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Today'sHeadlines: Let Court Decide Nigeria’s President, Obi Tells US, Why I Don’t Have High BP At 81-Adeboye

Let Court Decide Nigeria’s President, Obi Tells US

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded General Election, Peter Obi, has faulted the call made by the US Secretary of the State, Antony J. Blinken, to President-elect, Bola Tinubu, adding that he should let the court decide the legitimate president of Nigeria.

Obi said this in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle while reacting to the conversation between Tinubu and Blinken on Friday.

The PUNCH reports that Blinken had pledged stronger ties between the US and Nigeria during a 20-minute telephone call to Tinubu on Tuesday.But the call had generated reactions from opposition camps, with the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, describing the conversation between Blinken and Tinubu as “demoralising”.

“I am in disbelief that Secretary Antony Blinken called Tinubu, a contradiction to the publicly stated position of the US on Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election.

This is inconceivable considering that America, as the bastion of democracy, is well briefed on the sham election of February 25. To give legitimacy to the widely acknowledged fraudulent election in Nigeria can be demoralising to citizens who have hedged their bet on democracy and the sanctity of the ballot,’’ Atiku said on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

However, Obi charged the US to await the full resolution of the ongoing judicial processes before tacitly conferring legitimacy on any contending party.

Why I Don’t Have High Blood Pressure At 81– Adeboye.

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said he has never had issues with his blood pressure even as he clocked 81.

This, Adeboye said, was because he had decided to cast all his burdens on God and rest in Him while overseeing churches in different nations of the world.

While alluding to the fact that there are a few challenges, Adeboye said he has never lost a sleep because he knows he cannot be everywhere at a time.During his sermon at Friday’s Morning Devotion, Adeboye said he rests because he trusts God to take care of all the issues.

“I am 81 by the grace of God; by His Grace I oversee churches in several nations of the world. My blood pressure has always remained normal.

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Nigeria needs persons with integrity to grow, says Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria needs people with integrity to address prevailing trust issue between leaders and the led.

At the 40th gala of Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria, in Lagos, where he spoke on ‘Celebrating 40 Years of Visionary Leadership and Corporate Governance’, the ex-leader noted that when integrity is instituted, problems associated with corruption, dishonesty, poor governance and election irregularities would be significantly addressed.

He charged leaders on Nigeria’s development.

Representing ex-Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), the Bayelsa State native bemoaned the unhealthy relationships in some African nations, where political transitions constitute needless rivalry.

Jonathan advised Africa to develop a sustainable political culture that treats elections as contestation of ideas for overall development.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, stressed how effective application of corporate governance boosted the state’s ability to connect effectively with the private sector in implementing policies and strategies to promote ease of doing business and grow the economy.

Why NASS must amend electoral laws — Bishop

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BISHOP Babatunde Adeyemi of the Badagry Diocese, Anglican Communion, has urged the National Assembly to amend the present electoral laws, saying it will enable the candidates to concentrate on governance.Adeyemi said this during the Pre-Synod press briefing on the First Session of the Seventh Synod organised by Cathedral Church of St. Thomas, Badagry in Lagos.

The Bishop explained that the amendment should include the resolution of electoral disputes by the Courts before the swearing-in of victorious candidates.

He said: “The proposed amended laws should also include caution for both the umpire and the players who indulge in malpractices.

“If they knew in advance that their actions or inactions will face the full wrath of the law, everyone will be careful and the elections are likely to be free and fair.

“Our land needs healing and restoration. Those elected to lead us should submit themselves to God for him to use them to heal the land.

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