The Late 5: Melaye’s recall process back on track; Trump honours 9/11 victims; and other top stories

Good evening.

Here are the top 5 stories that drove conversation today:

A Federal High court in Abuja has dismissed Senator Dino Melaye’s lawsuit challenging the process of recalling him from the Senate, ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with the recall process.

Responding, Dino Melaye accused the Governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, INEC, top Federal Government and security officers of being behind his travails, stating that the court ruling is ‘appealable.’ This decision of the court will surely test INEC’s resolve on if it’s fully ready to go ahead with the Kogi senator’s recall.


Aisha Buhari, wife of President Buhari, donated relief materials to victims of the Benue flood today, saying, through her representative, Mairo Al-Makura, wife of Nasarawa State Governor, that ‘more relief materials are on the way.’ See what she donated.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor of Benue, Benson Abounu, has confirmed the removal of James Iorhuna, from office as Manager of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp over irregularities.


Resident Doctors who began a nationwide on Monday, September 4, have agreed to meet on Tuesday to evaluate the response of the Federal Government to its demands.

The federal government, in a meeting with the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Sept. 6, agreed to pay the arrears of salaries latest by Sept. 8.


In the U.S., after observing a moment of silence in honour of the 9/11 victims, Donald Trump and the first lady Melania visited the Pentagon to participate in a ceremony in remembrance of the Pentagon staff who also lost their lives during the 9/11 terror attack when a plane ran into the building.


Exploring the crisis that rocked Jos in 2001, just days before the 9/11 attack in the U.S., YNaija reporter Eromo Egbejule begins a three-part story called ‘Seven Bloody Days of Summer’ reliving the tales of the bloody event.

Read the first part of the series titled ‘The 9/11 we tend to forget,’ and the second part, ‘Buried under the rubble of 9/11.

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