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Today's Headlines: Rivers Played Major Role In My Victory—Tinubu, We Didn’t Attack Putin—Zelensky

Rivers Played Major Role In My Victory—Tinubu

The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, thanked the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for his contribution to his victory in the February 25 presidential election.

Tinubu, who described Wike as a man of principle, said Rivers State played a major role in his winning.

Wike, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, refused to support the presidential candidate of his party, Atiku Abubakar, in the election, a situation which ostensibly gave Tinubu victory in Rivers State.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Tinubu won in Rivers State with 231,591 votes, while Atiku came distant third with 88,468 votes, behind Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, who got 175,071 votes.

We Didn’t Attack Putin—Zelensky

President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday denied Moscow’s claim that Ukraine had attempted to assassinate Russian leader Vladimir Putin after Russia said two drones were shot down over the Kremlin.

“We didn’t attack Putin… We fight on our territory, we are defending our villages and cities,” Zelensky told reporters at a press conference with Nordic leaders in Helsinki.

“We don’t attack Putin or Moscow. We don’t have enough weapons for this,” he added.

Russia said Wednesday it had shot down two drones targeting Putin’s Kremlin residence in what it called a Ukrainian “terrorist” assassination attempt.

“The devices were put out of action,” a Kremlin statement said.

10th NASS leadership: Why we are liaising with Tinubu – Adamu

Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the APC National Chairman says the party was liaising with the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu, about the 10th National Assembly leadership.

Adamu said this on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen at the end of a four hours closed-door meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja.

He said, “When we do the zoning meeting, we don’t just go alone as a party, zoning is to take along the person who has the mandate of this country, the President-elect, Bola Tinibu.

Sit-at-home: Provide vehicles, security for workers on Mondays, NLC tells Soludo

Emeka Nwafor, Chairman of Anambra State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has asked Governor Chukwuma Soludo to provide vehicles and security for workers coming to work to Awka, the state capital on Mondays in view of the sit-at-home.

He said by so doing, workers would feel safe and comfortable to shun Mondays sit-at-home and continue and come to work on Mondays, as directed by Governor Soludo.

Reacting to Soludo’s May Day rally directive that every civil servant in the state must henceforth be coming to work on Mondays or be prepared to have their salaries cut, Nwafor noted that it would be suicidal for workers coming from areas like Ihiala, Onitsha and Aguata to board commercial vehicles on Mondays to travel to Awka and go back after the day’s work without assured security arrangements by the government.

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