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Today's Headlines: I don’t know about APC zoning formula, I want to be Senate President – Yari, Tinubu, Shettima Will Tackle Nigeria’s Problems Headlong, Says Yerima

I don’t know about APC zoning formula, I want to be Senate President – Yari

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A former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari has insisted he’s still in the race for Senate President.

Yari, who is now a Senator-elect, stated this on Monday while addressing reporters on the sidelines of the induction ceremony of new and returning members of the National Assembly.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, had nominated Godswill Akpabio and Jibrin Barau as Senate President and Deputy Senate President, respectively.

Tinubu, Shettima Will Tackle Nigeria’s Problems Headlong, Says Yerima

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President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima have the requisite competence and experience to tackle the countless challenges facing the country headlong.

A university lecturer and former federal lawmaker, Professor Haruna Yerima, stated this in an interview with journalists at the weekend in Abuja.

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He said Tinubu and Shettima are coming to the presidency with an astounding resume to tackle the challenges facing the country without any hesitation.

“It is instructive to say that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been a paragon of progressive’s politics since 1999 when the current civilian administration debuted. He has been an opposition leader with a difference. He developed Lagos to a modern city as an opposition leader,” Professor Yerima said.

Yerima, who teaches public policy and administration at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, represented Biu, Shani, Kwaya and Bayo federal constituency in Borno State at the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007

Court Hears Suit Against Tinubu’s Inauguration May 18

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Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has fixed the May 18, 2023 to hear the suit filed by five residents of the Federal Capital Territory seeking to stop the inauguration of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the next president of Nigeria.

During the proceedings yesterday, the court adjourned the matter to enable the counsel to the plaintiffs address the court on the issue of locus standi, jurisdiction and whether the matter is not already before the presidential election petition court.

Counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr Chuks Nwachukwu, explained that the issues have been addressed in their originating summons and will be re-opened at the next adjourned date.

FEC unveils 37 new universities days to bowing out of office

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Despite complaints of proliferation of universities in Nigeria, the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the licensing of 37 new universities in the country.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed the information after the extra-ordinary Council meeting on Monday.

He noted that the development brings to 72 the total number of universities licensed by the Buhari administration since 2015.

He failed to name the universities, but revealed that one of them is an online university, the first of its kind in Nigeria, and owned by a woman from Bauchi State, with expectation that it will cater for the likes of northern Muslim women who feel reluctant or are restrained from attending physical campus education.

Fielding questions on the expediency of additional universities given funding challenges of the existing ones, Adamu explained that these ones are all private, with enough funds to run them and they should not be denied the opportunity to exist.

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