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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need to Know This Monday Morning

1. All is set for the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to take the oath of office as Nigeria’s 16th President today. Delegates and many world leaders are currently in the country for the event.

2. The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, says it will be ‘extremely weird’ of him to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Obi, who spoke through his aide, Tai Obasi, also denied planning a demonstration ahead of today’s inauguration of the incoming President.

3. The outgoing governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Sunday, handed over to the incoming governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia. The event took place at the Old Banquet Hall of Government House, Makurdi. In his speech, Ortom said his administration was handing over N187bn debt which is made up of salary arrears, loan, contractual obligations and others.

4. A yet-to-be-identified woman has breathed her last after hearing the news of her son’s death. The late son, identified as Christian Ugbede Abuka, was said to have died in an auto crash while returning home from Kwara State where he had gone for his National Youth Service Corps documentation. The incident occurred in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State on Saturday, May 28.

5. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices allegedly being taken to bandits’ camp in Niger State, bordering the Federal Capital Territory, ahead of the May 29 presidential inauguration, and that of new administrations across the country.

6. The wife of the President-elect, Oluremi Tinubu has assured Nigerians that her family does not need the wealth of the nation to survive as God has blessed them. She made this known during the interdenominational church service that was held on Sunday in Abuja at the National Christian Centre.

7. The family of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has distanced itself from the alleged plans to disrupt Monday’s inauguration of the new administration in Abia State or any part of the country. The family also declared that the group is not part of any plot to cause disorder and disaffection on May 29 across the country.

8. The New Nigeria Peoples Party on Sunday said its Presidential candidate in the last election, Rabiu Kwankwaso, would not defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress. The party was reacting to the recent meeting between Kwankwaso and the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, in Paris, France, which had fuelled speculation about his defection to the APC.

9. The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday night, asked Nigerians not to pity him over the enormous task of nation building before him. While alluding to the challenges bedevilling the country, Tinubu said he was well aware of the task he set out for and did not expect pity from Nigerians.

10. There is security beef up in Daura, the hometown of the outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of his return after the swearing-in of the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday. Buhari will be flown to Katsina from Abuja and later to Daura today after the hand over.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria