Sahara Reporters Archive for July 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nollywood Now Second Biggest Producer Of Films In The World

Buhari Commends Father Mbaka For Leadership During 2015 Elections

Major General Chris Olukolade Fired As Director Of Defense Information

New Taliban Leader Confirms The Death Of Notorious Terrorist Mullah Omar

Beninese Businessman Gnanhoue Nazaire On The Run From EFCC

Youth Group Asks National Leaders To Investigate Ondo APC

EFCC Quizzing Former Enugu Gov. Chime's Chief of Staff, Ifeoma Nwobodo

Nigerian Army Raids Boko Haram Camps, Saves 59 Captives

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toyin Saraki Leaves Second Day Of EFCC Interrogation Uncertain About Fate

Gun Battle Erupts In Delta State As Okowa's Men Take Over Local Motor Park

Obama’s Trip To Africa Fails To Secure Human Rights Commitments

Nigerian Airforce Cuts Boko Haram Supply Routes

Saraki To Go To Court Over His Emergence As Senate President

“Buhari Should Face His Own Responsibility” To Stop Human Rights Abuses In Military, US Senator Leahy Says

FUTA Names School Library After Professor Ilemobade

Ex-Militant Leaders Commend Buhari On Boroh's Appointment

Ooni Died In London, Source Confirms

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ooni Of Ife Is Dead

Ghanaian Man Jailed For Plotting To Kill President Mahama

Burundi's Elections Were Not Fair And Free, UN Says

Buhari Appoints New Niger Delta Amnesty Coordinator

Toyin Saraki Arrives At EFCC Unprepared, Leaves Shocked At How Much They Know

Obama And African Leaders Discuss South Sudan, Somalia, And Terrorism

Obama Slams African Leaders In Historic AU Speech

Desmond Tutu Admitted Into Hospital

Buhari To Visit Cameroon And Benin Republic To Consolidate Regional Coalition Against Boko Haram

Former Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s Son Sentenced To Death For Crimes Against Humanity

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tribunal Dismisses PDP Senatorial Candidate’s Election Petition

Nigeria's Ministry Of Health Accuses Okonjo-Iweala Of Making Questionable Payment To Global Health NGO

Gunmen Kill Security Night Guard, Rob ‎Okitipupa ‎Methodist High School

Crisis In Uvwie: Delta Council Chairman Uses Thugs To Chase And Beat Up Councilors

States To Start Drawing From N300B Presidential Special Intervention Fund Soon, Presidency Says

Delta Oil Explosion: Okowa Forces Army To Release Aide

Forgery: Police Force Headquarters Summon Ondo Assembly, Clerk

Sunday, July 26, 2015

‎7th Division Of Nigerian Army Kills 20 Terrorists, Recaptures Dikwa

Okowa's Aide, 2 Others Arrested For NPDC Pipeline Explosion

APC Loyalist Lawmakers Allege Plan By Speaker Dogara To Shut Them Out Of Chamber

Obama Lands In Ethiopia

Corruption-Tainted Alameiseigha Endorses Bayelsa Gov Dickson For Reelection

Bayelsa Medical Workers Accuse Dickson's Health Commissioner Of Extortion, Scam

Nigerian Army Releases Pictures Of Dikwa Triumph

‎Female Suicide Bomber Kills 16, Injures 51 At Damaturu Market

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Okonjo-Iweala Should Accept Responsibility That She Failed To Manage The Economy Properly, Governor Oshiomhole Says

Gays Deserve Equal Protection Under The Law, Obama Says On Gay Marriage

2018 World Cup: Nigeria Gets Easy Draw, Drawn with Djibouti and Swaziland

Buhari Appoints Two Acting DGs In A Week, Sparking Allegations Of Ethnic Favoritism

Boko Haram Kills 18, Burns Homes In Borno Town

Buhari’s Statement At The US Institute Of Peace That Made Everyone Cringe

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tompolo Explains Why He Called MEND Meeting, Open To Calling It Off

US President Obama Arrives In Kenya, Kicks Off Five Day Africa Trip

UNILAG’s Admission Racket: Officials Accused Of Selling Admission To Unqualified Applicants

MEND Denounces Meeting Of “MEND/Ex-MEND Leaders”

Thursday, July 23, 2015

​Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment, Many Nigerians Banned After Being Invited

National Association Of Nigerian Students Passes Dubious "Vote Of Confidence" On Yabatech Rector

Niger Delta Amnesty Payments: Women Protest Youths' Expulsion From Lufthansa Flight School

9 Dead In Boko Haram Attack Near Biu Town In Borno State

Civil Society Organizations Slam Dickson Over N46m Payment To Bayelsa Youth Security Group

EFCC Arraigns 10 Persons for Illegal Oil Bunkering

ERC Condemns Closure of OAU, Demands Owed Pay And Better Treatment For Uni Workers

Union Bank Takes Over Sani Dangote’s Company Over Unpaid N4b Loan

Militants Blow UP NPDC Oil Pipeline Over Surveillance Contract Dispute

Ex-MEND Militants To Regroup in Bayelsa, Discuss Burning Issues In Niger Delta

Prosecution Of Former Oil Minister, Alison-Madueke, Purge Of Corrupt Judges Dominate Buhari’s Meeting With US Officials

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nigerian Telecom Company MTN Sued For N200m Over Breach Of Contract

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I Would Negotiate With Boko Haram For Chibok Girls - Buhari To CNN's Amanpour

Nigeria Releases Former Chief Security Officer To Ex-President Jonathan Detained Since Thursday

El-Rufai Cattle Initiative Success, Three Cattle Rustlers Killed, Recovers Over 2000 Cows

Remains Of Professor Ilemobade To Be Buried Next Thursday - Family Source

Former Head Of Service Oronsaye Granted Free Bail In N2 Billion Fraud Case

How One School Provides Education For Children In A Nigerian IDP Camp

Buhari Admonishes CBN Governor For Bringing Jim Ovia To Washington DC Dinner

World Bank Pledges $2.1 Billion To Buhari To Rebuild Nigeria’s Boko Haram-Ravaged North-East

Burundi Votes In Election Rigged For Incumbent Nkurunziza

Nigeria's DSS Says Detained Chief Security Officer To Former President Jonathan Was Corrupt

Monday, July 20, 2015

Buhari: 2 More Months To Appoint Cabinet, Will Ask US Help To Recover Stolen Billions

Nigeria's Dream Team Scores $60K From Rivers State Gov Wike

Chief Justice of Nigeria Refused Meeting With Gov. Wike - Aide

Obama Meets Buhari, Praises His 'Reputation Of Integrity'

Buhari’s Packed Schedule In Washington DC Unveiled

Don’t Let Nigerian Businessmen Into My Meetings In The US, President Buhari Warns Aides

Former Sultan Dasuki, Angry, Calls SSS Search Of His House “Unlawful”

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nigeria Bars 113 Vessels From Lifting Its Crude Oil

Former Reps Deputy Leader In Constituency Fraud As Constituents Call For EFCC Probe

Ondo Workers Threaten Shutdown, Give Mimiko One Week To Pay Owed Salaries

Nigeria's U-23 Team Beats Congo 2-1 In Olympic Qualifier, Pockets Governor Wike's $60,000

Kano Emir Reminds Nigerian Leaders Of Judgment Day

Delta Police Spokesperson Bribed To Exonerate Okowa's Hit Man

U.S. To Trace Nigerian Stolen Assets, Boost Military Help | REUTERS

Nigerian Army Removes Landmines From Damaturu-Biu Road

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Buhari Turns Down Former Petroleum Minister Alison-Madueke's Offer To Refund $250 Million

Intrigues Surround Militants’ Shooting Of Nigerian Military Plane With Ukrainian Mercenaries

Epidemic Looms In Bayelsa As Government Owes Waste Management Contractors

Nigeria's Former National Security Adviser Dasuki Caught With Luxury Armored Cars And High-Grade Rifles

Buhari Vows To Bring Back Stolen Money, Garba Shehu Says

Friday, July 17, 2015

Nigerian Broadcast Authorities Arrest Radio Biafra Operators And Seize Transmission Equipment

Civil Society Groups Advise Buhari On US Trip

Gunmen Abduct Chairman of Odi Compensation Committee In Bayelsa

Gunmen Abduct Chairman of N15bn Odi Massacre Money

Fayose Condemns DSS Invasion of Dasuki’s Homes, Alleging “Dictatorship Returning”

NAFDAC In Rotting State, Petitioners Say, Alleging Fraud And Waste

Military Investigates 19th Battalion In Delta State, Soldier Arrested For Murder And Commanding Officer Now Under Investigation

Ambode Puts TB Joshua On The Defense For Deadly Church Collapse

Crowds Besiege President Buhari At The Eid al-Fitr Prayer

Ondo NSCDC Smashes Oil Theft Syndicate

EFCC Charges Beninois Businessman With Forgery

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ondo Police Boss Vows To Tackle Kidnapping, Launches Anti-Kidnapping Squad

Gunmen Kill APC Asst Treasurer At Party Secretariat

Okowa Orders Police To Set Free His Hit Man

Buhari To Appoint Tolu Ogunlesi As Special Assistant To New Media

Former Governor Lamido Of Jigawa Supporters Scale Airport Fence To Welcome Him

Bayelsa Government To Investigate Agip’s Poor Safety Record

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gunmen Kill OAU Lecturer In Cold Blood; ASUU Expresses Security Concerns

Museveni Arrives In Burundi To Broker Peace Ahead Of Unconstitutional Presidential Elections

Merchant Pastors Pass Vote Of Confidence On Gov Dickson

Rwanda Backs ‘Progress Under The Current Leadership’

CSNAC Commends Buhari, Demands Arrests

President Buhari Says Radio Biafra Lied Against Him

Ondo Pensioners Request Owed N13 Billion From Mimiko, Say Life Is Unbearable

New Super Eagles Coaches To Enjoy Three-Month Salary Advance

DSS Smashes Child-Trafficking Syndicate In Bayelsa, Rescues 36

Jerry Rawlings’ Daughter Being Pressured To Run For Parliament In Ghana

Nigeria Football Federation Unveils Sunday Oliseh As Super Eagles Coach

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Former Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke Has “No Reputation To Protect,” Lawsuit Asserts

Two Fake Ondo Lawmakers: APC ‎Asks Police To Arrest Ondo House Speaker, Clerk

Rwanda May Scrap Presidential Term Limits

‘The NNPC Must Die,' El-Rufai Says

Chadian, Nigerien Troops Kill 7 Islamist Insurgents

Buhari Tells New Security Chiefs They Were Chosen On Merit

Sunday Oliseh Arrives Abuja To Take Up Nigeria's National Coach Job

Boko Haram Slaughters Dozens In Mainok

Two Ondo Impostor Lawmakers Threaten Whistleblowers

Monday, July 13, 2015

Buhari Government To Handle Petroleum Subsidy Issue ‘With Care’

Delta Communities Accuse BEDC Of Corruption, Plan Suit And Mass Protest

Ondo TUC Raises Alarm Over Mimiko’s Govt. Diverting Bailout From Workers

Two Moroccan Women Acquitted For Having Tight Skirts, Activists Plan Nationwide Protests For Women’s Rights

Policewoman Arrested In Delta For Killing Own Cop-Husband

Niger Delta Renaissance Movement Writes Buhari, Says Sabotage Behind Recent Oil Explosions

Agip Oil Field Explosion Kills Bayelsa Ministry of Environment, NOSDRA, And JTF Operatives

Nigerian Passengers Reject Delta Airlines’ Old Planes

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ex-MEND Henchmen Urge Buhari To Address Insecurity, Economy

Sunday Oliseh Not Fit To Coach Nigeria's Super Eagles - Former Technical Adviser, Clemens Westerhof

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Governor Lalong Of Plateau State Speaks With SaharaTV On Security And Financial Challenges To His Government

Ethiopia Releases Jailed Bloggers Before Obama Visit

Bayelsa Communities Shut Down Shell Flow Station In Bayelsa, JTF Forced To Mediate

Soldier, Official Among Dead From Explosion, Survivor Accuses Agip Of Unsafe Conduct

Friday, July 10, 2015

Kidnapped Victim Escaped Captors In Bayelsa State, Trekked Two Days Before Rescue

APC-Affiliated Thugs Attack Anti-Aregbesola Crowd

Lawyers Question Conferment Of Senior Advocate Of Nigeria On Wole Olanipekun’s Son

No Card, No Access: Mimiko Starts Enforcing Ondo State Residency Card

Nigeria's Former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, Faces Charges For Laundering N1.9billion

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Police Plot Arrest Of Two Fake Ondo Lawmakers Tied To Mimiko

Serena Destroys Sharapova, Still Makes Half As Much Money

Man Stabs Neighbor For Arguing With Girlfriend In Maiduguri

BREAKING: INEC In Abuja Colludes With Akwa Ibom PDP To Defy Fresh Order For Inspection Of Election Materials

Court Annuls Rivers Local Government Elections Held Before End of Amaechi’s Tenure

Radio Teranga Journalist Alagie Sisay Still Missing

Ugandan President Museveni Arrests Two Presidential Hopefuls Ahead Of Elections

Rivers State Police Deny Blasts In Port Harcourt

Football Official Chuck Blazer Banned By FIFA For Corruption

Buhari Chooses Neutrality: Nigeria Abstains From UN Vote On Bosnian Massacre

Monday, July 06, 2015

Sacked Keshi Threatens To Drag Nigeria Football Federation To FIFA Court

Buhari Approves Over $2B For Unpaid Workers Salaries; Directs CBN To Package Over ₦250B Special Intervention Fund For States

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Female Suicide Bomber Kills Five In Redeemed Church In Yobe

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Boko Haram Kills 7, Hundreds Of Homes Torched Near Maiduguri As Soldiers Run Out Of Ammunition

DSS Director Demotes Marilyn Ogar, Others Promoted By Past Administration

Friday, July 03, 2015

Update On Kukawa Massacre In Borno State

NASS Crisis: Buhari Insists On Party Supremacy As Tinubu Boycotts Meeting

Boko Haram Assassinates 11 Of Its Members In Borno

Boko Haram Kills 11 More In Two Suicide Bombings In Borno

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Former Bayelsa Governor Timipre Sylva Withdraws Petition Against Ben Murray Bruce’s Senatorial Election

Turmoil In the House: 174 APC Representatives Beg Buhari To Save Party From Further Embarrassment

Governor Shettima Of Borno Spends N10 Million Everyday On Ramadan Food, Despite Financial Crisis In State

Boko Haram Kills At Least 140 In Latest Attacks Outside Maiduguri

Ugborodo Community Files Petition Against State And Federal Government To Change Name of $16 Billion Export Project

Senate Group Urges IGP To Investigate Fraudulent New Standing Rules Used In "Electing" Saraki

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Obama’s Visit To Ethiopia Sparks Controversy, Concerns Nigeria Was Snubbed

Six Killed In Burundi During Post- Election Violence

Police Halt Illegal Local Govt Highway Activities

Why We Reject New INEC Chairperson—PDP

Nigerians Speak Out Against Sharia Court Ruling With #SaveKanoNine

APC Governors Meet In Abuja Tomorrow, Expected To Address Political Crisis In APC

Senator Buruji Kashamu’s Extradition Terminated By Nigerian Court

VP Osinbajo Makes An Unannounced Trip To Maiduguri Today

Breaking News: Ondo Court Jails ‎Killers Of Professor Ilemobade, Case Adjourned Until September 18

EFCC, ‘Shocked,” Awaits Certified Ruling In Acquittal Of Femi Fani-Kayode

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