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Tinubu signs new law on uniformity of retirement age for judicial officers

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assented to the 1999 Constitutional Amendment Bill on the uniformity of retirement age for judicial officers in Nigeria.

In a terse statement on Thursday, Abiodun Oladunjoye, the Director of Information to the President, said Tinubu signed into law the “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No. 37), 2023,” presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly.

With the signing of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, judicial officers’ retirement age and pension rights have been effectively brought into uniformity, among other related matters.

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While signing the amendment bill into law, Tinubu pledged his administration’s dedication to strengthening the judiciary, ensuring the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to execute their responsibilities effectively.

The presidential assent to the amendment bill means that the retirement age of High Court judges has changed from 65 to 70 years.

Why I Visited Tinubu – Gov Eno

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has explained reasons why he visited President Bola Tinubu.

He disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday after meeting with the president at the Presidential Villa.

Recall that Eno is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party and his party is still in court challenging the emergence of Tinubu as president.

According to him, the purpose of the visit was to extend congratulations on the President’s election victory and swearing-in, as well as to express unwavering support, commitment, and loyalty to the President and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Governor Eno emphasised the need for unity and collaboration between the state and federal government to ensure that the people of Akwa Ibom can fully benefit from democracy.

Trump’s former vice- president, Pence, declares presidential bid

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Former US vice president Mike Pence launched his presidential campaign Wednesday by framing the Republican nomination as a choice between “reckless” Donald Trump and the Constitution — arguing that his old boss’s bid to overturn the last election should bar him from returning in 2024.

Offering a spirited defense of the Trump White House’s policies, the deeply religious former radio talk show host and Indiana governor said he was proud to stand with his running mate “every single day” during the 2017-21 administration.

But he drew the line at the then-president’s incitement of a crowd to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021, as Pence was inside, overseeing the certification of Joe Biden’s election win.

“As I’ve said many times, on that fateful day, president Trump’s words were reckless and endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol,” Pence told supporters in Ankeny, Iowa.

“The American people deserve to know that on that day, President Trump also demanded that I choose between him and the Constitution. Now voters will be faced with the same choice. I chose the Constitution and I always will.”

Pence honed a reputation as an unstintingly loyal vice president who stuck with Trump throughout a scandal-plagued four years in the White House and brought the religious right into the tent.

But the evangelical Christian’s refusal to follow Trump’s urging and use his role as president of the Senate to sabotage the 2020 election made him a pariah with Trump’s fanatical base — and the populist firebrand himself.

I have come back to restructure APC in Osun – Aregbesola

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A former Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has stated that he has come back to restructure the All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun State.

The former two term governor of Osun State who maintained that he did not offend anybody also sought forgiveness from persons who felt aggrieved by him.

Aregbesola made this known on Wednesday as residents of the state and members of the Osun APC welcomed him back to the state.

At the event, which was held at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, Aregbesola explained that it was unfortunate that ‘some people’ mismanaged the affairs of the APC and ran it aground.

He said he had in 2019 called for the unity of the party with a warning that failure to unite different interest groups in the party would not produce any good result.

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