Tinubu, Atiku, Obi’s legal battle commences
The legal battle to overturn the election victory of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, commenced on Monday with the Presidential Election Petitions Court promising to deliver justice ‘’for those deserving it.’’
Source: Punch Newspapers
The long-awaited pre-hearing proceeding, which was held at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, was presided over by Justice Haruna Tsammani, who gave the assurance that justice would be served dispassionately. Other members of the five-man panel include Justice Stephen Adah of the Court of Appeal, Asaba Division, Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, Court of Appeal also of Asaba Division, Justice Boloukuoromo Ugoh of Kano Division and Justice Abba Mohammed of Ibadan Division of the Court of Appeal.
Addressing the petitioners and lawyers in the jam-packed courtroom, Tsammani, who is the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, stated, “We are determined to look at the matter dispassionately and give justice to whoever deserves justice.” He said they would consider the substance of each case over technicalities so that “whoever leaves here will be satisfied that justice has been done.”
Veteran actor, Adebayo Salami turns 71
Veteran Nollywood actor, Adebayo Salami popularly known as Oga Bello, is elated as he clocks 71 today. He shared a picture on his verified Instagram page on Tuesday with a request for prayers.
Source: P.M News
“It is my birthday….All praises and adorations to Almighty Allah for the blessings of life, health, and family. Say a prayer for me; family, friends, and fans” he wrote in the caption. Many Nollywood stars including Ninalowo Bolanle, Akin Olaiya, Kunle Afod, and Bimpe Akintunde have dropped congratulatory and felicitation messages on his timeline.
His son, Amb. Femi Adebayo, posted a regal photo of the birthday celebrant. He wrote “Happy Birthday Daddy! May you live longer to eat the fruits of your investments in sound mind and perfect health”.
10th NASS Leadership: Zoning Formula Unsettles APC, Aspirants Battle Ready
For the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and its federal lawmakers, the gloves are off in the ongoing scramble for principal offices of the incoming 10th National Assembly (NASS).
Source: Leadership News
Members-elect on the party’s platform has indicated that they may treacherously change allegiance and renegade from the party’s zoning arrangement. The crisis rocking the party over the leadership of the 10th NASS got to the point of highest tension yesterday when the party’s leadership officially confirmed the endorsement of former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godwill Akpabio, as Senate president and Tajudeen Abbas as Speaker of House of Representatives for the 10th National Assembly by the party leaders.
The party made the announcement yesterday after a meeting of its National Working Committee (NWC) held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. The NWC also confirmed the endorsement of Senator Barau Jubrin (North West) as deputy Senate president and Ben Kalu (South East) as deputy Speaker of the House. Announcing the zoning formula, a statement issued by the national publicity secretary of the party, Barr Felix Morka, after the NWC meeting noted: “The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met today, Monday, May 8, 20,23 to consider reports of consultations and meetings held with the President-Elect, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, other Party leaders and stakeholders on zoning arrangement for 10th National Assembly leadership positions.
Tinubu urged me to step down for Akpabio, says Umahi
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has disclosed that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, urged him to step down for Senator Godswill Akpabio in the race for the 10th Senate presidency.
Source: Punch Newspapers
Umahi disclosed on Monday at the Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke while answering questions from newsmen on arrival to the state from Abuja. The governor said that he discussed the issue of his Senate presidency bid with Tinubu and had to accede to his request in the interest of the All Progressives Congress and the South East zone.
“I discussed the issue with him when he was in Paris and on return to the country, he invited me. “It was an honor to be invited by the president-elect and he told me that he had made commitments. “It is his right as the president-elect to make commitments and anyone running for such office makes promises.
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