The Big 5: I said I’d review and NOT clear Apapa gridlock in 60 days; Presidency insists Buhari won 2019 polls, faults NDI, IRI reports | Other top stories

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Presidency insists Buhari won 2019 polls, faults NDI, IRI reports

THE Presidency yesterday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari won the February 23, 2019 presidential elections with a clear margin. Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement expressed reservations over the joint report of the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and recommendations for the 2023 general elections.

Soldiers’ inadequate committment affecting insurgency war – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has lamented that some officers and men’s insufficient commitment is affecting the success of the counter-insurgency operations in the country.

Buratai who spoke on Tuesday at the opening of a five-day leadership workshop for mid-level officers and soldiers in Abuja, said the rising terrorist attacks were due to “insufficient commitment to a common national and military cause by those at the frontlines.”

We have no role in ministerial list – APC govs

All Progressives Congress state governors said on Tuesday they had no role to play in deciding President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the posts of ministers.

The governors, who met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja stated that the choice of nominees was the President’s prerogative.

I said I’d review and NOT clear Apapa gridlock in 60 days

Governor of Lagos Babajide Sanwo-Olu has clarified that he never promised to clear the Apapa gridlock within his first 60 days in office. Sanwo-Olu made the clarification while addressing state house correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

Soldier killed as gunmen raze down Plateau village 

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed four persons, including a soldier at Tanturon in Riyom local government area of Plateau state. In addition, sources say the attackers suspected to be herdsmen burnt all the houses in the entire village.

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