Politics

BREAKING: Police Seals-off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on insecurity

LAGOS –  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the police have sealed off the venue of a symposium where Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and other speakers where to address the state of insecurity in the country. The programme organised by a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE) was billed to hold at 46, Ibijoke street, Oluyole bus-stop, Oregun, Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, Affiong Affiong, a lawyer, and Femi Aborishade, an activist, has as its theme: “Democracy, State Repression and the State of insecurity in Nigeria”. When our source visited the venue on Monday morning, police vans [Read]

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]

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]

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]

#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]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky arrives Abuja airport, set to jet out to India

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zina were sighted in at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja in the early hours of today. Zakzaky is believed to be on his way to India to receive medical attention. The duo who were granted leave some days ago by Kaduna state high court to proceed on medical treatment in India. [Read]

NUDE DANCE: FG vows to use Tekno as scapegoat

The Federal Government has said it will sanction a Nigerian musician, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, and use him as a scapegoat to teach others a serious lesson. The position of the Federal Government was revealed on Sunday by the National Council for Arts and Culture. Its Director-General, Olusegun Runsewe, made this assertion while reacting to the controversial music video in which Techno paraded nude dancers. Runsewe said: “No single person is bigger than Nigeria. “We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.” The News Agency of [Read]

What God Told Me About Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash – Pastor Adeboye

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has revealed what God told him about the air crash that involved Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Pastor while preaching at the Holy Ghost Service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God 67th Annual Convention on Friday August 9, recalled how God told him about the danger Osinbajo was in before the helicopter crash he survived in February with his team in Kabba area of Kogi State. According to the RCCG General Overseer, God whispered to him while in his prayer room that his son (Yemi Osinbajo) was in danger. “I got the message but I didn’t know how [Read]

Amosun Vs Abiodun: Drama As Amosun Steals Show At Eid Praying Ground

ABEOKUTA – There was a drama on Sunday as the Muslim faithful at the Eid ground, Lantoro, Abeokuta hailed the arrival of the former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun while the arrival of the representatives of the state government were played down. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the there was tumultuous crowd to welcome the arrival of Amosun which could not be said of Gov Abiodun’s men who were also at the praying ground to observe the annual festival. But when the former governor arrived at Eid, the Muslim brothers and the residents of Lantoro area started shouting his name and hailing him. It was furthered gathered that [Read]