Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in for a second term as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in a ceremony at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Concise News observed that the nation’s acting Chief Justice, Justice Mohammed Tanko, administered the oath of office to the President at 10:42 am.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday took oath of office for his second term as Nigeria‘s president in a ceremony at the Eagle Square in the nation’s capital, Abuja. Acting Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mohammed Tanko, administered the oath of office to the President at 10:42 am, shortly after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo took his oath of office.
President Muhammadu Buhari travels to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday to attend the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit, Concise News report. Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu said, “According to the OIC secretariat, the summit to be convened under the theme, “Makkah al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future,” seeks to develop a unified stance on events in the Islamic world.”
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The new Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has vowed to move the state forward despite hard times faced by residents. In his inauguration speech at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu promised to appoint only the best into his cabinet, adding that he would be fair to all irrespective of tribe and social status.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, was ordered out of the parade ceremonies by the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig. Gen Umar Musa, for breaching protocol during President’s inauguration at the Eagle Square on Wednesday. Several dignitaries who had a vital role to play in the inauguration of the President had lined up along the red carpet leading to where the President took the oath of office.
7. Singapore Frees Nigerian Earlier Sentenced To Death
Singaporean Supreme Court has acquitted Nigerian Adili Chibuike Ejike, who was sentenced to death for importing about two kilogrammes of methamphetamine into Singapore. Concise News learned that the court acquitted Ejike and ordered his release with no outstanding charges. In a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerian High Commission in Singapore said: “A three-member panel that delivered the judgment was led by the Chief Justice of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon.”
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has slammed Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for saying that he is politically irrelevant. Amaechi, who spoke at an interactive forum of maritime stakeholders in Lagos, on Tuesday, tackled Obi for attacking him over his comments on the 2023 presidency.
Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), has hinted at replacing herself at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal with another female judge. Justice Bulkachuwa dropped the hint on Wednesday shortly after having to step down as the head of the tribunal.
Eden Hazard bagged a brace as Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final to give manager Maurizio Sarri his first trophy, Concise News report. Olivier Giroud opened the scoring against his old club with a wonderful header and Pedro swept past the retiring Petr Cech from Hazard’s cross.