The Big 5: APC demands immediate arrest of Amosun over ammunition stockpile; Nigeria on the verge of bankruptcy – Sanusi | Other top stories

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APC demands immediate arrest of ex-governor Amosun

The All Progressives Congress in Ogun on Tuesday called on federal authorities to immediately arrest the state’s immediate-past governor, Ibikunle Amosun, warning that failure to do so would constitute a mockery of the country’s rule of law.

The demand is coming after news broke that Amosun, who was elected senator in February, had hurriedly surrendered a large stockpile of arms and ammunition whose source had been a seriously questioned by national security officials.

Rivers govt. will not permit proliferation of vigilante groups – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said the state government will not permit the proliferation of vigilante groups, stating that youths interested in helping build the state’s security architecture should join the state’s Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency. Wike said this at the government house in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Nigeria on the verge of bankruptcy – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, has warned that Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy as fuel and electricity subsidies, as well as debt servicing, continue to eat into government revenue.

Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said this while delivering his address at the ongoing third National Treasury Workshop, organised by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Kano.

Buhari releases Eagles’ AFCON money

President MuhammaduBuhari has approved part of the funds for the Super Eagles campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

This was made known in a media statement made available to Sports Extra by the Nigerian Football Federation Communications Department on Tuesday after the players staged a protest over their outstanding bonuses and allowances at the Helnan Palestine Hotel in Egypt.

Jersey Island gives conditions for return of N82bn Abacha loot

Jersey Island authorities has said discussions are ongoing with the federal government to repatriate to Nigeria £211m (N82bn) looted by a former military dictator, General Sani Abacha.

Although authorities of the island said it couldn’t make a comprehensive comment on the issue in an email to our correspondent, it stated that provided that an agreement was reached, the bulk of the loot would be returned to Nigeria via the United States.

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