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  • 10 hours APC Wins Oshiomhole’s Polling Unit As PDP Scores Zero Vote SaharaReporters
    The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, got zero vote in the polling unit of the immediate-past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole. According to result announced, the APC polled 1,201 votes at Ward 10, PU 001, Estako West Local Government Area while the PDP scored zero vote. Result Of Poll From Oshiomhole's Unit: Polling Unit 1, Ward 10, Uzairue Northeast, Estako West LGAAPC - 1201 PDP - 0 (nil)ADP- 1 ... more
  • 10 hours Ad Hoc Staff For Edo Election Protest Non-payment Of Allowances SaharaReporters
    Some ad hoc staff recruited for the Edo State governorship election are currently protesting in Okada area of Ovia North-East Local Government Area over the non-payment of their allowances by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The youth corps members, as well as unemployed graduates, hauled insults and abuses at officials of the INEC for failing to pay N8,500 training and feeding allowances promised by the commission. They accused the officials of an attempt to embezzle their allowances, which was ... more
  • 10 hours Yiaga Africa Condemns Ballot Box Snatching, Violence At Polling Units During Edo Election SaharaReporters
    Yiaga Africa has condemned the outbreak of violence during the Edo State governorship election. The group also berated the activities of some security personnel at intimidating and harassing voters as well as observers monitoring the electoral process. In a situation report, the group berated the late commencement of the election as well as partial compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines. The group also stated that observers were harassed and their observation materials confiscated by party agents in Edogun Primary School ... more
  • 11 hours Lagos Government Sanctions Full Reopening Of Religious Centres SaharaReporters
    Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu The Lagos State Government has sanctioned the full reopening of churches and mosques in the city. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Saturday during a briefing. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu He maintained that the safety protocols for Coronavirus will continue to be observed. Religious centres in Lagos were shut in March to help curb the spread of the deadly virus. See Also Education Only ... more
  • 12 hours How Policeman, APC Thugs Brutalised Me For Stopping Ballot Snatcher –Edo Resident SaharaReporters
    A resident of Edo State, who identified himself as Charity, has explained how he was beaten by policemen and thugs suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress for stopping a ballot snatcher at Unit 01, Adesuwa Primary School, Ward 7, Oredo Local Government. Charity told SaharaReporters that immediately the thugs arrived at the unit, the policemen started shooting. He said voters and electoral officers scampered to safety, a development, which made it possible for the thugs to ... more
  • 13 hours The Ankara Corruption And The Nigerian Elections By Dapo Douglas-Momodu SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Ankara is a type of cotton cloth featuring bright coloured patterns produced by a means of wax-resist dye technique, associated especially with West African fashion according to the Oxford dictionary. The relationship of the habiliment to the Turkey capital city is quite groggy or yet indecipherable as far as the eponym goes. The Nigerian political class, solemnly established in intractable debasement and fractious prostitution of customs, prosaic gizmos and minutiae has, over the years, though scandalously and shamefully, has outdistanced all known yardsticks of profanity, obscenity ... more
  • 14 hours Edo Governor, Obaseki, Wins Polling Unit SaharaReporters
    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has won his polling unit in the ongoing governorship election in the state. Voting at Polling Unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area, Obaseki polled 184 votes while All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, got 62 votes. In Unit 21 of the same ward, the PDP garnered 53 votes while the APC polled 33 votes. Obaseki’s PDP polled 70 votes ahead of Ize-Iyamu’s APC that garnered 65 votes. In Unit 23, ... more
  • 14 hours Edo Election: PDP Wins Former APC Chairman, Oyegun’s Unit SaharaReporters
    Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun, has again lost in his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party in the ongoing Edo State governorship election. Oyegun, who registered in Ward 2, Unit 2, in Oredo Local Government Area, voted at about 11:00am, SaharaReporters gathered. At the end of voting, sorting and counting, the PDP candidate and incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, scored 109 votes while the APC trailed behind with 40 votes. ... more
  • 14 hours Concerned Nigerians Group Condemns Conduct Of Edo Election, Describes Exercise As Coup SaharaReporters
    The Concerned Nigerians group has condemned the conduct of the governorship election in Edo State, describing the exercise as a coup. The group slammed the Nigerian Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari over the administration’s overbearing influence in the conduct of elections in the country since the All Progressives Congress came into power in 2015. Convener of the group, Deji Adeyanju, in a statement said, “The governorship poll ongoing in Edo is a travesty. The umpire, the Independent National ... more
  • 15 hours Oshiomhole Knocks INEC Over Non-functional Card Readers During Edo Governorship Election SaharaReporters
    Adams Oshiomhole Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, has faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission for deploying non-functional card readers for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. He spoke with journalists after casting his ballot at Polling Unit 01, Ward 10 in Uzairue North-East under Etsako West Local Government Area. Adams Oshiomhole He said, “Since 1999, this is the highest turnout that I have seen. Elderly women and men turned out ... more
  • 15 hours School Building Collapses In Lagos SaharaReporters
    Lagos witnessed another building collapse on Saturday when a three-storey building at Ansarudeen Street, Ile-Epo, Ejigbo caved in. A school, Excel College, is housed in the collapsed building. Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the building partially collapsed at about 8:15am. He said, “Information gathered from some officials of the school revealed that the building had previously shown signs of distress and the school was planning to renovate and refortify the structure. “The three-storey ... more
  • 17 hours Amotekun Officials Seize 65 Cows, Arrest Herder For Destroying Crops Worth N5m In Ondo SaharaReporters
    Officials of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo State have seized 65 cows for allegedly destroying crops belonging to some farmers in the state. A herdsman, Adamu Yusuf, was also arrested by the security outfit in the Oda area of the state. It was gathered that the crops destroyed were worth over N5m. Adeleye Olatunji, Commander of Amotekun in Ondo, confirmed the arrest shortly after visiting the farm. He said some farmers in Oda town had come to report activities ... more
  • 17 hours An Increased Minimum Wage Translates To Maximum Hardship Only In A Failed State By Abdulkadir Salaudeen SaharaReporters |Opinion
    There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigerians are languishing in their country as if in maximum prison. They feel like dying in the face of unmitigated hunger. They earnestly plead to the angel of death to terminate their souls which seem not worthy of existence. Or what is the essence of souls that cannot be nourished? Trying to force death upon themselves, they were told it is a suicide—a criminal act. Many of those who hitherto sustained themselves and their families through wages could not ... more
  • 17 hours BREAKING: I’m Disappointed In INEC –Obaseki SaharaReporters
    Godwin Obaseki Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Saturday expressed disappointment over the conduct of the ongoing governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state. Obaseki while speaking with journalists after casting his vote at Polling Unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area, said he stayed for over one and half hour on the queue because the card reader was slow. Godwin Obaseki The governor said he expected better planning by the electoral commission. “I expected ... more
  • 18 hours Policemen Deployed To Edo Grumble Over Non-payment Of Election Duty Allowance SaharaReporters
    Policemen deployed from other states to Edo for Saturday’s (today) governorship election are grumbling over alleged refusal of the authorities to pay their allowances. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had on Monday said the security agency deployed 31,000 police personnel to the state. Some of the policemen, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Saturday, appealed to Adamu to intervene in the matter. “I don’t even have money to go back to Lagos tomorrow. Imagine no provision for us to ... more
  • 19 hours BREAKING: Obaseki’s Thugs Chase Away Agents Of Other Political Parties From Polling Unit SaharaReporters
    Thugs loyal to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently chasing away agents of other political parties from the polling unit where he is to vote. The governor, who is on the queue, watched on as the thugs carried out the act. Video of Edo Decides: Obaseki's Thugs Chase Party Agents Of Other Political Parties From Polling Unit Edo Decides: Obaseki's Thugs Chase Party Agents Of Other Political Parties From ... more
  • 20 hours 1004 Estate Residents Accuse Bar Beach Police Station DPO Of Abetting Criminals, Cry Out For Help SaharaReporters
    Residents and homeowners of 1004 Estate in Lagos has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver them from the hands of criminals terrorising the estate and allegedly abetted by the police. The estate’s Acting Chairperson, Mrs Lola Ademola, told a news conference that the call had become expedient as their efforts to stem criminality in the 41-year-old estate were frustrated and had not yielded the desired result. According to her, the Divisional Police Officer of Bar Beach Police Station, ... more
  • 21 hours LIVE: Edo Decides 2020 SaharaReporters
    Elections Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 1 day Concerned Nigerians Group Condemn Harassment Of Wike, Other PDP Leaders Ahead Of Governorship Election In Edo SaharaReporters
    The Concerned Nigerians group has frowned against the harassment of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and other Peoples Democratic Party leaders in Benin, Edo State, ahead of the governorship election in the state. Armed security personnel had laid siege to the hotel where Wike and other PDP stalwarts are lodged in a move designed to curb their movement within Edo especially as Saturday's election was set to be held. The development attracted criticisms from Nigerians, who described it ... more
  • 1 day PDP Reps Caucus Condemns Siege on Governors By Security Agents SaharaReporters
    The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the clampdown on its governors by security agents in Benin, Edo State, on the instructions of the Inspector-General of Police ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. Leader of the caucus, Kingsley Chinda (PDP Rivers), in a statement described as unacceptable the activities of security agencies whose duty is to ensure the safety of lives and property rather than causing chaos in the state. Chinda said, "The caucus find ... more
  • 1 day Stop Disrespecting Nigeria, Government Tells United States, UK Over Visa Restrictions On Election Riggers SaharaReporters
    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari. The Nigerian Government has asked the United States of America and United Kingdom to stop disrespecting the country and its citizens. The government was reacting to the statements issued by the US and UK on the governorship elections holding in Edo and Ondo states on September 19 and October 10 respectively. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement by Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed concern over the visa restrictions imposed by ... more
  • 1 day Ex-United States Soldier Kidnapped In Ekiti Regains Freedom SaharaReporters
    Gunmen A retired United States of America army officer, Jide Ijadare, who was abducted in Ekiti State three days ago, has been freed by his abductors. Ijadare was abducted on Tuesday when some gunmen invaded his palm oil factory along Ijan Ekiti-Ise/Ekiti Road at Ijan in the Gbonyin Council area of Ekiti State. Gunmen The gunmen reportedly killed one person before taking the retired army officer and one other person away. See Also ... more
  • 1 day Policemen Lay Siege To Rivers Governor, Wike’s Hotel In Benin, PDP Raises Alarm SaharaReporters
    Rivers Governor Wike The Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State has alleged that the hotel where state governor, Nyesom Wike, was lodging in Benin, Edo State, is under siege by over 300 policemen. Chairman of the party, Akawor Desmond, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Desmond said the PDP will hold the Inspector-General of Police responsible if anything happened to the governor. Rivers Governor Wike “The attention of the entire people of Rivers State has been drawn to the siege ... more
  • 2 days Another UNILAG Council Member Resigns As Crisis Rocking Institution Persists SaharaReporters
    UNILAG A member of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos, Mr Bayo Adaralegbe, has resigned his appointment, joining the council Chairman and Pro-Chancellor of the institution, Dr Wale Babalakin, who earlier quit his position, franktalknow.com reports. Adaralegbe tendered his resignation letter to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Friday, saying his continued stay as member of the council will dishonour his late father, Prof Adeniji Adaralegbe’s memory. UNILAG He said, “Aside a Samsung telephone set, an Ipad device ... more
  • 2 days Your Political Lives In Danger If APC Wins, Wike Tells PDP Leaders Ahead Of Edo Governorship Election SaharaReporters
    Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the outcome of the September 19 governorship election in Edo would provide hope for the general elections of 2023. Wike advised President Muhammadu Buhari to use the election as a model for a refined electoral process. Speaking during a meeting organised for leaders and elected representatives of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin, capital of Edo, Wike described the poll as a fight for the destiny of the Niger Delta region. ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: DSS Invites Journalist, Masara Kim, Over Report Revealing Plans By Herdsmen To Attack Farming Communities In Plateau State SaharaReporters
    Masara Kim The Department of State Services has invited a journalist in Plateau State, Masara Kim, for questioning over a report exposing potential attacks in some farming communities by herdsmen. Kim is expected to appear at the DSS office in Jos on Monday, September 21. His invitation comes amidst a crackdown on free speech by the secret police under President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. Masara Kim Kim on Friday published a story on his website reporting the killing of a mobile police ... more
  • 2 days Yiaga Africa Deploys Parallel Vote Tabulation To Monitor, Expose Manipulation Of Election Results In Edo SaharaReporters
    File Photo The Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement Africa has deployed Parallel Vote Tabulation methodology to monitor the credibility of election result during the Edo State governorship election. The PVT is an advanced election observation methodology that employs well-established statistical principles and sophisticated information technology in providing timely and accurate information on the conduct of accreditation, voting, and counting, and it independently verifies the official governorship results as announced by the INEC. File Photo YIAGA noted that the deployment ... more
  • 2 days Autopsy Report Of Rivers Auto Repairer, Chima Ikwunado, Tortured To Death By Police Released SaharaReporters
    The autopsy report of late Rivers State mechanic, Chima Ikwunado, has been released. Ikwunado and his apprentices, Victor Ogbonna, Osaze Friday, Ifeanyi Osuji and Ifeanyi Onyekwere were arrested on December 19, 2019 for driving against traffic and tortured at Mile 1 Police Station by one SP Benson Adetuyi. At the point of arrest, the policemen took N93,000 found on Ikwunado and remanded him on allegations of car theft.  In detention, he alongside others were tortured in the most brutal ... more
  • 2 days Transcorp Hilton Reduces Staff By 40 Per Cent Over COVID-19 Losses SaharaReporters
    Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, has said it is reducing 40 per cent of its workforce due to losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. All executives of the hotel have also taken a pay cut.  Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Dupe Olusola, Managing Director of the organisation, said the move was to restructure its business strategy as well as diversify its portfolio to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus on tourism in the country. She said, “The impact of ... more
  • 2 days World Trade Organisation Screens Out Three Candidates, Okonjo-Iweala Still In Race SaharaReporters
    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala The World Trade Organisation has screened out three candidates in the race for Director-General of the global trade group. Nigeria’s candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is, however, still in the race. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala The removed candidates are Mexico’s Jesus Seade, Egypt’s Hamid Mamdouh, and Moldova’s Tudor Ulianovschi. David Walker, General Council Chairman of the WTO in a statement on Friday said, “Their expertise and high professional and personal qualities are highly valued and respected by all members.” The second phase of ... more
  • 2 days African Action Congress Asks Members To Boycott Edo Election Over Exclusion Of Candidate From Poll SaharaReporters
    The African Action Congress has said members of the party will not be participating in the Edo State governorship election in protest of the exclusion of the party’s candidate from the ballot. The Independent National Electoral Commission had removed the name of the candidate of the party, Edith Isokpan, from contesting in the election. AAC primary election, which was peaceful and orderly, was witnessed by INEC officials. However, while releasing the list of parties approved to contest the election, ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Government Orders Schools To Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tests SaharaReporters
    Chikwe Ihekweazu The Nigerian Government has directed all schools reopening on Monday in the country to conduct a weekly COVID-19 risk assessment test while local and state governments are expected to conduct monthly and quarterly risk assessment in schools. Schools that were closed in March to curb the spread of the Coronavirus will now open in phases starting September 21.  Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, made the announcement, a report by PUNCH said. Chikwe Ihekweazu ... more
  • 2 days Buhari’s Appointee Convicted For Drug Violations In United State Denies Allegation, Says ‘Village People’ After His Success SaharaReporters
    President Muhammadu Buhari. Franklin Uzo lgbonwa, Chairman of Anambra State Selection Committee of the Nigerian Government Extended Special Public Works Programme, has denied being an ex-convict. Igbonwa in a letter dated September 17, 2020 to SaharaReporters said the allegations against him was false. President Muhammadu Buhari. Igbonwa claimed that the allegation was from 'village people' not happy with his success. He said, “This is village politics, nothing more.  “There is no iota of truth in the.claim.  I’m not an ex-convict. I’m ... more
  • 2 days Restructuring, Zoning And Northern Oligarchs By Osmund Agbo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Osmund Agbo “You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep” - Navajo Proverb  As the year 2023 draws near and political activities begin to pick up steam, there is the overall expectation that the Presidency will rotate to the South and maybe even micro-zoned to the South-East. Of course, some notable northern politicians want nothing to do with any of that. In an unprecedented act of statesmanly concession however, we all should be super thrilled to hear that the almighty nephew of Mr. ... more
  • 2 days Edo Election: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Inducing Voters With Cash, Gifts –YIAGA SaharaReporters
    The Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement Africa has revealed that the two major candidates in the Edo governorship election, Godwin Obaseki of Peoples Democratic Party, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress are heavily engaging in vote buying. The non-governmental organisation stated that the two parties were inducing voters with money and gifts to vote for them in the election on Saturday. Yiaga Africa reports show that the incidents of violence were prevalent in 13 of ... more
  • 2 days Power Drunk Tinubu And His Bartenders: Edo ‘No Be Lagos’! By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    The author, Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi Someone once said: "Power is arrogant and the arrogance of power is stupidity and foolishness." There have been an avalanche of reactions from Bola Ahmed Tinubu's camp to the video I had made calling him to order over his earlier video in which he had described himself as the leader of all democrats, irrespective of party affiliations.  But the question we all need to ask our power-drunk 'national leader' of APC is, when was the election into the office of leader ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Government Apologises Over Controversial New Registration Order For Bank Account Holders SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian Government has apologised for ordering bank account holders in the country to register their information again. The new rule by the government raised some dust on Thursday as Nigerians kicked against it, saying it was a unnecessary especially since the Bank Verification Number and National Identification Number was in place. In a tweet on Friday, the Nigerian Government apologised for situation. The tweet reads, “We apologise for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding ... more
  • 2 days Man Who Sponsored Law Firm To Assist Kano Government In Prosecuting Musician Threatens To Kill UK-based Nigerian Woman For Opposing Blasphemy SaharaReporters
    L-R: Fakhrriyya Hashim, Muhammed Lawal Gusau. Lawal Gusau One Muhammed Lawal Gusau, who volunteered to sponsor a law firm to assist the Kano State Government in prosecuting and ensuring the killing of a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, has threatened to kill a United Kingdom-based Nigerian woman, Fakhrriyya Hashim, for speaking against blasphemy. Gusau had on Monday through his lawyer, Abubakar A. Ashat & Co, written a letter to the Kano State Attorney-General that he desired to render a “selfless service towards the advancement and upliftment of the ... more
  • 2 days Election: Police Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement Into Edo SaharaReporters
    IGP Mohammed Adamu The Nigeria Police Force has ordered the restriction of movement into Edo State ahead of the governorship election in the state on Saturday. The Inspector-General of Police in a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said the restriction was to prevent the influx of political thugs, illicit arms and hard drugs into the state. The restriction of vehicular movement is to take effect from 11:59PM on Friday, 18th September, 2020 – 6pm on Saturday, 19th September, 2020. IGP Mohammed ... more
  • 2 days Delta Assembly Quizzes College Of Education Provost Over Building Of Two Toilets With N36m SaharaReporters
    Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday summoned the state's College of Education Provost, Warri, Mary Edema, over the building of two toilets in the institution at the cost of N36m. The provost had allegedly used the said amount to build the two toilets in the institution despite the project being funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. The summon, which was at the instance of the state's House of Assembly Committee on Education, held Wednesday at the premises of the Assembly complex and was attended ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Governor Akeredolu’s Aide Resigns, Joins Deputy Governor In ZLP Ahead Of Election SaharaReporters
    With less than a month to the October 10 governorship poll in Ondo State, Mr Andrew Ogunsakin, Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has resigned his appointment.  Ogunsakin tendered his resignation letter on Friday, 18 September, 2020. The letter was addressed to Governor Akeredolu through the office of the Secretary to the Ondo State Government.  The letter reads, "Permit me, your Excellency, to use this medium to convey my irrevocable decision to resign my office ... more
  • 2 days Mubarak Bala: Blasphemy And Islamic Sado-Masochism In Nigeria By Leo Igwe SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Leo Igwe Since the arrest of Mubarak Bala, I have repeatedly challenged Muslims on my Facebook and Twitter pages. I have asked these Mohammedans if they would like to be treated in countries where they are in the minority the way they are treating Mubarak Bala and persons who belong to minority religious and belief groups in Kano and other Muslim majority societies.  Incidentally, no Muslim has responded in the affirmative. No Muslim has urged nonmuslim countries to jail, or execute Muslims for professing a religion that ... more
  • 2 days Against Secession: A Testament To Yoruba Leaders And Promoters Of Oduduwa Republic By Moses Oludele Idowu SaharaReporters |Opinion
    I saw a video clip of a group of young Yoruba elites canvassing the creation of Oduduwa Republic. The spokesman claimed that they are not even interested in restructuring, that it is late in the day, but the outright creation of Oduduwa Republic. Carrying placards, they insist they are fed up with Nigeria and that Nigeria has been a setback for the Yoruba's because in 1949 when Yorubas had the television, even when France has not have one. Also, that Yorubas were ahead of Korea in ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Government Orders All Bank Account Holders To Fill ‘Self-certification’ Form Despite BVN, Threatens To Close Non-compliant Accounts SaharaReporters
    President Buhari The Nigerian Government has ordered all bank account holders with financial institutions in the country to obtain, complete and submit a new “self-certification” form or face monetary penalties and inability to operate accounts. In a tweet on Thursday @NigeriaGov, the government said the forms are with Income Tax Regulations 2019 and would include, “form for entity”, “form for controlling person” and “form for individual”. President Buhari The new directive and its purpose are, however, already being achieved ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19 Vaccines Unavailable Until 2021, Says Nigeria’s Health Minister, Ehanire SaharaReporters
    Nigeria Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire The Nigerian Government has said no vaccine for the Coronavirus would be available until 2021. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, made the revelation on Thursday while speaking during the briefing of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Nigeria Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire He said, “Vaccines will not be available until next year at best. No reliable therapeutics has been confirmed but our country must restart businesses, including travel to allow citizens to earn their livelihood. ... more
  • 2 days Edo Grudge Match Reaches Final By Azu Ishiekwene SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Azu Ishiekwene It couldn’t get worse. Like many family feuds, offence festered as quickly as affection grew. In this case, though, there was some hope that the feuding parties had too much going for them to risk losing all. And for what? Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was the common glue. A decorated unionist and two-term governor of Edo State, Oshiomhole once made trenches his home.  He led the fight to dislodge the principalities of godfather politics embodied at the time by Tony Anenih, a man famous for bringing ... more
  • 2 days Lawmaker Who Sponsored Bill Allowing Governor Uzodinma Arrest Persons Arbitrarily Says Document Was Altered SaharaReporters
    Frank Ugboma Honourable Frank Ugboma, Deputy Minority Leader, Imo State House of Assembly, who sponsored the recently signed Imo State Administration of Criminal bill No 2 of 2020 (ISACJL, 2020) has revealed that the bill had been altered. Governor Hope Uzodinma on Thursday signed into law the ISACJL, 2020, which empowers him to arrest and detain any resident of the state for as long as he wishes. Ugboma, who spoke after the bill was met with wide criticisms, said some sections were sneaked into the ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Soldier Fighting Boko Haram Commits Suicide, Leaves Letter For Wife SaharaReporters
    File Photo A soldier fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East has reportedly killed himself. According to TheCable, the soldier, a lance corporal attached to the Nigerian  Army 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, committed suicide on Thursday at his duty post.  “He shot himself in the head and died immediately before other soldiers could even rush to help,” a military source told the newspaper. File Photo The soldier was also said to ... more
  • 2 days Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Three Persons In Borno Communities SaharaReporters
    Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists have attacked two villages in Borno, killing no fewer than three persons while others were injured. SaharaReporters gathered that the insurgents attacked Gareri and Kuwami communities both in Magumeri Local Government Area. Magumeri is North and about 40km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital, which had witnessed series of Boko Haram attacks. Residents said many of them escaped to the bush to avoid being abducted during the attacks. “Two people were killed ... more
  • 2 days Governor El-Rufai Is Killing The Hausa Shàgo Culture Of Northern Nigeria Starting From Kaduna State By Saliu Momodu SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Through out Kaduna State, Governor Ahmed Nasiru El-rufai through his iconic onslaught of mass demolitions, is killing the Hausa shàgo culture of Northern Nigeria. The logic is for city beautification and perhaps most importantly, Internal Revenue Generation. So as you go around town, spaces where mini, small and even large privately owned and privately operated shops once sat are now opened up after what came mainly as an unceremonious deployment of bulldozers and catapillers. These entraprenuers now stranded and aching from the predicament of their new ... more
  • 2 days We Don’t Need Your Investment In South-East, IPOB Replies Miyetti Allah SaharaReporters
    The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, on Thursday, responded to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN’s claim that they were in the South-East just for business interest.  IPOB said Miyetti Allah’s kind of business led to the loss of lives and the sacking of indigenes. In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the pro-Biafra group said it found it amusing to believe that Miyetti Allah has purely business interest in Biafraland.  The statement ... more
  • 2 days Edo 2020 Election: How Students, Apathy, Violence May Shape Election SaharaReporters
    Voters in Edo State will go to the polls this Saturday to elect a governor. They will face a similar choice as four years ago when Godwin Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu were the leading candidates for the governorship. Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu and had since governed the state. Both are competing again as the leading candidates in the Saturday’s governorship election after swapping political parties. In 2016, Obaseki was the candidate of All Progressives Congress while his opponent contested on the Peoples Democratic Party platform. Now Obaseki ... more
  • 2 days Edo: Lawmaker Warns Against Inconclusive Election SaharaReporters
    Tajudeen Yusuf Tajudeen Yusuf A member of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission against conducting an inconclusive election in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Yusuf also commended the United States’ visa ban on some politicians accused of electoral malpractices. He urged the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) and other developed nations to do the same.   The federal lawmaker, who represents Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency of Kogi State, lamented that there had been many ... more
  • 2 days Edo Poll: I Told God Not To Give Me Power If It Will Cost The Blood Of Anyone, Obaseki Says SaharaReporters
    The Edo State governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said his second term ambition is not worth spilling the blood of anyone, reassuring that the Saturday’s governorship election in the state would be peaceful and violence-free. Speaking shortly after a one-day prayer and fasting session for a peaceful election, organised by the Edo Christian Community for all the governorship candidates ahead of the election, Obaseki urged eligible voters to come out en masse without fear of intimidation or harassment. ... more
  • 2 days Edo Poll: Do-or-die Mentality, Threat To Free, Fair Elections — Buhari SaharaReporters
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the do-or-die mentality to politics was a threat to free and fair elections because the actors are more focused on winning than caring about a fair outcome that reflects the will of the people.  President Buhari, in a message to voters, political parties, election officials, and security personnel, advised political parties, candidates, and security agents to behave responsibly in the Saturday Edo State governorship elections.  “I am passionately committed to free and ... more
  • 2 days Soldiers, Police In Show Of Force, Gridlock Grounds Benin SaharaReporters
    The heavy presence of soldiers, police and other security personnel in Benin, Edo State, on Thursday created traffic congestion on major roads in the state capital. Apart from police officers and soldiers, Air Force personnel and men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen in trucks and Hilux vans. Some of the areas affected by the traffic jam are Ikpoba Hill, Adesuwa Road, Sapele, Airport, Akpakpava and Ring road, Punch reports. A commercial driver said, “Soldiers, ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria Not Broke, Mismanagement Of Public Funds, Incompetence Responsible For Anti-people Policies —Falana SaharaReporters
    Femi Falana, SAN. The Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond has said that the claim by the Nigerian Government that the nation's revenue had declined was false, fraught with inadequacies and figures that fail to reflect the country’s economic realities. Femi Falana, Chairman of the group, in a statement on Thursday said gross mismanagement, incompetence and corruption was the reason for policies such as the electricity tariff increase and fuel hike that makes life burdensome for citizens. He said, “Since the Federal Government has announced plans ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Imo Governor, Uzodinma, Signs New Law Empowering Him To Arrest, Detain Residents Perpetually SaharaReporters
    Hope UzodinmaHope Uzodinma Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, has signed into law the Imo State Administration Of Criminal bill No 2 of 2020 (ISACJL, 2020), which empowers him to arrest and detain any resident of the state for as long as he wishes. According to documents seen by SaharaReporters, any person detained on the orders of Uzodinma can only be released when he grants a license to the said individual. It also abolished all forms of preliminary inquiry or preliminary investigation into a criminal charge by a ... more
  • 2 days Wake Babalakin Resigns As UNILAG Pro-Chancellor SaharaReporters
    Wale Babalakin The University of Lagos Pro-Chancellor, Wale Babalakin (SAN), has resigned from his position at the institution. His resignation came few hours after the Special Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to look into the affairs of the university submitted its report to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja. Babalakin in his resignation letter addressed to the Education Minister and copied to President Muhammadu Buhari said there were too many vested interests in the UNILAG leadership issue. Wale Babalakin ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Colonel Yabaji Orders Renewed Hostility On Soldier Who Criticised Buratai SaharaReporters
    Lance Corporal MartinsLance Corporal Martins Colonel Yabaji, head of the military base, 8th Division, Sokoto, has ordered all soldiers under his command to unleash terror on Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini, the soldier, who criticised Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, in a viral video. Yabaji ordered renewed hostility on Idakpini on Thursday when he assembled soldiers within the base for a public address. Yabaji said Idakpini was recalcitrant and authorities from above had ordered him to unleash more terror on the vmsoldier. Lance Corporal Martins ... more
  • 2 days Imo Government Waste Scarce State Resources On BBNaija Housemate, Ozo SaharaReporters
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  • 2 days Bandits Kill Divisional Police Officer, Inspector, Abduct Women In Sokoto SaharaReporters
    The Divisional Police Officer of Gidan Madi Police Station in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State and another officer were on Thursday killed in fresh attacks by bandits. Two wives of a prominent businessman in the area were also abducted by the gunmen. PHOTONEWS: Bandits Kill Divisional Police Officer And Deputy Superintendent Of @PoliceNG In Tangaza Local Government Area In Sokoto State | Sahara Reporters https://t.co/4CdZUpMyY2 pic.twitter.com/R4JdAqktGC— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) September 17, 2020 ... more
  • 2 days PHOTONEWS: Bandits Kill Divisional Police Officer And Deputy Superintendent Of Police In Tangaza Local Government Area In Sokoto State SaharaReporters
    Insurgency Police News PhotoNews AddThis :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 3 days EXCLUSIVE: Top INEC Officials, Security Agents On US Visa Ban List, Governor Akeredolu Placed On Watch List SaharaReporters
    Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security operatives are among notable Nigerians slammed with a visa ban by the United States Government, SaharaRepoters has learnt. Families of some Nigerian politicians are among those affected by the latest US sanction, which will also see to the deportation of their children and spouses already domiciled in America soon. Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State is on the watchlist of the US Government ... more
  • 3 days Femi Fani-Kayode’s Fourth Marriage Explodes Over Domestic Violence SaharaReporters
    A former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, and his ex-beauty queen wife, Precious Chikwendu, have separated. Though a family member told PREMIUM TIMES that the marriage broke down irretrievably due to a health challenge, which Precious had been trying to manage since they became a couple, SaharaReporters reliably gathered that the woman left the marriage over domestic violence.   Fani-Kayode, who had had a hat-trick of marriages before meeting Precious with whom he has four sons, including a ... more
  • 3 days Confronting Human Extinction And Post-human Approaches To COVID-19 Pandemic In Africa By Leo Igwe SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Leo Igwe A pandemic that has threatened to extinct humanity provides an ample opportunity to envision possible futures and explore post-human permutations. This is because, amidst the gloom and despair, fears, and anxieties over human survival, it is compelling that humans reimagine and re-conceive the human. Speculations about the future must engage and move beyond human vulnerabilities and imperfectabilities holding out some hope and optimism about the future and humanity. A post-human take on the coronavirus pandemic is quite pertinent especially for the African continent, a region ... more
  • 3 days Time To Interrogate Internet Fraud In Nigeria By Seun Awogbenle SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Seun Awogbenle Cybercrime and advanced fee fraud is growing at a very disturbing rate almost everywhere in Nigeria. I read recently in the news that two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged involvement in Internet fraud.  Matter of factly, what I consider fundamentally wrong is how Internet fraud has become normalised and institutionalised at the family and community level, so much that they now provide cover for them, goad them on and aid ... more
  • 3 days AAC Intensifies Mobilisation For October 1 Mass Protest SaharaReporters
    National Chairman of the African Action Congress, Mr Omoyele Sowore, has admonished all state chairpersons of the party to intensify mobilisation towards the October 1 mass protest. In a zoom meeting widely attended by state organs and leaders of the party on Wednesday, extensive deliberations were made on possible ways to strengthen activities ahead of the national protest. Far-reaching resolutions were made on the imperative to sensitise and mobilise the Nigerian people against the hike in fuel price, electricity ... more
  • 3 days UNILAG Visitation Panel Submits Report SaharaReporters
    The Special Visitation Panel set up by the Nigerian Government to look into the management crisis at the University of Lagos has submitted its findings to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu. Chairman of the panel, Prof Tukur Sa’ad, submitted the report to Adamu in Abuja on Thursday. “The visitor of the university, after due consideration of the report, will take a decision on the matter as appropriate in order to restore peace and conducive learning atmosphere in ... more
  • 3 days Group Asks United States To Confiscate Properties Of Nigerian Politicians, Slam Visa Ban On INEC Officials Involved In Rigging Elections SaharaReporters
    A group, Leadership and Accountability Initiative, has asked the United States of America to seize properties of Nigerian politicians involved in rigging elections in the country. SaharaReporters recall that the US Government on Monday announced that it had imposed visa restrictions on some individuals for their actions during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, said action had also been taken against some persons in the run-up to the September and October 2020 governorship elections in Edo and Ondo. ... more
  • 3 days FG-ASUU Impasse Becoming Too Expensive To Ignore By Olabisi Deji-Folutile SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Olabisi Deji-Folutile If only Nigerians are fully aware of the damage being done to the nation’s tertiary education sector, especially its universities, with this impasse in negotiations between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, perhaps there would have been a concerted approach to resolving the problem.  Right now, Nigerian public universities are in a very delicate shape and require a careful handling so that they don’t crumble into pieces. In fact, this current stalemate may usher in the total demise of our public ... more
  • 3 days Femi Adesina Concocts Salacious Lies In Defense Of Dictator Muhammadu Buhari By Bayo Oluwasanmi SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Bayo Oluwasanmi Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, in a piece titled “Soyinka Slams President Buhari, Says Nigeria Divided Like Never Before Under Him” published by SaharaReporters, Tuesday, Soyinka explains why Nigeria has never been so divided in our history like under General Muhammadu Buhari.  1. “Does anyone deny that it was this president who went to sleep while communities were consistently ravaged by cattle marauders, were raped and displaced in their thousands and turned into beggars all over the landscape?” 2. Was it a different president who, on ... more
  • 3 days Gani Adams Raises The Alarm Over Influx Of Terrorists Into Oyo Communities, Other South-West States SaharaReporters
    Gani Adams The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has raised the alarm over the influx of terrorists into the Kishi area of Oyo State.  Adams said the terrorists have also taken over the old Oyo National Park, noting that their invasion posed a great danger to the security of the South-West region.  He disclosed this in a statement by his media aide, Mr Kehinde Aderemi.  Gani Adams Apart from threatening the peace of the community, Adams alleged that the ... more
  • 3 days CBN Governor, Emefiele, In Import Duty Scandal, Offers Waiver To Family Member Against President Buhari’s Directive SaharaReporters
    CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has recommended import duty of five per cent and levy waiver to Sonia Foods, a company owned by one of his relatives, Nnamdi Nnodebe, to import tomato concentrate for the next two years. SaharaReporters gathered that the move by Emefiele was against the tomato sector policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. Buhari had in 2017 through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment banned the importation of tomato paste, powder or concentrate and ... more
  • 3 days Saraki Calls For Speedy Passage of Electoral Act, Tasks Youth, Politicians on Awareness SaharaReporters
    Ex-Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called for speedy passage of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. He also tasked Nigerian youth and politicians across the country to create awareness for its importance ahead of the 2023 general elections. He disclosed this during a special webinar on 'Electoral Reforms and Democracy' to mark International Day of Democracy organised by Center for Advancement of Civil Liberties. He said nothing threatens democracy more than faulty electoral process.  Saraki said rigging ... more
  • 3 days Whoever Wins Between Obaseki And Ize-Iyamu, Godfatherism Will Still Dog Edo By Fredrick Nwabufo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Fredrick Nwabufo The campaigns of the first-tier contenders in the Edo governorship election have been largely ensconced in the agitprop of godfatherism. While Godwin Obaseki, incumbent governor of the state, claims he is wrestling against the forces of recidivism who have held Edo down and who want to keep lording it over the state as godfathers, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his challenger, struggles to shake off the tag of being a flunkey of these ‘’patrons’’. According to Obaseki, his re-election will end godfatherism in Edo. In fact, the governor ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria: A Failed State? By Abdullateef Ishowo SaharaReporters |Opinion
    The above title and my decision to write this piece weren’t unconnected to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent outburst, sermonizing that Nigeria is drifting towards a failed state. In his words, “Today, Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state, economically our country is becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world, and socially, we are firming up as an unwholesome and insecure country”.  In our usual character, many Nigerians have come out to condemn the former President and the Presidency ... more
  • 3 days CSO Launches Document To Tackle Fake News, Hate Speech Without Violating Citizens’ Rights SaharaReporters
    A non-governmental organisation,  Center for Liberty, has launched an alternative democratic solution to tackle fake news and hate speech without violating citizens’ rights to freedom of expression in the country. The group said the proposed democratic solution was capable of combating the problem of fake news published on the Internet from anywhere in the world.  Addressing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja during the public presentation of the documents, Co-Convener of the group, Adebayo Raphael, said there was need to employ democratic and civilised approach in dealing ... more
  • 3 days Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai, Signs New Law To Castrate Child Rapists SaharaReporters
    Kaduna State Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has signed into law the Penal Code 2020, which recommends castration of child rapists. According to a statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, the law, the first of its type in Nigeria, also provides for bilateral salpingectomy for female convicts.  This involves the removal of the woman’s fallopian tube. Kaduna State Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai The law amends the penal code No.5 ... more
  • 3 days Edo 2020: You’re Not A Democrat, Angry Nigerians Tell Tinubu Over Attack On Obaseki SaharaReporters
    Bola Tinubu Nigerians have lambasted the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, following his attack on Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a viral video.  Tinubu had on Tuesday asked the electorates in Edo to reject Governor Obaseki, who is seeking re-election in office.  Speaking in a video aired on TVC, Tinubu said the people should vote out Obaseki in Saturday's election.  Bola Tinubu Obaseki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 19 election.  ... more
  • 3 days Gana’s Killing Won’t End Criminal Activities In Benue —Tor Gawan Yaro SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Tor Gawan Yaro A human rights activist, Tor Gawan Yaro, has said Terwase Akwaza better known as Gana, who is alleged to be the most wanted criminal in Benue State, has links with top politicians in the state. Akwaza, who raided Benue/Taraba axis, was killed at a roadblock mounted by the army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi Road following exchange of gunfire last week. The Benue State Government had in 2015 granted amnesty to over 500 criminals including Gana, most of whom went back to the act. Tor ... more
  • 3 days Bola Tinubu: A Veritable Comedian By Fisan Bankale SaharaReporters |Opinion
    Bola Tinubu Mr. Democrat, e ku ise Sir! I am sorry, truly sorry,  that it is hard for me to allow Jagaban to go without commenting at two levels namely, your Person and your Ideas. Once in a while I waka pass avoiding to pass comments on you but today, this speech by you won't let me waka pass.  I see the need to comment on this speech of yours but first I wish to ask you to do a few things that will make less of ... more
  • 3 days Attack On My Convoy An Assassination Attempt, Says Ondo PDP Candidate, Jegede SaharaReporters
    Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, has described the attack on his convoy on Wednesday as an "assassination attempt".  Jegede spoke with journalists at his campaign office in Akure shortly after some armed thugs attacked his convoy in Oba Akoko town.  He said he and his supporters were at the palace of the Oloba of Oba Akoko for a visit before their campaign when the armed thugs ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Inherited Terribly Divided Country From Jonathan, Presidency Replies Soyinka SaharaReporters
    Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the President inherited a terribly divided country from his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina described Nigeria as an inconvenient amalgamation, which has always been divided. He was reacting to comments made by Wole Soyinka, playwright and Nobel laureate, who said that Nigeria was more divided than ever before. See Also ... more
  • 3 days Law Firm Volunteers To Assist Kano Government In Ensuring Killing Of Musician Accused Of Blasphemy Against Prophet Mohammed SaharaReporters
    A Zamfara State law firm, Abubakar A. Ashat & Co, has volunteered to assist Kano State Government in prosecuting and ensuring the killing of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, a musician alleged to have produced a song deemed to be blasphemous against Prophet Mohammed. The law firm in a letter to the Kano State Attorney-General said it was acting on behalf of one Muhammed Lawal Gusau, who noted that he desired to render a “selfless service towards the advancement and upliftment of the goals and ideals of ... more
  • 3 days Workers Issue Two-week Ultimatum To Nigerian Government To Reverse Petrol Price, Electricity Tariff Hike SaharaReporters
    The Nigeria Labour Congress has given the Nigerian Government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the recent hike in electricity tariff and the pump price of petrol or face civil unrest nationwide. NLC in a communiqué by its President, Ayuba Wabba, said the ultimatum takes immediate effect, warning that at the end of its expiration on September 28, it would mobilise its members nationwide for civil unrest. SaharaReporters recall that various groups have kicked against government’s decision to halt electricity ... more
  • 3 days Nigerians Must Resist Extra-judicial Killings By Security Agencies –Take It Back Movement SaharaReporters
    The Take It Back Movement has called on Nigerians to organise themselves to resist extra-judicial activities and killings by security agencies. The Osun State chapter of the movement made the call following the killing of two boys by Joint Task Force of Osun State. It was gathered that the boys were involved in an accident after a hot chase by some officers of the state's JTF. Three of them were said to have been rushed to the hospital while ... more
  • 3 days UK To Prosecute Politicians Who Perpetrate Violence In Edo, Ondo Elections SaharaReporters
    The United Kingdom is considering prosecuting Nigerian politicians, who perpetrate or involve in violence in the Edo and Ondo States governorship elections. The British High Commission in a statement on Wednesday said it is against election-related violence and would be taking actions against any politician caught engaging in a violent act in the governorship elections. "The UK takes a strong stand against election-related violence and, just as we did in the general election in 2019, will continue to take action against individuals we identify as being ... more
  • 4 days #EndSARS: Stop Murderous Officers Or Face Nationwide Revolt, Nigerians Tell President Buhari SaharaReporters
    Nigerians on Twitter have warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the harassment of young people by officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad or face a nationwide revolt. The demand comes after SARS officers in Osogbo, Osun State, chased two young boys to their death in an attempt to extort them. SARS has a long history of brutality, harassing well-dressed young Nigerians and incriminating them by planting evidence in a bid to extort them.  Despite these excesses and numerous protest ... more
  • 4 days Buhari Names Minister Of Labour, Ngige’s Cousin Convicted For Drug Violations In United State As Job Creation Committee Chairman SaharaReporters
    President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige at the Presidential Villa in Abuja (6/11/18) The Nigerian Government has named an ex-convict, Franklin Uzo lgbonwa, as Chairman of 20-member committee that will oversee the recruitment of 21,000 youths in Anambra State. In October 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari approved a Pilot Special Public Works Programme in the rural areas domiciled in the National Directorate of Employment for implementation. The programme seeks to employ about 774, 000 youth for three months and they would ... more
  • 4 days WATCH LIVE: Matters Arising: Discussing Issues, Facts And Peculiarities Of Edo 2020 Governorship Election SaharaReporters
    Elections Politics VIDEO NEWS News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  ... more
  • 4 days Again, NDDC Scholars Protest Unpaid 24 Months Allowances SaharaReporters
    Nigerian students, who are beneficiaries of the scholarship programme of the Niger Delta Development Commission, have again held a protest to demand the immediate payment of their funds. The scholars are accusing the NDDC of deliberately omitting 95 of them from the payment. The students converged at the Nigerian High Commission in London, bearing placards with different inscriptions. After a presidential directive, the NDDC paid arrears of 2016 set as well as 2019 sets with 95 of 2018 sets ... more
  • 4 days 10,000 Nigerians Sign Petition Asking UK, EU To Place Travel Ban On El-Rufai, Family, Over Southern Kaduna Killings SaharaReporters
    Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai No less than ten thousand Nigerians have signed a petition on change.com in less than 24 hours, asking the United Kingdom, European Parliament and European Union to place a travel ban on Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, over the killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna and other gross rights violations under his watch. The petition follows an extension of travel restrictions placed on politicians complicit in voter fraud recently announced by the US Government. Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai ... more
  • 4 days BREAKING: Akeredolu, Jegede Supporters Clash In Ondo SaharaReporters
    There was apprehension at Oba-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State following a clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the October governorship election. Supporters of the incumbent governor and candidate of the APC, Rotimi Akeredolu, and the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, engaged in a gun battle in the town. Youths and supporters of both parties sustained injuries, while motorists scampered to safety as vehicles were vandalised in ... more
  • 4 days NDDC Probe: Akpabio Recants, Meets National Assembly Clerk, Panel SaharaReporters
    Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, held a series of meetings with some stakeholders in the National Assembly over the ongoing investigation of the Niger Delta Development Commission. Akpabio was at the offices of the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo; and Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, where he met with them separately behind closed doors. Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio ... more
  • 4 days Nigerians Asked To Pay N356,000 Fine Over Failure To Do COVID-19 Repeat Test On Arrival SaharaReporters
    The Nigerian government has allegedly asked Nigerians to pay a fine of N356,000 if they are unable to pay an estimated N50,000 on arrival into the country for a repeat COVID-19 test. SaharaReporters learned that this is the directive given to airline operators in the UAE. The airlines told the affected passengers that they were acting on instructions from Nigerian government officials. One of the airlines, Rwandair, said the Nigerian government directed the airline to ensure that intending passengers ... more
  • 4 days Bandits Kill Father, Abduct Son In Katsina SaharaReporters
    Some gunmen suspected to be bandits on Monday shot and killed one Alhaji Muntari Mai Yadi before kidnapping his son, Usman, at Yankara town under Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. Sources said that the incident occurred at about 11:00pm. A son of the deceased, Younusa Mukhar Yankara, in a Facebook post confirmed the incident. He said, "It has happened: Thieves have killed my father, Alhaji Muntari Mai Yadi, and they have shielded my brother Usman. "From God ... more
  • 4 days N357m Payouts To Consultant Firm Lower Than N3.5bn Under PDP Government —Kwara Internal Revenue Service Boss SaharaReporters
    Shade Omoniyi Mrs Shade Omoniyi, Chairperson of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service, has said the no amount of blackmail will stop the ongoing reform in the agency. SaharaReporters recall that a non-governmental organisation, Kwara Advancement Initiative, had claimed it uncovered N325m diverted from the accounts of KW-IRS disguised as payments for non existing projects done by one Compumetric Solutions Limited. The group in a petition signed by Ibrahim Sulyman asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to fish out the person(s) behind the firm ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian Students To Join CSOs, Others In Nationwide Protest Against Petrol, Electricity Tariff Hike SaharaReporters
    The National Association of Nigerian Students (Zone D) has declared its allegiance for the Joint Action Front ahead of its planned nationwide strike to be held in various states across the country from Wednesday against the recent hike in petrol price and electricity tariff and increase in Value Added Tax. NANS (Zone D) Coordinator, Kowe Amos, made this known in a statement. Kowe said, “For a fact, Egypt as a country has very little crude oil yet boasts of ... more
  • 4 days Ex-Nigerian Chief Of Army Staff, Akinrinade, Urges President Buhari To End Killings Of Farmers By Herdsmen SaharaReporters
    Lieutenant General Alani Akinrinade (retired) Lieutenant General Alani Akinrinade (retired), former Chief of Army Staff, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to find permanent solutions to killings by herdsmen especially in the Southern part of the country. Akinrinade stated that the unwillingness and inability of the President to put an end to the incessant killings by herdsmen had drawn accusation from people tagging him as an “ethnic bigot and an irredeemable religious fundamentalist”. Alani Akinrinade The ex-COAS urged Buhari to sternly tackle ... more
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