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Today's Headlines: Obi Visits Soyinka In Ogun; Sudan war: 834 Nigerians Arrive Abuja

Obi visits Soyinka in Ogun

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Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi has visited Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in Ogun State.

Supporters of Obi, known as ‘Obidients’ had feasted on Soyinka recently for denouncing the comments made by Datti Baba-Ahmed on Channels TV, which he described as fascist in nature.

Soyinka was called names and rubbished on social media by Obi supporters, including novelist, Chimamanda Adichie.

Wanting to cement their relationship, Obi paid a visit on Soyinka on Sunday in Abeoukuta, Ogun State.

Obi in series of tweets said: “Today, I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon, Prof Wole Soyinka."

“Prof Soyinka has been a father whom I hold in very high esteem for what he has achieved and stands for in the struggle for a better Nigeria."

Sudan war: 834 Nigerians arrive Abuja

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At least 834 Nigerians stranded in conflict-ridden Sudan on Sunday arrived at the pilgrims terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

NAN reports that the airport terminal witnessed a huge turnout of parents, as well as relatives of the returnees, welcoming them with joy.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Sani Gwarzo, while receiving the returnees, said more stranded Nigerians would be back into Nigeria in a few days.

He said that as of this morning, we received three flights, Azman Air brought in 322 persons, Max Air brought in 410 persons, while Tarco Airline from Port Sudan came in with 102 persons, making a total of 834.

Atiku apply for live broadcast of proceedings

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As the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, kick-starts hearing on Monday, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have filed an application for an order to allow live coverage of day-to-day proceedings on the case they brought against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

Atiku, who came second in the presidential election that held on February 25, in the motion he filed through his team of lawyers led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, specifically applied for; An order, directing the Court’s Registry and the parties on modalities for admission of Media Practitioners and their Equipments into the courtroom.

The PDP candidate and former Vice President contended that the petition he lodged against the President-elect, was a matter of national concern and public interest.

He argued that the case involved citizens and electorates in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, who he said voted and participated in the presidential poll.

It’s Set Time To Fix Nigeria, Adeboye Tells Tinubu

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General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has urged the President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to fulfill Nigerians’ dream of a brand new nation, which they would be proud of.

He said that the incoming administration, in addition to fulfilling the promises made during its campaign, should also fix all the problems hindering the peace and progress of the country.

The General Overseer, who spoke, yesterday, on the topic, “It is set time,” during the monthly thanksgiving service at the RCCG Headquarters, Throne of Grace, Ebute-Metta, said that when anyone holds on tenaciously to God to change his or her situation, God has no option than to answer and fix the problem, as long as the individual meets His condition of new life in Jesus Christ.

Adeboye, represented by the Pastor in Charge of Region One, who also doubles as Special Assistant to the General Overseer (Administration), Pastor Dele Balogun, said that there could not be a better time for Nigerians to experience their own set time of the country than now after many years of suffering and enslavement.

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