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Today's Headlines: Tension As Boko Haram Kills 25 Soldiers in Borno, 11 Bandits Killed in Kogi State

The Nigerian Army has refused to make a public statement five days after militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād killed at least 25 soldiers in Borno State.

Source: Sahara Reporters

SaharaReporters gathered that the soldiers were on patrol to clear some Boko Haram elements in Monguno area on September 16, 2021 when they were ambushed by the insurgents.

The deadly attack left about 25 soldiers dead while some are still missing five days after the incident.

11 Bandits Killed in Kogi

It was the end of the road for some bandits that have been terrorising communities in Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State, as 11 of them have been killed by officials of the State Vigilante Group, weekend.

Vanguad News

Other suspects were arrested while victims who were kidnapped five days ago.

Surprisingly one of those arrested was personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Inspector Abdullahi Saidu. He was alleged to be supplying weapons and information to the criminals, alongside a civilian accomplice.

Osinbajo urges financial market experts to support FG’s housing scheme

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged financial market experts to support the Federal Government’s efforts by developing an appropriate housing finance model that will significantly transform the housing sector on a large scale.

Source: Punch Newspaper

Osinbajo stated this on Monday when he received on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa, a delegation from the Financial Markets Dealers Quotations Group led by its CEO, Bola Onadele; who came alongside a delegation from the Independent Petroleum Producers Group.

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘Let’s unlock Nigeria’s housing deficit, Osinbajo tasks financial market experts.’

Beneficial Ownership Register as tool for tackling financial crimes

Illicit financial flow and proceeds of crime can best be tracked and trapped with the newly introduced Beneficial Ownership Register (BOR). This was the submission of a brainstorming session facilitated recently by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC). Sulaimon Olanrewaju reports.

Source: Tribune Nigeria

While addressing the opening session of the 16th conference of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) in Abuja not too long ago, President Muhamadu Buhari shocked his international audience with the statement that Africa loses about $60 billion to illicit financial flows (IFFs) yearly.

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