Sahara Reporters Archive for January 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Gunmen Attack Agip Pipeline In Brass LGA, Bayelsa

Friday, January 29, 2016

Supreme Court Documents Reveal How Oduah And Ubah Got Sacked From The Senate

Another Delta Monarch Kidnapped

EFCC Closes In On Ex- Nigerian Defense Minister Obanikoro, Two Sons Over N4.8b Diverted From Arms Budget

Grisly Evidence Emerges From Amnesty International Showing Mass Graves In Burundi

FIRS Director Arrested For Tax Fraud

Supreme Court Sacks All Legislators Imposed On PDP By Goodluck Jonathan, His Wife

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Anxiety Rises Over Deeper Life Pastor Kidnapped In Kogi State

The Economist Magazine Calls Jonathan ‘An Ineffectual Buffoon,’ And That Buhari Is Killing Industry

PDP Now Has Three Chairmen

School Proprietor, 3 Others Arraigned In Kano Over Sodomy Scandal

N13 Billion Land Fraud: Tompolo‎ Set To Face Charges Against Him

Fourth Buharimeter Report Scores President’s Change Agenda

Nigeria's Former Chief Of Air Staff Amosu Detained By EFCC Over Arms Procurement Fraud

Governor Mimiko Should Return Our State Looted Funds Before It's Too Late- Ondo APC

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Buhari Pays Tribute To Fallen Soldiers During Visit To Kenya

Okonjo-Iweala Chooses Personal Attacks To Cover Up Corruption, Femi Falana Says

Aisha Buhari Visits Wounded Soldiers

Obaigbena, Thisday Publisher, Used Arms Funds to Finance Arise TV

Yahaya Bello ‘On Excursion’ In Kogi Government House, PDP Says

FACT CHECK: Reports That Eritrean Law Requires Men To Marry Two Wives Are False

EFCC: Nduka Obaigbena Still Explaining

Federal High Court Adjusts Metuh’s Bail

Tensions In Rivers State As Supreme Court Begins Hearing Of Wike’s Appeal

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

President Buhari To Jet To Kenya, Ethiopia

Ghanaian MP Leads The Charge To Evict Fulani Herdsmen

Afenifere Urges Buhari To Prioritize Nigeria’s Dwindling Economy, Not Corruption

Former Ivorian President To Begin Trial At the Hague For Crimes Against Humanity

Men Must Marry Two Wives Or Face Jail Term, Says Eritrean Government

#Arms Deal: Supporters, Friends Abandon Metuh In Court

We Will Continue To Fight Corruption, Lai Mohammed Says

Money Laundering: Ex-Gov Ohakim’s Son Allegedly Threatened Prosecution Witness, Court Told

Ex-Militant Leader Fingers Tompolo And Shoot At Sight In Bombing Of Delta State Pipelines

Ex-Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala Lashes Out, Slams Femi Falana As A Tool Of The Corrupt

Monday, January 25, 2016

Shiite Group Releases List Of Members Missing Since Military’s Massacre

Ondo APC Denies Orchestrating Arrest Of Ex-militant Leader, Salutes Ongoing Military Operation In Riverine Areas

53 Year Old Woman Dies Of Lassa Fever In Akwa Ibom State

45 Percent Of Nigerian Graduates Unemployed: Survey

Yahaya Adoza Bello To Be Sworn-in As Governor Of Kogi State

Treason: Court To Decide On Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application Friday

Nigeria Army Dismisses Save The Nation Movement As “Blackmailers And Mischief Makers”

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ondo LG Polls: We Are Yet To Decide On Participation-APC

11 Coup Plotters Arrested After Attempted Raid On Arms Depot In Burkina Faso

Herdsman Believed Responsible For Death Of DPO In Adamawa State, 30 Others

Nigerian Protest Police Killing Of Man In South Africa

CSNAC Issues Letter To ICPC, Criticizes Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu

Tension Rises In Ondo’s Riverine Areas As Soldiers Target Founder Of Vigilante Group

Supreme Court Orders Abia Governor Ikpeazu To Be Retried For Tax Fraud At The Federal High Court

Saturday, January 23, 2016

7,000 Civilians Return To Border Town After 2 Years Of Displacement

Friday, January 22, 2016

Former Militant Leader In Bayelsa State Says Governor Dickson Wants Him Dead

EFCC’s Magu Meets Soyinka, Says Funds Looted From Nigeria In The Last Five Years Enough To Service 3 Annual Budgets

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Second Case Of Ebola Announced In Sierra Leone

Thousands Of Birds Infected With Bird Flu Destroyed In Adamawa

DESOPADEC MD, Executive Director For Finance, Commissioners Tidying Up Fraudulent Documents For Fear Of EFCC

Decomposed Body Of Kidnapped Delta Monarch Found In Umunede

Student Stabbed To Death At First Grade College In Kano

Buhari Honors Sports Heroes At State House

APC Screens Ekwunife Out Of Anambra Central Senatorial Election

22 Year Old Housewife Raped And Murdered In Kano State

‘Ex-militants Not Responsible For Bombing Of Oil And Gas Facilities In Delta’, Ex-MEND Leaders

Arise TV Equipment Seized In New York Amid Major Obaigbena Scandal

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

10 Synchronized Protests To Rock Ghana On Wednesday

Okowa’s Representatives Barred From Minister’s Entourage In Reaction To Shunning Of FG Delegation

Ghana’s President Mahama Sacks 2 Of The Judges Caught On Tape For Bribery

Delta Council Chairmen, Councilors Cry Out Over Remittance Of N325 Million To Assembly Speaker

Bayelsa Speaker Bows To Pressure To Step Down Over Court Of Appeal Sack Order

NUJ Sues Nigerian Customs N500m For Assaulting Journalist

Olisa Metuh Granted N400 Million Bail

Ondo APC Vows To Boycott LG Elections, Says ‘It Is A Sham And Illegal’

Minister of Defence, CDS To Visit Scenes Of Pipelines Vandalization In Delta

PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh Handcuffed From Kuje Prison To Court

Monday, January 18, 2016

President Buhari Announces New NDLEA Agents

Four Killed In Suicide Bombing At Mosque In Northern Cameroon

Protesting Ondo Students Shut Down Government Offices Over Non-payment Of Bursary/Scholarship Allowance

Arise TV Stops Broadcasting, Obaigbena Reportedly Owes Money To Workers And Contractors

N13 Billion Fraud: Tompolo Writes Buhari Denies Any Wrongdoing

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Widows Of Fallen Soldiers Requests Assistance From DEPOWA

‘I Was Given A Dirty Slap And My Face Turned Blue’, Victor Olabimtan Recounts Ordeal‎ In Kidnappers' Den

Jail Break Averted In Delta As Prison Inmates Riot At Okere Prison

Al-Shabab Attacks AU Base In Somalia

Security Forces Still Searching For Hotel Attackers In Burkina Faso

Falana Urges President Buhari To Pardon Mutinous Soldiers On Death Row

How Scandalous Corruption In The Nigerian Military Led To The Death Of Air Force Pilot, Others

Friday, January 15, 2016

Exclusive: Audit Report That Set Off Probe Of Top Military Officers, Defense Contractors

Three Family Members Die In An Inferno

Customs Officers To Declare Assets In 14 Days

Probe Of Former, Serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History

President Buhari Orders EFCC To Probe Former CDS Badeh, Ex-Chief Of Air Staff Amosu And Other Serving And Former Military Leaders Over Arms Procurement Fraud

#Dasukigate: Court Orders Metuh To Be Remanded In Prison Custody

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kenyan Election Agency Seeks $440 Million Despite Allegations Of Corruption And Fraud

Ghanaian Legislator Slams President Mahama Over Gitmo Transfer

President Buhari Promises Fresh Investigation Into Missing Chibok Girls

Armed Policemen Invade The Peremabiri Community of Southern Ijaw Over Post -Election Violence

Islamic Leaders Meet With Zakzaky And Wife, Confirm He Is Alive

Presidency Withdrew The 2016 Budget To Change It, Sources Say

AG Of The Federation Takes Over Criminal Case Against Lawyer Who Dragged Akpabio To EFCC

Buhari Meets With Parents Of Chibok Girls After Being Chided By FG Minister

Al Jazeera America To Shut Down In April

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Court Case Seeking To Challenge Akwa Ibom State APC Governorship Primaries Suffers Setback

Youths Hold DESOPADEC Commissioner Hostage For Using N60 Million To Erect Duplexes

Reports Claim That Zimbabwe President Mugabe Had Heart Attack, Government Refuses To Respond

Suicide Attack In Cameroon Leaves 13 Dead

EFCC To Arraign Tompolo, Akpobolokemi For Financial Crimes

Restoration Of ‘Liberated’ Communities Top Priority, Says Minister Of Interior

New Executive Chairman Assigned To Federal Charter Commission

Nigerian Army Reinstates Commander Of Battalion That Mutinied In 2014

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

‘I Did Not Receive Any Money From Dasuki’ Former EFCC Chief, Nuhu Ribadu Says

Lassa Fever Kills Two People In Ondo State

‘I'm Tired Of Elections,’ Akwa Ibom Governor Emmanuel Cries Out

Kidnappers Reduce Ransom To N5 Million For Olabimtan's Release, As APC Condemns Abduction

MTN Barred From Accessing Funds In Nigerian Banks

Bayelsa Community Exonerates Ex-Militant Leader Over Alleged Complicity In Election Killings

Shoprite Invasion: Delta Police Declares Suspended Council Chairman Wanted Offers N1 Million Reward

Monday, January 11, 2016

Group Raises Alarm, Accuses Delta Government Officials Of Corruption, Petitions US Agency

Security Operatives Found Huge Foreign Currency On Governor Olusegun Mimiko in Bayelsa State-Ondo APC Alleges

Sylva Heads To Court Over Bayelsa Governorship Election

Switzerland Government To Transfer A Further $300 Million In Abacha Loot To Nigeria

#DASUKIGATE: Yes, We received N100 Million From Anenih But Not From Dasuki -SDP

Update: Olabimtan's Abductors Demand N20 Million Ransom

Army Board Of Inquiry Releases Report On Conduct By Officers During Elections, Two Recommended For Sacking

Family Of Former NIMASA Boss Akpobolokemi Sues EFCC For N100 Million

Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Speaker Of Ondo State House Of Assembly

VIDEO: CBN Governor Emefiele Should Be Sacked Over Arms Fund Scandal – Bakare

Sunday, January 10, 2016

At Least 140 Killed In Ethiopia During Protests Against Development Projects

Ibori Brokers Peace Between DESOPADEC's MD And Delta Speaker Over N1 Billion Bribe Demand, Appeals To MD To Refute Story

Group Petitions EFCC Over Alleged Money Laundering By NASS

Seriake Dickson Re-Elected Governor Of Bayelsa State

Suspended Delta Council Boss' Thugs, Hoodlums, Invade Shoprite, Cart Away Millions Of Naira In Goods

Bayelsa Re-run Election: INEC To Conclude Results Collation 11AM On Sunday - Channels Television

Saturday, January 09, 2016

#BayelsaDecides: Election Official Criticizes Elections In Nigeria As Like Preparing For War

PDP Leading In Bayelsa Gubernatorial Race Despite Reports Of APC Sponsored Violence

Election Observer Group Petitions INEC, Wants Bayelsa Poll Irregularities Investigated

Lokpobiri, Police Debunk Reports Of Ekeremor Shooting In Bayelsa State Election

INEC Card Readers Functioned Optimally In Bayelsa Supplementary Election

PDP Decries Continued Detention Of Metuh, Warns Of Impending Political Crisis

Bayelsa Election Update: Corps Members And INEC Adhoc Staffers Stranded At Distribution Centre

Friday, January 08, 2016

Furor In Anambra APC As Dismissed Senator Ekwunife Seeks Party's Nomination

Dasukigate Funds: Ladoja Received N100M From Anenih

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Arrested By Mexican Authorities

How Femi Fani-Kayode Used Fronts To Receive Funds From Ex-NSA Dasuki’s Arms Purchase Funds

Explosion Rocks Bayelsa Speaker Country Home Before Election

Detained Radio Biafra Broadcaster Had Guns And Ammunition At His Home

How Afenifere Leader, Chief Olu Falae Took N100m From Ex-PDP BOT Chair Anenih –Falae

Thursday, January 07, 2016

CAR Presidential Elections To Be Decided In Runoff Poll

US Hands Over 24 Military Vehicles Weeks After Zaria Massacre

Netflix Is Coming To Nigeria

Fresh Violence Hits Peremabiri Community In Bayelsa

Sylva Accuses PDP Of Plotting Violence During Bayelsa Elections As Tensions Continue To Rise

INEC Says December 5th Mistakes In Bayelsa Won’t Reoccur

Delta Monarch Kidnappers Demand N100 Million Ransom

Anenih Undergoes Heart Surgery

DESOPADEC Budget Held Up By Demands For Bribes Says Commission’s MD, Threatens To Resign

Bayelsa Election: TMG Urges Candidates To Ensure Credible Polls, Deploys 99 Observers

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Southern Ijaw Community Leaders Debunk Report Of Gun Battle Ahead Of Supplementary Poll

NGE Confirms They Took N50 Million From Jonathan Government, Claims It Is Unfairly Targeted By Buhari

‘Saddened But Indifferent,’ Wole Soyinka Answers Rivers State Government

Ondo APC Blasts Mimiko For Abandoning State’s Problems To Campaign For Dickson

More Influential People To Be Arrested Soon, EFCC Chairman Says

Oshodi Market Demolished By Lagos State Government

Former NDLEA Chairman Turned Agency Into ‘Breeding Ground For Illicit Drugs,’ Petition To Buhari Says

CSNAC Petitions Buhari Over The Improper Constitution Of PSC

Boko Haram Militants Raid Village Near Chibok, Cart Away Livestock And Foodstuffs

Anenih To EFCC: How I Shared The N260m Dasuki Gave Me -Tanko Yakassai Got N63 Million

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Dokpesi Sends Holiday Cards To Buhari And Osinbajo Amid $2.1 Billion Scandal

Blasphemy: Man To Die By Hanging In Kano

‘Southern Ijaw Invaded By Armed Men’, According To PDP In Bayelsa State

Burundian Government Refuses To Attend Peace Talks In Tanzania

Buhari Meets With IMF Chief Lagarde, Discusses Economic Challenges Facing Nation

Celebrations In Abia State After Appeal Court Ruled In Favor Of Alex Otti For Governor

EFCC Operatives Arrest PDP Spokesperson Olisa Metuh Over N1.4b Fraud

Students Hostel At Boys School Gwarzo In Kano Gutted By Fire

The 'Real Reason' Nigeria's Economy Is Now Haemorrhaging By Ken Uwotu

Monday, January 04, 2016

IMF Director Arrives In Abuja For 4 Day Visit To Nigeria

Bayelsa Election: IPAC Faults Request To Redeploy REC, Reschedule Election

Obaigbena Responds To EFCC, Claims Nigerian Editors Collected N50 Million

New Commanders for Operation Lafiya Dole And Army 7 Division Take Over

Dickson Warns Presidency Against Using Security Agencies To Undermine Supplementary Election

Bayelsa REC Accused Of Collecting N200 Million Bribe From Dickson

Two DESOPADEC Officials Embroiled In N20 Million Fraud

Nigeria Police Denies ‘Lopsidedness’ In Promotions

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Speaker Dogara Admits NASS Has Not Joined TSA, Doesn’t Know Who CBN Board Chair Is

NDLEA Staff Accuse Former DG, Ahmadu Giade, Of Embezzlement, Enrichment By Drug Barons

Buhari Supporters Write Petition To Counter Anti-Buhari Petition

Lawyers Call For Rape Crisis Center

Declare Your Assets Publicly, Group Tells Ministers

Leader Of Borno Hunters Offers To Assist Military In Fight Against Boko Haram

Protests Rage After Assassination Of Shiite Cleric In Saudi Arabia

Outsider Pulls Ahead In Early Polls In CAR Elections

Importers Upset About 'High' Tariffs Imposed By Nigeria Customs

US Condemns Third Term Bid By Rwandan President

Saturday, January 02, 2016

750 Migrants Stranded In Calabar Port Evacuated

South African King Begins Jail Term

Restaurant Hit By Suicide Attack In Mogadishu

Rwandan President Will Seek Third Term

Friday, January 01, 2016

APC Candidate For Governor In Taraba State Aisha Alhassan To Head To Supreme Court To Fight Appeal Court Ruling