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1. Reps summon President Buhari over Benue killings
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has confirmed that they have summoned President Muhammadu Buhari and have equally called for the sack of service chiefs over the continuous killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. Dogare noted that the lawmakers could not continue to look on as people are murdered in cold blood everyday.
2. Fresh Crisis in Benue State
No fewer than 20 persons have been killed and several persons declared missing after herdsmen attacked Tse Agudu in Mbawa Council Ward, Guma LGA Area of Benue State. The armed men also set over 67 houses on fire.
3. APC governors endorse President Buhari for second term
The 24 APC governors in the country have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term as Nigeria’s president. This was disclosed by the Imo state governor and chairman of the forum, Rochas Okorocha.
4. Court sends Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to prison
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Wednesday ordered the remand of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi in Ikoyi Prison. The remand order follows the arraignment of the senator by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud. After listening to the arguments for and against his bail application, Justice Mohammed Idris ordered that the lawmaker be remanded in prison till Friday when a ruling would be given on whether or not to admit him to bail.
5. President Buhari to visit Bauchi state today
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected in Bauchi today on an official visit where he is to commission some of the projects executed by the Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar administration in the state.The state government has therefore declared a public holiday to welcome President Muhammed Buhari to the state.
6. INEC to hold verification for Dino Melaye’s recall on Saturday
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will commence the verification of signatures of those seeking the recall of the embattled Sen. Dino Melaye on April 28. INEC Federal Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting today in Lokoja.
7. Senate suspends plenary, summons Police IG over Dino Melaye’s arrest
The Senate, yesterday, suspended plenary and adjourned as well as ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before it by 11:00am (today) in connection with the arrest and maltreatment of Senator Dino Melaye. The lawmakers, some of whom were emotional, took turns at the plenary to condemn the police for what they termed as inhuman treatment of Melaye by security operatives.
8. Military receives report on Taraba killings and Danjuma’s statement
The panel set up by the Nigerian Army to investigate the brutal killings in Taraba State and the alleged connivance by the military, particularly the army, Wednesday submitted its report. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, stated that the panel’s report into the Taraba crisis would be released to the public in no time for the public to judge, insisting that nothing would be left unturned.
9. Court stops National Assembly from changing order of elections
A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the national assembly from going ahead with plans to re-order the election sequence earlier announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a judgment on Wednesday, held that the powers to organise, conduct and fix dates for elections resides only with INEC by virtue of Section 15(a) of the 3rd Schedule to the Constitution.
10. Group demands probe into leakage of WAEC answers
Civil society groups have called for an independent investigation of the malpractice rocking the ongoing 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in Nigeria. The integrity of the examination organised by the West African Examination Council has been tainted by the exposure of real-time sale of answers to candidates by some online platforms.