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May 29 Presidential Inaugurations Sacrosanct – FG

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The Federal Government says the inauguration of President-Elect, Bola Tinubu and the Vice President-Elect, Kashim Shettima on May 29 remains sacrosanct.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, said this when he addressed a World News Conference to kick-start the inauguration activities on Thursday in Abuja.

Mustapha, also the Chairman of Presidential Transition Council(PTC), said the ongoing litigation the presidential election tribunal would not affect the swearing-in of the president-elect and the vice-president-elect.

“Without any fear of contradiction, there will be inauguration on May 29.

“This is not the first time, during the election of former President Shehu Shagari there was litigation but the country went ahead with the inauguration.

“Also, During the election of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, there was litigation but we continued with the swearing-in.

I Have No Regrets For What I Did In 8 Years – Ortom

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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said he has no regrets doing whatever he did as governor in the last eight years and is proud to stand tall wherever.

This is as he enjoined people of the state to avoid insulting and falsifying information against political leaders, especially governors, but rather pray and support them to succeed.

Ortom who spoke during the inauguration of the 3.5 kilometer Uganden Akaazua road in Vandeikya local government area of the state said the insults and lies against governors should end with him.

“I encourage all my supporters to avoid anything that will cause chaos or create enmity or cause crisis to forestall development in the state. You should be law abiding for the overall benefits of the state, and I want to say here that as for me, I will not insult my successor. If he seeks my counsel, I will make myself available for anything that will add value to the state.

I owe Benue people so much gratitude for what they did for me, so for those who think because I did not win my senate bid and I am angry, I have no need to be angry with anyone, so for me and my family, we have put what has happened behind us because the Benue is bigger than us.

Court Lifts Suspension On Abure

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has lifted the suspension of the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure and three others.

Justice Hamza Muazu in a ruling on Friday agreed with the LP lawyers that the notice of appeal and documents submitted to the court shows that there was a valid appeal before the Court of Appeal.

The court overruled the counsel to the factional members of the LP, George Ibrahim, Esq opposing the stay of execution, granted.

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The appeal was filed following the May 12 ruling of the high court dismissing the LP preliminary objection to the order suspending Abure, National Secretary, Umar Farouk Ibrahim; National Treasurer, Oluchi Opara; and the National Organising Secretary, Clement Ojukwu.

LP”s counsel, Ben Nwosu Esq, had argued that the matter was an internal affair of the LP, which the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain and it was, therefore, non-justiceable.

I Wasn’t Arrested By EFCC—Mompha

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Popular Nigerian socialite, Ismail Mustapha, widely known as Mompha has dismissed the claims that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arrested him.

The anti-graft agency’s counsel, on Monday, informed the special offences court sitting in Ikeja that Mompha has been re-arrested.

The socialite was arraigned for hearing in the alleged N6 billion fraud trial and the case was later adjourned till July 3, 2023 for the continuation of trial.

But in an Instagram post on Friday, the social media celebrity tackled the EFCC, saying he was not in Nigeria when the commission announced his re-arrest.

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