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Today's Headlines:Buhari Signs State Assembly, Judiciary Inds. Bill;My Confidence In INEC Gone

Buhari Signs State Assembly, Judiciary Independence Bill, 15 Others Into Law – Deputy Speaker:

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The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman House Committee on Constitution Review, Idris Wase (APC, Plateau), said President Muhammadu Buhari has signed 16 constitution alteration bills into law.

Mr Wase, in a statement on Friday, commended the president for giving assent to the bills, which according to him will devolve more power to states.

The bill on financial independence of State Houses of Assembly and State Judiciary is one of the bills signed by the president.

Other bills signed by the president are on the removal of the railway, prison and electricity from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list.

My confidence In INEC Gone, Hope Now On judiciary, Says Obi:

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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has described the last round of general elections as an exhibition of motion without movement in the nation’s political trajectory, being the worst in its history.

He, however, expressed utmost confidence in Nigeria’s judiciary despite many controversial rulings on some matters. Obi, speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise programme yesterday, said his confidence is drawn from the fact that the Justices are Nigerians and are aware of how bad the situation has been in the country.

Nigeria Needs Competence, Not National Unity Govt – Tinubu:

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President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, dampened the hope of advocates of a government of national unity, favouring competence over such a political arrangement.

He stated that his aim was higher than a government of national unity and would rather seek a government of national competence in selecting his cabinet members and not choosing appointees based on religion.

Tinubu spoke in a signed statement on Thursday titled, “Nigeria: At the Cusp of Renewed Hope, ’’ marking his first official statement after his declaration as president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission on March 1.

Umahi, Anyim Alliance Won’t Stop My Victory – PDP Candidate:

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State, Dr Ifeanyi Odii, has said the “fake romance” between Governor David Umahi and a former President of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim, will not stop him from emerging victorious in Saturday’s polls.

Anyim had on Wednesday, at his Ishiagu country home, in the Ivo Local Government Area of the state, hosted Umahi and declared his support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Francis Nwifuru.

Anyim, who is a chieftain of the PDP, said his decision was based on the need for equity, saying there was need for power to shift to Ebonyi North Senatorial District.

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