1. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, have rejected Wednesday’s judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirming the election of President Bola Tinubu. Legal Advisers to the LP and PDP vowed to challenge the judgment at the Supreme Court.
2. The Federal Government, on Wednesday, announced an increase in the prices of single-phase and three-phase pre-paid electricity meters, and declared that the hike takes effect from September 6, 2023. This was announced in an order released by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission with number, NERC/2023/020, and signed by the commission’s Chairman, Sanusi Garba.
3. President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday assured Nigerians that he is more energised and focused on delivering his vision of a unified, peaceful, and prosperous nation, following the judgment by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed this in a statement he signed on Wednesday night.
4. The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday set ablaze another vessel allegedly used for illegal oil bunkering at the Abuloma jetty in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The vessel, MV OFUOMA, laden with about 20,000 illegally refined products, was seized by the Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe, alongside a wooden boat used for transferring the product into the vessel.
5. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost the Kogi Central senatorial seat to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan. It is the second senatorial seat the ruling party has lost in Kogi State.
6. Acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adeniyi has approved key appointments and redeployment of senior officers. The redeployment and promotion, it was learnt, followed retirement of some top officers and moves to achieve the service’s core mandates of revenue generation, anti-smuggling, and trade facilitation.
7. Former President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his happiness with the ruling of the Presidential Elections Petition Court confirming the victory of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Vice President Kashim Shettima. Buhari also appreciated all citizens for maintaining peace throughout this period and prayed for continued progress and development under the APC government.
8. The Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the Labour Party (LP) says it has accepted the judgement of the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court which dismissed the petition of its Presidential candidate in the February 25 Presidential election, Peter Obi for lacking in merit. The faction said it warned Obi not to pursue any case, saying that this will only result in “chasing a wild goose.”
9. The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Wednesday ended the two-day warning strike to protest the ‘negative consequences of petrol subsidy removal on workers and other Nigerians,’ declaring that it recorded greater compliance on day two than the first day of the industrial action.
10. A female undergraduate student (name withheld) has accused a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, simply identified as Dr Kadiri, of rape. The undergraduate said the incident occurred when she visited the lecturer in the office to sort out issues about her results.