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Suicide attacks kill 38 as Boko Haram threatens Nigeria vote

At least 38 people were killed in the north eastern part of Nigeria on Tuesday by two suicide attacks.

This is coming less than six weeks from elections, as the leader of Boko Haram vowed to disrupt the vote.

In a new video released by the Islamic sect, the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said “This election will not be held even if we are dead.

Boko Haram has repeatedly tried to seize Biu, 180 kilometres (110 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri, but has been repelled by troops and local vigilantes.

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FG orders NNPC to return $1.48bn unremitted funds uncovered by PwC

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Finance on Tuesday at the annual public lecture organized by the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) in Abuja, said government must expedite action to fight corruption in order to stop leakages and dwindling oil revenue.

The theme for the lecture was with the theme, “Blocking Leakages amid Dwindling Oil Income”. The minister gave a detailed account of the federal government’s stewardship and anti-corruption efforts, and also stated that taming the monster of corruption had become mandatory so as to enable government remain on track.

She also said: “Corruption has been with us and we must crack it, we need to stop impunity, we have to constantly tackle corruption for us to stop the leakages”.

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IG Orders Recovery of Arms from Unauthorized Security Agencies

The Inspector General of Police (IG) Suleiman Abba, has ordered Command Commissioners of Police to embark on intensive recovery of fire arms in the possession of unauthorized security outfits and agencies, including some state-owned security outfits across the country.

This directive, according to a statement issued yesterday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force headquarters, Abuja, Emmanuel Ojukwu, acting Commissioner of Police, is aimed at keeping violence and other crimes at bay as general election draws nearer and to further ensure peaceful polls.

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Ministry blames poor power supply on vandalism

The Federal Ministry of Power on Tuesday expressed optimism that electricity generation in the country would hit 6,000 megawatts this year if the growing cases of vandalism were effectively addressed by relevant security agencies.

Dr. Godknows Igali, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, made this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Power during the ministry’s budget defense session.

“Once we go above 4,000 megawatts, people bring us down to 2,000; there is no country where its own citizens will blow up pipelines supplying gas to the power plants. If these vandals can allow the gas to flow, we will get to over 6,000 megawatts,” Igali said.

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