Nigerian newspaper review for Wednesday, June 19: Buhari yet to discuss ministerial list with us, say APC governors

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The Nigerian newspaper headlines for Wednesday, June 19, leads with the news that Governor Sanwo-Olu denied promising to decongest the Oshodi-Apapa expressway within his first 60 days in office among other top stories.

Front page of Vanguard Newspaper of Wednesday, June 16.
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Nigerian newspaper Vanguard reports that Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, has denied promising to decongest the Oshodi-Apapa expressway within his first 60 days in office but said his government would carry out a review of previous activities on the road within 60 days.

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He said this after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on plans to develop Lekki and Badagry seaports in order to decongest the Apapa port.

Front page of The Guardian Newspaper of Wednesday, June 16.

Front page of The Guardian Newspaper of Wednesday, June 16.
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Nigerian newspaper The Guardian reports that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom has cautioned British nationals against travelling to 21 states in Nigeria.

In a statement on its website “updated June 17, 2019” and “still current at June 18, 2019,” the FCO listed the states as: Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, “riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states within 20 kilometres of the border with Niger in Zamfara state.

Front page of The Punch Newspaper of Wednesday, June 16.

Front page of The Punch Newspaper of Wednesday, June 16.
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Nigerian newspaper The Punch reports that the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has lamented that some officers insufficient commitment is affecting the success of the counter-insurgency operations in the country.

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Front page of The Nation Newspaper of Wednesday, June 16.
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Nigerian newspaper The Nation reports that President Buhari met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum at the State House, Abuja.

But the governors said the issue of the ministerial list was not part of their discussion with the president, who they maintained has the prerogative to assemble members of his cabinet.

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