The Late 5: The Nigerian Army’s directive, Reps’ on 2018 budget and, other top stories

These are the top five stories that drove conversation today.

As part of its language policy, the Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba languages.


The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said the ruling party has not endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for the 2019 Presidential election.


The House of Representatives has promised that the controversies that usually follow the passage of Appropriation Bills are over – citing the particular instance of the drama that preceded the 2016 budget.


The Osun State Government and pensioners in the state traded blame over the non-payment of 12 to 13 months pension arrears.

The pensioners staged a protest, after one of their own committed suicide as he could not pay his bills anymore.


Senator Abiodun Olujimi (Ekiti South) has said the clash between operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has shown that no one is in charge of the government.

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