These are the stories that drove the conversation today:
Adenike Khadijat Oluboyo, a.k.a ‘Princess Nikky,’ daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo, Alhaji Lasisi Olugbenga Oluboyo, was on Sunday found dead and already decomposing at the Akure home of her boyfriend.
Khadijat, a final year Educational Management student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko was reportedly last seen in the company of her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao, popularly known as Q.S. before she was declared missing by family members.
Confirming the incidence, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ondo command, Femi Joseph told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the incident was not a rumour but a fact that the young lady was found dead this morning, describing it as saddening and very unfortunate.
“We are on it and trying to get some facts but the Commissioner of Police will brief the press about the details in another 48 hours,” Joseph added.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to make public, names and photographs of all those involved in the handling of repatriated $322 million loot, following what it said were revelations that it was being siphoned by “leaders of his party and the cabal at the Presidency”.
National Publicity Secretary of the opposition party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, urged the President to do so to demonstrate transparency and enable Nigerians know and see the faces of those superintending over the stealing of the repatriated fund under the guise of sharing it to the ‘poorest of the poor’.
A major explosion involving a petrol tanker was on Sunday averted in Ado Ekiti after a petrol tanker spilled its content on the road.
The incident was said to have occurred while the tanker was pulling out of the filling station, spilling the remnant of its contents in the process while men of the state fire service swung into action to prevent what would have been a tragic explosion.
Governor Ayodele Fayose later visited the scene, and in reaction warned businesses owners to put the interest of the state and the people first by complying with standards and safety measures while going about their businesses.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has said it will recruit additional 4,650 officers and procure new logistics vehicles to improve road safety management in the country.
Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi who disclosed this in Lagos on Sunday said men of the corps plans to put in their best, deploy more resources and logistics in the second part of the year, as processes have commenced for the injection of more vehicles, patrol van, ambulances and bikes that will enable the corps work more and strengthen its operations.
The FRSC currently has a staff strength of 20,320.
And stories from around the world:
Four boys among a group of 13 trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than a fortnight were rescued on Sunday after surviving a treacherous escape, raising hopes elite divers would also save the others soon.
The rescued boys emerged as night fell from the Tham Luang cave complex after divers guided them along a route of more than four kilometres (2.5 miles) that included twisting, extremely narrow and jagged passageways filled with water.
Their escape led to an explosion of jubilation on social media in Thailand as the rescued boys were rushed to hospital. (AFP)