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Today's Headlines: Inaugurating A New President On May 29 Is Not Absolute, By Aloy Ejimakor ; Fire guts EFCC office in Enugu

Inaugurating A New President On May 29 Is Not Absolute, By Aloy Ejimakor 

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Yesterday (May 4, 2023), I tweeted on my Twitter handle that “Given that the FINALITY of election result is decided by the Court, except where the INEC-declared result is uncontested, it’s unconstitutional to swear-in a winner whose victory has not been affirmed by the Court. Where’s the law that says such a winner must be sworn-in? None!”

Since then, I have received a barrage of direct messages and requests to publicly speak more on this. So, to those who asked me and in the public interest, below are the short answers to your many questions:

Yes, inauguration of a new President on May 29 is not absolute, neither by the provisions of the Constitution, the Electoral Act or any other written law.

Fire guts EFCC office in Enugu

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There was a fire outbreak at the Enugu zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the early hours of Friday.

It was learnt that the incident, which occurred at about 12:30 am affected one of the buildings of the command.

A source at the command disclosed that the fire incident was triggered by a surge in the public power supply.

According to him, the ensuing inferno was later put out through the combined efforts of the Enugu State Fire Service and Federal Fire Service.

The spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, also confirmed the development.

Uwujaren explained that no life was lost in the inferno.

Fintiri Approves N1bn For Payment Of WAEC, NECO, Others

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The Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, has approved the release of N1 billion for the payment of West African Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other fees for the 2022-2023 examinations.

The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Wilbina Jackson, made the disclosure in Yola during the flag-off of the distribution of instructional materials to 56 primary schools in the state across the 21 local government areas (LGAs).

According to the commissioner, in the past four years, the administration has made appreciable progress in education, enrolling more children into primary schools.

Officials of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC), the Adamawa State Government, education secretaries of select local government areas and headmasters of primary schools were in attendance in Yola.

Ekweremadu, Wife Jailed In UK

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A former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and a medical “middleman” have been jailed for conspiring to traffic a market trader to the UK to harvest his kidney.

Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and 25-year-old daughter Sonia stood trial accused of a conspiracy to bring the man to Britain from Lagos for his organ.

The couple, along with medical “middleman” Dr Obinna Obeta, 50, were found guilty in the Old Bailey in March.

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