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1. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), in a letter through its deputy director, Timothy Adewale, to the president have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the Nigerian military from monitoring the activities of Nigerians on social media.
2. Mr. Kehinde Odunayo Victor, the Deputy Director, Funds Management, in the Ekiti State Accountant General’s Office and Mr. Arogundade Victor, the Director, Ekiti State Finances in the State Ministry of Finance, were the first and second witnesses in the probe of former Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration. The witnesses noted that a total of over N163billion was allocation received from the federal government from October 2010 and September 2014, under Fayemi’s government. The witness however alleged that a total of N18billion deductions were not remitted by the government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
3. An 8 man United State Congressional delegation led by Senator Christopher Coons visited Nigeria to meet with top government officials over Boko Haram terrorists menace as well as to re-strengthen the US-Nigeria relations. The delegation will also visit Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and The Gambia in their West Africa tour.
4. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Monday in Lagos, when he visited the Head Quarters of TV Continental (TVC), said that the Federal Government will not make any law or directive that will stifle the press in its ongoing fight against hate speech and fake news.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari at the First International Cocoa Summit organized by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment in Collaboration with Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja on Monday, expressed regrets over the neglect of the cocoa sector, saying that his administration will work to reposition it and other non-oil commodities in Nigeria. Mr. President was represented by Chief Audu Ogbe, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.