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Today’s Headlines: Court Refuses To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration, Buhari Takes Tinubu On Tour Of Aso Villa

Court Refuses To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to stop the swearing-in of Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), as Nigeria’s president.

With 8,794,726 votes, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Tinubu the winner of the presidential poll held on February 25.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 657/2023, the plaintiffs — Praise Isaiah, Paul Audu and Anongu Moses — alleged that Tinubu lied on oath in his form EC9 that he was not a citizen of another country.

Buhari Takes Tinubu On Tour Of Aso Villa

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, took the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on a familiarisation tour of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari and Tinubu arrived at the Press Gallery at around 1:18 pm shortly after observing the Jummah Prayers at the Aso Villa Mosque.

“This is the Gallery where you will be meeting members of the press,” Buhari told Tinubu as both men emerged from the waiting room of the Aso Chambers.

FG Restricts Movement Around Eagle Square Ahead Of Tinubu’s Inauguration

The federal government has restricted movements around Eagle Square, the venue of the handover and inauguration parade in Abuja.

Bola Tinubu, president-elect, and Kashim Shettima, vice president-elect, will be sworn in on May 29 and begin a new administration.

Ngozi Onwudiwe, a permanent secretary in the office of the head of civil service, in a statement, said the ministry of foreign affairs and the Federal Secretariat Complex Phases I, II, and III will be blocked off by security personnel ahead of the ceremony.

Rate Of Killings Worrisome – Southern, M-Belt Leaders

LEADERS of thoughts, elder statesmen from four of the six geo-political zones of the country, under the aegis of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF led by South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark have expressed fears that increasing level of killings across the country is worrisome.

Rising from a meeting in Abuja, the Leaders have warned that the non readiness of the nation’s security agencies to bring to book and prosecute the masterminds of these acts was exposing the country to what they described as seeming state of war.

They added that it was shameful that non-state actors are allowed to openly move with dangerous weapons about and rampage the country unhindered, just as they took a swipe at the outgoing Governors for their inability to nip in the bud, the security challenges in the country.