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Today's Headlines: Transition: FG Declares Monday, 29th May, Public Holiday; Presidency: Supreme Court Clears Way For Tinubu's Swearing-In

Transition: FG declares Monday, 29th May, Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, 29th May 2023 as work-free for all workers in the country

According to the federal government, the decision is to allow Nigerians to commemorate the inauguration of the nation’s 16th democratically elected President.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuiab Belgore in a statement on Friday noted that the declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on behalf of the Federal Government.

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The Minister felicitates with all Nigerians on the momentous occasion, commending them for their faith in democracy as expressed in the nationwide election that produced the President and his Deputy being inaugurated and indeed in all elections across the nation.

Presidency: S-Court clears way for Tinubu’s swearing-in

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ABUJA– The Supreme Court, on Friday, paved the way for the swearing-in of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, May 29.

The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-member panel, dismissed as lacking in merit, an appeal the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, filed to query Tinubu’s eligibility to contest the presidential election that held on February 25.

It held that the appeal, marked: SC/CV/501/2023, was brought before it in bad faith, stressing that the PDP, whose candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, came second in the presidential contest, was bereft of the locus standi (legal right) to challenge a nomination that was made by another political party.

PDP had in its appeal, prayed the court to void Tinubu’s candidacy, alleging that the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, had prior to the 2023 general elections, allowed himself to be nominated for more than one constituency.

It told the court that Shettima was nominated twice, both for the Borno Central Senatorial seat and for the Vice Presidential position.

PDP maintained that Shettima’s dual nomination, was in gross violation of provisions of Sections 29(1), 33, 35 and 84(1) and (2) of the Electoral Act, 2022, as amended.

Consequently, aside from urging the court to invalidate Tinubu and Shettima’s candidature, the Appellant, further applied for an order to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to expunge their names from the list of nominated or sponsored candidates that were eligible to contest the presidential poll.

Ex-Kaduna PDP Chairman, Suleiman Is Dead

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The former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kaduna State chapter, Ibrahim Yaro Suleiman, is reportedly dead.

Suleiman was said to have died of protracted illness.

In a condolence message signed and made available to pressmen by the state’s Publicity Secretary of the party, Abraham Catoh, commiserated with the deceased’s family

The statement read, “The entire State Executive Committee led by the chairman, Felix Hassan Hyat, sympathised with the immediate family of its first Chairman in the state, Ibrahim Yaro Suleiman, who passed away after a protracted illness.”

The statement described the late former PDP chairman as an astute politician and elder statesman of immense value to the state.

It further praised his contribution to the growth of the party across the state while he was alive, saying that his contribution would never be forgotten.

God’ll help me carry my burden – Tinubu

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The President-elect, Bola Tinubu on Friday said God would help him carry the burden of leading Nigerians for the next four years.

Tinubu made the remark while noting that God would keep him in good health as president.

He spoke when President Muhammadu Buhari took him on a tour of the Presidential Villa.

Tinubu said: “Help me God, to carry the burden, to face the challenges, and keep me in good health, to be able to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of millions of our people.”

The duo walked into the Press Gallery of the State House after participating in the Juma’at prayers at the State House Mosque.

The President and his successor, followed by a large entourage of Presidency officials and security personnel, were guided on the tour by the State Chief of Protocols, Lawal Kazaure.

At the Press Gallery, which is an adjoining space to the Council Chambers of the State House, the two leaders listened to their guide.

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