The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories you should monitor today.

  1. Some freed Chibok girls need surgery – FG

The Federal Government has said some of the released Chibok girls would undergo surgery for various ailments.

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai AlHassan said this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

2. We are not interested in Igbo presidency – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra has said it is not interested in an Igbo Presidency.

3. #Chibokgirls: 21 girls released last year had bullet fragments in their bodies – FG

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai AlHassan has said some of the 21 Chibok girls earlier released by Boko Haram had bullet or blast fragments in their bodies.

The minister was quoted as saying this during an interview with CNN when the news agency visited the hostel where the 21 girls, who were rescued in October last year, live.

4. Witnesses against Dasuki should testify behind screen, FG urges court

The Federal Government on Thursday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to allow its witnessess testify behind the screen in the trial of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).

5. Meningitis: Death toll hits 1,069 in 23 states

The Federal Government has said 13,420 cerebrospinal meningitis cases and 1,069 deaths have been recorded in 23 states.

It stated that the response of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had led to the decline in some states.

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