The Nigerian newspaper headlines for Wednesday, September 11, leads with the news that the presidential election petition tribunal is set to deliver judgment in the case instituted by Atiku Abubakar against the victory of President Buhari, Shiites accusing the police of killing its members, among other top stories.
The Punch Newspaper of Wednesday, September 11, reports that the tribunal in Abuja will on Wednesday September 11, deliver judgment in the case instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 presidential election.
The petitioners asked the five-man tribunal, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, to nullify President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the poll and either declare Atiku the winner or order the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a rerun.
The Guardian Newspaper reports that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Tuesday, September 10, accused the police of initiating violence against its members, alleging that 12 persons were killed during its yearly Ashura procession.
The president of the group’s media forum, Ibrahim Musa, said the march was held in Abuja, Jos, Kebbi, Minna, Lafia, Yola, Gusau, Zaria, Kano, Jalingo, Damaturu, Hadejia, and Potiskum.
This Day Newspaper reports that the federal government has revealed that the second batch of Nigerians who are 327 in number would be evacuated from South Africa on Thursday or Friday following the recent xenophobic attacks.
A senior staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kimiebi Ebienfa, in a short statement issued on Wednesday also revealed that 313 Nigerian national were ready for evacuation Wednesday, September 11.
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