The Late 5: Lai Mohammed hammers Saraki over alleged statement...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Former President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari was on Saturday laid to rest in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto. Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, led the Federal Government delegation to the burial, with other dignitaries attending the funeral prayers including Governor…

The Late 5: CAN cautions El-Rufai over threat to arrest...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to threats by Governor Nasir El Rufai to arrest and arraign Abuja-based cleric and Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Eneche over allegations of hate speech. Speaking on the development, CAN President Rev. Dr Samson Ayokunle said…

The Late 5: You are the problem, not the Nigerian...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has debunked reports that about 167 policemen out of the 2000 additional Police Officers recently deployed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to the Boko Haram frontline in the North east have absconded from duties, describing it as absolute falsehood…

The Late 5: Edo Governor labels BEDC enemy of progress,...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it spent a total of N623.16 billion on subsidy from January to November, 2018. This was contained in its report dated 19th December, 2018 which was presented to the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) at its last meeting in…

The Late 5: ASUU threatens to boycott further meetings with...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it may not honour further calls by the Federal Government for a meeting on the way forward over the current strike by its members, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Speaking on Sunday after a a news…

The Late 5: Time has come to bring the evils...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday summoned another Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to address prevailing security challenges in the sub-region. Addressing the other Heads of the State at the Summit, Buhari noting that the meeting was…

The Late 5: Things are going to be harder than...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari has warned governors and other leaders in the country to brace up for tougher times ahead, especially as regards the economy and infrastructural development of the country.  Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, said the President disclosed…

The Late 5: Sowore protests exclusion from Presidential debate, Ezekwesili,...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Petroluem Industry Bill was experiencing delay because reforms in the industry must be well thought out and must have the best interest of Nigeria and Nigerians as its core objective, assuring that dialogue on the bill is still on-going.  The President…

The Late 5: Former Governor, Dariye reportedly received N85m as...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: A former governor of Plateau, Joshua Dariye, is reported to still earn his allowances and salaries as Senator representing Plateau Central at the National Assembly, despite being in prison. According to a report by Punch, the lawmaker who was in June, convicted for 14 years by an FCT High…

The Late 5: Legislative aides petition EFCC to investigate Saraki,...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the implementation of the tradermoni scheme by the Federal Government, explaining that distribution of cash to the public very close to general elections by public officials, no matter how noble the intent may be, amount to vote…

The Late 5: Appeal Court grants prisoners right to vote...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Court of Appeal Benin Division on Friday ruled that prrisoners in the country have the right to vote and has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include all prisoners in the voter register. Delivered the lead judgment in an appeal filed by five prisoners, Victor Emenuwe,…