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Todays Headlines:Tinubu, Others Ask Tribunal To Dismiss Atiku’s Doc.;Uzodimma Picked As PGF Chairman

Tinubu, Others Ask Tribunal To Dismiss Atiku’s Document

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have opposed the admissibility of documents tendered as evidence in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Atiku, seeking to remove Tinubu from office.

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During the proceeding yesterday before the Presidential Election Petition Court, (PEPC), Atiku, through his counsel, Chris Uche (SAN), said the team has prepared a second schedule of documents to be tendered.

He said the documents dated May 30 and filed on May 31 were fully served on the parties involved.

Among the documents tendered in evidence by the petitioners through Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) were certified true copies of Form EC8A downloaded from INEC Result Viewing Portal (IREV). Form EC8As are sheets used for collection of results at the polling units level.

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Uzodimma Picked As PGF Chairman

Imo State governor Hope Uzodimma, has emerged the new chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), an umbrella body of governors elected on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

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This is just as the governors met with the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

Although details of the meeting which were held behind closed doors were sketchy, LEADERSHIP gathered that it was part of ongoing consultations on the party’s zoning arrangement for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.

Speaking after the meeting with the APC NWC, Governor Uzodimma parries the issue of the National Assembly leadership, noting however that the party will continue to talk and convince stakeholders.

Cost Of Governance: We Don’t Need Both Senate And Reps, Says Shekarau

The senator representing Kano Central, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Wednesday, decried Nigeria’s high cost of governance, advising President Bola Tinubu on the need to cut down the number of federal lawmakers.

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“Left to me, we don’t need to have the two chambers, the two houses,” he said during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

“It’s costing the country. I agree, a democracy means getting as many involved as possible, but the way it is going on now, it’s almost 500 legislators nationwide; I don’t think we really need this much at the moment.”

The National Assembly is made up of 109 senators and 360 House of Representatives members.

Breaking: Flying Eagles dump out Argentina, zoom into quarter-finals

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have beaten Argentina 2-0 to qualify for the Under-20 World Cup quarter-finals.

Phtotos Credits: PM News

After a goalless first half in the match which ended early Thursday morning, the Nigerian side opened scoring against the host country on 61 minutes.

Ibrahim Muhammad pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area and beat the goalkeeper with a shot into the bottom right corner to make it 0-1.

Three minutes later, Ume Emmanuel jinks his way past two defenders and from the edge of the box had an effort which went just wide of the right post.

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