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The former head of Sierra Leone's army who was kidnapped in Nigeria last week has been freed, officials say.

They said Maj Gen Nelson Williams, who is now Sierra Leone's Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, is back at his base in the capital Abuja.

It was not immediately clear whether any ransom was paid for his release.

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, will remain in office as governor of the state, pending the conclusion of matters in courts.

This was the decision of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja, who adjourned hearing to Thursday on the application for Stay of execution  by Governor Ikpeazu against Abang's ruling in favour of Uche Ogah.

As the European Union (EU) threatens to unravel in the wake of Britain's vote to leave, the African Union is pursuing a path of closer integration through the launch of a common passport that will grant visa-free access to all 54 member states.

Police in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, have used tear gas and water cannons to break up a protest by minibus drivers.

 The unrest began when drivers erected barricades in a protest against harassment and roadblocks by police demanding bribes.

When security force stepped in, some local residents joined the protesters and threw stones at police.

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has stressed Wayne Rooney's future at Old Trafford is in attack rather than in midfield.

The experienced forward, 30, regularly featured in midfield under Louis van Gaal last campaign, while he also held a similar role for England at Euro 2016.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday applied to remove former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from a $1.6b money laundering charge it filed against former Directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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Nigeria Reinstates General Implicated In Mass Murder Secretly

 

Nigeria has reinstated a general implicated in mass murder, underlining the government’s “monumental failure” to stamp out impunity for war crimes, Amnesty International said Monday, February 1, 2016.

Group Seeks Amaechi’s Prosecution Over Rivers Loot

By Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt

 

Rivers: How Gunmen Kidnapped Governor Dickson’s Aide

By Daniel Abia,

Port Harcourt

Another high profile kidnap was recorded in out skirt of Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Sunday as the Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor, Dickson Henry Seriake on Aviation, Captain Henry Ungbuku (rtd), was kidnapped by gunmen.

EFCC Raids Former Vice President’s Office

 

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, January 30, 2016, raided the Abuja office of former Vice President, Mr. Namadi Sambo, in the central business district.

Bomb Blasts Rock Maiduguri Again

Boko Haram suspects on Monday, February 1, 2016, rattled Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, with bombs.

Although details of the latest incident remain sketchy as at press time, a tweet by Sahara Reporters confirmed that the twin blasts occurred this morning.

 According to the

Fayose To Buhari: Allow Judiciary To Work . Stop Political Persecution

 

By Valentine Amanze, Lagos

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, February 1, 2016, advised President

Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria to respect the democratic principles of separation of

How Police Officer Was Arrested For Defiling Seven-Year-Old Girl In Ebonyi

 

A Policeman attached to Ebonyi State Police Command, Ndubuisi Ewerem, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a seven-year- old girl, Chiamaka

Nwankwo, who resides at No. 29 off Nibo Street in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

Kanu Seeks EU’s Assistance Over Plight In Nigeria

European Union has invited the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to address the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday February 3, 2016.

Ekiti Guber Election Rigging Saga: An Afterthought Episode, Says Group

 

A human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has described the weekend revelation of former Secretary of the Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party

How Boko Haram Roasted Kids Alive In Borno

 

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.

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