This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Presidential Election Tribunal: What Buhari Told Court About Justice Bulkachuwa
President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting that he was not aware that Aliyu Haidar Abubakar, the biological son of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, campaigned for him during the electioneering period.
Naija News understands that President Buhari said he only got to know that Abubakar was his supporter after he read a copy of the motion the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
This online news platform recalls that the PDP and the former Vice President had filed the motion to disqualify Justice Bulkachuwa from presiding over the five-man panel tribunal that is hearing petitions challenging the declaration that he won the February 23 presidential election.
Killings: Buhari Meets Katsina Gov In Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night met with Governor Aminu Masariof Katsina State over the recent killings by bandits in the state. The meeting which was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Garba Shehu on twitter.
Shehu revealed that Buhari had summoned the governor to an urgent meeting on the security situation in the State.
Fayemi Elected Chairman Nigerian Governors Forum
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Wednesday emerged the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) for a tenure of two years.