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Sahara Reporters Archive for December 2016Rss

Friday, December 30, 2016

Many Feared Dead As Nigerian Troops, Boko Haram Battle In Borno

Thursday, December 29, 2016

What Gov. Wike Told Fayose Over Bloody Rivers Rerun

Senator Dino Melaye Doesn't Have Constituency Office, Offers Youths N1, 000 For Condoms

NDLEA In Bayelsa Seized 220 kg Of Hard Drugs, Arrested 215 Drug Trafficking Suspects In 2016

Midnight Fire In Ondo Market Destroys Goods Worth Millions Of Naira

Med-View Airline Blames British Authorities For Delayed Arrival Of Passengers’ Luggage

Abia State House Of Assembly Speaker Impeached

Nigeria To Upgrade Landing Systems, Aviation Minister Says

Audio Leak: Governors Wike And Fayose Mock Nigerian Army Over Rivers Rerun

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nigeria Police Arrest 43-Year Old Niger Delta Militant Plotting To Bomb The Lagos Third Mainland Bridge

Gambian Group Condemns Destruction Of Billboards In Wake Of Election Crisis

Trial Of Two Bureau De Change Operators Adjourned Till February

Commuter Bus Kidnap Victims Regain Freedom On Christmas Day

Boko Haram Fighters Surrender In Niger Republic

N5 Trillion Projects Abandoned In Nigeria

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Nigeria Yanks 50,000 Ghost Workers From Federal Payroll In 2016

We Are Working Hard To Rescue Other Chibok Girls, Shettima Says

Ibori Pilgrimages To London: Uduaghan Warns Politicians Against Unguarded Statements, Upload Of Pictures With Ibori

Police Recover 3 BMW Luxury Sedans And 27 Vehicles Appropriated By Ex-IGP Solomon Arase And Others

Ijaw Youths Council Berates El-Rufai For Comments On Impending Militant Attack

Dangote Group Truck Crushes 2nd Republic Senator To Death

Okpozo, Deputy Speaker Of Defunct Bendel Assembly And Third Republic Senator, Dies At 84

Ondo's Governor-Elect Akeredolu Setup 21-Member Transition Committee Headed By Ex Group Managing Director Of NNPC

Nigeria's Aviation Authority Imposes Paltry Fine Of N6M Against Arik Air Over Violation Of Passengers’ Rights

Monday, December 26, 2016

Cash Shortage In Banks: Yenagoa Residents Obtain Cash From Shops With POS Terminals

Southern Kaduna Massacre: Police Establish Special Task Force

Arik Air Fails To Pay Salaries Arrears To Workers As Agreed With Unions, NCAA

Boko Haram Commander Arrested In Lagos As Nigerian Troops Liberate Sambisa Forest

Suicide Bombers Attack Cow Market In Maiduguri

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Senior Secondary School Girl, Five Others Killed In Southern Kaduna Attack

Saturday, December 24, 2016

MTN CEO’s Memo Confirms Amina Oyagbola’s Role In Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Bribe Saga

Outrageous: A Divisional Police HQ in Ota Demands Bribe From Robbery Victims

Nigeria's President Buhari Declares Sambisa Forest Capture From Boko Haram

Friday, December 23, 2016

Gambia: Nigeria, Senegal, Other ECOWAS Members Set To Remove President Yahya Jammeh By Force

Gunmen Kidnap 3 Female Passengers Traveling In A Bus Owned By God Is Good Motors

President Buhari Did Not Snub Southeast—Presidency

Former First Lady Patience Jonathan’s Multiple Bank Accounts Frozen By Federal High Court

MTN Fires Amina Oyagbola Over Bribery To Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Abba Kyari

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Nigerians Condemn Jubilation Over Ibori's Freedom

Nigeria’s Secret Police Accuses Rivers Governor Wike of Sponsoring Violent Protests Using Senate President Saraki's Aide

Rivers State Gov. Wike Establishes Commission To Investigate Re-run Election Violence

Ogwashi-Uku Prison Inmate Dies Over Negligence As Prison Chief Threatens NGO Coordinator Over Exposé

Taraba Workers Shut Down Secretariat Over Unpaid Salaries

I Am Not Involved In The Murder Of DSP Mohammed Alkali And His Orderly By Onyekachi Wokocha

Union Petitions Aviation Minister Over NAMA Acting MD’s Diversion Of Training Funds, Extermination Of Comm. Dept.

How Nigerian Serving As Gambia’s Chief Judge Is Secretly Working To Keep President Yaya Jammeh In Office

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

VIDEO: Ibori Was Supporting Senate President Bukola Saraki And Speaker Dogara From Prison- Sen. Nwaoboshi

Nigeria Football Federation Unable To Account For $801,000 FIFA Fund

Nigerian Comedian Escapes Lynching By Thugs Over Jokes About Governor Okowa

OPL 245: Former Minister Adoke Dismisses EFCC Suit Against Him

British Home Office Clarifies James Ibori’s Release From Prison

Police Arrest Woman Over Ondo State Apprentice Murder

Kaduna State Govt. Declares 24-hour Curfew In 3 LGAs, Bans Public Procession

Jammeh Says He Will Not Step Down

James Ibori Released Into House Arrest In London

INEC Sets Up Committee To Investigate Role Of Staff In Rivers Re-run Elections

Nigerian Airline Aero Contractors Fails To Recommence Flight Operations

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Prediction On James Ibori’s December 20 Homecoming Collapses As His Confiscation Hearing Begins

Naked Women Protest Against Gov. El-Rufai, Destroy Cars In Governor's Entourage In Southern Kaduna

Nigerian Army Offers Clarification On Alleged Video Showing Maltreatment of Soldiers

Detention Photo Of Reuben Abati, Obanikoro, Fani-Kayode, Others

Nigerian Airline Aero Contractors To Resume Operations Tomorrow

UN Pledges More Humanitarian Support In Northeast Nigeria

NCAA Intervenes In Arik Air Strike As Airline Resumes Operations

Church Of England Appoints Nigerian Bishop

Court Denies Fayose’s Request To Release Houses Seized By EFCC

Passengers Stranded As Unions Picket Arik Air Over Various Issues

Monday, December 19, 2016

Nine Killed After Truck Plows Through Berlin Christmas Market

Buhari Urged To Pardon 70 Soldiers Convicted Of Mutiny

Aviation Unions To Commence Indefinite Strike At Arik Over Sack Of Union Leaders, Others

Rivers State: Gang Member Arrested With Beheaded Police Officer's Phone, Names Sponsor

Russian Ambassador Shot And Killed In Turkey

Gov. El-Rufai Appoints Chief Of Staff

Magu Not Indispensable, Says Amaechi

Truck Drivers Block Road In Protest Of N10,000 Tax

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Prison Inmates In Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State Suffer Neglect, Dehumanization, Eat Once A Day

N- Power Program: Federal Government To Commence Payment Of N30,000 To 200,000 Graduates

#Wikeleaks: Governor Wike Accuses Police Of Killing His People, Declares Boycott Of Police Probe

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gambia: ECOWAS Names Buhari ‘Chief Mediator’ Insists Jammeh Must Handover Power

Nigerian Police IG Sets Up Panel To Investigate Gov. Wike’s Leaked Phone Calls, Threats Against INEC Officials

Friday, December 16, 2016

VIDEO: Chilling Details Of Governor Wike Threatening To Kill INEC Officials With Whom He Plotted The Rigging Of Rivers Rerun Election

How Seun Egbegbe Committed $3,000 Fraud In My Shop -MultiChoice Dealer

#OccupyNigeria Protests: Appeal Court Affirms Jail Term For Trigger-Happy DPO

How US, Switzerland Illegally Frustrate Return Of $621m Abacha Loot To Nigeria-Falana

Governor Wike’s Key Collaborators In Leaked Audio Named

Thursday, December 15, 2016

UNILORIN Students Demand PC Tablets They Paid For

No Deal Yet For Jammeh To Quit, Johnson Sirleaf Says

Operation Delta Safe Arrests Suspected Militants Over Recent Attacks On Oil Facilities In Niger Delta

Oyo State Government Owes Polytechnic Lecturers 10 Months’ Salaries

Delta State Lawmaker Omawumi Udoh Dies At 56

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

FULL AUDIO: Governor Wike Caught On Tape Arranging With INEC Officials To Rig Rivers Election, Threatens To Kill INEC Officer

Gov. Wike Caught Making Arrangements With INEC Officials To Rig Rivers Rerun Election

I’m For All, Not APC Alone, Says Akeredolu

Heritage Bank In End-stage Distress

Five Suspects Arrested Over Attempted Electoral Interference

Younger Brother Of Lieutenant-Colonel Killed By Boko Haram Blasts President, Accuses Him Of Insensitivity

Army Rescues 605 Women, Girls From Sambisa Forest

'Step Down Or Face Sanctions,' UN Envoy Tells Jammeh

President Buhari Delivers Speech On 2017 Budget At National Assembly

Prosecute, Jail Officials Arrested Over IDP Food Theft, Shettima Tells Police Commissioner

Buhari's Experience Needed To Resolve Political Logjam, Says Member Of Gambian Coalition

Scores Feared Dead In Boko Haram Attack On Remote Borno Village Near Chief Of Army Staff’s Home

Kano Anti-Corruption Agency Nets Commissioner, Two Others, For Selling Governor's Land

Court Jails Ex-Soldier And 7 Others 104 Years For Kidnapping Delta Speaker

Nigerian Bar Association Tells Yaya Jammeh, International Community To Respect The Democratic Wish Of Gambians

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nigerians Panic Over MMM Accounts Freeze

Nnamdi Kanu In Court, Says ‘Buhari Is A Liar'

Police Detain Troubled Man Who Stabbed Father To Death In Lagos

How Boko Haram Killed Another Nigerian Lieutenant-Colonel In Borno

Boko Haram Terrorists And Suspects Must Be Prosecuted, Nigerian Govt Insists

PHOTONEWS: Buhari, Other ECOWAS Leaders Visit The Gambia, Ask Jammeh To Hand Over Power To Barrow

President Buhari, Other African Leaders Arrive In Gambia As Uncertainty Deepens, Jammeh Demands Power Sharing

Monday, December 12, 2016

Father Of Boy Whose Eyes Were Gouged Out In Zaria Calls On Governor El-Rufai, Senator Sani To Redeem Their Promises

Armed Ijaw Youths Attack Immigration Officers, Cart Away Service Rifles

Alleged N170m FIRS Contract Fraud: Businessman Cries Out To IGP; Wants Arase Probed For Criminal Conspiracy

Security Agencies Studying Shiites' Audio Message Threatening Revenge Of Zaria Attacks

Buhari, Two Other African Leaders Head To Gambia To Broker Peace

NDLEA Intercepts Record N4b Ephedrine Haul At Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Police Arrest Leader Of Gang That Kidnapped CBN Governor's Wife

President Jammeh Trying To Use Nigerian Judges To Plant Himself In Office, Gambian Lawyers Warn

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Adama Barrow: Too Late To Say No, Jammeh

FAAN Re-Engages Sacked Staff, Redeploys Others

Family Of Police Sergeant Shot By Colleagues Over N20,000 Demands Justice

NCAA Suspends Five Cabin Crew Members For Marijuana Use

Mauduguri Residents Blame Relief Organisations For Massive Hike In House Rents

Rivers Re-Run: Gov. Wike Accuses Army, Other Security Agents Of Killing, Rigging For APC

Over 100 Dead In Deadly Church Collapse With Governor Udom Of Akwa Ibom

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Paranoia, Fear Of Prosecution Behind Gambian President Jammeh’s U-Turn On Electoral Loss

Friday, December 09, 2016

Ghanaians Jubilate As President Mahama Concedes, Opposition Leader Akufo-Addo Declared Winner

Nana Akufo-Addo Officially Declared President-Elect Of Ghana

Update: 56 Killed, 177 Injured In Madagali Market Blasts

US, Great Britain, EU Alarmed By Tense Atmosphere In Rivers State Ahead Of Re-Run Polls

NDLEA Arrests Chef With N14bn Methamphetamine At Lagos Airport

How Illegality Thrives at Police Training School In Lagos

Military Arrests 10 Suspected Militants

67 People Injured In Madagali Market Blast In Adamawa State, NEMA Says

Ghana Elects Law Student As A Member of Parliament

Civic Journalism And The Role of Young Ghanaian Bloggers

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Ghanaian Voters Pick Opposition Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, As New President

Troops Destroy Armed Bandit's Camps In Zamfara

Rivers Rerun: INEC, Security Agencies Meet With Political Parties

Nigerian Military To Reopen Key Borno Roads After 3 Years Of Closure, Shettima Says

Court Okays Suit Seeking Amaechi, Onu’s Arrest, Sacking

UN Seeks $2.7b For Humanitarian Relief In Sahel

South African Airways Manager Lambasts Nigerian Airports, Says Facilities Have Collapsed

Armed Intruder Kills APC’s Abia Senatorial Candidate In Lagos

Ghana’s Main Opposition Party Leads In Early Poll Results

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

EFCC Storms Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s House

Nigerian Polytechnic Sacks 13 Lecturers, Demotes 16 Others For Sexual Harassment, Extortion

Dasuki Trial Adjourned Till January 25, 2017

Buhari Swears In 6 INEC Commissioners

How Governor Mimiko Funded The Certificate Legal Warfare Against Buhari

Former Minister Obanikoro Accused Of Receiving Billions From Dasuki For His Failed Governorship Bid In Lagos

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Chaos At Lagos Airport As Arik’s London Bound Passengers Are Stranded For Two Days

Fourteen Communities To Eradicate Female Circumcision In Osun State

FUTA Management Reinstates Suspended Protesting Unionists

Nigerian Air Force Acquires Four Planes From Pakistan

Buhari To Present 2017 Budget Next Wednesday

Ten Suspects Arrested In Connection With IDP Sexual Abuse Scandal

I am Embarrassed To Share The Same National Space With Some Imbeciles And Morons - Soyinka

INEC To Deploy 10,294 Staff For Rivers State Election

Police Arrest Kidnappers Of Dangote Group Employees

Monday, December 05, 2016

Wole Soyinka Corrects Statement On Gambian Elections

Former Spokesman To Former President Jonathan Dumps PDP For APC

Delta Special Duties Commissioner Embarrassed After Struggling To Deliver Speech

Wole Soyinka Berates Nigerian Critics, Threatens To Exit Nigeria

Ex-Minister Kuforiji-Olubi Dies At 80

EU Warns Against Militarization Of Niger Delta

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Buratai Orders Final Action Against Boko Haram

$29.9b Loan: Aso Rock Replies To Sanusi

Money Laundering: Ex-Lagos Speaker, Aide File Appeal At Supreme Court

War On Terror: NAF Expects Aircrafts, Helicopters From Pakistan, Russia

Friday, December 02, 2016

National Youth Corps Service Members Die In Kano, Zamfara From Medical Neglect

Adama Barrow Unseats Gambian President Jammeh In Shocking Victory

Ganduje Warns Of Influx Of Boko Haram Insurgents In Kano

Nigerian Man Living With HIV/AIDS Bags 2-year Jail Term For Heroin Trafficking

Abba Kyari, Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Sick, Flown To London

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Yahya Jammeh Seeks To Extend 22-Year Rule In Gambian Elections

Nigeria Audits 33 Companies, Uncovers N450b Unremitted Revenue

Police Foil Kidnap Gang, Arrest One

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Akeredolu As Ondo Governor-Elect