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Today's Headlines: I Must See New Nigeria Before I Die — Onaiyekan, Tinubu Promises To Promote Unity

I Must See New Nigeria Before I Die—Onaiyekan

Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan on Thursday expressed hope that he would see the anticipated new Nigeria before he dies.

News Source: Daily Post

Speaking on Channels Television’s programme on Thursday, Onaiyekan, who was reacting to the 2023 presidential poll, said the election was rigged, stressing that those involved in manipulating the outcome of the elections know themselves.

The 80-year-old clergy who expressed sadness over the inability of the election tribunal to decide on the petitions filed by opposition parties before the May 29 handover, said God knows those that rigged the election.

Tinubu Promise To Promote Unity

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has promised that he will promote unity in Nigeria and be fair to all.

Tinubu made the promise while inaugurating the Magistrates’ Court Complex in Port Harcourt on Thursday, built by the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

While commending his host for the edifice, he stated that what the governor had done was a way of fighting corruption by making the judicial officers more comfortable.

He stated, “I think a different angle to what Wike has done here today is fighting corruption. This is the way to fight corruption. You don’t expect your judges, and you have been contributing very well to this.

Sudan: Ensure no Nigerian is left behind, Atiku warns FG

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the past general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has expressed happiness over the return of the first batch of the stranded Nigerians in Sudan.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

Reacting to their arrival, the former vice president Atiku warned that no Nigerian should be left behind or discriminated against based on ethnicity or religion.

Recall that the first batch of 376 Nigerians airlifted by NAF C-130 hercules aircraft from Aswan, Egypt have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja today.

10th NASS: Niger Delta Group Wants Speaker Zoned To South-East

As consultations within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the planned zoning of the leadership of the 10th National Assembly continues, a group, the Niger Delta Rights Advocates, has called for the zoning of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South-East geopolitical zone.

News Source: Channels TV

The group, at a press briefing in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said the APC must get it right by sourcing for a nationalist in the South-East for the position.

The National Coordinator of the group, Bright Ngolo explained that zoning the Speaker to the South-East would bring about fairness and a sense of belonging.

“Our interest is project Nigeria with priority for setting a legislative framework that will banish poverty in our region by reducing gas flaring, crude oil stealing, increasing entrepreneurship by deliberately encouraging artisanal refiners, licensing more modular refineries and promoting a green environment in the interest of our unborn generations as Niger Delta people,” he said.

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