POLITICS

2023 Presidency: Northern Youths Endorse Tinubu, Condemn El-Rufai Over Zoning

KADUNA – Northern youths under the auspices of United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) have endorsed former Lagos State governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for Presidency in 2023. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the group also condemned the call by Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai for the abolition of power rotation in the country. Coordinator of the youth group, Comrade Jabir Maiturare, who addressed a press conference in Kaduna on Friday, said Tinubu has contributed immensely to the North politically, particularly his coordination of the South West for an overwhelming support that brought about the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 [Read]

OGUN GUBER: Gov Abiodun Floors Labour Party At Appeal Court

IBADAN – The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has dismissed the appeal filed by the Labour Party (LP) against the election of the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. This was disclosed in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, on Friday. According to Somorin, the court described the Labour Party’s appeal as lacking in merit and outright frivolous. The statement reads in part , “The court upheld the submission of counsel to Abiodun and the All Progressives Congress, Wale Ajayi, that the governor was duly elected and calling for the invalidation of the poll that returned him could not [Read]

Court Freezes $.6m, N248.3m In Ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari’s Accounts

ABUJA – The Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said a Federal High Court in Abuja had granted it permission to freeze various sums of money in bank accounts traced to a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari. A statement from ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the permission yesterday when he ruled on an ex-parte motion filed by the ICPC ordering that the accounts containing $669, 248.89 and N24.3 million domiciled with Polaris and Zenith banks respectively, be frozen. She said the sums were funds allegedly stashed in the personal accounts of the former governor and companies belonging to him, which [Read]

El-Zakzaky wanted to relocate to another country from India, Says FG

ABUJA – The federal government says the mission of Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in India was to seek asylum in another country. In a statement on Friday, Grace Gekpe, permanent secretary, ministry of information, said while in India, IMN leader reached out to international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and some lawyers. El-Zakzaky returned to the country on Friday without being treated. The IMN leader departed country on Monday after a high court gave him permission to go for treatment. However, 24 hours after he landed there, El-Zakzaky raised the alarm that the federal government was frustarting him. But the permanent secretary said El-Zakzaky’s actions in India [Read]

Drama in Airport As DSS Officers Whisk Away El-Zakzaky On Return To Abuja

ABUJA – Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was on Friday wisked away through the “back-door” on arrival to the country. He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11:40am. but operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) tricked journalists and some of his supporters by positioning them at the arrival lounge, while taking him through an alternative route out of the airport. El-Zakzaky returned to the country without getting medical attention in India. [Read]

Ogun Job Portal: Applicants Lament Inaccessibility of Portal

Barely 24 hours after the official launch of Ogun State job portal, an initiative of the state governor, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun to provide jobs for unemployed citizens and residents of the state in an elaborate ceremony held yesterday Thursday 15th August, 2019 at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.  Thousands of job applicants have made their dissatisfaction known on social media platforms over their inability to access the newly launched job portal by the state government. [READ ALSO] Ogun Govt Launches Official Job Portal, As Osinbajo Promises FG Partnership Hon. Shotunde Lanre, one of the visitor to the job portal, confidently said he has lost hope in the [Read]

Ogun Govt Launches Official Job Portal, As Osinbajo Promises FG Partnership

ABEOKUTA- The Ogun state government has offered automatic employment to 20 residents of the state. The Governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun publicly offered the 20 newly employed civil servants automatic jobs to mark the commencement of the launch of the official job portal. The newly employed civil servants who were between 25 to 35 years were selected after emerging the top 20 to win an ‘interview game’ played at the launching which was held in Cultural centre, Kuto, Abeokuta. Abiodun explained that the portal will be a platform that would provide readily available information to graduates and people with vocational skills so as to match them with potential employers [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky discharges self from hospital, Alleges Undue Govt Interference, Poor Treatment

Barely 96 hours after landing in New Delhi for medical treatment, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, has discharged himself from the Medenta Hospital and is now on his way back to Nigeria. The President, Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed to our correspondent that El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, who were airborne, left New Delhi around 5:00 p.m. Nigerian time. Musa in a statement blamed alleged interference by the Federal Government for the scuttling of the IMN leader’s planned treatment. It said, “Following lack of breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment in New Delhi of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, it is [Read]

Imo Gov, Ihedioha Appoints Kanu Nwankwo as SSA on Sports

OWERRI – The Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha has appointed Nigeria’s football legend, Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports. Ihedioha made the announcement when Kanu visited him at the government House Owerri to present his CAF medal. According to a statement by “Izuchukwu Akwarandu, the governor’s aide on new media, Kanu Nwankwo’s appointment is with immediate effect. “Papilo, as fondly called by his fans, came to present his most recent CAF award, which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt, to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor.” “The governor while welcoming the [Read]

Borno Gov Donates Sambisa Forest for RUGA

MAIDUGURI – Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara, has donated some parts of the enclave of the Boko Haram, Sambisa forest, for the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme. The governor also mobilised the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Agro Rangers and hunters to secure the large expanse of the forest and make it safe for the scheme. The allocated area (forest) covers six council areas of Konduga, Bama, Gwoza, Chibok, Damboa and Askira/Uba. The governor made the decision public last Monday when he hosted the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi, who paid him Sallah homage. He said the deployment of agro rangers, vigilantes and hunters are [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky refuses treatment from ‘strange’ doctors, as India Issues Him Ultimatum To Leave

INDIA – Facts have just emerged that the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has refused treatment from unknown doctors put in place to treat him in India aside those billed and booked to treat him before his departure from Nigeria. A member of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) who spoke to PRNigeria via an audio tape said the attitude of Indian government has portrayed El-Zakzaky as a common criminal when no court in Nigeria has convicted him. The source said that the Indian government has given Elzakzaky ultimatum to leave Indian soil if he refuses to receive treatment from unknown doctors billed to [Read]

[OPINION] The ‘dirty hands’ of Amosun and his commissioner in Ogun State finances by Olamide Lawal

It is a popular saying that “He who seek equity must come with clean hands” but the immediate past commissioner of Finance who doubled as conduit pipe to the immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has negated this aphorism by acting otherwise.  This was exhibited in his latest press release of what could be termed as the dumbest release from the class of “no brainers” – the caliber of persons who had managed the finances of the state for four years. No wonder Amosun usually refer to most of them (his aides) as “No Brain”. In the said release, Mr. Osinowo in his bad motive, contrived as [Read]

#RevolutionNow: More Nigerians will come out to protest – Aisha tells Buhari

Female human right crusader, Aisha Yesufu, has told President Muhammadu Buhari and security operatives in the country to get ready to arrest more people, pointing out that Nigerians will not stop demanding for their rights. She said Buhari had not shown empathy in his action and words that he has the capacity to be a leader of a democratic nation like Nigeria. She added that many Nigerians are ready and willing to go to jail rather than watch the country return to dark days reminiscent of the military era. “So, the Nigeria government should get ready to arrest more people, if that’s what they are going to do. We will [Read]

We Enjoy Power Supply Only When You Are Around, Daura Leaders Tell Buhari

KATSINA – Leaders from the five local government areas under the Daura emirate in Katsina state say the communities enjoy 24 hour supply of electricity only when President Muhammadu Buhari is around.   Buhari had gone to Daura for the Sallah celebration. While hosting the leaders, they commended the president and also asked him to address issues plaguing the area. “Anytime the President is around we enjoy 24 hours power supply. But if he is not around, the power supply is not always stable,” Mohammed Saleh, one of the leaders, said. Responding, Buhari said he is set to improve the lives of Nigerians, as he is convinced that he got [Read]

Buhari Sacks Ita Enang as SSA, Replaces Him With Omoworare

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Senator Ita Enang of his appointment as senior special assistant on National Assembly matter (senate) and appointed former senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Babajide Omoworare as his new aide. Premium times quoted a source close to the presidency who believed that Enang did not perform well in managing the relationship between President Buhari and senators in the eighth Senate, despite being a former senator himself. Mr Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom state, was appointed a special adviser to Mr Buhari during the president’s first term. He has continued to act in that capacity in Mr Buhari’s second term, even when [Read]