— The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is prepared to lend money to Nigeria and other countries facing economic crisis at zero interest rate in order to stimulate their recovery.
The Managing Director, IMF, Christine Largade, said this on Thursday in Washington DC, United States, at the ongoing annual meetings of the World Bank/IMF. (The Punch)
–The Senate on Thursday agreed with the House of Representatives that President Muhammadu Buhari should brief a joint session of the National Assembly on the state of the nation’s economy.
The House of Representatives had on Sept. 22 urged the president to hold an emergency joint session with the National Assembly with a view to formally presenting to the legislature and by extension all Nigerians, information on the true state of the economy and measures being taken to remedy what it called the country’s worst economic predicament since independence. (The Guardian)
— The Federal Government will comply with the ECOWAS Court order to release former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki from detention, Nigeria’s chief law officer told Daily Trust on Thursday. (Daily Trust)
— Gunmen suspected to be militants on Thursday stormed Lagos State Model College in Epe district of the state, abducting six persons, including the school’s Vice Principal, a teacher and four students.
However, two of the students were later rescued by policemen who immediately arrived at the scene. (Vanguard) Enditem