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,…

The Late 5: Ngige dissatisfied with level of progress, takes...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Thursday said that the misrule of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has led the country to lose over 12 million jobs, stressing that the best prosperity, peace, educational advancement in the history of the…

The Late 5: Reps reportedly collating signatures to impeach Osinbajo;...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: There is an indication that some members of the House of Representatives are collating signatures in a bid to impeach the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, over his alleged indictment in a fraud detected in the activities of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the North-East, currently being probed by…

The Late 5: More woes for Ogun APC as 26...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Twenty-six members of the Ogun House of Assembly, on Monday defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Allied People’s Movement (APM). The lawmakers who are loyalists of the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, claimed to have won the legislative primaries of the APC conducted…

The Late 5: Oil marketers give FG 7-day ultimatum over...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says it will on Monday kick off its campaign ahead of the February 16,2019 Presidential election in the ancient city of Sokoto, North-West Nigeria, with a commitment to focus on issues of governance. According to the Director, Media and Publicity of…

The Late 5: Boko Haram overrun military base in Borno,...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday arrived in N’Djamena, Chad for consultations with Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and to review the security situation in the region, as well as intensify efforts to end the insurgency. According to a tweet on…

The Late 5: Eliminate Boko Haram from the surface of...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that the war against terrorism is “a must win,” and has given marching orders to the troops in the North East to them to totally eradicate the Boko Haram group. While commending the efforts and sacrifices of the military in…