The Big 5: Oyetola, APC, INEC urge Appeal Court to uphold Osun elections; Senate will pass 2019 budget on April 30 – Saraki | Other top stories

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Oyetola, APC, INEC urge Appeal Court to uphold Osun elections

OSUN State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to uphold the governor’s victory in the governorship election held on September 22 and 27, 2018.

Their request was contained in three separate appeals they filed against the  majority judgment given by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal on March 22, 2019.

The tribunal had, in the majority judgment, given by two of its three members upheld the petition by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke and voided Oyetola and APC’s victory.

Electricity tariff in Nigeria too low to sustain steady power supply – Society of Engineers

Steady power supply in Nigeria will continue to be elusive until the tariff paid by consumers is reviewed upwards to sustain high revenue inflow to power production and distribution companies.
Engineer Adekunle Mokuolu, President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, stated this in Calabar on Wednesday while speaking at the 3rd memorial lecture in honour of Engineer John Egbe, a former national vice chairman of the Society.

Senate will pas 2019 budget on April 30 – Saraki

The 2019 budget will be passed on Tuesday, April 30, Senate President, Bukola Saraki has announced. Mr Saraki announced this on Wednesday. Furthermore, he charged the National Assembly secretariat to ensure that senators get copies of the bill ahead of passage.

Ibom Air to begin operations May 29.

Comissioner for Information and Strategy Akwa Ibom, Charles Udoh on Wednesday said the Ibom Air would commence commercial flight operations across Nigeria ahead of the swearing-in of Governor Udom Emmanuel into office for the second term on May 29, 2019.

Udoh who made the assertion during a Radio interview yesterday in Uyo said the day-to-day running of government and continued development effort even during the electioneering campaigns demonstrates that the Governor’s commitment to the development of the state.

Buhari behaved like Jonathan on herdsmen attack – Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka has said that President Muhammadu Buhari behaved “exactly like former President Goodluck Jonathan” in his response to herdsmen killings in some parts of Nigeria. This is just as he said that his generation has not done enough for the future of Nigeria.

Soyinka speaking on a BBC programme, “Hard Talk.” anchored by Zeinab Badawi, said the dreams people of his generation had about the country have not materialised.

 

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