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By Paul Wallace &

Yinka Ibukun

 

When Muhammadu Buhari took over as Nigeria’s president less than a year ago, he vowed to wipe out the corruption he said threatened the very existence of Africa’s largest economy.

Four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Cameroon on Monday, January 18, 2016, a security source said, five days after a similar attack left 12 people dead.

Monday's blast hit the village of Nguetchewe in Cameroon's Far North region, in an area near the border with Nigeria regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists.

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, on Monday, January 18, 2016, told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that “Biafra is not dead and will never die.”

The human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to grant a presidential pardon to all military officers convicted of mutiny.

Some of the soldiers who were discharged and convicted of mutiny were pardoned by the president although a number are still in detention especially those the lawyer defended.

Chief Olu Falae, Social Democratic Party (SDP) National Chairman, Olu Falae, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission never asked him to return the N100 million he collected from a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih.

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali and Chief of Defence Staff, Major-Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin are being expected in Delta State for on-the-spot assessment of the multiple attacks on oil and gas facilities in the state.

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