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  • 8 hours FAAN Calls For Calm As Fire Is Detected On Lagos Airport Runway SaharaReporters
    Google The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has urged members of the public not to panic after fire was detected on one of the runways of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The fire on 36L was however, put under control by fire service at the airport and did not affect operations at the Lagos airport. General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, disclosed the incident in a statement. She said, “FAAN wishes to inform airlines operators other airport users ... more
  • 12 hours BREAKING: Leah Sheribu Gives Birth To Baby Boy For Boko Haram Commander After Being Forced To Convert To Islam SaharaReporters
    Leah Sheribu, a Christian girl kidnapped and held in Boko Haram captivity for over one year, has given birth to a baby boy.  Leah was delivered of the baby a few weeks ago following her forceful marriage to a top Boko Haram commander, according to a reliable source close to the terror group.  The source said Leah, who refused to renounce her Christian faith, was forced to accept Islam before being married to a ... more
  • 12 hours Ondo State Agrees To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage SaharaReporters
    The Ondo State Government has agreed to pay N30,000 minimum wage after series of meetings with stakeholders and union leaders. The government’s decision to pay the new minimum wage after a meeting on Saturday with organised labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiation Council. Present at the meeting were also the state legislature, judiciary, and other top government functionaries. Speaking on the development, the state’s Head of Service, Mr Oluwadare Aragbaye, said the government had ... more
  • 19 hours Group Asks Middle Belt Governors To Create Own ‘Amotekun’ SaharaReporters
      The Middle Belt Forum has asked governors in the North-Central geo-political zone and two others in the North-East to create a security network similar to Amotekun in the region.  President of the forum, Pogu Bitrus, made this known in a statement on Saturday. According to the group, this will prevent unnecessary killings in the region by hoodlums.  He said, “We believe that a security outfit like Operation Amotekun will serve our communities better than the proposed community policing which is ... more
  • 20 hours How I Learnt Armed Robbery From Prison –Suspect SaharaReporters
      A suspected armed robber, Ehuiwe Akire, has confessed to learning robbery when he was remanded in prison for another offence. Akire was arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Response Team after a robbery incident in the FESTAC and Apapa areas of Lagos. Akire, according to a report by PUNCH, is said to be the leader of a six-man gang. The 35-year-old man was reportedly arrested along Isheri-Igando Road on January 16, 2020 as he attempted to resume operations with ... more
  • 20 hours Mob Kills Policeman Attempting To Arrest Suspect SaharaReporters
      A policemen, Eric Isaiah, has been killed by an angry mob in the Bwari area of Abuja for attempting to arrest a murder suspect. According to the spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Anjuguri Manzah, Isaiah was detailed to arrest one Moses Peter, aka Dogo, wanted for culpable homicide when the incident occurred. One Dominic Emmanuel had reported at Bwari Divisional headquarters that his brother, Moses, who was engaged to work as a mason by one Mrs Priscilla Patrick, was ... more
  • 21 hours Immigration Officials Block Trafficking Of Nine Girls Out Of Nigeria At Lagos Airport SaharaReporters
      The Nigeria Immigration Service has intercepted an attempt to traffic nine girls out of the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The service said the girls were to be trafficked to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India on Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines. Public Relations Officer of immigration, Mr Sunday James, in a statement on Saturday said that four of the girls after interrogation claimed that they were traveling out of Nigeria to take up employments without knowing ... more
  • 22 hours Polygamy Causing Poverty, Backwardness In North, Says Emir Of Kano, Sanusi SaharaReporters
    BusinessDay Media The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has warned that unless the people of the North change their culture, they will continue to be backward and poor. The emir, according to a report by PUNCH, made the comment in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Friday while presenting a paper. Sanusi was represented at the event by Dr Usman Bugaji. According to the emir, the culture of marrying more than one wife by those who cannot even properly take care of one wife and ... more
  • 24 hours Fire Guts Mushin Timber Market SaharaReporters
      There has been a fire outbreak at Amu Timber Market in the Mushin area of Lagos. The fire has destroyed goods and valuables worth several millions of naira.  The inferno started around 12:00am on Saturday and still spreading through large sections of the market. The cause of the fire is still unknown.  Markets News AddThis :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 1 day DSS Brutalises Journalist, Arrests, Remands Him In Prison For Criticising Buhari SaharaReporters
    A journalist, Ayoola Babalola, has been arrested and remanded in prison custody by the Department of State Services for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime and also the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. Babalola is being held at the Ibara Maximum Prison, Abeokuta, Ogun State, for expressive his views – a fundamental right under a democracy.  SaharaReporters gathered that the journalist was seized from his home on Thursday morning by some alleged members of a cult gang led by ... more
  • 2 days Court Remands Pastor In Prison For N23m Fraud SaharaReporters
      Justice I. M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered that Mercy Daniel Ogbonaya, a pastor, be remanded at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre for obtaining N23m by false pretences.  The offence is contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the accused will remain at the correctional centre ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Army Deploys Troops To Guinea Bissau For Peacekeeping SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Army has completed a pre-deployment training for 185 troops for peacekeeping mission in Guinea Bissau.News Agency of Nigeria on Friday reports that the 185 troops began their pre-deployment training on January 6 at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peace Keeping Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State.Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, said the troops will be Nigeria’s Company 8 in the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau.Buratai was represented by Maj.-Gen Kelvin Aligbe, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry.Buratai said ... more
  • 2 days Group Raises Funds To Help 12 Nigerians Stranded In Lebanon Return Home SaharaReporters
      Project Ferry Nigeria, an organisation committed to rescuing Nigerians trafficked abroad, has begun fundraising process to help 12 Nigerian ladies stranded in Lebanon return home.  The 12 ladies trafficked to Lebanon for slavery ran to the Nigerian Embassy for help but were initially rejected before being accepted. The ladies had in a video obtained by SaharaReporters revealed that they were yet to receive any update from the Nigerian Government about their return home. They also lamented that the embassy had ... more
  • 2 days Fire Destroys Popular Market In Bayelsa SaharaReporters
    Fire on Friday gutted the popular Bayelsa State wholesale market known as Swali-Market in Yenagoa, the state capital, destroying items worth several millions of naira in the process. The cause of the fire is not yet known but there are reports of looting ongoing at the place.  Efforts to get firefighters to combat the inferno proved unsuccessful, leaving people around to improvise in trying to put out the fire.   Spokesperson for the police in ... more
  • 2 days Court Jails Ondo Final Year Student For Forgery, Money Laundering SaharaReporters
    Fisayo Adetoro, a final year student in a privately tertiary institution in Ondo State, has been convicted by a Federal High Court sitting in Akure for impersonation, forgery and money laundering.   Adetoro was sentenced to a cumulative 13 years in prison and with N1m fine by Justice Folasa. de Olubanjo in a criminal case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zone. The student of Business Administration was originally arraigned on January 18, 2017 on a six-count ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: 10 Loggers Killed In Borno By Terrorists SaharaReporters
    At least 10 civilians have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists during an attack on loggers at Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday. The incident occurred in the remote village of Lura near Dikwa town, headquarters of Dikwa LGA.  According to a security source, one person managed to escape from the insurgents and came to inform them of the incident.  He said, "We were told that 11 of them went to fetch firewood in Lura near Dikwa but ... more
  • 2 days Terrorism: Over 13,000 Adamawa Residents Benefit From Free Medical Outreach SaharaReporters
    Illustration Illustration Google   Over 13,000 residents of Adamawa State especially those suffering from different health issues have benefitted from a free medical outreach organised by lawmaker representing Adamawa South Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Binos Yaroe. According to the senator, the gesture was aimed at ameliorating the sufferings of the people especially after Boko Haram insurgents had destroyed many health facilities across the region. At least 8,000 resident were treated for various health challenges in Demsa while another 5000 in Ganye also ... more
  • 2 days Plateau State Records Lassa Fever Cases SaharaReporters
    Lassa Fever Lassa Fever   Five persons have been discovered to have contracted the deadly Lassa Fever virus in Plateau State, News Agency of Nigeria, reports. This was confirmed by Commissioner for Health in the state, Nimkong Ndam. He said three were undergoing treatment, one was discharged and the fifth person had just completed treatment. He said, “Health personnel are on ground to handle the situation and they have the required protective kits to wear while treating such cases. “We are in contact with ... more
  • 2 days Group Demands Investigation Into Killing Of Journalist By Police In Abuja SaharaReporters
      The Socialist Workers and Youth League has called on the Nigerian Government to immediately begin an investigation into the killing of Alex Ogbu, a journalist, who was felled by police bullet. Ogbu was shot on the head by a police personnel on Tuesday during a demonstration by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Abuja. The police were firing live bullets at the protesters when Ogbu was shot on the head and died instantly while some IMN members sustained ... more
  • 2 days The Real Amotekun Is Yet Ahead By Bunmi Makinwa SaharaReporters |Opinion
      The sound of “Amotekun” has drowned out all other issues in the Nigerian public space for many days, and there is a great likelihood that the Yoruba word will have meanings and connotations beyond the original meaning of leopard. Soon enough, Wikipedia will include Amotekun. Maybe the word will also enter into the Oxford English Dictionary as was recently the case for several words of domestic Nigerian uses. Listening to and reading about the loud pronouncements that have accompanied the ... more
  • 2 days Another Nigerian Lady Trafficked To Oman Cries Out For Help SaharaReporters
      Barely a week after 12 ladies trafficked from Nigeria to Lebanon cried out for help, another lady trafficked to Oman for slavery has begged to be returned home. The lady identified as Adedeji Oluwatobi but known more as ‘Mariam’ in a video obtained by SaharaReporters said she had been locked up for days with her master demanding the equivalent of N563,372 before she can be released. She said, “Please Nigerians, please help me out, I am trapped here. “I was deceived by ... more
  • 2 days For Our Departed Revolutionary Idealists By Edwin Madunagu SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Edwin Madunagu Edwin Madunagu Let me begin by saying that the term “idealist” is not used in this article in the philosophical sense. Were this the case, departed comrades to whom the piece is dedicated would not be considered as Marxists at all. But they were all revolutionary Marxists. I employ the term “idealist” here in the ordinary sense of a person that “cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes or goals” but without giving sufficient consideration to objective, historically-determined reality. When ... more
  • 2 days God’s Own People And Some Dirty Little Secrets By Osmund Agbo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    In March 2018 while at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee event held in Washington, the Isreali Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, received what was described as a hero’s welcome. It was so inspiring hearing him speak glowingly about the progress made by the Jewish State. For a country surrounded by very belligerent neighbours and only came into existence since 1948, the progress recorded is nothing short of phenomenal. He stated and rightly so that Israel is a nation punching way above ... more
  • 2 days Why Is Buhari Still Keeping Failed Service Chiefs? By Fredrick Nwabufo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Fredrick Nwabufo Fredrick Nwabufo In December 2018, Boko Haram insurgents pulled a blitzkrieg on military formations in Baga, Borno State, sacking the headquarters of the multinational joint task force and taking over the place (briefly). The group steadied its onslaughts on military formations, killing many soldiers, weeks after.  At least, 18 soldiers were killed in an ambush on Maiduguri Road on December 26, 2018, in one of Boko Haram’s mortal offensives. The group also persisted in inflicting attritive damages on the civilian population ... more
  • 2 days Amnesty International Urges Lagos Government To End Forced Evictions In State SaharaReporters
    Global rights group, Amnesty International, has called on the Lagos State Government to immediately halt the violent and unlawful evictions that rendered thousands of residents of Tarkwa Bay, a waterfront community in Lagos, homeless.  On January 21 at about 8:00am, personnel of the Nigerian Navy resorted to assault and shooting during the evictions at Tarkwa Bay.  The authorities continued with the forced evictions the next day, in what appears to be a brazen disregard for the safety and security of the ... more
  • 2 days Journalists Union Demands Investigation, Prosecution Of Cop Behind Killing Of Colleague In Abuja SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Federal Capital Territory Council, Abuja, has expressed sadness over the death of Mr Alex Ogbu and demanded an in-depth investigation into the circumstances leading to his killing. Ogbu was killed by police bullet on Tuesday during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.  The union in a statement on Thursday said it seemed to had become a pattern for police personnel to target journalists covering protests in Abuja going by the rising tragic ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria: The Sad Reality By Khalifa Musa Muhammad SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Google On 01 October 2020, Nigeria will mark sixty years of independence. Sixty years since our colonial masters left the leadership of Nigeria to Nigerians. Initially, a part of Nigeria wanted the independence by 1957 while the other section wanted a later date. The reason of the latter was that Nigerians needed time to bridge the gap. They deemed it necessary to gain more experience and training in order to sustain governance. As fate will have it, Nigeria became independent in 1960.In ... more
  • 2 days Traditional Medicine Practitioner, Oko Oloyun, Shot Dead In Oyo SaharaReporters
    Popular alternative medicine practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, also known as Oko Oloyun, was on Thursday shot dead by gunmen on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo State. Yusuf was said to be on his way from an outing around 4:30pm when the gunmen shot at his vehicle, a report by PUNCH said. The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, said the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, had visited the scene and ordered ... more
  • 2 days Pregnant Nigerian Women To Be Denied United States Visa Under New Policy SaharaReporters
      The United States Government on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad including those from Nigeria from visiting America. Under a new rule, the US Department of State directed visa officers to stop “birth tourism” — trips designed to obtain citizenship for children of pregnant women to the country. The President Donald Trump’s administration is using the new rule, which takes effect on Friday, to push consular officers abroad to reject women they believe are entering ... more
  • 2 days After Anthony Joshua Defeat, Andy Ruiz And Trainer Part Ways SaharaReporters
    Andy Ruiz Jnr has parted ways with his trainer, Manny Robles, following his rematch loss to Anthony Joshua. The Mexican was outclassed by the British heavyweight in Saudi Arabia in December as he lost via a unanimous decision, gifting his titles back to Joshua after a stunning upset last summer. Ruiz stopped Joshua in Madison Square Garden last June to claim the IBF, IBO, WBA Super and WBO belts, but he admitted to overeating and partying in the aftermath of his ... more
  • 2 days On Volte Face Of Attorney-General On Amotekun By Femi Falana SaharaReporters |Opinion
      My position on the Amotekun debate is not based on sentiments but on the relevant provisions of the constitution and decided cases of our courts. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), has unequivocally asserted that Amotekun is illegal and unconstitutional on the grounds that defence is an item in the exclusive legislative list. He also said that it was illegal for state governments, either singly or jointly to set up any security outfit ... more
  • 2 days CAN To Stage Nationwide Protest On February 2, Accuses Government Of Complicity SaharaReporters
      The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on all Christians across the country to embark on a prayer walk to protest the gruesome killing of the CAN Chairman in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram terrorists. CAN President, Dr Samson Ayokunle, disclosed this during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Thursday. He noted that the walk was aimed at rendering prayers for the country to overcome the criminals troubling Nigeria. He said ... more
  • 2 days Mob Burns Two Suspected Thieves In Bayelsa SaharaReporters
      Two suspected thieves were on Thursday lynched and set blazed by angry residents of Biogbolo area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State after robbing a cash point outlet. An eyewitness said that the robbers’ Sports Utility Vehicle was also burnt by the furious residents.  Meanwhile the police in the state have condemned the mob action leading to the deaths of the two suspects.  Commissioner of Police in the state, Uche Anozia, has ordered an investigation ... more
  • 2 days Corona Virus: NCAA Warns Airlines On Importing Human Remains SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has warned airlines on regional and international operations to be wary of importing human remains into Nigeria following the continued spread of Corona Virus from China. NCAA said that before any airline could bring in dead bodies into Nigeria, such a carrier must first contact the Port Health Services at all international gateways for clearance. A statement signed by Public Affairs Manager of NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, made the announcement, adding that high level of vigilance ... more
  • 2 days Amotekun: Vulnerable Women, Children Can Now Heave Sigh Of Relief, Group Says SaharaReporters
    A group of women in Ondo State on Thursday described the establishment of ‘Operation Amotekun’ as solace for vulnerable women and children, who had been targets of attack in the hands of marauders. The women under the aegis of the Association for Human Development, a non-governmental organisation, said the people of the South-West can now heave a sigh of relief and enjoy some peace. According to them, ‘Operation Amotekun’ initiative came at a right time when it was needed and would ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: One Dies Of Lassa Fever In Borno SaharaReporters
    One person has died of Lassa Fever while three others are undergoing treatment for the disease in Borno State. Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Salihu Kwayabura, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists on Thursday.He revealed that the victim died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.  He said, "I call for calm among members of the public, and people should exhibit best sanitary practices and high level of responsibility with regard to maintaining hygiene."  PUBLIC HEALTH Breaking News ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Nigerian Government Accepts Creation Of Amotekun SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Government has agreed with governors of South-West on the creation of 'Operation Amotekun'. This came after a meeting between the governors and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. The government in a statement said that the governors must ensure that necessary legal instruments were put in place by each of the states for the initiative. The statement reads, "Vice President Osinbajo met today with South-West governors, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Inspector-General of Police. "Having regard to the need for all ... more
  • 3 days Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways Had More Drug Couriers In 2019 –NDLEA SaharaReporters
      The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has revealed that Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways had the highest numbers of drug traffickers on their aircrafts in and out of Nigeria in 2019. The agency also said it arrested a total of 101 drug traffickers and impounded 377.801kg of banned substances at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, in 2019. The anti-narcotics agency said that its efforts at curbing the spread of the illicit drug paid off in the last year ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa: Group Raises Concern Over Rise In Violence Against Women, Children Defilement SaharaReporters
      An advocacy group, Do Foundation, has expressed concern over the rise in violence against women and defilement of children in Bayelsa State, stating that over 70 cases of both were recorded in 2019. According to the group, while 30 cases of child defilement were recorded, two arrested paedophile committing suicide to escape justice after arrest. President of Do Foundation, Dise Erhisere, while speaking with journalists in Yenagoa, said safety and development of children was under serious threat. Erhisere said, “In ... more
  • 3 days Court Adjourns Dasuki’s Trial To March SaharaReporters
    Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) Sahara Reporters Media   The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the continuation of the trial of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to March 11 and 12. Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned the case following the withdrawal of some applications filed by Dasuki challenging his illegal detention by the Nigerian Government. Recall that Dasuki was held illegally by the government in disregard for various court orders asking ... more
  • 3 days Amotekun: I Only Gave Advice, Didn’t Oppose Idea, Says Malami SaharaReporters
      Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said that he never at any time opposed the formation of ‘Operation Amotekun’ by South-West governors but rather advised them to enact laws to support the establishment of the security outfit. Malami’s comments on Thursday followed a backlash that trailed his earlier position last week when the governors inaugurated ‘Operation Amotekun’. While appearing for a radio programme in Abuja on Thursday, “I was misinterpreted on Operation Amotekun, I did not ... more
  • 3 days EFCC Arraigns Nigeria’s Ex-Attorney-General, Adoke, On 42-count Charge SaharaReporters
      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has finally arraigned Nigeria’s former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke. Adoke was arraigned on 42 counts of fraud and money laundering at the Gwagwalada Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Adoke pleaded not guilty to the charges read to him. Adoke, who was involved in the controversial Oil Prospecting Licence 245 deal to the tune of over $1.2bn, was extradited from the United Arab Emirates. Recall that SaharaReporters had ... more
  • 3 days Imo: Protesters Storm US, UK Embassies, Demand Visa Ban On Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Others SaharaReporters
    Civil society groups are currently protesting at the embassies of the United States and United Kingdom respectively in Abuja, demanding a visa ban on all seven members of the Supreme Court panel that delivered judgment in the Imo State governorship election case that produced Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the exercise. The panel including Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mohammed Tanko, has in its ruling on January 14 nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples ... more
  • 3 days NSCDC Arrests Two For Selling UTME Forms Above Fixed Rate SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ogun State has arrested two men for selling the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms above the approved price of N4, 700.  NSCDC commandant in the state, Hammed Abodunrin, said the arrests were made following complaints by applicants. He said the suspects will be tried on a criminal charge of extortion in a competent court of law.  According to him, this will serve as a deterrent to other persons throttling the efforts of government. ... more
  • 3 days Tinubu Vs Amotekun By Bayo Oluwasanmi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Bayo Oluwasanmi Bayo Oluwasanmi Amotekun was the response to General Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to protect lives and properties of Nigerians. Over time, the Fulani terrorists had turned Yoruba land to a killing field. The brutal murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the Afenifere leader, was a wake up call for Yorubas.  In his reaction to the murder of Olakunrin, Bola Tinubu, the APC leader, stoutly defended and exonerated Fulani terrorists of the murder of Olakunrin. “I don’t want to ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria Must Go Beyond ‘Empty’ Promises In Addressing Climate Issues SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Responding to the realities of climate change has been more of political rhetoric than real-life action in Nigeria. While this continues to build a disastrous future for the country, the government is ignoring the early warning signs. Severe weather conditions have been affecting most states thereby causing terrible flooding, destruction of farmlands and other life-threatening situations. The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency in 2019 reported that more than 100 local government areas in 33 states across the country were affected by flooding ... more
  • 3 days Tarkwa Bay Eviction: Our People Don’t Care About Each Other Anymore By Ayo Moses Ogedengbe SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Growing up as a young boy around Ewu Titun area of Lagos State, I could hardly tell the children of the rich from those of the poor.  Government primary school had children of top civil servants who sometimes go on holiday abroad only to return to the same school field where we played soccer and the same classrooms where we were taught the same thing.  Those days are over as our people and by implication, the government throw everything away to ... more
  • 3 days Fani Kayode’s N5.9bn Trial Stalled, Shifted To February 24 SaharaReporters
    Femi Fani Kayode Arriagned In Court Femi Fani Kayode Arriagned In Court The N5.9bn fraud trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, scheduled to continue on Thursday before the Federal High Court in Lagos was stalled due to the absence of one of the defence counsel, Clement Onwuenwuenor. Fani-Kayode is being tried alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman; Danjuma Yusuf, and a firm, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited. Onwuenwuenor, who is a lawyer to Yusuf and Joint Trust ... more
  • 3 days South-West Professionals Back Amotekun, Urge Government To Drop Charges Against Sowore SaharaReporters
    South-West Professionals have asked governors of the region to go ahead with the full implementation of the new security network known as ‘Operation Amotekun’, saying that the initiative would stem crime in the region. The group also urged the Nigerian Government to drop charges against activist and journalist, Omoyele Sowore, arguing that the case against him was politically motivated. In a statement by SOWPROF President, Chief Segun Ajibulu, the group said it may be compelled to drag Nigeria before the United ... more
  • 3 days Panic In Delta State As Lassa Fever Kills Woman, Two Others Quarantined SaharaReporters
    Lassa Fever Lassa Fever   Residents of Asaba, capital of Delta State, are currently living in fear following an outbreak of Lassa Fever, which has killed a woman and left two others quarantined. At a briefing with journalists on Wednesday in Asaba, Commissioner for Health in the state, Mordi Ononye, confirmed the development, urging residents not to panic. He said, “A robust mechanism is already in place to sensitise the general public on how the disease can be handled to guide against spreading ... more
  • 3 days Court Adjourns Hearing On Shehu Sani’s Rights Enforcement Application To Tuesday SaharaReporters
      The FCT High Court sitting in Gudu has adjourned the hearing in the application seeking the enforcement of fundamental rights filed by former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, to January 28. The matter was adjourned at the instance of the presiding judge, Justice A.B Mohammed, who lost his father in-law. Sani had on December 31, 2019 honoured the invitation of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of extortion and name-dropping. Owner of ... more
  • 3 days Mob Attacks Robbery Suspect In Abuja, Victim Dies In Hospital SaharaReporters
    The vandalised police vehicle at the scene in Abuja The vandalised police vehicle at the scene in Abuja SaharaReporters Media   An angry mob on Wednesday in Abuja attacked a ‘one-chance’ robbery suspect, who attempted to rob a victim. The incident occurred along Jahi-Katampe Expressway. According to a reliable source, the mob was about lynching the suspect when operatives of Rapid Response Squad, who responded to a distress call, arrived the scene and rescued the suspect. In the process of rescuing the suspect, the ... more
  • 3 days South Africans Tell Nigerians, Other Foreigners To Leave Towns In Latest Xenophobic Violence SaharaReporters
    Xenophobic attacks in South Africa Xenophobic attacks in South Africa NAN   Two weeks after South Africans in Keimoes and Upington areas of Northern Cape vowed to eject Nigerians and other foreigners from their communities, locals in Diepsloot area of Johannesburg have begun to attack foreign nationals in the area. The attack on foreign nationals began on Wednesday evening but was curtailed by the police. However, there was a renewed attack on properties and protest action on Thursday with locals demanding that all foreigners ... more
  • 3 days Was It All About Meghan, The Witch Of Windsor? By Azu Ishiekwene SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Azubuike Ishiekwene Azubuike Ishiekwene   The boy whose mother was hounded to her death by the paparazzi has come of age. And he is reminding the British establishment of everything it has tried desperately to forget about that tragedy, and more. Harry, still addressed as His Royal Highness and Duke of Sussex at the time, was not supposed to remember. He was just 13, shy and impressionable. Like most last born, he was the apple of his mother’s eye. Lady Diana doted on ... more
  • 3 days Seven Persons Killed In Clash Between Cult Gangs In Lagos SaharaReporters
    The Guardian Nigeria The police in Lagos have said that seven persons had been killed during cult violence in the Ijede area of Ikorodu, a sprawling suburb in the state.  Spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, further disclosed that 10 others had been arrested in connection with the crime. According to him, the fracas started after an argument ensued between members of two rival cult gangs.  He added that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, called an emergency meeting and ... more
  • 3 days Boko Haram: Cleric Urges Buhari To Sack Buratai, Other Service Chiefs SaharaReporters
    Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State, Stephen Mamza, has urged President Muhammad Buhari to sack all service chiefs. Mamza on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital, alleged that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, and other service chiefs were only looting the country's resources in the ongoing war against Boko Haram. He said, “It is no longer news that the top hierarchy of our military and other security agencies have become billionaires since this problem ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Police Kill Journalist During Shiite Protest In Abuja SaharaReporters
    The police in Abuja have shot dead a journalist and activist known as Alex Ogbu during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. Ogbu, was until his tragic demise a journalist with Regent Africa Times, a magazine publication based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.  He was the passerby shot on the head during the Shiite protest on Tuesday by police personnel around the Berger area of the city. Two other persons sustained gunshot wounds during the protest that ended ... more
  • 3 days Angry Mob Kills Men For Robbing Pregnant Woman In Uyo SaharaReporters
    Two suspected armed robbers have been burnt to death after robbing a pregnant woman at the Abak Road Boulevard in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.  According to Daily Trust, four robbers surrounded the woman when she got down from a motorbike at about 9:00pm on Tuesday night.  The motorcyclist drove off after dropping his passenger but was forced to turn back on hearing screams from the pregnant woman.  He stated that on sighting the motorcyclist, two of the robbers ... more
  • 3 days Policeman Named 2019 #IntegrityIcon Winner After Rejecting N6m Bribe SaharaReporters
    CSP Francis Erhabor, Divisional Police Officer of Itam, Akwa Ibom State, who rejected a N6m bribe has been named as winner of 2019 Integrity Icon award. The Integrity Icon Summit and Award organised by Accountability Lab in partnership with Luminate, MacArthur and Ford Foundation, is a global campaign powered by citizens in search of honest government officials. CSP Erhabor was nominated alongside four other finalists for the award. They include Tani Ali Nimlan, an official of the National Agency for Food ... more
  • 3 days Court Sentences Fugitive Oil Thief To 10 Years Imprisonment SaharaReporters
    An oil thief, Abednego Ogede, who was convicted in absentia by Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on December 18, 2019, has now been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Aikawa had in December 2019 pronounced the convict alongside a vessel, MV Shirley and a company, Sagwe International Limited, guilty of all four counts of conspiracy and illegal and unlawful dealing in 145, 000 metric tonnes of Automated Gasoline Oil brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes ... more
  • 3 days Lagos Opens Camp For Residents Displaced By Pipeline Explosion SaharaReporters
    Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the opening of the Igando Relief Camp of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency for residents rendered homeless as a result of Sunday night’s pipeline explosion. The explosion, which led to a fire outbreak, left five persons dead and 10 houses razed. Public Affairs Officer of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, announced that Chairman of Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA, Hon. (Dr.) Adeoye Augustine Arogundade, appealed to the governor to open the camp for displaced people. About 300 people ... more
  • 3 days Lagos Residents Petition Governor Sanwo-Olu Over Poor Road Standard SaharaReporters
      Residents of Igando, Lagos State, have petitioned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the ongoing rehabilitation of the Agric/Egan/Igando Road. The road being constructed by Neesarm Ventures Nigeria, the residents said, had fallen short of acceptable standard and quality. The petition was sent to the governor and Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye; as well as Neesarm Ventures. “Our clients intermittently monitored the level of quality and ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Nigeria Drops Deeper On Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Index SaharaReporters
    Nigeria has dropped farther on the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.  In the 2018 report, Nigeria ranked 144 out of 180 countries surveyed by the organisation.   The country has now dropped two steps below in the recent 2019 report released on Thursday.  Nigeria also scored 27 out of 100 points in the 2018 CPI, maintaining the same score as in the 2017 CPI, the same as it did in 2018.  The score is below the global average of 43. According ... more
  • 3 days As Angola’s Dos Santos Faces Scrutiny Over “Luanda Leaks,” Another Kleptocrat, Uganda’s Museveni Woos Investors In London SaharaReporters
    Contrast the global scrutiny that’s now faced by Isabela dos Santos with the royal treatment being accorded a confirmed African kleptocrat, Uganda’s Gen. Yoweri Museveni. Dos Santos faces a barrage of attacks and criminal investigations and possible charges following revelations reported in The New York Times from the “Luanda leaks” that several Western accounting firms and consultants aided and abetted her schemes that led to alleged theft of hundreds of millions of dollars from Angola. On the other hand, Gen. Museveni, ... more
  • 3 days Amotekun, A Vote Of No Confidence On Buhari’s Handling Of Security -PDP SaharaReporters
    President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari gettyimages   The Peoples Democratic Party has described the establishment of Amotekun as a direct vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of security in the country. The National Working Committee of the PDP stated that the President Buhari-led administration had not only failed to end insurgency and terrorism in the country, but also fuelled disunity and acts of violence among citizens.  The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also held ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria’s Islamic Council Condemns Killing Of Adamawa Christian Leader By Terrorists SaharaReporters
      The National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has expressed shock over the killing of the Christian Association of Nigeria chairman in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram. The council described the murder as barbaric and provocative, adding that it was a ploy by the insurgents to incite Christians against Muslims in the country, a report by PUNCH said. Andimi was abducted by Boko Haram on January 3 and subsequently killed on Monday despite a N50 million ... more
  • 4 days Hours After Supreme Court Ruling, Adamawa Governor Vows To Probe Predecessor SaharaReporters
      Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has vowed to probe the administration of his predecessor, Jibrilla Bindo. After a ruling by the Supreme Court on Tuesday affirming his election victory, Fintiri said it was time to clean up the mess in the state. At a rally in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday, Fintiri said, “I must ensure that state and local government looters return public money to the state. “Any person or group of persons involved in looting the ... more
  • 4 days Four Cases Of Lassa Fever Confirmed In Kano SaharaReporters
    Lassa Fever Lassa Fever   Commissioner for Health in Kano State, Ibrahim Tsanyawa, has said four persons have been diagnosed with Lassa Fever in the state. He confirmed this during a press briefing on Wednesday, the News agency of Nigeria reports. The commissioner said the existence of the disease in the state came to light on Tuesday. He said, “A pregnant woman, who had a caesarean session at AKTH in December, was said to be a carrier of the disease and had died. “Subsequent to ... more
  • 4 days Religious Group Condemns Killing Of Adamawa CAN Chairman By Terrorists SaharaReporters
      A group, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace, has condemned the killing of Rev Lawan Andimi, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State by Boko Haram terrorists. The group described the murder of Andimi as unacceptable, noting that something urgent must be done by the Nigerian Government to stop incessant killings of innocent persons in the country. In a statement, the group’s coordinator, Julius Ediwe, said it was time for decisive ... more
  • 4 days Teenager Arraigned For Destroying Rice Farm In Ekiti SaharaReporters
    The police in Ekiti State have arraigned 17-year-old boy, Bumba Karba, before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court over unlawful destruction of a rice farm. Karba was arraigned alongside Nafiu Mohammed and Mohammed Audu for grazing their cattle on the farm located at Okemesi Ekiti with others still at large on January 7, causing massive destruction on the land. Police prosecutor, Johnson Okunade, said the total damage caused by the accused person to the farm belonging to Olusola Sanni was N4.5m. ... more
  • 4 days Edo: Court Remands Man In Prison For Raping Teenager SaharaReporters
    A 30-year-old man, Chigozie Mathew, has been remanded in prison custody in Benin, Edo State, for raping a 17-year-old girl. Prosecutor, Ifidon Daniel, told the court that the accused person committed the offense on January 6 at Okey Golden Hotel, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin city. The accused however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him. Magistrate Adamaigbo Dorothy, who rejected the oral application for bail made for the accused, adjourned the case until March 25 for hearing. CRIME ... more
  • 4 days Isheri Estate Residents Urge Lagos, Ogun Governments To Provide Drainage System In Community SaharaReporters
    Isheri Estate residents in Lagos and Ogun have called on the state governments to do a proper channelisation of the community and provide basic infrastructure in the area to prevent future occurrence of the flood that ravaged the community in 2019. They warned that “as it stands today, neither Lagos nor Ogun State could ever muster the resources needed to resettle the people who have built houses in the area, it is cheaper to solve the flooding issue than to contemplate ... more
  • 4 days Groups Kick As Lagos Government Forcefully Evicts Takwa Bay Residents SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation, and Justice and Empowerment Initiatives have condemned the demolition and forced eviction of Okun Ayo and Tarkwa Bay communities in Lagos. Residents of the two communities were evicted by the Nigerian Navy acting on "orders from above" on Tuesday. The groups held that the eviction was carried out in brazen disregard for due process of law and other fundamental rights guaranteed the residents by the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and other ... more
  • 4 days Tinubu Finally Speaks On Amotekun, Says Initiative Not Threat To National Unity SaharaReporters
    After days of silence, former Lagos State governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has given his views on the newly established security outfit by governors of the South-West named Amotekun. According to Tinubu, the creation of the new outfit is not in any way a threat to national unity as claimed in some quarters. In a statement on Wednesday, Tinubu said, “Those claiming that this limited, inoffensive addition to security threatens the republic have taken themselves ... more
  • 4 days Police Neutralise Boko Terrorists In Borno, Recover Weapons SaharaReporters
      Personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Borno State on Tuesday successfully foiled an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists at Mainok Village along the Damaturu-Maiduguri Road. It was gathered that though the insurgents engaged in a heavy gunfight with the SARS operatives, they were swiftly overpowered. In a video clip obtained by PRNigeria, the SARS Commander, who led the operation, explained to a senior Army officer on patrol at Mainok that his men gallantly repelled the attack, eliminating some of ... more
  • 4 days FAAN Issues Travel Advisory To Passengers Over Corona Virus SaharaReporters
    FAAN FAAN   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has issued a travel advisory to air passengers travelling through any of the country’s international gateways following the spread of the deadly Corona Virus. The virus broke out in China recently and had so far killed about nine persons in the Asian country. General Manager, Corporate Communication, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement on Wednesday, urged passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures. Yakubu hinted that the agency was ... more
  • 4 days Gotel’s Former CEO, John Chiahemen, Tackles Nigeria’s Ex-Vice President, Atiku, Denies Misappropriating Salaries Of Expatriate Workers After Sahar... SaharaReporters
      John Chiahemen, the man accused by Nigeria’s ex-Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, of disappearing with the N150m meant for the operation of his Gotel media and salaries of foreign consultants, has denied the allegations. According to Chiahemen, who was Chief Executive Officer of the organisation at a time, Atiku’s claims were false and libellous, adding that they were full of misrepresentations. Recall that SaharaReporters had published an exclusive story on January 9, 2020 where expatriate workers accused Atiku of breaching a one year contract ... more
  • 4 days Buhari And Electoral Reform: The Unspoken Truth By SKC Ogbonnia SaharaReporters |Opinion
    SKC Ogbonnia SKC Ogbonnia President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation for his new year pledge to reform Nigeria’s electoral process, but he should have gone further to admit that the exercise through, which he was re-elected for a second term in office was grossly flawed. He should have equally confessed that, by law, the degree of irregularity in the 2019 presidential election ought to have landed both himself (Buhari) and his main opponent, former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, in prison. The problem is hinged on ... more
  • 4 days Scars Of Bondage, Pains Of Freedom Struggle By Fegalo Nsuke SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Fegalo Nsuke Fegalo Nsuke The prison scars are truly very scary. They live on my wrists. The psychological torture will live with you for a long time. Sadly, the pains are inflicted by your own country and in your innocence, you watch a police officer whose primary responsibility is to protect, turn against you for no reason outside being vocal in a fight for human rights and survival for the people. Ken Saro-Wiwa suffered from these scars and still lived with them until ... more
  • 4 days Enact Laws For Amotekun Now! By Femi Falana (SAN) SaharaReporters |Opinion
    The governors in the South-West zone launched the South-West Security Network otherwise called ‘Operation Amotekun’ at Ibadan, Oyo State, on January 10, 2020. The police authorities endorsed Amotekun while the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), questioned its legality. Even though I had cause to join issues with Mr Malami over his legal opinion on the security outfit, I was compelled to call on each of the South-West governors to forward a bill to the ... more
  • 4 days United States To Place Visa Restriction On Nigeria, Six Other Countries SaharaReporters
    The United States is planning to place stiff travel restrictions on Nigerians aiming to enter America.  Wall Street Journal reports that apart from Nigeria, other countries to be affected by the new policy include Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania. The countries will not face blanket bans on travel to the U.S but could have restrictions placed on specific types of visas such as business or visitor visas, administration officials said. The WSJ reports that some countries could be banned from ... more
  • 4 days UPDATE: Ogun Governor’s Appointee Admits Forging Certificate While Reacting To SaharaReporters’ Story SaharaReporters
      Newly appointed Special Adviser on Education to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Joseph Odemuyiwa, has confirmed SaharaReporters’ story accusing him of certificate forgery. On Monday, the respected online news medium had published a story exposing how Odemuyiwa forged a letter of promotion to become associate professor when he left Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, to Kwara State University. Apart from being sent packing from KWASU, the Ogun governor appointee was asked to refund all payment made to him upon his sack ... more
  • 4 days NDLEA Impounds 426,5988kg Of Drugs, Arrests 249 Suspects In Anambra SaharaReporters
    NDLEA operatives NDLEA operatives   The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency confiscated 426,5988kg different types of hard drugs and arrested 249 suspects in connection with the drugs in Anambra State in 2019. The anti-narcotics agency also said that it got conviction for 37 persons in 2019. State Commander of NDLEA, Mr Misbahu Idris, gave the statistics on Tuesday in Akwa, the capital, during a briefing with journalists. According to him, some of the impounded drugs within the past year included cannabis sativa 356.9927kg, ... more
  • 4 days Yoruba Primitive In Politics For Creating Amotekun –Miyetti Allah SaharaReporters
    Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, President of the Miyetti Allah Association, addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, President of the Miyetti Allah Association, addressing a press conference in Abuja   Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the socio-political group of Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria, has said Yorubas are politically primitive for supporting community policing outfit – Amotekun. National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, made the comments while speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily. Saleh said support for the community policing initiative steaming ... more
  • 4 days Police Confirm SaharaReporters’ Story On Killing Of Citizen In Abuja SaharaReporters
    The remains of the victim The remains of the victim SaharaReporters Media   The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has confirmed the killing of an innocent Nigerian by its personnel on Tuesday during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. A statement by spokesperson for the police in the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed the report by SaharaReporters. The statement reads, “The FCT Police Command has successful restored calm around Berger round-about after a protest by members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria.  ... more
  • 4 days Amotekun’ll End Kidnappings, Killings, Others –Ondo Residents SaharaReporters
      Hundreds of Ondo State residents on Tuesday participated in a solidarity rally in support of ‘Operation Amotekun’.  Speaking during the demonstration, Jeffrey Abidoye, a popular public affairs analyst in the state, said the people were ready to support the new security initiative by governors of the South-West region. He said, “We cannot continue to have our mothers, wives, and sisters being raped on their way to the market or farms. “Also, we cannot continue to have our farms being ravaged ... more
  • 4 days Ondo Government Confirms 84 Lassa Fever Cases, 16 Deaths SaharaReporters
    Lassa Fever Lassa Fever At least 16 persons have died in the last two weeks in a fresh Lassa Fever outbreak in Ondo State.  Dr. Steven Fagbemi, an epidemiologist in Ondo, revealed this on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital, stressing that the figure was among 84 cases already recorded.  Fagbemi noted that 47 patients were currently on admission at various government hospitals, adding that 21 persons among that number had been treated and discharged.  He said, "The 16 recorded deaths occurred at ... more
  • 5 days EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s Chief Of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, Allegedly Locks Up Navy Captain For Six Days In Toilet For Uncovering Fraudulent Act SaharaReporters
    Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, has been accused of locking up Navy Captain Emmanuel Ekpe Owen (NN1538) in toilet for six days after exposing his financial impropriety. This was revealed in a 10-page petition to military authorities dated December 12, 2019 and signed by the victim, who is seeking justice.  The petition partly reads, "I regret to humbly state the victimisation and injustice of my person vide a petition on the present Chief of the Naval Staff, ... more
  • 5 days Abuja: Police Allegedly Kill Passerby In Attempt To Disperse Shiite Protesters SaharaReporters
    The remains of the victim The injured passersby The remains of the victim SaharaReporters Media A middle-aged man has been shot dead by the police in Abuja during a protest by members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly known as 'Shiites'.  The incident occurred at the Berger roundabout on Tuesday when armed policemen opened fire on the protesters. It was gathered that the victim was hit by bullet on the head and died on the spot.  Another person was said to have been shot ... more
  • 5 days Amnesty International Condemns Killing Of Adamawa CAN Chairman SaharaReporters
      Amnesty International has urged the Nigerian Government to ensure that Boko Haram and other terrorist groups involved in crimes against humanity must not go unpunished. AI said this in reaction to the killing of Rev. Lawan Andimi, Chairman of a local chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria by Boko Haram. The rights group, in a statement, said it is appalled by the killing of Andimi, adding that the government must ensure that every member of the terrorist group must be ... more
  • 5 days BREAKING: Nine Imo Lawmaker Defect To APC SaharaReporters
      Nine lawmakers in the Imo State House of Assembly has defected to the All Progressives Congress. The lawmakers, who defected on Tuesday, used to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, and Action Alliance. Speaker of the state assembly, Collins Chiji, read their letters of defection on the floor of the house. The lawmakers are Authur Egwim (Ideato North) from AA to APC; Chyna Iwuanyanwu(Nwangele), PDP; Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), PDP; Obinna Okwara(Nkwerre), AA; and Paul Emeziem (Onuimo) ... more
  • 5 days Declaration Of Causes: Why Yoruba Will Leave Nigeria By Bayo Oluwasanmi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Bayo Oluwasanmi Bayo Oluwasanmi   This is Nigeria’s end time. The tyrannical regime of General Muhammadu Buhari will give way to secession. In the absence of a unifying national interest, Nigeria has become fragmented, lawless, disorderly, dangerous, and seemingly unliveable. Predictions about the breakup of Nigeria have reached its crescendo. The Fulani controlled federal government headed by General Buhari continues to thumb its nose at Yorubas. With the formation of Amotekun, the Western Nigeria Security Network, Yorubas have obviously stated their declaration of ... more
  • 5 days BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Fintiri As Governor Of Adamawa SaharaReporters
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed Ahmadu Fintiri as the authentic governor of Adamawa State. The apex court dismissed an appeal by candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Jibrilla Bindo, challenging the emergence of Fintiri as winner of the exercise for lacking in merit and failing to prove why its verdict should not stand.    Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 5 days Organiser Of Nigerian Legal Awards Arraigned Over N20m Fraud SaharaReporters
    Lere Fashola Lere Fashola TodayNG   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned Chief Executive Officer of Legal Blitz Ltd, Mr Lere Fashola, over N20m theft and issuance of dud cheques before Justice Sherifat Sholebo of Lagos Special Offences Court, Ikeja. Fashola and Legal Blitz Ltd were arraigned on a three-count charge of stealing and issuance of dud cheques. First defendant, Fashola, is the publisher of ESQ Legal Practice magazine and convener of the annual Esquire Nigerian Legal Awards, which honours outstanding lawyers ... more
  • 5 days BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Ortom’s Election Victory SaharaReporters
      The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the October 7, 2019 decision of the Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, and the November 28, 2019 judgment of the Appeal Court, which upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as governor of the state. In a unanimous ruling, a 7-man panel led by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour held that the appeal by Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressives Congress was lacking in merit.   Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  ... more
  • 5 days Saraki Urges Court To Vacate Forfeiture Order On Property SaharaReporters
      Former President of the Nigerian Senate and two-term Kwara State governor, Bukola Saraki, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission praying for the permanent forfeiture of his Ilorin houses. Saraki described the suit as an abuse of court process and a move to scandalise him. He argued that it was a ploy by the EFCC to review the July 6, 2018 decision of the Supreme Court “discharging ... more
  • 5 days Police Barricade Gani Fawehinmi Park In Lagos, Prevent Amotekun Protesters From Using Venue SaharaReporters
    Google/Vanguard   Policemen on Tuesday barricaded venue of the protest against the Nigerian Government’s position declaring the establishment of ‘Operation Amotekun’ illegal, a report by PUNCH said. Recall that Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had in a statement described the establishment of ‘Operation Amotekun’ unconstitutional. The protest expected to hold at the Gani Fawehinmi Park was organised by the Yoruba World Congress. Over 20 police vans with armed personnel were stationed around the popular park to prevent demonstrators ... more
  • 5 days Group Endorses Strike By ASUP, SSANIP In Bida Polytechnic SaharaReporters
      The Education Rights Campaign has backed the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State. In a statement released on Tuesday, the organisation said the unions were in their right to enforce payment of their salary arrears and appropriate funding of the polytechnic. The statement reads in part, “The full payment of salary is a right and we demand its immediate payment across the ... more
  • 5 days ALERT: Ansaru Planning Renewed Attacks In North-Central Nigeria SaharaReporters
      Terror group, Jama'atu Ansril Muslimina Naijeriya better known as Ansaru, is planning a series of renewed attacks in North-Central Nigeria, SaharaReporters can confirm. Intelligence documents seen by SaharaReporters shows that the group recently received tons of arms and ammunition from Chinese smugglers in Burkina Faso. The new cache of weapons is to unleash mayhem in states such as Kaduna, Niger, Kogi, Kwara and Edo. In November 2019, the Al-Qaeda affiliated group was given the green light to activate its sleeper cells for the commencement ... more
  • 5 days Boko Haram Executes Abducted Christian Association Of Nigeria Chairman In Adamawa SaharaReporters
      Boko Haram Terrorists have executed Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Reverend Lawan Andimi. A source authoritatively told SaharaReporters that the clergyman was killed on Monday. Andimi was abducted in early January when the insurgents attacked his village. Shortly afterwards, Boko Haram released a video clip where Andimi asked the governor of Adamawa State to rescue him. In his plea, he said, “I have never been discouraged because all conditions that one finds ... more
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