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  • 11 hours Buhari, You Have Not Sentenced A Single Terrorist To Death By Perry Brimah SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Before the Nigerian Government starts blaming communities for terror that abounds, they need to take responsibility as do all other countries in the world. Rather than sentencing terrorists to death as ordained by Nigeria's Anti Terror laws, the Buhari government cosies with all sorts of terrorists, signs agreements with them and releases them back into societies illegally without passing them through proper and serious courts to be given capital punishment due. This is the reason why recalcitrant terror abounds in Nigeria.  ... more
  • 11 hours Group Warns Against Biased Review Of Imo Governorship Case By Supreme Court SaharaReporters
    A group, Concerned Nigerians, has called for a holistic review of the judgment on Imo State governorship election by the Supreme Court.  In a statement by its convener, Deji Adeyanju, the group berated the apex court for putting itself in a position where citizens now have to question its pronouncement.  Recall that the Supreme Court on January 14, 2020 sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor and announced All Progressives Congress’ Hope Uzodinma as winner of the election despite ... more
  • 13 hours BREAKING: Trucks Collide In Abuja, Many Feared Killed SaharaReporters
    Many persons are feared killed after two trucks belonging to Dangote Group loaded with cement collided at Kugbo, a suburb between Asokoro and Nyanya on the Abuja-Nyanya Expressway. Casualty rate is uncertain as at the time of this report but corpses have been moved into a Federal Road Safety Corp ambulance. Also, the accident has led to heavy traffic along the axis. 
    #PressPlay: Trucks Collide In Abuja, Many Feared Killed— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) February 16, 2020 Construction workers ... more
  • 14 hours Nigerians Have Right To Protest Against Insecurity By Femi Falana SaharaReporters |Opinion
    The Presidency has warned Nigerians to stop protesting against the rising wave of insecurity in the country. According to presidential spokesperson, Mr. Shehu Garba, "The Presidency wishes to caution a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions. This has become necessary in view of received reports that about 2, 000 men and women have been hired to demonstrate against Nigeria’s service chiefs on Monday." The authorities of the Nigeria Police ... more
  • 15 hours Echoes From Supreme Court Judgment On Bayelsa State Governorship Election By Stanley Imhanruor Esq. SaharaReporters |Opinion
      The All Progressives Congress should accept the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State governorship seat in good faith. In fairness to the Supreme Court justices, they interpreted the law strictly the way it is. Meanwhile, law lords like Oputa JSC and Lord Denning, would have by judicial creativity and activism saved Mr David Lyon from being disqualified along with his running mate in this kind of situation. One can argue that the Supreme Court ought to have ... more
  • 15 hours Nigerian Lawmakers Call For Protection Of Government Property, Stiff Punishment For Vandals SaharaReporters
      Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives have called on citizens across the country to always protect buildings and other property belonging to government rather than vandalising such. The lawmakers made the call during an inspection tour of the permanent site of the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja, the country’s capital. According to the legislators, a lot of funds would be saved for more intervention projects across Nigeria if citizens help keep existing government property in good shape. ... more
  • 17 hours Boko Haram: Declare State Of Emergency In Borno, Group Urges Buhari SaharaReporters
      A group, National Democratic Front, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Borno following the renewed spate of insecurity in the state. According to the group, President Buhari must stop local government allocations to the state so as to prevent individuals from illegally profiting from the crisis in the region. Secretary General of NDF, Dr Abdulkadir Bolaji, speaking during a briefing with journalists, said that the call became imperative following the killing of about ... more
  • 17 hours EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria Customs Service Officials Bypass Security Checks At Lagos Airport To Illegally Move Cash For Passengers SaharaReporters
      More details have emerged on how top officials of the Nigerian Custom Service have been moving cash through the tarmac and bypassing the departure point. Recall that the NCS had last week intercepted and seized $8.06m at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The hard currency was stashed in six bags and packed inside a coaster bus belonging to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company. One suspect, who is the driver of the bus, Chimezie Okonkwo, was arrested in the process and ... more
  • 20 hours Tinubu’s Presidency Will Be Disservice To Nigeria, Says Bode George SaharaReporters
      A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olabode George, has said that he will be contesting to be Nigeria’s president to challenge the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, at the poll. George, who spoke in an interview with PUNCH, said a Tinubu’s presidency will be a disservice to the nation. He said, “It is a challenge. It would be the most illogical and most disruptive issue to have him (Tinubu) elected as President. If ... more
  • 20 hours An Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari By Femi Fani-Kayode SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Femi Fani-Kayode Femi Fani-Kayode Mr. President, many believe that you cannot read and those that believe that you can claim that you cannot go beyond three lines. They say outside of that you can only comprehend cartoons.  I do not share either view. I know you well enough to concede that when you consider a literary submission of sufficient importance you have the prescence of mind, discipline, health, intelligence and ability to read through it very slowly and very carefully weighing up every ... more
  • 20 hours Supreme Court To Review Imo, Zamfara Judgments On Tuesday SaharaReporters
    The Supreme Court will on Tuesday review the judgment on election petitions in Imo and Zamfara states. In Imo State, candidate of the Peoples Democractic Party, Emeka Ihedioha, is asking for the reversal of the judgment that sacked him as the elected governor of Imo State.  A Supreme Court panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, had in its January 14, 2020 judgment removed Ihedioha as governor of Imo State and declared Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the ... more
  • 20 hours Bayelsa’s Identity Theft, Douye Diri And Our Gene Of Fraud By Festus Adedayo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    The Bayelsa governorship election voided by the Nigerian Supreme Court on Thursday last week has provoked a conversation on the metastasis of the cancer of identity theft in Nigeria and the country’s place in this malaise in the world. The most instructive of the several historical narratives of identity theft was one that happened in the 1540s. It was the story of one Martin Guerre, a 16th-century French Basque peasant, who lived in the village of Artigat in the French Pyrenees. ... more
  • 21 hours Uber Passenger Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon SaharaReporters
    An Uber passenger, who is yet to be identified, jumped into the lagoon via the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos State. Reports have it that the man hailed an Uber ride from Gbagada but instructed the cab driver to stop for him on the bridge. Shortly after the man stopped, he alighted from the car and proceeded to jump in the ocean.  In a video of the incident, operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency were seen trying to get ... more
  • 21 hours Bayelsa Governorship Conundrum: Reflections On Supreme Court Judgment By Inibehe Effiong SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Introduction: I have perused the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered on Thursday, the 13th day of February, 2020 in the case between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) & 2 Ors. V. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo & 3 Ors. The Supreme Court in its 24 pages lead judgment delivered by His Lordship, Ejembi Eko, JSC, made a consequential order directing the 4th Respondent, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to withdraw the Certificate of Return earlier issued to the governorship and deputy ... more
  • 21 hours Oride, Gokada Had No Approval To Operate In Lagos, Says Deputy Governor SaharaReporters
    Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has claimed that motorcycle hailing companies came into state for visit.   Hamzat, who spoke on an interview with Channels Television, said the state never gave approval for their activities.  He also restated that motorcycles and tricycles were banned to curb crime rate and decrease road accidents. He said, “The truth of the matter is that Okada is becoming an avenue to perpetrating crimes. And we cannot wait until a major disaster happens. We knew ... more
  • 21 hours Amotekun Will Not Be Orderlies Of VIPs, Politicians —Akeredolu SaharaReporters
    Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that operatives of Amotekun Corps will not serve as orderlies to important personalities and politicians.  In a statement by his spokesperson, Jimoh Dojumo, Akeredolu said the primary function of the security outfit would be combating criminals in the region.  Amotekun was created by the South-West governors to address the issue of insecurity. The Ekiti State Assembly passed the bill allowing the corps to operate within the state.  Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman ... more
  • 21 hours Prosecution Of Sowore By Buhari Waste Of Time —Prof Soyinka SaharaReporters
    Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has described the prosecution of Omoyele Sowore as a waste of time and the nation's resources. Soyinka, who spoke during an interview session with Plus TV Africa, also slammed Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had committed a lot of blunders in his administration. Speaking on the ongoing prosecution of Sowore by the government for calling for a peaceful protest, he lamented that the government was wasting the nation's resources to prosecute the case. He also condemned ... more
  • 22 hours Coronavirus: China Confirms 2,000 New Patients Under 24 Hours SaharaReporters
    No less than 2,000 new Coronavirus patients were recorded in China on Sunday, the country’s health authorities disclosed.  The authorities also said 142 deaths were recorded, bringing the number of deaths to 1,665. As of Sunday morning, the confirmed number of infected people reached 68,500. The rate of people diagnosed with the new Coronavirus dropped slightly in Hubei province, although the death toll remained high at the epicentre of the outbreak. Over the last 24-hour period, 1,843 new cases were reported, ... more
  • 22 hours Boko Haram Terrorists Threaten Minister Of Communications, Mock Buhari, Warn BBC, Others SaharaReporters
    The Boko Haram sect has released a new video threatening and warning those it considered hindrances to its activities. The sect, through its factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, threatened the Minister of Communication for threatening to block their mobile lines.  Shekau, who has been reported dead multiple times, also warned the "BBC, Radio Germany, Radio France International, Dandal Kura, national dailies", saying his terrorist group is doing the work of Allah. Shekau said, “I am speaking to those who pretend to be ... more
  • 1 day LASU Dystopia: Travails Of A.O. Affluence, A 500 Level LASU Law Student By Arotiba Olawale Affluence Zayd SaharaReporters |Opinion
      In the words of Scotty Aluta: "Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor." So, if after reading this article, you refuse to lift a finger of solidarity, may it not all end up like the analogical case of ‘Rat Vs Farmers Trap’ on the farmers farmstead and the pathetic fate that befell ‘Chicken, ‘Goat’, ‘Pig’ and ‘Cow’ simply because they refused to lend helping hands. My name is Arotiba Olawale Affluence Zayd. I am a 500 ... more
  • 1 day Bandits Kill 30 Persons In Katsina SaharaReporters
      At least 30 people were killed following an attack on two villages in Kastina State. According to reports, the incident happened on Friday at Tsauwa and Dankar villages in Katsina State. The ward head of Tsauwa, Salisu Lawal, said residents were preparing for Magrib, the islmaic 7:00pm prayer, when the bandits attacked. He said, “Yesterday (Friday) when we were preparing for the Magrib prayer, we heard that bandits were attacking Dankar village. “Unknown to us that they were also coming to ... more
  • 1 day Christian Association Of Nigeria Tells Lagos Governor To Stop Illegal Entrants In State SaharaReporters
      The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos to stop illegal entry into the state in order to curb insecurity. This was just as the Christian body expressed support for the policy of the state government to ban motorcycles and tricycles. Rev. Supo Ayokunle, President of CAN, who spoke at the Inter-Denominational Divine Service on Saturday, said the policy was a right step in the right direction as he claimed that some terrorists operate with ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian Takes Protest To White House Over Niger Delta Amnesty Programme SaharaReporters
      A Nigerian, Mr Kenneth Friday, who is based in the United States, has staged a solo protest in front of the White House in Washington DC by calling on President Donald Trump to place a visa ban on all political appointees in Nigeria over financial misconduct especially the Coordinator of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof Charles Dokubo. Kenneth, a beneficiary of the amnesty programme, alleged that Dokubo was being used to siphon funds meant for the programme. He ... more
  • 2 days Power Tussle Threatens Africa’s First UNESCO Cultural Site In Adamawa SaharaReporters
      Sukur Kingdom, Africa's first UNESCO cultural site in Adamawa State, may lose some of its natural endowments following a leadership tussle, SaharaReporters has gathered. Signs indicating grave danger surfaced when this year's annual Sukur Cultural Festival, which often attracted domestic and international tourists, was suspended. As gathered, the leadership crisis erupted when a Marghi tribesman was appointed as district head of Sukur following the death of the last Sukur-speaking ruler. Sequel to this development, leaders of Sukur Development Association have vehemently rejected ... more
  • 2 days NNPC Recruits 1,050 Graduate Trainees SaharaReporters
      The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said it has employed 1,050 graduate trainees during the 2019/2020 employment exercise. This was disclosed in a statement from the corporation’s Managing Director, Mele Kyari. Kyari said the Human Resources Division of the NNPC has since commenced the issuance of provisional offers of employment to the 1,050 fresh employees. While describing the recruitment as a very important assignment for the corporation, Kyari stated that the outcome of the exercise reflected national spread and complied with ... more
  • 2 days How Kidnap Kingpin Punished Rapist Gang Member SaharaReporters
      A kidnap kingpin, Maduabuchi Amamba, has narrated how he punished one of his gang members, Ifeanyi Sylvanus, for raping one of their female victims. Amamba, also known as Commander, said he deducted N40, 000 from Sylvanus’ ransom share as a punishment for his behaviour. He said this when he was paraded by the Intelligence Response Team led by Abba Kyari. Five cars and 10 mobile phones belonging to their victims as well as an Ak-47 rifle, a pump-action gun, five ... more
  • 2 days Oluwo And Katakata Of Royal Rumbles By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi SaharaReporters |Opinion
      It's the second time I am hearing that the WWE Royal Rumble is actually a reality in Nigeria. The first I could not confirm as it was told by one of the richest Kings from a "marginalized" history today. That the most notable royal pugilist wanted to land the late Ooni of Ife an uppercut during a "peace" meeting. But this one is undeniable and quite evidently! It is not only Anthony Joshua that is very good at boxing or ... more
  • 2 days Women, Children Most Vulnerable Victims Of Corruption –Magu SaharaReporters
    Ibrahim Magu Ibrahim Magu   Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has said that women and children are the “most vulnerable when it comes to corruption”. He said this in Abuja on Friday during a nationwide rally held by the anti-corruption agency. He also warned civil servants that coming late to government offices was corruption and a practice that must be stopped. Magu noted that Nigerian women and children were the most vulnerable to the evils of corruption, ... more
  • 2 days When 2023 Comes… By Remi Oyeyemi SaharaReporters |Opinion
      When 2023 comes, the truth shall be known by all and sundry. They shall know the truth and the truth shall set them free. My true colours shall be unveiled for the world to see. Nothing shall be hidden from the people, low or mighty. Whether poor or rich. Whether weak or powerful. Whether connected or not. Nothing shall be hidden from them. Everything shall be put on the table.  When 2023 comes, nothing about me shall be hidden, no ... more
  • 2 days University Of Uyo Student, Three Others Missing Since December 1 Yet To Be Found As Police Refuse To Intervene SaharaReporters
    A 24-year old activist and student of Psychology at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Aniefiok Ekerete Johnson, is missing. Aniefiok went missing along with three of his friends, Akaniyene Akpan, Stanley Isaac Ikono and Iduehe Johnson.  They are yet to be found despite a petition to the police. According to their families, the four were last seen on December 1, 2019 at 5:30pm. Johnson’s family said the Akwa Ibom State Police Command had refused to make any ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: 1,523 Deaths Recorded In China SaharaReporters
    Google   The National Health Commission reported 143 new deaths on Saturday with all but four in Hubei, raising the toll to 1,523. According to AFP, the commission also reported 2,641 new cases of the COVID-19 strain, with the vast majority in Hubei. The number however, was almost half those reported the previous day. The scale of the epidemic swelled this week after authorities in Hubei changed their criteria for counting cases, adding thousands of new patients to their tally. Previously, they ... more
  • 2 days Hijab, Beard Approved As Part Of United States Air Force Uniform SaharaReporters
    Google   Sikhs and Muslim officers in the United States Air Force can now wear turban and hijab as part of their military uniforms. According to the Air Force updated dress code reported by CNN, officers can also keep beards. Under the new guidelines, which were finalised last week, Sikhs and Muslims can seek a religious accommodation to wear turbans, beards, unshorn hair and hijabs, and expect to be approved as long as their appearance is "neat and conservative," except under extremely ... more
  • 2 days EXCLUSIVE: Maina’s Son, Faisal, Reveals How Father Used Fake Farm Account To Syphon Millions Of Naira SaharaReporters
      Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, has revealed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission how his father created a bank account for a farm without owning one and how the account was used to syphon millions of naira. Faisal, who is being charged over an allegation of fraud to the tune of N58m and for operating accounts that were used as conduits for illegal transactions, also explained how he evaded arrest and attempted ... more
  • 2 days EXCLUSIVE: Adamawa SUBEB Chairperson, Fadimatu Alfa, In N16m Corruption Scandal SaharaReporters
    Acting Chairperson of Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Fadimatu Alfa, has been found to have wrongly awarded N16,138,500 contract to herself, SaharaReporters can confirm. Documents obtained from ADSUBEB revealed that Alfa used her position as chairperson to award the contract to her own company, F.A Catering Services, in contravention of procedure. The documents categorically revealed that the N16,138,500 was part of Federal Government's counterpart funds for Teachers Professional Development. The said TPD money was syphoned through her company when she ... more
  • 2 days Group Renews Call For Electoral Reform In Nigeria SaharaReporters
    Adebayo Raphael speaking at a public function. Adebayo Raphael A civil society organisation under the umbrella of Center for Advancement of Civil Liberties and Development has kicked off an awareness and sensitization programme tagged "Electoral Reform Advocacy". The programme is aimed at galvanising the public towards electoral reform by creating awareness on the current deficit in the electoral process.Addressing journalists on Friday in Abuja, Co-convener of the group, Raphael Adebayo, said the advocacy would facilitate the needed reform required in our electoral system.The programme, ... more
  • 2 days Unease At Abuja Airport After Airk Air Delays Passengers Without Explanation SaharaReporters
      There was an altercation on Friday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after Arik Air delayed passengers scheduled to take off at 5:10pm.Drama started when the airline announced boarding for passengers scheduled to leave at 6:45pm, neglecting those it had delayed at 5:10pm and rescheduled to 7:30pm.Frustrated passengers stormed the boarding gate in a bid to prevent the 6:45pm passengers from boarding their flight until they got an explanation from Arik Air.After minutes of waiting, an Arik Air official, ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Douye Diri Sworn In As Bayelsa Governor SaharaReporters
    ChannelsTV   Douye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State, has been sworn in as governor.His swearing-in comes a day after the Supreme Court sacked former governor-elect of the state, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  Original Author :  SaharaREPORTERS, NEW YORK Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Fulani Herdsmen Attack Farms In Plateau State, Many Feared Killed, Injured SaharaReporters
    Many people are feared killed while scores have been left injured after armed Fulani herdsmen attacked Malul village in Daffo district under Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.  An eyewitness told SaharaReporters that he saw at least one person die while others are currently receiving treatment at Sunnah Hospital in Bokkos town. He said, "At about 9am, a group of Fulani about seven of them attacked our village and killed one Danjuma Machen while he was in his potato farm.  ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Oshiomhole Faults INEC, Vows To Challenge Douye’s Declaration As Governor SaharaReporters
    National Chairman of the All Progressives, Adams Oshiomhole, has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Duoye Diri as governor-elect of Bayelsa State. He said the electoral body had overstepped its boundary and erred in the law for assuming and arrogating  judicial power to itself and presented certificate of return to the PDP candidate. Oshiomhole disclosed this on Friday at the end of the National Working Committee meeting of the party in Abuja.  He vowed that ... more
  • 3 days Amnesty, Nigerian Army Disagree Over Borno Boko Haram Attacks SaharaReporters
      Amnesty International, a human rights group, and the Nigerian Army are trading accusations over the recent Boko Haram attack in Borno State.  The human rights group had accused the army of burning some villages in Borno, one of the worst-hit states by the insurgency in the North-East. The group also accused the army of displacing residents of the affected villages in response to escalation in attacks by Boko Haram insurgents recently. AI said, “These brazen acts of razing entire villages, ... more
  • 3 days PHOTONEWS: Corpses Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Parents, Isreal And Sally Arrive Umuahia For Burial SaharaReporters
    The corpses of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents, Isreal and Sally, have arrived at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State where they would be laid to rest. Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, is in exile after he jumped bail granted him during his trial.  At the council headquarters, the bodies were received by the Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, the transition committee chairman of the LGA and many prominent stakeholders ... more
  • 3 days Irate Protesters Destroy House Belonging To Bayelsa Governor-elect, PDP Secretariat Over Supreme Court Judgment SaharaReporters
    Several properties have been destroyed in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, by irate protesters following Thursday's Supreme Court ruling announcing Diri Douye as authentic winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.  Among places destroyed are Steve Azaiki Library, a house belonging to Douye, Radio Bayelsa and Peoples Democratic Party DP secretariat along Imgbi and Azikoro roads respectively.  At Radio Bayelsa, our correspondent observed that over 15 vehicles were destroyed by the protesters mostly members of the All Progressives Congress ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Angry Protesters Invade Radio Bayelsa Premises, Destroy, Loot Property SaharaReporters
    Some aggrieved protesters have invaded the premises of Radio Bayelsa in Yenagoa, the state capital, destroying and looting property in the process.  Operational vehicles belonging to the station were also destroyed during the siege on the facility.  Streets across the city have been deserted as gunshots rent the air.  Police are making random arrests at the moment.   SaharaReporters had earlier reported that members of the ... more
  • 3 days JUST IN: Ekiti Assembly Passes Amotekun Bill Into Law SaharaReporters
    The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed into law the act establishing Ekiti State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps. The Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, during the plenary on Friday said, “Having passed through the third reading, the bill has become a law.” The bill will now be transferred to the state governor for assent.  According to reports, the first two stages of passing the bill to law were done on Thursday before the plenary was adjourned till today. The lawmakers, ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Douye SaharaReporters
    The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented to Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party certificate of return as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State. He was presented the certificate at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja. The presentation follows the declaration of Douye as winner of the election following the order of the Supreme Court in Abuja on Thursday. Elections Politics Breaking News News AddThis ... more
  • 3 days UPDATE: INEC Complies With Supreme Court Judgment On Bayelsa Governorship Election SaharaReporters
    The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party governor-elect of Bayelsa State, following a ruling of the Supreme Court on Thursday nullifying the initial declaration of David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress as winner.  INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at press conference in Abuja on Friday. He said the candidate of PDP scored more than 25 per cent of lawful votes cast during the November 16, 2019 election. He said, ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: INEC Announces PDP’s Candidate Winner Of Bayelsa Governorship Election SaharaReporters
    Following a ruling by the Supreme Court on Thursday, the Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Diri Douye of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor-elect of Bayelsa State. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, announced this at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday.   Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa: Arrest, Charge Oshiomhole For Treasonable Felony, Lawyer Tells Buhari SaharaReporters
      A legal practitioner, Mr Tope Akinyode, has called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately arrest and charge National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for treasonable felony over his utterances after Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling nullifying the election of David Lyon as new governor of Bayelsa State. Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State, had after the apex court’s verdict said that nobody would be sworn in as governor of Bayelsa as a result of ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Protest Rocks Bayelsa As Aggrieved All Progressives Congress Members Burn Tyres, Chant ‘War’ Songs Over Supreme Court Ruling SaharaReporters
      Members of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State have taken to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, to protest Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Abuja nullifying the victory of their candidate, David Lyon, during the November 2019 governorship election in the state. The apex court went on to declare candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Diri Douye, as authentic winner of the exercise. The court, in a ... more
  • 3 days Notes On Engaging Nigeria’s Ruling Class By Edwin Madunagu SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Edwin Madunagu Edwin Madunagu Nigeria’s ruling class has presented the nation with a number of issues around which the Nigerian Left can build an agenda of political engagement for the year 2020, or which, to use an old journalistic expression, the Left can use as “pegs” to construct an agenda of close and integrated engagement with the rulers for the year 2020 and beyond. The rulers of Nigeria regularly “oblige” us in this way. This time around, the issues on the table and ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: China Records Another 242 Deaths SaharaReporters
    China has recorded yet another high death toll of 242 and 14,840 confirmed infected in a single day. The victim died on Thursday at a treatment centre. The newly recorded deaths raised the number to 1,355 with 60,000 people confirmed infected. Authorities said the revised numbers arose as they changed their counting methods.  But the change only fuelled concern that the epidemic is far worse than being reported. Meanwhile, two top-ranking politicians overseeing the epicentre of the outbreak were also sacked, ... more
  • 3 days Rivers Governor, Wike, Fires Warning To Oshiomhole Over Comments On Supreme Court Bayelsa Verdict SaharaReporters
    Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Nigerian Government to warn the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to stop making inflammatory remarks capable of destabilising the country.  The governor also berated the former Edo State governor for saying that there will be no swearing-in of the PDP candidate in Bayelsa State, adding that he had no such powers. He said, "The Federal Government should warn Oshiomhole to stop making remarks that will destabilise Nigeria.  ... more
  • 3 days Nigerians Express Divergent Views Over Supreme Court Judgment On Bayelsa Governorship Election SaharaReporters
      Nigerians have continued to react to Thursday's Supreme Court judgment, which nullified the emergence of All Progressives Congress candidate, David Lyon, as winner of the November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.  The apex court went on to declare candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Diri Douye, as authentic winner of the exercise. The court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of justices led by Mary Odili, held that Lyon's running mate in the election, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, presented ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Nigeria’s Police Boss, Adamu, Announces Fusion Of Community Policing Into Amotekun SaharaReporters
    IGP Mohammed Adamu IGP Mohammed Adamu   Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has announced that community policing would be integrated into ‘Operation Amotekun’ recently established by governors of the six South-West states. Adamu made the disclosure in Lagos on Thursday during a meeting with governors of the region. He said, “This is the second meeting we have held with the governors of the South-West region concerning the creation of Operation Amotekun. The just-concluded meeting was to discuss and fine-tune Amotekun. “Amotekun is ... more
  • 3 days JUST IN: Nobody‘ll Be Sworn In As Governor In Bayelsa On Friday, Says All Progressives Congress Chairman, Oshiomhole SaharaReporters
      National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that nobody will be inaugurated as governor of Bayelsa State on Friday. He made the remarks after the Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of David Lyon as winner of the November 2019 governorship poll in the state. According to Oshiomhole, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate during the exercise, Diri Douye, did not meet the requirement to be sworn in as governor as directed by the apex court. Speaking ... more
  • 3 days Tension, Jubilation In Bayelsa Over Supreme Court Judgment SaharaReporters
    APC vs PDP cartoon APC vs PDP cartoon   Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, is currently witnessing a heavy presence of security personnel following Thursday’s ruling of the Supreme Court in Abuja, which nullified the election that produced All Progressive Congress candidate, David Lyon, as governor-elect of the state. Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, were sacked by the apex court, clearing the way for Diri Douye of the Peoples Democratic Party to emerge as new governor-elect of Bayelsa. In a unanimous ... more
  • 3 days History, Aisha Buhari And Project Nigeria By Emmanuel Umohinyang SaharaReporters |Opinion
    One of the biggest errors about why good governance has become almost impossible in Africa is the belief that the office of President is largely responsible for our travails as a people. This is in view of the fact that the office of the number one citizen wields so much influence in Nigeria, that almost everybody looks up to that office for virtually everything, same for office of state governors. No doubt, this is one of the reasons some political analysts ... more
  • 4 days The Release Of Boko Haram Prisoners: Issues Arising By Tony Ademiluyi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    The Niger Delta militants had a clear cause which was the fulcrum of their struggles. Their region produced the wealth of the nation but the structural lopsidedness and sinister nature of the Nigerian state made it impossible for them to enjoy the benefits of the black gold. They vandalised pipelines, abducted Caucasian workers and took up arms against the state to protest their plight. Their strategy worked out as the administration of the Late Umaru Musa Yar’adua granted a majority of ... more
  • 4 days Achievers University Management Hands Over Six Students To Police For Cult Activities SaharaReporters
    The management of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, on Thursday, handed over six of its students to the police as a result of their alleged involvement in cult activities. Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Samuel Ibiyemi, who handed over the undergraduates to the law enforcement agency, told journalists that the students had also been expelled having been caught in the act. Ibiyemi identified the students as Awolo David, Owolabi James, Oyeniran Temitope, Yahaya Mohammed, Owolabi Opeyemi and Onagoruwa Oyinlola, adding ... more
  • 4 days NCAA Urges Airlines To Inform Passengers Ahead During Inclement Weather SaharaReporters
      The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has directed airlines, local and international, to inform their passengers ahead of time of any flight delay or cancellation. The regulatory agency issued the warning in Lagos on Thursday as flight cancellation, delay and diversion continued in the Nigerian airspace. NCAA in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said that it was expedient for airlines to inform the passengers ahead of time in order to reduce the stress they experience. ... more
  • 4 days Jubilation At PDP National Secretariat After Supreme Court Declares Party’s Candidate Winner Of Bayelsa Governorship Election SaharaReporters
      The National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja erupted in jubilation on Thursday afternoon following the sack of All Progressives Congress candidate, David Lyon, as governor-elect of Bayelsa State by the Supreme Court. Members of the PDP could not control their joy at the secretariat when news of the apex court’s ruling filtered in especially after the judges named the party’s candidate, Diri Duoye, as rightful winner of the exercise. The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral ... more
  • 4 days Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, Threatens To Attack Buhari, Lists Condition For Chibok Girls’ Release SaharaReporters
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  • 4 days INEC’s Bloody Axe And The Political Remnants By Azu Ishiekwene SaharaReporters |Opinion
    On a hot, dusty harmattan day last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission loaded its gun, and pulled the trigger, terminating 74 political parties. The grieving remnants were left to bury their dead in what seemed a most unkind Valentine gift.   A number of the leaders of the affected parties have refused to be consoled. They have vigorously expressed their displeasure, with a few even threatening court action.  The presidential candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, Tope Fasua, for example, accused INEC ... more
  • 4 days Obiageli Mazi: Why No Nigerian Teacher Should Earn $100 Or Less Monthly By Olabisi Deji-Folutile SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Olabisi Deji-Folutile Olabisi Deji-Folutile google Suddenly, the wave of euphoria sparked across the social media by the story of Madam Obiageli Mazi of Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School, Borno State, has vanished, no thanks to the tragic massive attack launched on the state Monday night by the so-called technically defeated Boko Haram insurgents. The attack left 30 people dead, 18 vehicles burnt and several women and children abducted, according to the state government spokesperson, Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi. Prior to the Monday attack, a ... more
  • 4 days The Trial of Sowore By Tony Ademiluyi SaharaReporters |Opinion
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  • 5 days Is Muhammadu Buhari Among The Generals? By Bayo Oluwasanmi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Bayo Oluwasanmi Bayo Oluwasanmi   “Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.” – Titus Livins In 2015, Bola Ahmed Tinubu successfully forged the political merger that produced All Progressives Party and General Muhammadu Buhari as candidate in the 2015 presidential election. The APC wasted no time in selling Buhari to voters. Buhari was bottled, branded, and packaged as born again democrat and born again Muslim. He was surnamed Mr ... more
  • 5 days Buratai Says 10 Years Not Enough To Deradicalise Islamists, Why Hurry To Free Boko Haram Suspects? By Fredrick Nwabufo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Fredrick Nwabufo Fredrick Nwabufo   My theory, Boko Haram is an enterprise. The wheel of the war must be kept spinning for the profiteers and racketeers of blood. The insurgency has raged on for more than a decade. And when it appears the vestiges of the insurgents are finally being erased, they rise again like the phoenix from the ashes – to become stronger, more coordinated and more ubiquitous. It is grand delusion to assume that the machinations of these deviants do not ... more
  • 5 days Michael Nnadi’s Murder: What Idiotic Message By Kingsley Ahanonu SaharaReporters |Opinion
      Reading through the anecdote by one of the four seminarians abducted alongside the slain Michael Nnadi, I am made to understand that the death of the 18 year old young man  reveals a deep-seated callousness that for his murderers, has become a way of life and a mission to accomplish. Even when ransom was said to have been paid, a revelation which according to the narrator got them enlivened once again and excited, the young man was shot just as ... more
  • 5 days Okada Ban: You Do Not Build A Mega City By Hiding Poor By Seun Awogbenle SaharaReporters |Opinion
      In strong defiance and resistance to the blanket ban imposed by the Lagos State Government on the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of Lagos State, a group of concerned residents under the aegis of Occupy Lagos, on Saturday, embarked on a protest to Eko Atlantic City, venue of the Lagos City Marathon to draw international attention to what can be described as a policy somersault. One of the most fascinating sight from the Protest was the ... more
  • 6 days Effectively Tackling Corona Virus By Tony Ademiluyi SaharaReporters |Opinion
      Shortly before the celebration of the lunar year by the Chinese, the world was alerted to the emergence of the corona virus in the Wuhan province of China. A pastor friend of mine told me that it was one of the signs of the end times as strange ailments now plague the human climate. On January 28, some cases of deaths as a result of the virus had been reported but by February 10, the death rate had escalated to ... more
  • 6 days The Corona Virus Challenge, Nigeria And Other Responses By Reuben Abati SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Reuben Abati Reuben Abati The biggest threat to our collective humanity today is not the suspected threat of a Third World War, but a corrosive, debilitating, murderous pathogen known as new Corona Virus. The fear of a World War III was fuelled by tensions and differences among key super powers dictating contemporary geo-politics notably: the United States, China, Iran, Iraq, Israel, North Korea, South Korea and the entire Middle East. But while relationships with the world’s power axis will always have implications for ... more
  • 6 days We Shall Not Bow By Femi Fani-Kayode SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Femi Fani-Kayode Femi Fani-Kayode SaharaReporters Media   "I am the leader of Uthman Danfodio dynasty. I have never seen where in the hundred books that Uthman Danfodio said Nigeria belongs to the Fulani. What he wrote was the role of Islam in leadership, governance etc. He never mentioned of conquering any particular land or claimed ownership of any territory. People make comments that Jihad is to Islamise every country, but I said no. Danfodio never came to Islamise any country, he preached against bad ... more
  • 7 days The Madness In Ahmad’s CAF By Fred Edoreh SaharaReporters |Opinion
      The world expects FIFA to make the PriceWaterCooper audit report on the Confederation of Africa Football public in line with its promise on zero corruption. Meanwhile, stakeholders in world football are alarmed and already covering their noses on the putrid smell from little glimpses. The indication is like an orgy in a mad house of gang rapists. President Ahmad Ahmad apparently literally split the wrist of the continent’s football and tendered it to be sucked to death, suggests Musa Bility, ... more
  • 7 days Nigeria’s Democracy, Youth Restiveness And Drug Abuse By Ademola Orunbon SaharaReporters |Opinion
      It is the belief of many that democracy should guarantee people good life. A stable democracy piloted by visionary leaders who possess the intellectual clouts to see issues at their broader and more complex perspectives should ensure a strong, stable, vibrant, virile economy with an enabling peaceful and stable political environment. Under a condition like this, the citizens can benefits maximally and fullest from democracy - good living condition, employment generation, security of lives, property and equal opportunities for self-actualization. It ... more
  • 7 days In The Name Of Sabbatical: Colombia And Peru By ‘Tope Oriola SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Edmonton, Canada, can be brutally cold in January. I managed to escape just before a particularly cold period in the second week. Having taken a one-year sabbatical, I was determined to relax and explore new ideas. Destination? Cartagena, Colombia. Beautiful, touristy, welcoming and the household of all things entertaining, Cartagena lived up to the hype. Accommodation was at the old town, a colonial relic with a fortress. Old but still in fashion and the indisputable hub of Cartagena’s bubbly tourism sector, ... more
  • 7 days Immigration Visa And Okada Ban: Nigerians Besieged At Home And Abroad By Rachel Onamusi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Techpoint Africa   Last week, Nigerians discovered two news reasons why being born Nigerian is an extreme sport. The first was Uncle Donald Trump and his immigration visa ban. We may choose to pontificate at length (our regular trademark) and adjudge the root causes of the ban to be racial or religious discrimination, or we may accept the facts as they are stated: Nigeria is under the grip of terrorism and the US cannot see any real reason to continue to allow ... more
  • 7 days The Trekkers Of Today Will Snatch Our Cars Tomorrow By ‘Fisayo Soyombo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Fisayo Soyombo Fisayo Soyombo   I am not one the biggest fans of motorcycle as a means of transportation. I wasn’t always an antagonist; it all started in 2010. My friend was on a bike that collided with a danfo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. It wouldn’t have been too bad if that was where it ended, but after she tumbled off the bike, an onrushing bus overran her right hip. She was a guest of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, for ... more
  • 7 days A Dream On ÀMÒTÉKÙN Pillow By Remi Oyeyemi SaharaReporters |Opinion
      They were coming from all the nooks, crannies and corners to the village center. Men, women and children. Old, young and the vulnerable. Grim looks accompanied ghastly ones. Drab moods dragged the dim ones. Animosity was pulling annoyance by hand. Peevishness and petulance accompanied each other. Irritation seemed rankled. Aggravation was galled and goaded. As they gathered in the terrace of the town's Àkòdì, the Baálé was seated on a well rounded pèrègún, padded with a severally folded navy blue ... more
  • 1 week Governor Zulum’s Example For Elite By Femi Falana SaharaReporters |Opinion
    During an outing at 6:30am last Friday to assess public institutions in Borno State, the governor, Prof Babagana Umar Zulum met Mrs Mazi Obiageli already at Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School under Jere Local Government Area, waiting for her pupils. Completely overwhelmed by Mrs Obiageli’s dedication, Governor Zulum commended and rewarded her with personal cash of N100,000, nearly three times her monthly salary of N35,000 and recommended her for promotion. Barely 24 hours later, Mrs Obiageli's promotion from class teacher ... more
  • 1 week Buhari: The Resignation Imperative By Ozodinukwe Okenwa SaharaReporters |Opinion
    SOC Okenwa SOC Okenwa Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is a federal parliamentarian representing Abia-South Senatorial District of Abia State at the upper legislative Chamber in Abuja. He came to national limelight or prominence when he co-signed a bail warrant for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB) few years ago. Following a military onslaught on his home in Umuahia then Kanu went 'missing' for months if not years. He re-appeared in Jerusalem, Israel, praying at the Lamentation Wall and putting an abrupt end ... more
  • 1 week Prune Northern Nigerian Mistletoe, Cure Nigeria By Festus Adedayo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Google All right, you do not know what mistletoe is? It is, according to a dictionary definition of it, a “leathery-leaved parasitic plant which grows on apple, oak, and other broadleaf trees.” Yoruba call mistletoe afomo. What this weed does is stick to trees, either cocoa or kolanut tree. Farmers are always watching out for an afomo on their crash crops because, the moment a tree gets infested with it, it is on its way to barrenness. While the mistletoe has no root of its own, it bores ... more
  • 1 week Aburi: Emeka Ojukwu’s Unfulfilled Promise And The Lies Of Yakubu Gowon By Remi Oyeyemi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Remi Oyeyemi Remi Oyeyemi   "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth." -Buddha "Lies never last, History never dies, and the TRUTH is always constant." -Remi Oyeyemi During my active days in journalism, I never had the chance to interview the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon. And I am not really sure I would want to interview him at this point. It is very much unlike a journalist to turn such an opportunity down, but ... more
  • 1 week #OccupyLagos: Awaiting The Peoples’ Marathon By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Since the head of the Lagos ruling class, Bola Tinubu, "handed over" in 2007; his successors have been engaging in marathons of anti-people actions that have done two basic things: destroy the life of many, while a tiny few have become richer. To analyse the whole of the anti-people actions would mean writing volumes. This effort will however, take a short look at both issues of mass evictions and ban on Okada (and tricycles this time).  The term "Mega City" is ... more
  • 1 week Before Nigerians Are Infected With Coronavirus Disease By Arowona Abdulazeez SaharaReporters |Opinion
    The world woke up to the news of the outbreak of novel coronavirus (nCoV) in Wuhan in the Peoples Republic of China in mid-December 2019 and since then, the narrative is yet to change, rather, it is becoming more contagious and threatening to the global health situation. nCoV is capable of spreading from person to person and the World Health Organisation has since raised alarm on the need for nations across the world to be proactive and raise up to the ... more
  • 1 week #OkadaBan: Group To Take Protest To Venue Of Lagos City Marathon SaharaReporters
      Lagos residents under the auspices of #OccupyLagos group is set to storm venue of the 2020 Lagos City Marathon in protest against the ban on motorcycle and tricycle in the state. The group, not satisfied with the ban of two of the most effective transport systems in the state, has resolved to embark on a peaceful protest.  The protesters hope to pass on their demands through the annual marathon race organised by the state. “We chose that venue as that’s ... more
  • 1 week Ihedioha Seeks Review Of Supreme Court Judgment, Says Uzodinma Fraudulently Misled Judges SaharaReporters
    Emeka Ihedioha, ousted governor of Imo State, has filed for review of the judgment of the Supreme Court that kicked him out of office. Ihedioha posited that Hope Uzodinma, incumbent governor of Imo, fraudulently misled the court to pronounce him as winner of the election, adding that the judgment should be nullified. Ihedioha, who is seeking “an order setting aside as a nullity the judgment delivered by the court”, founded his application on the ground that the Court of Appeal had ... more
  • 1 week Ekiti University Students Urge Institution’s Management To End Academic Crisis SaharaReporters
    Ekiti State University students have called on the school’s management to make more efforts in ending a crisis with lecturers. According to the undergraduates, the disengagement of most lecturers of the institution has affected their studies and even delayed the posting of many of them for the National Youth Service Corps. In a plea broadcast sent on Friday, the students under the platform of National Association of Science Technology Students, said, “On behalf of all the staff, students of the Department ... more
  • 1 week Taraba: Two Persons Killed In Jukun/Tiv Violence SaharaReporters
    Two persons have been killed in a clash between Jukun and Tiv tribes in Taraba State. Spokesperson for the police in the state, David Misal, told SaharaReporters that several houses were also burnt when gunmen suspected to be Jukun militia attacked Ibua Village along Wukari-Ibi Road in Ibi Local Government Area on Thursday night. He said, “Information available to us indicates that gunmen suspected to be Jukun youths, attacked a Tiv village in Ibi LGA and killed two persons. "Some thatch houses were ... more
  • 1 week 14,045 Nigerians Repatriated From Libya Since 2017 SaharaReporters
      The National Emergency Management Agency has said that 14,045 Nigerians have voluntarily been brought back home since a repatriation programme was started by the International Organisation for Migration in 2017. Acting Coordinator for the Lagos Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed this while receiving a new batch of 161 returnees at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Thursday night. He said, “This batch brought the total number of voluntary returnees from Libya to 14,045, which is made up of 8,200 males ... more
  • 1 week Too Premature For INEC To Deregister Parties –Falana SaharaReporters
      Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has said that it was premature for the Independent National Electoral Commission to deregister political parties in the country. Falana was reacting to the deregistration of 74 out of the existing 102 political parties by INEC on Thursday. He said, “In deregistering the 74 political parties, INEC has relied on the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No 9) Act, 2017 enacted on May 4, 2017, which amended section 222 of ... more
  • 1 week Soldier Kills Police Officer With Anti-Aircraft Gun In Borno SaharaReporters
      An army corporal has killed a policeman with an Anti-Aircraft Gun following an argument over a lady at Makara area of Gwoza Local Government in Borno State. The unnamed army personnel killed Sergeant Rowland Tafida, who was among MOPOL Special Forces Team deployed to Gwoza last August on counter-insurgency operations, PRNigeria reports. It was also learnt that Tafida, a father of two young girls, had already planned to depart Borno on Saturday before he was murdered by the unidentified soldier. ... more
  • 1 week Okoi Obono-Obla Still Wanted –Anti-graft Commission, ICPC SaharaReporters
      The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has said that the former Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, is still wanted by the commission. ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, announced this at a media briefing on the activities of the commission in the last one year. She said, “Yes, we have read in the media about his being available in the country, that he is making statements on social media platforms. ... more
  • 1 week Six Persons Arrested For Impersonating Custom Officers In Katsina SaharaReporters
      The police in Katsina State have arrested six persons for duping residents by pretending to be customs officers. Spokesperson for the police in the state, Gambo Isah, said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad apprehended the syndicate. According to Isah, luck ran out on the group after a dismissed soldier, Lawal Abubakar, and five of his colleagues, reportedly defrauded one Mark Udoh of Funtua Local Government Area in Katsina. They presented themselves to him as officers of the Nigeria Customs Service and ... more
  • 1 week Insecurity: Tone Down Your Anger, Governor Tambuwal Tells Religious Leaders SaharaReporters
      Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has asked religious leaders in the country to "tone down" their anger over escalating insecurity in the country. Tambuwal said President Muhammadu Buhari was doing his best to fight insecurity and that the anger targeted at him was misplaced. The governor made the comments when Coordinator of the North-West border drill Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Mohammed Aliyu, paid him a visit at the Government House. He said, “I appeal to our leaders especially religious ... more
  • 1 week The Northern Elite Created These Bandits By Fredrick Nwabufo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Fredrick Nwabufo Fredrick Nwabufo A study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) put the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria to 13.5 million – as of 2018. An unimpressive mass of this number comes from Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, and other northern states. In December 2019, Jigawa State Government announced it would open a bidding process for the construction of 95 mosques across the state. This is a state with over 800,000 out-of-school children,According to a survey by the Education Sector ... more
  • 1 week From Ebola To Novel Corona Virus: What Are Lessons Learnt? By Mike Adeyemi Lawal SaharaReporters |Opinion
    When outbreaks occur, there is the possibility of activating a panic mode button in an attempt to immediately halt the spread or prevent further escalation of the situation. The panic response of Nigeria during the 2014 Ebola outbreak has become a success story in outbreak management, in spite of being described as “using a sledgehammer to kill an ant” in terms of resource deployment during the outbreak. Still, the question here is: What has the Ebola outbreak response taught us? Understanding ... more
  • 1 week Real Reason Rivers Governor, Wike, Is Honouring Appeal Court President, Bulkachuwa, With State Banquet SaharaReporters
    Facts have emerged as to the main reason River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, is staging a state banquet to honour President of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa. The event, which comes up by 7:00pm on Friday (today), is expected to attract senior members of Nigeria’s judiciary and other prominent personalities to the state capital, Port Harcourt. But beyond being a normal state function, SaharaReporters, through interactions with close sources around the governor, discovered that the elaborate event ... more
  • 1 week Conviction Of Ex-Taraba Governor, Jolly Nyame, For Corruption Upheld By Supreme Court SaharaReporters
    Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday upheld the sentencing of a former governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, by approving a 12-year imprisonment over N1.6bn corruption case. Leading a five-man panel, Justice Mary Peter-Odili set aside the N100m fine imposed on Nyame by the Court of Appeal in delivering the ruling. The apex court held that the Court of Appeal was wrong to have imposed the fine on him without hearing from the appellant.  “The lower court ought to have heard from ... more
  • 1 week Religion And Human Rights Abuse In Nigeria By Ademola Orunbon SaharaReporters |Opinion
      More than before, contemporary Nigerian society has been beset with religious conflicts that have threatened to tear the fabric of the country’s unity. To a large extent, one can say that Nigeria of the past boasted of religious flexibility and tolerance for many years. However, recently, it seems to have been shelved as gruesome stories relating to religion rear their ugly heads frequently, causing loss of lives. One can say that a curious feature of today Nigerian society is religious ... more
  • 1 week Àmòtékùn As A Cognomen By Remi Oyeyemi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Well before the Yorùbá people and their leaders sprang the surprise of their Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Àmòtékùn, one has been living with it in several facets of the bedroom. There are two windows in the bedroom draped in Àmòtékùn apparels. The closet, which had mirror doors, has scalloping on top of it, sewn in a manner to not inhibit the opening and closing. It is about nine inches in width.  Needless to say that the bedsheets and covers are ... more
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