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Today’s Headlines: Osinbajo Hails Tribunal Ruling As Great Victory, Odukoya Laid To Rest In Lagos

Osinbajo Hails Tribunal Ruling As Great Victory For Nigeria’s Democracy

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Former Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated President Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Senator Kashim Shettima on their victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, calling Wednesday’s judgment a great victory for the rule of law.

According to a statement Saturday by Mohammed Brimah of the former VP’s Media Office, Osinbajo expressed his congratulations in a personal statement. “The ruling is a great victory for Nigeria’s constitutional democracy and the rule of law,” the Vice President was quoted as saying.

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Pastor Odukoya Laid To Rest In Lagos

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The remains of the Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. were on Saturday buried in Lagos.

Before the interment, a funeral service held at the church’s headquarters had in attendance a large crowd of mourners, dignitaries such as Dolapo, the wife of the immediate past Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Pastor Paul Adefarasin; Bishop Stephen Adegbite; Rev. Sam Adeyemi; and Peterson Okopi.

Pastor Odukoya died on August 7 in the United States of America.

Rescues Underway In Flood-Hit Greek Towns As Toll Rises To 11

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Firefighters backed by the army were rescuing hundreds of people Saturday in villages in central Greece blocked off by floods, as the toll rose to 11 dead.

“More than 2,850 people have been rescued since the beginning of the bad weather,” fire department spokesman Yannis Artopios told broadcaster Mega on Saturday.

“There are still many people in the villages around Karditsa, Palamas and toward Trikala. They are not missing, they are trapped,” he said.

Insurgency Has Inflicted $9bn Damages In North-east Region- Shettima

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The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, on Saturday, said insurgency inflicted damages in the North-east to the tune of $9 billion with Borno State alone accounting for $6.8 billion.

Mr Shettima also called on the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to expand the scope of its interventions in the region to cover more road projects regardless of their status.

The vice president stated this in Maiduguri at the official flag-off ceremony for the distribution of palliatives in the North-east region and the groundbreaking for the Jere Bowl road project.

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