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

These are the top five stories you should monitor today.

1. We won’t be harassed by a deputy police commissioner | Governors threaten showdown with Magu

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has said it would engage in a “showdown” with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  Ibrahim Magu over a probe into the recently-released Paris Club loan refunds to the states.

2. You are not deserving of a reply | Fashola fires back at Goje

The Minister of Power, Work and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has knocked the chairman Senate committee on Appropriations, Danjuma Goje for asking him to quit if the job was overwhelming.

3. Desperate senators can remove Magu when Saraki becomes Acting President – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN) has said the Senate can remove Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when Senate President Bukola Saraki becomes the acting President.

4. Melaye recall: Maintain status quo, court orders

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday asked both the Independent National Electoral Commission and the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, to “maintain the status quo” pending the hearing of applications filed by Melaye to challenge his recall by his constituents.

5. Malami’s statement on Magu’s confirmation unconstitutional – Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) has said any minister who openly disagrees with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo risks being sacked for insubordination.

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