The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced dates for its expanded National Caucus, Board of Trustees (BoT), and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings slated for Monday, July 17. The notice of the meeting released inAbuja on Saturday by Sen. Ben Obi, the National Secretary of PDP National Caretaker Committee, and Amb. Aminu Wali, the National Secretary of BOT for BOT Chairman.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)has commenced the process vacating the Abuja Federal High Court order of an restraining it from continuing with the recall process on the Senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye. The electoral body has also approached the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to intervene in the matter.

The Nigeria Police Force says it has submitted proposal to the Presidency for the recruitment of 155,000 additional policemen between 2017 and 2022 to effectively police the nation. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris made the disclosure on Friday when he paid a condolence visit to the Kano state governor over the demise of Dan Masanin Kano, Dr. Maitama Sule. The IGP stated that the move was in line with the United Nations Charter of one man to 400 people.

The U.S. Justice of Department on Friday filed a lawsuit seeking to recover assets that include a $50 million Manhattan apartment and an $80 million yacht, The Galactica, that it said were bought using money generated from a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to a former Nigerian oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners have called on the Federal government to immediately relaunch the Safe School Initiative (SSI) and put in place modalities for its effective implementation to facilitate the safety of teachers and pupils, especially in Lagos state. The group made this position in an open letter signed by its convener, Oby Ezekwesili and addressed to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode.

A socio-cultural group in the North, Arewa Youth Forum has warned Yoruba Leaders to stop using Governor Ayo Fayose and Femi Fani-Kayode to destabilize the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President of the Forum, Gambo Gujungu issued the warning on Friday while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

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