We’re On Standby To Ensure Tinubu Is Sworn In As President –Nigerian Army
The Nigerian military says it has not seen any reasons why ‘President-elect’, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress should not be sworn in on May 29, as the next president of the country.
Source: Sahara Reporters
It warned those planning to scuttle his inauguration against doing so, saying would forestall any threat. SaharaReporters had reported that the Emeritus Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, on Thursday, stated that it makes no sense to swear in Tinubu as the president before the conclusion of the hearing of the presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The presidential candidates of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, are challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential elections. But Cardinal Onaiyekan while featuring on a Channels TV program on Thursday, described the status of the election process as "anomalous", insisting that he was still waiting for the court to declare the winner of the election.
Venezuela's Maduro commiserates with Putin after drone attack
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said he had spoken by phone with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to "express all the support of the Venezuelan people after the terrorist attack on the Kremlin."
Source: A News
Russia has accused the U.S. of being behind what it says was a drone attack on Moscow's Kremlin citadel intended to kill Putin, an assertion the U.S. called "ludicrous."
Maduro and Putin also discussed deepening their countries' bilateral cooperation, Maduro said on Twitter.
I will fulfill all my campaign promises – Tinubu
The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, vowed that he would fulfill all the campaign promises he made when he assumes office as President on May 29.
Source: Punch Newspapers
Tinubu, whose campaign manifesto was tagged ‘Renewed Hope’, made the promise in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, while inaugurating the Magistrates’ Court Complex built by Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration and named after a former Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iche Ndu (retd.).
“The reform is on the way; I am here with the hope that you will collaborate with me; I promise you my commitment to fulfill all political promises I made,” the President-elect declared. He added, “I promise Nigerians the unity of this country is not negotiable. That is what Nyesom Wike and I are promoting jointly. I promise I will be fair to all. “We will fight poverty, and we must fight it rigorously. The poverty of thinking, poverty, poverty of standard; poverty of reasoning.”
APC’s Victory Saved President Muhammadu Buhari’s Legacy Projects – Presidency
The victory of the president-elect and vice president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, respectively, and the established control of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in 21 of 36 states in the last general elections, have firmly established the party as a dominant national political party.
Source: Leadership News
‘‘This is a difficult reality for the opposition parties,’’ the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said in his office in Abuja on Thursday while receiving the “Arewa Young Lawyers’ Forum (AYLF),” the umbrella body for all young lawyers in the northern part of Nigeria.
In a statement by Patience Tilley-Gyado, deputy director (Information), State House, Shehu said opposition victory in the general election would not only have been a career-ending moment for many APC leaders but would also have had negative consequences for the various programs of the Buhari administration that empowered marginalized groups and remedied much of the nation’s infrastructure deficit.
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