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Today's Headlines: Yar’Adua Never Wanted to Be President—Turai, (PEPC) Commences Hearing on Monday

Yar’Adua Never Wanted to Be President—Turai

As Nigerians remember the late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on the 13th anniversary of his death, his wife and former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, has said the husband never liked politics and never wanted to be president.

The late president died on May 5, 2010, exactly 13 years ago.

News Source: Arise TV

In a special interview with BBC Hausa, Turai stated that the late President Yar’Adua was a politician by accident as he never wanted to join politics and never planned to be Persistent.

According to the widow of the late President, “All his life, all he ever wanted was to be a teacher, come home from school, sit with his family, and crack jokes till dusk. He wanted no politics or governance but as Allah wills, he joined politics and became the president.”

On how much she misses her husband, especially on the anniversaries of his death, she said: “I think about Yar’Adua every day, and it’s the same for me, anniversary or no anniversary – I think about him and miss him every single day.

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(PEPC) Commences Hearing on Monday

The Presidential Election Petitions Court (PEPC) has fixed Monday for the hearing of the petitions challenging the declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer, Senator Bola Tinubu, as the president-elect.

It was gathered that the expected legal battle by candidates disputing the outcome of the 2023 presidential poll will commence from May 8.

News Source: Arise TV

The National Legal Adviser of the APC, Ahmad El-Marzuq, who confirmed the date, said the APC legal team had been briefed and was ready to defend the party’s mandate.

“We have been briefed about the hearing coming up next week,” he said.

A member of Tinubu’s legal team, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), also said the hearing had been scheduled to commence next week.

Oyetibo said: “Yes, the hearing is on Monday, but it’s for a pre-hearing session. The hearing is to clarify if there are any applications before the main hearing will start. The timetable will be set for the hearing of the substantive matters.”

10th NASS speakership: We’ll vote as bloc-Labour Party Reps-elect

The 35-member Labour Party caucus in the 10th Assembly of the House of Representatives has said they would vote as a bloc for any speakership of put choice during the inauguration of the new assembly on June 13.

This is as the members-elect elected Hon. Afam Victor Ogene as its leader.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

Ogene, a ranking member from the 7th Assembly who was also the deputy chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs emerged as the party’s leader caucus leader with 21 votes, after a keenly contested election yesterday in Abuja.

Troops Destroy Notorious Bandits’ Leader Hideouts, Rescue Kidnap Victims In Zamfara

Troops of the Joint Task Force, Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji have destroyed several camps belonging to Notorious bandits’ leader, Bello Turji, rescued several kidnap victims and recovered ammunitions.

News Source: Channels TV

The troops in clearance operations conducted on Saturday from Magarya to Dutsi general area of Zurmi Local Government Area in Zamfara State, discovered and cleared bandits’ hideouts located in Keta, Gidan Galadima, Modawa, Mazuma and Dutsi villages respectively.

A top military source who craved anonymity confirmed this to Channels Television on Sunday, saying during the operations, troops had encountered the deadly terrorist group at Keta and Dutsi camp belonging to Turji

“The troops overpowered the terrorists who fled further into the bush and abandoned 10 kidnapped victims who were rescued by the troops,” the source said.

Economic hardship: Nigerians won’t die, will adjust to survive – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said Nigerians will not die but will adjust to the economic hardships in the country.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The minister who in a statement issued on Sunday noted that economic hardships were not peculiar to Nigeria alone but to the world at large also noted that the agitation by workers for more wages was not peculiar to Nigeria.

Ngige described the trend as a worldwide phenomenon caused by global economic shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

Speaking after receiving the Business Day “Excellence in Public Service Award” in Abuja, the Minister noted that the labour sector world over faces threats from multiple and overlapping economic crises, giving rise to the clamour by workers for more wages.

He said: “The other day that I passed through Bailey, they said airport workers were on strike, only for four days. When I passed through London, the railway workers were on strike, only for three days. They are all demanding more pay.

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