The Big 5: Buhari’s govt driving Nigeria towards disaster, instability – Obasanjo; Atiku, PDP seeks permission to inspect INEC’s server | Other top stories

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Buhari’s govt driving Nigeria towards disaster, instability – Obasanjo 

In a recent interview with Premium Times, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”. He said this at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun.

Nigeria’s worse off than in 1993 – MKO Abiola’s son

Abdulmumuni,  son of the late Chief MKO Abiola, has bemoaned the lack of progress in the country since 1993. Speaking on the June 12 (Democracy Day) the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola’s son lamented that the education and health sectors had collapsed.

It is time to work together – Gbajabiamila

In his acceptance speech after emerging as Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila said he would hold the office in trust for all and encouraged everyone in the House to work together.

I’ll be fair to all – Lawan

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has promised to lead as a servant and be fair to all. In his maiden address after polling 79 votes to beat his only challenger, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, who garnered 28 votes,  Lawan said political, ethnic and religious considerations would have no place under his watch.

Atiku, PDP seeks permission to inspect INEC’s server

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Tuesday fixed Wednesday for hearing of an application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar for permission to inspect the server with which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly transmit the election results electronically.

In their petition before the tribunal, the PDP and Atiku are claiming that they won the February 23 presidential election as per the results fed into INEC’s server, a claim the electoral umpire has consistently faulted.

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