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Nigerian Newspapers (Monday, 20th May, 2019 Edition)

Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared winner

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Monday morning????. Enjoy!

1.Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor-elect of Lagos State, has promised to end the traffic jam in Apapa within his first 60 days in office.

Sanwo-Olu made the promise while speaking at a congratulatory dinner reception organized by his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, University of Lagos, 1998/2000 set.

When asked about his plans to fix the unbearable traffic jam at the Apapa area, he said; “the Apapa trailer issue; it’s a campaign issue; it’s very serious. I’m going to take it very seriously. I believe that it is something that we are going to solve in the first 60 days of our government. Whatever is going to be required of us, we will take them out. There is a lot of politics being played around there. But no, it cannot be the way we’ll continue to live. We cannot continue to give excuses.” Read More of Sanwo-Olu’s plans for Lagos State

2. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the General Officer Commanding the Nigerian Army 6 Division, Maj. Gen. Jamil Sarham, of running an illegal oil bunkering in the state.

According to Wike, the GOC raised a team of soldiers to steal and sell petroleum products.

“The GOC has his own team now doing oil bunkering for him because he wants to be chief of army staff,” Wike alleges.

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“If you give that kind of person chief of army staff, what kind of security would we have in this country?”

“He cannot be removed here because they know the role he is playing for them: sabotaging our security architecture,” the governor added. Read More on Naija Buzz

3. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has demanded a written apology and N500million as minimal damages from Ms. Lauretta Onochie, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, for alleging that he (Atiku) is on the United Arab Emirates watch-list.

She further stated that Atiku was in the Middle East nation to shop for terrorists.

Consequently, Atiku through his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, demanded the written apology which must be published on 6 national dallies and 1 international publication within 48 hours or she face a N2billion Libel suit.

4. Segun Showunmi, the spokesman for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in an open letter issued as a reply to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government said that the government should name those it accused of promoting crisis in a bid to sabotage the current government.

Naija Buzz had published a report where Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, had accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of working to destroy Buhari’s government.

Atiku through his spokesman challenged Mr. Lai to call names of those who he said he had credible evidences of treason against.

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