Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
Boko Haram kill aid worker in Borno
Boko Haram on Thursday killed an aid worker and abducted five others. The workers are attached to Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian organisation. In a statement on its website, the organisation said the attack occurred on Thursday, along the road to Damasak in Borno.
Journalism under threat – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the spread of fake news poses a threat to journalism. He revealed this when he hosted the board of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) at Aso Rock on Friday, he expressed concern that technology is being used as a tool for instigating violence.
We have no hands in El-Zakzaky’s trial – FG
The federal government says it is not involved in the ongoing trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said the government will no longer condone acts of violence from El-Zakzaky’s followers.
Atiku, PDP closes case at presidential election tribunal
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has informed the presidential election petition tribunal of its decision to close its case. The opposition party made the announcement after presenting its last witness, Osita Chidoka. Chidoka is a former aviation minister and was the national collation agent for the PDP during the presidential election.
Buhari approves recruitment of 5,000 personnel for NDLEA
The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recruitment of 5,000 personnel for the agency to boost its manpower. Abdallah made the disclosure on Friday at the Public Destruction of Drug Exhibits by Taraba Command of NDLEA in Jalingo.