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Sahara Reporters Archive for February 2016Rss

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Federal Court Adjourns Bankruptcy Case Against Kola Aluko, Business Front For Ex-Petroleum Minister

Former President Obasanjo’s Son In Ghastly Auto Accident

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nigerian Registered Agusta Helicopter Crash-lands In Benin Republic

Senate President Saraki Dismisses His Corruption Trial At CCT As “Persecution”

US May Send Special Forces To Assist In War Against Boko Haram

Nigerian Secret Police Detains Three For Accusing Director General Daura Of Taking N4 Billion Bribe From Akpabio And Others

Lagos State Government Cheers Supreme Court Verdict On Rev. King

Supreme Court Of Nigeria Affirms Death Penalty Judgement On Reverend King

Thursday, February 25, 2016

REC Confirms Nov 26, Governorship Poll In Ondo State

‘Niger Delta Vandals Are Enemies Of Progress’-Ex-Militants Leaders

Measles Outbreak Leaves 23 Children Dead In Sokoto State

Judiciary Workers Threaten Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Court Dismisses Metuh’s Suit Against FG

Police Headquarters Bombed In Adamawa State

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Senate President Saraki Upset Over The Leaking Of Secret APC Meeting To Discuss His Trial

Leaders Of The African Immigrant Community Meet With White House Officials

Police Detain 4 Policemen Who Were On Guard Duty During Kidnap Of Jonathan’s Uncle

Ondo Court Remands Man Who Beheaded 3 Year-Old Niece Into Prison Custody

MTN Withdraws Suit, Pays N50bn ‘In Good Faith’

Code Of Conduct Trial: Senate President Bukola Saraki Meets Tinubu At VP’s Office To Beg

Nursery School Teachers Rape Six Year Old Student

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Nigerian and Cameroonian Forces Kill 20 Insurgents at Talala/Kumshe, Rescue 150 In Kodo

13 Arrested With Fake Passports

Protesters Demand Saraki’s Resignation As They Besiege National Assembly

Buhari Has Scrapped Security Vote To Top Federal Officials - Sources

Sheriff Will Spend Three Months In Office - PDP Govs, BoT

VIDEO: White Pilot Flying Kenya's VP Ruto Assaults Female Police Officer In Central Kenya

You Can't Lead Us, PDP BoT Tells Sheriff

20 Children Killed By Measles In Lagos State

African Publishers Can Push Back Against Western Media Bias, #SMWLagos Panel Says

Monday, February 22, 2016

Unknown Men Firebomb Senator Abe’s Constituency Office In Ogoniland

SPDC Declares Force Majeure On Forcados Offtake Programme

Group Raises Alarm Over Underwater Gas Leakage From Agip Oil Field In Bayelsa

Buhari Appoints Visually-Impaired Special Assistant

Unknown Men Kill Seven Persons In Kebbi

The Lagos Power List: 21 People In 21 Million

Digital Advocates Criticize The NCC Over The Cyber Crime Bill At #SMWLagos

VP Osinbajo Calls For ‘New Tribe’ Of Nigerians To Dismantle Corrupted System

Embittered Students Drag Management of NOUN To Court

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Group Asks NJC To Investigate Justice Yunusa Over Abuse Of Power

Mimiko Has Nothing To Celebrate For His 7 Years In Government-Ondo APC

Former PM Wins CAR Presidential Elections

Ugandan Opposition Leader Rejects Results Of Presidential Elections

Niger General Elections Begin

Saturday, February 20, 2016

EFCC’s Prosecution Of Rickey Tarfa Exposes Crisis Of Bribery In Judiciary

Federal High Court Judge Overrules Supreme Court, Grants Order To Stop Sack Of Anambra Senators

Ex-Nigerian Ambassador To The UK Tafida Quits PDP

Friday, February 19, 2016

Enugu State Chief Judge, Director Of Litigation Accused Of Forgery, Fraud

Rickey Tarfa Admits To Paying Justice Yunusa N225,000, Says For Funeral Costs

19 Reported Dead In Suicide Bombing In Cameroon

Federal Government May Cut Petrol Price Again

Former President Jonathan’s Kidnapped Nephew Found Dead In Otuoke Creeks

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ex-Defense Chief Alex Badeh Moved To Lagos By EFCC

Why #BuyNaijatoGrowNaira Is A Waste Of Time By Olaotan Oladitan

Gunmen Abduct Former NDDC MD's Octogenarian Mother In Delta

MJNTF Commader Promises More Offensive Operations Against Boko Haram

Ugandan President Shuts Down Social Media During Elections In Effort To Manipulate Elections

Army Creates Human Rights Desk To Investigate Its Conduct

Police Confirms Arrest Of 42 Year-Old Man Who Killed Little Girl For Money Ritual In Ondo

Buhari Appoints Tolu Ogunlesi As Special Assistant On Digital And New Media

Conspiracy And Illegal Diversion: EFCC Moves To Confiscate Property Of Fugitive Tompolo

Wole Soyinka Calls On Buhari To Organize Emergency Conference To Fix Economy

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Na Who Be Dis Paraya Sef? By Pius Adesanmi

Nigerian Traditional Ruler, Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, Arrested For Money Laundering

Details Of Diezani’s Foreign Diplomatic Passport Revealed In Interview With Dominica Officials

MTN Complies With CPC Order To Pay 2012 Ultimate Wonder Promo Remainder Of His Winnings

University In Bayelsa State Shuts Down After Student Protest

Do Not Denigrate Office Of Vice-Chancellor, CVC Advises Federal Government

Video Shows Unarmed IPOB Protesters Being Brutally Attacked By Military

Dokpesi Re-Arraigned By EFCC

Ex-President Jonathan’s Foster Father Kidnapped Again

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ghanaian Parliamentary Minority Accuses Speaker Of Blocking Gitmo Transfer Probe

Borno Governor Shettima Urges Parents To Enroll Children In School

Ondo Farmers Decry The Destruction Of Farm-Produce By Fulani Herdsmen, Ask FG For N2 Billion In Compensation

Tensions Mount As Uganda Heads Into ‘Hotly Contested’ Elections

Four Persons Arrested In Death Of 67-Year Old Lebanese Man In Kano

Halliburton, Siemens Scandals: Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders Says It Is Vindicated

NSCDC Arrests Man Who Defrauded 9000 Internally Displaced Persons

Senior Lawyers, Corrupt Journalists Frustrating Anti-Corruption War – EFCC Chair Magu

Former NSA Dasuki Not Ready For Trial, Says His Lawyer | TheCable

All Progressives Congress Decries Killing Of Members In Rivers, Accuses Police Of Inaction

Monday, February 15, 2016

Nigeria Bar Association Presidency: We Have No Candidate, Say Arewa Lawyers

NCC Publishes Report Calling For Regulation Of Messaging Apps

Coalition Calls For Probe of SANs Who Collected ‘Professional Fees’ In Haliburton Suit

Public Schools To Resume Next Month-Borno State Government

Growing Division, Desertion Among Boko Haram Members Over Attacks On Civilians

IED Explosion Hits Cameroonian Convoy During Hand-Over Of Boko Haram Terrorists To Nigerian Army

President Buhari Sacks Official Responsible For Budget Scandal, Appoints Two People

Police Clash With Protesters Following Arrest Of Ugandan Opposition Leader

Bristow Helicopter Crash In Oworonshoki Report Reveals A Jam Nut At The Controls Was Broken

N3.1bn Fraud: How Ex-Gov Suswan Laundered N1bn-Witness

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Ugandan President Attacks ‘Partisan’ ICC

CAR Heads Into Presidential Run-Off Elections

Governor Dickson Petitions Security Agents To Cow The Punch, The Nation Reporters

Ondo APC Says Mimiko’s Budget Presentation Is Full of Lies

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Protesting Yaba Tech Students Deny They Wish To Avoid Sitting Exams

Police Parade Killers Of Delta Monarch As Suspects Confess Why They Killed Him

Friday, February 12, 2016

Nigerian Military Releases 275 Persons Cleared Of Boko Haram Links

Supreme Court: Tribunal Denied Wike Fair Hearing | TheCable

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nigerian Army Asks Anti-Corruption Agency To Investigate 12 Officers, Indicted Ones To Face Court Martial

Police In Ondo State Parade Ex-Convict ‘Blackmailing’ Prominent Pastors In Nigeria

Northern Governors’ Move To Obtain Loans From Islamic Bank Illegal—Senator Sani

12 Girls Perish As Boat Capsizes In Jigawa

Former Nigerian Attorney General Bayo Ojo Quizzed By EFCC Over $1.2 billion Malabu Scam

I Didn’t Want My Parents Dead—Captured Female Suicide Bomber In Dikwa

Police Nab Suspected Killer Of Ghanaian MP

Ondo APC Comes Out Against Mimiko's 2016 Budget Estimate, Says 'It's A Big Fraud And Deceit'

Delta Speaker Accused Of Working With Justice Ministry To Free His Killer Cult Squad

Dasukigate: Coalition Invokes FOI, Demands List Of Non-Cooperating Suspects From EFCC

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

University Of Lagos Medical Students Protest Change In Cut-Off Marks, Shut Down Gates

YabaTech Students Shut Down Campus Over Death Of Student

How Femi Smokey, Governor Mimiko’s Brother-In-Law, Killed An Innocent Man In Akure

189 Shiites Remanded In Kaduna Prison

PDP BOT Sacks Bello As Chairman

Mastermind Of Agip Pipeline Bombing Arrested, Nigerian Military Says

Buhari Returns To Nigeria After UK Vacation And Medicals; To Embark On Three-Nation Tour Of Egypt, Saudi Arabia And Qatar

Network On Police Reform In Nigeria Condemns Military Crackdown On IPOB, Urges Investigation Into Incidents

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Phone Records Shows How Lawyer Ricky Tarfa and Justice Mohammed Yunusa Repeatedly Spoke During Ongoing Court Cases

Nigerian Army Blasts Saboteurs Actively Aiding Insurgents In The North For Profit

South African Court Reverses Ruling On President Zuma’s Home Renovations

Borno State Government Issues Warning Over Boko Haram Scam

Plan To Steal N4.5 Billion From TSA Stopped By DSS

Governor Dickson Blames Opposition For Insecurity In Bayelsa

Ex-Fayose Henchman Temitope Aluko Reveals Details Of Ekitigate Plot, Including Use Of Military And Funds From Presidency

Nigeria Arrests ISIS Recruiter and Other Terrorists, Breaks Up Terror Cells

AD Candidate Tasks INEC, Security Agencies With Ensuring Peaceful Re-Scheduled Poll

Increase In Electricity Tariffs Violate UN Ruling-SERAP

Monday, February 08, 2016

President Buhari's Aide Files N1billion Defamation Lawsuit Against Maryland Rogue Lawyer Emeka Ugwuonye Over Facebook Posts

Military Officers To Be Court-Martialed Following Recent Attacks In Borno State

Dasuki’s Request For A Stay Of Proceedings Denied

Oil Bunkering: Court Summons Zenith Bank Over N150m Bond For Accused Russians

Coalition Petitions NJC Over Retired Justice's role In CCT Chair's Probe

Electricity Bill: Labor Leaders, Civil Society Groups, Landlord Associations, Shut Down BEDC Offices In Ondo

Lawyer Charged With Obstruction Of Justice, Illegal Communication With Judge

Nigeria Labor Congress Protesters Shut Down Abuja Over Electricity Tarrifs

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Leaves 30 Dead

Navy Foils Merchant Ship Hijacking

Grenade Attack In Burundi Linked To Political Violence

Dustup, In Ondo PDP As Party Members ‘Drum Beats Of War’ Over Imposition Of Candidate

Only 3 LGA Are Safe From Boko Haram In Borno State-Senator Baba Kaka

CLO Fingers Oil Companies, Military Personnel Over Oil Pipeline Vandalism, Violent Crimes

I wouldn't Have Re-contested If I Lost At The Supreme Court- Gov. Wike

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Man Brutally Beaten By Nigerian Army Cadets For Allegedly Complimenting A Female Cadet Recounts His Ordeal

Burundian Woman Crashes Own Funeral After Husband Paid To Have Her Killed

Budget Scandal: Top Civil Servants May Be Fired For Sabotaging President Buhari’s Budget

Hundreds Flee And Four Reported Deaths From Latest Boko Haram Attack In Borno State

Friday, February 05, 2016

Former IG Okiro Appoints Top Police Administrator Dogged By Fraud Allegations As Police Commission Secretary

Anti-Corruption Group Makes Shocking Revelations Against Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike

Bayelsa Permanent Secretary Caught By Police Trying To Buy Newborn Baby For N200,000

NIMASA DG, Other Accused Used My Company To Siphon Funds—Witness Testifies

National Assembly Should Be Part Of Treasury Single Account, Accountant General Insists

Kogi Coalition Wants Recall Of Dino Melaye From Senate

Lawyer Ricky Tarfa Blocks EFCC From Arresting Beninoise Businessman For Fraud

Buhari Begins Five-Day Vacation To Attend To Health Issues, Hands Over Power To Vice President

Senate President Saraki Must Face Corruption Trial At The Code Of Conduct Tribunal - Supreme Court Rules

Thursday, February 04, 2016

EFCC Questions Ex-Governor Osoba Over N65 Million Contract With NIMASA

Ex-APC Chieftain Tom Ikimi Arrested By EFCC

More Than 100 UN Peacekeepers Will Be Sent Home For Sex Abuse In CAR

Supreme Court To Decide Saraki's Fate Tomorrow

VP Osinbajo Dismisses Pressures, Vows Buhari Administration’s Continued Fight Against Corruption

MASSOB Demands FG Conduct A Referendum On Secession Or Face Consequences

Lassa Fever Spreads To Ogun State

Buhari Sends Delegation To Dalori, Promises To Address Borno Suffering

Ecobank Hands Over 3 Fraudulent Staff To Police For Prosecution

Gang Rape And Murder Of Two Teenage Girls Causes Outrage In Bayelsa

Why the Economists Recommendations for Nigeria's Current Issues are a Load of Cr*p

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DRC Places Congolese Warlord On Trial Again After Completion Of His ICC Prison Term

Shiite Youths Storm Kano In Protest

JTF Arrests Pipeline Vandals In Niger Delta

Scarcity Of Bread Hits Kano As Bakers Embark On Strike

Gov. Fayose’s Court Orders “Arrest” Of Former Ekiti PDP Secretary

EFCC Chair Magu Meets UAE Envoy, Seeks To Tighten Noose Around Money Launderers

N118 Billion Ondo Budget: Mimiko To Service ‘Debt Repayment’ With N15. 8 Billion

Explosion In Benin City Not A Terrorist Attack-Nigerian Army

Group Petitions EFCC Over N117 ‎Billion Rice Importation Waivers Fraud

Bristow Helicopters Confirms “Water-Landing” Near Lagos

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Okowa Dedicates Supreme Court Victory To God, Demands Opposition Apologize To Deltans For Frivolous Litigation

More Than 1,000 Civilians Freed, 100 Boko Haram Killed, In Military Operation

Governor Oshiomhole Confirms Explosion, No Confirmation If Bomb Blast

Nigerian Air Force Drone Destroys Boko Haram Base Outside Sambisa Forest

Aso Rock Warns Against Information Leaks, Threatens Harsh Consequences

Ghana’s Opposition NPP Calls For Review Of Italian Oil Deal

Blueprint Newspaper Returned N9 Million Received From Dasuki

Bayelsa Bans Usage Of 200 Horsepower Boats To Curb Crime

Okowa, Igbuya Threaten Opposition Assembly Members To Join PDP Or Forfeit Constituency Projects Funds

Direct Sale-Direct Purchase To Commence In March; Will Save Govt $1bn – Ibe Kachikwu

Monday, February 01, 2016

Dutse Emir Suspended Sule Lamido’s Son As District Head Over Corruption Charges

APC Publicists Converge In Akure, Vow To Wrestle Power From Mimiko-Government

Emir Of Kano Sacks Governor’s Brother As Village Head

Buhari To Speak To EU Parliament In France, Source Says He Will Also See Doctors In UK

Amnesty International Condemns Reinstatement Of General Accused Of War Crimes

$620,000 Bribe: Trial Of Farouk Lawan And Emenalo Resumes Tuesday

Death Toll In Maiduguri Climbs To 91 People

Security Operatives Avert Another Bomb Blast In Maiduguri - NAN