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Sahara Reporters Archive for August 2016Rss

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kekemeke Remains ‘De-Facto Chairman’ In Ondo APC, Say Factional Members

Lagos State Government Refuses To Use World Bank Credit For BRT Projects

Car Bomb Kills At Least 10 Outside Somali Presidential Palace

PDP BoT Leaders Love Money, Sheriff Says

Ohakim To Okorocha: Imo People Angry With Your Government’s Wicked Policies

Niger Delta Avengers Set For Dialogue With Govt, Announce Committee Members

Cell Search Led To Kuje Prison Riot, Prison Officials Say

Militants Blow Up Pipeline In Niger Delta

#BBOG Protest In Silence In Abuja, Demand Buhari Move Beyond Rhetoric To Rescue Chibok Girls

NAF Helicopter Destroys Boko Haram Camp In Borno State

Murder Of Activist Lawyer Ken Asuete: Rivers APC Blames Governor Wike, PDP

Monday, August 29, 2016

PDP Makes Big Concessions To Modu Sheriff, Dissolves Wike-Led Convention Committee

Budget Padding: Coalition Urges EFCC To Wade In, Ensure Justice

Buhari Agrees To Swap Boko Haram Prisoners For Chibok Girls

Mob Lynches Brutal Criminal Kingpin 'Onos' With Ties To 19th Battalion

Building Collapses In Abuja

Soldiers Arrest Notorious Cattle Rustlers, Recover 209 Cows, 1062 Goats

Suspected Ritualists Storm Ondo APC Office With Fetish Items

Fallout Of N4.2b Fraud: Gov. Ambode Nominates Subair As Lagos Internal Revenue Service Chairman

MEND Disbands Aaron 2 Peace Initiative Team

Sunday, August 28, 2016

How N4.2 billion Fraud Cost Ogunsanwo,Chair Of Lagos Board of Internal Revenue Service His Job

Fear Of Attack: PDP Factional Group Moves Ondo Primary To Ibadan In Oyo State

Blackout At Murtala Muhammed Int'l Airport As Airlines Use Torchlights To Profile, Board Passengers

Doctors At Turkish Hospital In Abuja Say Stella Oduah’s Son Died Of Brain Hemorrhage After He Was Rushed From Another Hospital

Ondo APC Exco Asks Court To Stop Kekemeke From Parading Himself As State Chairman

Saturday, August 27, 2016

How Dogara And Other House Leaders Looted N10 Billion In Illegal Allowances

NGO Worries US Is Stoking Northern Domination Of Nigeria

Dialogue With FG: Niger Delta Avengers Name Soyinka, Orji Kalu, Others As Commitee Members

Friday, August 26, 2016

We Stole Saraki's N310m Because He Wanted To Bribe Judges With It—Senator’s Aides

Panic Grips Over Bombing Of The Isoko Development Union Secretariat

Ondo APC Shifts Primary Election Again But Officials Are Confused By Which Date

Bayelsa Government House Accountant’s Home Raided By SARS, Allegations He Absconded With $4.6 Million

Kogi Governor Bello Flees Mosque Because Of Humiliation, Youth Pelt Him With Stones

NDLEA Arrests 51 Year Old Mother With Heroin At MMIA

Niger Delta Youths Write To Senate, Demand Audit Of Amnesty Office

French Court Overturns Controversial ‘Burkini Ban’

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Federal Court Rules Against First Bank In Assets Dispute

Bayelsa State Lawmaker's Father Regains Freedom

Thousands Of IDPs Protest On Maiduguri-Kano Road

Ondo PDP Rules Out Factional 'Parallel Primary Election'

Ondo Police Rescue 4 Year Old Girl Caged By Parents For ‘Witchcraft’

#BringBackOurGirls Marches In Abuja And Demands Action From Buhari

Four World Bank Contractors Perish In Ekiti Dam Tragedy, Three Others Saved

Kaduna State Lawmaker Regains Freedom From Captors

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Zimbabwean Police Fire Warning Shots, Use Tear Gas As Protests Intensify

Ondo APC Elders To National Leaders: The Crisis In Our Party May Affect Our Chances In November Guber Election

Fraud And Corruption Found At Glanvill Enthoven, Shareholders Shortchanged

Hillary Clinton’s Connection To Nigerian Tyrant Sani Abacha

Ezekiel Oseni Appointed Acting Manager Director For NERFUND

State Of Nigerian Economy A Result Of Poor Economic Policies, Emir Of Kano Says

US Secretary Of State John Kerry Leaves Nigeria

Okowa's Convoy Kills Elderly Man As Journalists Escape Death

EFCC Probes Former Kano Governor Kwankwaso's Presidential Campaign Fund

EFCC Arrests Cross RIvers Governor's Brother Over N2.4 Billion Contract Scam

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nigeria Should “Boycott” Future Olympics By Okey Ndibe

241 Nigerians 'Voluntarily' Return From Libya

Police Kill One Suspected Armed Robber In Gun Battle In Yenagoa

Buhari Condemns Zamfara Killings On Twitter

NBA Annual Conference An Organizational Catastrophe, According To Attendees

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets Buhari, Others In Abuja

Kaduna State Lawmaker Kidnapped

Aviation Unions Ground Activities At All Airports Over Planned Concession

Police Recruitment: Successful Applicants To Undergo Lie Detector Tests

AUDIO: Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram Says Their Welfare Not Better Under Buhari

Ex-militant Leader Nabs Army Personnel Killers in Bayelsa

Panic Grips Delta State As Lassa Fever Kills Doctor, Leaving 32 Persons Quarantined

Abubakar Shekau Gravely Wounded, Other Boko Haram Commanders Killed, Army Claims

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tension In Gusau As 8 Polytechnic Students Are Burnt To Death Over ‘Blasphemy’

Don't Dialogue With Criminals, MEND Urges Federal Government

Again, Libya To Deport 220 Nigerians Tomorrow Over Immigration Offenses

UK-Based Nigerian Lawyer Sues MTN For N200m For Giving His Phone To A Third Party

FAAN's Downward Review Of Advertisement Concession Agreement Rate Sparks Accusation Of Fraud Against Management Staff

An Evening With Author Rudolf Okonkwo

Group Demands Probe Of Code Of Conduct Bureau's Proposal To Buy N4.4b Secretariat Building

DSS Arrests Mastermind Of 2013 Killing Of Secondary School Students In Yobe

Armed Policemen Stop BBOG Campaigners From Entering Aso Rock

Boko Haram Burns Down Whole Village In Borno State

Nigerian Writer Describes US Secretary Of State John Kerry As An Infidel

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Akiyode-Afolabi Elected Transition Monitoring Group Chair As Coalition Gets New Board

Cancer Patient At Center Of #SaveMayowa Controversy Is Dead

Niger Delta Avengers Wants Edwin Clark To Lead Negotiations With FG

MEND Tells FG To Ignore Edwin Clark, Governor Okowa

Nigeria Must Be Restructured For True Federalism To Prevail, Fayose Says

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nigerian Lawyer Reports NBA, Justice Mary Odili To Rwandan President, Asks Him To Shun NBA Port Harcourt Conference

Nigeria Wins Bronze Medal In Men’s Soccer, Defeats Honduras 3-2

Ashanti King, Nobel Laureate Soyinka Optimistic About Africa’s Future

Ondo APC SEC Sacks Kekemeke Ahead Of Primary Elections

Chevron Divides Host Community Leadership Using Monetary Rewards

Friday, August 19, 2016

US Secretary Of State Kerry To Visit Nigeria, Kenya On Africa Trip

Militants Blow Up NPDC Oil Installation In Delta State

The Real Story Of Nigerian Journalist Ahmad Salkida

Okowa Unleashes EFCC On Political Opponents, Arrest Former PS, Others

Team Nigeria’s Athletic Kits Arrive Less Than 3 Days To End Rio Olympics

Ijaw Youth Council Condemns Attempt To Connect Former President Jonathan To Niger Delta Avengers Origins

Airline Operators Of Nigeria Accuses Nigerian Airport Management Staff Of Inefficiency, Exuberant Lifestyle

Terrorism: FG Directs FAAN To Enforce Civil Aviation Compliance On VIPs, Top Government Officials

Ondo APC Members Petition Police Boss Over Forceful Takeover Of Party’s Secretariat By Sponsored Thugs

Soldier Who Gouged Out Eye Of FRSC Officer In Lagos Identified

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dogged By Ill Health, Marital Feuds, Emeka Offor’s Crisis Deepens

Niger Delta Group Criticizes Boroh Over Claim On Amnesty Office Performance

Kano Police Banned Kwankwaso From Organizing Mass Wedding

Clash And Heavy Shooting Among Ondo State APC Members

Nigeria’s Ese Brume Finishes 5th In Women’s Long Jump Final

Nigeria's Divine Oduduru Fails To Qualify For Rio Olympics 200m Final

FIRS Seals Senator Akume’s Hotel Over N13.5 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Former President Jonathan And Wife To Face Presidency Probe Over Oil Installation Bombings

How Refusal To Pay N150,000 Bribe Cost Us Appearance On NTA - US-Based Socio-Cultural Group

Former Buhari Bodyguards Protest Over 'Abandonment,' Non-Payment Of Salaries

EFCC Grants Bail To Prime Suspect In N70m FAAN Fraud, Her Brother Still Detained

Young Nigerian Entrepreneur Provides Power Management Solutions

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Germany Defeats Nigeria 2-0, To Face Brazil In Finals On Saturday

Brazil Scores Fastest Football Goal In Olympic History, Defeats Honduras 6-0

FG Continues To Ransack NAHCO, SAHCOL Warehouses Over Smuggled Kenyan Donkey Skins

3 Female Nigerian Wrestlers Reach End Of Road In 2016 Olympic Games

PDP Unable To Elect National Officers

Hoodlums Take Over Ondo State APC Secretariat, Chase Away Members With Sticks And Charms

Stop Using President's Name To Solicit Favors, Minister Warns

Ajagba Loses To Kazakhstan’s Dychko

Nigeria's Ese Brume Qualifies For Women's Long Jump Final

US-Based Judge Dele Alade Suspends Campaign For Ondo State Governor

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I Can Only Resign As APC Chairman In Ondo State If John Oyegun Tells Me To Quit, Kekemeke Says

Governor Lalong Of Plateau State Orders Probe Of Former Governor Jang

Complacency In Nigeria Blamed For Polio's Return

Goodluck Jonathan Poll Largesse: Bauchi PDP Stakeholders Refund N6 Million To EFCC

Graphic Novel Tells Story Of Nigeria’s Atlanta ’96 Olympics Feat

Thugs Attack And Disperse Protesting LGA Workers, Journalists In Bayelsa State

South Sudanese Forces Rape, Loot, Kill In Juba As UN Peacekeepers Remain Idle

Nigerian Olympic Runner Divine Oduduru Finishes Second, Behind Usain Bolt, In 200 Meter Run

Ajagba Will Get First Olympic Medal In 2016, Boxing Coach Konyegwachie Boasts

Former Diamond Bank Manager Remanded To Prison Over N24 Million Fraud

CACOL Demands Prosecution Of Iwu, Uduaghan, Others For Electoral Fraud

N54b Debt: Court Dismisses Babalakin's N300b Suit Against AMCON

Protesting Ondo APC Members Call For Isaacs Kekemeke's Resignation As Party Chair

Monday, August 15, 2016

Nigerian Army Threatens Trio Declared Wanted Over Chibok Girls Boko Haram Video

Nigerian Soldiers Pluck Out Eye Of Road Safety Official Who Pleaded Mercy For Road Victim Being Tortured

23 Prisons Officers Dismissed, 11 Others Suspended

Record-Breaker: Bolt Wins 3rd Successive 100m Gold In Rio

Incredible Feat: South African Van-Niekerk Breaks World Record To Win Olympic Gold In 400m

Nigerian Army Sends Home Wanted Bolori After Turning Self In

Nigerian Army Says Only Politicians Can Negotiate With Boko Haram

Okagbare Fails To Qualify For 100m Finals, Cruises Into 200m Semis

Chibok Girls: Nigerians Declared Wanted By Army Over Boko Haram Tell Their Story

Aisha Wakil In Military Custody For Interrogation

Journalist Declared Wanted By The Nigerian Army Says He Will Surrender As Soon As He Can Get A Flight Ticket To Nigeria

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Willing To Renounce Biafra, Says MEND

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Yenagoa-Based Skye Bank Official Assassinated On East-West Road

Chibok Girls: Nigerian Army Declares Journalist Ahmed Salkida, Two Others Wanted For Links To Boko Haram

Group Asks EFCC To Probe Alleged Shortchanging Of 5 South-West States By Glanvill Enthoven & Co. Nigeria Limited

In New Video, Boko Haram Claims Many Chibok Girls Married Off, Dares Military To Rescue Remaining Ones

Chibok Girls: Defence Headquarters Examines Boko Haram's Latest Video, Disputes Allegation Of Killing Some Girls During Airstrikes

'Obey Elders, Step Down,' George Tells Agbaje

Nigerian Gov't Says Negotiation Ongoing With Boko Haram Faction Holding Chibok Girls

Boko Haram Claims ‘Nigerian Military Killed Some Chibok Girls Through Air Strikes'

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Top Kaduna APC Chieftain Kidnapped

Kano Floods Kill 18 People, Damage More Than N347 Million In Property

NDLEA Nab A Policeman With 126 Kilograms Of Cannabis In Maiduguri

Bayelsa Police Arrest Pedophile Who Raped Toddler To Death

Akwa Ibom Head Of Service Stole Millions In Workers’ Funds

Friday, August 12, 2016

Evidence Emerges Sabo Garba Of House Of Reps Forged Academic Certificate

Bola Tinubu Never Believed In Buhari’s Candidacy, Says One of His Lawyers, Tunji Abayomi

OSUSTECH Is On The Verge Of A Degradation, Senior Lecturers Tell Governor Mimiko

Nigeria's Drug Law Enforcement Agency Arrests Three Suspected Cocaine Smugglers At Lagos Airport

IPOB Leader Open To Negotiations With FG, Lawyers Say

Herdsmen Living In Clusters Inhibits Law Enforcement Efforts, Kano State Police Says

Nigeria’s Okwelogu Fails To Progress In Women’s Shot Put Final Round At Rio

CBN Orders Bankers To Declare Assets In Latest Anti-Corruption Drive

INEC Releases Final List Of Edo Guber Candidates

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Zambian Ruling Party Challenged By High Turnout, Close Contest In Presidential Election

Niran Sule Defects To PDP Is To Spite APC, Aide Says

Court Adjourns N1.5 Billion Fraud Case Against Three Companies Used By Former President Jonathan’s Aide

Trouble Looms At Chukuwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University As ASUU Writes Governor Obiano

Ondo APC Local Leaders Split Over Delegates Lists, Kick Against Imposition Of Candidate

Nigeria Only African Men’s Soccer Team To Make Quarterfinals, To Face Off With Denmark On Saturday

FAAN To Concession Lagos, Abuja Airport Protocols, Despite Union Opposition

Six Nsukka Prison Escapees Recaptured, NPS Says

Detention Of 6 Year Old: 49 Civil Society Groups Want Enugu CP Punished

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Akinyemi Out Of Canoe Slalom At Rio Olympics

Ondo State APC Denies Imposing Candidate On Members

Former RCCG Pastor Queries Church Over Unpaid Contract

Gang Of Notorious Human Traffickers Nabbed In Akure

Nigerian Army Court-Martials 20 Soldiers, Including Four Officers

N70m Fraud: EFCC Collects BVN Numbers Of FAAN Directors

Reformed Niger Delta Avengers Discloses How NDA Was Formed

Nigeria’s D’Tigers Defeated By Lithuania In Male Basketball Group Stages

DSS Operatives Arrest Monarch In Bayelsa Community Over Anti-Agip Protest

Nigerian Aruna Quadri Defeated By China In Table Tennis Quarter Finals

Serena Williams Sent Home Following Devastating Loss To Ukraine

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Africa To Remain Afterthought In US Policy According To Democratic, Republican Party Platforms

Killers Of Soldiers In Nembe Are Enemies Of Humanity, Says Silva

Nigeria’s Ukogu Reaches Semi-Finals Of Rowing Event At Rio Olympics

Systemic Racism Within World Bank Revealed By Former Employee

Flood Ravages Kano, NIMET Issues Red Alert On 11 States Over Imminent Floods

High-Flying Businessman, Emeka Offor, Broke

EFCC Arraigns Companies Used By Jonathan's Aide To Perpetrate N1.5 Billion Fraud

SERAP Demands Release Of Blogger Detained By EFCC, Vows To Challenge Cyber Crime Act

Aisha Buhari Departs From US And Arrives In London

Budget Padding Scandal: NANS Zone A Dissociates Self From Vote Of Confidence On Dogara

Monday, August 08, 2016

Primary Elections: 25 Aspirants In APC Jostle For Party’s Ticket In Ondo

EFCC Arrests Blogger For ‘Cyber Stalking’ EFCC Chair

At Least 100 Killed In Protests In Ethiopia

Anti-Trump Conservative To Run Independent Campaign For President

Nigerian Government May Sanction Airlines Over N48bn Debts To Aviation Agencies

Attack In Nembe Leaves Three JTF Members Dead

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Gunmen Attack Nigerian Troops In Niger State, Kill 11

Kano State Accountant General Fired, Accused Of Spying For Ex-Governor Kwankwaso

Group Asks EFCC To Investigate National Hajj Commission Chairman Over Alleged Corruption

Kidnappers Demand N70m Ransom For Bayelsa Lawmaker's Father

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Former President Jonathan, Tompolo, Akpabio, Wike, Dokpesi, Others Named As Sponsors Of Niger Delta Avengers

Budget Padding Row: 206 Members Of House Of Reps Demand Speaker Dogara’s Resignation

Gunmen Kidnap Bayelsa Lawmaker's Father

African Union Representative Rebukes International Court For Disproportionate Focus On Africa

Friday, August 05, 2016

Niger Delta Avengers Split, Breakaway Faction Promises To Expose Those Behind Attacks On Oil Installations

Fayose Struggles To Justify Statements About Aisha Buhari As She Arrives In US

NDLEA Arrests Malian National, 4 Nigerians In Kano With 4,580K In Drugs

N70m Fraud In FAAN: Prime Suspect, Ms. Olabode, To Appear Before EFCC On Monday

Illegal Diversion of Explosives: Minister Recalls Federal Mines Officers

Armed Robbers Invade Delta State Government House, Kill Driver

Crisis Looms In Nigerian Aviation Sector Over Suspicious Promotion Of Officer From Level 12 To 15 By AIB Boss

New Boko Haram Leader, al-Barnawi, Accuses Abubakar Shekau Of Killing Fellow Muslims, Living In Luxury

Thursday, August 04, 2016

APC Asks Jibrin To Stop Talking About Budget Padding Scandal

APC Picks Governor Ajimobi To Head Ondo APC Screening Committee

Militants’ Attacks: Communities Around Ikorodu Remain Deserted

Abdulmumin Jibrin Writes EFCC, Lays Out Case Against Speaker Dogara, Others

Absence Of Magistrate Stalls Uche Ogah's Alleged Forgery Case

Okorocha As Imo One-Chance Bus By Azu Ishiekwene

Group Demands Extradition of Buruji Kashamu, Sues US Embassy, Drug Enforcement Agency

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Aisha, Wife Of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Arrives In Washington DC

AAUA Strike: Mimiko, ASUU Meeting Ends In Deadlock

EFCC Agents Storm FAAN Headquarters, Cart Away Payroll Document, Arrest Staff

Islamic Movement In Nigeria Protesters Demand Release Of Leader El-Zakzaky

How Acting IGP Idris Almost Caused Bloodbath At Central Bank Of Nigeria Headquarters

LP Chairman Kolawole Johnson Frustrated By Mimiko, Will Resign

Bayelsa Police Intercept Child Trafficking Syndicate, Rescue 12 Children

Buhari And Jonathan Meet In Abuja

Nigerian Troops Arrest Top Boko Haram Terrorists

Rev. Father Mbaka Attacks Buhari, Says Nigerians May Not Vote For Him In 2019

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Herdsmen Kill More Villagers In Kaduna

Military Chiefs Meet In Yenagoa Over ‘Niger Delta Republic’ Threats By ‘Adaka Boro Avengers’

Aviation Fraud: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s Level 6 Officer Embezzles N70 Million

Wife Of Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano Threatens Critics Of Vegetable Export Scam With Violence

FIRS Seeks Court Order For Acorn Petroleum To Pay Full Tax Liabilities Of N226m, And Associated Legal Costs

Nigerians Protest Nigeria Consulate In New York For Refusing To Issue Passports

Ibori's Daughter Booed At Tribute Ceremony To Late Ibru, Fumbling Over Common Words

Taraba Governor Ishaku And Minister Of Women Affairs ‘Mama Taraba’ Trade Words Over Distribution Of Relief Materials To IDPs

Group Accuses Kogi Governor Of Monumental Fraud

Monday, August 01, 2016

South Sudanese Minister Resigns, Declares Peace Deal 'Dead'

President Buhari Sacks JAMB Boss, 16 Other Ministry Of Education Top Executives

Ondo PDP Insists On Party’s Primary To Pick Candidate

UNIBEN Students Accuse Lecturer Of Academic Victimization, Assault

Controversial Businessman Jimoh Ibrahim Joins Ondo Guber Race To Challenge Mimiko's Control Of PDP

Ringleader Of Global Network Behind Thousands Of Online Scams Arrested In Nigeria

Nigerian Government Accuses London Telegraph Of Strengthening Boko Haram Terrorism

‘Thousands’ Of Boko Haram Captives, Including Children, In Hunger In Sambisa Forest, Escapee Says

DSS Lacks Legal Authority To Investigate House of Reps Crisis, Falana Warns