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

These are the top five stories that drove conversations today.

  1. SENATE SENDS CUSTOMS BOSS, ALI BACK, MANDATES HIM TO RE-APPEAR IN UNIFORM

The Senate has mandated the Comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali to appear before it on Wednesday, March 22 in uniform.

The Senate took the decision in a voice vote when it received Ali during plenary on Thursday.

2. AHMAD AHMAD BEATS HAYATOU TO BECOME CAF PRESIDENT

Ahmad Ahmad is the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Ahmad, who is from Madagascar beat Cameroonian Issa Hayatou by 34 to 20 votes in the election which held on Thursday at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

3. WHY I DIDN’T APPEAR IN UNIFORM | CUSTOMS CG TELLS SENATE

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali on Thursday appeared before the Senate in mufti despite an invitation stating that he should appear in his uniform.

Ali said the letter of invitation by the Senate did not mention that he should appear in uniform.

4. BUHARI ORDERS RELEASE OF SECOND TRANCHE OF PARIS CLUB REFUND TO STATES

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered the release of the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to states.

5. LETTER BOMB EXPLODES AT IMF OFFICE IN PARIS

A letter has exploded after it was opened at the offices in central Paris of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday.

Police sources have said one person was slightly injured by the attack.

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