Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
Police IGP attends Senate plenary, briefs lawmakers over insecurity
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, appeared before the Senate in plenary on Tuesday to brief the lawmakers over the spate of kidnappings across Nigeria. He appeared alongside the special adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, and other police officers.
Nigeria needs to rehabilitate IDPs, rebuild infrastructure – Buhari tells UN
The assistance of the United Nations and the international community will be invaluable in reversing the devastation visited on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told the visiting President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Maria Garces. Furthermore, Buhari said Nigeria needs to rehabilitate IDPs, rebuild infrastructure.
Tribunal holds inaugural sitting on Atiku’s petition on Wednesday
According to Punch, the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will hold its inaugural sitting on Wednesday over Atiku Abubakar’s petition on Wednesday. Furthermore, a five-man panel will hear the PDP and Atiku’s petition is to be led by the President of the Court of Appeal.
Court grants Adeleke N2m bail, permission to travel abroad
An Abuja Magistrate Court sitting in Mpape on Tuesday granted Senator Ademola Adeleke a N2 million bail. Adeleke had pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
Magistrate Muhammed Suberu granted the senator bail with a condition that he provides a surety, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court. The Magistrate also granted Adeleke permission to travel abroad to attend to his health as earlier granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja and a High Court of Osun State in Ikirun.
Three feared dead in fresh Kaduna attack
Three people have been reported killed on Monday in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Gerti village, Kaninkon Ward, Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The incident, according to the councillor, representing Kaninkon Ward, Christopher Yakubu Philip, occurred at about 8:00am when the victims, which included a man and his son were working on the farm.