These are the top five stories that drove conversations today.
- LAGOS-IBADAN RAIL LINE WILL CREATE 500,000 JOBS -OSINBAJO
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Lagos-Ibadan standard guage railway line will create 500,000 jobs.
While speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Osinbajo said the rail line is just one segment of the Lagos-Kano railway project, which is an integral part of the national rail project.
2. MAN WHO SAT ON TOR TIV’S STOOL JAILED FOR 4 YEARS
Stephen Nyitse, a man who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the enthronement of the new king on Saturday in Gboko, Benue, has been jailed for four years.
3. OSINBAJO INAUGURATES ONNOGHEN AS 17TH CJN
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday swore in Justice Walter Onnoghen as the 17th Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The inauguration held inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja at 9am.
4. I WILL NOT LEAVE MY THRONE TO RUN FOR OFFICE – EMIR SANUSI
The Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II has said he will not leave his throne to run for political office.
5. PDP LEADERS TO VISIT BUHARI IN LONDON
The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Sen. Walid Jubril, says leaders of the party are ready to visit and sympathise with President Muhammadu Buhari in London.