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Today’s Headlines: Tinubu Knows It Was Buhari Who Allowed Him To Win February Election-Presidency; Imo Govt Laments FG’s Failure To Refund Money Spent On Federal Roads

Tinubu Knows It Was Buhari Who Allowed Him To Win February Election – Presidency

The Presidency has revealed that it was President Muhammadu Buhari who allowed the president-elect, Bola Tinubu to win the February 25 presidential election. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, stated this in an interview, adding that this was why Tinubu took his certificate of return first to go and show Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.

SaharaReporters had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC declared Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election despite several irregularities and non-adherence to some rules and regulations set out for the election. The Chairman of the electoral umpire, Prof Mahmood Yakubu who announced the result of the election declared that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat fellow contenders – Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 6,984,520 votes, Labour Party’s Peter Obi had 6,101,533 votes to come third and candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso with 1,496,687 votes.

Imo Govt Laments FG’s Failure To Refund Money Spent On Federal Roads

Imo State government on Thursday lamented over the failure of the Federal Government under the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari to refund the huge amount of money spent on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of federal roads by the state government.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate in Imo State and the Commissioner for Works, Barr Ralph Nwosu told newsmen in Owerri that the Imo Government has completed and commissioned two federal roads in the state namely the Owerri/Okigwe roads and the Owerri/Orlu roads while the Owerri/Mbaise/Umuahia road is ongoing adding that no money has been yet refunded to the state.

He disclosed unfolded plans by the state government to kick start a second phase of a 100klm road revolution across the 27 council areas of the state.

CJN Swears In 39 Additional Judges For 2023 Election Petition

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on Thursday swore in 39 additional judges to man the election petition tribunals currently sitting across the federation.

The CJN, during the ceremony which took place at the Supreme Court, said the judges were found worthy to be appointed as additional members of tribunals that have been saddled with an “avalanche of petitions” trailing the 2023 general election.

I Stopped Celebrating Birthdays Since Chibok Girls’ Abduction – Edwin Clark

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A former Minister of Information and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark has said he stopped celebrating his birthdays since the Chibok schoolgirls were abducted in Borno State. Recall that over 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted by gunmen from their hostels on April 14, 2014.

The incident sparked local and international outrage with leaders and activists putting enormous pressure on the Nigerian government to rescue the girls while offering intelligence and support. Speaking on the occasion of his 96th birthday celebration on Thursday at his residence in Abuja, where prominent personalities including top politicians gathered, Clark said, he had not been celebrating his birthday since the incident because it was the worst experience any country could have.