President Muhammadu Buhari, in his farewell broadcast to Nigeria ahead of Monday’s inauguration, said he is leaving Nigeria better than in 2015. During the live broadcast at 7 am on Sunday, Buhari stressed that he felt fulfilled that he had placed Nigeria on the path of transformation and development. He appreciated Nigerians’ support for him in the past eight years. Buhari specially thanked Nigerians for their prayers when he was ill during his first term in office.
Outgoing Lawmakers, Aides To Get N30.2b Severance Allowances
Senators and members of the House of Representatives will be sharing a total of N30.2 billion as severance allowance when the 9th National Assembly winds down next month, Also to benefit from the said sum are aides of the federal lawmakers. Severance package or gratuity is money paid to lawmakers and their aides at the end of their four-year tenure. The amount in question is already captured in the 2023 Appropriation Act passed by the National Assembly and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Deliver On Campaign Promises Or Get Removed - Buhari Tells Govs-elect
President Muhammadu Buhari has encouraged the newly-elected and returning governors to deliver on their campaign promises or get ready to be voted out in the next elections. Buhari spoke on Monday during the induction of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) organised ahead of the May 29 inauguration. President Buhari was represented by Ibrahim Gambari, his chief of staff who stressed that Buhari’s government has tackled the nation’s challenges, including infrastructure, agriculture and strengthening the armed forces. “The road has been bumpy due to a challenging fiscal climate, but I am proud to state as we leave office in about two weeks, that we have built a firm foundation for a prosperous Nigeria,” Buhari said. “Despite the difficult fiscal conditions, we remained committed to our promises. These key areas were strategically targeted.
Presidential Election Tribunal Begins Pre-hearing Today
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will begin hearing of the petitions filed before it by aggrieved opposition parties against the election of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu today, Monday May 8. The petition, jointly filed by Obi and his party, has the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu, and Kashim Shettima as the respondents. Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and PDP presidential candidate, who is among the petitioners hinged his petition on five grounds asking the court to order the electoral body to conduct a fresh election following alleged irregularities at polling units during the presidential poll.
Obi, Atiku, Tinubu, Shettima, INEC To Call 237 Witnesses For Presidential Tribunal
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, will call about 150 witnesses to prove their cases against the conduct and outcome of the February 25 presidential election. The President-elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu; his deputy, Kashim Shettima; the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission have proposed 39, 21, 25 and two witnesses, respectively.
President-elect, Bola Tinubu Jets Out Of Nigeria Ahead Swearing-in
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday, left Nigeria for Europe with many speculations going around that the President-elect is on a working visit to meet with potential investors. This was contained in a statement issued by the President-elect media aid, Tunde Rahman. Tinubu will also use the opportunity to make his final preparations for his inauguration without Unnecessary pressure and distractions come May 29.
Tinubu Is Resting In Europe Ahead Of His Inauguration - APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) announced on Thursday that Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, is currently taking a rest in Europe ahead of his inauguration on May 29. Felix Morka, the APC National Publicity Secretary, confirmed this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.