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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Digest: Top 11 Must-Read News For January 5

we have gathered the most interesting and important news for January 5, Tuesday. Find all the important things you need to know below.
Officials of the EFCC stormed the Abuja home of the spokesman the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh and whisked him away. The anti-graft agency stormed the compound this morning and asked Metuh to follow them to the commission’s headquarters.
Former PDP chairman and and former minister of defense, Dr Mohammed Haliru, appeared in court in a wheelchair today. He and his son, Abbah Mohammed, have allegedly aided in the diversion of funds slated for arms procurement by the office of the national security adviser.
Uchechi Okwu Kanu, the wife of a political activist, leader of the IPOB and the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, gives birth to a bouncing baby boy. Kanu’s brother, Prince Kanu, said Uchechi Kanu delivered the boy in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Former militants of the Niger Delta have threatened war if the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is not released by the Federal Government. The former militants under the guise of Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front (NDPDF) issued the threat at the weekend in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been offered an unusual gift by DAAR Communications, owner of AIT and Ray Power. Femi Adesina said a team from the company stormed the state house in Abuja to present a giant seasonal card marking Eid el Maulud, Christmas, and New Year to the president.
During a meeting at the presidential villa, President Muhammadu Buhari has told Ms Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), how he intends to manage the country’s economic crisis. Buhari’s administration will reportedly look inwards, enforce regulations to stop financial leakages and adopt global best practices in generating more revenue to mitigate the effect of dwindling oil prices on the Nigerian economy.
There is a speculation that the EFCC has commenced a probe of Femi Olu-Kayode, the ex-minister of aviation and the spokesperson of the presidential campaign of PDP. Sahara Reporters report that EFFC received a petition against Fani-Kayode.
The Ibraheem Elzakzaky-led Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), a group propagating Shia Islam, has said that one of its members in detention who was shot by military personnel has died. Abbas Isiyaku was allegedly shot and denied treatment by his detainees. The group also said 13 other members are seriously wounded and are still held in Kaduna prison.
The Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri refineries now produce over 6.76 million litres of petrol daily, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) reports. This volume of petrol from the refineries would help stabilise supply and distribution in the country.
The PDP has raised an alarm over alleged plans by the EFCC to poison its national publicity, Chief Olisa Metuh, who was arrested earlier today. According to a press statement, the opposition party believes that the anti-graft agency may be planning to break Metuh and possibly poison him.
After spending 22 years in a California prison, Musa Jack Ngonadi, the son of a former Nigerian president, is back in Nigeria. The 47-year-old son of Yakubu Gowon allegedly arrived on January 1. Last year he was released on a state pardon granted him by President Obama.