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Today's Headlines; Dozens killed As Trains Collide In Greece; PDP, LP Should Approach Court -Buhari

Dozens killed as trains collide in Greece

At least 32 people were killed and another 85 injured after a collision between two trains caused a derailment near the Greek city of Larissa late Tuesday night, authorities said.

A fire services spokesman confirmed that multiple carriages skipped the tracks just before midnight after the trains — one for freight and the other carrying 350 passengers –- collided about halfway along the route between Athens and Thessaloniki.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

Thirty -two people have been found dead,” spokesman Vassilis Vathrakogiannis told reporters, adding that efforts to rescue people still trapped were ongoing.

“Of the 85 people injured, 53 people remain in hospital".

An explanation for why the two trains collided has not yet been furnished.

Greek media are calling the crash the “worst train accident that Greece has ever known”.

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Rigging claims: PDP, LP should approach court, say Buhari, Tinubu

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and president - elect, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, asked the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party not to resort to violence but approach the court to seek redress over their claims that Saturday’s presidential election was marred by rigging.

The opposition parties had during the collation of results called for the cancellation of the election and also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, to step down from his position over claims that the election was rigged in favour of the ruling party.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

But reacting to the claims in a statement on Wednesday, the President asked the opposition party to approach the court and prove their case.

“If any candidate believes they can prove the fraud they claim is committed against them, then bring forward the evidence. If they cannot, then we must conclude that the election was indeed the people’s will – no matter how hard that may be for the losers to accept. If they feel the need to challenge, please take it to the courts, not to the streets.

FULL SPEECH: How I plan to govern Nigeria – Tinubu

The President -elect, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, offered insight into how his administration will pilot the affairs of the nation.

He said he was ready to listen and take a difficult route in ensuring Nigerians see better days and the country of their dreams.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

He stated this at the APC Presidential Campaign Council headquarters in Abuja shortly after he was declared the winner of the presidential poll.


By The President -Elect

of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

March 1, 2023

My fellow Nigerians,

I am profoundly humbled that you have elected me to serve as the 16th President of our beloved Republic. This is a shining moment in the life of any man and affirmation of our democratic existence. From my heart, I say thank you.

Whether you are Batified, Atikulated, Obidient, Kwankwasiyya, or have any other political affiliation, you voted for a better, more hopeful nation and I thank you for your participation and dedication to our democracy.

You decided to place your trust in the democratic vision of a Nigeria founded on shared prosperity and one nurtured by the ideals of unity, justice, peace and tolerance. Renewed hope has dawned in Nigeria.

APC wins two more senatorial seats in Oyo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won two more senatorial seats in Oyo State.

DAILY POST reports that the APC candidate in Oyo South senatorial district, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli had earlier been declared as the winner.

The party has now cleared the remaining two senatorial districts.

News Source: Daily Post Nigeria

The APC candidate in Oyo Central, Dr. Yunus Abiodun Akintunde defeated the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Lukman Bisi Ilaka, the candidate of Accord, Engineer Faozey Oladotun Nurudeen and other candidates who contested in the election.

Similarly, the APC candidate in Oyo North, Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari defeated the PDP candidate, Akinwole Akinwale and that of Accord, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller.

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Greece PDP Punch Vassilis Vathrakogiannis


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