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Today's Headlines: Buhari To Review Naval Fleet; BVAS Has Come To Stay_ Atiku

Buhari To Review Naval Fleet

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The Nigeria Navy said it had invited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to review its fleet to honour him for his support to the service.

According to the navy, the event is done to honour the head of government.

The event involves the assemblage of ships and maritime assets at a designated area.

Speaking during an International press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, said a total of 20 capital ships, 300 Inshore patrol vessels, and assault craft, as well as two locally built ships among others, were launched into the navy’s inventory under Buhari.

He said, “During the eight-year administration of President Buhari, a total of 20 Capital Ships were procured for the Navy. The ships comprise Offshore Patrol Vessels, Landing Ship Transport, Hydrographic Survey Vessels, Seaward Defence Boats, Helicopters, as well as, over 300 Inshore Patrol Vessels and Assault Crafts.

BVAS Has Come To Stay_Atiku

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The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, has come to stay as a legal instrument for the accreditation and transmission of election results in the country.

Atiku made the declaration in his response to the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the victory of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

This was contained in a statement by his media office in Abuja, on Tuesday.

Atiku equally congratulated the people of Osun State for the affirmation of their collective mandate given to Governor Adeleke.

He said that the introduction of technology in the conduct of elections in Nigeria is a progress that cannot be reversed.

“We are all witnesses to the copoius references to the BVAS technology in coming up with this judgement.

Obi, LP back Atiku on request for live broadcast

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The Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, have supported the request by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for a live broadcast of the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Court sitting in Abuja.

Addressing newsmen after Wednesday’s proceeding, counsel to Obi, Livy Uzoukwu, said it has become imperative to have the proceedings covered live so that Nigerians will have first-hand information on what goes on in the court.

He made this known after the court adjourned the pre-hearing session in their petition, challenging the election of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

El-Rufai:Buhari Frustrated Fuel Subsidy Removal

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Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of frustrating plans to remove fuel subsidy.

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi also said the retention of fuel subsidy as “stupid” and capable of bankrupting the country.

El-Rufai and Sanusi spoke during a policy conversation and book presentation by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Agora Policy in Abuja.

The Governor alleged Buhari had agreed that fuel subsidy spending by the government made no sense but refused to halt it.

Responding to a question about fuel subsidy, El-Rufai said: “Between September and November 2021, the National Economic Council gave us an assignment to work out what to do if we withdraw subsidy, how much will be raised, etc. We worked with experts and the World Bank.

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