Today’s Headlines: Nigeria Invests Heavily In Youths – Buhari, Tinubu Jets Out Of Nigeria

Nigeria invests heavily in youths – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigeria has been investing heavily in its young population.

Buhari said youths have proven they can drive the change process and contribute positively to the socio-economic growth of their communities.

The President made the remarks while declaring open the Commonwealth Youth and Students Summit in Abuja.

Buhari said his administration had performed well in youth development, ensuring strong platforms through which youths can hone their leadership skills.

Represented by Chief of Staff Ibrahim Gambari, he pledged Nigeria would continuously create an enabling environment for young people to reach their potential.

Buhari expressed optimism that the summit will reach actionable policy decisions that will further enhance the development and productivity of the youth.

Tinubu jets out of Nigeria

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, left Nigeria for Europe on a working visit.

This is coming Two weeks after he returned to the country from a trip to London, Saudi Arabia and Paris.

This was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.

According to the statement, Tinubu will use the opportunity of the trip to finetune the transition plans and programmes, and his policy options with some of his key aides without unnecessary pressures and distractions.

During the visit, the President-elect will engage with investors and other key allies with the goal of marketing investment opportunities in the country and his administration’s readiness to enable a business-friendly climate through policies and regulations.

The statement read, “Already, meetings with multi-sectoral actors in Europe’s business community including manufacturing, agriculture, tech and energy have been lined up.”

Court dismisses another petition challenging Tinubu’s victory

The Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed another petition filed by the Action Peoples Party (APP) seeking to upturn Bola Tinubu’s victory as Nigeria’s president-elect.

A five-member panel of the court led by Haruna Tsammani had on Monday dismissed a petition by the Action Alliance (AA) following the party’s withdrawal of its case against Mr Tinubu’s victory.

Mr Tinubu who contested the 25 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), faced five separate petitions challenging his victory in the wake of his declaration by INEC as the winner of the poll.

The petitioners included political parties and their candidates including Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi. They lodged their complaints over the conduct of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

They urged the court to nullify Mr Tinubu’s victory and order a fresh poll amongst other prayers.

NASS: Reverse endorsements of anointed candidates, group urges APC

A group under the aegis of Renewed Hope Professionals, (RHP) has urged the All Progressive Congress (APC) to reverse the endorsements of “anointed candidates’ in the National Assembly leadership race.

This is contained in a statement signed by RHP Coordinator, Mr Kinu Kabirwa.

The group said that endorsing a candidate violates the provisions of Section 50 sub section 1b of the Constitution.

Recall that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC on Monday, announced Sen. Godswill Akpabio and Rep. Tajudeen Abass as consensus candidates for Senate President and Speaker positions respectively.

The group called on the President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu to reverse the decision of the NWC to allow for the independence of the legislature.

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