1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday, admonished the Federal Government to deploy technology in combating insecurity in the country. PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this during a press conference at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
2. Abductors of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State, on Monday, gave parents of the victims a deadline to “settle” their N100 million ransom. They threatened to kill the abductees if their demands are not met by today (Tuesday).
3. Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, as a matter of urgency, to constitute a commission of inquiry that would establish and address root causes of insecurity and secessionist agitations across the country. This was contained in his letter to the president.
4. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), yesterday, said Nigerians should expect the return of £4.2 million seized from associates of former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, soon. He stated this in a statement on Monday.
5. Operatives of Operation Harmony in Kwara State, on Monday, arrested a man in possession of a fresh severed human head and hands along Ajasse-Ipo/Ilorin highway. Spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Okasanmi Ajayi, disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin yesterday.
6. Oyo State Police Command has intercepted a gunrunner suspected to have been terrorising the state as well as Ogun State and recovered an AK-47 rifle with breech number 353913 from him. The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Adewale Osifeso, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), disclosed to journalists in Ibadan, yesterday.
7. An American business magnate, software developer, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. On Monday, Gates, 65, announced their decision in a tweet.
8. The Defence Headquarters on Monday assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the present administration and all associated democratic institutions. This was contained in a statement by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Defence Information.
9. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says the closure of courts across the country is a humiliation of the country’s democracy. The NBA urged governors to meet the demands of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
10. Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have attacked the Tse Amgbem community near Aondoana in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State killing 19 residents. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO DSP Anene Sewuese Catherine confirmed the incident.