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Sahara Reporters Archive for December 2011Rss

Friday, December 30, 2011

When Leaders Are Security Threats And The Followers Are Cocooned As Threats To Security

Goodbye, 2011, Welcome 2012

WARNING: Lone Wolves And Mumbai-Style Attacks Are Possible in Nigeria

An Imperiled Nation

Season Of Masquerades

Frustrated Nigerian Man Commits “Facebook” Suicide

Boko Haram: Southern Kaduna Festival Cancelled; Jonathan Vows Fight ‘To The End’

Four Killed In New Explosion Near Mosque In Maiduguri

Security: Bread Not Bullets Please! By Bishop Matthew Hassan KUKAH

We Will Kill Again, Says Boko Haram -BluePrint Magazine

Religion Is Nigeria's Opium And Woes!

Wanted A Fearless President

Thursday, December 29, 2011

PHOTONEWS: Royal Dutch Shell Bonga Oil Spill In Nigeria

Is Our President Presidential?

VIDEO NEWS: Footage of Pastor Oyedepo Slapping Teenage Girl Removed From Youtube By User, Recovered

Save Nigeria From Religious War, National Assembly Urged

Aviation – Expensive Flights, Always Delayed By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

Christmas Bombings: God Is Powerless! By Sunday Njokede

Hotel Explosion: 15 Persons Injured As Gunmen Invade A Hotel In Gombe

Court of Appeal In Sokoto Reinstates Yar'adua's In-Law As Kebbi State Governor

A Bloody Christmas, A Bloody Boko-Haram, And A Bloody Country

Patience Jonathan Sacks Agency In Favor Of Own NGO; Plans To Use N5 Billion To Furnish NGO Headquarters

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Governing By Stealth: Exploding The Myths Around The Oil Subsidy Removal/Fuel Price Hike Agenda Of The Nigerian Government

Letter To The President, Dr Goodluck E. Jonathan

Letter To The President

Attacking and Defeating Terrorism in Nigeria; Effective Leadership As First Strategy

Supreme Court Justices Validate Jonathan's Election

Family Of Four Killed In Machete Attack In Plateau-Reuters

Statement Of General Muhammadu Buhari Regarding The Verdict Of The Supreme Court On Jonathan's Election

Govt’s Failure To Prevent Violence Breaches Sacred Human Rights, Says SERAP

Seven Children Hurt In New Bomb attack On Qu’aranic School In Sapele, Delta state

The Speech Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Should Have Given On Christmas Day 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Intolerance - Plaguing Affliction

Another Explosion Reported In Sapele, Delta State

Purge Security And Intelligence Apparatus Without Delay, Goodluck Jonathan Urged

Is This What Islam Is About?

Bonga Spill: ERA/FoEN Urges FG To Verify Spill Volumes Independently

Fresh Oil Spill On Agip Facility In Nigeria

Deadly Security Challenges: Unless We Meet Now, We May Quickly Burn Out

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Fuel Subsidy Debate: Does President Jonathan Deserve To Continue To Rule? By Femi Aborisade

Boko Haram Attacks: CAN Asks Whether Nigeria Can Survive A Religious War

“Dancing On The Brink” By Folake Lebi

Just What Kind of People Are These—Igbo Governors—Anyway? By Oguchi Nkwocha, MD

Nigeria--Why There Is Lack In The Midst Of Plenty By Prince Charles Dickson

Angry Nigerian Children Write Jonathan Over Blasts

The Burden Of Boko Haram By Leo Igwe

Christmas Day Bombings: NSA Azazi Calls For Collective Resolve; Claims Successes Against Boko Haram

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Buhari, Jonathan, PDP Condemn Xmas Day Bombing of Churches

Sad Christmas in Kaduna: Mysterious Fire Roasts Four Brothers To Death

Same-Sex Marriage In What’s The Uproar About? By Sabella Ogbobode Abidde

To My Friend, The Police – By C. C. Ekeke

VIDEO: Christmas Day Bombing Of St. Theresa Catholic Church In Madalla, Niger State

Xmas Day Bombings: Another Bomb Blast Hits A Second Church In Nigeria's Restive City Of Jos

Xmas Day Bombings: Third Church Bombed In Yobe Killing 6

PHOTONEWS: The Bomb Attack On St Theresa Catholic Church In Madalla

Suicide Car Bomber Kills Four JTF Operatives In Yobe

Christmas Day Bomb Blast Rocks Catholic Church In Suleja

Christmas Day Car Bombing Kill At Least 20 At A Catholic Church In Niger State

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Police: Militant Herdsman Planned Attacks On Southern Kaduna, Boko Haram Eyeing Nationwide Targets

Nigerian Xmas Church Services Shelved Over Fear Of Attacks On Northern Christian Churches

Dr. Damages On SaharaTV- Episode 21

Friday, December 23, 2011

Re – Babatunde Raji Fashola: Before Night Falls

Hear The Poor & Voiceless Caught In Lekki Shakedown

Jonathan Recruits Briefcase Political Parties To Arrange Rallies In Support of Fuel Subsidy Policy

The Day The Beast In Lamido Sanusi Came Out! Written by Kayode Ogundamisi

Farida’s Removal And The Faceless Cartel By Jide Olateju

The Late Chief Bola Ige And Nigeria

PHOTONEWS: Ex-military Men Revolt In Kaduna, Occupy Bank Over Pension

The Worst And Most Inhuman Subsidy!

Corruption In Our Polity And Efcc’s Media Trial

2012: Another Unhappy New Year?

Boko Haram Killed Two Senior Police Officers, 13 Others In Yesterday’s Attacks, Fighting Rages

A Revolution For Accountability Retribution And Redress By Adebayo Adejare

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bomb Explosions Rock Yobe Again

Falana Sues FG To Establish Bank For Indigent Students, Condemns Violent Disruption Of Lagos Protests

Royal Dutch Shell Oil Spill: Warnings Issued Of 'Worst Offshore Oil Spill' In Nigeria

Press Statement: The Bonga Field Incident By National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND)

Nigerian Police Arrests Year-Old Baby In Benue State

Damaturu Strafed By Bombs, Trapping Thousands Of Holiday Travelers

Removal Of Oil Subsidy: CDHR Warns Jonathan Government Of ‘Imminent’ Revolution

Five Reasons Why The Proposed 2012 Budget Should Not Be Approved!

Transportation - The Road To Nowhere By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

Suswam's Wife Dupes Benue Women-Premier Magazine

Sahara Energy Rejoinder To MOMAN's Petition To President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's VP Namadi Sambo To Spend $20 Million On Travels And Office Stationery In 2012-DailyTrust Newspaper

Beyond The Reprisal of Ukpabio And Umanah By Patrick Naagbanton

Andy Uba, Uche Ekwunife Axed From National Assembly As Court Orders Fresh Elections

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bite Of Biafra

Nigerian Company Selling Kerosene to Airlines as Jet Fuel!

Crisis Rocks Gombe Over New Mosque

Bonanza: Proceeds Of Corruption Flood PDP Secretariat

Adamawa State In A State Of Coma By Dodo Tsuliyan Dodo

Ambassador John Campbell By E. C. Ejiogu

Africa News Briefs: Anti-Apartheid Activist Steve Biko Recalled

Abuja Parking Charges: Another Milk Straw By Charles Ofoji

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Labour Unions Accuse Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala Of Joggling Stats To Reach False Conclusions

Wasting Africa’s Borrowed Money: The World Bank And The Dilemma of Duplication

Before Another Subsidy is Removed...!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Moral Abuses In The Church – Time For Government Intervention

Biafra: The Story Nigeria Cannot Deny By Chika Oduah and Rudolf Okonkwo

Senate Demands Sack Of BPE Director; Orders Reversal Of Sales Of Sheraton, Trancorp Hilton And NICON Luxury Hotels-PTimes

Village Head kidnapped In ExxonMobil Host Community

Jonathan, Sambo To Spend N1billion On Food In 2012...N16.6million Budgeted As Rent For VP's Residence-Premium Times

Nigeria Is Banana Republic!

Nigerian Women And The Honorary Notes

Taming the Monsters, Back To The Trenches: Strengthening Popular Action against Impunity And Civil Authoritarianism

Murtallabian Tendency By Michael Egbejumi-David

Six persons Killed In Fresh Attacks In Kaduna State

Monday, December 19, 2011

PHOTONEWS: "Shoeless & Schoolless"-The Dismal State of Nigerian Children In 2011

Bishop Oyedepo’s Slap Offering For Jesus

Unsuccessful Biafra: Is Nigeria Better Today?

Fashola True Face: Pricing Nigerians Out Of Market

2nd VIDEO: Wealthy Nigerian Pastor Who Slapped Teenage Girl Before Thousands At Church Service Still Boasts Of The Beating

Value of Life: Akpabio Tries to Pacify Families of Police Victims with N5 million

PHOTONEWS: "Shoeless & Schooless"-The Dismal State of Nigerian Children In 2011

Court Denies Bankole's Application To Quash N38 billion Fraud Case-NPO

Subsidy Removal: Nigerians Will Soon Know the Real Government Agents

PHOTONEWS: Bomb Factory Explodes In Kaduna

Akwa Ibom: Oil Worker Killed At N20 Police Checkpoint

Another Bomb Explosion In Kaduna

Boko Haram Admits Death Of Three Members in Maiduguri Blast, But Says Group Is Resolute

My Questions On Ojukwu By Tochukwu Ezukanma

Exclude Gowon And Obasanjo from Ojukwu’s Funeral And Committal Services

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nigeria's Wealthiest Pastor Oyedepo Faces Citizens Outrage For Assaulting A Female Church Goer

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il Dead-CNN

Oyedepo Is Now God! Extricate Your Inquisition

TUC Calls Jonathan’s Budget “Sad And Vexing”

“Because I Love Nigeria,That's Why I Refuse To Be Quiet,” Says Former U.S. Ambassador John Campbell

Cape Verde Born Singing Sensation Cesaria Evora Dies At 70-USA Today

On Watch: Conflict Can Be A Lucrative Business

Black As Xmas As Compromised Nigerian Police Create More "Checkpoints"

Bishop Oyedepo: A Slap In The Name of Jesus By Leo Igwe

Jonathan's Cassava Bread Budget By Prince Charles Dickson

PHOTONEWS: Lagos Governor Fashola Unleashes Violence Against Peaceful Anti-Toll Gate Protesters

Pastor David Oyedepo And That Hot Slap – Another Shame On Nigerian Pentecostalism

Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Isn't A Hero 2 By Sunday Njokede

Book Excoriates Nigerian Leaders By Yomi Gidado*

Pandemonium In Kaduna As Fuel Tanker Goes Ablaze-Leadership Newspaper

Saturday, December 17, 2011

VIDEO: Flamboyant Nigerian Pastor Oyedepo Assaults Female Church Member During Church Service

Brutalization Of Anti-Toll Protesters In Lekki Barbaric And Irresponsible By Bamidele Aturu

Lekki Toll Fee Protest

Occupy Lekki: Lagos Protests Against Lekki Toll Gate

Raw Video: "This Country Doesn't Work" -SaharaReporters Traveling Underground In Nigeria

Friday, December 16, 2011

Why Constitutional Reform Agenda Must Prioritise Economic And Social Rights

Shooters Raid Military Academy, Two Officers Killed

Budget 2012 - Transformation Or Retrogression?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pursuing Justice For Gambia's Deyda Hydara-CPJ Blog

A Chronicle And A Clarion Call - A Review Of Time To Reclaim Nigeria By Abdul Mahmud*

The Real Cost Of Nigeria Petrol- By Dr. Izielen Agbon

NLC Says Jonathan Is Too Dull For Nigeria-Premium Times

UK Money Laundering Trial: James Ibori Suffers Various Reverses

The Removal Of Oil Subsidy: A Challenge To A Nation

UK Judge Okays Ibori’s Trial For February 2012

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chris Abani: Lie$ Of The Truth-Seller

Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, An Affront To The people

The Unanswered Questions On Fuel Subsidy Removal

Senate and Gays By Damola Awoyokun

Murder in Delta State: IG Asks Commission To Investigate Case He Has Already Sealed

The 2012 Budget: A Disaster Waiting To Happen-NLC

Egbin Thermal Power Plant: Nigeria’s Biggest Power Generating Plant Shuts Down-Premium Times

As The Battle line Is Drawn On Fuel Subsidy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Alleged Independence Day Bombers, Charles Okah And Nwabueze, Complain Of Inhuman Treatment In Kuje Prison

Boko Haram: Against Western Education?

Recklessness: Gov. Uduaghan’s Convoy Causes Ghastly Accident

Police Claims Worshipper Attempted To Kill Pastor T.B. Joshua-PM News, Lagos

Anti-Gay Bill, Fuel Subsidy, ASUU, EFCC, Boko Haram, Arab Spring & Occupy Movement Et Al

Police Killing of Chief Onokpite in Delta State: Family Petitions Human Rights Commission

Jonathan's Budget Presentation: National Assembly In A Lockdown

PHOTONEWS & BUDGET SPEECH: Jonathan Presents The 2012 Budget Proposal To The Nigerian National Assembly

Patrice Lumumba: A True African Hero Of Pan-Africanism (2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961)

Fuel Subsidy: NEC Got It Wrong-CNPP

Wole Soyinka Centre Honours Seven Outstanding Journalists

Early Morning Bomb Blast Hits Maiduguri

Re-Ifeanyi Izeze And Briefcase Journalism

Monday, December 12, 2011

Transformation In Nigeria—Soon Monkey Won’t Come Back

Disquiet In Kwara PDP As EFCC Gets Fresh Petition On Saraki

Senator Bukola Saraki Wins In Appeal Court

Nigerian Journalist Honored For Exposing Philip Emegwali

NNPC Can't Account For 65,000 Barrels Of Daily Allocation Of Crude Oil-Premium Times

EiE Nigeria's Statement on the Federal Government’s Games With Fuel Subsidy

A Culture Of Intolerance, Homosexuality

Nuclear Electricity Generation In Research Community May Be At Risk of Radioactive Poisoning

Boko Haram: Senator Ndume To Remain In SSS Custody

Obasanjo, Unemployment And Revolution In A Case Of A Man Biting The Dog!

Homosexuals: To Them Nature Betide By Sunday Njokede

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Educating Achuzie On The “Biafran Dream” By Oguchi Nkwocha, MD.

Who Lives On Minimum Wage In Nigeria By Farouk Martins, Omo Aresa

Gunmen kill 1, Injure 3 In Southern Kaduna -Police

Nigeria In A State Of War: How Over 54,000 Nigerians Died Outside The Law Since 1999

FOI: FG Sued Over Spending Of Recovered Stolen Funds

Bomb Blasts In Jos Kill One, Injure Nearly a Dozen Soccer Fans-VOA

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Online Group challenges President Jonathan on ASUU, Oil Subsidy, Others

US Vs Nigeria -On The Proposed Prohibition And Criminalization Of Same Sex Marriage By Nigeria

Letter Of Complaint Regarding Sale Of Oil Block OPL 245 By Malabu To Shell & Agip

Two Bombs Explode In Jos

Mosque ‘Bombed’ In Delta

Ilo-Awela Road In Ogun State: A Deplorable Road That Defines OBJ And OGD Criminal Negligence Of Infrastructure

Lekki Tolling: Residents Warn Against “Uncontrollable Chaos”, Plan 10,000 March

Keeping It Real With Adeola - Episode 6

Dr. Damages On SaharaTv-Episode 18

Dr. Damages On SaharaTv - Episode 19

Ojukwu Understood Nigeria But Nigeria Did Not Understand Ojukwu By Olaitan Ladipo

Civil Society Activists Reject Jonathan’s Pitch To Withdraw Fuel Subsidies

Friday, December 09, 2011

Fuel Subsidy Zero Hour: Jonathan Confers With Civil Society Activists; Meeting With Political Party Leaders Fails

VIDEO: Anti-Gay Legislation Protest At The Nigeria House In New York

PHOTONEWS: Kaduna Bomb Blast Aftermath

Unemployment And National Security

Monumental Oil Subsidy Fraud And Corruption At The NNPC-The Damning KPMG Report :Premium Times

Book: Late Nigeria President (Umaru Yar'adua) Wilted Away In Office-AP

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Dr. Chidi Achebe Receives The Martin Luther King Social Justice Award From Dartmouth College

Islamists Strike At Kafin Madaki Township In Bauchi State

Nigerian, Osita Mba, May Be Sacked By HM Revenue & Customs…For Telling The Truth (The Guardian, UK)

Nigerian Police Harassment Traumatizes British National

Nigeria’s Anti Gay Marriage Bill: Count me Out

Kaduna Blast Was A Bomb, Red Cross Says

The Nation’s Festering Self-Inflicted Wounds

Beyond The Outlaw of Homosexuality: What Is The Character of Nigeria’s Sovereignty?

Dickson Picks Ex-Military Officer As Running Mate, PDP Submits List To INEC

Plan Disruption of Governorship Tribunal in Makurdi Foiled, As Police Arrest Armed PDP Thugs

Kaduna Bomb Blast : Igbo Traders Count Losses-PM News, Lagos

The GOP On The Road To Perdition In 2012

Benue Election Petitions Tribunal Rules That Election Fraud Petition Against Suswam Will Be Heard On Merit

Joint Task Force And Ex-Militants Clash In Lokoja

What Nigeria Owes Ojukwu By Charles Ofoji*

Justice Kayode Eso Wins 2011 Civil Society Anti-Corruption Defender Award

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ojukwu’s Family Disagrees with South East Governor Burial Date

Kaduna Explosion: Police Dismiss Eyewitness Bomb Reports

PHOTONEWS: More Photos From Bomb Blast Scene In Kaduna

Bomb Blast In Kaduna Kills Pregnant Woman And 9 Others

PHOTONEWS: Kaduna Bomb Blast

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ojukwu, Biafra And The Power Of Failure

Trial Of Niger Delta Activist, Sunny Ofehe, Suspended Indefinitely In The Netherlands-Radio Netherlands Worldwide

An Overdue Revolution! Let Diaspora Nigerians Lead The Way

Rogue Banker Atuche's Trial: EFCC Tenders More Exhibits

Boko Haram And America’s Offer Of “Military Cooperation” With Nigeria

PHOTONEWS:Nigeria's Anti-Gay Legislation- Protest At The Nigeria House In New York

CNPP's Reaction To Former President Obasanjo's Statement That "Arab Spring" Is Possible In Nigeria

Court Sentences Boko Haram's Ex-spokesperson To 3 Years In Prison-Premium Times

A Driver's Account Of How A Delta State Gubernatorial Aspirant, Ogbe Onokpite, Was Extra-Judicially Murdered By The Nigerian Police

Celebration Of The Life And Times Of Late Prof. Bade Onimode

Gov Amaechi And Dangers Of Down-grading Serious Pointers By Ifeanyi Izeze

A Driver's Account Of How A Delta State Gubernatorial Aspirant, Ogbe Onokpite, Extra-Judicially Murdered By The Nigerian Police

Gowon And Obasanjo: Villainous Actors Who Permanently Wrecked Nigeria

Monday, December 05, 2011

PHOTONEWS:Nigeria's Anti-Gay Legislation- Protest At The Nigerian Embassy In New York

Nigeria Has Failed Me: I’m Signing Up For A Revolution!

Ex-Convict Former PDP Deputy Chair, Bode George, Attacks Cleric -PM News, lagos

Executive Profligacy And The Futility Of Eating Cassava Bread.

My Disagreement With Pastor Chris Oyakhilome By Tochukwu Ezukanma

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Bayelsa Boat Mishap: Four Corpses Recovered

“China Is Concerned For China, Not For Africa…” -Robert Rotberg At The Achebe Colloquium On Africa

Gunmen Kill Bridegroom, Guest At Wedding Ceremony

“I dictated Obasanjo’s Press Statement on the Destruction of Government Properties in Anambra State,” –Mr. Emeka Anyaoku

PDP "Wins" Kogi Guber Poll

Nigeria's Islamist Militant Group Boko Haram Kills Three In Azare Attacks

Fuel Subsidy Spending: Court Grants Permission To Interrogate Government

Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Isn't A Hero By Sunday Njokede

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Perspective On Time To Reclaim Nigeria By Prof. Harry Garuba*

Keeping It Real With Adeola - Episode 5

Abuja, Omelas, And The Burden of Denial By Paul O. Nnodim*

Nigeria Is One Of Africa’s "Big Messes of Countries-(BMC)”- Richard Joseph

PHOTONEWS: Achebe Colloquium At Brown University, Prividence Rhode Island

Femi Kusa’s Perverse Dance On Ibru’s Grave By Farooq A. Kperogi

Friday, December 02, 2011

On Critics, Cynics And Good Writers: A Response to EC Ejiogu

Rwandan Online Journalist Shot Dead In Kampala-CPJ

Remittance Flows From Abroad To Nigeria Over $10B This Year, Says World Bank - Empowered Newswire

Challenging The UNDP Claim On Energy Efficiency In Nigeria

Fuel Subsidy Scam: Senate Releases Names Of Cabal

Jonathan Removes Sports Minister From Office

Oron Communities Heckle ExxonMobil Officials At Public Hearing

Mental Health Of PDP’s Kogi Governorship Candidate Throws State Into Confusion

Why LASU Should Still Not Increase School Fees

Abducted US Nationals Released By Kidnappers

A Candle In The Winter Storm: A Tribute To My Friend, Yasmine El-Rufai

The Shameless Cynics In Our Midst By E. C. Ejiogu

Nigeria On A Knife’s–Edge

Which One Is Africa’s Real Giant: Nigeria Or Botswana? By Chika Oduah

A Senate Without Vision By Godwin Onyeacholem

Thursday, December 01, 2011

United States Report Calls Boko Haram A Threat…To The United States

Occupy Civil Society, Labour Unions To Engage In Series Of Mass Action In January 2012

Osmond Ugwu; Prisoner Without A Crime

Police Shoot Abuja Protester

Local Journalists And Activists Arrested In Ogoniland

President Jonathan Is My Sister’s Brother

The Fraud That Is Airtel Nigeria

SSS Reveals "SMS Threat Syndicate" Masquerading As Boko Haram

PHOTONEWS: Commercial Transport Workers Protest Police Extortion In Abuja

Retake Our Country: Reclaim Our Humanity: Return To The Streets: Occupy Nigeria For Social Transformation

Support Of Oil Subsidy Removal: Shame On You, United States

The Chief Justice Of Nigeria And The National Judicial Council (NJC) Must Hear This

Human Trafficking And Child Abuse: NTA General Manager Finally Docked In Ibadan

Lagos Court Grants Bail To Maryland Lawyer Accused Of Stealing Client Funds