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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned nine deposit money banks (DMBs) from the foreign exchange market for hiding over $2.3 billion belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 78 people dead and 150 missing, as rescuers search for survivors.
Many of the dead were in Accumoli, close to the epicentre, and a short distance away in Amatrice, which was largely reduced to rubble.
The village of Pescara del Tronto was levelled to the ground and the number of dead was expected to rise.

Bastian Schweinsteiger says Manchester United will be his last club in Europe and he "will be ready if the team needs me".
The midfielder, 32, played 31 games last season but has trained alone and with the under-21s since Jose Mourinho took over as manager.
Schweinsteiger retired from international football after Euro 2016.

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, to stay away from Nigerian politics and face his spiritual calling. This comes even as the group noted that the dirty politics in Nigeria is not for men of God like Mbaka, The Sun reports.

The Environmental Rights Action /Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has criticized the Nigerian government cooperation agreement with Russia’s ROSATOM to build four nuclear power plants in the country despite inherent dangers, and at a time most civilized nations are exploring safe renewables.

Fidelity Bank Plc has denied the alleged non-remittance of the NNPC/NLNG deposits.
It also appealed to its customers not to pannic because it was working towards resolving the issue with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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Supreme Court Sacks Uba, Oduah, Ekwunife, 11 Reps From Anambra

The Supreme Court on Friday, January 29, 2016, sacked Senators Andy Uba, Stella Oduah and Uche Ekwunife as well as 11 members of the House of Representatives representing Anambra State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over a pre-election matter.

Court Denies IPOB Leader, Kanu, Two Others Bail

 

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, January 29, 2016, refused to grant bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and his co-accused.

Boko Haram Blasts Gombi Market

A suicide bomber suspected to be the member of the Boko Haram sect on Friday, January 29, 2016, detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi town in Adamawa State.

A security official in Gombi said that a teen about 12 years old was suspected of having led the attack.

Australian Open: Djokovic Crushes Federer In Semifinals

One game -- that's how long it took for all the buzz surrounding the 45th rendition of Federer-Djokovic to completely disappear. That's how ridiculously good No. 1 Novak Djokovic was from the start of his Australian Open semifinal match against No. 3 Roger Federer.

Nigeria, Kenya: Two Countries With Common Challenges

Kenya and Nigeria may be more than 2,000 miles apart but as Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari concludes a three-day working visit to Kenya on January 29, 2016, he will likely have realized the two countries could not be any closer with their shared challenges.

Biafra: Why Dutch Lawyers Sued Buhari At The Hague

By Conor Gaffey

 

The pro-Biafran activist group led by the imprisoned Nnamdi Kanu has filed a complaint against Muhammadu Buhari in The Hague, accusing the Nigerian president of war crimes.

EFCC Arrests Ex-Airforce Chief

 

Nigeria's former highest-ranking Airforce officer is being questioned as part of an investigation into the alleged diversion of funds intended to fight Boko Haram, a source close to the probe said on Thursday.

Ekiti Opens Bid For Flyover, New King's Market

By Valentine Amanze,

Lagos

 

Ekiti State

Government on Thursday, January 28, 2016, publicly opened th‎e bids for the construction of a New Oja Oba (king’s market)  and a flyover in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Why Olisa Metuh Regained Freedom

By Valentine Amanze,

Lagos

 

The Publicity Secretary and Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),‎ Olisa Metuh, on Thursday, January 28, 2016,

regained his freedom.

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