Sahara Reporters Archive for December 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Total Blackout Hits Akure & Environs, Residents Celebrate New Year Festivity In Darkness

What President Buhari Revealed About Dasuki And Zaria In His First Media Chat

Dasuki Rearrested At Gates Of Kuje Prison, Taken To Unknown Destination

Judicial Commission of Inquiry: KDSG Explains Delay

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kidnappers of Bayelsa Commissioner Demanding N40m Ransom; Governor Dickson’s Sister Also Still Being Held

Smartty’s CEO Fronting For Chinese Company In $98m Deal, Ghana’s Minority Leader Alleges

PPPRA Announces Petrol To Be Sold For N86 Per Litre Not N85

Buhari To Spend More On Presidential Villa In 2016 Than Jonathan Did In 2015

Elections In Central African Republic Set For Wednesday

Kidnappers Of Bayelsa Commissioner Demand Ransom Of N40 Million

Guinea Declared Ebola Free

Monday, December 28, 2015

‘We Will Still Defeat Boko Haram By December Deadline,’ Minister Mohammed Insists

NSDC Destroyed 200 Illegal Oil Refineries Brought 120 Suspects To Justice

Ex-Minister Obanikoro Now Hiding From Nigerian Investigators Abroad, New Details Reveal His Accounts Received Funding For Ekitigate

Your Doctor Is A Con-Artist (?) By Justin Arenstein

Former AG Adoke To Appear At EFCC Tomorrow For Role In Malabu Scandal

Bombings In Maiduguri Leave At Least 34 Dead, Scores Wounded

Bayelsa Supplementary Election:Youth Group Calls For Removal Of REC, State Police Commissioner

30 Feared Dead In Twin Suicide Bombing In Adamawa

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Kingsley Kuku Desperately Tries To Campaign For Ondo Governor Despite Being Wanted By EFCC

Dasuki Scandal: Federal Charges Reveal How Former PDP Chairman, Haliru Bello And His Son Pocketed N300M Meant For Arms

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Oba of Lagos Appears at Court Inquest On Land Dispute, Accuses Officials, Local Rulers Of Greed

Rwandan President Fires Back At Critics

AU Urges Burundi To Accept Peacekeepers

Operation Pulo Shield Parades Sea Robbers In Bayelsa

$2.1 Billion Arms Scandal: EFCC Files Charges Against Former PDP Chairman, Haliru Mohammed And Son

11 Killed As Boko Haram Insurgents Invade Borno Community

Friday, December 25, 2015

Fraud Allegations Rock DESOPADEC, MD Accused Of Wasting N58M On Party, Gifts

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Civilian Vigilante Groups Fighting Boko Haram To Be Integrated Into Armed Forces—Defense Minister

Ghana Transport Minister Resigns Over Bus Pain Scandal

Bishop Kukah Speaks Out On Biafra And Zaria Massacre

Gunmen Attack APC Leader In Rivers State, Murder Police Escort

Exclusive Photos Show Nigerian Soldiers Wiping Out Shiite Sites In Zaria, Covering Up Their Crimes

Shiites Begin Maulud Nabiy Mourning Procession In Kano

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

LAGBUS To Provide Free Bus Rides On Christmas Day

Somali Government Bans Christmas

Bayelsa Pensioners Celebrate Their Bleak Christmas By Protesting Over Non-Payment Of Arrears

Nigeria’s First Lady Sets Up Committee To Care For IDPs In Borno

Referendum Passes In Rwanda To Allow President To Run For Third Term

You Can’t Be Neutral When Nigeria Is At War, Minister Tells Editors

Delta Gubernatorial Case: Governor Okowa Moves To Influence New Panel Of Appellate Court

PDP Has Not Read The 2016 Budget, APC Chieftain Chides

Biafra: Drama In Court As Judge Recuses Self, Kanu Says He Won’t Get Fair Trial

Fire Guts Another Kano High School

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Following Kidnapping Of Sister Dickson Admits Failure On Bayelsa Security

IGP Arase Promises To Conduct A ‘Professional Investigation’ Into Zaria Massacre

EFCC Charges Tompolo And Akpbolokemi For Unlawful Conversion

Southern Ijaw LGA Chairman Hospitalized Following A Vicious Beating By Governor Dickson

Aisha Buhari To Visit Maiduguri Tomorrow

Ghana: Battle Lines Drawn For 2016 Elections

Zimbabwe To Increase Use Of Chinese Yuan In Domestic Transactions

Investigation Into ‘Bloodiest Day’ In Burundi Must Be Made- Amnesty International

Buhari’s Budget, Attacked By PDP, Praised By PDP Stalwart Stella Oduah

PDP Says “Akinyelure And Osunyikanmi Defection Is A Journey To Political Irrelevance”, APC Welcomes Defectors

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hundreds Of Shiites In Public Protest In Kano, Want El-Zakzaky And Others Released

UAD Calls For End Of Mass Repression And Murder By Nigerian State

Two Major Defections Prove To Be A Setback For Ondo PDP

Court Of Appeal President Sacks Panel Of Judges Over Corruption In Delta Case, Appoints New Judges

Buhari Names Former Rivers Commissioner Ibim Semenitari As Acting Managing Director Of NDDC

Prime Minister Of The Commonwealth Of Dominica Backs Away From Ex-Oil Minister Alison-Madueke

Nigeria Taking Urgent Action To Sanitize Defense Procurements, Buhari Says

Rivers State PDP Alerts Security Agencies On Unlawful Collection, Possession Of Permanent Voters Cards By APC

Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Fires Reporter, Editor Over Concocted Interview Berating Buhari

Nigeria Says ISIS Figures On Recent Boko Haram Attacks, Killings A Hoax

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hollywood Hino Selected To Participate In Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Gunmen Kidnap Bayelsa Commissioner, A Cousin To Former President Jonathan

Governor Dickson's Sister Kidnapped in Yenagoa

Why Fuel Scarcity Will Not Go Away Soon In Nigeria

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Aero Airline “Ladder Scandal”: Minister Sets Up Urgent Investigation

Northern Nigeria Governors Endorse Action Against Shiites

Shiites vs Military: Northern Governors Move Against Boko Haram Mistake Of 2009

Lagos Land Racket: Besieged Villagers Accuse Foreign-Based Impostor Of Selling Community Land

Two Catholic Priests Abducted By Gunmen In Delta State

Nigerian Soldiers’ Death Sentences Reduced To Imprisonment

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sheikh Zakzaky Remains In Military Custody - Nigerian Army Source

Wike Forces The ‘Resignation’ Of Rivers Assembly Speaker, Moves Stooge Into Power

Money Laundering: Coalition Urges Investigation Of Bureau De Change Operator And Bank

FG Issues Security Alert Over Kidnapping For Ransom By Boko Haram

President Buhari Praises Father Mbaka’s Courage

Court Of Appeal Nullifies Election Of Akwa Ibom Governor Emmanuel Udom

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Kaduna Government To Set Up Judicial Commission Of Inquiry Into Zaria Clash

‎Ritual Killing: Headless Body Of A Man Found In Ondo

Nnamdi Kanu Likely To Be Released Tomorrow, Lawyer Says

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Former Nigerian Oil Minister Is Alive - Family

Stallion Group Chief Held Over N1.275 Billion 'Gift' To Yuguda

Delta Commissioner Protects Corrupt Former Delta Line Accountant As Okowa Sacks GM, Auditor, Secretary For Looting

MTN To Challenge Huge Nigerian Fine In Lagos Court

Family Of Sheikh Zakzaky Unclear If He Is Dead Or Unwell, According To Family Sources

Dr. Damages And Adeola Bring Comedy And Poignancy To This America Sef! Tour In Harlem

Obama Appoints Nigerian-American To NSA

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nigerian Military Faces International Condemnation Over Massacre In Zaria

Mimiko Lavishes N325 Million On PDP Members According To Ondo State APC

EFCC To Establish Procurement Fraud Unit – Magu

Biafra Agitation: Group Wants To Intervene, Urges Agitators To Allow FG Study The Situation

Nicki Minaj Under Fire For Agreeing To Perform At Angolan Dictator's Upcoming Party

UAE-Based Ameri Group Denies Increasing Bill For Ghana Government

Protests In Ethiopia Leave Scores Dead

Pro-Biafra Protesters Hold First Of Two Marches In Lagos

Nigerian Troops Kill Four Suspected Suicide Bombers In Borno

Rivers State Gov. Wike Vows To Go To Supreme Court Over His Sack

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

World Igbo Congress Demands Release Of Nnamdi, Warns Buhari To Respect Right To Self-Determination

Ijaw Youths Accuse Buhari Of ‘Witch-hunting’ Jonathan’s Allies In Anti-Corruption War

Zaria Violence: 61 Corpses Deposited At ABU Teaching Hospital

EFCC Files Two Fresh Charges Against Former NIMASA DG Akpobolokemi, Others Over N34.5billion Fraud

Phone Conversation Between El-Zakzaky And Iranian Official After Massacre Of Shiite Muslims By Nigerian Military

Dokpesi Shielded In Detention To Avert Assault By Inmates

I 'll Never Return To PDP, It's Dead- Olusola Oke

Fear Of Arrest Grips PDP Publicity Secretary Metuh Over Allegations Of Taking N450m From Jonathan

Nine Foreign Nationals Sentenced To 20-Year Jail Terms For Crude Oil Offences In Lagos

‘Steer Clear Of Lagos', Lagos APC Warns Pro-Biafra Protesters

Monday, December 14, 2015

Police Officer Given 15 Years For 2012 Killing Of Fuel Subsidy Protester, And Wounding Others

Footage Of Zaria Massacre Shows Military Abandoned Dead Bodies In Street For Looters

Dokpesi, Unable To Meet N400 Million Bail Condition, Spends Night In Kuje Prison

Nigerian Troops Find Sheik El-Zakzaky In Hiding With Injuries As Over 100 Shiites Are Arrested

Sheik Zakyzaky's Wife Still Alive, Says Nigerian Army

Senator Shehu Sani Decries Killing Of Shiites In Zaria

Ekiti Muslims Protest Land Seizure By Fayose Government

Footage Shows Former DG Of NIMASA Resisting Arrest By Police For N12.9 Billion Scam

PDP Challenges FG To Strengthen Anti-Corruption Agencies, Give Them A Free Hand To Do Their Job

Association Urges Doctors To Work In Rural Areas Of Borno State

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Governor Udom Emmanuel In Desperate Move To Bribe Appeal Court Justices To Prevent Rerun Election In Akwa Ibom State

Nigerian Military Killed At Least 100 Shiites In Zaria

Nigerian Army, Shiites Exchange Heated Accusations Over Zaria Killings

Soldiers Kill Zakzaky’s Wife, Son, Destroy Shiites’ Headquarters, Leader’s Whereabouts Unknown

Saturday, December 12, 2015

FG Orders All MDAs To Remit 80% Of Operational Surplus To Treasury

At Least 87 Killed In Burundi In Clashes Between Opposition And The Military

Nigerian Army Tries To Exonerate Itself In Botched Bayelsa Polls

Ondo Ex-Lawmaker, Akinkuolire Is Dead

Sylva Says INEC Wrong To Cancel Southern Ijaw Election Results

Evidence Emerges Of $47 Million Taken From Central Bank, Stuffed Into 11 Suitcases

Niger Delta Militant Tompolo Decries EFCC Invitation, Accuses APC Of Political Persecution

Seven Killed In Zaria As Soldiers, Shiites Clash

Doyin Okupe, Others Received Cash From NSA, Says Dasuki’s Ex-Accounts Officer

Appeal Tribunal Upholds Abaribe’s Election

Friday, December 11, 2015

Yaya Toure Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award

Appeal Court Unseats Senator Olaka Nwogu Of Rivers State

Nigeria Ranked #113 In Global Open Data Index

Newspaper Disassociates Itself From Obaigbena Over NSA Payment Claim

'PDP Is Bankrupt, We Don’t Have The Money To Complete Our Secretariat', Metuh

Appeal Court Upholds Election Of Senator Godswill Akpabio

I Got Money From NSA Dasuki As Compensation For ThisDay Bombing, Obaigbena Says

Thursday, December 10, 2015

5 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed, 210 Civilians Rescued, According To Nigerian Military

Nigeria Marks 10 Years Since Plane Crash Of Sosoliso Flight 1145

Oil Marketers Refuse To Sell Oil At Subsidized Price, Blame Depot Owners

EFCC Demands Tompolo Appear Or Risk Being Declared Wanted

House Of Representatives Committee On Media Attacks Anti-Social Media Bill

UNN To Sue Nigeria’s Human Rights Commission For Requesting Documents On Case Of Fired Whistleblower Professor

Death Sentence On Rev. King: Supreme Court To Decide In February

Dokpesi To Remain In EFCC Custody, Bail Hearing Set For December 14th

SERAP Hits Back Against Okonjo-Iweala, Calls For Her To ‘Apologize’ For Her Actions

Senate President Saraki Admits His DSS Detail Masterminded Robbery Of N310 Million From Bureau De Change Operator

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Pro-Biafra Sponsorship: Former SGF Anyim Panics, Asks Buhari For ‘Extra Security’ As IPOB/MASSOB Suspend Mass Action

Burundi Crisis Reaching Critical Point, Experts Caution

Kayode Ajulo, Mimiko’s Lackey In Labour Party, Resigns As National Secretary

Federal Government Approves N407 Billion Fuel Subsidy

Dokpesi Pleads Not Guilty To 6 Count Charge Of Financial Crimes

N10million Bribe: Committee Threatens To Abandon Petition Against CCT Chairman As Petitioners Ask For More Time

Police Avert Clash Between APC, PDP Supporters Over Cancellation Of Southern Ijaw Election

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

AAUA Students Threaten Protest After Cadet Corps Beat Student To Death

Dokpesi Slammed With Six Counts Of Money Laundering And Financial Crime

APC Protesters Want Yenagoa Elections Cancelled In Bayelsa State

Dasuki Objects To FG Revoking Bail, Remains In EFCC Custody

#MarchOnNASS Protesters Rally Outside NASS, Condemn Attempts To Gag Citizens

UNN Administrators Accused Of Shielding Professor Who Sent Students To Assault Colleague

Monday, December 07, 2015

Twenty-One Of 32 Indicted Judges In Anas Scandal Sacked In Ghana

#MarchOnNASS Protests Take Shape, Prepared To Push Against Media Censorship

APC Accused Of Rigging Elections In Bayelsa State, INEC Declares Results Inconclusive

Group To CCB: Probe Melaye's Foreign Account Operation

Court Of Appeal Expels Uche Ekwunife Of PDP From Senate, Orders Fresh Election In 90 Days

Sunday, December 06, 2015

‪Sacked Cabin Crew Slams N5 Billion Suit On Virgin Atlantic Airways

Department Of State Security Robbery Scandal: Agents Stole Money Meant For Senate President Bukola Saraki

How I Started The Halliburton Investigation – Ribadu

APC Wins Kogi Gubernatorial Election

Senator Melaye Operates US Bank Account, Violating Nigeria's Code Of Conduct

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Fuel Tanker Falls On Lagos Bridge, Ignites Fire

Pro-Biafra Protests: Group Accuses Military Of Killing 11, Wounding More

Triple Suicide Bombing Leaves At Least 30 Dead, 80 Injured On Lake Chad Island

Nigerian Troops Arrest Boko Haram Terrorists Chief Cameraman

Friday, December 04, 2015

Social Media Bill: Nigerians In Diaspora Want Senators Supporting Anti-Free Speech On International No-Fly List

Buhari Meets With Chinese President Xi Jinping In South Africa

Typo Leads To $500 Million Increase In MTN Fine, Sends MTN Stock Plummeting

PDP Official Attacked By Youth In Bayelsa State, NSDC Deploy 10K Personnel Ahead Of Elections

Federal High Court Throws Out Faleke’s And Wada’s Appeals

INEC Offices In Kogi Set Ablaze Ahead Of Saturday's Election

Ghana’s Opposition Crisis Deepens

Petitioner In N10m Bribe Allegation Against Code Of Conduct Chairman Fails To Show Up At Hearing

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Horrors Of Nigerian Child Harvesting Revealed In New Documentary

Bill Proposing Two-Year Prison Term For “False Allegations” On Social Media Passes 2nd Reading In Senate

NGO Issues Report Highlighting ‘Insecure Atmosphere’ In Bayelsa In Lead-Up To Governorship Polls

Swiss Government Arrests 2 FIFA VPs Over Allegations Of Money Laundering, Racketeering, Fraud

Tweets Showing Nigerian Senate In Panic Over Social Media Power

EFCC Arrests AVM Atawodi, Ex-Chairman Presidential Implementation Committee On Marine Safety For N600m Arms Scam

Demonstrators Descend Upon INEC Kogi Offices Over Ruling

900 Civilians Freed, 100 Boko Haram Fighters Killed Cameroonian Military Claims

Supreme Court Fixes February 5th To Deliver Judgement On Saraki's Appeal

President Buhari Delegation To South Africa Balloons To 84

Bode George, Former Governor Odili Got N100M Each From National Security Adviser In Arms Purchase Scam

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Dr. Kachikwu To Replace Diezani As Conference President Of OPEC

Pro-Biafra Protests In Onitsha Turn Violent, At Least Two Police Dead And One Mosque Burned

Group Petitions EFCC Over Role Of Deputy Supreme Court Registrar In Saraki’s Trial

IGP Warns MASSOB and IPOB Activists, Alerts Parents And Guardians

Bayelsa Decides: Police Deploy 14,000, Shut Down Waterways And Creeks ‎Ahead Of Poll

Dokpesi: Money I Received Was For Publicity And Media In Political Campaigns

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Federal Government Urges Court To Dismiss Senator Stella Oduah Lawsuit Seeking To Stop Her Arrest For Corruption

Governor Mimiko Reneges On Promises To Hold Local Council Elections

Ghana's Opposition NPP Accuses President Mahama Of Funding Chaos Within Its Ranks

Chairman Of NERC Appears Before Committee On Power Over Alleged N2.7 Billion Severance Packages

Gov. Shettima Gives Committee Three Days To Find Facts On Reported Abduction Of Girls In Borno

Arms Purchase Scandal: EFCC Grabs Attahiru Bafarawa

Arms Purchase Scandal: Raymond Dokpesi Arrested

Former NSA Sambo Dasuki Taken Into Custody By Nigeria's Secret Police

Arms Contract Scandal: Senator Saraki Blackmailed CBN Officials To Pay N250 Million Hush Funds

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