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Today's Headlines: God Doesn’t Rig Elections - Obi, INEC has nothing to hide, Yakubu assures LP

God Doesn’t Rig Elections - Peter Obi

Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said the problem of Nigeria is accepting what is wrong and unacceptable as God’s wish for the country.

Obi said this on Monday, while featuring on ARISE Television’s Morning Show.

He was reacting to the position of some Nigerians that the outcome of this year’s presidential election, should be seen and accepted as the wish of God.

But Obi said God does not wish bad things for people and that this is what the Obidient Movement is trying to change.

“The problem of Nigeria is accepting what is unacceptable. That’s not God’s wish. God’s wish is when you do the right thing. Is it God’s wish that we remain poor as a country despite his abundant blessings on us?” Obi said.

On the possible partnership with the PDP, Obi said that there is nothing like that but that they are challenging a process that is wrong created by INEC to serve a particular purpose.

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The former Anambra State governor said that Nigeria has remained decadent in a continuous state of moral decline because many citizens keep accepting what is wrong and dragging God into it.

INEC has nothing to hide, Yakubu assures LP

The Independent National Electoral Commission has assured the Labour Party’s legal team that it will provide all the documents the party has requested for its ongoing suit against the commission and the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

The chairman of the electoral body, Mahmood Yakubu, gave the assurance when Labour Party’s legal head, Dr Livy Uzoukwu, led a 60-man legal team to a meeting with representatives of INEC in Abuja on Monday to discuss modalities for obtaining the documents.

Saying the commission has nothing to hide, Yakubu further assured that Resident Electoral Commissioners at the state level would also make available necessary documents to the party speedily.

He said, “INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ will be given immediately. We are meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners today and we will discuss how other documents at the state level could also be made available to you speedily.”

He said, “INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ will be given immediately. We are meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners today and we will discuss how other documents at the state level could also be made available to you speedily.

Fire razes shops at Singer market in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service on Monday confirmed that fire had razed some improvised shops and the upper building of old Savannah Bank at Singer market in Kano.

A statement by the service Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, said that the fire started at about 02:18a.m.

“We received a distress call in the midnight at about 02:18a.m from one Sai’du Hamza that there was fire outbreak at the market which is in Fagge Local Government Area of the state.

"On receiving the information, we quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 02:22 a.m to put off the fire so as not to affect other shops,“ he said.

Abdullahi however said several temporary shops were completely razed by the fire, adding that the service was yet to ascertain the cause and total number of shops affected.

CBN: Emefiele Not Involved In Lagos State Politics

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has no involvement in politics, especially as regards the March 18 governorship election in Lagos State, the bank stated on Monday in Abuja.

Its acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isa AbdulMumin, made the declaration in reaction to a newspaper report entitled: “Emefiele launches fresh plot against the president-elect, Tinubu.’’

The newspaper reported that Emefiele gave money to a certain candidate in the Lagos State governorship election to spite the president-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu.

According to AbdulMumin, the story is completely false and malicious as Emefiele has never met nor spoken to the said governorship candidate.

“We wish to reiterate that the CBN governor does not take part in politics, and therefore, urge anyone with contrary information to provide them,’’ he stated.

He urged politicians to allow the CBN and its management to concentrate on the statutory mandate of the bank. (NAN)

A Man Is To Protect, Provide For His Woman — Okon Lagos

Nollywood actor, Bishop Ime fondly known as Okon Lagos, has sent an advisory message to men about relationships. Although the thespian is known as a humour merchant, he advised that men should always protect and provide for their women.

According to the comic actor who took to his verified Instagram, any man who cannot provide nor protect his woman is simply a ‘glorified dildo’.

The actor said, “A man has two basic and fundamental responsibilities. Number one is protection. Number two is provision. Yes, we call it the two ‘Ps’. If you cannot provide for your woman then you are nothing. Absolutely nothing to a woman other than a glorified dildo.”

Ime Bishop is an Ibibio from Nsit Ibom, Akwa Ibom State in the southern part of Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Uyo where he studied Philosophy.

He started his acting career since his childhood and he has featured in over 100 movies. The movie that brought him to the limelight was an indigenous movie, “Uyai”, which was produced by Emem Isong in 2008.

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