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

These are the top five stories you should monitor today.

  1. Over 30 people dead at football viewing centre in Calabar

Over 30 people have reportedly been electrocuted at a football viewing centre in Atimbo, Calabar, Cross River state capital.

2. Three soldiers killed by Boko Haram IED in Borno

An Improvised Explosive Device planted by Boko Haram insurgents has reportedly killed 3 soldiers attached to the 82 Division Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Borno.

3. ‘Suspended NIA DG admits Jonathan ordered release of $289m’ 

Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ayodele Oke has admitted that his agency received the sum of $289,202,382 on the orders of former President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2015.

4. Police raid Danjuma Goje’s Abuja residence

The police on Thursday raided the Abuja residence of former governor of Gombe state, Senator Danjuma Goje.

5. Nine soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

Security sources on Thursday said nine soldiers have been killed and 14 others missing after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in Maiduguri.

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