The Late 5: Buhari congratulates Merkel; Peter Okoye says his brother threatened to kill his wife; and other top stories

Good evening

Here are the top 5 stories that drove conversations today:

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders to congratulate German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the polls granting her a fourth term.

Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, stated that President Buhari recalled his interactions with Merkel over the years, especially at the G8 meeting in 2015 and during his visit to Germany in 2016, adding that he left “with a strong impression of her commitment to building stronger ties across the world.”

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As part of its measures to end the rising issue of illegal importation of firearms into the country, the federal government has taken action to prosecute culprits involved arms smuggling. Five men are currently being prosecuted by the FG for importing 661 pump-action rifles into the country.

However, after initially pleading ‘not guilty,’ two out of the five men have indicated their intention to enter into a plea bargain, providing them with a chance to change their plea from not guilty to guilty.

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The peaceful protests by Internal Displaced Persons in Maiduguri have taken an ugly turn as policemen in the state reportedly arrested some of the protesters.

The group had protested on Sunday, saying “the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) would want to return to their respective communities in Bama and continue their normal activities in view of the prevailing peace in the state.”

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African music sensation Yemi Alade seems to have playing her cards right lately. Last week, video game company Ubisoft revealed it would be featuring Yemi Alade’s Tum Bum in its upcoming edition of motion-based dance video game.

Her song was selected alongside those of some other top musicians including Katy Perry, DNCE, Shakira, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Daddy Yankee, and so on.

YNaija Music Blog deconstructs and explains Yemi Alade’s winning strategy that landed her this feat.

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On the other hand, things are quickly going south between the once inseparable duo PSquare. Frist was the report that they had officially parted ways following rumors of a renewed rivalry, next, a letter by Peter Okoye claimed that his elder brother, Jude hit him and threatened to make a coffin for him.

He also claimed Jude has threatened to kill his wife, Lola Omotayo, prompting him to request a termination of the Psquare contract

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