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Today's Headlines: We Can’t Talk Of Transition When There’s No Successor–Adebanjo, GEJ Praises PMB For Prioritising Economic Self-Reliance

May 29: We Can’t Talk Of Transition When There’s No Successor – Adebanjo

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LAGOS – Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the leader of Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has said that the much talked about inauguration and transition of power on May 29th cannot be when there is no successor.

Adebanjo told Daily Independent on Wednesday that as long as the court has not decided who won the February 25 presidential election, there is no successor yet to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I don’t know anything about the inauguration on May 29, we cannot be talking of transition when a successor has not been elected, and a successor cannot be said to be elected until the court gives its judgment.

Reacting to plans on the ground for the inauguration even though petitioners are still in court, he said, “Anything is possible in Nigeria whether it is proper or not. Nigerians are used to that. Even when the court gives order they disobey it with impunity. There is nothing that happens in Nigeria that is strange. The only thing is that people know that it is typical of Nigeria under Buhari.

“How can you say that you are inaugurating an election where everybody saw the level of violence and manipulations? You didn’t listen to what they were complaining about before you gave judgment in an election that has done a lot of damage and you say everything is alright.

Jonathan praises Buhari for prioritising economic self-reliance

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for prioritising economic self-reliance.

Jonathan thanked the president for directing the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to train 100 Bayelsa youths, noting that the absence of science and technology culture was the bane of the country’s underdevelopment.

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The former president Jonathan spoke yesterday the opening of the NASENI Skill Acquisition Training and Youth Empowerment Programme on modern methods of electrical installation and maintenance held in his hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

A statement by NASENI Deputy Director (Information and Protocol), Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, the former president said Buhari’s focus on infusing engineering techniques and training to empower the youths was a right step in the right direction.

Presidential Poll: Court adjourns Obi’s petition against Tinubu till May 17

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPC, sitting in Abuja has deferred further proceedings on the petition the candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi, filed to challenge the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, to May 17.

The adjournment followed an agreement by all the parties in the matter.

Cited as 1st to 4th respondents in the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; the President-elect, Bola Tinubu; Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima, and All Progressives Congress, APC.

Obi and the LP had, immediately proceedings resumed on the matter, told the court that the parties met and agreed to ask for an adjournment to enable them to file and exchange necessary legal documents.

Buhari seeks Senate approval for $800m loan

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President Muhammadu Buhari asked the Senate on Wednesday to approve an $800 million loan to finance the National Social Safety Network Programme, NSSP.

Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read to the Senate by Ahmed Lawan during the Wednesday plenary session.

According to the President, the funds will be transferred to 10.2 million poor and low-income households for a period of six months, with a projected multiplier effect on 60 million people.

The President, therefore, urged the lawmakers to expedite action on the request for proper implementation.

Each of the 10.2 million individuals will receive the sum of N5,000 per month under the conditional cash transfer window of the programme.

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Adebanjo Afenifere Daily Independent


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