Hear Is List Of Politicians Vying For Senate Presidency And Speaker Of The House Of Representative

As the 10th National Assembly is set to be inaugurated in June 2023, many politicians in the All Progressive Congress have expressed their interest in vying for the Senate Presidency and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. According to the video that was shared by Channels Television the names of the interested persons are:




Senate President

1. Dave Umahi: he is the current Governor of Ebonyi state. He won his election bid to represent Ebonyi South at the Senate.



2. Barau Jibrin: He is a seasoned politician and won his reelection to represent Kano North senatorial zone.



3. Godswill Akpabio: the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state won his second senatorial election and is ready and poised to become the Senate president.


4. Sani Musa: he is currently representing Niger East senatorial zone in the Nigerian Senate.



5. Osita Izunaso: he is the Senator representing the good people of Imo West Senatorial zone.



6. Ahmad Lawan: he needs no introduction as he is the current Senate president of Nigeria. He is also interested in holding to the position for another 4 years.



7. Orji Uzor Kalu: He is the current Chief Whip of the Senate and the Senator representing the good people of Abia North senatorial zone.


Speaker of The House of Representatives

1. Benjamin Kalu (Abia): he is the member representing Bends Federal Constituency.

2. Tajudeen Abbas (Kaduna): He is the member representing Zaria Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.



3. Muktar Betara Aliyu (Borno): he is the member representing the good people of Bayo, Biu, Kwaya-Kusar and Shani federal constituency.



 he is a member representing the good people of Pankshin,p Kanke, Kanam federal constituency.





The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Adebayo Adewole has spoken about his observations on the general elections.

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Speaking in an interview, Adewole said INEC as a whole led by professor Mahmood Yakubu didn't make a decision to support a particular party in the elections. He said what he observed is that there are fraudulent people in INEC who secretly worked for various political parties, including the Labour Party in different regions all over the country.

About 1:00 minutes into a video shared on YouTube by MIC ON PODCAST, Adewole said: "You can see that I am not the only one complaining, the PDP is complaining especially former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. He is making a very clear case of collusion, he is saying it. It is not that professor Mahmood Yakubu the chairman of INEC called his commission and said 'let us go and work for this particular person, no'. What I see is that in different parts of the country, even Labour Party they don't like to hear it they will be online trolling you forever, but even Labour Party has INEC people having collusion with them, so all of them have it.



"Let us not deceive ourselves, it is like having a jury of 12 people where each of the jurors is working for one of the parties so it is not as if they came together as a whole and said we are going to be working for APC. So there are places where INEC was against APC in favour of PDP or Labour Party. You could see what happened in Abia and Enugu, APC was not involved but the process still wasn't that credible. What I see and I want us to address is that there is no monolithic decision by INEC to work for a particular party".


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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, April 15 for governorship, national and state assembly supplementary elections.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, April 15 for governorship, national and state assembly supplementary elections.


The commission made the disclosure in a tweet on Monday. “Arising from its meeting held today, the Independent National Electoral Commission has decided that all outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections will take place on Saturday 15th April 2023.

Osinbajo Lays Foundation For W Africa's First Solar Cell Factory Nasarawa

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 Say industry will be  game changer that’ll attract investments

.NASENI DG hails VP’s personal input in agency’s progress


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday laid the foundation for the establishment of the first solar cell production factory in West Africa in Gora, Nasarawa State.


This is part of Federal Government’s efforts towards transforming Nigeria’s power and energy sector which will rank Nigeria among countries adopting alternative energy sources, and also transform nation’s power and energy sector and boost the local economy.


Speaking while laying the foundation for the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Solar Cells Production Plant in Gora, Nasarawa State, Osinbajo declared that “this landmark achievement places Nigeria within the ranks of countries pushing the boundaries in the use of climate-smart alternative energy sources, particularly solar power. And as we have heard, this particular project is building on 10 years of work. 10years ago, NASENI established its 7.5mw solar panel production plant. Its capacity is now 21MW.” 


Highlighting the importance of Solar cells to the entire solar energy value chain, the Vice President observed that NASENI’s solar cell production factory in Nigeria will be a game-changer, given the urgency of climate action today and the importance of developing African green energy manufacturing and solutions.


Osinbajo who linked the historic development with the Federal Government’s proactive steps in ensuring adequate funding for NASENI, stated that this is a new dispensation for the government agency.


 With one per cent allocation from the federation account annually as prescribed by its founding law, the Vice President was of the view that NASENI has been given the financial backing to execute its mandate of delivering technological and innovative interventions across critical sectors of the economy, including Agriculture, Health, Defence and Security, Power and Energy, Financial Services, Solid Minerals, Additive Manufacturing, Smart Fabrications, Factories, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Virtual Manufacturing.


According to him, “for over 10 years, NASENI has been consistent in championing solar power as an alternative to hydro and fossil power sourcing.  And it was to this end that the agency established NASENI Solar Energy Limited (NSEL) in Karshi, Federal Capital Territory, with a mandate to deliver alternative solar energy to homes and businesses in Nigeria. 


“The development and maturity of the Naseni Solar Energy Ltd whose operations have been driven with the vim and zest of a tech start-up, forecasted an increase in local content of the solar energy production system in Nigeria, leading to ever-increasing production of solar cells.”


Pointing out that $50 billion worth of diesel fuel is used yearly, with diesel generators producing more energy than the entire energy grid in 17 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Osinbajo observed that the resultant emissions of carbon monoxide has since become a major and worrying source of pollution. 


“In Nigeria, for example, generator emissions are equivalent to emissions from all of the country’s 11 million cars put together.”

Emphasizing that this method was clearly unsustainable and required a significant shift, the Vice President  stated that this was the reason why Nigeria developed its Energy Transition Plan, the first in Africa. 


According to him, the Plan, which was approved by the Federal Executive Council last year sets out the pathway to decarbonization by 2060 and achieving universal energy access by 2030.


“The Nigeria Energy Transition Plan projects an increase in the use of solar power in the Nigerian energy mix, surpassing even gas by 2035,” he added.


Coupled with the foundation now laid for the solar cell factory in Nasarawa, Nigeria’s efforts in adopting innovation is consistent with the African Union’s energy transition plan, Osinbajo pointed out, noting that the factory came at a crucial time. 


“Not only is the beneficiation model it has adopted innovative and consistent with the African Union’s energy transition plan in the face of global warming, its output, at full operational capacity, will further impact the solar energy value chain in Nigeria through the low production costs of solar panels. 


 “In due course, this will in turn attract new investment, local and foreign, for the establishment of solar panel manufacturing plants across Nigeria,” he said.


The Vice President also commended the siting of the factory in Gora, Nasarawa State which he said is “the home of solid minerals in Nigeria.”


According to him, “the major raw material requirements for the production of Solar cells – silicon and silica – are naturally occurring in abundance in this area. We are grateful to the good people of Nasarawa for hosting this important project and congratulate you in advance for the positive boost it is certain to bring to the local economy.”


He congratulated the government and the people of Nasarawa State, as well as the NASENI leadership led by its executive Vice Chair,  Prof, MS Haruna, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the Chairman of the governing board.


 “I congratulate NASENI on the leadership role it has played in bolstering our national Science, Technology, and Innovation ecosystem, and commend the agency for its transformational advances across the country,”  Osinbajo stated, adding that its “leadership has launched Naseni into a new phase of accelerated progress.”


The Vice President expressed optimism that laying  the foundation of the pioneer solar cell production factory will meet and surpass Nigeria’s expectations when it becomes fully operational.


Earlier in his remarks, Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, thanked the Vice President for his concern towards the development of the State, country and the welfare of its people.

 According to him, the VP has had occasion to visit the homes of vulnerable people, who believed that there is nothing else for them, saying, “you had the time to go into their homes and give them hope. Such people, with the hope you have given them will never, ever forget you. We also in Nasarawa State knowing that you touched lives, will never forget you, we remain grateful to you, sir, in office and out of office.”


 “In area of promoting agriculture, you are there, you have partnered with us; in the area of promoting health, you were there to commission our diagnostic centre in Lafia… When we have condolences, you are the first to visit. Mr. Vice President, we are forever grateful to you. This is the best we have seen ever in the history of Nasarawa State.”


 On his part, the Emir of Lafia, HRH, Justice Sidi Bage (Rtd), thanked the Vice President for his selfless service and contribution to the development of Nasarawa State and Nigeria at large, noting that the government and people of the State hold him (the VP) in very high esteem. 


According to the Emir, “you are a worthy captain of our State and we have in turn demonstrated this in fact and in deed. We told our governor that our captain must be our number one priority in anything that we are doing in this country, outside of the President, the Vice President is our priority. Mr Vice President, we cannot express our gratitude for the kind of love that you continue to show Nasarawa State. 


“There is no other State in the country that you have visited more than Nasarawa State, particularly in the North. No matter how small that project, programme or whatever it is that we are doing here, Mr Vice President will always be with us in Nasarawa State. I want to pledge that this bond between us, on behalf of our people, I promise we will keep this bond going, in or out of office. You remain the captain of this State and I will continue to honour this pledge on behalf of our people.”


Also speaking, the Executive Vice Chairman of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Haruna paid glowing tributes to the VP for his support to the actualization of the agency’s objectives and targets.


 He said most of what have been achieved by NASENI in recent times have been on account of the VP’s wise counsel and innovative ideas, stating that groundbreaking solar cell manufacturing plant was a reality on account of Prof. Osinbajo’s personal commitment.

Obi's Lawyers Know The Law Some Of Them Have Called That They Lying About Section 134 Keyamo

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 Festus Keyamo, who is a spokesperson for the APC presidential campaign council and the Minister of State for Labor and Employment, has claimed that Peter Obi's legal team is lying about their understanding of Section 134 of the Nigerian Constitution.

He stated that they had called him earlier to clarify the matter and admitted that they understood the law. However, they were still misrepresenting the law to carry out their duties.

Keyamo explained that Section 134 only requires a presidential candidate to obtain at least 25% of the votes in 24 states, excluding the FCT, or 25% of the votes in 23 states and the FCT, totaling 24 states. He added that Obi's lawyers are knowledgeable about how the law should be interpreted and had called him to confess that they were lying about the section.


Keyamo expressed satisfaction with the petitions from the Labour Party, stating that their judiciary and lawlords would make their voices heard clearly when they issue their rulings on the issues raised during the elections. He also said that the allegations made during the elections were useless.


Festus Keyamo has accused Peter Obi's legal team of misrepresenting the understanding of Section 134 of the Nigerian Constitution to carry out their duties. However,


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Keyamo maintains that the lawyers are knowledgeable about how the law should be interpreted, as they had called him to admit that they were lying about the section. He expressed his satisfaction with the petitions from the Labour Party and is optimistic that the judiciary and lawlords would address the issues raised during the elections

African Tribes Where Husbands Flog Wives To Prove Their Fidelity

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 African Tribes Where Husbands Flog Wives To Prove Their Fidelity

Members of the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia believe the elaborate scars demonstrate a woman’s capacity for love, and if they fall on hard times later in life it allows them to call on those who whipped them for help.


The brutal tradition is known as Ukuli Bula, and was captured by photographer Jeremy Hunter. Instead of fleeing, women beg men to whip them again during the ceremony, held in the Omo River Valley.


For men, male decoration is simpler with the exception of their facial painting which denote status and progression up the social ladder.


A key element of the ceremony is the whipping of young women who are family members or relatives of the boy undertaking the Rite-of-Passage. The womenw trumpet and sing, extolling the virtues of the Jumper, declaring their love for him and for their desire to be marked by the whip.


They coat their bodies with butter to lessen the effect of the whipping which is only carried out by Maza – those who have already undergone this Rite-of-Passage.


Some whipping appears to be tender, others more aggressive. But once whipped, the girls proudly show off their scars – as proof of their courage and integrity. Itís a kind of Insurance Policy.


The ceremony tends to unite the family and is a demonstration of the womenís capacity for love, and in later life – perhaps when they’ve become widowed – they will look to the boys who whipped them years before to request help.




The scars on her back are said to be proof of her sacrifice for the man, and it is therefore impossible for the man to refuse her needs in hard times or emergencies.


Hamar women of the Lower Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia willingly submit themselves to be whipped during the ceremony of Ukuli Bula . It indicates their courage and capacity for love, and is a form of insurance policy.

 Should they fall on hard times in later life, they will look to the boy who whipped them to request help.


To the south of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, lies the tribal animist area. It stretches from Addis all the way to Lake Turkana, formerly known during colonial times as Lake Rudolph, which borders Kenya.


The italian historian Carlo Conti Rossini has described this part of Ethiopia to be a Museum of Peopleís as there are at least eight major tribal groups living here – numbering around 200,000,


who until recently were largely untouched by outside influences. But change is on the way, not least the impact of global phone technology and the development of the countryís mineral resources by the Chinese.


The annual flooding of the Omo River has been the life-support for the tribal people of this region. For centuries the powerful flow and huge rise and fall of the river have provided up to three harvests a year for the indigenous peopleís staple crop – the highly nutritious SORGHUM.


But in 2006 President Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia commissioned the construction of the tallest hydro-electric dam in Africa. The project was never put to tender, the tribal groups never consulted,


and conservation groups today believe that the dam will destroy an already fragile environment as well as the livelihoods of the tribes, which are closely linked to the river and its annual flood.


One of the most spectacular ceremonies in the Lower Omo Valley is the UKULI BULA ceremony of the Hamar tribal group; itís effectively a Rite-of-Passage from boy to manhood. And marriage.


To reach manhood, Hamar boys must undergo two rituals: circumcision and a leap over the bulls. This determines whether the young Hamar male is ready to make the social jump from youth to adulthood.


After a successful bull-jump – always naked – the Hamar boy, now a Maz – a mature member of the society – may get married.


At every ceremony around two hundred members of the Hamar (also spelt Hamer) participate in this life-changing events.

GODWIN EMEFIELE: A TOTAL DISGRACE TO NIGERIA'S NATIONHOOD

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GODWIN EMEFIELE: A TOTAL DISGRACE TO NIGERIA'S NATIONHOOD

Retaining Mr Godwin Emefiele as the governor of Nigeria’s Apex bank is a total disaster to the country. Emefiele has delved deeply into partisan politics, and compromised with the powers that be for the purpose of certain economic benefits. Godwin Emefiele, since his administration as the CBN governor, has instituted heavy setbacks on the nation's banking industry.

 

His sudden politics of naira redesign has occasioned, in no small measure, hardship, hunger, poverty and total economic backwardness, not only to innocent citizenry but the country as an independent entity. The worst of all was his flagrant disobedience to the Supreme Court order to the CBN to still retain old naira notes as legal tender. This order Emefiele flouted, presenting Buhari as the mastermind, until Buhari's outright denial and rebuking of Emefiele and Malami, maintaining that Emefiele acted on gross ignorance and calculated wickedness against Nigerians.

 

What about the fifty-three million dollars ($53,000,000) he allegedly misappropriated, warranting the EFCC to be after him and leading to his vacation of that exalted seat to an unknown destination? Godwin Emefiele does not know digital economy, and therefore, does not want to hear anything about it. He has killed forex trading and bureau de change business in Nigeria. He is a very corrupt and crafty man. Great Nigerians, Emefiele must quit that position as CBN governor, now or never. Who is fooling who?


So many lives have been lost, and hunger has eaten deep into the fabrics of many families – all in the name of redesigning naira notes by Emefiele. We hereby implore Muhammadu Buhari to remove Emefiele now as the CBN governor, and the EFCC should pick him up. Nigerians are fully tired of his excesses.


SIGNED

CONCERNED CITIZENS OF NIGERIA

Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed May 22 for hearing in a suit instituted by a member of the Seventh-day

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed May 22 for hearing in a suit instituted by a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ugochukwu Uchenwa, seeking to stop the conduct of elections and examinations on Saturdays in the country.


Justice James Omotosho fixed the date when the matter was mentioned before him.


At Wednesday’s proceedings, the court granted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), permission to regularize their processes filed against the suit.

4 Ways To Check First Bank Account Balance on Phone

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4 Ways To Check First Bank Account Balance on Phone

Are you a First Bank account holder and need to check your account balance on the go? With the advancements in technology, you can now check your First Bank account balance on your mobile phone, anytime and anywhere. Here are four simple ways to do it:


4 Ways To Check First Bank Account Balance on Phone

1. First Bank Mobile App


2. First Bank USSD Code


3. First Bank Internet Banking


4. First Bank Customer Care


First Bank Mobile App: The First Bank mobile app is a user-friendly application that allows you to perform various banking transactions, including checking your account balance. Download the app from your device’s app store and sign in to your account. Once you’re logged in, you can view your account balance, transaction history, and other account details.

Checking Your Account Balance Using FirstMobile App

Download and install the FirstMobile App on your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Log in to the FirstMobile App using your username and password.

On the home screen, you will see your account balance displayed. If you don’t see it, tap on the “Account Balance” icon located on the dashboard.

Your account balance will be displayed on the next screen, including your available balance and current balance.

You can also view your transaction history by clicking on the “Transaction History” button.

First Bank USSD Code: The First Bank USSD code is another convenient way to check your account balance on your mobile phone. Dial 89400# from the phone number linked to your First Bank account and follow the prompts to enter your account number and PIN. Your account balance will be displayed on the screen.

First Bank Internet Banking: If you have registered for First Bank’s internet banking service, you can log in to your account and check your balance from there. Simply navigate to your account summary page, and your balance will be displayed.

First Bank Customer Care: You can also check your account balance by calling First Bank’s customer care center on +234 1 9052326 or sending a text message with the word “BAL” followed by a space and your account number to 08076664444. You will receive an SMS with your account balance shortly after.

In conclusion, checking your First Bank account balance on your mobile phone is quick, easy, and convenient. Choose the method that suits you best, and stay on top of your account balance anytime, anywhere.

Peter in Benin this afternoon- Saturday 11th of March, with this organic followership and massive love

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 Peter in Benin this afternoon- Saturday 11th of March, with this organic followership and massive love, then someone says APC will refuse to accept supreme court judgement in favour of Obi, hmmmm, woe betide whoever stands on the way of the tsunamic Obidients

What Does INEC Truly Want to do with the BVAS

What Does INEC Truly Want to do with the BVAS?


POEM Raises Alarm...


In any sane society, the scene of any crime is strictly barricaded to aide forensic investigation like footprints as well as scrutinising any object of interest relating to any kind of link to solving the crime. 


What the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC committed against the Nigerian people, who defied all odds to go all out and voted in the February 25 presidential election, is evidently a heinous crime. The scene of the crime is the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS machines that were allegedly shut out by INEC from transmitting the presidential election results in real time as stipulated by law captured in the 2022 Electoral Act signed into law by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


So, why would INEC go to court to seek legal permission to reconfigure BVAS? Was the same BVAS used in the Osun Gubernatorial Election reconfigured before the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal discovered the over-voting that led to the Tribunal's cancellation of many polling units results, resulting in bringing the same APC government back to power in the state (although the judgement has long been appealed against)?


Questions now -


1. Who is INEC working for? The APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu or the Nigerian people? 


2. Why are they desperate to reconfigure the BVAS? To wipe away forensic evidence of a rigging process that even kids in kindergarten understood that took place during the last presidential election, or truly to be able to use the machines in the March 11 Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections?


3. If it is truly because of the March 11 elections, shouldn't the outcry surrounding the February 25 election enough to postpone the coming election, if need be, in order for the aggrieved candidates and parties that were evidently shortchanged by the Prof Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC to clearly explore all options of proving their case beyond all reasonable doubt?


4. Is the electoral body's evident panic in rushing to the courts to seek legal authority to tamper with the BVAS in name of 'reconfiguration' a result of the machines uploading real results as captured at polling units into the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) Portal that started happening about 48 hours after Professor Yakubu had declared someone President-elect with figures evidently conjured by mere imagination amid earlier inducements to favour a particular candidate and party?


Questions and even more arise in a system where INEC got a whooping N305bn from the Federal Government for the 2023 elections, out of which the electoral body budgeted N114.26bn for ICT-related expenses. How could all these gigantic figures go down the drain as indications appear to suggest that INEC wittingly thwarted the wishes of the people it was empowered to actualise? 


In saner climes, many heads would roll!


Experts believe that the reason BVAS started uploading the real results alongside the fake ones INEC fed it is because INEC present ICT department could not technologically manipulate BVAS to override the real results while uploading fake figures. Evidently, the redeployment of the INEC's brain behind the BVAS, Engineer Chidi Nwafor from Director of INEC's ICT department to Administrative Secretary of the commission for Enugu State about six months to the election has a huge lot to do with the outcome of the hugely disputed election. Would Engr Nwafor have compromised by sabotaging his brainchild, BVAS? Apparently not! 


Experts further suggest that whoever INEC are trying to engage to 'reconfigure' the machines is very much aware that he/she will be committing a serious crime against the state and therefore needed legal protection, hence INEC's desperate move to obtain one.


Now, the Judiciary comes into the scene.


The Appeal Court, Abuja in charge of the case is led by Justice Joseph Ikyegh. Will he lead his two other colleagues to deliver the right judgement, or is the chain link of subversion of the wishes of the people far longer than envisaged? 


INEC, led by a university professor, has clearly failed the Nigerian people in the conduct of February 25 exercise. Will the Judiciary, touted as the last hope of the common man, equally suppress the wishes of the people in a government of the people for the people by the people?


The clock ticks as we approach judgement time today, Wednesday March 8 at the Appeal Court in Abuja. The Nigerian people, whose mandate was obviously stolen, are watching, and from every indication, they are not the fools the likes of Yakubu assumed they were.


This is POEM.


We will follow proceedings from this stage to all sessions at the Tribunal till judgement. We will avoid all acts of subjudice, but we will not shy away from standing firm in factual reporting. 


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Senator Uche Ekwunife calls on INEC to follow the Law/Electoral Act in order to reduce tensions across the country.

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Senator Uche Ekwunife calls on INEC to follow the Law/Electoral Act in order to reduce tensions across the country.


Fabregas reveals two biggest regrets of his career

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Fabregas reveals two biggest regrets of his career

Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has revealed two biggest regrets of his career as a footballer.

Fabregas, who currently plays for Serie B side Como, said his lack of silverware with Arsenal when he was the captain of the North London club and also his failure to win the Champions League final with the Gunners in 2006 was his two biggest regrets as a professional footballer.


The Spanish star said on Kammy and Ben’s Proper Football Podcast, “The biggest regret of my career will always be not winning that Champions League final [in 2006] that we were so, so close.


“The first-ever, or the only Champions League final that Arsenal has ever played, and I was only 18. And we were so close.

“Also, not lifting a trophy as an Arsenal captain was something that’ll always be in my heart because I gave so much. I exhausted myself so much

BREAKING: Court Grants Atiku, Obi’s Request

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Both applications were predicated on Section146 (1) of the Electoral Act 2022, Paragraph 47 (1, 2 &3) of the First Schedule of the Electoral Act of 2022, as well as under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court as referenced by Section 6 (6) A & B of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.


Obi, in his application that was moved by his team of lawyers led by Mr Alex Ejesieme, SAN, sought six principal reliefs.


Atiku’s lawyer, Adedamola Faloku, sought seven prayers from the tribunal.

Specifically, the applicants urged the court to compel INEC to allow them to obtain documents in its custody that were used for the presidential election.

They maintained that the requested documents would aid their petition against the outcome of the presidential contest that was declared in f

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Court grants Atiku, Obi’s request to inspect election materials

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L-R: Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi, during their separate world press conferences on the rejection of the presidential poll results in Abuja…on Thursday. Photos: Olukayode Jaiyeola and Peter Obi/Facebook


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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday granted the request of Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, request to inspect the election materials used during last Saturday’s presidential poll.


The PUNCH had earlier reported that Atiku and Obi approached to Presidential Election Court to seek permission for the inspection of election materials used during last Saturday’s poll.


The PUNCH also reports that Atiku and Obi refused to concede defeat in the February 25 presidential election, vowing to recover their mandate in court.


The two candidates rebuffed the gesture of conciliation made by the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who in his acceptance speech after he was declared the winner of the poll on Wednesday, asked them to support him in the task of building the nation.

 Atiku and Obi spoke at separate news conferences in Abuja on Thursday.


But the court on Friday granted both candidates’ request to have access to all the sensitive materials INEC deployed for the presidential election won by All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

The Justice Joseph Ikyegh-led panel of the appellate court, which will also sit as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, granted the request after it heard two separate ex-parte applications brought by Atiku, Obi and their political parties.


Atiku, Obi approach court, demand election materials inspection

The electoral umpire, Tinubu and APC were cited as Respondents in the matter.


Both applications were predicated on Section146 (1) of the Electoral Act 2022, Paragraph 47 (1, 2 &3) of the First Schedule of the Electoral Act of 2022, as well as under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court as referenced by Section 6 (6) A & B of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.


Obi, in his application that was moved by his team of lawyers led by Mr Alex Ejesieme, SAN, sought six principal reliefs.

Atiku’s lawyer, Adedamola Faloku, sought seven prayers from the tribunal.

Specifically, the applicants urged the court to compel INEC to allow them to obtain documents in its custody that were used for the presidential election.


They maintained that the requested documents would aid their petition against the outcome of the presidential contest that was declared in favour of Tinubu.

SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF LABOUR PARTY MR. PETER OBI TODAY 1ST OF MARCH 2023

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At this point, I want to address everyone and all my followers and all humble obidatti that your efforts, prayers and votes are not in vain.


It's obvious and clear that the level of manipulation of results this time is well seen with evidence of videos flying all over. I wish to say that this matter is still not over because lies can't stand in this country for long. The truth is coming and it's coming with facts. 


Let all labour party voters and supporters be peaceful and be of a calm and prayerful spirit. God is preparing something behind the scene, something is cooking. In this country Nigeria, Peter Obi will be declared the winner and sworn in as the president of Nigeria.


Don't let the current drama deceive you or make you feel that God doesn't answer prayers, all are the trick of the Devil. The victory that is coming at last shall be glorious and shall shake the world...

~ HE Peter Obi 

After the conclusion of the February 25th 2023 Presidential, Senatorial, and Federal House Of Representatives election, which saw Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerge as the winner

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 After the conclusion of the February 25th 2023 Presidential, Senatorial, and Federal House Of Representatives election, which saw Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerge as the winner and president-elect of the presidential category as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, through their chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu; you might be wondering how the acclaimed third political force, Peter Obi's Labour Party, fared in the National Assembly Elections, even though they lost the presidency and also, how the Atiku's People's Democratic Party fared, even though they also lost the presidency.

 Well, the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, won the majority of the seats in the Upper Chamber where they claimed 51 seats out of a possible 109 in the Red Chamber.


Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, followed in second position by winning 31 seats in the Senate House out of a possible 109 seats.



The acclaimed third political force on the other hand, the Labour Party, LP, had to settle for 7 seats in the Upper Chamber out of a possible 109.

Nigeria Decides 2023: Obi wins Atiku in Adamawa polling unit

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Nigeria Decides 2023: Obi wins Atiku in Adamawa polling unit

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), won a polling unit in Adamawa State after the announcement of the result.

Adamawa is known to be the stronghold of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.


At Adamawa: PU35, Karewa, Yola north LGA, Obi polled 120 votes, while Atiku scored 82 votes and the All Progressives Party, APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, got 26 votes, the Presidential candidate of NNPP polled 2 votes.

 Meanwhile, at Atiku’s polling unit in Ajiya Ward, Old GRA, Jimeta, where the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Mohammed Bello, also voted, he scored impressive votes to record a historic first win of his unit since 2007 when he started seeking to be president.


At his Ajiya Ward 012 unit, the PDP flagbearer got 282 votes against 57 votes for the APC, 6 for LP, and 1 for NNPP.

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