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Crude Swap: House to Probe Alleged NNPC Malpractice | This Day

The House of Representatives on Wednesday revisited the probe of alleged malpractices by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on crude oil swap indicating that it is doing so to ensure that future contracts are transparent and in accordance with global best practices.

Raising the motion on the “Urgent Need For a Forensic Investigation of the Contract known as Refined Product Exchange Agreement or Swap Contract”, Hon. Michael Enyong from Akwa Ibom‎ noted that the revenue of the country has nose-dived due to leakages in the accounting system and mismanagement of the economy.

Buhari’s ADC orders DSS operatives out of Presidential Villa | Vanguard

The inter agency rivalry between the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Army came to head, yesterday, as the Aide de Camp to the President, Lt. Col Abubakar Lawal ordered personnel of the DSS out of the villa.

The incidence which happened at the residence of the President at the Presidential Villa was extended to all other points that had been manned by the personnel of the DSS.
Syria crisis: IS re-enters Kurdish-held town of Kobane | BBC

Islamic State fighters have entered the Syrian town of Kobane, months after being driven out in a long battle with Kurdish troops, activists say.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a number of people were killed in fierce clashes in the centre of the town on the Syrian-Turkish border.

The earlier battle made international headlines – heralding what some saw as a symbolic defeat for the IS.

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Nigerian Senate To Investigate State Of Refineries | Channels

At plenary on Wednesday Senator Gbenga Ashafa moved the motion for the investigation of the state of the refineries that have not been operational for years now. The motion was moved with an intention to address the incessant fuel tanker tragedies on Nigeria’s highways. In the last one month, there have been several incidents of tanker explosions and subsequent fire outbreak that has claimed lives and led to the loss of property work millions of Nigeria.

The Queen hints at desire for Britain to remain in European Union | Guardian

The Queen has warned of the dangers of division in Europe at a state banquet in Berlin, urging Britons and Germans not to take the benefits of a peaceful continent for granted. We know that division in Europe is dangerous and that we must guard against it

The Queen in Berlin Her speech, weaving historical events with present crises, was replete with some subtle and other not so subtle hints that she believed Britain belonged in the European Union – her most public stance yet that she wished to avoid Britain voting to leave in a referendum.

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