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Today’s Headlines: Shettima’s nomination: You’re meddlesome interlopers, Supreme Court tells Atiku, PDP; Mbah, Enugu Gov-Elect Declares Assets

You’re Meddlesome Interlopers, S’Court Tells Atiku

The Supreme Court yesterday hit out at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for seeking the disqualification of Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima over alleged double nomination in the run-up to the last elections.

The apex court dismissed an appeal by the PDP, which would have truncated Monday’s inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu, as not only lacking merit but also frivolous.

A separate suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja by three individuals challenging Tinubu’s age and citizenship was similarly thrown out by the court.

The Supreme Court upheld the January 13, 2023 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja and the March 24, 2023 ruling of the Court of Appeal on the case in which the PDP sought Shettima’s disqualification on the grounds that he “knowingly allowed himself to be nominated in two constituencies as Senator Borno Central District and as Vice Presidential candidate” of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mbah, Enugu Gov-Elect Declares Assets

Governor-elect of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, has declared his assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

He said that it was obligatory of every public officer to do so as required by law.

Mbah, who visited the South East Zonal Office of the CCB in Enugu, on Friday, to submit his assets declaration forms, said the exercise was critical in the promotion of transparency and accountability in governance.

The governor-elect spoke to newsmen after submitting the declaration forms to the Federal Commissioner in charge the South East office of the CCB, Benedict Umeano. He said: “As the Chief Executive, we are meant to uphold the law. It is also incumbent on us to act lawfully, and what we have simply done here today is in line with the new direction of my career.

“As you also know, I am now migrating from the corporate environment to the public sector; and in the private sector, we have Codes of Corporate Governance and here in the public sector, we also have the Code of Conduct for the public servants.

Kano Gov-Elect, Abba Invites Sanusi II To Swearing-In

The Kano State Governor-elect, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has invited the 14th Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II to his swearing-in scheduled for May 29th, 2023.

The invitation letter going viral on social media was dated May 26th and personally signed by the governor-elect.

The letter said the epoch-making event will hold at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofa Mata, at 9.00 am.

It read, “As you are aware that the 2023 election into the office of the governor was conducted in Kano State on 18th March 2023, to which by the Grace of Almighty Allah SWT I emerged as the winner and subsequently issued with a certificate of return by INEC. It is, therefore, my great pleasure to invite you to my swearing-in ceremony along with my Deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo.

I Had Aggressive Breast Cancer, Underwent Two Operations_ Diezani

A former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has told an Abuja High Court that she has not been in Nigeria since May 2015 because of cancer treatment.

This was revealed in a writ of summons against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).

Alison-Madueke is asking for damages of N100 billion “for the false, injurious, malicious and libelous publications.”

She said the EFCC and AGF defamed her by claiming she is corrupt.

According to Alison-Madueke, toward the end of the tenure of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, she was diagnosed with “the most aggressive form of breast cancer” which she identified as “Triple Negative Cancer.”

She left for England on May 22, 2015 “in order to undertake a critical course of treatment, which consisted of two operations, eight months of intensive chemotherapy and five weeks of radiotherapy”.

Since then, she said in the court papers, she has remained in England “undergoing medical care and treatment.”