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Boko Haram’s purported leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in an unverified video that possibly signals a change in leadership in the Nigerian militant group. Shekau took over the leadership of Boko Haram in 2009 after the death of its founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

The trial of the former Chief of Defence Staff,  Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh, has begun at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

His lead Counsel asked the court to grant his client bail since he had met all the conditions, except for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that has not gone to certify the properties of the sureties despite an existing court order to do so.

The trial of the former Chief of Defence Staff,  Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh, has begun at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

His lead Counsel asked the court to grant his client bail since he had met all the conditions, except for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that has not gone to certify the properties of the sureties despite an existing court order to do so.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has decried the violence that marred the Rivers State re-run elections, describing it as shameful.

Buhari said that he would address violence in subsequent elections.

The president spoke at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at its headquarters in Abuja.

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has postponed charging an ex-Niger Delta militant kingpin, Government Ekpemupolo, known as Tompolo, with fraud as he remains on the run almost three months after an arrest warrant was issued.

Members of Ekiti State House of Assembly have demanded an apology from the Department of State Services (DSS) over the March 4, 2016, invasion of the House of Assembly and unlawful detention of a member of the House, representing Efon Constituency, Afolabi Akanni for 18 days.

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