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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, is spending the weekend in his country home, Daura in Katsina State.

The President left Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja on Friday at about 2:00 p.m. after the Jumat prayers in the Presidential Villa.

On arrival at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport in Katsina, he was received by the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, and some indigenes.

Two former Nigerian ministers, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode and Nenadi Usman, are to remain in prison till Monday, July 4, as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has reserved ruling on their bail applications.

Fani-Kayode and Usman were the directors of Media and Finance respectively of the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organisation in the 2015 general election.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that his predecessor, Martin Elechi, was misinforming the public by claiming that he (Umahi) was the chairman of the Executive Council Committee on Inspections during his second tenure as the governor.

 Umahi was the deputy governor during Elechi's second tenure in office.

 

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has promised to institute an award for most peaceful ethnic groups in the state effective from 2017.

The governor disclosed this in Warri during Stakeholders’ meeting on creating a peaceful atmosphere for the development

of Delta State and the Niger Delta region. Governor’s words: "From 2017, there will be a prize for the

By Onyema Amanze

 

Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has said that he was still the governor of Abia State irrespective of the court order which said otherwise.

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Australian Open Tennis Championships: What Milos Raonic Did After Defeating Monfils

Milos Raonic on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, decided to learn how to unwind on his days off during tournaments. This week in Melbourne, he even found time to take in some art.

Buhari Intensifies Anti-Corruption War, Sends Two Bills To Senate

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, sent two bills, money laundering prevention and prohibition bill 2016 and the criminal matters bill 2016 to the National Assembly for passage to boost the anti-corruption campaign.

Corruption Still High In Africa, Says Group

Corruption is a "serious problem" in 40 of sub-Saharan Africa's 46 states, says an anti-corruption watchdog.

Transparency International (TI) says it has seen no improvement in powerhouses Nigeria and South Africa.

Kenya Judge, Phillip Tunoi, Probed Over '$2m Bribe'

 

Kenya has begun a judicial inquiry into allegations that a Supreme Court judge accepted a $2m (£1.4m) bribe.

Phillip Tunoi denies taking money to rule in favour of Evans Kidero, whose election as Nairobi governor was challenged in 2014.

Boko Haram Blasts Kill 13 People In Chibok

Suicide bombers on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, hit the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok in Borno State during market day, killing at least 13 people, reports said.

 

Tribunal May Strike Out N70m Bribery Charges Against Orubebe

The chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr Danladi Umar, is threatening to strike out the charges of bribery and false declaration of assets preferred against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Godsday Orubebe.

Kogi New Governor Declares Zero Tolerance For Corruption

The new Governor of Kogi State, Mr. Yayaha Bello, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, warned that his administration would have zero tolerance for corruption and impunity.

Nigerian Governors Pledge To Sustain Peer Review Mechanism

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, held a meeting at the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital, Abuja, with the State Chief Executive pledging to continue their Peer Review Mechanism.

Brazil Joins League Of Most Corrupt Countries

By Lucy Westcott

Just months before the 2016 Olympics Games are set to open in Rio, a new report finds that Brazil has taken the biggest fall in an annual index on perceived corruption.

Bessie Ikpeazu: A Life Of Selfless Service

By Uche Nwosu

The divine assertion that an excellent wife is far more precious than jewels epitomizes the life and times of Deaconess (Mrs) Bessie Ikpeazu, Nee Nwagwu, who on November 29, 2015, joined the Lord’s triumphant at the age of 87 after a victorious Christian life on earth.

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