Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary – Atiku
Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advocated a review of the procedure for the appointment of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Atiku said the chairman of the electoral body should be appointed by the judiciary, not the president as is currently being done.
Nigeria needs N10 trillion infrastructure bond – Fashola
The immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called for the introduction of a N10 trillion infrastructure bond. He made the call on Monday when he was being screened by the Senate.
We won’t call any witness to defend Atiku’s petition – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday, said it would not call any witness to defend the petition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, filed to challenge the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 23 presidential election.
Civil society groups kick against ex-AGF Malami’s nomination as minister
A coalition of civil society organisations on Monday kicked against the nomination of the immediate past Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as a returning minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a press conference held in Abuja on Monday, the coalition accused the nominee of being a “barrier-in-chief” to President Buhari’s ‘intention’ to fight corruption.
El-Zakzaky absent as court fixes August 5 for ruling on bail application
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, adjourned to August 5, ruling in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat. The Islamic cleric was absent in court.