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Sahara Reporters Archive for July 2016Rss

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Navy Impounds Vessel With 600,000 Liters Of Illegal Diesel In Bayelsa State, Minister Of Defense Speaks To Troops In Delta Region

Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Insurgents In Pulka

Niger Delta Peace Deal: MEND Says Nigerian Govt Has Agreed To Release Nnamdi Kanu, Okah Brothers, Other Concessions

Friday, July 29, 2016

Patient At Center Of SaveMayowa Campaign Found To Be Truly Sick

Tears Flow As Keshi Is Finally Buried In Hometown

Calls For Africa's Withdrawal From ICC Suffers Set Back At AU Summit

FG Recruits Locals As Civilian JTF, Engages Ex-Militants As Partner In Niger Delta

Nigerian Bar Association Elections: Gadzama Campaign Organisation Alleges Lack Of Transparency

CDHR Protest To Condemn The Ban Of Street Trading In Lagos

Budget Padding: CACOL Demands Probe, Prosecution Of Reps Members

Ondo Chiefs Move Corpse Of Dead Woman In Idanre To Akure, Family Alleges Neglect And Mutilation

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Governor Obiano Of Anambra Lied About $5 Million Vegetable Exports

Budget Padding Scandal: Group Demands Audit Of Constituency Projects Allocations

IYC Says Ogun And Lagos Violence The Work Of Criminal Groups

Aides Defy Dogara, Collect Funds To Publish Magazine

Ibori's Community Youths, Women, Men Protest Illegal Ceding Of Their Land To Nigerian Navy Logistics Command

N25 Million Ebonyi State Local Government Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Honorable Ugwuocha Okoroafor And Two Others

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

“I Stand By My Allegations, No Apologies”—Lawmaker Jibrin Dares Speaker Dogara

Traditional Idanre Chiefs Shielding Suspect In Pregnant Woman’s Death, Beg Family To Settle Case Outside Law

Activists In Abuja Protest Against Illegal Hiring For Government Jobs

Landlord Seals Off Isoko South PDP Secretariat Over Rent As Leadership Crisis Rocks Party

SA President Jacob Zuma Ordered To Return $500,000 In Public Funds For Home Upgrade

Niger Delta Avengers: ‘Operation Delta Safe’ Boasts Adequate Capacity To Flush Out Militants

Former Bayelsa Governor Accuses Election Tribunal Of Bias

Gov Amosun’s LGA Overrun By Suspected Militants

SDP Adopt ‘Option A4’ In Picking Its Candidate In Ondo, Fixes August 20 For Primary Poll

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Company Slams N8b Copyright Infringement Suit On Ecobank

Ijaw Ethnic Nationality Not To Be Labelled Criminals, IYC Says

Ondo APC Accuses Mimiko Of Using N15b In Federal Allocation To Fund Second-Term Re-Election Bid

United Bank For Africa Denies Reports Linking It With Foiled Coup D'etat In Turkey

Electricity To Nigeria House In New York Disconnected Over Unpaid Bills

Settlement Of Senate Forgery Case, Mockery of Judiciary, NCP Boss Says

Spend Money To Dislodge Rogue Saraki And Others, Obasanjo Advises Buhari

Group Urges Buhari To Reverse Illegal Recruitments For Central Bank, Other Agencies

Idanre: Crisis Looms As Obas Refuse To Release Corpse Of Pregnant Akwa Ibom Woman For Burial

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fears About Worsening Situation In South Sudan Over New Vice President

Wife And Daughter Of Emir Of Bama Rescued From Boko Haram

Centre For Cultural And Religious Rights Calls On Government To Address Ill-Motivated Killings In Nigeria

Gunfire In Abuja As Armed Robbers Steal N4.3m From Bank Customer

Nigerian Students In Cyprus Cry Out To Government

Rep. Jibrin Says His Allegations Are Against Specific House Officers, Not The House

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Buhari Stops Proposed Kano Film Village To Appease Hardline Clerics

Police Arrest Delta Speaker's Associate For Defiling 7-year Old Girl

Hard-line Cleric Mobilizes Protests Against Kano Film Village, Curses Initiators

Jigawa State Governor's Convoy Attacked By Mob

Pirates Kill NSCDC Personnel In Bayelsa State

Ekiti Political Killings: Group Asks IGP To ‎Quiz Fayose's Aide

President Buhari Explains Economic Team Composition

SERAP, Others Call On House To Allow EFCC, ICPC To Probe Lawmakers Over Budget Padding

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Slain Preacher Eunice Olawale Buried Today In Company Of Family And Notable Dignitaries

FMOH Says 750,000 IDPs In Borno Need Immediate Assistance

DSS Arrests Jones Abiri On Allegations He's A Militant

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nigerian Athlete Regina George Resorts To "Go Fund Me" To Raise Funds To Attend Rio Olympics

Lawyers Accuse Speaker Dogara, Others Of Using Security Agents To Silence Jibrin, Former Chair Of Appropriations Committee

Federal Justice Mohammed Ordered To Continue Presiding Over Suswam’s Compromised Case

Tompolo Writes Buhari Again, Alleges Continuous Threats On Family Members, Associates

Aisha Buhari To Travel To The US, Plans On Attending Meetings In DC

Former EFCC Chair Ribadu Returns To APC

PDP's Anointed Governorship Candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, Resigns As Ondo AG

3 Officers, Including CDS Olonishakin’s Cousin, And Other Soldiers Missing Following Firefight With Boko Haram

250 Civilian JTF Members Absorbed Into The Army

One Dies, Several Others Wounded As Church Building Collapses In Delta

Arms Procurement Probe: Group Questions Integrity Of Investigative Panel's Work

Reverse Illegal NDDC Board Reconstitution Or Face Legal Action, Olu-Adegboruwa Warns Buhari

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Buhari’s Minister Of Interior Dambazau Owns $3Million Dollars In Real Estate In The US, Billions In Abuja

Ilaje Communities Reject, Kick Against Appointment Of Ondo NDDC Rep

Senate President Saraki Moves To Woo, Punish Antagonistic Senators

Slain Female Preacher's Body For Burial July 23rd In Abuja

President Buhari Confirms Govt In Talks With Niger Delta Militants

Hijab Ban: Appeal Court Sets Aside Ban On Hijab In Lagos Schools

Boko Haram Degraded, Victims Returning Home, Interior Minister Says

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

House of Representatives Sacks Appropriation Committee Chairman Abddulmumin Jibril Over N4 billion 2016 Budget Padding

House of Representatives Sacks Appropriation Committee Chairman Abdulmumin Jibril Over N4 billion 2016 Budget Padding

How Former Governor Akpabio's Lackey, Reps Member Bassey Ekpeyong Presented Forged Certificate To INEC

250,000 Children At Serious Risk In Borno State, UNICEF Says

I Am Not Contemplating Losing Ondo APC Primary Election, Says Olusola Oke

Abuja Residents Anguish At Disruption By Cattle Grazing Near Major Roads

Governor Dickson Of Bayelsa In Talks About New Private University, Seeks Assembly's Consent To Deploy State Funds Under Guise Of Partnership

Students Protest Continued Closure Of Bayelsa Varsity

PDP Fixes August 22 For Ondo Gubernatorial Primary Election

Alleged Threat to Impeach Buhari: Anenih Tasks Makarfi to Dissuade PDP National Assembly Caucus

Hillary Clinton Criticized For Stance On Boko Haram During US Republican Convention

Indiscriminate Arrests Of Gbaramatu Indigenes Continue As Security Forces Try To Crackdown On Niger Delta Avengers

Discharged Lawyer Issues 30-Day Ultimatum To Supreme Court Judge Mary Odili To Resign

Assassins Hack Embattled Bayelsa Monarch To Death With Machete

How Emir Of Ilorin, Kwara Governor And Saraki Have Oppressed Oba Of Jebba Since 2003

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How Dambazzau And Others Spent NNPC, NAPIMS Funds Without Accountability

Ondo Police Warns Disgruntle Politicians Against Using Hoodlums To Disrupt Election

EFCC Interrogates INEC Commissioner For N20 Million Fraud, Akwa Ibom Rep For Forgery

NOPRIN Commends President Buhari For Ordering Reopening Of Unresolved Killings In Nigeria

CSO Protest In Kano Over Competition Bill

Crisis Hits Ondo PDP As Mimiko Endorses Candidate From His District

Niger Delta Avengers Deny Meeting With Dalung At Oporoza; Leadership Of Oporoza Deny Receiving Dalung

Melania Trump Accused Of Plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s Speech

We Did Not Put One Kobo Into Gov. Ayo Fayose’s Election, Says Zenith Bank

Police Service Commission Chairman Mike Okiro Threatens To Sue Group Who Exposed His Corrupt Practices

Terrorists Kill Traditional Ruler, Others In Plateau

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ex-Nigerian Pres. Jonathan Chosen As "Keynote Speaker" To Nigerian Lawyers Association Merit Awards Dinner In New York

Makarfi Must Leave Office, Sheriff Says

Senator Tinubu Seeks Police Protection From Dino Melaye

Intelligence Sources Warn Buhari Of Impending Religious Crisis

African Union Fails To Elect New Chairperson, Postpones Election

Towards Peace In Niger Delta, MEND Urges Soft Landing For Tompolo, Okah Brothers

Former IGP Arase Stole 24 Cars - Idris

New NPA Boss Resumes, Declares Zero Tolerance For Corruption

Nigeria Police In Lagos Follow Man To The ATM To Collect N10,000 Bribe

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dasuki Paid Me N10m Monthly, Says Okupe

Why We Recommended Justice Yunusa And Oloyede For Sack-National Judicial Council

NSCDC Nabs 11 Oil Smugglers In Ondo State With 153,000 Liters Of Petrol

Military Officers Indicted In Arms Scam Report Could Face Dismissal

APC To Conduct Ondo State Gubernatorial Primary Election On August 27

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Falana Tells Kaduna Government To Prosecute Soldiers Responsible For Zaria Massacre

Attempted Coup In Turkey Ended, President Erdogan In Control Of Country

Again, Muslim Youngsters Attack Catholic Church In Suleja, Injure Parishioners

Justice Yunusa, Two Other Judges Sacked For Judicial Malpractice

Second Terrible Accident In Anambra State Due To Poor Roads, Lack Of Maintenance By Government

Group Brands Dino Melaye's Attack On Senator Remi Tinubu The Worst Behaviour In Nigerian Senate's History

Police Service Commission Approves Promotion And Posting Of AIGs, Appoints 37 Police Commissioners

Friday, July 15, 2016

Chaos Over Court Order On Electricity Tariff

Kenyan Police Officer Goes On Shooting Rampage, Kills Six Police

#ThisFlag Pastor Evan Mawarire Released Amid Massive Protests In Zimbabwe

National Holiday In France Turns Tragic As Truck Drives Into Celebrating Crowd

Terrible Road Conditions To Blame For Timber Truck Accident Killing A Woman

Nigerian Government Claims It Didn't Doctor Military Probe Report To Spare Interior Minister Dambazau

Military Vehicles Involved In Crash On Gaya Road

Report On Zaria Massacre To Be Made Public After Some Information Is Edited Out, El-Rufai Says

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I Drove Election Cash To Fayose’s Spotless Hotel – Driver

Governor El-Rufai To Receive Report On Shiites-Army Clash Today In Kaduna

Proposed Dialogue With FG: MEND Lists Conditions For Niger Delta Avengers' Participation

President Buhari Approves Further Investigation Of Military Officers Involved In Arms Procurement Scandals Leaves Out Dambazau

PDP Thug ‘Ade-Basket’ Assaults Pregnant Woman In Ondo State, Leaves Her In Coma

Dino Melaye Admits Extreme Misconduct Against Remi Tinubu

Real Estate Firm Linked To General Buratai Confirms Investigation Into Alleged Ponzi Scheme In Nigeria

Brigadier General Ali Nani Appointed As General Commanding Army's 8 Division In Borno State

‘Mad’ Cow Obstructs Abuja Motorists Along Busy Highway

Sex Scandal: House Of Representatives Postpone Investigation Again Due To Absence Of Foreign Affairs Minister

Buhari Requests Screening Of Ibrahim Magu By Senate For EFCC Chairman Position

Over 1000 Alleged Boko Haram Suspects ‘Held In Horrific Conditions’ In Cameroon

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Burial Of Slain Abuja Preacher Put On Hold, To Conduct Independent Autopsy

Dirty Details Of Dino Melaye’s Senate Outburst Against Remi Tinubu Revealed

Female Preacher's Murder, Outrage Trails Police Actions Toward Miscreants In Abuja

CACOL Urges EFCC To Commence Investigation Of How COAS Lt. General Buratai’s $1.5m Real Estate Investment In Dubai

Former Burundian Minister Hafsa Mossi Assassinated In Bujumbura

Murder Of Eunice Elisha: Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Gives Government 14-Day Ultimatum

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Senate President Saraki Begs Attorney General To Drop Forgery Charges Against Him, Ekweremadu

PDP Factions Nominate Separate Candidates For Edo State Governorship Election

Nigerian Ports Authority Appoints BBOG Co-founder Hadiza Usman As New Managing Director

Senator Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton To Be Democratic Party Nominee

Two Senior Prisons Officials Sacked Due To Age, Are Younger Than Prisons Boss Ahmed Who Falsified His Own Age

NEMA Blames Boko Haram For Widespread Malnourishment In Borno

Mounting Concerns Over Rival Political And Military Factions In South Sudan

Exxon-Mobil: Niger Delta Avengers Lied On Attack

Primary Election: Ondo APC Taxes Aspirants N2 Million Developmental Fee

Forgery Trial Of Senate Leaders: Buhari Threatened With Impeachment; Dino Melaye Threatens To Beat Up Senator Tinubu

Monday, July 11, 2016

Chief Of Army Staff Buratai Dubai Property Scandal: Code Of Conduct Bureau Has Questions To Answer- CACOL

At Least 20 Persons Injured, Homes Of Two Pastors Burnt In Kaduna During Intra-Church Clash

Firm Plans Legal Action Against Okowa Over N8 Billion Debt, Uses Arbitration To Stop Sale Of Controversial IPP Project

Oyo State Teachers Continue Strike Despite Government Orders

Theresa May Set To Be Next UK Prime Minister

Niger Delta Dissidents Are Sabotaging FG's Efforts On Dialogue With Militants, Elders Say

Benue South Has No Representation In The Senate, Says Daniel Onjeh

Vigilante Group Nabs Boko Haram Members In Lagos State

Kogi East Senatorial Rerun Election To Be Held On July 23

How Suspected Muslim Fanatics Hacked Female Redeemed Church Preacher To Death In Abuja

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Dubai Properties: Group Asks EFCC To Investigate Chief Of Army Staff Buratai

$2.1 Billion Arms Deal: Mimiko Collected N500 Million, Has A Case To Answer, Says Ondo APC

Ese Oruru: Yunusa Released On Bail, Heads To Kano

Retired Air Marshal Amosu, Others To Plead Guilty To Corruption And Return N2.8b And 33 Properties

Herdsmen Attacks Leave 81 Dead In Benue State

Lawyer Drags Okowa, Two Commissioners To Court Over Passenger Welfare Scheme, Motorcycles And Tricycles Tax

Abducted Ondo Monarch Rescued in Edo State

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Buhari’s Aides Frustrating Dialogue With Niger Delta Avengers, Bayelsa Elders Claim

More Details Emerge On Nigeria Chief Of Army Staff General Buratai’s Dubai Properties

Niger Delta Avengers Claim Responsibility For Agip Pipeline Attack

Former Mines And Petroleum Minister Dies At 90

Friday, July 08, 2016

Those Who Stole Monies Meant For Military Equipment Are Regretting, But They Will Regret More-Buhari

Niger Delta Avengers Attack On Gas Pipelines Cause Shortage In Power Supply, VP Osinbajo Says

Retired Air Marshal Amosu, Others To Begin Plea Bargain With EFCC

PDP Factional Leaders Begin Peace Talks

Sniper Kills Five Police Officers In Dallas, Interrupts Peaceful Black Lives Matter Protest

Yunusa, Alleged Abductor Of Ese Oruru, Retains SAN For Defense As Lawyer's Absence Stalls Trial

Street Hawkers Call On Governor Ambode To Ease Laws Targeting Them In Lagos

Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Agip Pipeline In Bayelsa

Suicide Bombers Kill 9 In A Mosque In Damboa

APC Governor Ajimobi Requests Apology From Pupils As A Condition For Re-opening Schools

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Chief Of Staff Abba Kyari, Senate President Saraki Plot Withdrawal Of EFCC Magu’s Confirmation Letter From The Senate

NAF Aircraft Strike At Boko Haram In Borno State

N1.8b Debt: UBA Wants Court To Wind Up R. T. Briscoe

Faleke Group Blasts Kogi Governor Bello For Spending N1 Billion On Vehicles

Two More Black Men Shot Dead By Police In The US

Oil Workers To Commence Strike On Thursday

N4.7 Billion Fraud: Ekiti Protesters Demand Governor Fayose’s Resignation, Back Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Policy

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Central Bank Of Nigeria Claims “No Nigerian Bank” Is In Distress

‘Garba Shehu Get Your Records Straight’, Niger Delta Avengers Say

Protests Shut Zimbabwe Down, Mugabe Government Throttles Social Media To Stave Off Criticism

Police Launch Manhunt For Kidnappers Of Ondo Monarch

Umaru Shinkafi Is Dead

Ondo APC Issues Code Of Conduct Guiding Aspirants Ahead Of Party's Primary Election

Lionel Messi Fined 1.7 Million Euros, Sentenced To 21 Months In Jail For Tax Fraud

Tension Grips Delta Poly Over Killing Of Student As Police Demands Money Before Investigations

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Robbers Arrested In Anambra, DPO's Ear Chopped Off

US Mission Warns Of Terror Attack In Lagos

EFCC Quizzes DESOPADEC MD, Director Others Over Corruption

Crisis Erupts Over Police-Linked Killing Of Kenyan Human Rights Lawyer

FBI Concludes Clinton Email Probe, Recommends No Charges

LGA Employees In Kano State To Celebrate Sallah Eid Without June Salaries

Ajasin Varsity Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Twitter Takes Down Niger Delta Avengers' Account

Skye Bank ‘Embarrassed’ By SaharaReporters Story, Claims Sensationalism

Borno State Lifts Restrictions On Movement During Sallah Celebration

EFCC Counter-Affidavit Shows How Obanikoro Transferred NSA Billions To Fayose And How The Governor Collects Kickbacks, Loots Ekiti

Monday, July 04, 2016

Okah's Daughter Tarila Writes Buhari, Demands Father's Freedom

MEND, Ajumogobia Reach Truce, Declare Commitment To Dialogue With Nigerian Government

Police Service Commission Names Seven DIGs, Police Secretary

Soldiers In Frontline Complain Of Neglect

Inside Story Of Skye Bank Management Takedown By The Central Bank Of Nigeria

Buhari Sacks Kachickwu As GMD Of NNPC

Ex-Militants Block East-West Road Over Unpaid 5 Months' Stipends

Exclusive: Ondo Labor Leaders Received ‘Threat’ Messages For Suspending 30-Day Strike

Money Laundering: Court Grants Fani-Kayode, Two Others Bail

Corruption: 49 NGOs Demand Okiro's Sack As Police Service Commission Chairman

Skye Bank MD , Top Management Resign As Central Bank Of Nigeria Plan To Dissolve Boards And Management Of Distressed Banks

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up 2 Chevron Wells, Says DSS Lied About Arrest Of its Members

Ekiti Election Funding Scandal: Governor Fayose’s Aide Sings In EFCC Detention

Ekitigate: Former Senator Iyiola Omisore Arrested by EFCC Over N1.3billion Ekiti Election Loot

Forgery: Court Adjourns Case Against Innoson Boss Innocent Chukwuma

EFCC Finds N2.5B In Former Aviation Minister Stella Oduah’s Housemaid’s Account

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Bodies Of Agip Staff Killed In Bayelsa Creeks Found

Friday, July 01, 2016

Ese Oruru Continues Testimony Behind Closed Doors As Court Adjourns Hearing To July 8

Fifty Additional Cases Of Malnutrition Identified In Bama, NEMA Says

DSS Warns Of Terrorist Attacks During Eid-el-Fitr, Arrests 2 Niger Delta Avengers And IPOB Members

Sierra Leonean Envoy Kidnapped In Kaduna

Blind UNILAG Student Writes ‎VC Over Assault By Campus Security Men

IGP Idris Deploys Tactical Unit In Ogun Targeting Armed Criminals

Femi Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman, Danjuma Yussuf To Remain In Prison Custody

Three Agip Staff Killed In Bayelsa

We Are Determined To Rebuild Niger Delta-Buhari

Ondo Workers Call Off Strike, Agree To Reduced Salary After Exhaustive Deliberation