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Kaduna Election Tribunal to deliver judgement on El-Rufai’s
election on Monday
The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on Monday, September 9, deliver judgement on the 2019 election of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
The tribunal had fixed tomorrow to pass its verdict on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Alhaji Isah Ashiru.
The PDP and its candidate noted that INEC added 391,741 and 124,210 unlawful votes to El-Rufai and Ashiru respectively. Therefore, deducting the unlawful votes from the total votes announced by INEC, 1,045,427 and 814, 168 will make Ashiru the winner of the election.
Tension as Shiites prepares for nationwide procession on Tuesday
Ahead of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (aka Shiites) forthcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday, the proscribed group may clash with the Nigerian security.
The Shiites is always known to do their Ashura procession on the 10th day of every first month in the Islamic calendar.
Tuesday’s procession might however not go well as the group had be proscribed and declared a terrorist group by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
South African Catholic Bishops berates government over attacks
Archibishop Buti Tlhagale of the South African Catholic Bishop’s Conference Office for Migrants and Refugees in a statement on Saturday berated President Ramaphosa over claims that the attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners were not xenophobic.
The Catholic Bishops in SA expressed disappointment over the attacks on foreign nationals in the country.
The Bishops noted that the authorities in SA do little to protect victims, while the police standby and watch as foreigners gets killed and their shops looted.
South African High Commissioner denies bomb blasts at embassy
Bobby Moroe, the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, has denied report of bomb blast at the SA High Commission in Abuja.
”Both South African missions in Nigeria remain intact; all our staff members are safe and no reports of intimidation have been brought to our attention,” he said.
“The careless use of social media is a ploy to create tension and panic among our peoples of South Africa and Nigeria,” he added.
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