These are the top five stories that drove conversation today.
- The challenges I met made me want to abscond – Buhari
President Muhammau Buhari says he felt like absconding when he resumed office.
Buhari said this on Thursday at the State House when he received participants of the Senior Executive Course 37 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).
2. FG incomplete documents delaying 2017 budget – Senate
Majority leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume has said the Federal Government should be blamed for the delay in the consideration of the 2017 budget instead of the Senate.
3. Blasphemy:Kano Court frees all suspects on Attorney-General’s advise
A Magistrates’ court sitting in Kano on Thursday discharged an acquitted all five suspects who allegedly killed Bridget Agbahime, a trader based in Kano.
The suspects, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were charged on a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.
4. INEC replies NASS, says it’s ready for Rivers election
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said was ready to conclude the suspended re-run parliamentary elections in Rivers.
5. APC committee recommends expulsion of Timi Frank
The disciplinary committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has recommended that the party’s deputy national publicity secretary Timi Frank be expelled.