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Today's Headlines: Let Court Decide Nigeria’s President, Obi Tells US, Abure Regains Position As LP Chairman

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.

Abure Regains Position As LP Chairman

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The Labour Party, LP, has announced the resumption of office of its embattled national chairman, Barrister Julius Abure.

Also, the party said that other national officers of the party have fully assumed their constitutional responsibilities.

The announcement was contained in a statement issued on Thursday following a press conference held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

Recall that the Labour Party had been enmeshed in a leadership tussle, with Lamidi Apapa and Abure fighting over the position of the national chairman.

This followed an ex parte order by the Federal Capital Territory High Court restraining Abure from acting as the chairman of the party.

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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.

Seun Kuti: Court Extends Detention by 4 days

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A Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos, yesterday, granted an application for an extension of remand of embattled afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, for additional four days.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Olatubosun, extended Kuti’s remand until May 22.

Mr. Simon Lough, who led a police legal team to the court, had moved the application.

According to him, the extension is to allow for further investigation into the case.

Mr. Kuti was charged with assaulting a police officer, when he allegedly slapped an Inspector of Police, after driving dangerously on the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos State, and deliberately blocking a moving police vehicle, on May 13, 2023.

He was earlier arraigned, on Tuesday, May 16, during which the chief magistrate ordered his remand for 48 hours.

She, however, held that the defendant should be admitted to bail in the sum of N1 million, with two sureties in like sum, at the end of the 48-hour remand, stating that one of the sureties must be a landlord within the jurisdiction of the court.

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