Today’s Headlines: Buhari Baffled By Pervasive Level Of Corruption_ Shehu; May 29; Tinubu Already There – Uche Nwosu

Buhari Baffled By Pervasive Level Of Corruption_Presidency

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THE Presidency said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari was baffled by the high-level corruption still prevalent in the country, despite efforts made by his government to fight the malaise.

It, however, noted that the President was above scandal and had no account with corrupt money anywhere in the world.

Special Assistant to the President on Meda and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who stated these in an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, yesterday, said: “If you ask the President this question, (why corruption is still rife in the country), he will equally tell you he is baffled by the fact that people, who otherwise would have been in jail are riding their Rolls-Royce and their aircraft, roaming around.”

He explained that under the constitution, the President or the Executive arm could only investigate and prosecute suspected corrupt person.

However, the moment the President or the Executive arm takes these cases to court, his job is done. And it is up to the court to determine whether one is guilty or not,” he noted.

Tinubu Already There — Uche Nwosu

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The former Chief of Staff to Imo State Government, Uche Nwosu, has said that nothing would stop the All Progressive Party’s Bola Tinubu from being sworn in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come May 29th.

Nwosu while speaking with some journalists in Abuja yesterday stated that the case at the Tribunal would continue while he will be sworn in, adding that it is the outcome of the case that will justify his fate.

He said “Nothing will stop Tinubu’s swearing in. If they don’t swear him in, who becomes the President? INEC has already declared him the President-elect and as far as the law is concerned, nothing can stop him from being sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“So if anybody is going to court and saying don’t swear Tinubu in, so what do we do? What happens after 29th May, should we be without a President?

“I think the amended electoral law should have provided that before swearing in, the issue of election matters would have ended. But since it’s not there, Tinubu will be sworn in on May 29th and the Tribunal will still continue.

“Haven’t you seen where Governors are been removed, didn’t we see what happened in Osun State the first judgement, haven’t we seen in Bayelsa where the ruling party was removed. Nobody is above the law, if at the end of the day, the Tribunal says it’s not or it is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that’s the President then that will determine the matter.

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Tinubu Moves To co-opt Kwankwaso Into New Govt

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Less than two weeks to the May 29 inauguration of a new administration to be led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, indications have emerged of moves by the president-elect to co-opt the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso into the incoming government.

Daily Sun gathered that the president-elect, and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who flew the flag of NNPP in the February 25 presidential election, met for four hours in Paris, France, on Monday to discuss the possibility of working together.

It was confirmed that at the centre of the discussion was a possible involvement of Kwankwaso in the new administration under Tinubu who plans to form a government of national unity that will entail giving certain positions to the opposition parties.

A senior aide to Kwankwaso declined to confirm the meeting with Tinubu but said his boss actually travelled to France.

Daily Sun gathered that the meeting actually took place and discussed issues around the election of the legislative leaders ahead of the June 13 inauguration of the 10th national assembly.

Daily Sun gathered that Tinubu’s representatives have also been meeting with key figures in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Paris meeting between Tinubu and Kwankwaso started at 12.30 pm and ended at 4.45 pm.

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House of Reps was said to have attended the meeting while Abdulmumin Jibrin, an NNPP rep-elect and former leader of a Tinubu campaign organisation, accompanied Kwankwaso.

Oluremi Tinubu, senator and wife of president-elect received Kwankwaso’s wife, Salamatu.

Buhari Reappoints Ngige As CLE Chair, Maikyau, Others Make List

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Chief Emeka Ngige SAN, OFR as Chairman of the Council of Legal Education (CLE).

Ngige disclosed the reappointment while addressing the valedictory meeting of Council of Legal Education held on Friday 12th May 2023 at Bwari Headquarters of Nigerian Law School.

Aside from the 36 State Attorneys-General, the newly reconstituted council, also has 17 Nigerian Bar Association nominees as members. The members include NBA President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau SAN; leading Evidence Law author, Mr. Sebastine Hon SAN; Mr. Paul Harris Adakole Ogbole SAN, and Mrs. Olufunmilayo Roberts.

The reappointment is coming on the heels of a farewell dinner held in honour of members of the 2019-2023 council last weekend at Abuja. It is recalled that the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Chiroma SAN was also reappointed last December by the president for another four-year term.

The council, with the active collaboration of the Chiroma-led Nigerian Law School administration, supervised six Bar Final examinations and engaged in an unprecedented rehabilitation of the decayed school infrastructure through the launch of the Nigerian Law School Support Initiative, a pet project of Ngige.


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