A second suspect believed to be listed among the one hundred most-wanted Boko Haram members has been arrested. The Nigerian army said ISHAKU WARDIFEN was picked up by troops at a checkpoint in Maiha town in Adamawa State.

Ethiopia is facing impending food crisis that could cause more than seven hundred and thirty thousand people, who are mainly refugees, to go hungry. To this end; the authorities are looking for relief assistance to the tune of fifty-five million dollars to avert the looming disaster. 

France has joined in calling for international action to check the escalation of violence in Burundi. The French government made the call in a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council on Monday. France called the council meeting to discuss what has been dubbed as the sores violence in Burundi in ten years.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, YAKUBU DOGARA, has inaugurated members of the ninety-six standing committees of the House. The ceremony was however boycotted by aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress led by the Majority Leader, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, who felt the Speaker gave too much of the so-called juicy slots to members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Authorities in Chad have declared a state of emergency around the Lake Chad region following an upsurge of attacks by Boko Haram militants. Chadian ministers at an extraordinary cabinet meeting voted for sweeping powers to control the movement of people in the area because of frequent attacks by the militants.

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has sworn-in the new Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor YAKUBU MAHMOOD, as well as six national commissioners of INEC. In performing the ceremony, President BUHARI promised to allow electoral commission live up to its name as an independent institution.

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, IBRAHIM LAMORDE, has been sacked. LAMORDE had been on his fourth year in charge of affairs of the EFCC, and is replaced by IBRAHIM MAGU who is of the rank of an Assistance Commissioner of Police.

The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor CHIDI ODINKALU, wants the Federal Government to compensate the Ogoni people in Rivers State over the execution of, KEN SARO-WIWA and eight others.
The playwright and environmental rights activist and his contemporaries were actively involved in the struggle for a better environmental for their people before they were executed during the military administration of late General SANI ABACHA in 1995.

Rivers State Governor, NYESOM WIKE, is to send additional names to the House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as chairmen and members of the caretaker committees for Khana and Opobo-Nkoro Local Government councils. There were no nominees for the two local government councils in the list that was sent to the House of Assembly yesterday, which covered appointments for twenty local government councils.

Life is gradually returning to normal in the commercial city of Aba in Abia State after a mass protest that paralysed activities. Hundreds of individuals sympathetic to the Biafran agitation marched on the streets of Aba yesterday to draw attention to their cause.

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