Taraba Speaker Resigns Amidst Impeachment Plots

    The Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Mr Abel Peter Diah, on Sunday evening resigned amidst alleged plots by the state governor, Darius Ishaku to impeach him and other principal officers of the House. In a phone call on Sunday evening, Diah said that he had decided to “resign as the speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly for personal reasons.” Diah appreciated the members for giving him the chance to serve them in the capacity and urged to continue to work for the interest of Taraba State rather than personal reasons. Tension had continued to mount over the weekend with alleged plans by Governor Darius Ishaku [Read]

‘#SexForGrades’ Scandal: Foursquare Asks Boniface Igbeneghu To Step Down As Branch Pastor

The Foursquare Gospel Church has asked Prof Boniface Igbeneghu, Senior lecturer at the University of Lagos and one of the Pastors of a local branch of its church, to step down from the pulpit. Prof Boniface is one of a couple of lecturers caught soliciting sex for grades in a BBC documentary detailing sexual harassment on university campuses in Nigeria and Ghana. In one instance, Boniface is seen praying with the undercover journalist before asking her to kiss him and threatening to make life miserable for her on campus if she fails to honour his subsequent invitations. “The attention of the leadership of The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has [Read]

Controversy trails Oyo-ita resignation as presidency denies receiving any letter

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. The widow had been under pressure from her immediate family to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed over an alleged N3 billion contract scam. [READ ALSO] Head Of Service, Oyo-Ita Tenders Resignation Letter After EFCC Probe Although she has vehemently denied involvement in any scam, she bowed to family pressures and sent in a letter on Sunday offering to proceed on retirement. Buhari is yet to take a final decision on it “Mrs Oyo-Ita has sent in her letter of retirement,” a family member, [Read]

BREAKING: COZA Pastor, Fatoyinbo Bows To Pressure, Steps Down From Pulpit

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly(COZA), says he has decided to step aside from the pulpit of the church. In a statement released on Monday, he said the move was the advice of his mentors. Fatoyinbo had been in the news since Friday when Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo, Nigerian musician, accused him of raping her when she was 16 going on 17. “I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the [Read]

BREAKING: British Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns [READ MORE]

Fresh reports from England suggests that British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced in an emotional address that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7 after failing to persuade MPs to support her Brexit deal.  “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May, her voice breaking with emotion, said in a statement outside her Downing Street residence. The resignation will signal the formal start of a leadership contest during which May would remain as caretaker prime minister. “I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday, 7th [Read]

BREAKING: Army demands immediate removal of President [READ MORE]

Ahmed Salah, Algeria’s chief of army staff, has demanded President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against him. The army chief urged an immediate adoption of the country’s Article 102, which allows for a president to vacate office if declared unfit. “We must find a way out of this crisis immediately, within the constitutional framework,” he said in a speech on television “This solution achieves consensus and must be accepted by all.” Klopp defiant after Liverpool battle back to beat Burnley This comes days after the 82-year-old leader who got to power in 1999, dropped his reelection ambition following a wave of protest. The development [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]

2019: Dayo Adeneye, Mrs Sokefun, Four Other Commissioners resign from Gov Amosun’s cabinet [READ MORE]

  Six members of the Ogun State Executive Council have resigned their appointments to pursue various elective positions in the forthcoming general elections. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, also resigned to resume her position as Chairman, Board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Also, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo tendered her resignation letter to contest as the deputy governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), while Barr. Leke Adewolu (Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs), Prince Kolawole Lawal (Forestry) and Mr. Biyi Ismail (Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey), are candidates for the House of Representatives seats. Otunba [Read]

2019: I won’t Resign, I’m Not Buhari’s Niece, Amina Zakari Tells PDP, Others [READ MORE]

  Ahead of the much anticipated 2019 Presidential elections, a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari, has dismissed reports that she is a blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Peoples Democratic Party and other political groups as well as individuals had alleged that Zakari, who was, on Thursday, named by the commission as its Chairman, Advisory Committee and Presidential Election Collation Centre Committee , was a niece of Buhari. They, therefore, submitted that she was not qualified to preside over the collation of the presidential poll’s results. By virtue of her position, she will coordinate the collation of results for the February 16 presidential poll, [Read]

“Resign Since You Can’t Fix Economy,” Atiku Tells Buhari Over Confession That Economy is in Bad Shape [READ MORE]

  The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for admitting on Friday that the nation’s economy was in bad shape. Buhari reportedly made the confession during his meeting with the 36 governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr Phrank Shaibu, on Sunday, Atiku said the President’s confession that the economy was in bad shape was not only a ploy to attract the sympathy of Nigerians but also aimed at getting a soft landing. He said, “The result, of course, is his confession of failure on the eve [Read]

Buhari’s Minister Ibrahim Jibrin resigns from Cabinet After FEC Meeting [READ MORE]

  The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin, has resigned from the Federal Cabinet. His resignation was announced on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the State House in Abuja and presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. A valedictory session was thereafter held in his honour. Jibrin’s resignation comes few days after he was selected and declared 13th Emir of Nasarawa Town in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the State by the Nasarawa Emirate Council. Jibrin had been overseeing the ministry of environment since the exit of the former minister, Amina Mohammed. His emergence as the Emir was announced on Thursday by the state commissioner for [Read]

2019: Chief of Staff, Commissioner, Eight Aides resign from Amosun’s Cabinet

  The Chief of Staff to Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, Chief Tolu Odebiyi and the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Afolabi Afuape on Friday resigned their appointment. Odebiyi, the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ogun West , expressed deep appreciation to the governor for the opportunity given him to serve the people of Ogun State. In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Abeokuta, Odebiyi expressed gratitude to members of the State Executive Council for their support and cooperation during the period   he served as the Chief of Staff. He noted that he resigned from his position  to pursue his Senatorial ambition. The [Read]

2019: Gov Wike fuel defection rumours, resigns as Atiku Campaign Zonal Coordinator

A major upset may have hit the presidential campaign of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar as the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike resigned his appointment as the south south zonal coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential campaign council, thus fueling alleged possible defection rumours that have been in circulation for a while now. A reliable source close to the governor disclosed late Friday night that Wike’s letter of resignation as Atiku’s campaign coordinator for the south south was ready and would be submitted today, Saturday. The PDP had in October named Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council along with prominent leaders of [Read]

Bribery Allegation: DSS ask APC National Chairman, Oshiomhole to resign – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Department of the State Service has advised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole to resign over an allegation of Bribery. It was learned that some state governors of the APC filed petitions to the DSS, alleging Oshiomhole of taking bribes from some candidates during the recent party primaries. It was gathered that the operatives of the DSS arrested and grilled Oshiomhole for about nine hours on Sunday. However, Oshiomhole denied the allegation as he refused to resign, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari was in the know of every step he took during the primaries. Oshiomhole said that he would [Read]

Atiku vs Buhari: Police arrest man who climbed billboard hanger for PMB to resign – READ MORE

  YOLA – The Adamawa State police command has arrested Lawan Faro, the man who climbed a 40 metre-high billboard hanger in Yola, the state capital on Wednesday and threatened to jump to his death if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to resign. Lawan said he would only come down if the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar assures him that he will defeat Buhari in 2019. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that his action was reportedly necessitated by the “extreme poverty” in the land. 2019: Again Buhari Fails to Submit Credentials to INEC, says My Credentials are still with military – READ MORE It was learnt that Faro [Read]