Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
IGP probes siege at the Dakolos’ residence, re-assigns petition to DIG
Following the invasion of armed men storming the residence of the Dakolos on Sunday, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has officially ordered a probe. The armed men supposedly from the police had gone to house of Timi and Busoala Dakolo “to deliver a letter inviting him and Busola, his wife, over the rape allegations” she levelled against Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of God Assembly (COZA).
In a statement on Monday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the IGP ordered a “rigorous and discreet scrutiny” into the police operation “to ascertain its conformity with Police Standard Operating Procedure and International Best Practices.”
Protesting Shiites burn two ambulances – NEMA
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday accused members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja. Head of Media and Public Relations of NEMA, Sani Datti, made this known in a statement in Abuja.
Protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have shot dead a senior police officer, DCP Umar, who was in charge of Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
Deputy commissioner of police killed in Shiite, police clash
Umar was reportedly gunned down as he tried to pacify the rampaging Shi’ite members who disrupted commercial activities and vehicular movement during their protest at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, today.
Unrealistic labour demands delaying implementation – FG
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has said that unrealistic demand from senior civil servants is delaying the implementation of the new Minimum Wage. She said this while speaking with journalists at the opening ceremony of a retreat on 2017-2020 federal civil service strategy and implementation plan organised by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation in Abuja on Monday.
PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Ganduje at tribunal
Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. Kabir-Yusuf and his party, the PDP, are challenging the declaration of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election.