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  • 5 hours Senator Abaribe Dares IPOB, Says I’ll Go Anywhere I want In The World SaharaReporters
      Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said that he would embark on foreign trips regardless of a threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra to publicly humiliate Nigerian leaders, who they claim have impoverished the country. Abaribe's comment comes after former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was assaulted in Germany at an event organised by Nigerians. Speaking with PUNCH, Abaribe said, “One of the hallmarks of constitutional democracy is the fundamental rights of people. “These include rights to travel, ... more
  • 5 hours Woman Narrates How Lagos Council Traffic Officials Extorted N25,000 From Her SaharaReporters
      Traffic officers of the Ikotun/Igando Local Council Development of Lagos State are illegally extorting motorist, Sahara Reporters can confirm. The state government had banned local councils and their officials from controlling or engaging in traffic duties, maintaining that doing so was not within their purview. Adebimbe Adeoti, a victim of extortion by Igando/Ikotun LCDA, while speaking with Sahara Reporters on Friday said, “I was booked for illegal stopping.” Narrating her ordeal, Adeoti said she was asked to pay N25,000 by those, who accosted her ... more
  • 6 hours #RevolutionNow: Take It Back Movement Calls On Students, Others To Protest SaharaReporters
      The Take It Back Movement has called on all Nigerian students, masses and workers to participate in the #RevolutionNow third day of rage being organised by the Coalition for Revolution. According to a statement on Saturday by National Coordinator, Take It Back Movement, Sanyaolu Juwon, the mobilisation is to "unequivocally call for free, qualitative and compulsory education at all levels”. The group also demanded the "Immediate and unconditional release of our National Convener; Omoyele Sowore, and other political prisoners whose only offense ... more
  • 6 hours Flood Damages Major Roads, Submerges Houses In Jigawa SaharaReporters
      Flood triggered by days of incessant rainfall has damaged the Guri-Adyani and Guri-Dolanzugo roads in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The roads, according to Alhaji Sanusi Doro, the area’s information officer, are important for the transportation of rice, sesame, watermelon and onions to the markets. Doro, in a statement on Saturday in Guri, said that the damage had cut off residents of Adyani and Dolanzugo from Guri town, the local government headquarters. The statement also said that the ... more
  • 6 hours NAF Strikes Scores Of Insurgents In Borno SaharaReporters
    Nigerian Air Force   Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents were on Friday killed during an air strike by the Nigerian Air Force in Borno State. The strike under Operation Lafiya Dole, destroyed the hideout of the insurgents at Bula Korege on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. In a statement on Saturday by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, it was disclosed that the target was designated for attack based on credible intelligence reports, which were further ... more
  • 7 hours Indian Hemp Cultivated In 11 Plateau LGAs, Says NDLEA SaharaReporters
    NDLEA   The Plateau Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) is currently cultivated in large scale in 11 local government areas of the state. Principal Staff Officer, Drug Reduction Unit of the agency in the command, Mr Bello Mumuni, disclosed this in Jos, the capital, on Saturday. Mumuni also said that the rate of production and consumption of hard drugs in the state had been on the increase. He said that Indian hemp ... more
  • 8 hours DPR Sanctions Two Filling Stations, Three Gas Plants In Delta SaharaReporters
      Two petrol stations and three gas plants in Delta State have been sanctioned for sharp practices by the Department of Petroleum Resources. The affected stations are Akpos Petroleum Limited, G-Palash Nigeria Limited and Onejire Gas Plant all located in Ughelli as well as Somil Energy and Gas Ltd. DPR Assistant Director, Operations, Mrs Gladys Idahosa, led a team on the routine surveillance on behalf of the Warri Zonal Operations Controller, Mr Antai Asuquo. Speaking to journalists shortly after the exercise, ... more
  • 8 hours Police Arrest Fleeing Parents Of Girl Tortured To Death In Ondo SaharaReporters
      The Police in Ondo State have arrested the parents of a four year-old girl that was tortured to death in Akure, the capital, on Wednesday. The young girl was identified as Testimony Babalola. A police source told Sahara Reporters that the parent of the deceased child were nabbed on Saturday morning at a place they had been hiding. The source said, “We arrested the parents of the girl this morning and they would be interrogated. “With this development, we are ... more
  • 8 hours Wadume: Soldiers Face Dismissal As DHQ Panel Concludes Report SaharaReporters
    HAMISU BALA WADUME HAMISU BALA WADUME   Personnel of the Nigerian Army that took part in the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba State may be dismissed any moment from now following the conclusion of findings by the seven-man Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to probe the incident. According to a report by PUNCH, top military sources said the findings was believed to have indicted some army and police personnel as well as a few civilians, ... more
  • 10 hours Buhari Will Torture Igbo Attackers Of Ekweremadu If Extradited, HURIWA Tells Germany SaharaReporters
      Fearing that the President Muhammadu Buhari regime would subject them to torture and dehumanizing conditions under indefinite detention in underground cells of the department of State Services (DSS), the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has advised Germany not to extradite the alleged attackers of the Senator Ike Ekweremadu to Nigeria.HURIWA stated that any attempts by the German government to accede to Buhari's demand to extradite the alleged attackers "to face uncertainty would amount to the breach of international ... more
  • 19 hours EFCC Arrests Kwara TV GM, Three Others Over Land Fraud SaharaReporters
      General Manager of Kwara State Television Authority, Abdulfatai Adebowale, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ilorin, Kwara State. Adebowale was arrested alongside two staff of the state television authority. He was arrested for selling 10 plots of land given to the TV station by the state government and converted the proceeds to his personal use. The dissatisfied staff of the station in their petition to the EFCC said, “Since 2014 to date, the said plots ... more
  • 19 hours African Games: Flying Eagles Qualify For Semifinal SaharaReporters
      The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Friday booked a semi-finals place in the men’s football event of the 12th All African Games following a 2-2 draw against host, Morocco, in their last Group A match. The team fought back twice in the game to condemn the hosts to an early exit from the competition. The hosts, who needed a win to advance to the semi-finals stage, started strongly and scored an early goal in the game, according to the BBC. The ... more
  • 19 hours FBI List: No Hiding Place For Suspects, Says Magu SaharaReporters
    Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu   Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has said that the agency will fish out some of the 77 Nigerian suspects involved in massive wire fraud schemes in the United States. The EFCC boss said he suspected that the number of Nigerian fingered in the fraud would be more than 77 going by the joint operation of the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the ... more
  • 19 hours CBN Injects $297m Into Secondary Market SaharaReporters
      The Central Bank of Nigeria has injected $297.92m dollars into the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales. Director of Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Okarafor disclosed that CBN also injected CNY21.2m in the spot and short-tenured forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign market. According to him, the United States dollars-denominated transactions are to meet requests in the agricultural and raw materials sectors, while those in Chinese Yuan are for Renminbi-denominated Letters ... more
  • 20 hours Border Security: No Need For Panic, Says Nigeria Customs Service SaharaReporters
      The Nigeria Customs Service has said that members of the public need not panic following the presence of security agencies at the Seme Border linking the country with the Republic of Benin. Denying closure of the border, the NCS said that the ongoing joint security exercise in the area was to tackle transborder crimes. Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Joseph Attah, on Friday urged the public and travellers to go about their activities without fear as the situation was ... more
  • 21 hours FBI List: South African Firm Educates Citizens On How To Avoid Nigerian ‘Romance Scams’ SaharaReporters
      Following the announcement by United Stares authorities of charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of Internet scam, Mercury, a South African online newspaper, has come up with useful tips to avoid falling victim to online scams. Mecury reports that dating and romance scams are fast-growing areas of online fraud and there are a huge number of fake profiles on dating sites. Full list ... more
  • 22 hours N20bn Fraud: Prosecute Okorocha, Others, Rights Group Tells EFCC SaharaReporters
      Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, a rights advocacy group, has called for the prosecution of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo State, over an alleged N20bn contract fraud. This was contained in a petition sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by the group. A project document had shown how Okorocha awarded N20bn contract to Zigreat International Company Limited, a firm that failed to meet all procurement requirements. In a petition signed by Okere Nnamdi, its director, and addressed ... more
  • 22 hours Nigerian Government To Censor Online Radio, TV Stations SaharaReporters
      The Nigerian Government has expressed readiness to control online radio and television stations, adding that the move became necessary to curb fake news. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the announcement on Friday in Abuja. In a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed said, “I just want to use this opportunity to inform you that Mr President has already approved a review of the Broadcast Code that is going to take care of many of the ... more
  • 22 hours Rape: COZA Pastor, Fatoyinbo, Explains Why He Shunned PFN Panel SaharaReporters
      Founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, on Friday said that he did not appear before a panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria to investigate allegations of rape against him by Busola, wife of musician, Timi Dakolo, because it appeared biased. Fatoyinbo, who spoke through his senior assistant, Ademola Adetuberu, added that he was advised by his lawyers not to appear before the panel because it was prejudiced and may not conduct an impartial session. ... more
  • 22 hours Impeachment: CJ Constitutes Panel To Investigate Kogi Deputy Governor SaharaReporters
      The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah, on Friday constituted a seven-man panel to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba, by the state’s House of Assembly. According to Ajanah, the constitution of the panel was in line with the provisions of section 188 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). Chairman of the panel is Mr John Baiyeshea while Hajiya Bilikisu Basher, Mr William Aliwo, Canon Z. ... more
  • 1 day Court Orders Nigerian Government To Renew Shell’s OML 11 For 20 Years SaharaReporters
    The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered President Muhammadu Buhari to grant the renewal of the Oil Mineral Lease 11 to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria for 20 years. The suit by Shell was instituted against the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Minister of State. Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Friday in his judgment delivered on Shell’s suit, ruled that renewal would be for 20 years and not 30 as requested by the company. President Buhari was Nigeria’s Minister ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian Government Asks Citizens Indicted In US $40m Fraud To Voluntary Surrender SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Government has asked the 77 Nigerians indicted by the United States for Internet fraud to voluntary surrender. In a statement on Friday, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the government would not hesitate to extradite them if the diplomatic treaties between the two countries are invoked. She said, “We acknowledge the fact that accusation does not mean guilt, and we hope that all the accused will be given fair and speedy trial. “We also ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian Serial Robber, Gloria Makanjuola, Jailed In UK SaharaReporters
    A Nigerian woman in the United Kingdom, Gloria Makanjuola, who committed a series of robberies and theft on buses in Hackney, even targeting an 87-year-old woman, has been jailed. Makanjuola, 28, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court to two years and eight months' imprisonment after pleading guilty to eight counts of robbery, four counts of theft and four counts of fraud at an earlier hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court. Makanjuola committed the offences between September 2018 and ... more
  • 1 day WHO Calls For Increased Political Commitment To End Malaria SaharaReporters
    A new report by the World Health Organisation Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication has called for an increase in political commitment in ensuring an end to malaria in the world. The report said, “There must be an increased domestic and external resources, as well as increased political commitment and fast tracking of new tools and innovations. “Making better use of data and surveillance, and a strong health system, important components of the WHO and RBM Partnership High Burden to High ... more
  • 1 day Flood Destroys Property, Paralyses Economic Activities In Adamawa SaharaReporters
    Flood Flood File photo Heavy rainfall resulting in flood has destroyed property and paralised economic activities in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State. The rain, which started about 9:00am, prevented a lot of people from going to their places of work and businesses, according to findings by Sahara Reporters. A business owner at one of the popular markets, Hebron Kumle, told SaharaReporters that the flood had caused a lot of damage to their investments. He said, “My shop containing wares of over N50m was affected by ... more
  • 1 day 38 Inmates Freed In Gombe SaharaReporters
    The Gombe Criminal Justice Committee on Friday released 38 prison inmates, who were said to have spent many years waiting for trial. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, those released were considered on health grounds and good conduct. Urging the released inmates to be of good conduct, Chairman of GCJC, Mr Hakeela Heman, said the organisation would continue to work to ensure that individuals get justice within the stipulation of the law. He said, “I want to commend the Federal Government ... more
  • 1 day 48 Rights Groups Petition UN, AU Over Sowore’s Detention SaharaReporters
    About 48 human rights and press freedom organisations have petitioned the United Nations and African Union Special Mechanisms to intervene in the arbitrary detention of activist and convener of #RevolutionNowmovement, Omoyele Sowore. The rights group include the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Coalition for Revolution, Open Society for West Africa, Nigerians in Diaspora Europe (Belgium-Luxembourg), Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda among others. Sowore, a vocal public affairs commentator for good governance, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services on ... more
  • 1 day Kano To Accommodate Almajiri System Under New Education Policy SaharaReporters
    Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that his administration will integrate the Almajiri education system into the modern academic curriculum to improve the quality of learning. The governor made the announcement on Friday in Abuja while speaking to journalists during a visit to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu. According to Ganduje, education should be made free from basic to secondary school levels for every Nigerian child. He said, “As a government, we have said that basic education and ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian MBA Candidates Offered $1.5m Scholarship By Lebanese Group SaharaReporters
      The Lebanese Nigeria Initiative has established a $1.5m scholarship for Nigerian MBA candidates to study at the American University Beirut. The full scholarship will be available to two Nigerians every year for life, according to the LNI that also added that the scheme will help strengthen the relationship between the country and Lebanon.   Making the announcement in Lagos during the presentation of one of the beneficiaries for this year’s edition, Mr Ajibola Olubando, a Petroleum and Gas Engineering graduate ... more
  • 1 day Nigerians React To Arrest Of Compatriots In $46m Internet Scam By FBI SaharaReporters
    FBI Agents FBI Agents The intercept   Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the news that United States authorities announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging Internet fraud and money laundering operation of $40m. The operation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation is aimed at cracking down on Nigerian romance scam, which has been growing in the past months. Reacting to the news, one Twitter user with the handle @gideonogbonnac, said, “I know that the 80 Nigerians arrested just further ... more
  • 1 day Don’t Jubilate Yet, Melaye Tells Opponents After Tribunal Ruling SaharaReporters
      Senator Dino Melaye has told his opponents not to rejoice yet as according to him their jubilation would be short-lived. The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly was reacting to a ruling by the elections petitions tribunal on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital, nullifying his victory during the February 2019 general election. Melaye expressed confidence in getting a favourable verdict at the Appeal Court when the matter is heard. He said, “I commend the courage ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria Deports Nigerien Man Who Climbed Plane About To Take Off SaharaReporters
    An investigation carried out by SaharaReporters has revealed that theintruder into the restricted area of the Murtala MuhammedInternational Airport (MMIA), one Usman Adamu has been deported backto his country, Niger Republic.A source close to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in AbujaSaharaReporters that Adamu who on July 19, was spotted on the wing ofan Azman aircraft that was preparing to take off out of Lagos to PortHarcourt was allegedly found to be mentally imbalanced after somepsychiatric tests were carried out on him.The ... more
  • 1 day BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Senator Dino Melaye SaharaReporters
      The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West.In its judgment, the tribunal ordered that fresh elections should be held in the senatorial district, reports TheCable.Details soon... Legal Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 1 day 9,272 Schools Closed In Nigeria, Nine Others Because Of Terrorism, Violence -UNICEF SaharaReporters
    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), says in an urgent appeal for aid 9,272 schools have remained closed in Nigeria and nine other countries across West and Central Africa between 2017 and June 2019. The children’s agency said if funding was not provided, 25 percent of the world’s out-of-school children in Nigeria and other violence infested African states, will be left stranded. It estimated the number of children who cannot attend classes in the affected countries to be 1.9 million. While ... more
  • 1 day 692 Million Barrels Of Crude Oil Produced By Nigeria In 2017 – NEITI Report SaharaReporters
    The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) saysthat 692 million barrels of crude oil were produced in the country in2017.NEITI disclosed this in its report, 'Pilot study on commodity tradingfor 2017' and released in Abuja.“The total crude oil production for 2017 was 692 million barrels. Outof this volume, the share that went to the federation was 240.9million barrels representing 35 percent of the total crude oilproduction for the year 2017.“A trend analysis for the year under review shows that the 2017federation ... more
  • 2 days Oyo PDP Tackles Governor For Appointment Of 27-year-old As Commissioner SaharaReporters
    The Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State has expressed unhappiness at the appointment of a 27-year-old man, Seun Fakorede, as commissioner by governor of the state, Seyi Makinde. Leaders of the party spoke their minds on Thursday during the screening of commissioner nominees at the state’s House of Assembly, according to a report by PUNCH. The Oyo PDP described Fakorede’s nomination as “unguarded”, describing the young man as a member of the opposition All Progressives Congress. Leaders of the party in Ibarapa ... more
  • 2 days NAF Destroys Insurgents’ Logistics Base In Borno SaharaReporters
    File Photo File Photo The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram logistics base at Bula Bello on the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno State. The service said the ATF under Operation Green Sweep III also destroyed the insurgents’ assembly area at Bula Bello. Operation Green Sweep III is targeted at terrorists’ positions in Borno. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made the disclosure in a ... more
  • 2 days Calls For Separation Threatening Nigeria’s Unity, Says Malami SaharaReporters
    Mallam Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has said that calls for separation and dismemberment of Nigeria is threating the unity of the country.  Malami said this on Thursday during the unveiling of plans for his second term as Minister of Justice. He said, “The law must work, it must speak its firm language of justice at all times, no matter who is involved. “It’s the secret that binds societies together, so I am determined as ever ... more
  • 2 days How We Repelled Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno –Nigerian Army SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that its troops succeeded in frustrating Boko Haram terrorists’ bid to overrun its bases in Gubio and Magumeri communities in Borno State by killing many of the insurgents during the encounter. A statement by Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Col. Ado Isa, shed more light into how the army crushed the terrorists. The statement read, “To avoid further misinformation that could create unnecessary tension, the Theatre Command wishes to state that the attack ... more
  • 2 days US Arrests Two Nigerians Over Multi-million Dollar Internet Fraud SaharaReporters
    Two Nigerian men were arrested on Thursday as United States authorities clamped down on fraudsters trying to scam unsuspecting victims of $40m. The group of fraudsters, numbering 80, have been implicated in several Internet frauds until their arrest. The indictment alleges that at least $6m in fraudulently obtained funds were transferred through a money-laundering network run by two Nigerians – Valentine Iro, 33, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, who have both been arrested together with 78 others. Federal prosecutors unsealed the ... more
  • 2 days Nigerians Need Immediate Jobs, Rewane Tells Buhari SaharaReporters
    Economist and financial analyst, Bismarck Rewane, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to create immediate jobs for Nigerians. Rewane said this on Thursday during a programme on Channels Television. President Muhammadu Buhari had said that he would lift at least 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the course of the next 10 years.  Reacting to that declaration, Rewane said the 10-year plan is a long term goal, adding that Nigerians cannot even wait 10 more months to lay their hands on jobs.  ... more
  • 2 days NASU, SSANU Threaten Indefinite Strike SaharaReporters
      The Non-Academic Staff Union and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities have jointly said that they would embark on an indefinite strike if the Nigerian Government fails to heed to their demands. National Vice President of SSANU for the north, Solomon Alfa, said this during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Thursday. The workers are currently on a five-day warning strike, which commenced on Monday. Sahara Reporters reported the shutdown of non-academic activities within the University of Ibadan. Chairman ... more
  • 2 days Investigation Into Rape Allegation Against Fatoyinbo Inconclusive –PFN SaharaReporters
      The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has said its investigation into an allegation of rape levelled against founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, by Busola, wife of musician Timi Dakolo, is inconclusive. National Publicity Secretary of the PFN, Bishop Emma Isong, made the disclosure on Thursday at a briefing with journalists. According to Isong, this was caused by the inability of the committee set up to undertake the investigation to meet with the accused despite several attempts. He ... more
  • 2 days Imo PDP Says Okorocha Is ‘Anxious And Nervous’ SaharaReporters
      The People’s Democratic Party in Imo State has said former governor, Rochas Okorocha, is ‘anxious and nervous,’ over the committees set up by his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, to probe the land contracts and deals done under his administration. In a statement by spokesperson for the party in the state, Damian Okpara, Okorocha was advised to willingly return all funds he stole from the state in his eight years as governor. The statement said, “The former governor’s body language is clearly ... more
  • 2 days NEC To Set Up Panel On Recovery Of Bail-Out To States SaharaReporters
      Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the National Economic Council will set-up a panel made up of members of the Nigerian Governors Forum to follow up on the repayment of the budget support fund given to 35 states. Ahmed disclosed this to journalists at the end of the NEC meeting on Thursday presided over by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. Ahmed, who said each state is to pay back the equivalent of N175bn, stated, “Council agreed to constitute ... more
  • 2 days We Have Spent N1.3trn On Education In Four Years, Says Buhari SaharaReporters
      President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration has so far invested around N1.3trn on the development of the education sector in the last four years. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Femi Adesina, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, adding that the amount excludes funds spent on overhead and personnel costs. He said, “It is no longer a secret that the state of facilities in our universities and other institutions of higher learning has not ... more
  • 2 days Ex-NBA Vice President, Ubani Condemns Arrest Of Jalingo SaharaReporters
    Agba Jalingo Agba Jalingo A former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Monday Ubani, has condemned the arrest of Publisher of Cross River Watch, Agba Jalingo, by the police in Cross River State on Thursday. The legal practitioner described the incident as an infringement on the right of Jalingo, who was billed to honour a police invitation earlier sent to him on Monday, August 26. Ubani said, “I have just been informed by Mrs Agba Jalingo that the Nigerian Police from Cross ... more
  • 2 days Oyo-Ita Returns To Work After Buhari Rejects Resignation SaharaReporters
      Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, is said to have returned to her desk on Thursday following the rejection of her resignation by President Muhammadu Buhari. Oyo-Ita had sent in her resignation last weekend following pressure from her family members for her to retire.  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had accused the HoS of using front companies to scheme N3bn from contractors, an accusation she strongly denies. TheCable reports that Oyo-ita was present at the swearing-in of new ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Customs Tightens Security At Seme Border SaharaReporters
      Travellers and vehicles were stranded for hours at Nigeria's border with Benin Republic following sudden restrictions of movement on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the restriction at Seme followed the joint border security exercise ordered by the government and aimed at securing Nigeria’s land and maritime borders. The exercise, code-named, ‘Ex-Swift Response’, was being jointly conducted by the customs, immigration, police and military personnel and coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser. It was gathered that incoming ... more
  • 2 days Police Arrest Cross River Journalist, Agba Jalingo SaharaReporters
    The police in Cross River State have arrested Agba Jalingo, publisher of Cross River Watch. Jalingo had initially been invited by the police for questioning for publishing an article exposing how Governor Ben Ayade approved and diverted N500m for Cross River Micro-Finance Bank. In the article, Jalingo said the micro-finance bank had been rendered non-functional as money earmarked to start its operation was not released. Jalingo had informed the police he was out of the state and the invitation was moved ... more
  • 2 days Policemen Remanded In Prison Custody For Killing Suspect SaharaReporters
      A Lagos State Magistrate Court has remanded four policemen in prison custody for killing an unarmed suspect. The officers were remanded at the Ikoyi Prison following their arraignment by the Nigeria Police Force. The four defendants including Fabiyi Omomayara, Olaniyi Solomon, Solomon Sunday and Aliyu Mukaila have also been dismissed by the police. Sahara Reporters had earlier revealed the identity of the policemen when they were arrested by the police. A viral video of a restrained man shot to death by ... more
  • 2 days NYSC DG And Graduates That Can’t Recite Alphabets By Olabisi Deji-Folutile SaharaReporters |Opinion
    A teacher’s comment on the report sheet of a pupil, which came to people’s attention via the social media last week, is a sad commentary on a nation that has consistently ignored the root cause of its problems. The teacher, under the remarks’ section, had simply noted, “she has passed away”, in obvious reference to the pupil being promoted to the next class. As some of us were still struggling to deal with this unpleasant reality, the Director-General of the National ... more
  • 2 days 20 Days In DSS Pit Of Silence: We Must Not Forget Sowore By Fredrick Nwabufo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    It has been 20 weary days since Omoyele Sowore was taken into a hovel of silence by the Department of State Services. The outrage over his abduction and detention is tapering off; dissolving with every quotidian day. It is human nature to quickly glide past shock, happenstance or pain after sometime but in Sowore’s case, we must bring this weakness into capitulation and into conformity with the realities of our country.  Sowore could have elected to stay in the United States where ... more
  • 2 days Fraud: EFCC Interrogates Board Chairperson, Five Others In Kwara SaharaReporters
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigations into an allegation of N150m bursary fraud against the board chairperson and some management staff of the Kwara State Scholarship Board. This was revealed in a statement by the media head of the commission, Mr Gbenga Adewoye, in Ilorin, the capital, on Thursday. The statement said the Kwara State Government in 2017 and 2018 released the sum of N150m as bursary allowances for 10,000 students, who are indigenes of the state in ... more
  • 2 days Gunmen Attack Imo Community, Kill Five, Injure Others SaharaReporters
    At least five persons were killed by some gunmen in the early hours of Thursday in Ilile, a community in Ohaji-Egbema Council Area, Imo State. The gunmen stormed the community around 3:00am, killing a retired police officer and a leader in the community. Also, many other people were hospitalised after sustaining bullet wounds. An eyewitness, who spoke on the incident, said, “Five persons have been confirmed dead. Among the dead are a retired police officer, Mr Ukpabi, the immediate past president-general ... more
  • 2 days Government To Receive 4,000 Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon SaharaReporters
    The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, said necessary arrangement had been put in place to receive 4,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon. A director in the commission, Mr Lawal Hamidu, disclosed this to journalists in Yola, Adamawa State, on Thursday. Hamidu said the team had visited Duware transitional camp, where the refugees would be camped. He said, “We are in Yola to receive Nigerian refugees who fled to Cameroon some years ago to escape Boko Haram attacks. “The ... more
  • 2 days Niger Deltans React to Akpabio, Keyamo’s Appointments As Ministers For The Region SaharaReporters
    Residents of Niger Delta region have expressed mixed views on the appointments of Godswill Akpabio and Festus Keyamo as Minister and Minister of State respectively for the Ministry of Niger Delta. President Muhammadu Buhari had saddled the two men with the responsibility of overseeing development initiatives in the oil-rich region where poverty mocks the enormous wealth in resources. Speaking to Sahara Reporters on Thursday, residents of the area said that regardless of the persons selected by Buhari, all they wanted was ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Woman Escapes With Daughter’s Corpse In Ondo Hospital After Maltreating Her SaharaReporters
    Ondo woman beats child to death Ondo woman beats child to death SaharaReporters Media A woman, who abused her child to the point of death, has escaped with the girl’s corpse at the Ondo State Specialist Hospital in Akure, the capital, Sahara Reportersjust learnt.  Though the identity of the woman could not been established as at the time of this report, there is a manhunt for her by the authorities. A source at the hospital facility, who confirmed the incident, said the woman rushed the ... more
  • 2 days Why Nigeria Is Polio-Free For 3 Years -WHO SaharaReporters
    The World Health Organization Nigeria has gone three years without a case of polio, a historic milestone that has set it on the path of removal from the polio eradication list of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Nigeria is officially one of three countries, alongside Afghanistan and Pakistan, where polio is still a threat—a full 19 years after the first deadline set by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate it elapsed. With this new development, things are about to change for Nigeria. ... more
  • 2 days Many Casualties Involved In Ondo Auto Crash SaharaReporters
      One person has reportedly died while many people were injured in a road accident, which occurred at Ogbese town in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday morning.Punch says that the identities of the deceased and other victims of the accident were not yet known as of the time of this report.A Federal Road Safety Corps official confirmed the incident and said the investigation revealed that the accident was caused by over speeding. Travel News AddThis ... more
  • 2 days Mild Drama In Delta State Assembly Over ‘Reporting’ SaharaReporters
    Premium Times   There was a mild drama at the Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday when legislators argued over a word in a sentence in their July votes and proceedings.The drama which lasted for over five minutes saw the lawmakers, battling to arrange the correct clause in the sentence thereby resulting in rowdiness while the speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, continued to hit the gavel to maintain order.The drama started when the speaker read some letters from the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, ... more
  • 2 days Court Ruling Against Shehu Sani, Rape Of Justice, Glorification Of Electoral Robbery -PRP SaharaReporters
    The Kaduna State chapter of People's Redemption Party (PRP) has rejected the ruling of the state and national assembly elections petitions tribunal, vowing to appeal the ruling.The party described the ruling of Justice A.H Suleiman as nothing but a judicial coronation of fraud and electoral robbery.This party made this known in a press statement by the state chairman, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Danbirni on Thursday in Abuja.The statement added that the APC candidate (defendant) did not present a single witness to the court ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Nigerian Lawmaker Kidnapped In Sokoto SaharaReporters
    A lawmaker representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai, has been kidnapped.A close relation of the lawmaker said that he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15 am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday, Punch reports.“I can confirm to you that my brother was kidnapped byyet-to-be-identified persons.“His whereabouts are unknown yet and his abductors are yet to contact his family members.”When contacted, the State Police Command confirmed the abduction.The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant ... more
  • 2 days When A Governor Becomes A Threat To Free Speech And Free Press By Agba Jalingo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Agba Jalingo Agba Jalingo My constant assertion that Cross River state governor, Senator Ben Ayade is a threat to free speech and a free press in Cross River state has been challenged by some of his aides who also want me to prove my allegation with facts. The thing about this administration is that, in the same manner they make and forget promises so quickly, they also forget very quickly how often the Ayade government has attempted to stifle free speech and freepress ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Terrorists Plant Explosives In Potholes, Troops Foil Attack SaharaReporters
    Plans by some terrorists to plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in potholes dug on the Maiduguri-Konduga-Bama main supply route (MSR) was on Wednesday thwarted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Army says. According to the army, the terrorists planned to launch an attack in an attempt to curtail the movement of troops, logistics. The ploy was also to disrupt activities of other commuters. A statement by the spokesman for 7 Division, Col. Ado Isa, said the affected area was ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Boko Haram: Terrorists Raid Borno, Wreak Havoc On Residents SaharaReporters
    Sahara Reporters Media Many people feared killed as suspected Boko Haram terrorists raided two local government areas in Borno State last night. The terrorists came to Gubio town about 6 pm and sacked the troops while walking unchallenged in the streets of Gubio until about 10 pm, reliable sources told SaharaReporters. Confirming the attack, a local government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the insurgents stormed Gubio town about 6pm, performed their maghrib prayers at about 6:30 pm and ... more
  • 2 days Facebook Shuts Scores Of Myanmar Social Media Accounts SaharaReporters
    Facebook said today (Thursday) it had shut 216 social media pages, groups, and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”. The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it said in a blogpost. The social media giant has previously removed hundreds of accounts, including that of Myanmar’s army chief, after criticism it had failed to act ... more
  • 2 days Sowore, IPOB, And The Naked Beating Of Ekweremadu By SKC Ogbonnia SaharaReporters |Opinion
    SKC Ogbonnia SKC Ogbonnia   The naked beating of Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany evokes painful lessons, particularly with Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and, of course, the continued detention of the frontline anti-corruptionadvocate and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore.First, the sympathy generated from the Ekweremadu beating has to do with the fact that the specious victim is a prominent member of the Nigerian political elite. Such type of public flogging is usually reserved for the ordinary Nigerians, especially ... more
  • 2 days IPOB Threatens ‘Very Soon We’ll Show’ Governor Umahi, After Attack On Ekweremadu In Germany SaharaReporters
    The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, and other Igbo leaders that the group is coming after them. The warning came some days after a former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, an Igbo politician, was embarrassed and attacked in Nuremberg, Germany. IPOB, in a statement by an official of the secessionist group, China Edoziem, said the attack on Ekweremadu was a sign of other things that would befall some Igbo leaders. The statement said, "The Indigenous ... more
  • 2 days Insecurity: More Have Been Killed Under Buhari Than During Civil War, Uche Secondus Claims SaharaReporters
    More Nigerians have been killed under President Muhammadu Buhari's government than were killed during the country's civil war, says the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus. Over two million people were estimated to have died in the war. Secondus made the claim during a  meeting of the Ogun State wing of the party at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, on Wednesday. The PDP  chief said his party would stop violent deaths in the country if elected in the ... more
  • 2 days #RevolutionNow: Sowore In High Spirits In Detention, Sources Say SaharaReporters
    Omoyele Sowore Omoyele Sowore SaharaReporters Media   Omoyele Sowore, President Muhammadu Buhari's opponent in the February 23 presidential election, though currently in detained by Nigeria's secret police (the Department of State Services) is in high spirits,SaharaReporters can report.Sowore, a political and social activist, is being charged with terrorism for calling on Nigerians to embark on nationwide protests tagged, #RevolutionNow.He was abducted on August 3, 2019, two days before the planned protest.Reliable sources close to the detention facility Sowore is being held disclosed that every ... more
  • 2 days Ministerial Portfolios: Buhari Just Paid Back Kinsmen For Giving Him 97% Votes, Says Ohanaeze SaharaReporters
    Ohaneze National President, John Nwodo at Ukehe Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo have criticized the allocation of ministries by President Muhammadu Buhari, with all nine ministers from the North-West given senior positions. Among the six geopolitical zones in the country, the North-West, which consists of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara, got the highest number of ministers with senior portfolios. The nine ministers from the region include Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State), who was appointed Minister of Water Resources; Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Parliament To Probe Abandoned Projects That Date Back To 1999 SaharaReporters
    The House of Representatives has begun investigations into projects abandoned by the Nigerian government since 1999. An ad hoc committee set up by the House to probe abandoned projects in the communications sector, including the closed-circuit television camera projects, held its inaugural meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. Punch reports that Chairman of the committee, Chukwuma Umeoji,  said the parliament would prosecute firms and individuals linked to any failed projects. Umeoji said the mandate given to the panel included investigating abandoned federal ... more
  • 2 days Certificate Forgery: Buhari’s Embattled Anti-Corruption Chairman, Obono-Obla, Blames Osinbajo For Downfall SaharaReporters
    The suspended Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, has said the planned investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission would not be fair due to the closeness of the commission’s Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owansanoye, to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Obono-Obla stated this in a suit he filed on Tuesday to challenge the said probe for alleged certificate forgery and extortion. Among other things, he contended in the suit marked, HC/ABJ/CS/980/2019, ... more
  • 2 days African and American Senior Enlisted Leaders Discuss Empowerment, US Africa Command SaharaReporters
      Senior enlisted leaders from 27 African nations and the United States gathered in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for the third annual Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference (ASELC).The ASELC provides a forum for African and U.S. senior enlisted leaders to share experiences and find ways to collaborate regarding non-commissioned officer empowerment and development.“This is a great opportunity for countries to collaborate, build on strengths, understand differences, and work together. A more secure and stable Africa is in everyone’s interest,” said U.S. Army Gen. ... more
  • 3 days Buhari’s Cabinet Made Up Of Corrupt, Recycled Looters, Says PDP SaharaReporters
      The Peoples Democratic Party has described President Muhammadu Buhari's new cabinet as a team made up of persons “indicted for corruption and treasury looting". The party made its position known in a statement by National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbodiyan. Ologbodiyan said all 43 ministers are, “a poor parade of recycled foot-travelers”. He added that, “The PDP is, however, not surprised that the President had no clear-cut blueprint to rescue the nation from the economic, security and social quagmires which ... more
  • 3 days African Games: Nigeria Gets First Gold Medal In Taekwondo SaharaReporters
      Team Nigeria won its first gold medal on Wednesday at the ongoing 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco, by its representatives in the taekwondo event. Athletes in that category also won two bronze medals on the same day. Chinazum Nwosu won the gold medal in the female 53kg event, while Sunday Onofe and Okuomose Benjamin won the bronze medals in the male 87kg and +87kg events respectively. Nwosu had drawn bye in the preliminary round, while she beat Halidou Balkissa ... more
  • 3 days Nigerian Robbed, Killed In South Africa SaharaReporters
      A Nigerian has been robbed and killed in South Africa. President of Nigerian Union South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, made the disclosure on Wednesday, adding that the victim, a 46-year-old man named Obinna Ayanele, hailed from Uruala, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State. He said Ayanele was murdered in cold blood by some criminals in his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, on Tuesday evening. The criminals had reportedly attacked Ayanele with the intention of robbing him of his money and ... more
  • 3 days Woman Kills Eight-year-old Daughter For Stealing N350 SaharaReporters
      A 37-year-old woman in Plateau State, Adeyola Afonja, who allegedly beat her eight-year-old daughter to death for stealing N350, have been remanded in prison custody. Afonja, who resides in Etobaba Village, Jos North, was charged with culpable homicide, an offence punishable with death if convicted. Justice S.P. Gang gave the order after the visibly distraught mother pleaded not guilty to the charge, stating that she only wanted to correct her child. Justice Gang adjourned the case until October 8 for ... more
  • 3 days Prioritise Oil And Gas Reforms, Petroleum Expert Tells New Minister, Sylva SaharaReporters
    Emeritus professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research, Wumi Iledare, has set five goals for newly appointed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. Top on the list is the implementation of reforms in the oil and gas industry. Speaking with Sahara Reporters on Wednesday, Iledare reminded the former Bayelsa State governor that Rilwan Lukman started the reform journey in 2000 as an energy adviser. He said, “The number one priority is the Petroleum Industry Reform which was started in 2000. “I ... more
  • 3 days HURIWA Condemns Appointment Of Muslims As Defence And Interior Ministers SaharaReporters
    The Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria has criticised the appointment of Muslims as ministers of Interior and Defence by President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said the development in a heterogeneous society like Nigeria contravenes section 42(1) of the constitution, which prohibits discrimination. In a statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA condemned the domination of juicy offices by Northern Nigeria. The group said, “We are not happy that most of the ... more
  • 3 days Debt: AMCON Takes Over Donald Duke’s Ikoyi Home SaharaReporters
    The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria and United Bank for Africa to take over a property belonging to a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke. Justice Chuka Obiozor made the order following an ex parte application filed by AMCON and UBA. The property was to be forfeited over an alleged debt of N537,334,360.77. Listed as first to third defendants were Stonehedge Investment Limited, Donald Duke and Owunari Bob-Manuel Duke, respectively. ... more
  • 3 days Ministerial Appointment: I Know Nothing About Internal Security, Aregbesola Says SaharaReporters
    Aregbesola at the ministry of interior Aregbesola at the ministry of interior building Few hours after the inauguration of new ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has confessed that he lacked knowledge of how the ministry in charge of internal security operates. Aregbesola revealed this when he visited the ministry shortly after he was assigned the portfolio by President Buhari. Addressing officials of the ministry, the former Osun State Governor said that he had no idea ... more
  • 3 days Murder Suspects Arrested While Fighting Over Sharing Formula After Selling Victim’s Motorcycle SaharaReporters
    Two men, who killed a motorcyclist in Ogun State have been arrested by the police while arguing over how to share the proceeds from the sale of the machine. The suspects – Lekan Odusote, 27, a resident of Sanga area of Ijebu-Ode and Monday John, 22, a resident of Molipa Estate, Ijebu-Ode – reportedly lured the deceased to an isolated area in Ikangba area of Obalende in Ijebu-Ode before snuffing life out of him. Spokesperson for the police in Ogun, Abimbola ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria Marks Three Years Without Polio SaharaReporters
    Polio vaccination Polio vaccination Nigeria has achieved three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus since the last isolated case in Borno State on August 21, 2016. Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. Shuaib said the NPHCDA was acknowledging milestone for this great achievement, which kicks-in the process of attaining World Health Organisation certification of polio free nation by 2020. He added that attaining three ... more
  • 3 days Ex-Adamawa Governor’s Aide In Court Over FacebookPost On Senator Abbo SaharaReporters
    Nurudeen Kama, an aide of former Governor of Adamawa State, Jibrilla Bindow, was on Wednesday paraded in court for allegedly defaming Senator Elisha Abbo, who became infamous for assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja. In a suit filed at the Magistrate Court 4 in Yola, the capital of Adamawa, on Monday, Kama was brought to court for using foul words against the lawmaker on Facebook, thereby tarnishing his image before members of the public. Kama had written, ... more
  • 3 days Why We’re Yet To Charge Student’s Rapists To Court –Ondo Police SaharaReporters
    Femi Joseph, Ondo Police Spokesman Femi Joseph, Ondo Police Spokesman SaharaReporters Media The Police in Ondo State have explained why the three suspects arrested for raping a female student of the College of Health Technology, Akure, are yet to be charged to court. According to the spokesperson for the police in Ondo, Femi Joseph, they stumbled on fresh criminal activities of the rapists identified as Eyitayo Charles, Aderoboye Damilola and Blessing Michael and so had to carry out some more investigation before taking the ... more
  • 3 days World Bank, AfDB Bar Nigerian Companies Over Corrupt Practices SaharaReporters
    The World Bank and the African Development Bank have barred about 16 Nigerian companies from being awarded any of its financed contracts over infractions on corruption. The banks released the names of companies and individual that have been blacklisted for two years because they had been sanctioned under the bank's fraud and corruption policy as set forth in the procurement guidelines and the consultant guidelines. The sanction list was published on its website recently. According to the bank, the sanction was ... more
  • 3 days Sudan’s Military Head Becomes President Of Country SaharaReporters
    Four months after Omar El-Bashir was forced out of office, General Abdul Fattah Burhan, head of the now dissolved Transitional Military Council was on Wednesday sworn in as leader of a newly formed sovereign council.  He was sworn in along with 10 other members, a prime minister and a cabinet is due to be appointed next.  “We are positive that we are together as Sudanese, a government and people that will together push forward to improve the level of our economy, ... more
  • 3 days Delta Governorship Election Tribunal Reserves Judgment SaharaReporters
    The Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the capital, on Wednesday reserved judgement in the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Great Ogboru, in the March 2019 election in the state. Ogboru, in a petition marked EPT/DT/GOV/01/2019, had challenged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the People's Democratic Party, who was declared winner of the exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Counsels for both parties argued and adopted their written addresses, affidavits and counter-affidavits for ... more
  • 3 days Identities Of Policemen Who Killed Unarmed Suspects In Lagos Revealed SaharaReporters
    The policemen, who shot an unarmed suspect dead in Lagos has been revealed.  A viral video of a restrained man shot to death by two policemen had generated outrage on social media, with Nigerians calling for the prosecution of the officers.  The policemen were identified as Fabiyi Omomayara, Olaniyi Solomon, Solomon Sunday and Aliyu Mukaila. They were attached to Iba Division Patrol team.  The Nigeria Police Force apprehended the four personnel and said they would be charged for murder. It was ... more
  • 3 days CSOs Tackle DSS Over Plans To Incriminate Sowore SaharaReporters
    A coalition of Civil Society Organisations has kicked against the latest plan by the Department of State Services to incriminate the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore. The group disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja in a statement jointly signed Deji Adeyanju of Concerned Nigerians, Adebayo Raphael of Free Nigeria Movement and Ariyo Dare-Atoye of Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy. The statement said that the DSS was bent on whipping up anti-Sowore sentiments by fabricating non-existent collusion between him and some foreign ... more
  • 3 days Abia: Nigerian Army Dismisses Killer Soldier, To Prosecute Him SaharaReporters
    Army detains suspected Abia killer soldier Army detains suspected Abia killer soldier PM News The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army has dismissed Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, Chimaobi Nwogu, at Umoukereke Ngwa in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia. The Deputy Director, Public Relations of the division, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, announced this in a statement issued in Enugu on Wednesday. Yusuf stated that Johnson had been handed over to the police command in Abia for prosecution. It would ... more
  • 3 days Delta: Sacked Workers Demand Reinstatement SaharaReporters
    About 3,000 Delta State civil servants sacked in 2015 by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa have embarked on a protest against the governor, calling for their reinstatement as promised by him before winning his election for a second term in office. The protesters stormed the premises of the Ministry of Information, Asaba, the capital, on Wednesday demanding for their reinstatement. Leader of the protesters, Obukohwo Regha, told the Commissioner for Information in the state, Charles Aniagwu, to prevail on his boss to order ... more
  • 3 days Man In Court For Allegedly Raping Minor In Lagos SaharaReporters
    A 33 year- old man, Suleiman Mohammed, has appeared before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mohammed is facing a two-count charge by the Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomiya, which includes rape and threat to life. The prosecution counsel, ASP Akpan Nkem, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 27 and August 11 at Awolola Street, Adele Era, Ijanikin area of ... more
  • 3 days FULL LIST: Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers SaharaReporters
    President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to designated ministers, who would work with him for his second term in office. The list was unveiled at the end of the ministerial retreat in Abuja on Wednesday. FULL LIST 1) Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, State 2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT 3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta 4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour & Employment 5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, State 6) ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Fails To Name Petroleum Minister SaharaReporters
    During the swearing-in of appointed ministers on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named ministers for every ministry except the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Despite the fact that crude oil is Nigeria’s major resource, there are concerns that there may not be a substantive minister for the ministry for the second time under Buhari’s presidency.​ Politics News AddThis :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 3 days Nigerian Women ‘Burning Their Breasts’ To Stay In Business SaharaReporters
    Iya Bisi, as she asks to be addressed, sits by the junction of Brown street at Oshodi, a popular Lagos suburb known for the diversity of its market space. She sits with her wares, eating roasted corn as she calls out to potential customers. Iya Bisi is attractive, not for the head-turning beauty of a young African damsel but her breasts. Under the black, polo shirt she wears, one sees the frame of her breasts, as they dangle down, resting midway ... more
  • 3 days Ministerial Appointments: Experts Speak On Capable Choices For Petroleum, Power, And Finance Ministries SaharaReporters
    As Nigerians await the assigning of portfolios to President Muhammadu Buhari's ministers-designate, experts have expressed their views to SaharaReporters on who they feel will be best positioned to handle the "power, petroleum and finance" ministries. About 81 days after Buhari was sworn into office as the fourth President of Nigeria in the fourth republic, its citizens are yet to know who the persons that will do the bidding of the Presidency across various sectors of the economy are. The wait could ... more
  • 3 days Proposed Portfolios For President Buhari’s Ministers: PART 2 SaharaReporters
    President Muhammadu Buhari 54 days after he was sworn in for a second term in office sent a list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening. The list had 43 nominees, comprising seven (7) women and thirty-six (36) men, drawn from all the 36 states of the federation to fulfil constitutional stipulation. The Nigerian Constitutional stipulates—to ensure equal representation— the country’s 36 states must be represented in the cabinet. Prior to the announcement of the ministerial nominees, on July 19, ... more
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