The planned sit-at-home protests organized by the two major pro-Biafra separatist groups, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) is generating tension in the Southeast states of the country . . .
PIB Bill: Senate scraps NNPC; Gunmen abduct 6 Lagos pupils 3 days after writing school; Igbos, stop complaining, you didn’t invest in Buhari’s 2015 campaign – Ngige; FG approves closure of 5 foreign missions & embassies; Tell those agitating for Biafra that there is enough cake to share – Obasanjo . . .
Presidency speaks on rumoured coup plot by Army officers; Ifeanyi Ubah arrested for economic sabotage punishable by death – DSS; Jonathan, Dickson can’t be separated —Bayelsa PDP; Customs seize container with 440 guns imported from Turkey; Why Buhari could not be treated in Nigeria – Health minister . . .
PDP Crisis: Supreme Court struck out Sheriff’s application against Makarfi’s appeal; PDP Crisis: Supreme Court reserves judgment; MASSOB anniversary march held in Onitsha; MASSOB anniversary march: Police arrest 137 pro-Biafra agitators in three states; Kano State House of Assembly withdraws charges against Emir Sanusi; NBC slams Gov. Al-Makura for demolishing private radio station; Court suspends proceedings on forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.7m . . .
PDP crisis: Sheriff urges Supreme Court to shun Makarfi appeal; No ransom was paid for release of 82 Chibok girls – Lai Mohammed . . .
Osinbajo orders Apapa Port to run 24/7, bans touting at all ports of entry; NPA moves against Atiku’s INTELS; FG moves against Atiku’s INTELS; Consumers now free to buy electricity from Gencos — Fashola; Pro-Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu meets MASSOB leaders; South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians again!; Governors, ministers, service chiefs, lawmakers attend DG SSS daughter’s wedding . . .
Osinbajo receives 2017 Budget from National Assembly; Court orders forfeiture of N449.6m recovered from Lagos shop; Politicians under security watch over Buratai’s coup alarm; Army Yet to Make Arrests After Buratai’s Coup Warning – Army Spokesman . . .
IPOB orders remembrance of Biafran fallen heroes on May 30; Niger Delta Group Knock Dickson Over Jonathan Comment; Senate probes DSS recruitment; Female suicide bombers hit University of Maiduguri again!;Ifeanyi Ubah: NNPC challenges Lagos court’s jurisdiction to hear suit; Ifeanyi Ubah to stay in prison custody till May 25; Osinbajo signs three executive orders; We’ll remain loyal to Nigeria – Nigerian Air Force . . .
Osinbajo cannot replace Buhari in 2019 if president dies – Prof. Ango Abdullahi; Osinbajo confirms rescue of another Chibok schoolgirl – Femi Adesina; Jonathan’s six-year-presidency a wasted opportunity for Ijaw people – Dickson; British govt reacts to coup rumors in Nigeria . . .
In the BBC series of Letters From African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani profiles the lawyer who brokered the release of 82 women captured by Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram . . .