Politics

JUST IN: Supreme Court Fixes July 5 To Give Verdict On Osun Polls

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed July 5 as the new date to deliver judgement on the appeal of candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2018 governorship elections, Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. The apex court fixed the date after hearing the appeals and the counter motions of the legal teams of both parties and the Independent National electoral commission. The seven-man panel led by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Tanko Mohammed. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Counsel of the People’s Democrati Party and Ademola was led by Dr Onyekachi Ikpeazu SAN while Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN led that [Read]

BOOM! DSS to begin crackdown on anti-govt social media users [READ MORE]

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the SSS said it had recently observed that some social media users were skewing Nigeria’s history to promote ethnic violence and tip the nation into crisis, a development it said must be urgently reversed through state interference. The secret police’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians have been using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the [Read]

BREAKING: Tribunal Dismisses Petition Challenging Buhari’s Electoral Victory

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed a petition challenging the victory recorded by President Muhammadu and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election. The Coalition for Change (C4C) and its presidential candidate, Geff Chizee Ojinika, had filed the petition marked: CA/PEPTL/003/2019, in which they complained of unlawful exclusion or misrepresentation and sought the cancellation of the election and the conduct of a fresh presidential election. The petitioners had complained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) printed CC and against its actual acronym of C4C, a development, they claimed worked [Read]

JUST IN: 32-Yr-Old Adebo Ogundoyin Emerges As Oyo Assembly Speaker

IBADAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that 32-year old Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, son of late Eruwa born billionare politician, businessman and philantropist, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin, has just been unanimously elected as the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly.  Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin is a second term member of the House as he was re-elected in the 2019 general election to represent Ibarapa East State Constituency. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace   The new Speaker of the State House of Assembly completed his Secondary School education in Vale College, Ibadan after which he proceeded to [Read]

BREAKING: Hon. Oluomo Emerges As New Ogun Speaker, Sues for Peace

ABEOKUTA – In what could be described as an internal arrangement, a third – term Member, Ogun State House of Assembly representing Ifo state constituency I, Hon. Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo was on Monday nominated unopposed as the Speaker of the State Assembly. Also Hon. Dare Kadiri representing Ijebu-north II state constituency was equally nominated unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the House. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the new Speaker and Deputy were nominated by Hon. Babatunde Sobukonla from Ikenne State Constituency and seconded by Hon. Adegoke Olusesi from Yewa North constituency II. The 9th Assembly was inaugurated by the Deputy Clerk of the House, Mr. Adedeji Adeyemo following the [Read]

BOOM! My Father is The Best President Nigeria Has Ever Had – Abacha’s Daughter

Gumsu Abacha, the first daughter of late Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, has claimed that Nigerians is still missing her father’s leadership style. Gumsu Abacha stated that she had drawn this conclusion after she had keenly monitored peoples trending comments on political events via the social media. Gumsu said “Nigeria would have been better today with the leadership of Gen Sani Abacha ,but Nigerians think with their mouths and not with their Brains, I will continue to respect my Father for his doggedness in seeing that, the black man can do without the assistance of the white man. He led Nigeria well, forget about the Yoruba propaganda against [Read]

Gov Dapo Abiodun Appoints Somorin As Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary. Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney Australia, Mr Olakunle Somorin, holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt and a Masters Degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira. The new Chief Press Secretary is an experienced editor with a rich work history in the media industry. [READ ALSO] Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments [READ MORE] A former London Bureau Chief of This Day Newspapers, Somorin is skilled in Editing, Public Speaking, Journalism, and Strategic Communications, [Read]

BREAKING: Dokpesi in Tears As NBC Shutdown AIT, Raypower Until Further Notice

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has suspended the operating  license of Daar Communications PLC. The Director General of the NBC, Modibbo Kawu stated this Thursday evening while briefing journalists in Abuja. He said Daar communications have turned themselves into a bad example of what a broadcast station should be. AIT and Raypower stations are owned by Daar communications Details later   [Read]

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]

9TH ASSEMBLY: Dogara Joins Speakership Race Again, Vows to repeat 2015 Victory

64 non-APC lawmakers set to endorse Gbajabiamila, Bago boasts of 195 members-elect NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the last may not have been heard about the race for the Speakership of the House of Representatives in the Ninth National Assembly as the outgoing Speaker of the Eight Assembly, Hon Yakubu Dogara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly joined the race. This was announced through a campaign launched on social media by Dogara’s aides over the weekend with various posters tagged “continuity”. The Tribune Online further gathered that there was another one tagged ‘God chose Rt. Hon speaker Dogara Yakubu in the 8th Assembly, not any Lagosian, we believe [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]

I Was Not Involved in any Plane Crash – Obasanjo Shocks Nigerians

– Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being involved in plan crash as earlier reported. – The former president had earlier been reported as having escaped a plane crash at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday, May 29, as 393 passengers. – However, Obasanjo confirmed to BBC Pidgin service that he was in Ogun state and could not have been involved in any accident. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being involved in a near plane crash with other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft, Boeing 777-300. Passengers were said to have also included the director general of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and [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]

BREAKING: Obasanjo, 393 Others Escape Plane Crash

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo escaped what could have ended as a plane crash in Lagos on Wednesday. According to NAN, the ex-president was among the 393 passengers who were on board an aircraft that found it difficult to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The passenger aircraft, ET-901, had departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 9:10am, Ethiopian time, 7 am Nigerian time. A NAN correspondent, who was among the passengers, said the almost 5-hour flight from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos had been smooth until the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Muhammed International airport. Rather than landing on the first touch line of the [Read]