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Today's Headlines:Court Extends Kuti's Detention By 4days;litigation Won’t Stop Tinubu’s Swear-In—FG

Court Extends Kuti’s Detention By 4days

A Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos, yesterday, granted an application for an extension of remand of embattled afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, for additional four days.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatubosun, extended Kuti’s remand until May 22.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

Mr. Simon Lough, who led a police legal team to the court, had moved the application.

According to him, the extension is to allow for further investigation into the case.

Mr. Kuti was charged with assaulting a police officer, when he allegedly slapped an Inspector of Police, after driving dangerously on the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos State, and deliberately blocking a moving police vehicle, on May 13, 2023.

He was earlier arraigned, on Tuesday, May 16, during which the chief magistrate ordered his remand for 48 hours.

litigation Won’t Stop Tinubu’s Swear-In—FG

The Federal Government said litigation won’t stop the inauguration of President-Elect, Bola Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha addressed this in a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.

News Source: Daily Post

The Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council (PTC) stated that the May 29 ceremony remains sacrosanct.

Mustapha said there was a court case after the election of former President Shehu Shagari but the inauguration was held.

“Also, during the election of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, there was litigation but we continued with the swearing-in.

Buhari reveals reaction when Jonathan called after 2015 election

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed his reaction when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan telephoned him after the 2015 election.

Buhari spoke on Friday at a farewell meeting with his media support group, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO).

News Source: Daily Post

The Nigerian leader called on citizens to walk on the path of duty “if we really want to see the country achieve new heights”.

On the phone conversation with his predecessor, he said Jonathan “called at 5:25pm that evening to say congratulations”.

“I said pardon me Mr. President? He said yes, I called to concede and congratulate you. That was equally very un-Nigerian.”

FG rolls out programme for Tinubu, Shettima swearing-in

The programme of events for the inauguration of President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, has been released by the Federal Government.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The event, expected to be graced by top dignitaries, foreign Leaders, and Heads of Govts, will be celebrating the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power since the start of democracy in the country.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Transition Council, Mr Boss Mustapha, while unveiling the programme at a world press conference in Abuja on Thursday, said arrangements put in place will see to a smooth transition of power on May 29.

Mustapha also assured citizens that nothing will stop the inauguration from holding on May 29th, adding that the litigation in court won’t be a cause for the event not to hold. He added that the inauguration is an opportunity for citizens to experience the togetherness, unity, peace, and progress of Nigeria.

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