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

These are the top five stories you should monitor today.

  1. Why it is difficult to trace and recover stolen monies – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said most African countries find it difficult to trace and recover stolen money.

Osinbajo said this in his remarks at the anti-corruption and integrity forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

2. NNPC N11bn debt: DSS quizzes Ifeanyi Ubah 

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday quizzed the Group Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, over an allegation by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that its N11bn worth of Premium Motor Spirit stored in Ubah’s firm’s facility was missing.

3. Senate embraces Buhari’s peace moves

The Senate on Thursday said it welcomes moves by President Muhammadu Buhari to end the face-off between the executive and the legislature.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Sabi Abdullahi disclosed this in a chat with journalists on Thursday.

4. 2017 appropriation bill: FG extends tenure of 2016 budget 

The Federal Government has extended the tenure of the 2016 national budget until when the 2017 appropriation bill is signed.

5. ‘EFCC invites more CBN officials over alleged forex manipulation’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited more senior officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for interrogation over alleged foreign exchange manipulation.

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