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Today's Headlines: Charles III Officially Crowned UK King; 15-Year-Old Boy Who Broke Jamb Highest Score Gets Juicy Scholarship

Charles III Officially Crowned UK King

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Britain, on Saturday, May 6, 2023, witnessed its first coronation after 70 years as Charles III was officially crowned king months after his mother, Queen Elizabeth’s death.

Naija News reports that the longest-serving monarch in the United Kingdom died on 8 September 2022 at Balmoral Castle.

The late Queen had acceded to the throne in 1953 following the demise of King George VI who died after a prolonged illness on 6 February 1952.

However, on Saturday at exactly 12:02 pm, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby placed the solid gold St Edward’s Crown on Charles’s head as a sacred and ancient symbol of the monarch’s authority, this news platform understands.

15-Year-Old Boy Get Juicy Scholarship

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15-year-old, Lotanna Azuokeke, who broke Jamb highest score record has been offered a full university scholarship.

Naija News reports that Azuokeke who is a native of Ọba in Idemmili South LGA of Anambra State and attended Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans Ekulu, Enugu State, bagged 99 in the exam, the highest point recorded in the exam and an overall score of 337 points out of 400 – another record.

In a statement by Chiwuike Uba, media adviser to the founder of the school, the teenager applied to study engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Uba said that Azụokeke scored 99 marks in mathematics, 88 marks in chemistry, 86 in physics, and 64 in the English Language.

10th NASS: Akpabio Is Offering Us Money, He Will Sell Out Senate – PDP Lawmaker Claims

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Some lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the main opposition party, have rejected Godswill Akpabio as the Senate President for the 10th Assembly.

This response follows the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting on Friday with President-elect, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

Akpabio, a former two-time governor of Akwa Ibom and current Minister of Niger Delta Affairs switched from the PDP to the APC before contesting for Senate again.

Following information from the meeting held with Tinubu on Friday, there are claims that Senator Jibrin Barau is set to be Akpabio’s deputy, while Tajudeen Abass and Benjamin Kalu are expected to serve as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the lower legislative chamber.

Tinubu: Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Panel Members To Be Unveiled On Monday

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Members of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) that would pass judgement on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election would be unveiled come Monday, May 8, 2023, Naija News learnt.

The panel members would be revealed on the announced date at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja. The presiding judge, Justice Monica Bolnaan Dongban-Mensem, had kept the names of the tribunal members to herself since talks began on the election outcome to avoid undue influence on them.

The unveiling of the tribunal panel members is coming on the heels of the Action Alliance (AA) and its Presidential Candidate in the election, Solomon David Okanigbuan, notifying the tribunal of their intentions to withdraw their petition against the declaration of candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as Nigeria’s President-elect.

The petition’s withdrawal notice would be tabled before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on May 8th during the inaugural sitting at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja.

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