Nigerian Newspapers

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, September 12th, 2019.

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1. Tribunal Upholds Buhari’s Reelection, Says President Eminently Qualified To Run

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari possesses the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) to contest the 2019 election. The tribunal said Buhari was not only qualified but eminently qualified to contest the election, saying that the petitioners, Atiku Abubakar and PDP, could not run away from the fact that Buhari obtained WASCE that qualified him for the election.

2. Presidential Election Tribunal: Buhari Reacts To Defeat Of Atiku, PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal is victory for all Nigerians. The tribunal on Wednesday upheld president Buhari’s re-election, saying that Atiku Abubakar and his party, PDP, failed to discharge the burden of proof of the allegation of non-qualification Buhari to contest the February 23 election.

3. Presidential Election Tribunal: Atiku’s PDP Reacts To ‘Shocking’ Judgment, Reveals Next Move

Nigeria’s major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday completely rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the judgment was provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and a direct assault on the integrity of the nation’s justice system. He said that PDP was particularly shocked that the tribunal allegedly failed to point to justice despite, what he called, the flawless evidence laid before it.

4. Presidential Election Tribunal: PDP’s Wike Congratulates Buhari, Tasks President

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal. Concise News reports that Wike’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide.

5. Xenophobia: How Buhari Govt Will Assist Nigerian Returnees From South Africa

Chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has assured that the federal government would assist Nigerian returnees from South Africa settle back in the country through its various social intervention programmes. The former lawmaker gave this assurance ahead of the return of the first batch of 187 Nigerians from South Africa on Wednesday night after the renewed xenophobic attacks in the former apartheid country.

6. Xenophobia: 187 Nigerians Return From South Africa (Pictures)

The first batch of 187 Nigerians in South Africa returned to Nigeria on Wednesday night after the renewed xenophobic attacks in the former apartheid country. The returnees – comprising adults, children and infants – joyfully sang the Nigerian National Anthem on arrival.

7. Why Buhari Govt Increased VAT From 5 to 7.2 Percent

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has approved an increase in Nigeria’s Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.2 per cent effective next year. Concise News reports that Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, told newsmen on Wednesday that the decision was to enable government properly fund the new national minimum wage of 30,000 naira.

8. FUOYE Protest: Another Injured Student Dies

Joseph Icon, one of the injured students from the protest staged Tuesday by students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has been confirmed dead on Wednesday morning. The deceased, according to the Students Union President, Awodola Oluwaseun, said he was one of the victims that sustained gunshot injuries at a protest on Tuesday.

9. Mixed Reactions Trail N-Power ‘Savings’ Poll

Mixed reactions have trailed a tweet by the official handle of the N-Power programme asking beneficiaries how much they save every month. Concise News reports that while some beneficiaries have divulged how much they have saved from their monthly stipend of N30, 000, many bemoaned the economic situation of the country.

10. Ukraine Vs Nigeria: What Shevchenko Said After Match

The manager of the Ukraine side Andriy Shevchenko has said his team learned important lessons in their 2-2 draw with the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that the game, played on Tuesday at the Dnipro Arena, saw the Eagles surrender a 2-0 lead.

That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.