. [READ ALSO] Punch free to use Major – General for Buhari – Femi Adesina The [Read]

Punch free to use Major – General for Buhari – Femi Adesina

Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina has described the decision of Punch Newspapers to start using Major General as prefix for Muhammadu Buhari and calling his administration as regime as a testimony to freedom of speech. He said the newspaper is free to use the title as it was earned by the president during his days in the military. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: ‘Garba Shehu Must Go’, Aisha Buhari blows hot As Fresh Crisis Hit Aso Rock……. **- First Lady Attacks Mamman Daura_ Adesina, a former president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, said in response: “Nothing untoward in it. It is a rank the President attained by dint of hard work before [Read]

BREAKING: Stop addressing Buhari as President but Major-General; Punch Newspaper thunders

– describes Buhari’s Govt as ‘military regime’ The management of Punch Newspaper has taken a bold decision to protest against the failure of the Buhari administration to obey court orders and rule of law. The management of the paper in an editorial on Wednesday vowed to henceforth stop addressing the administration and the President as a democratic institution but rather identify him as a military dictator with the prefix of Major General (Rtd) and his government as a “military regime” across of its platforms in solidarity with the rule of law. The paper also advised Nigerians to stand up for their rights and stop “their supine acquiescence to oppression”. According [Read]

BREAKING: ‘Garba Shehu Must Go’, Aisha Buhari blows hot As Fresh Crisis Hit Aso Rock

… First Lady Attacks Mamman Daura The First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has demanded the resignation of the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Hajia Buhari, who levelled a litany of accusations against Shehu, made the demand in a statement she personally signed in the early hours of Wednesday. She accused the presidential spokesman of taking instruction from President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, in the early days of the Administration, to declare that there will not be the Office of the First Lady, a development she said embarrassed her husband. She also accused him of releasing the video in which she had [Read]

Kwara Assembly denies lone-PDP member-elect entry despite INEC’s certificate of return

  The Kwara State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kwara state House of Assembly on Tuesday disagreed over alleged refusal of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-dominated assembly the entry of the PDP winner of the Ilorin South state Constituency Mallam Abdulraheem Agboola to the house. Hundreds of PDP members in the state stormed the state House of Assembly to protest against the alleged action of the legislators. Recently, Appeal Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital sacked the APC member, Hassan Abdulazeez and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Agboola. Speaking with newsmen at the Assembly complex, Agboola said [Read]

REVEALED! ‘Sacked’ FIRS Chairman, Fowler writes SGF to request for another term [PHOTOS]

  A letter written by the sacked Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Babatunde Fowler seeking another term of office has surfaces online. The letter, dated December 9, 2019, was titled: “Re: Notification of Expiration of Tenure as Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service.” In the letter, Fowler wrote: “I write to notify the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that my first tenure as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) end today 9th of December, 2019. “In view of the above, I wish to present myself for reappointment for a second term. This is consistent with the provisions of the FIRS Establishment [Read]

We Won’t Declare Kalu’s Seat Vacant — Senate

  The Senate on Friday ruled out the possibility of declaring vacant, the seat of its Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, following his conviction by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, PUNCH reported. Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over a N7.1bn fraud charges against him since 2007 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judgment was delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, 12 years after the EFCC filed the suit against him. Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as the director of finance and account at the Abia State Government [Read]

Don’t Expect Us To Hand Over To You in 2023 – Arewa Youths Tell Southwest

  Northern youths, on the aegis of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, have reacted to alleged humiliation of Northerners in Lagos by task force. The AYCF in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST on Monday by Alhaji Yerima Shettima, it National President, claimed that Northerners who are in the Southwest State to earn their living were being attacked and humiliated by the State’s taskforce. AYCF said it has reliably gathered that the Lagos Task Force officials have been invading homes of Northerners in Lagos in ungodly hours of the night and carting away motorcycles while forcefully abducting the occupants and hauling them into detention. The statement [Read]