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Today's Headlines: I Have Forgiven Buhari, Says Ortom; Tinubu’s Inauguration Won't Affect Tribunal Judgement - Atiku's Lawyer, Uche

I Have Forgiven Buhari, Says Ortom

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The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, said he has forgiven the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). Ortom disclosed this while responding to questions on Arise Television’s ‘The Morning Show

Ortom had criticised the presidency for blaming his administration for the killings in the state. He described the attempts by the president to blame his government for the situation as “futile attempts to twist events and history”.

Tinubu’s Inauguration Won't Affect Tribunal Judgement - Atiku's Lawyer, Uche

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Chris Uche, a lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 general election, has said the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu will not affect the petitions at the election tribunal. Tinubu was declared the winner on March 1 by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and is expected to be sworn in on May 29.

However, his victory is being challenged in court by Atiku and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP). Some Nigerians, including the former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, have demanded that Tinubu should not be sworn in before the conclusion of the election tribunal.

Nigeria Air Fails To Fly 96 Hours To End Of Buhari’s Tenure

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The national carrier, Nigeria Air, is yet to begin operations 96 hours to the end of the present administration, Daily Trust reports. The eight-year tenure of President Muhammadu, which commenced on May 29, 2015, comes to an end on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, had insisted that Nigeria Air will fly before the tenure of President Buhari ends. Sirika spoke while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, last Monday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said all arrangements had been put in place for the take-off of the national carrier.

Gov Sanwo-Olu Directs Political Appointees To Declare Assets Before Handing Over

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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed all the state political appointees to declare their assets before handing over their official duties on Friday, May 26, 2023. He added that the assets declaration complies with the provision of Paragraph 11 (1b), Part One of the fifth schedule of Nigeria’s constitution on the end of tenure assets declaration.

The governor, who gave the order in a circular issued by the Head of Service, Muri Okunola, said the affected officers are Special Advisers (cabinet and non-cabinet), Commissioners, all assistants (Personal Assistants, Technical Assistants, and Personal aides), among others. He directed the officers to prepare individual handover notes and return any government property, including utility/project vehicles in their possessions, to the accounting officer/most senior director of their respective ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

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