Today’s Headlines:S’Court Decides Tinubu-Shettima’s Fate, Fire Engulfs Ganduje’s Resident
Anxiety as Supreme Court Decides Tinubu-Shettima’s Fate
There is palpable fear and anxiety ahead of the landmark Supreme Court judgment regarding the victory of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
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Source: Daily Post Nigeria
The Supreme Court will today, Friday, decide on Tinubu’s victory over the alleged double nomination by his running mate, Kashim ShettiItma.DAILY POST reports that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is seeking Tinubu and the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima’s disqualification, over alleged double nomination.
PDP claimed the act violated the electoral laws. The appellant anchored its appeal on the claims that the appellate court erred in law when it dismissed its appeal and affirmed the judgment of a trial court that held that the suit was incompetent and lacking in merit. PDP pointed out that the ruling party breached the law by nominating Shettima as the senatorial candidate for Borno Central and as the vice-presidential candidate.
Fire engulfs Ganduje’s residence
The information available to Vanguard has it that the residence of the outgoing Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been engulfed by fire.
The multi-million naira residence located at Miagun road, behind Kano Club, Nasarawa GRA, and where the Governor was expected to move into after his tenure was gutted by fire late Monday night. A source familiar with the development, who spoke on condition of anonymity said the fire incident affected the Governor’s reared cows and many of the animals died in the inferno, with other multi-million naira property razed down.
The source said the fire started during the cause of welding metal by workers working to give the house a befitting new look. Meanwhile, efforts to reach the spokesperson of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Yusif proved abortive as he declined to confirm whether or not the incident happened.
I know the extent of tasks ahead, won’t fail Nigerians – Tinubu
President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said yesterday he understands the magnitude of the tasks ahead as he prepares to take on the mantle of leadership, assuring that he would not disappoint Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu spoke, yesterday, after being conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, GCFR, the highest national honor by President Buhari, in Abuja. Senator Kashim Shettima, the vicepresident-elect, was equally bestowed with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON.
Tinubu, who was declared winner of the February 25 presidential election after defeating Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, told President Buhari to “expect knocks” on his door.
Japa: Experts explain implications, impacts of UK ban
As reactions continue to trail the ban imposed on immigrant students from bringing members of their family into the United Kingdom as dependants, among other provisions of the law, some experts in the field of immigration and education have shed more light on the new policy and its implications on the pursuit of acquiring international education.
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Education researcher, Dr. Peter Ogudoro, in his reaction to the development that had been generating a lot of buzzes mostly from people of Nigerian origin, said records have shown that the United Kingdom as a country and as a government had been generous and welcoming concerning Nigerians who like to come to the UK to study.
He explained that the UK government never made it very difficult for people who genuinely want to improve their knowledge and skills and enhance their capacity to be able to enjoy a quality life and be globally competitive. Noting that Nigerians, upon recognizing this fact, and of course influenced by the good examples made by people who had benefited from the education offered by the UK government, Ogudoro, however, also argued that poverty was a factor driving people out of the country.