The Late 5: Again, house of reps summons Buhari over insecurity; Political parties armed thugs to undermine 2019 polls – IGP | Other top stories

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Again, house of reps summons Buhari over insecurity

The House of Representatives on Thursday reinvited President Muhammadu Buhari to address the chamber on what his administration is doing about the high spate of insecurity across Nigeria. The House had unanimously on April 11, 2019, adopted a motion with the mandate to issue a query to the President, asking him to explain the spate of insecurity under his administration within 48 hours.

IPOB declares sit-at-home on May 30

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared Thursday May, 30th sit-at-home in states under former Eastern and Middle Belt regions respectively.

In a statement on Thursday by the spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful, the pro-biafra group said that the essence of the sit-at-home was in commemoration of Biafra fallen heroes.

Kogi governor Yahaya Bello endorse Lawan/Gbajabiamila to head 9th Senate

Yahaya Bello, has endorsed the Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila to lead the 9th Senate and House of Assembly. This was revealed in a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, the spokesperson to governor, Thursday morning.

Political parties armed thugs to undermine 2019 polls – IGP

Acting Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed Adamu on Thursday assessed the conduct of the 2019 general election, and concluded that though the election was conducted in a largely credible and peaceful atmosphere, it was discovered that political parties and politicians armed their followers to undermine the electoral process.

The Acting IGP who spoke at a two day annual summit of political parties and stakeholder’s organised by the Political Parties Leadership and Policy Development Centre of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) said security agents made series of arrest of such armed thugs and recovered illegal fire arms from them.

NBC DG Kawu, arraigned, granted bail

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday granted bail to the Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu.

Kawu and two others including Dipo Onifade, Lucky Omoluwa, who is the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, as well as the company, are facing charges of corruption. The NBC boss was indicted for allegedly misappropriating N2.5 billion, a scandal that could slow down the nationwide rollout of the digital transmission of home television signals.

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