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Today's Headlines: Suit Against Tinubu’s Swearing-In Fixed For Hearing Today, Gunmen Abduct NYSC Mem

Suit Against Tinubu’s Swearing-In Fixed For Hearing Today

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The Court of Appeal, Abuja, will today hear the fresh suit seeking to stop the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29 according to an order of the court. The petitioner, Ambrose Owuru, moved the suit to the Appellate Court upon its dismissal by Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on January 30, 2023.

The suit marked CA/ABJ/CV/259/2023 is instituted by the presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Owuru and his party, Hope Democratic Party. The plaintiff is praying the court prohibits the president, Major Gen.(Rtd) Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Independent National Electoral Commission from inaugurating the president-elect on May 29. He wants the respondents stopped from taking any further steps on the 2023 presidential election that produced Tinubu as the winner.

Gunmen Abduct NYSC Members In Rivers

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Gunmen in Rivers State, South-south Nigeria on Tuesday kidnapped a yet-to-be-ascertained number of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Emohua Local Government Area of the state. Vanguard newspaper reported that the incident was disclosed by a witness who called a radio station in the city to announce the abduction of her sister-in-law and colleagues.

The abducted corps members were returning to Rivers State after their Orientation Camp in Ondo State when they were kidnapped around 9 p.m., on their way to the state capital, Port Harcourt. According to Vanguard, the corps members were abducted on the Rumuji axis of the East-West Road. Five of them reportedly escaped and reported the incident to the Rumuji Divisional Police Station.

Court Rejects Lawyer's Attempt To Represent Peter Obi, Labour Party

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The Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja on Friday rejected an attempt by a lawyer, Oba Maduabuchi, to represent the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi. Awa Kalu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, had announced legal representation for the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi when Mr Maduabuchi suddenly stood up to also announce his appearance for the petitioners.

“I have been instructed to represent the petitioners,” Mr Maduabuchi said without disclosing the name of who briefed him to represent the party and Mr Obi. His action drew murmurs from Labour Party supporters in the courtroom. Mr Maduabuchi. The lawyer is believed to be from the camp of Lamidi Apapa, who had emerged as the party’s chair following a court order suspending Julius Abure as the party’s substantive chair. Reacting to the situation, the chairman of the five-member panel, Haruna Tsammani, said the court would not take two legal representations for the petitioners.

Police Rescue Two US Embassy Staff Kidnapped In Anambra

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The two members of staff of the United States Consulate in Nigeria who were kidnapped during the attack on their convoy at Ogbaru Local Government Area in Anambra State on Tuesday have been rescued by security operatives.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this in a press release to journalists in Awka, on Friday.

Although their names and identities were not disclosed, Ikenga said they were rescued unhurt by the joint security forces in the early hours of Friday.

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