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Tinubu’s Lawyers React As Court Orders Chicago State University To Release President’s Records To Atiku

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The legal team of President Bola Tinubu is of the opinion that the academic records from the Chicago State University would not be admissible in the Supreme Court for the purpose of prosecuting the outcome of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. 

This opinion was made known following the order by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois which ordered the Chicago State University (CSU) to release President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s academic record to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, by Monday, October 2.

In the latest judgement, Judge Nancy Maldonado of the US Court noted that CSU raised no objection to Judge Jeffery Gilbert’s decision that Tinubu’s academic record be made public.

Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is seeking the court papers to further strengthen his case in the petition challenging the declaration of Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 25 election in Nigeria.

He argued that Tinubu did not graduate from Chicago State University as claimed in his academic records.

But reacting to the latest judgement of the US court ordering the release of President Tinubu’s records, one of the lawyers on the President’s legal team, Oluwole Afolabi was quoted to have said the documents would not be useful to Atiku before the Supreme Court in Nigeria.

According to him, the Electoral Act does not allow for the introduction of new evidence on appeal.

“A party must provide a list of the documents he intends to rely on at the time his petition is filed. A party cannot spring a surprise on his adversary by introducing evidence that was not filed along with the petition,” Afolabi said in a Whatsapp note published by PM News.

Similarly, the Coordinator of the Tinubu Presidential Legal Team, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), said the documents are valueless at this point in time.

According to him, “The documents can no longer be used. It is of no value. We have passed that stage.”

“One is whether President Tinubu attended Chicago State University. The answer is yes. Second, what were his grades in school? The school had already provided that.”

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British Airways Flight Grounded in Lagos Due to Technical Fault

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– British Airways flight delayed due to technical fault
– Passengers stranded at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos
– Airline apologizes and re-accommodates passengers on other flights

A British Airways flight scheduled to depart for London from Lagos was delayed due to a technical fault, causing confusion and frustration among passengers.

The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, June 19, was eventually canceled after 1:00 am, leaving many stranded.

However, most passengers have been re-accommodated on other flights, while the remaining affected passengers have been lodged in a hotel with their meals catered for since Wednesday.

According to a passenger, the airline is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

The Regional Commercial Manager for Nigeria and Ghana, Mrs. Tutu Otuyalo, confirmed the development and apologized for the delay.

“We have been in contact with our customers to apologize for the delay to their flight, caused by a technical issue with the aircraft,” she said. “The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do.”

In addition, Mrs. Otuyalo assured that the majority of customers have been re-accommodated on other flights, and the team is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

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Celeste Arantes, Mother of Brazilian Soccer Icon Pele, Dies at 101

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– Celeste Arantes, Pele’s mother, passes away at 101
– Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, pays tribute to his grandmother
– Arantes taught Pele the value of love and peace from a young age

Celeste Arantes, the mother of Brazilian football legend Pele, has passed away at the age of 101, her family announced in a statement on Friday.

Accordingly, Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, took to social media to pay tribute to his grandmother, saying “Rest in peace, grandma” and sharing a heartfelt photo of them together.

Moreover, Arantes gave birth to Pele when she was just 17 years old and went on to have another son, Jair, who passed away in 2020.

In a tribute to his mother on her 100th birthday, Pele wrote on Instagram, “From a young age, she taught me the value of love and peace.”

Additionally, Pele shared three photos of them together at different stages in his life, showcasing their strong bond.

 

 

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