Today’s Headline: We Won’t Tolerate Technicalities Court Warns, AA Withdraws Petition Against Tinubu

Presidential Election Petitions: We won’t tolerate technicalities, court warns

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The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, on Monday, held its inaugural session, a legal ritual that precedes the actual hearing of petitions seeking to nullify the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

At the session, a five-member panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal that will hear and determine all the five petitions challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the presidential election, were revealed.

Whereas the panel will be headed by the Presiding Justice (PJ) of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, Justice Haruna Tsammani, other members of the panel are; Justice Stephen Adah (PJ Asaba Division), Justice Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf (Asaba Division), Justice Boluokuromo Ugo (Kano Division), as well as Justice Abba Mohammed (Ibadan Division).

AA withdraws petition against Tinubu’s victory

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The Action Alliance (AA) has withdrawn its petition against the victory of Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, presidential election.

The party announced its withdrawal at the pre-hearing session of the presidential election tribunal on Monday.

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Oba Maduabuchi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is leading the legal team of the party.

Prior to the announcement of the withdrawal, another lawyer had announced himself as the representative of the AA.

However, no reason was given for the withdrawal.

10th NASS: A zone must not have two Presiding officers, Group tells APC, Tinubu

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AHEAD of the formal announcement of zoning of positions of Presiding officers for the Senate and the House of Representatives by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, a group under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress, APC Integrity Group has asked Senator Abdullahi Adamu led National Working Committee, NWC to ensure that no one geo-political zone of the country produces two Presiding officers.

According to the group, the President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu for equity and Justice must ensure that the positions are distributed among the zones rather than one zone getting two positions for both the Upper and lower Chambers in the yet-to-be-inaugurated 10th National Assembly.

The Presiding offices are the President of the Senate; the Deputy Senate President; the Speaker, House of Representatives and the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives.

Minister Expresses Satisfaction As 80,000 Candidates Sit For Rescheduled JAMB Exam

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Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the rescheduled 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Adamu, who alongside Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, monitored the exam at the Computer Based Test (CBT) centre located in Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro, Abuja, expressed delight over the smooth conduct of the exercise.

He said: “I am very happy with what I have seen. The (temporary) holding room (for candidates) , and the arrangement in which they are taking the examination, I think everything is in order.

While saying no negative incident was recorded in the conduct of the UTME at the CBT centre, the minister, however, made a case for a temporary holding place for candidates waiting for the scheduled time of the exam.

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