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Today's Headlines:What Nigerians Should Expect From Tinubu-PMB, US knocks Nigeria’s presidential, NASS poll.

What Nigerians should expect from Tinubu - Buhari.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what Nigerians should expect from the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu when he takes over power.

Buhari, in a short video thanked Nigerians for electing Tinubu as president-elect through their votes.

He said he believed Tinubu would sustain his legacies and build on them towards achieving a greater Nigeria.

According to him, Tinubu believed in Nigeria and is genuinely committed to the progress and sustainable future of the country.

US knocks Nigeria’s presidential, NASS poll.

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The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said it is clear that the electoral process as a whole on February 25 failed to meet Nigerians’ expectations.

Leonard stated this in an op-ed released on Sunday morning and made available to Daily Sun in Abuja by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria.

Leonard said: “The people of Nigeria demonstrated their dedication to democracy on February 25, but there are many angry and frustrated Nigerians as well as many who are celebrating victories they believe were hard-fought and well-earned. In the coming days, it will be important for the future of this country that Nigerians not let their differences divide them, and that the legally established process for resolving challenges to the election be allowed to take its course.

We commend Mr. Obi and Mr. Abubakar for their recent statements committing to take this path, and Mr. Tinubu, who INEC declared the president-elect under Nigeria’s electoral framework, for acknowledging their right to do so.

“The United States is no stranger to election-related controversy and conflict. As much as it can be unsatisfying to end an electoral process in a courtroom, in a constitutional democracy bound by the rule of law, that is where electoral conflicts may appropriately conclude.

Result-viewing portal now working, ready for gov polls – INEC.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has given assurance that its result-viewing portal that suffered glitches during the presidential and National Assembly elections is now up and running.

It said the IReV portal would be deployed during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.

The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said this in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday.

INEC had received backlash from political parties, observers, individuals and various interest groups for failing to upload polling unit results to the portal prior to the collation. Some political parties and individuals had relied on the glitch to demand the cancellation of the results.

Meanwhile, checks on Sunday, by our correspondent, revealed that INEC has so far uploaded 161,624 results from 176, 846 polling units, eight days after the presidential poll.

The figure represents 92 per cent of results from all the polling units.

NDLEA nabs India-bound businessman with 9.40kg heroin at Lagos airport.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a businessman, Kingsley Celestino, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, over 9.40 kilograms of heroin concealed in false bottoms of his two travelling bags.Kingsley, a business class passenger on Qatar Airline flight, was arrested at Terminal 2 of the MMIA on Saturday, on his way to India. Though a native of Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, the 49-year-old was travelling with a Guinean international passport.

Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, who made the disclosure in a statement, yesterday, said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect frequently travels to India on business class tickets.

“He claimed he deals in clothing business between Nigeria and India. It was further established that he obtained the Guinean international passport in Guinea Bissau, where he said his mother came from,” Babafemi stated.

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