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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the Tuesday’s
invasion and seal off of the residence of former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, by armed policemen to prevent a mass wedding Programme.

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna
Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has donated relief materials worth N13 million and N5 million cash to the victims of the recent communal clash between Gbagyi (Gwari) farmers and Fulani herdsmen at Bar'kuta village in Bosso Local Government Area of the state.

A human rights group, Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Ebonyi
State chapter, has demanded the immediate sack of the state
Comptroller of Prisons, Mrs. Emilia Oputa, her deputy and other officials following what it described as extra-judicial killings of over 14 inmates in the botched jailbreak at the prisons last week.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to root out ethnic and religiously motivated violence after several people were burnt to death in northern Nigeria after an alleged incident of blasphemy.

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna
Fear has gripped officials of Protocol Department, Government House, Minna and that of the family of the late General Mamman Vatsa over the heat generated by the inability of Governor Sani Bello to attend the 75th birthday ceremony of the former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB).

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How Nigeria Bowed To IOCs’ Pressure To Violate Gas Flare-Out Date

By Valentine Amanze,

 Lagos

Oil Futures Surge

 Oil Futures Surged On Wednesday  January 27, 2016, after Russia indicated there was a possibility of co-operation with OPEC, fanning hopes for a deal to reduce a global oversupply that sent prices to the lowest levels in over a dozen years last week.

Tennis: Serena Blasts Way Into Final

 

The world number one was in a destructive mood early under the Rod Laver Arena roof, blasting her way through the opening set before closing out a 6-0 6-4 win on Thursday.

Donald Trump Responds to Ted Cruz’s Debate Challenge

 

After Donald Trump said that he’d skip this week’s Republican presidential debate, his fiercest rival in the GOP race, Ted Cruz, has challenged Trump to a "mano a mano" debate.

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.

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