Today's Headlines: Atiku Reacts As Buhari Unveils NNPC Limited, ‘I Feel Victorious’, Says Davido

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Atiku Reacts As Buhari Unveils NNPC Limited

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, has said that he was denigrated by the ruling All Progressives Party, APC, for suggesting that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPC, be reformed.

DAILY POST had reported that the new NNPC Ltd. was officially unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday as a commercial venture.

The transition is in line with the provisions of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), 2021, and has transformed the NNPC from a corporation into a limited liability company, incorporated under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).

Reacting, Atiku said the transitioning was a step in the right direction.

‘I feel victorious’, Says Davido

Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has reacted as his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke received his certificate of return Wednesday from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Recall that Adeleke was declared winner of the Osun State governorship election after he garnered the highest vote to beat his major contender, Governor Gboyega Oyetola who polled 375,027 and Action Democratic Party (ADP) Kehinde Atanda as the second runner-up.

Davido had on Tuesday via a Twitter post raised the alarm that 48 hours after the election, INEC was yet to issue a Certificate of Return to his uncle, warning that no illegal act should be done against the will of Osun people who came out massively to vote for his uncle.

However, Wednesday, INEC presented the certificate to Adeleke who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Presidency: Peter Obi confused over 5 percent chance – Adeyanju speaks on LP candidate stepping down

A socio-political activist, Deji Adeyanju, on Wednesday downplayed the possibility of the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, winning the 2023 election.

Adeyanju said the Labour Party presidential candidate is confused.

He noted that the former Anambra State governor is aware he has only a five percent chance of winning the 2023 presidential election.

In a tweet, the Abuja-based activist said Obi can’t step down due to social media hype by his followers.

Following the social media hype, Adeyanju said Obi’s followers would crucify him if he steps down from the presidential race.

Ukraine’s rockets damage key bridge in Russian-occupied Kherson

The Ukrainian military says it has struck the only vehicular bridge over the Dnipro River in the Russian-occupied southern Ukrainian city of Kherson.

The deputy head of Kherson’s occupation administration, Kirill Stremoussov, said the bridge was hit by 12 U.S.-supplied HIMARS rockets, resulting in the bridge’s damage and closure.

“We counted about eight hits at the Antonivka bridge, serious damage was done to the bridge,’’ he said.

This is according to the Russian state news agency Ria Novosti.

He said the stretch of road was also hit a day ago.

In early March, Kherson became the first major Ukrainian city to fall to Russia.

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