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Tinubu Presidency

2023: Low Turnout As Yoruba Summit Pushes For Tinubu Presidency

Stakeholders in the South-West geopolitical zone, on Thursday, insisted that the region must produce the next president of the country even as they pushed for the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It [...]

January 22, 2021 Government and politics
Abubakar Garba Idris

Abubakar Garba Idris Kidnapped By Boko Haram (Photos)

“This Is How He Celebrated You. Please Rescue Him” – Man Begs Buhari As He Shares Photo Of Aid Worker Abducted By Boko Haram Making The 4+4 Re-election Sign A Nigerian photographer and humanitarian, Mohammed Chiroma has begged President Buhari [...]

January 22, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Sunday Igboho

I’m Going To Ibaraba To Ensure No Fulani Kidnapper Is Left After Ultimatum Expiration – Sunday Igboho

Sunday Adeyemo, an agitator for Oodua Republic, better known as Sunday Igboho, has said herdsmen in all parts of Yorubaland should get ready to leave completely. On Friday, Igboho said he was preparing to go to Ibarapa town and hoped [...]

January 22, 2021 Government and politics
Nigerians Detained Over Expired Visas

We’re Suffering In Saudi Jail, Bring Us Home – Nigerians Detained Over Expired Visas

Nigerians detained in a Saudi Arabia prison over expired visas have cried out, saying their detention has run into months. However, in their own case, some have been kept there for about six to seven months without proper care. They [...]

January 22, 2021 International
Buratai, Olonisakin, Two Other Service Chiefs Get Eight Flashy Vehicles

EXPOSED: Buratai, Olonisakin, Two Other Service Chiefs Get Eight Flashy Vehicles, Over 40 Soldiers, More As New Retirement Benefits

The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, along with the other military chiefs, have been awarded four Sport Utility Vehicles, four Peugeot cars, among other juicy retirement benefits, according to the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service for [...]

January 22, 2021 Military
Nigerian Man Arrested For Selling Drugs In Thailand

Another Nigerian Man Arrested For Selling Drugs In Thailand

A 26-year-old Nigerian man, Davidsmith Chinazaekpere Ejiogo, has been arrested in Thailand after he was found in possession of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. According to Bangkok Post, Ejiogo was apprehended in Soi Nanai 8, off Nanai Road, in tambon [...]

January 21, 2021 International
Wife Of Journalist Killed By Police During Shiite Protest Says

I Won’t Give Up The Fight For Justice – Wife Of Journalist Killed By Police During Shiite Protest Says

Francisca Ogbu, the wife of a journalist, Alex Ogbu, who was killed by armed policemen while covering a peaceful protest of the Islamic Movement of Nigerian, otherwise known as Shiites, has vowed not to give up in the fight for [...]

January 21, 2021 Crime
Goodluck Jonathan

Restructuring Alone Will Not Help Us Except We Restructure Our Minds– Goodluck Jonathan

A former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has said restructuring alone will not help solve the numerous problems bedeviling the country. Jonathan made this statement while speaking at the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme: “Restructuring: Why? How?” held [...]

January 21, 2021 Government and politics
video of dogs "praying

A Video Of Dogs ‘Praying’ Before Eating Goes Viral

A woman has shared an adorable video of dogs“praying” together before eating and itimmediately went viral. The Twitter user shared the video with thecaption: “This is what my dad sends me Lmaooit’s cute though.” [...]

January 20, 2021 Religion
Man Impersonating Superintendent Of Police & EFCC Operative

Police Arrest Man Impersonating Superintendent Of Police & EFCC Operative (Pic)

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command (FCT) have arrested a notorious fraudster, Mohammed Abdulrahman, who has been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public by impersonating as a Superintendent of Police and operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), [...]

January 20, 2021 Crime
Garba Shehu Has Taken Nigerian Govt To Barbaric Level

Presidency’s Reaction To Ondo Ultimatum: Garba Shehu Has Taken Nigerian Govt To Barbaric Level – Afenifere

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has accused the Nigerian government of being bias towards Fulani people and against other ethnic nationalities in the country, following the Presidency’s reaction to the seven-day ultimatum the Ondo State government recently gave to Fulani [...]

January 20, 2021 Government and politics
Pay 24.3 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each

Nigerians React As Government Reveals Plan To Pay 24.3 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each

Nigerians have criticised the Nigerian government over its plan to pay 24.3 million poor Nigerians N5,000 each for a period of six months. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, had said on Tuesday that [...]

January 20, 2021 Government and politics
Guatemala Blocks Thousands Bound For US

Guatemala Blocks Thousands Bound For US, Migrants Cite Biden’s Immigration Pledges During Campaigns

A group of US-bound Central American migrants has been met with truncheons and tear gas in Guatemala, where security forces blocked their path. Thousands of people were intercepted on the road near the border with Honduras on Sunday. The government [...]

January 19, 2021 International
Amotekun Begins Arrest Of Underage Herdsmen In Ondo

EXCLUSIVE: Amotekun Begins Arrest Of Underage Herdsmen In Ondo, Families To Pay Fines

The Ondo State Government and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Monday agreed that children being used as herdsmen would henceforth be arrested by Amotekun operatives and their families made to pay a fine to the government. [...]

January 19, 2021 Military
Zamfara Gives 'Repentant' Bandits Hilux Vehicles

EXCLUSIVE: Zamfara Gives ‘Repentant’ Bandits Hilux Vehicles, Millions Of Naira

About 15 brand new Hilux vehicles were given to leaders of different repentant bandits in Zamfara State by Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, SaharaReporters has gathered. The governor also approved millions of naira to be given to the ‘repentant’ bandits as [...]

January 19, 2021 Government and politics
New COVID-19 Variants

New COVID-19 Variants Not Cause For Concern – Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC DG

Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, says the new variants or strains of the COVID-19 virus in the country are not a cause for concern because viruses mutate all the time. He said they could only be of [...]

January 15, 2021 Health issues
Biden Appoints Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo As White House Counsel

Biden Appoints Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo As White House Counsel

US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet. Biden had announced the appointment of Badejo, a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US, when he named additional 20 members of the [...]

January 15, 2021 International
Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Already In Nigeria

PUBLIC ALERT: Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Already In Nigeria, Says NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it had received reports of the importation of fake COVID-19 vaccine into Nigeria. Addressing a virtual press conference on Friday, NAFDAC Director General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said the [...]

January 15, 2021 Health issues
Nigeria’s Inflation

Nigeria’s Inflation Rises To 15.75%

The consumer price index, (CPI), Thursday recorded 15.75 percent increase (year-on-year) in December 2020. In its monthly report released on Friday, the National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS) said the increase was 0.86 percent points higher than the rate recorded in [...]

January 15, 2021 Economy
Boko Haram Planning To Kidnap Borno

Boko Haram Planning To Kidnap Borno, Yobe Residents, Obtain National Identity Numbers – Military Sources

Boko Haram terrorists are planning to intensify abduction of travellers and residents along Borno and Yobe states’ roads in order to obtain their National Identity Numbers (NINs) and use the same for registration of SIM cards, according to multiple military [...]

January 15, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Kukah Did Not Attack Islam

Kukah Did Not Attack Islam, He has Nothing To Apologise For, Fani-Kayode Replies Northern Group

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has faulted the call by a group that the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, should leave the state, following the latter’s Christmas message. An Islamic group, Muslim Solidarity Forum, Sokoto, had [...]

January 13, 2021 Government and politics, Religion
Nigerian Civil War Veterans Protest Against Nonpayment of 20 Months

Nigerian Civil War Veterans Protest Against Nonpayment of 20 Months Arrears, Other Allowances

Retired soldiers who fought in the Nigerian Civil War on Wednesday gathered in front of the Federal Ministry of Finance building in Abuja to protest against the nonpayment of the minimum wage arrears of their pension by the Nigerian government [...]

January 13, 2021 Employment
Willy Amadi

President Buhari’s Appointee, Willy Amadi Caught In Scandal Tape

A leaked video has allegedly shown an appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief Willie Amadi, in a room with two girls making out. In the video which was seen by SaharaReporters, Amadi, a lawyer and Federal Commissioner, Imo State Office [...]

January 13, 2021 Government and politics
Facebook Shuts Ugandan Govt Officials Accounts Ahead Of Elections

Facebook Shuts Ugandan Govt Officials Accounts Ahead Of Elections

Facebook has shut a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections Thursday, the internet giant told AFP on Monday. After a tense and bloody campaign, the East African nation [...]

January 11, 2021 Africa
Court Grants Sowore Stringent N20million Bail, N1million Each To Others, Restricts Activists To Abuja

Court Grants Sowore Stringent N20million Bail, N1million Each To Others, Restricts Activists To Abuja

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, has granted bail to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore. A N20million bail in like sum with two sureties, one of whom must be a federal civil servant not below grade [...]

January 11, 2021 Crime
Nigerian Arrested In Delhi Over $217K Scam

Nigerian Arrested In Delhi Over $217K Scam

A 48-year-old Nigerian identified as Joseph Olajide Akeredolu has been arrested in India for duping a diamond broker from south Mumbai of Rs 1.16 crore or $217,000. The police said Akeredolu is part of a gang that creates fake accounts [...]

January 8, 2021 Crime
NUC Approves January 18 For Reopening Of Universities

COVID-19: NUC Approves January 18 For Reopening Of Universities

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given Nigerian universities approval to reopen for academic activities on January 18, 2021.  This comes a few weeks after the commission ordered all tertiary institutions to remain shut indefinitely, in response to the second [...]

January 8, 2021 Education
Boko Haram Currently Attacking Yobe Community

BREAKING: Boko Haram Currently Attacking Yobe Community

Boko Haram terrorists in several gun trucks are presently attacking Geidam community in Yobe State, forcing many residents to flee for safety into nearby bushes. A source told SaharaReporters on Wednesday that the insurgents attacked the community around 6:00pm and [...]

January 8, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Aisha Buhari's whereabouts

Drama As Aisha Buhari’s Aide Shuns Question On First Lady’s Whereabouts

The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the Office of the First Lady, Mr Aliyu Abdullah, has parried questions demanding Aisha Buhari’s whereabouts during an interview on television.  While speaking on a Channels Television programme, Abdullahi had [...]

December 30, 2020 Government and politics
Niger Delta Governors Behind Insecurity In Region

Niger Delta Governors Behind Insecurity In Region, Says Buhari’s Aide

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, has blamed insecurity in the Niger Delta to the failure of the region’s governors to develop the oil-producing communities. According to Daily Trust, Enang stated [...]

December 21, 2020 Government and politics