Latest News In Nigeria Today May 23 2019

Good Day, Nigeria and the world at large. Here are the latest news in Nigeria today Thursday, May 23 2019, from iDONSABI.

Presidency Orders Clearance of Apapa Gridlock Within Two Weeks

The Presidency has ordered immediate clearance of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within two weeks.

The Presidency also directed trucks and tankers operators to vacate the Port Access Roads within the next 72 hours.

Macron invites Buhari to Africa-France Summit

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to the Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux.

This was revealed by Secretary General, Africa-France Summit, Stephanie Rivoal, when she visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs,Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday in Abuja.

BRT Catches Fire on Third Mainland Bridge Over Electrical Fault

A Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) caught fire on third mainland bridge Wednesday morning, leaving no record of death or casualty due to an electrical fault.

The incident left passengers, whose majority were workers of different companies in Lagos Island stranded for a while before getting an alternative to resume their work duties.

Omokri Advises Buhari to Set Up National Suicide Prevention Team

Reno Omokri, a former media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan has advised president Muhammadu Buhari to set up a national suicide prevention team to tackle issues related to suicide.

Recently urged the president to give hope to the hopeless by banning some pharmaceutical products, or substances like sniper or regulate them.

Jonathan: Leaders should not seek Power for Privileges’ Purpose

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has stated that Leaders should not seek the post of power for the purpose of enjoying rather they should do so with the purpose of improving the livelihood of the people.

Goodluck Jonathan in a statement to Ijaw Leaders also called for peace to develop the state, placing emphasis on the need to work together as one.

Police Officer who killed Kolade Johnson to Appear Again in Court on June 10

The magistrate will hear the case again on June 10. Johnson was hit by a stray bullet in Iyana Ipaja, which allegedly was from the gun of Ogunyemi, a dismissed police officer.

Fayemi is the new Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum

Ekiti Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi has been elected as the new Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).

It was gathered that the election was done last night and the announcement was made by the Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, the outgoing chairman of the NGF.

That’s all for today’s latest news. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Ezekwesili reacts to Ngige’s statement on Buhari cracking Jokes

Former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to Chris Ngige’s statement on the President’s ability to crack jokes.

Oby Ezekwesili stressed that people are suffering daily and some people are competing for sycophant of the year, adding that Nigerians are not ready to stare down at bad leadership in the country which is why leaders will continue to supply dismal leadership.

That’s the latest news for today. Have a productive day.

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