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Today's Headlines: Supreme Court Knocks Buhari Hard, Aso Rock Chapel Will Not Be Closed—FFK To Okowa

Supreme Court knocks Buhari hard

The Supreme Court, on Friday, descended heavily on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for disobeying its earlier order that the old N1,000, N500, and N200 notes should be allowed to circulate with the newly redesigned notes until the final determination of the suit filed by some state governments on the matter.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The apex court also ordered that the old naira notes be allowed to circulate side by side with the new notes until December 31, 2023. A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Okoro gave the judgment. Other justices that sat on the case are Emmanuel Agim, Amina Augie, Mohammed Garba, Ibrahim Saulawa, Adamu Jauro, and Tijanni Abubakar.

In the judgment delivered by Justice Agim, the apex court held that Buhari breached the constitution in the manner he issued directives for the redesigning of the naira. On the disobedience of the Supreme Court’s earlier order on the new notes, Justice Agim said Buhari’s broadcast of February 16, 2023, that only the N200 note should remain legal tender made the country’s democracy look like a mere pretension.

Aso Rock chapel will not be closed – Fani- Kayode replies Okowa

APC Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has denied reports that the Aso Rock chapel will be closed for four years. Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has on Saturday said the chapel will be closed for four years due to the Muslim Muslim ticket.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Okowa said the Muslim-Muslim presidency is not God’s will for Nigeria. “It is not the will of God that the Chapel in Aso Rock will be closed for four years as a result of the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC, Okowa had said.” Reacting, Fani- Kayode said the chapel will not be closed because the President Elect’s wife, Remi Tinubu is a pastor.

“The assertion that the Aso Rock Chapel will be shut down for four years because @officialABAT and @KashimSM, the President-elect & Vice President-elect respectively, are Muslims is absurd given the fact that the in-coming First Lady is not only a Christian but also a Pastor.” he tweeted.

We’ll go extra mile for Obi to reclaim the mandate – Ohanaeze

Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said it is willing to go the extra mile to ensure Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) reclaims his mandate in court.

Source: Vanguard News

Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Obi in the recently concluded presidential election held last Saturday. Following his defeat, the LP presidential candidate vowed to challenge Tinubu’s victory at the election tribunal. Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze said the group is willing to go the extra mile for Peter Obi in his bid to reclaim the mandate given to him by Nigerians in the February 25 election.

According to Ogbonnia, Nigerians from all over the country believed in the LP candidate’s message that a new Nigeria was possible, which led to their overwhelming support for Obis-candidacy. He also praised the people of the South-East for voting in large numbers for the Labour Party candidate despite intimidation. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo spokesman said: “I’m happy Nigeria is moving away from political apathy to a participant political culture.

I respect Tinubu but won’t join APC – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday said he would never join the All Progressives Congress even though he had respect for the party’s presidential candidate and Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The former governor also backtracked on his earlier comment that he had resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party following the party’s loss in Saturday’s presidential election. Fayose, who said he remained a PDP member, said he only stepped aside. The former governor in a statement titled, ‘I didn’t resign from PDP, I only stepped aside – Ayo Fayose’, urged Nigerians to continue to support and vote for the PDP, especially in the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections.

The statement read, “I am not a member of the APC and will never be a member of the party. I have never hidden my respect for Tinubu. Notwithstanding, I believe that the 2023 presidential election is free and fair and I am entitled to my views.

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