Tinubu Urges Supreme Court to Dismiss Obi’s Appeal Over Election Petition

Tinubu Urges Supreme Court to Dismiss Obi’s Appeal Over Election Petition

Tinubu Urges Supreme Court to Dismiss Obi’s Appeal Over Election Petition:

President Bola Tinubu has filed a response asking the Supreme Court to dismiss an appeal made by Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP). Obi’s appeal followed the dismissal of his petition challenging the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

President Tinubu’s counsel labeled Obi’s petition as a media-driven “jamboree” that lacked merit.

 Benue Governor, Sports Minister Meet President Tinubu, Discuss State Affairs:

Benue State Governor Hyacinth Alia met with President Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, along with the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh.

The discussions revolved around the return of peace in Benue and the reintegration of internally displaced persons into their ancestral lands.

Nigerian Lawyer Accuses Tinubu of Nepotism in Appointments:

A prominent Nigerian lawyer, Liborous Oshoma, has accused President Tinubu of nepotism and lopsidedness in his appointments.

The lawyer voiced concerns about the current trend of appointments in Tinubu’s administration, comparing it to past accusations of nepotism during former President Buhari’s tenure.

NIPOST Claims President Tinubu Reinstates Sacked Postmaster General:

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) announced that President Tinubu has reinstated Adeyemi Adepoju as the Postmaster General, contradicting an earlier statement about his replacement.

The presidency is yet to confirm this reported reinstatement.

 Corruption is a Global Crisis, Says African Development Bank President:

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), emphasized that corruption is a global issue affecting countries worldwide, including Europe.

Adesina called for continued efforts to improve accountability in the use of public resources.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Calls for 40-Day Ceasefire to Secure Nnamdi Kanu’s Release:

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged Biafra agitators to observe a 40-day ceasefire aimed at securing the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The suspension of offensive acts is intended to create a conducive environment for negotiations regarding Kanu’s release.

Police Thwart Attempt to Steal Train Coaches in Borno:

The Borno State Police Command prevented a theft of train coaches at the Maiduguri Railway Terminus.

The authorities acted on a tip-off from the public and arrested six suspects in connection with the incident.

 Wale Edun Appointed Chairman of African Governors’ Forum of the World Bank:

Wale Edun, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, has been appointed as the Chairman of the African Governors’ Forum of the World Bank. This marks the first such appointment for Nigeria.

Afenifere Leader Ayo Adebanjo on Tinubu’s Academic Records Controversy:

Ayo Adebanjo, the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere, commented on the controversy surrounding President Tinubu’s academic records at Chicago State University.

Adebanjo stated that the Nigerian people should judge the matter and emphasized that once someone becomes a political figure, their private life is no longer private.

INEC Reverses Decision, Will Transmit Governorship Election Results Electronically:

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reversed its earlier decision to manually transmit results from the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states. INEC now intends to electronically transmit the election results.

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