Today’s Headlines: Show Mercy On Seun Kuti—Okotie, We’ve Approved Buhari’s $800m Loan Request—Ahmad

Today's Headlines: Show Mercy On Seun Kuti—Okotie, We’ve Approved Buhari’s $800m Loan Request—Ahmad

Show Mercy On Seun Kuti—Okotie

Former presidential candidate, Rev Chris Okotie, has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, to show mercy upon Afrobeat star, Seun Kuti, over his case with the Police.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

The outspoken musician is in detention for assaulting a policeman during an encounter in traffic recently, which has raised an uproar across the country.

In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, Rev Okotie made a case for amnesty for the embattled music star.

We’ve Approved Buhari’s $800m Loan Request —Ahmad

A member House of Representatives Committee on Loans, Aids and Debt Management, Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad, says federal lawmakers have approved the $800 million loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The lawmaker however argued that the loan would not be utilised by the Buhari administration, saying the incoming government would deploy its own approach to utilise the loan.079697ec93144b98b2feb32981bc3e6a?quality=uhq&resize=720

News Source: Channels TV

“The $800 million — there were so many talks that we did, especially we in the loan committee and we advised them: ‘First, leave this thing to the incoming government,’” Ahmad who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday said.

“But since the loan has been granted, we can collect. If we cannot use it, maybe when the incoming government comes, they may have a different approach to issues, maybe unlike this government that is there.

Adesina Mocks Obasanjo, Babangida, Abacha Over Moves To Overstay In Power, Says Buhari And His Team Will Leave Peacefully

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has stated that the President and his team will leave the seat of power peacefully on May 29, 2023, and not “deteriorate”.a7573ff242344f7facd8ce706d2d2ff6?quality=uhq&resize=720

News Source: Sahara Reporters

President Muhammadu Buhari had said he could no longer wait for May 29 handover day for him to return to his Daura home in Katsina state.

The ‘President-elect’, Bola Tinubu is scheduled to be sworn in on May 29, 2023.

Adesina, in his article titled, ‘The Good In Goodbye,’ released on Friday noted that attempts to sit tight in office by Ibrahim Babangida, the late Sani Abacha and Olusegun Obasanjo, did not end well.

LP Acting Chairman Lamidi Apapa Appears At Presidential Election Tribunal Despite Threats

Acting National Chairman of Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa arrived at the Presidential Election Petition Court on Ffiday ahead of the resumption of pre-hearing proceedings.63a7722f19974d59a1c3da054b6ea879?quality=uhq&resize=720

News Source: Arise TV

Apapa, who was driven out of the tribunal on Wednesday due to an attack by Labour Party loyalists and threatened with more action if he returned to the tribunal, showed up to the Tribunal in Abuja on Friday ahead of Peter Obi’s petition hearing.

It was reported that in a bid to maintain peace, Apapa was not accompanied by any party loyalists from his faction. It was also reported that Apapa was spotted seated at the back of the courtroom as opposed to the area reserved for Labour Party representatives.124d6fba4cc440b6909b7b6e93c8ef86?quality=uhq&resize=720

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