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Aminu, who faces a one count charge of money laundering, was arrested by EFCC December 12, 2012 at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on his way to Egypt, for failure to declare the $50,000 he had on him to the Nigeria Customs Service as required under Section 12 of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap F 34 Laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section 2(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 2(5) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011

Unidentified men shot dead Ikechukwu Udendu, editor of Anambra News, a monthly newspaper in southeastern Anambra State, while he was returning home at night from a commercial printing house in the city of Onitsha, news reports said

Speaking after reviewing recent terrorism-related events in Algeria and Northern Mali with the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew John Pocock, President Jonathan said that the whole world clearly needed to unite and do much more than is presently being done to contain terrorism with its very negative impact on global peace and security

Babalakin, in an update on the statement by his media aide, Dipo Kehinde, said that contrary to the position of the EFCC that he was avoiding prosecution, which led to the EFCC declaring him wanted, he was set for his arraignment in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N4.7 billion

Speaking after receiving a special message from President Salva Kiir Mayerdit of South Sudan, President Jonathan said that under the auspices of the African Union, Nigeria will work with other African leaders to quickly resolve the lingering boundary issues between Sudan and South Sudan because peace was a vital prerequisite for the development of both countries, particularly the new nation of South Sudan

Akpabio who made the call on Tuesday at the grand-finale of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the Cenotaph, off Nsikak Eduok Avenue, Uyo, noted: “As we honour them, our commitment must be to protect democracy and ensure we do not create conditions, which could lead to sacrifice of our young men and women anymore.”

Ajimobi, while making the presentation of the budget tagged: Budget of Transformation” on the floor of the Assembly on Monday, said that the proposal was guided by his administration’s desire to restore, transform and reposition the state to its former pacesetter status over the medium-term