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Today's Headlines: Step Down As INEC Chairman, PDP- Yakubu, Biden, EU Chief Meet On Trade Tensions

Step down as INEC Chairman immediately, PDP tells Yakubu

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday demanded the immediate stepping down of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, from office.

The party maintained that its position is informed by its further review of the February 25 presidential election, which it said was replete with infractions, brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results allegedly by the commission’s boss.

This position was made known to journalists by the National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition party, Debo Ologunagba, who spoke at a press conference at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

Biden, EU chief meet on trade tensions

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President Joe Biden and top EU official Ursula von der Leyen meet Friday to defuse a transatlantic trade dispute over subsidies for the green economy, as well as cooperation on confronting Russia.

The European Union Commission president has worked closely with Biden in forging an unprecedented response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine over the last year.

European capitals joined Washington in a united front on sanctions against Moscow and supplying weapons and aid to Ukraine. EU countries also surprised many by moving quickly to break the bloc’s dependency on energy supplies from Russia.

Help Nigeria End Hunger, Kukah Tells Scientists

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Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah, has said that Nigeria requires innovative strategies to nip in the bud the worsening situation that makes Nigerians go to bed hungry.

Bishop Kukah made the observation when he received a delegation from the Institute for Agricultural Research of the Ahmadu Bello University, IAR-ABU, Zaria, led by the assistant director (Research). Prof. Bitrus Tarfa.

The delegates were in Sokoto on advocacy visit to the Bishop about TELA Maize variety which the institute has developed and set to commercialize.

Kukah said, “We are a nation where hunger is prevalent and our choices of what to eat or not to eat is limited. It is good to have food available for the people let them decide if they want to eat it or not.

Popular but facing opposition, Francis marks 10 years as pope

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Pope Francis marks 10 years as head of the Catholic Church on Monday, hugely popular but facing internal dissent after a decade of reform, even if he has left basic doctrine intact.

When he appeared at the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013, in his plain white papal robes, the newly elected Jorge Bergoglio immediately presented an image of a different kind of papacy.

The smiling, outspoken Jesuit was in sharp contrast to his reserved, intellectual predecessor Benedict XVI, who shocked the world by becoming the first pope since the Middle Ages to resign.

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