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Nigeria favoured to have Tinubu as President-elect, says Sen. Bamidele



Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele has said that Nigeria is favoured to have Sen. Bola Tinubu elected as president.

He said this in a congratulatory message to Tinubu by his media office in Abuja, on Wednesday.

Bamidele (APC-Ekiti) described Tinubu’s victory in the keenly contested presidential election as a well-deserved reward for his esteemed courage, resilience, doggedness and hard work.

He said, “Tinubu showed unwavering determination and decades of building bridges across the nooks and cranny of the Nigerian nation.

“Tinubu’s victory is a sign that there is no short cut to success, but hard work.”


Bamidele who is also Chairman, Southern Senators’ Forum said the special grace of God upon Tinubu, his age-long vision to transform the country and his extensive political structures and networking skills contributed to his victory at the just concluded election.

He said that Nigeria as a nation is well favoured to have a leader like Tinubu as its president because he is an adept problem-solver, a world-class technocrat, a visionary and reliable team player.

“Tinubu is a compassionate father and mentor to many great leaders across the country and a democrat with remarkable progressive credentials.”

He further said that Tinubu would herald the realisation of a new Nigeria because he has a formidable team of highly committed and thorough-bred technocrats who have deep scientific understanding of the varying challenges that the country is facing.

The lawmaker further urged Nigerians irrespective of political inclinations to join hands with Tinubu and his team in building a new Nigeria that the continent of Africa and the rest of the world would be proud of.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tinubu was declared winner of the presidential poll by Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in the early hours of Wednesday.

He scored a total of 8, 794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 6,984,520 votes.

Mr Peter Obi of Labour Party got 6,101,533 votes while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) secured 1,496,687 votes.

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Tinubu Should Review RECs Appointment – Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega



A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has called on President Bola Tinubu to review the appointments of the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

Jega said Tinubu should review their appointments due to concerns that some of the RECs are partisan.

About a month ago, Tinubu had nominated 10 RECs, with the Senate confirming their appointments.

However, some of the RECs have been accused of being involved in partisan politics.

Reacting to the criticisms, Jega said the non-review of their appointment sends the wrong signal.


Featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, Jega said: “I think there is no doubt that if the President were listening, my advice would be to immediately review the appointment of the Resident Electoral Commissioners that was passed by the Senate recently.

“It’s very, very important because clearly, not only does it send a wrong signal about the government’s intention to improve the integrity of elections, it also suggests, you know, that there is indifference with regards to protecting the independence and impartiality of the election management body.

“I would want to believe that Mr President was either misinformed or is not really furnished with all the necessary details with regards to these appointments.”

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No Student Will Drop Out While I Am President – Tinubu



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President Bola Tinubu has assured of his commitment towards ensuring that no student drops out of tertiary institution over inability to pay fees.

Tinubu said his administration would ensure educational institutions get the necessary resources to carry out their responsibilities.

He spoke during the 33rd convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State on Saturday.

Represented by Professor King-David Terna Yawe of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Tinubu acknowledged the difficulties facing the education sector.

He pointed to the Student Loan Bill signed into law shortly after his inauguration, as a testament to his government’s commitment to supporting students.


According to Tinubu: “My government will not shirk its responsibilities in this area.

“We will guarantee that educational institutions receive the necessary resources to effectively carry out their statutory responsibilities.

“One of my first actions as President of Nigeria was to sign the Student Loan Bill into law to put this into action.

“Under my leadership, and as I have outlined in my manifesto, no student will be forced to drop out of school due to an inability to pay tuition.”

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