Supreme Court Sets Date for Atiku’s Election Petition Hearing Against President Tinubu

Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Atiku’s Petition

The Supreme Court in Abuja has fixed Monday, October 23, for the hearing of the petition brought forward by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February presidential elections.

This comes after Atiku had recently raised questions about the authenticity of President Tinubu’s academic records from Chicago State University.

The notice for this hearing was dated October 19.

The setting of a date for the hearing is a significant development, as it underscores the ongoing legal challenge to the presidential election results, raising questions about the election’s integrity.

New CEO Appointments in Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation

President Bola Tinubu has appointed eight new Chief Executive Officers to head Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation.

The President has urged the new leadership to create innovative opportunities for Nigerians and work towards reshaping the mindsets of the people.

This change in leadership signals the President’s intent to bring fresh perspectives to these institutions and potentially foster positive change and progress.

Police Service Commission Clears the Air on Recruitment of “Repentant Thugs”

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has clarified that the recruitment of “repentant thugs” in Kano State is aimed at enhancing law enforcement in various areas of the state.

According to the PSC spokesperson, the individuals were recruited as police constables after realizing that a life of crime doesn’t lead to prosperity.

They have received training in policing and are expected to contribute to peace, economic growth, and development.

This explanation from the PSC addresses the controversy surrounding the recruitment of these individuals and emphasizes the importance of their role in maintaining peace and security.

Tinubu Withdraws Nomination of Chairman for Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA)

President Bola Tinubu has directed the withdrawal of the nomination of Engr. Imam Kashim Imam as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

This decision comes after public criticism of the nomination, with some questioning the nominee’s experience to lead such a strategic agency.

The withdrawal of the nomination highlights the importance of public perception and feedback in government decisions, especially when it comes to key appointments.

Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos to Be Temporarily Closed for Repairs

The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed for repairs from Saturday, October 21, until midnight on Sunday, October 22.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State stated that the repairs aim to address issues on the bridge, with a focus on the Adeniji bound carriageway.

Motorists are advised to cooperate with traffic management officials during the closure.

This closure may lead to disruptions in traffic flow, but it is a necessary step to ensure the safety and reliability of the Third Mainland Bridge.

NNPC Clarifies Fuel Scarcity Concerns

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has clarified that there is no fuel scarcity in Lagos or other parts of the country.

Long queues in Lagos were attributed to a temporary reduction in depot loadout in Apapa, but this issue has been resolved.

NNPC Retail assured that there is an adequate stock of petrol to last for 30 days and advised against panic buying.

The clarification addresses public concerns and emphasizes that there is no need for panic buying, assuring Nigerians of fuel availability.

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi Criticizes Meeting Between Nyesom Wike and Israeli Ambassador

Controversial Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi criticized the meeting between Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, and the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria.

Gumi labeled the meeting as satanic and raised concerns about Nigeria’s national security, suggesting that non-Muslims and Southerners are in charge of the country’s security.

Gumi’s comments reflect the ongoing religious and political dynamics in Nigeria and the sensitivities surrounding such meetings.

Atiku Challenges Tinubu’s Attempts to Block Investigation Details

Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election, criticized President Bola Tinubu’s efforts to prevent the release of details about his criminal investigation by American authorities.

Atiku’s Special Assistant expressed concern about Tinubu’s continued attempts to hide information regarding his past.

This ongoing legal dispute and exchange of words between political figures is part of the broader political landscape in Nigeria.

Tinubu Signs Ratification of AU Charter on Rights of PWDs

President Bola Tinubu has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa.

This step underscores Nigeria’s commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities.

The ratification of this protocol signifies Nigeria’s recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities and its commitment to promoting inclusion and equality.

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