The Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja on Tuesday reserved judgement in petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 presidential election. Justice Harunna Tsammani, who led the five-member panel of justices said the date of the judgment would be communicated to the parties.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi, had arrived at the tribunal accompanied by the party’s vice presidential candidate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, and award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
During the proceedings, Peter Obi misplaced his two mobile phones. In the lead up to the Nationwide Mass Protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress which commenced today, workers and pensioners in Oyo State on Tuesday, blocked the entrance to the State Secretariat in Ibadan, demanding palliatives, an upward review of pension allowances, and payment of salary deductions, among others.
The workers had on Monday staged a similar protest, promising to continue the protest on Tuesday until the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, addressed them. The Former Niger Delta Militant Leader, Asari Dokubo yesterday took to the streets of Abuja ahead of the NLC nationwide strike which commenced today.
Four Nigerian men on a mission to Europe in a bid to escape economic hardship but found themselves in Brazil, after a long journey at sea made headlines on Tuesday.
The Four men survived on a ship’s rudder after spending 14 days at sea from Lagos Nigeria. In an interview, 38-year-old Thankgod Matthew Yeye, revealed that his journey to Brazil began when a fisherman friend rowed him up to the stern of the Liberian-flagged Ship docked in Lagos on the 27th of June, and left him by the rudder. He found three men already there, waiting for the ship to depart.
On their tenth day at sea, the four men ran out of food and drink and survived another four days by drinking sea water before being rescued by the Brazilian federal police in the southeastern port of Vitoria.
Two out of the four men have since been returned to Nigeria upon their request, while Thankgod and 35 year old Roman Friday applied for asylum in Brazil.