The Late 5: Court refuses to stop Buhari from swearing in Tanko Muhammad as substantive CJN; Assassins after me, my son for supporting Buhari – Mrs Obasanjo | Other stories

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Assassins after me, my son for supporting Buhari – Mrs Obasanjo

Wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo has said that her life and that of her son Olujonwo is under threat due to their decision to support President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election.

According to her, the assassins intend to kill her first and make it appear as an armed robbery operation. According to her, the second phase of the plot is to kill her son, Olujonwo in another armed robbery attack.

I was promised bribe to compromise elections – Kwara REC

Malam Garba Madami, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara on Monday said that he resisted money offered by politicians to compromise the just concluded 2019 general elections in the state.

There was pressure by politicians who offered me money to compromise the 2019 general elections in Kwara state but I stood my ground and refused to give in.”

Court refuses to stop Buhari from swearing in Tanko Muhammad as substantive CJN

The Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an ex parte application for an order stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from swearing in Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The main suit filed by Malcom Omirhobo Foundation, a group being promoted and represented in court by a lawyer, Mr. Malcom Omirhobo, is challenging Muhammad’s fitness to hold the office of the CJN.

Tanker truck explodes in Niger, 55 persons feared down

At least 55 people were killed on Monday in Niger when a tanker truck exploded near a petrol station in the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum said.

The explosion happened as some residents were trying to siphon fuel from the tanker near the airport, the minister wrote on Twitter.

Our lawmakers-elect free to contest NASS leadership – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has restated its earlier stance that despite being a minority in the incoming National Assembly, its members could seek to lead the legislative chambers.

The opposition party, however, said it is yet to decide on who to support for the National Assembly leadership positions.

 

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