Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
No gorilla in Kano zoo – Ganduje
Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has rejected claims that a Gorilla swallowed N6.8million in a Kano zoo. He said the zoo in question had no gorilla.
Lawan appoints Chief of Staff, media aide
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has appointed a Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Lawan approved the appointments of Babagana Muhammad Aji and Festus Adedayo as his Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity respectively. The appointments were announced in a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Senate President on Administration, Betty Okoroh.
Police arrest four over N6.8m allegedly swallowed by gorilla at Kano zoo
The Kano State Police Command, on Tuesday, said it has arrested four suspects in connection to the case of a gorilla, which allegedly swallowed N6.8 million at Kano Zoological Gardens. Spokesman of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the arrests, said those arrested, include security officials and the accountant, charging them for negligence.
INEC withdraws certificate of return from Ondo APC lawmaker
Following the judgement of the Ondo State High Court, the Independent National Electoral Commission has withdrawn the Certificate of Return issued to Sina Akinwumi, an All Progressives Congress lawmaker, who had earlier been declared the winner of the March 9, 2019, House of Assembly election, in Okitipupa constituency II.
Court adjourns Dokpesi’s N5bn libel suit until September 23
An FCT High Court, Apo, on Tuesday adjourned until September 23 the defamation suit filed by Raymond Dokpesi against immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and former Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Mr Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, filed the suit on April 30, seeking N5 billion in damages from Messrs Mohammed and Malami.