Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today for Wednesday , September 6, 2023.
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Heavy Security Deployed Ahead of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Judgment
Security has been significantly heightened at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and other sensitive areas in Abuja as the nation eagerly awaits the judgment on the election petitions challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu. The verdict is set to be delivered on Wednesday, September 7, 2023.
The election petitions under consideration at the tribunal were filed by the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and his counterpart, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The outcome of this judgment is poised to have a profound impact on the political landscape.
NLC Strike Disrupts Economic Activities Nationwide
The nationwide strike organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to protest the government’s failure to provide palliatives following the removal of fuel subsidies led to a standstill in several states. Power holding companies and various sectors of the economy were forced to shut down in response to the strike action.
DSS Arrests Officials for Alleged Diversion of Palliatives in Nasarawa State
The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested officials of the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency and their accomplices over allegations of diverting palliatives meant for vulnerable citizens. The DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, confirmed the arrests and stated that recovered items were seized as part of an ongoing investigation.
Suspension of Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso Overturned
Justice Usman Mallam Na’abba of the Kano State High Court set aside the suspension of Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former Governor of Kano State and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 election. Kwankwaso had previously been expelled from the party, citing “failure to appear before a Disciplinary Committee.”
Federal Government Commends Tinubu’s Economic Policies
The Federal Government has lauded President Bola Tinubu’s economic policies, stating that he inherited a struggling economy but managed to change the narrative within his first 100 days in office. The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mallam Mohammed Idris, made this announcement in a statement released in Abuja.
Kayode Fayemi Reflects on Democracy and Fuel Subsidy Protests
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, expressed concerns about the state of democracy in Nigeria, highlighting that despite the end of military rule in 1999, challenges persist. Fayemi also referenced the protests that followed the fuel subsidy removal during President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in 2012, attributing them to political interests.
Senator Jibrin Isah Sacked by Kogi East Senatorial Election Tribunal
The Kogi East Senatorial Election Tribunal sitting in Lokoja has removed Senator Jibrin Isah, the Senate Committee Chairman on Customs Excise and Tariffs. As a result, the Tribunal’s chairman, Justice K.A. Orjiako, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplementary election in 94 polling units within the district.
President Tinubu Vows to Attract Investment
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during his meeting with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hinduja Group of Companies, Mr. Prakash Hinduja, in New Delhi, India, pledged to dismantle barriers to investment to restore confidence in Nigeria’s economy.
VP Shettima Defends Government’s Decisions
Vice President Kashim Shettima reiterated the commitment of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration to its decisions, policies, and programs, despite opposition from those adversely affected by the removal of fuel subsidies. He emphasized that the government remains steadfast in implementing its agenda.
Navy Ship Beecroft Parades Security Personnel
The Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft paraded three personnel of the Gallantry Intelligence Corps of Nigeria in Lagos State. Commander Kolawole Oguntuga revealed that the suspects were apprehended following reports of alleged fraudulent activities.
This summary provides an overview of key events and developments in Nigeria on September 6, 2023. The nation remains on edge as the presidential election tribunal’s judgment approaches, and economic activities are disrupted due to the NLC strike.
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