Buhari orders immediate clearance of Apapa gridlock and other big stories on Wednesday

Wednesday’s big stories came a bit slowly but surely as the day grew older.

Here are some of the big stories in nigeria on Wednesday May 22, 2019.

Buhari orders immediate clearance of Apapa gridlock

Residents and road users at the Apapa metropolis may now be looking forward to the expiry date of a mayhem they’ve been suffering for over two years on the expressway.

This is because the presidency has issued a directive for the immediate clearance of Apapa Port Congestion and emergency clean-up of gridlock on Apapa road.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the office of the vice president, Laolu Akande.

Presidency in the statement also ordered trucks and tankers to vacate the port access roads within 72 hours.

Ministers to handover on May 28

On Wednesday, Buhari also asked ministers to continue till May 28, 2019, and handover their schedules to the permanent secretaries of their respective ministries.

He made the revelation at the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council meeting with members of his cabinet in Abuja on Wednesday.

The meeting which is the last before the May 29 inauguration was held behind a closed door and it was expected that the cabinet will be dissolved to end President Buhari’s first term in office.

Justice Bulkachuwa Withdraws From Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal

As the day winds down, news also broke that Chairman of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has withdrawn from the tribunal.

Justice Bulkachuwa withdrew from the tribunal for personal reasons after it dismissed an application by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, asking her to recuse herself from the tribunal.

The PDP and Abubakar had based their application, among other things, on the ground that Justice Bulkachuwa is the wife of Mr Adamu Bulkachuwa a prominent card-carrying member of the All Progressive Congress and Senator-elect for Bauchi north senatorial district which is a political party involved in the suit.

However, in delivering the lead ruling on the application, Justice Peter Ige, said not enough materials had been presented before the court to show that Justice Bulkachuwa will be biased in the hearing and the decisions on the petition.

 

Man vows to kill PPRO Dolapo Badmus and Ruggedman if Naira Marley is jailed

In the entertainment news, a staunch supporter has used his social media platform to issue threats at veteran rapper Ruggedman and police public relations officer, Dolapo Badmus.

The man identified as Stove Paul shared a post in which he expressed that if the singer is sentenced to jail, he would personally make sure he killed the rapper and the police officer.

He accused the two of being involved in the continued detention of his celebrity star and also wondered why Badmus resorted to publicly mockery of Marley over his arrest.

Guardiola to exit Man City for Juventus

The football world was shaken with reports suggesting that Pep Guardiola will be leaving Manchester City to join Juventus.

That is the extraordinary claim of Italian journalist Federico Gennarelli of Radio Sportiva.

The Catalan coach secured the domestic treble and helped City become the first men’s team in English football history to win the league title and both cup competitions in the same season.

The report has however been denied, and it remains to be seen if it will materialise.

 

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