2. Some shops in Sapele Modern Market were Saturday gutted by fire. Report says the affected shops were nearly two-hundred in number. Valuable properties worth millions of naira were equally destroyed by the fire that reportedly resulted from power surge.
3. Report has claimed that after Gwoza, one of the ‘hotspots’ of Boko Haram insurgency, was set free by the Nigerian military, Police has now hoisted back the Nigerian flag in the area.
4. Following the protest by some Nigerians in South African over the alleged killing of a Nigerian by the South African police whom he was in their custody, the South African Independent Police Investigative Directorate on Saturday opened investigation into the death. According to eyewitnesses, the Nigerian national was allegedly suffocated to death by the police in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.
5. The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that it was determined to establish the true identity of a suspected leader of the Boko Haram sect, Jarasu Shira who it nabbed last week in Borno. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Deputy Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this.
6. Low ranking of Nigerian universities has become a source of worry to the Nigerian government, as President Buhari has lamented why universities from the country should be lowly rated despite the abundance of talents in the country. He spoke through the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, in Bauchi at the 19th to 22nd convocation ceremony of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
7. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, has disclosed that the police in the state were on the trail of suspects involved in the killing of a police officer, Cpl. Sunday David on Jan.10 at Agege, Lagos.
8. Youths from Ogbadibo LGA in Benue State have regarded some of their leaders as political prostitutes following the Saturday’s crossing of some politicians from the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State, to the All Progressives Congress. Among those who pitched their tents with the ruling APC include, immediate past deputy governor of Benue State, Chief Steve Lawani, former military governor, Chris Abutu Garuba, former guber aspirants in Benue State, Ada Chenge, Sam Ode, Jerry Agada, Mike Onoja and a host of others.
9. Former Minister of Petroleum, Prof. Jibril Aminu, has expressed concern over state governors unlimited access to spending of public funds. Aminu made the statement on Saturday in Yola in his speech at the 3rd edition of Adamawa Community Dialogue, organised by an NGO, Adamawa Community Advancement Initiative (ACAI)
10. Chief Victor Umeh, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to implement the report of the 2014 National Conference. Umeh made the call on Saturday in Onitsha.