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Today's headlines: Nigeria’s Electoral System Needs Review - Onaiyekan, 10th NASS; Yari Meets Buhari in Aso Rock

Nigeria’s Electoral System Needs Review - Onaiyekan

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The Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, on Thursday, said Nigeria’s electoral system needs review.

This is as he faulted the process where some candidates are sworn in or in the process of being sworn in despite court cases and petitions challenging their victories during the election. Onaiyekan made the call when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

He described the current situation where the victory of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, is being challenged in court as an “anomalous situation”.

Yari Meets Buhari

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Ahead of the June inauguration of the leadership of the national assembly, the former Governor of Zamfara State and Senator elect, Abdul’Aziz Yari, on Sunday evening, urged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to “reward performance” and not consider ethnicity or religion when zoning key offices in the 10th National Assembly.

Speaking shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the former Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, said, “I’m advising the party, that they should reward performance, not religion. Because religion is not in the constitution of Nigeria, and it is not in our manifesto and our constitution.”

Yari, who is one of the new Senators-elect vying for the Senate Presidency, argued that the North being the highest contributor of votes to ensure the victory for the APC, in the February 25 Presidential elections, should be offered the opportunity to produce the next senate helmsman.

Judge Adjourns Kanu’s Case

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned till May 22 a lawsuit filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, against the Department of State Services.

In the suit filed through Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Kanu is seeking an order compelling the DSS to allow him have access to his physician.

Justice Binta Nyako warned against delay in the case on Wednesday following an oral application by DSS counsel, Idowu Awo, praying for more time to respond to a further affidavit served on him by Ozekhome.

The court had on February 1, granted Kanu the permission to apply for an order of mandamus he sought after an ex parte motion moved by Ozekhome.

Tinubu Thanks Wike For Contributing To His Victory

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The camp of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted as the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, thanked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for contributing to his victory.

On Wednesday, Tinubu said Wike’s insistence that the presidency must return to the South contributed to his victory in the last presidential election.

Tinubu said despite the gossip, Wike stood his ground in ensuring that the South produced the Presidency.

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