The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top fives stories you should be monitoring today.

  1. Ex-minister Obanikoro ‘promises to return N480m to EFCC’

The former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro who is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reportedly promised and signed an undertaken to return N480m to the agency.

2. N500bn social welfare funds not mismanaged – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday denied reports that N500bn earmarked for Social Investment Programmes in the 2016 budget has been mismanaged.

3. Some forces trying to frustrate anti-corruption fight – Magu

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has said some elements are doing everything possible to stop his anti-corruption campaigns.

4. NJC suspends 7 senior judges over corruption charges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has suspended seven senior judges arrested by the Department Security Service (DSS) for alleged corruption.

5. INEC fixes dates for rerun elections in Rivers, Lagos and FCT

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed dates for yet to be held elections Rivers, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The National Assembly elections in Rivers has been fixed for Dec. 10.

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