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General News of Tuesday, 28 March 2023


Tinubu cancels 71st birthday celebration

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president-elect has canceled the annual colloquium that is often used to mark his birthday.

Instead, the former governor of Lagos State who turns 71 years on Wednesday, March 29 opted for prayers and thanksgiving service.

In a statement on Monday, a media aide to Tinubu, Tunde Rahman, noted that prayers would be held in Lagos and other parts of the country.

The special prayers will be held at the central mosques in each of the five divisions in the state.

“Also to receive prayers among others are President Muhammadu Buhari and First Lady Aisha Buhari, President-elect Tinubu, and his wife, senator Oluremi Tinubu, Vice-President-elect, senator Kashim Shettima, and Hajia Nana Shettima, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, other state governors as well as members of national and state houses of assembly,” the statement read in part.