— In an apparent move to douse nationwide anger and mounting criticism of his government’s alleged indifference to the menace, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered the Chief of
Defense Staff, Major-General Abayomi Olonishakin and the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Ehigiator Arase, to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the killing of innocent people and destruction of villages across the country by heavily armed herdsmen. (The Guardian)
— The Federal Government on Wednesday said it would no longer provide resources to any government official to travel abroad for medical attention on cases that could be handled in the country. (Vanguard)
— The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, and some officials for allegedly receiving 115 million U.S. dollars from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The EFCC also arrested the bank’s Head of Operations, Martins Izuogbe, for his role in the alleged scam, which the anti-graft agency described as unprecedented. (The Punch) Enditem