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Today's Headlines: We Won & Will Explore Legal Means To Reclaim Our Mandate–Obi, Buhari Visits Borno

We Won And Will Explore All Legal Means To Reclaim Our Mandate – Obi

The flag bearer of the Labour Party (LP) in Nigeria’s just-concluded presidential election, Peter Obi says he won the poll and he will explore all legal options to reclaim his mandate.

Source: Channel Television

“We will explore all legal and peaceful options to reclaim our mandate. We won the election and we will prove it to Nigerians,” Obi said at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja. “I am challenging the process,” Obi declared to a room full of journalists in Nigeria’s capital city, his first media appearance after the declaration of a winner by the electoral umpire.

“This is very unfair. It is the least expected of Nigeria,” he said. Just at the commencement of the briefing, Obi observed a one-minute silence for all injured and deceased victims of the February 25 poll. Also in attendance at the briefing is the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure; as well as the director general of Obi’s presidential campaign, Akin Osuntokun.

Buhari visits Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, as part of his one-day official visit to inaugurate a 50-megawatt power plant and other viable projects executed by the state government.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

The presidential jet landed at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport on Thursday at about 11:10 a.m. Buhari was received on arrival by Gov. Babagana Zulum, members of the National and State Houses of Assembly, and some top government officials.

Other dignitaries that received the president were the Theatre Commander, North East Operation Hadin (OPHK), Maj.- Gen. Ibrahim Ali, and heads of security agencies, community, and religious leaders. NAN reports that the president is expected to inaugurate the new 50-megawatt Maiduguri Gas Power plant constructed by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).

US man arrested trying to bring homemade explosive onto a plane

The FBI has arrested a man who allegedly attempted to bring an explosive device onto an airplane in Pennsylvania, US authorities said Wednesday.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The bomb was discovered by Transportation Security Administration personnel on Monday, after the man’s checked bag set off an alarm at Lehigh Valley International Airport in the city of Allentown, the federal agency said in a statement. A section of the airport, located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of New York, was evacuated as a precaution, the TSA said.

“FBI and local law enforcement bomb technicians determined that the item was indeed a live explosive device,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said on Twitter. The explosive, according to a court filing, was a round package of powder-like substance wrapped in plastic wrap, with a fuse attached and hidden inside the bag lining.

I’m not in alliance with PDP – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said he is not in alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Source: Vanguard News

Obi made this known in reaction to the declaration of the presidential election results during the media briefing in Abuja on Thursday. The former Anambra state governor said he would deploy all legal and peaceful means to challenge the results that brought Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the President-elect.

When asked if he was in alliance with PDP on any other party, Obi said, “I’m not in alliance with PDP.”

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