These are the top five news stories to monitor today.
1) Ex-militants say Jonathan’s associates behind militancy
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has reiterated its earlier assertion that associates of former President President Goodluck Jonathan are behind the recent raise in militancy.
2) Obanikoro sues EFCC
Following the invasion of his home by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), former Minister of state for Defence, Musliu Obanikoro has filed a N100 million lawsuit against EFCC.
3) CBN, banks and FOREX
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has thrown the door open to allow banks within the country to also become primary FOREX dealers.
4) Looters now hide money in uncompleted buildings
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed that looters now hide their stolen monies in uncompleted buildings instead of banks.
5) ‘Leave’ – Militants tell oil companies in Rivers state
Operating under the name, Ekpeye Liberation Group, a new militant group has warned multinational oil companies to leave the oil rich state.