Great morning! The following is a roundup of today’s Nigerian Newspapers:
President-elect Bola Tinubu has thrown an olive branch to his opponents, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, after he was proclaimed the winner of the disputed presidential election on Wednesday. Tinubu stated that political competitiveness must now yield to compromise and inclusive administration.
The Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party has threatened to contest the results of the February 25 presidential election, which returned Bola Tinubu as president-elect as the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Also, the campaign urged party supporters to remain calm as efforts are made to reclaim the party’s mandate.
According to Yiaga Africa, the outcomes of Saturday’s presidential elections in Imo and Anambra do not align with its estimates for the states. This is said in its post-election statement titled, “The 2023 presidential elections are yet another lost opportunity: INEC must undergo fundamental reform.”
Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, has been remanded to a detention facility on allegations of negligent homicide and arson. After his arrest at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport late Tuesday night, Doguwa was brought before Court 58 of the Magistrate Court in the Nomansland neighborhood of the state capital on Wednesday evening.
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party in the 2023 election, has pledged to address Nigerians following the announcement of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner by the Independent National Election Commission, INEC. He revealed this in a Wednesday tweet.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the incoming president of Nigeria, met President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, yesterday. Some hours earlier, the Independent National Electoral Commission had given Tinubu with a Certificate of Return (INEC).
7. The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, has congratulated Bola Tinubu on his victory in the 2023 presidential election. Sunak tweeted on Wednesday, “Congratulations to Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory in Nigeria.”
Senator Muhammad Ndume, who represents Borno South in the Senate, stated that the Boko Haram attack in Gwoza, his hometown, on election day stopped many voters from casting ballots. Ndume told media in Maiduguri on Wednesday that just roughly 20,000 of the 137,000 registered voters participated in the poll on Saturday.
As a result of an early-morning fire at Kano’s Kurni Market, six permanent and seventy-four temporary shops were destroyed, prompting merchants to assess their losses. Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, issued a statement confirming the occurrence.
10.A thug named Adedeji, also known as Skye, is accused of murdering Halimat Abowaba on Abeokuta Street, behind the Agege Stadium, in the Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State. Adedeji, along with other thugs, was reportedly celebrating the win of a political party on Abeokuta Street when he suddenly drew a gun and began firing indiscriminately.