1.The Lagos State zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered close to half a billion naira in an abandoned bureau the change in Lagos State. The anti-graft agency in a video posted on its Facebook page Friday night said they had counted over N400m while the counting is still ongoing as at 8:33pm.
2. A former Boko Haram commander identified as Joseph David has confessed that he married two of the 278 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped almost three years ago. David who was earlier a Christian, explained that the two girls were part of his benefits for being a commander in the sect. He disclosed he was abducted by Boko Haram from his native Mubi, Adamawa State, when he was 22.
3. The Nigerian Naira,depreciated against the Dollar after it was exchanged for N405 at the parallel market. This means the the currency has lost N8 compared to how it stood on Thursday. Report says the free-fall was caused by the inability of some customers to easily access forex through the banks.
4. Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Friday advised members of the National Assembly to make public their budgetary allocation, salaries and allowances to Nigerians. He said such was the least they could do in ensuring transparency and address the secrecy and negative image their earnings had generated over the years.
5. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has ruled out any reconciliation meeting with former President, Goodluck Jonathan, stating that reconciliation has died in the party. He was explaining why he walked out on Jonathan in their last meeting. He said Jonathan failed to recognize him as the party’s chairman.
6. Report says following the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, two persons were Friday confirmed dead in Lagos by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), rising the death toll increased to 438 across 19 states.
7. Suspended lawmaker, Abdulmumini Jibrin, has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comments asking the president to resign. He tendered his apology while addressing his supporters at his residence following special prayer for the President at Kofa Juma’at Mosque, Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano state on Friday. He, however, said his comment was misinterpreted.
8. For walking out on PDP leaders on Thursday, Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Governors’ Forum of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Ayo Fayose has lambasted chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, saying Sherif was an impostor, betrayal and enemy of Nigeria.
9. A brothel owner, Olayode Samuel,has been killed by some persons suspected to be prostitutes after dispossessing him of his pension. The attack took place in Odo Owa community in Ijero local government area of Ekiti state. Report says the robbers tied the retired soldier to a steel bed and set him on fire during the attack.
10. In an apparent reaction to El-Rufai’s call to lawmakers to make public their budgetary allocation, salaries and allowances to Nigerians, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has equally challenged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to extend his campaign for transparency in the budget of the National Assembly to other arms of government, including how governors spend their security votes.