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

These are the top five stories that drove conversations today.

  1. SENATE FIXES THURSDAY FOR PASSAGE OF 2017 BUDGET

The Senate on Tuesday received the report of its Joint Committee on Appropriation and Finance on the 2017 Appropriation Bill.

The report was submitted by the chairman of the committee, Danjuma Goje at the plenary.

2. ‘HOW SOME ABDUCTED CHIBOK GIRLS REFUSED TO BE RELEASED – NEGOTIATOR’

A negotiator involved in the release of the 82 Chibok girls from Boko Haram has revealed that some of the abducted girls refused to be freed.

Zannah Mustapha, a legal practitioner and mediator said some of the abducted girls refused to join the train to freedom.

3. N’ASSEMBLY INCREASES 2017 BUDGET BY N143BN

The National Assembly has increased the 2017 budget by over N143bn.

The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation on Tuesday had presented its report at the plenary.

4. IFEANYI UBAH SUES DSS

The Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, in a twist has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) over claims that he has been unlawfully detained by the said security agency.

5. #CHIBOKGIRLS: SHEHU SANI GIVES MORE ‘INTERESTING’ DETAILS

Nigerian Senator and human rights activist, Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the National Assembly, has released some more details concerning the Chibok girls.

He starts by asking that information given to the public should be ‘guarded’ as there are still more girls in captivity.

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