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Atiku, Obi Reveal Next Move After Tinubu’s Victory At Presidential Tribunal



The presidential candidates of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Atiku, have both rejected the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) that upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu.

Recall the tribunal, on Wednesday, affirmed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, 2023, presidential election as the rightful winner of the election.

The tribunal held that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, did not successfully prove his petition seeking to remove Tinubu from office.

The court also struck out the petition filed by LP and Obi for lack of merit while ruling on whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was right to return Tinubu as duly elected by a majority of lawful votes cast.

Speaking through his team of lawyers led by Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN) after the court sitting on Wednesday night, Obi vowed to appeal the judgement of the tribunal.

The former Governor of Anambra warned that if care is not taken, the electoral jurisprudence would disappear in the country, stressing that the court process should be seamless.

He stressed that petitioners who are dissatisfied with the outcome of an election may resort to self-help if they continue to find it very difficult to establish their case owing to obstacles from government institutions like INEC.

The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar while speaking through his team of lawyers led by Chris Uche (SAN) on Wednesday night, said he only got a judgement from the court and not justice according to the law.

The PDP candidate said he was expecting an outcome that would encourage the use of technology to enhance election management, transparency, and accountability so that Nigerians will believe in democracy.

The former Vice President said he was dissatisfied with the judgement of the court and has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to set aside the election of President Bola Tinubu.

He said: “Judgement has just been delivered, but we have not received justice. Luckily, the Constitution has given us the right to go on appeal.

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Nnamdi Kanu seeks negotiation with FG over trial



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– Nnamdi Kanu seeks negotiation with FG over ongoing trial
– Kanu’s lawyer moves two applications before the Federal High Court
– FG’s counsel says defendant should approach Attorney General for negotiation

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has expressed willingness to negotiate with the Federal Government over his ongoing trial.

Through his counsel, Alloy Ejimakor, Kanu informed the Federal High Court in Abuja of his intention to seek negotiation under Section 17 of the Federal High Court Act.

Ejimakor had earlier moved two applications before the court, including one objecting to the jurisdiction of the court. If the applications are denied, Kanu’s lawyer plans to invoke Section 17, which promotes reconciliation and amicable settlement among parties.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government’s counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, stated that the defendant should approach the Attorney General of the Federation for negotiation.

Justice Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, clarified that the court’s role is to hear cases, not to solicit negotiations. Kanu has been in DSS custody since June 2021, facing terrorism-related charges levelled against him by the government.

His lawyer’s latest move may signal a potential shift in the case’s trajectory.

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30,000 Students to Benefit from FG’s Interest-Free Loan Scheme



– Over 30,000 students selected for federal government’s student loan scheme
– Scheme aims to support underprivileged students in pursuing higher education
– Loan is interest-free and does not require a “godfather”

The federal government’s student loan scheme has selected over 30,000 students to benefit from the initiative.

This was announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio during a visit to the Nigeria Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies in Abuja.

Akpabio praised the student loan bill, signed into law by President Bola Tinubu, for enabling vulnerable Nigerian students to access higher education without financial burdens.

He expressed his personal admiration for the bill, stating it is one of the most important bills passed by the 10th National Assembly.

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has assured the public that every eligible Nigerian student will benefit from the interest-free loan program.

Thee application process will be open, fair, and transparent, without requiring a “godfather,” according to Dr. Fred Femi Akinfala, NELFUND’s Executive Director of Finance and Administration.

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