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Today's Headlines: Obi mourns death of Murphy Afolabi; I Will Congratulate Tinubu After Tribunal Verdict – Bode George

Obi mourns death of Murphy Afolabi

Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 General Elections, has mourned the death of actor Murphy Afolabi.

The Nigerian actor and filmmaker died in the early hours of Sunday at his Lagos home.

News of his death was made public by the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild and founder of Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi.

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The actor reportedly died from complications from a slip in the bathroom.

Reacting to the death of the Nollywood duo, Obi recalled their contribution to the growth of the movie industry in Nigeria.

He condoled with their families over the sad occurrence.

Obi wrote, “I just heard the sad news of the deaths of Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi and Murphy Afolabi, both Nigerian actors and filmmakers.

I Will Congratulate Tinubu After Tribunal Verdict – Bode George

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After a reconciliatory meeting initiated by elders and eminent Lagosians between former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Bode George and the president-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the former has said he would wait for the electional petitions tribunal verdict before congratulating the winner of the February 25, 2023 preidential poll.

The reconciliation meeting which was held at Chief George office in Ikoyi was held behind closed doors for about six hours.

The meeting was initiated by Prince Tajudeen Olusi, a member of Governor Advisory Council in Lagos State. Others present at the meeting were former deputy governors of the state, Adejoke Orelope -Adefulire, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Justice Ishola Olorunimbe (rtd),Chief Layi Ogunbambi and Alhaji Satari Arileshere.

14 Days To Go, FEC In Emergency Meeting To Clear 37 Pending Memos

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently chairing an unprecedented extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.

The extraordinary nature of this gathering stemmed from the fact that FEC meetings traditionally take place on Wednesdays, whereas this session has been convened urgently to address a backlog of tasks as the President Muhammadu Buhari administration winds down in the next 14 days.

Commencing at approximately 11:00am, the meeting is expected to address 37 memoranda from various ministries, departments, and agencies.

LEADERSHIP reports that this additional FEC meeting does not negate the regular session scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, as confirmed by reliable sources within the cabinet.

Why I rejected a request to visit Tinubu – Bode George

A former deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olabode George, has confirmed that a meeting did hold between him and some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

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The APC delegation, led by Retired Justice Isola Olorunmibe, also included the leader of the Governance Advisory Council in Lagos State, Tajudeen Olusi, among others. According to George, an ardent critic of President-elect Bola Tinubu, he couldn’t turn down their request for a meeting because of his respect for Olorunmibe.

He told our correspondent, “They were led by Papa Olorunmibe, a 94-year-old man. In Yoruba land, such a man cannot say he wants to come to my house and I will say no. It’s not done in my culture. There were other elders from the PDP.” On the purpose of the meeting, the PDP chieftain said the delegation came to apologize to him over past issues and seek his support for the President-elect.

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