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Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments

  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State is currently in a dilemma over appointments into his cabinet, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered. Already, there is anxiety in the state as the governor, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has not made any key appointment since he was sworn in on May 29. Many had expected that Abiodun, like his counterparts in Lagos, Oyo, Imo, and other states where new governors were elected would make key appointments such as Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief of Staff (COS), Chief Press Secretary (CPS), amongst others, but the governor has remained silent eight days after swearing-in, [Read]

BREAKING: Melaye joins Kogi Guber race, Vows to Unseat Bello – inside sources disclose [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has declared interest in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, according to sources. One of Melaye’s allies told TheCable that the lawmaker declared his gubernatorial ambition at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Aiyetoro Gbede, his hometown in Kabba local government area of the state. “He (Melaye) has met with PDP leaders in Aiyetoro Gbede and informed them of his decision to run for governor. He will still make a formal declaration,” the source, who did not want to be named, said. Attempts to reach Melaye on Saturday evening did not yield the desired result as [Read]

Dapo Abiodun Takes Oath Of Office As Ogun Gov, Promises Even Development [READ FULL TEXT OF INAUGURAL SPEECH]

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been sworn – in as the fifth executive governor of the state with a promise to transparently ensure even development across the state. Abiodun also noted that his administration will not hesitate to review suspected misuse of the commonwealth and hold accountable any individual or organisation found culpable. He made this known on Wednesday in his address shortly after he was sworn-in as the fifth democratically-elected governor of the state. The governor, accompanied by his wife, Bamidele, and children, was administered with the oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Judge of the state, Mosunmola Dipeolu, at the swearing-in ceremony, held at the [Read]

[VIDEO] Brigade Commander orders Oshiomhole to adjust position at Buhari’s inauguration

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, was advised by the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Umar Musa, to observe his proper position as dignitaries lined up for the President’s inauguration at the Eagle Square on Wednesday. Several dignitaries who had a vital role to play in the inauguration of the President had lined up along the red carpet leading to where the President took the oath of office. The dignitaries include: The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas. Others lined up [Read]

Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election, Dismisses Eleka’s Appeal

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka. In the lead judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected. Details later. [Read]

JUST IN: Supreme Court declares PDP winner of Zamfara polls, nullifies APC candidates’ elections

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Supreme Court on Friday nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. Delivering a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court declared the first runners -up in the 2019 general elections in the state as the winners of all the posts earlier declared to have been won by the APC and its candidates . Justice Paul Galinje, who read the lead judgment upheld the decision of the Sokoto Division of the [Read]

DEFAMATION: Atiku demands N500m, apology from Buhari’s aide [READ MORE]

The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded N500million, apology and retraction from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as damages for alleged defamatory statement against him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Atiku threatened that Onochie’s failure or neglect to accede to his demands within the next 48 hours will compel him to activate the full weight of the legal machinery against Onochie, without any further recourse. The former vice president said this in a letter by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on May 14, stating that refusal [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

Court sacks APC lawmaker-elect in Ondo

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, has sacked a lawmaker-elect, Mr Sina Akinwumi, of the All Progressives Congress. The court said Akinwunmi was not eligible to contest the House of Assembly election for Okitipupa Constituency 2 as the candidate of the APC because  he did not win the primary election conducted by the party. It declared Mr James Ololade-Gbegudu as the winner of the primary election. Olalade-Gbegudu had filed a suit challenging Akinwunmi’s candidacy. He sought an order to compel the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise him as the authentic candidate of the party. He told the court that he won [Read]

2019 POLLS FALL-OUT: ‘I’m Wiser Now’, Says Ambode [READ MORE]

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now. Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state. When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”. “You see, every politician learns every day,” [Read]

Emir Sanusi: Kano Princes Snub, Reject Ganduje’s Offer To Head New Emirates

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that three Kano princes have rejected an offer for appointment as Emir of Bichi, one of the four new emirates created Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on May 8 amid his face-off with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. Nationnewslead reports that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero and district heads of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye at the Government House on Thursday night. The offer to serve as Emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano Nasiru Bayero, who rejected outrightly. The governor then pushed the offer to Chiroma’s elder brother, Aminu Bayero, who also turned it down. [Read]

[UPDATED] JUST IN: Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola’s Election As Osun Governor [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Appeal Court has upturned the judgment of the Osun State election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja and upheld the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of Osun State governorship election held in September 2018. Delivering the majority judgement, Justice Sankey held that the decision of the lower court to invalidate the result of the rerun election held on September 27 was wrong. His judgement was agreed to by three other justices in the panel. However, Justice Mbamba who delivered a dissenting judgment upheld the decision of the tribunal. Meanwhile, delivering the lead judgement on [Read]

OGUN 2019: Political Parties Urge Tribunal to dismiss APM’s Petition Against Dapo Abiodun’s Election

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – A political group under the auspices of League of Registered Political Parties, Ogun State Chapter has urged the state election tribunal to dismiss the petition of the Allied People’s Movement filed against the emergence of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor – elect in the last governorship election held in the state.  In a response to APM’s petition signed by eleven different political parties’ Chairmen in the state and dated 3rd May, 2019, the group had asked the tribunal to ignore the petition describing it as “not only frivolous, but also muck-raising against individuals who have diligently served, and are serving [Read]

Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians

OSUN – Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has charged Nigerians and the International community to hold the Nigeria Police Force and the All Progressive Congress responsible if anything tragic happens to the Governorship candidate of the Party and current Senator, Ademola Adeleke. The Party stated this today in a Press release issued by the State Chairman Hon Soji Adagunodo in response to the arrest of Adeleke by the Police authorities in Abuja. Adagunodo said the arrest of the Osun Governorship candidate who recently won an Election petition and declared as the rightful winner of the September 22nd 2018 Governorship election is a clear case of political desperation [Read]

BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state have been detained by the Nigerian Police. Adeleke also doubles as the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district. [READ ALSO]  JUST IN: Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained. “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and [Read]