These are the top five stories that drove conversation today.
- P. DIDDY, BEYONCÉ, CRISTIANO RONALDO AMONG TOP FIVE HIGHEST PAID ENTERTAINERS IN THE WORLD
Formerly known as Puff Daddy, Sean “Diddy” Combs is the top earner on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities.
Forbes’ says Duffy raked in $130 million from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.
The magazine adds that Diddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a stake in Ciroc vodka and the $70 million sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line all contributed to his earnings.
2. BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS, REVEALS HOW HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO AVOID ARREST FOR SO LONG
Billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, Evans, who was paraded at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja on Sunday, June 11, 2017, has said he kept as much as seven gangs in order to remain elusive.
3. MALABU OIL SCAM: FG BEGINS PLANS TO EXTRADITE ADOKE, OTHERS
The Federal Government has started plans to extradite former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke over the Malabu oil scam.
Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the agency prosecuting Adoke, Mr Johnson Ojogbane, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja.
4. N’ASSEMBLY HAS NO RIGHT TO INTRODUCE NEW PROJECTS INTO THE BUDGET – OSINBAJO
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said the National Assembly has no right to introduce new projects during consideration of national budgets.
Osinbajo said this while speaking at the Flag-off of the 2018 Budget and ERGP Implementation Plan Development Process by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning at the old Banquet Hall of the State House Abuja on Tuesday.
5. OSINBAJO FLAGS OFF PREPARATIONS FOR 2018 BUDGET
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has flagged off preparations for the 2018 budget, the Presidency has said.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the Presidency said Osinbajo has directed Ministers and Permanent Secretaries to ensure that the executive meet the time scheduled for budget submission.