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Today's Headlines: Court Orders Obi To Present Petitions In 3Weeks, I’ll Fight Until I Get Justice—Tonye Cole

Court Orders Obi To Present Petitions In 3Weeks

The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, has ordered the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Gregory Obi, and his party to present their joint petition against the February 25 presidential election within three weeks.

News Source: Daily Post

The court also ordered the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is the target of the petition, to defend his victory at the election along with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, within five days.

Obi, through his counsel, Professor Awa Kalu SAN, had requested for seven weeks to establish their allegations against the disputed election that produced Tinubu.

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I’ll Fight Until I Get Justice—Tonye Cole

The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, has said he’s committed to pursuing his petition challenging the outcome of the 2023 governorship election.

Cole said he would continue to pursue his petition until he gets justice.

News Source: Daily Post

He was reacting to rumours circulating about the withdrawal of the APC from the petition challenging the state’s governor-elect, Similiayi Fubara.

However, Cole said he remains undeterred until he gets justice.

Tweeting, Cole wrote: “I want to formally denounce the false rumours surrounding our petition against the results of the Rivers State governorship election.

“I assure you that our petition stands strong and unwavering, and we will not be swayed in our pursuit of justice.

#FreeSeunKuti: Nigerians Protest At Lagos Magistrate Court To Demand Immediate Release Afrobeat Musician, Seun Kuti

Some Nigerians on Tuesday stormed the major streets around a Lagos State Magistrate Court to demand the immediate release of Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, who has been detained by the Nigerian police.

News Source: Sahara Reporters

The protesters were seen in front of the Yaba Magistrate Court, where the Nigerian Police Force had arraigned Kuti after he was arrested for assaulting an officer.

In a video obtained by SaharaReporters, the protesters were seen displaying a series of placards which read several statements against police brutality in the country.

“The police uniform has become a symbol of oppression,” one of the banners read.

One of the protesters was heard declaring that the Nigerian police had no justifiable cause to detain Seun in custody after he had answered all of the questions posed to him.

Plateau killings: Death toll hits 130 as CAN warns against reprisal

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday warned against reprisal attacks over the continued killings in Mangu and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

According to CAN, about 130 persons have been killed in the past week, 1,000 buildings burnt and 22 villages affected.

The President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, who gave the warning in a statement in Abuja, said: “It is with deep concern that I address the nation on the recent resurgence of mindless killings of innocent citizens in Mangu and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State, Nigeria.

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