The Late 5: Buhari to leave for Turkey tomorrow, FG launches investigation into Kachikwu’s house fire, and other top stories

Good evening.

Here are the top 5 stories that drove conversation today:

President Muhammadu Buhari met with some state governors at the Presidential Villa earlier today.

It certainly wasn’t a merry meeting as President Buhari reprimanded them for owing workers salaries despite intervention from the federal government. His question was quite simple, “How can anyone go to bed and sleep soundly when workers have not been paid their salaries for months.”

These are the governors that were present at the meeting.

However, President Buhari won’t be in the country for much longer. The presidency announced he will be travelling to Turkey tomorrow. Here’s what the president will be doing there.


President Buhari will have some sorting out to do when he returns as the Senate has asked him to appoint a separate Minister of Power to oversee the activities in the sector.

The Senate argued that the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, which is being headed by Babatunde Fashola, is rapidly expanding its project implementation activities, rather than limit its role of providing policy direction.


Remember the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu’s house in Abuja experienced a fire incident on Sunday?

Also, remember it was initially dismissed as an electrical fire?

Well, there are now doubts it might not have been an electrical fire and the Federal Government has launched an investigation into the matter.

Here’s what the investigators are saying, and what they plan to do.


The ‘Biafra saga’ continues as the leader of the proscribed separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was absent in court today as his trial for alleged treason continued at an Abuja court.

Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe who stood as surety for Mr Kanu also asked to be discharged.

Here are the details from the proceeding.


It is, however, a good day for students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, as the academic staff union in the university finally suspended it’s strike while has lasted roughly two years.

According to the union’s Zonal Coordinator Dr. Ade Adejumo, the strike was suspended today but academic activities will kick off on Monday, October 23.

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