This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, 10 August 2019
What Atiku Told Tribunal To Do Ahead Final Judgment
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the tribunal to sack President Muhammadu Buhari when it finally delivers its judgment on their petition.
Naija News reports that Atiku and his party urged the tribunal to determine the petition on its merit rather than technicalities and ensure substantial justice.
Tribunal Sacks APC’s Orji Uzor Kalu
The election of Orji Uzor Kalu, the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate, has been nullified by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal.
Naija News reports that the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State nullified Kalu’s election on Monday, September 9.
Buhari Orders Evacuation Of Nigerians From South Africa
Following the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to meet with South African authorities on how to end the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
The President also approved the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return to Nigeria.
I Did Not Demand N10m Claims From Fatoyinbo– Busola Dakolo Cries Out
Photographer and wife of soulmate singer Timi Dakolo, Busola Dakolo has debunked reports that she asked for N10 million as monetary claims from the senior pastor of the Common Wealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo over alleged rape allegations against him.
Naija News recalls that Busola Dakolo had dragged Pastor Fatoyinbo over the for allegedly raping her in her teen, an allegation that Pastor Fatoyinbo had severally debunked.
Dino Melaye Appeals Kogi State Tribunal Ruling
Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West) has appealed the ruling of the Kogi State Election Tribunal that voided his election.
Naija News reports that the tribunal nullified Senator Melaye’s election on Friday morning, August 23.