President Goodluck Jonathan is currently presiding over a
meeting of the Council of State with other top officials at
the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting started at about 11:40am and now is in progress.
Vice President Namadi Sambo; President of the Senate, David
Mark; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu
Tambuwal; former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former
President Shehu Shagari and former Head of the Interim
National Government, Ernest Shonekan, are precent at the
Others are former military Heads of State, Yakubu Gowon;
Abdusalam Abubakar and Ibrahim Babangida as well as some
former Chief Justices of Nigeria and state governors.
It was learnt that the Council may take a decision on a new
Inspector General of Police to replace Mohammed Abubakar,
the outgoing police boss, as his tenure is due to end this
month after serving for 35 years in the force.
Former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo,
Shehu Shagari, Ernest Shonekan, Ibrahim Babangida and
Abdusalam Abubakar at the Counsil of State meeting
Service Chiefs including the Inspector-General of Police,
Muhammed Abubakar, are waiting in the tea room of the
Council Chamber venue of the meeting to brief them on
security situation in the country.
Embattled Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, is
making a surprise appearance at the meeting.
Nyako is currently in the eye of the storm as the state House
of Assembly has commenced impeachment process against
him and his deputy, James Ngilari.
The meeting is still ongoing at the time of filing this report.