JUST IN: Court of Appeal Okays Participation of Zamfara APC Candidates in 2019 Polls [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside a Federal High Court verdict which confirmed the exclusion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in Zamfara State from participating in the general elections. The Federal High Court presided by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on January 25 ruled that INEC was right to exclude the APC from the elections, maintaining that the primaries that produced the candidates was flawed. In contrast to the previous ruling, a three-member panel led by Justice Abdul Aboki on Friday described the lower court ruling as an “aberration”. According to Premium [Read]

Vice President Osinbanjo donates N1million to ailing actor, Baba Suwe [READ MORE]

  THE VICE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, YEMI OSINBAJO ON WEDNESDAY, GAVE THE SUM OF N1 MILLION TO VETERAN ACTOR, BABATUNDE OMIDINA, BETTER KNOWN AS BABA SUWE. Osinbajo made the donation through the Office of the Youth Organising Secretary, APC Lagos, Aregbe Idriswho was also in the company of popular Nollywood actress, Remi Surutu and other musical acts. The donation was made as a kind gesture supporting the treatment of the comic actor who is reportedly battling with diabetes amongst other ailments. While making the donation, the vice president offered prayers of quick recovery and further urged well-meaning Nigerians to lend their support to the actor.   [Read]

BREAKING: I have not resigned, says Osinbajo, as VP Reacts to Absence from Security Meeting [READ MORE]

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has dispelled rumour of his resignation from the current administration for being allegedly sidelined in the scheme of things. The social media became awash hours ago with reports of the Vice President’s resignation over alleged bashing by a cabal in the Presidency. His absence at a meeting with security chiefs by top presidency officials further fuelled the speculation. But Osinbajo attributed the report to mischief makers, who he said are bent on creating rifts and tension within top officials of the current administration. On his official twitter handle, the Vice President debunked the claim, dismissing it as fake news. He wrote: “Misleading/FAKE news is on [Read]

BREAKING: Vice President Osinbajo Clears The Air amidst resignation rumours [READ MORE]

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has debunked the rumour of his alleged resignation as the Vice President of the country. On his verified Twitter handle, Professor Osinbajo said, “Misleading/FAKE news is on the rise especially in this season when Nigerians will make a choice about who will govern them for the next four years. I have not resigned! I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.” President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Media aide, Bashir Ahmed, debunked same rumour on his Twitter handle. He said Professor Osinbajo remains committed to serving the Nigerian populace. On his verified Twitter handle, Ahmad said, “FAKE NEWS [Read]

Akwa-Ibom Govt Launches Ibom-Air, Takes delivery of Two Aircraft [READ MORE]

  To launch its flights, the Ibom Airlines, Akwa Ibom State government yesterday took delivery of two aircraft. Governor Udom Emmanuel who was excited about the development said the airline was a monumental achievement in the state. He said the aircraft; C-FWNK was just six years old with a sitting capacity of about 90 persons and constitutes the newest and modern fleet of the Canadian Airbus. He added that the only state which currently runs a state-owned airport and runs an airline is Akwa-Ibom, adding that the government is running Ibom Air as a business. He said that Ibom airline will operate routes that would give preference to Akwa Ibom [Read]

#NigeriaElection: FG Directs Immediate Payment of February Salaries [READ MORE]

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed the immediate payment of February salaries to workers. This, it said, is to financially enable workers wishing to travel to vote in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election to do so. The announcement was made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by the president, Muhammadu Buhari. The minister said the payment of salaries to federal workers already commenced on Tuesday, which is “to ease the burden off civil servants planning to travel for the elections”. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), postponed the presidential election [Read]

FG declares Friday Public holiday, excludes bankers [READ MORE]

  The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 presidential and parliamentary elections. The ministry of interior via a statement on Wednesday, however, excluded bankers and those offering essential services across the nation. “Federal Government declares Friday 22, February 2019 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded,” “The work-free day is to enable citizens return to their poling units for the reschedule Presidential & National Assembly elections. “Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election.” Some states and businesses across the federation [Read]

JAMB postpones mock exams, says UTME may be rescheduled [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has postponed the mock examination of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination slated to start from Saturday, February 23, because of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections. The board also said, on Wednesday, that it may reschedule the 2019 UTME if the country’s elections drag until the earlier fixed dates of Saturday, March 16, to Saturday, March 23. According to the new timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections slated for March 2 have been rescheduled to March 9, which fuels fears that the UTME slated for March 16 may [Read]

Buhari Has Never been a Democrat, Acting like a Dictator – Atiku [READ MORE]

  The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had never been a democrat but acting and ruling the country as a dictator.  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the former Vice- President was reacting to the President order that ballot box snatchers should be shot, while speaking at the opening of the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP in Abuja. He asked Nigerians not to despair, saying they had fought leaders, who he described as more ruthless and more dictatorial than President Buhari, in the past. Atiku also cautioned soldiers and other security agents against obeying unlawful orders from [Read]

2019: Electoral Offenders To Be Lawfully Punished, Not Shooting-On-Sight, INEC replies Buhari [READ MORE]

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that contrary to the directive President Muhammadu Buhari gave to the police and the military to shoot ballot box snatchers, culprits of electoral violence would be punished in accordance to the Electoral Act. Although Part VIII, Section 129 (sub IV) of the Electoral Act stipulates that anybody who snatches or destroys any election material shall be liable on conviction to 24 months imprisonment, President Muhammadu Buhari had revealed during an emergency national caucus meeting that he had ordered security agents to shoot on sight anyone caught in the act. However, reacting to the directive during a media [Read]