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Today's Headlines: FG Rolls Out Programme For Tinubu Inauguration, GEJ Conceding Defeat UN NGR-Buhari

May 29: FG rolls out programme for Tinubu’s inauguration

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The Federal Government on Thursday released the programme of events for the inauguration of President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29.

Tinubu’s inauguration would mark the 7th consecutive democratic transition of power in the 24 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria, following the return to a civilian administration in 1999, with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the then-elected President.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Transition Council, Mr Boss Mustapha, who unveiled the programme of events for the 2023 Presidential inauguration at a world press conference in Abuja, said all arrangements have been concluded for a seamless transition of power on May 29.

He assured Nigerians that litigations in court could not stop the inauguration of President-elect, Tinubu and his Vice-President-elect, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on May 29, saying the inauguration was a moment made for togetherness, unity, peace and progress of Nigeria.

Jonathan Conceding Defeat In 2015 Un-Nigeran – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, described as “un-Nigerian” the call made by former President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat in the 2015 presidential election.

The President spoke at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during a farewell meeting with his media support group, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO).

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He recalled how elated he felt when his immediate predecessor “called me at 5:25 that evening to say congratulations. I said pardon me Mr. President? He said yes, I called to concede and congratulate you. That was equally very un-Nigerian.”

President Buhari, in a statement issued by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, described Nigeria as being a lucky country given the natural resources available to it and its vast population.

He said, “We don’t even know how much resource we have. A major part of Africa’s natural resources are domiciled in this country.”

President Buhari not responsible for high inflation rate - Garba Shehu

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Garba Shehu has rubbished a report by Guardian linking his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, to the rise of inflation in Nigeria to its 17-year high.

Shehu, in his response, noted that high inflation is a world-wide problem and no nation is immune to it.

According to the presidential media aide, the report was twisted to satisfy the preconceived notions of the newspaper.

He noted that President Buhari, who will leave office in two weeks, has consistently prioritized efforts to control inflation and will continue to do so.

Garba said: “These days, the Guardian newspaper is at its best when it comes to twisting politically sensitive facts to suit its preconceived notions.

“In one of its highest fallacies, the paper this morning is tying the rise of inflation to its 17-year high to the person of the President, Muhammadu Buhari who leaves office in exactly two weeks from this day.

Activist Files Criminal Complaints Against Ex-Minister Sylva

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A former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has filed a criminal complaint case against the immediate-past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, at a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja.

In the suit filed by his Counsel, Edward Omaga Esq., of Graylaw Practice LP Chambers, Frank urged the Chief Magistrate of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to cause a direct criminal compliant to be issued against Sylva, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, over alleged inconsistencies in his name and doubts over participation in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

Frank, who is the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Ambassador to East Africa and Middle East, averred that based on documents before him, the actual identity of the former minister seems to be in doubt.

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