Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Following the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Labour Party, LP, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, respectively have filed 86 grounds of appeal at the Supreme Court to nullify the judgment. The two candidates in separate appeals filed on Tuesday, asked the apex court to set aside the PEPT ruling and nullify Tinubu’s election, describing the verdict as erroneous.
2. Gunmen on Tuesday unleashed mayhem in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, killing about eight security operatives comprising soldiers, policemen and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The incident which happened at about 9:30 am, caused panic among residents of the area.
3. President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday assured international investors that he was poised to solve the challenges in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, having worked in the sector himself. Consequently, he said Nigeria is open for business now more than ever.
4. Nigeria’s electrical supply collapsed on Tuesday with power output falling from a peak of 3,594.60 megawatts (MW) at midnight to a mere 42.7MW. Only the Delta Power plant had 41.00 MW of operational power on the grid at noon on Tuesday, while Afam had 1.7 MW.
5. Some youths stormed the Panseke area of Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday to protest the mysterious death of young musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad. The youths who wore black attires symbolising mourning gathered in their numbers in Abeokuta carrying placards with inscriptions like #JusticeForMohbad.
6. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has sacked top management staff who have less than 15 months to retire. The development comes days after the oil company announced the removal and replacement of three of its Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs).
7. Hours after the Lagos House of Assembly called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct release of funds for his overseas treatment, the boy whose intestine went missing in the process of surgery, Adebola Akin-Bright, has died. It was gathered that he died on Tuesday evening after he developed complications.
8. Senate President, Godswill Akpabio said on Tuesday, that the 10th National Assembly might not be eager to regulate social media, saying that existing laws adequately address any violations by users of social media platforms. He enjoined Nigerians to use the platforms for positive productive engagements for the development of the country.
9. The governorship election tribunal in Kano State is set to deliver its judgment on the 2023 governorship elections in the State. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge had earlier reserved its judgement.
10. Reports of plots to impeach Senate President Godswill Akpabio assumed a new twist on Tuesday following indications that no fewer than 10 of the former governors in the upper chamber and a coalition of civic society organizations are now calling for his impeachment.