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1. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the recent plan by the Federal Government to re-arrest the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The Federal Government had approached an Abuja High Court to revoke the court bail granted to Kanu because he had violated them. However, according to the statement issued by Chief John Nwodo, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, he expressed sadness to know that an attorney general would display his bias without regarding the oath of office. He noted that Arewa Youths who made inciting statements were not arrested, but rather he looked the other way, adding that every Nigerian has fundamental human rights to freedom of movement and association. “It has just been brought to my notice that the Attorney-General of the Federation has approached the courts to incarcerate Nnamdi Kalu for flouting his bail conditions. “I am amazed that the distinguished attorney is prepared to contest the superiority of the provisions of the constitution on fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and freedom of association over an erroneous judicial proclamation violating those rights.
2. The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, said that all ongoing projects in Ekiti State would be completed before he hands over to his successor by next year. The governor stated this at the Grand-Finale of the 2017 edition of the Udiroko Cultural Festival in Ado Ekiti.
3. Senator Isa Hamman Misau, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, on Friday accused the Nigeria Police authorities of collecting bribes to the tune of N120billion. He told newsmen in Abuja that a particular police chief pocked over N120billion he received from special security services rendered by police to oil firms, banks and other corporate bodies. An allegation vehemently denied by Moshood Jimoh, the Nigeria Police Public Relations Officer, adding that the senator who was a former police officer was unceremoniously dismissed from the Police Force for alleged misdeeds.
4. Malam Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, said that the reason why Mr. President held a meeting with the leaders of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to build national consensus for peace and unity which at this point is crucial to the development of Nigeria.