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Today's Headlines: APC Claims Obi, LP Have Only Three Witnesses From Three Polling units, Tinubu Ret

APC Claims Obi, LP Have Only Three Witnesses From Three Polling units

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) said going by what the Labour Party (LP) and Peter Obi filed before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) they plan to call only three witnesses from three polling units. APC’s lawyer, Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) told the court on Saturday that the petitioners – Obi and LP – front-loaded only three witnesses’ statements with three polling units, even though they listed 10 witnesses.

Akintola said he wondered if the petitioners could still be allowed to amend their petition at this stage going by their lawyer’s claim that they now plan to call 50 witnesses. Responding, the petitioners’ lawyer, Away Kalu (SAN) said Akintola was not being truthful and that he (Akintola) cannot speak for his clients. He said the number of witnesses the petitioners plan to call is as stated by him.

Tinubu Returns To Nigeria 8 Days To Inauguration

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President-elect Bola Tinubu has returned to Nigeria eight days after his inauguration as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. The incoming president returned to the country on Saturday after a week in Europe.

His latest trip had raised eyebrows, with some reports saying that he was battling an undisclosed ailment. But Tunde Rahman, his spokesman, had said he went abroad to rest ahead of his inauguration on May 29.

Gov. Abiodun Hails Buhari On Appointment Of 1st Female AGF

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Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of the first female Accountant -General of the Federation (AGF) Dr Toyin Maiden. Abiodun in a statement on Saturday in Abeokuta by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Somorin, expressed delight that Maiden, the first female to occupy the exalted position in the country is from Ogun.

The governor stated that she had recorded another first for the state reputed for many firsts in the country. According to the governor, the newly appointed accountant-general’s track records and astuteness in the accounting profession would have served as a launch pad into the number one public accounting officer in the country.

Be Good Ambassadors, CTIM Tells New Inductees

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Mr Ahmed Idris, the President of Chattered Institute of Treasury Management (CITM), and former Accountant General for the Federation has urged new inductees to be good ambassadors of the institute.

Representative of the President, CITM, Prof. Ahmed Imam, who read the speech said this at the 2nd recertification and induction programme of new members in Abuja at the weekend themed, “Sustainable Treasury: A Catalyst Towards a Virile Economy”.

He urged the inductees to be steadfast, and supportive and represent the interest of the Institute in all they do.

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