Today’s Headlines: Presidential Inauguration: Obi didn’t call for boycott, postponement–LP, Biden administration announces plan to curb emmissions from plants

Presidential inauguration: Obi didn’t call for boycott, postponement – LP

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The leadership of the Labour Party has distanced its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, from allegation that he called for the postponement of May 29 inauguration ceremony for the swearing-in of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The rebuttal was issued in Abuja on Thursday by the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh.

Recall that the Lamidi Apapa-led faction of LP has disclosed that his camp was not among the party members calling for a shift in Tinubu’s swearing in, pending the determination of the petitions before the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

According to him, he has always been of the opinion that the inauguration “may not have any impact on the ongoing legal tussle on the presidential election involving our party, APC and INEC.”

Lamidi, who spoke through the faction’s image maker, Abayomi Arabambi, posited that the Electoral Act and the Constitution of Nigeria did not give room for a vacuum.

He said, “What Peter Obi is crying for is not supported by the law. A refusal to swear-in Tinubu as President on May 29, will create a vacuum in the system, saying the law does not allow this.

Biden administration announces plan to curb emissions from power plants

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President Joe Biden’s administration on Thursday announced plans to curb planet-warming emissions from the nation’s power stations, as part of the United States’ efforts to combat climate change.

Starting from 2030, the proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would target fossil fuel electricity production with increasingly stringent carbon reduction requirements, including compelling some coal plants to directly capture pollution from their smokestacks.

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“EPA’s proposal relies on proven, readily available technologies to limit carbon pollution and seizes the momentum already underway in the power sector to move toward a cleaner future,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a statement.

Bauchi fatal crash claims 8 lives, 7 others injured

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Bauchi State Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that 8 persons were killed while 7 others were injured in a fatal road traffic crash.

The crash was reported by RS 12.12 Darazo/Zebra 45 in Darazo LGA of Bauchi State as contained in a FIR released to Journalists by the Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi.

According to the RTC report, the fatal crash occurred at Kili village on the Darazo – Kari Federal Highway on Thursday, 11/5/2023 at 1203hrs, reported at 1205hrs while the time of arrival at the scene for rescue operation was 1210hrs giving a response time of 5 minutes.

It was a lone traffic crash involving a Gray VW Sharon mini bus with vehicle registration number, BCH 465 XA belonging to the fleet of NURTW, used for commercial purposes.

The FIR stated that “the total number of people involved in the crash were 15 made up of 4 male adults, 6 female adults , 2 male children and 3 female children.”

The FIR further contained that the number of people injured was 7 comprising 1 male adult, 4 female adults and 2 female children while those killed were 8 made up of 3 male adults, 2 female adults, 2 male children and 1 female child.

I’ll Help Tinubu Formulate Good Policies – Akpabio

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Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, and aspirant for the Senate President position, Sen.Godswil Akpabio, has he is committed to helping President-elect, Bola Tinubu formulate good policies for Nigeria.

The senator-elect stated this when a group of young professionals under the umbrella of Senator Akpabio Vanguard, paid him a solidarity visit yesterday.

He noted that with over 23 years of experience as a public servant, he is committed to helping the Tinubu in formulating good policies and laws that will be impactful on the lives of Nigerians.

The senator further said that when elected as president of the senate, he will work hand in hand with the presidency to ensure that poverty, insecurity, and other social vices are flushed out, while also promising to build youth and women of integrity that the society can reckon with.

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