by Dolapo Adelana
The Late 5: These are the stories that drove conversations today
1. Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah Witnesses
Russia’s Supreme Court Thursday ruled the activities of the main centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia to be extremist, banning its work and seizing the property.
2. Why Lagos state cannot execute Rev. King – Falana
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has asked Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to commute the death penalty passed on death row inmates in the state to life imprisonment instead of executing them.
Stephanie Otobo, the self-acclaimed lover of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Auchi, Edo, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has filed a $5m lawsuit before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Canada.
4. 2 Air Peace planes collide at Lagos Airport
Two aircrafts belonging to airline Air Peace were grounded at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Thursday morning after they collided on the departure ramp.
5. Lawal’s suspension was unavoidable, he violated public trust – Sagay
Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) on Wednesday said suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal violated the Code of Conduct for public officials by awarding a contract to a company linked to him.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.