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Today's Headlines: I Hope Politicians Won’t Ambush BAT As They Did To PMB-Yerima Shettima, Presidential poll: All eyes on court — Onaiyekan

I hope politicians won’t ambush Tinubu as they did to Buhari – Yerima Shettima

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The National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima says he wishes that corrupt politicians will not incapacitate President-elect Bola Tinubu when he is inaugurated as the substantive President on May 29, 2023.

He said Tinubu has numerous challenges ahead to combat which include how to steady the country’s struggling economy, address excessive foreign borrowings, tackle security crises and revamp Nigeria’s global image.

The AYCF helmsman said these during an interview with Vanguard at the weekend.

Shettima said, “I think the incoming President will have to deal more with a struggling national economy ravaged by poverty, caused mainly by excessive foreign loans, face insecurity frontally and do a lot to rebuild our international image.”

Presidential poll: All eyes on court — Onaiyekan

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EMERITUS Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said all eyes were on the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to finish the job the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, did ‘halfway’ during the February 25 election.

Speaking to journalists after a special mass to mark the 2023 World Communications Week of the Catholic Church at St. Gabriel’s Chaplaincy in Abuja yesterday, the respected cleric called on the judiciary to find a way to allow live telecast of the petition tribunal, even though it had not been done before.

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Onaiyekan stated that as the petition tribunal proceeds, Nigerians were waiting with bathed breath to see what the outcome would be.

What I saw during 2023 elections scared me - El-Rufai

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Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has expressed concern over large incidents of vote buying which characterised the 2023 elections in the state, saying he was scared by what he saw.

The Governor who spoke during a media chat on Sunday lamented that many voters were insisting on accepting money before casting their ballots, a situation, which, according to him, led to defeat of many otherwise good candidates at the election.

“I saw good people that contested but lost the election. They lost simply because a voter was given N5,000 on election day,” the Governor said.

He, however, counseled that such practice will eventually lead to looting of the treasury by the beneficiaries of the fraudulent elections.

“Think about it whoever gives you money during an election to vote for him. You should remember that you have given him a key to the treasury for the next four years to return his N5,000. “

Ganduje aware beforehand of Tinubu, Kwankwaso Paris meeting

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President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu informed his ally in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje of his plan to meet with the candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso in Paris, France last week.

Rep Abdulmumin Jibrin who allegedly arraigned the meeting said this while reacting to the controversies the meeting between Tinubu and Kwankwaso is generating, especially on the side of Ganduje and his supporters in Kano.

Some APC chieftains in Kano had alleged that the meeting between Tinubu and Kwankwaso amounted to dumping of Ganduje who, according to them, stick his neck out for Tinubu in the battle for the 2023 presidency.

Also, Ganduje, in had also in a leaked audio file expressed his discomfort on the meeting between Tinubu and his Kano political rival.

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