Top Ten News Stories In Nigeria Today![16/01/2016]

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 => Lassa Fever: 3 dead, 200 under observation, says Rivers Commissioner -TheGuardian

The Commissioner for Health in Rivers, Dr Theophilus Odagme, has confirmed that three persons have died, while more than 200 others are currently under observation, following the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state.
Odagme made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

=> Biafra: Wike orders arrest of MASSOB, IPOB protesters – Dailypost

​Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has directed security agencies to arrest Biafra agitators in the State.A statement signed by Dr. Austin Tam-George, Commissioner for Information said it had come to the attention of the Rivers State government that some Biafran agitators had resorted to illegal processions, and had assaulted law abiding citizens and residents of the state.
“Governor Nyesom Wike strongly condemns the acts of criminality perpetrated by Biafran agitators by whatever name, in the Oyigbo area of the state,” he said.

 => Customs CG directs officers to declare assets within 14 days- Vanguard

Abuja – The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ali (Rtd), has directed all officers and men to make full disclosure of their assets within 14 days to show transparency and compliance with the rule of law.
This was contained in a statement signed by the service Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, on Friday in Abuja.

 => Obasanjo Condemns 1966 Coup –

Speaking yesterday, January 15, in Lagos state at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the First Republic politician and minister of finance, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, Obasanjo described the January 15, 1966 coup as a monumental error.READ FULL NEWS….

=>Tension: Militant Leader Tompolo Threatens President Buhari- Dailypost

Daily Post reports that Tompolo stated in his communique that President Muhammadu Buhari will not know peace if the Niger Delta region knows no peace. Tompolo said this in reaction to allegations that he attacked oil installations in Warri area of Delta state.
The statement issued by his media aide, Paul Bebenimibo, reads in part: “Well, I am sure this is what President Buhari is looking for. He should allow the people of the Niger Delta Region to know peace, otherwise he will not know peace as well.”

=> Fayose cautions Buhari over probe of military chiefs, says $2.1bn arms deal is a scam – Vanguard
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Weekend, advised President Muhammadu Buhari on his order for 18 Military Generals to be probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal.
The governor, who reiterated his support for the fight against corruption, however, dismissed the $2.1 billion arms deal as a scam, noting that “all they are just doing is to brandish figures to deceive Nigerians and demonized the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those opposed to
his dictatorship in the All Progressive Congress (APC).

=> List Of The Overall Best Universities in Nigeria Released – NUC

University of Ibadan holds the position as the Best University in Nigeria. University of Jos (UNIJOS) has been named as one of the best among second generation Universities in the country.
University of Jos was ranked the best after Ilorin, according to the 2015 ranking of the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC).
2nd generation Universities are the 12 universities established between 1970 and 1985 to meet the increasing need for university education in Nigeria especially in the area of Science and Technology.
NUC named the University of Ibadan in overall first position while Covenant University was rated as the best private University in Nigeria.

=> Tompolo: Militants hit major oil/gas pipelines

Chevron Nigeria Limited and other oil companies in the riverside
areas of Delta state are shutting down their operations on Saturday
after after another wanton destruction of oil facilities crippled a
large portion of production.

It was gathered that the major crude and gas line to the Chevron Tank
Farm in Escravos were hit over night by militants in the wake of
Government Ekpemupolo’s face-off with the EFCC.

=>Army kills 14 Boko Haram members as sect attacks military base in Yobe – The Nation

Boko Haram insurgents yesterday 
attacked the  120 Task Force Battalion of the  Army at Goniri  in  
Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state.
The   insurgents appeared to have come
from Shettimari  in  the Borno axis of the town and engaged the soldiers
in a fierce fight that lasted for almost four hours.
A military source  said the attack  was  effectively repelled.
“But  we lost one soldier in the fight,” the source said .


=> Another Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa reveals plan to drop an album – TheNet

Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa, who recently released her latest music video ‘Aiye Mi‘ featuring Oritsefemi, has announced plans to drop her first album before the end of 2016.
to the actress, ‘I get better everyday and hope to release one more
song before Easter.  It was great working with Oritsefemi and I hope to
record with 4 more artistes. I intend to release a 12 track album in the
last quarter of the year’.

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