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Today's Headlines: Student Sent Home From School Over Obi’s Poster, Women Protest Election Results

Student sent home from school over Peter Obi’s poster

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A Junior Secondary School Student of Odomola Secondary School, Miss Marvellous Barinaadaa, and her parents got more than they expected on Tuesday, when the girl was sent home by the school principal for allegedly wrapping her books with the poster of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi.

Her mother, who took to social media to lament the situation, appealed to Nigerians to come to the family’s rescue, saying the girl was apolitical and just 10 years old.

Part of the message sighted by our correspondent read: “This is to inform you all, that my daughter, Marvelous Barinaadaa, was exited from Odomola Secondary School today 14th March 2023, by the principal, just because my daughter used Peter Obi’s poster paper to wrap her notebook for school.

Women Protest Election Results In Rivers

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Women on Wednesday protested the February 25 election results at the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

They wore black and carried placards with inscriptions conveying their grievances.

Some of the placards read, "INEC Rivers State is not for sale," "INEC we are watching," and "INEC do the right thing for once," amongst others.

Gov Elections: Wike Tasks Christian Leaders On Unity

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the leadership and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the State not to allow politicians, especially those who are desperate for votes, to set them against each other.

Governor Wike gave the advice during an interactive session with the leadership and critical stakeholders of the Rivers State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria at the Banquet Hall of Government House in Port Harcourt.

The governor said the March 18 election is a state-level exercise and all the candidates contesting for the various positions, particularly for the governorship, are all Christians.

Governor Wike said it is therefore not healthy for any candidate to be allowed to approach any constituent family of CAN to demand endorsement, an action if granted, could create a division within the association and undermine the State.

Japan pledges to strengthen relations with Tinubu administration

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Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi, says his country will further strengthen relations with Nigeria across all sectors following the transition to a new administration.

Kazuyoshi said this at an event organised by the Japanese Embassy in Abuja to commemorate the 63rd birthday of the Emperor of Japan, Hironomiya Naruhito.

According to the Japanese envoy, Japan aspires to be a development partner with Africa, with a focus on investing in people and the country’s economy for quality growth.

“This coming May, Nigeria will have a new President. I expect that the friendship and cooperative relationship between Japan and Nigeria will further deepen under Nigeria’s new leadership.

“Taking this opportunity, I would like to take you through some of our achievements of the past year.

“Last August, the Japanese government, along with African and international partners co-hosted the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8).

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