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Corruption Getting Worse in Nigeria - Transparency International,
[Vanguard] Lagos -Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday.

Amnesty Group Accuses Security Forces of Widespread Abuses,
[Premium Times] In 2017, Nigerian security forces carried out widespread human rights abuses such as extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, mass detention in sub-human facilities, attacks on the media and journalists, violent crackdown on peaceful protesters, and forced evictions, Amnesty International said in its 2017/2018 Human Rights report released on Thursday.

Monkeys 'Eat' U.S.$194,000 Belonging To Northern Senators,
[Vanguard] While Nigerians are puzzled by the tale of a snake swallowing N36 million in Benue JAMB office, it has been alleged that monkeys have taken N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus.

One of World's 6,000 Languages Disappears Every Two Weeks - Unesco,
[Premium Times] The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has warned that at least one out of the world's estimated 6,000 languages disappears every two weeks.

Senate Moves to Reduce Central Bank Governor's Powers,
[Vanguard] Abuja -Moves by the Senate to separate the Chairman of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, board from the governor of the apex bank, yesterday, got a boost as a Bill for an Act to amend the CBN Act CAP C4 LFN 2004 and for related matters, 2018 (SB. 448) scaled second reading.

Nigeria Urges Caution On Ecowas' Currency Integration Proposal,
[Guardian] Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has cautioned member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against forcing through the planned currency integration in the sub-region by 2020.

Stop Tagging Ethnic Groups As Criminals - Sultan,
[Premium Times] The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to desist from tagging members of ethnic groups different from their own as criminals.

Cabinet Approves U.S.$6.7 Billion for Ibadan-Kaduna Rail Project,
[Premium Times] The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a rail line from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna.

Military Rescues Dozens of Girls After Suspected Boko Haram Kidnapping,
[Deutsche Welle] Nigeria's military has said it rescued scores of girls who went missing after a militant attack on a school earlier this week. Their abduction was similar to the case of the 276 Chibok girls, who were taken in 2014.

Edo Govt Mulls Jail Term for Perpetrators of Violence Against Children,
[This Day] To halt the incidence of violence against children in the state, the Edo State Government is set to launch a policy document that stipulates jail terms for perpetrators of any form of violence against children.

Buhari to Meet Former Nigerian Leaders,
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday host former heads of state and presidents at a meeting of the National Council of State.

Prominent Southern Monarchs, Leaders Canvass Peace, Unity,
[Guardian] Prominent traditional rulers and leaders from the Southern part of Nigeria yesterday did not only agree that they shared common ancestors but also unanimously sued for the peace, unity and growth of the county.

Boko Haram Victims Totally Dependent on External Aid,
[VOA] The charity Doctors Without Borders says hundreds of thousands of people displaced in remote areas of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency are totally dependent on external aid for survival.

Chamber of Commerce Begins Trade Mission to South Africa,
[Guardian] Chairman of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC), Mr. Foluso Phillips, is leading a trade mission of Nigerian firms to South Africa for the first NSACC trade mission since the inauguration of the new President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa.

Nnamdi Kanu Is a Liar - Abia Governor,
[Premium Times] Days after the wife of the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, told the BBC in an interview that her husband's disappearance will determine the outcome of the upcoming general elections in the country, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpezie, also went on the same platform to bare his mind about the IPOB leader.

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