— The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Monday, accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and other oil and gas companies of shortchanging the country and failing to remit 4.4 billion U.S. dollars and 358.3 billion naira (1.79 million U.S. dollars) to the Federation Account in 2013. (Vanguard)

— Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied a report in a national newspaper on Monday that he had sought refuge in a West African country following reported move to probe his regime over alleged corrupt practices by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

— Speaking through his former aide, Reno Omokri, Jonathan assured Nigerians that he would return to the country after completing his multi-city speaking tour. (The Guardian)

— A Boko Haram chief bomb maker was killed by another member of the sect when he attempted to leave the group on Monday, the Nigerian Army said.

— Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, described the incident as a major breakthrough in the current clearance and rescue operation by the military. (Daily Trust) Enditem

source: Xinhua


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