The Late 5: These are the stories that drove conversation today

These are the top five stories that drove conversation today.

  1. THIS GOVERNMENT WON’T TAKE HATE SPEECHES LIGHTLY – OSINBAJO

Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday warned those who have been engaging in ‘hate speeches’ to desist, as war begins with words.

Osinbajo gave the warning at a meeting with leaders of the South-East at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

2. “OUR HEAD IS BRUISED BUT IT IS UNBOWED” – PRESIDENCY ON SARAKI’S CASE

The special assistant to the president on prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla has said Bukola Saraki’s victory at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), is a mockery in the war against corruption.

3. SARAKI’S TRIAL STALLED ECONOMIC GROWTH – AKPABIO

The minority leader of the senate, Godswill Akpabio, says the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) slowed down the economy.

Speaking on Thursday, Akpabio told his colleagues that the prices of stocks went up at the stock exchange after Saraki was cleared.

4. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CAN ALTER THE BUDGET | DOGARA REPLIES OSINBAJO

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said the National Assembly has powers to alter the National Budget.

He said this during plenary on Thursday while reacting to a statement by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

5. “GOV BELLO IS A COMPOUND FOOL ON CHEAP DRUGS” – DINO MELAYE

Following the protest that led to the death of two people in Kogi, Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) has called Governor Yahaya Bello a liar for saying one of the deceased is a student.

Posting on Instagram, Dino said the governor is only scared of people with “rising profiles”.

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