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

Here are the top five stories to track today.

1) Ese Oruru gives birth to a baby girl

14-year-old Ese Oruru, who was kidnapped from Bayelsa state to Kano state by 19-year-old tricycle driver, has reportedly given birth to a baby girl.


2) Children’s Day

May 27 is globally recognized as the International Day for Children. Several activities are held to mark the day and awareness on the plight of children raised.

How will the world be celebrating children?


3) PDP BoT supports Makarfi

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, expressed its support for the newly appointed caretaker committee headed by Ahmed Makafi.

The PDP Board of Trustees also called on its members who had instituted court against the party to withdraw the case.

How will Ali Modu-Sheriff and other sacked executives of the party react to this development?


4) Crisis in Kogi state House of Assembly

The drama in the Kogi state House of Assembly has continued, this time involving the police.

According to reports, a faction of the state assembly led by the recently reinstated Speaker of the House, Momoh Jimoh Ibrahim, were barred from entering the State House of Assembly Complex by policemen.


5) ‘Sharia law will protect Christians’

A House of Representative member, Abdullahi Salame, who sponsored a Sharia bill that has scaled through second reading in the House, says Sharia law will protect all Nigerians.

Salame saod: “With the passage of this bill, no Muslim will ever attempt even to harm, much less, kill non-Muslims, because you know Sharia can attend to criminal cases and you will be dealt with. And, in Islam, when you kill a non-Muslim, you will be killed. These Boko Haram and other groups that hide behind any little crisis to attack Christians and other non-Muslims would be easily punished.”

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