Today’s Headlines: Buhari confers GCFR honour on Tinubu, Corruption resides in Aso Rock – Ortom

Buhari confers GCFR honour on Tinubu

Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari, has conferred the National Honour of Grand Commander of Order of Federal Republic, (GCFR) on the incoming President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Buhari conferred the honour on Tinubu at the ongoing Investiture Ceremony in Abuja on Thursday.

The GCFR honour comes as part of the Investiture Ceremony for the President-Elect and his Vice, Kashim Shettima.

Recall that Buhari had expressed his eagerness to hand over in the next few days.

President Buhari will hand over next Monday, on May 29, to the President-Elect, Tinubu.

Corruption resides in Aso Rock – Ortom

The out-going Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has alleged that ” corruption resides in the (Presidential) Villa”.

Ortom who made the allegation while featuring on Arise Television interview, accused the Nigeria seat of power of orchastrating his defeat at the senatorial poll.

The Governor who, however, said that he had forgiven and let go, claimed that they wanted him out by all means “because they thought I was on their way.”

“The celebration of my defeat which was orchastrated by the (Presidential) Villa showed they wanted me out at all cost. Monies were spent to stop me.”

Obama mourns Tina Turner

Former U.S President, Barack Obama has expressed sadness over the sudden demise of American-born rock-n-roll singer, Tina Turner.

His condolence message is contained in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter page.

The former president described her as the “Queen of Rock and Roll whose light will never fade.”

In his tweet, Obama wrote; “Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy.

“Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade.”

Her death was announced on Wednesday evening by Bernard Doherty, her longtime publicist. She died at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, near Zurich. She was 83-years-old.

FEC approves WEE policy for optimal growth

The Federal Executive Council has approved an empowerment policy for women in the country.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, who disclosed this to State House correspondents, on Wednesday in Abuja, expressed the hope that the new policy, called WEE, would help bring about optimal development in the country. She said: “Yesterday, the Federal Executive Council approved the WEE Policy. The WEE Policy is Women’s Economic Empowerment. It is a policy dialogue that we’ve been working on for over one year.

”We’ve traversed all around the country to the 36 states, having dialogues with the private sector, rural dwellers, to find the best way to empower women and get them into the mainstream of nation building.” Tallen said, “You’ll agree with me that women constitute over 50 percent of the population, and the surest way to national development is to involve the total population of the country.