The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspaper of Thursday, May 23, are focused on Zainab Bulkachuwa's resignation as president of the tribunal court, President Muhammadu Buhari's order to tanker drivers on Oshodi Apapa expressway, among other top stories.
The Punch reports that Bulkachuwa on Wednesday, May 22, quit as president of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
Her resignation followed allegation made by the Peoples Democratic Party and its preidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of her likely partiality.
ThisDay reports that the chairman of the Presidential Election Tribunal fell to pressure from Atiku and resigned from her position.
The resignation came after the court had in total agreement dismissed the PDP's presidential candidate's motion seeking the withdrawal of Bulkachuwa from presiding over the tribunal because of her alleged bias.
The Nation reports that the president of election petition tribunal withdrew from the court after the petition filed by Atiku challenging her on personal grounds.
The allegation said she is likely biased because her husband and son are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Guardian reports that President Muhammadu Buhari smiled when he heard a joke by the minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige.
The minister therefore said that whenever he tells people that despite Buhari's military background, he laughs and tells jokes, many people do not believe him.
Vanguard reports that the presidency on Wednesday, March 23, ordered the clearance of Apapa heavy traffic and restoration of law and order in its environs within two weeks.
The presidency also ordered the vacation of trucks and tankers from the Port access roads within the next 72 hours.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Jukt 2018 made a visit to the area where he asked relevant government agencies to find a lasting solution to the road.
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