Tinubu wins twice as the court clears the way for the inauguration and Wike calls on the FG to increase funding for the Nigerian police

The Supreme Court has given a judicial seal of approval for the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, on May 29, with the dismissal of a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking their disqualification from the 2023 presidential election. Continue Reading>>>>

This was as a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice James Omotoso has imposed a fine of N17 million on three litigants and their lawyer for filing a frivolous suit seeking to stop the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Supreme Court yesterday held that PDP’s suit seeking the disqualification of Tinubu and Shetima on ground of alleged double nomination by Shettima was grossly lacking in merit and dismissed it. Continue Reading>>>>

Justice Adamu Jauro, who delivered the lead judgment, also awarded a fine of N2 million against PDP for meddling into the internal affairs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the conduct of its primary elections and nomination of its candidates.

Justice Jauro agreed with Tinubu’s lawyer, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) that PDP acted as a busybody and meddlesome interloper in the ways and manners it dabbled into APC’s affairs unjustly.

Wike Urges FG To Increase Funding To Police

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged the federal government to increase funding to the Nigeria police to enable it perform better.

Speaking during the inauguration of the Police Tactical Operations Centre in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area yesterday, Wike maintained that any government that cannot protect life and property, fight crime and make people live happily does not have any business in governance.

He said his administration understands such importance and had unrelentingly provided necessary logistics to the state police command, to strengthen the capacity of police officers to do their best in keeping crime rate at its lowest level in Rivers State.

Fear Of US Visa Ban Rocks Atiku, Obi Camps
THE 20-minute telephone conversation between United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, last Tuesday is causing fears in the camps of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi.

 

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Inside sources informed Sentry that the development came to both men, who are challenging Tinubu’s victory in court as a rude shock, saying that it was the least they and their supporters expected after their “strenuous efforts” to discredit the election.

Coming a few hours after an announcement by the US that it might place visa bans on some Nigerians believed to have worked against the country’s democratic progress, Blinken’s call to Tinubu and the tone of their interaction are said to have left the presidential aspirants confused as they now fear that they and not Tinubu or his supporters, could be the ones being targeted for the ban.

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