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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
Lekki Massacre

#EndSARS: Two Months After Lekki Massacre, Sanwo-Olu, Buratai Yet To Be Sacked And Tried For Crimes Against Humanity By Sanyaolu Juwon

Lekki Massacre – In a gory event widely described as Black Teusday, Nigerians witness one of the most violent crackdown on protest since the Enugu Iva Valley Massacre in 1949. Like bloodthirsty Vamps, the army and police on October 20, [...]

December 21, 2020 Crime
Be Thankful Bombings Don’t Happen Daily, Femi Adesina

Be Thankful Bombings Don’t Happen Daily, Femi Adesina Tells Nigerians

Femi Adesina has called on Nigerians to be thankful that bombings no longer take place in the country daily. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme on [...]

December 21, 2020 Government and politics
APC Apologises To Kankara Schoolboys

APC Apologises To Kankara Schoolboys, Urges Police To Learn From Lapses

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has apologised to the recently abducted and released students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, promising that such an incident will never repeat itself. The party, in a statement, on Saturday said [...]

December 19, 2020 Government and politics
Gunmen Kidnap Mother Of Osun

Gunmen Kidnap Mother Of Osun AAC Spokesperson, Demand N10m Ransom

Gunmen, believed to be kidnappers, on Wednesday, abducted passengers of a public transport in Benin, Edo State. One of the victims is Mrs. Elizabeth Mojisola Adefila, the mother of  the spokesperson for the African Action Congress in Osun State, Mr. Dayo [...]

December 19, 2020 Crime
Pinnick Era’ Of Funds Misuse

How ‘Pinnick Era’ Of Funds Misuse, Poor Accountability Is Killing Football In Nigeria

As the wind of discontent blows from north to south, it’s not farfetched to assert that Nigerian football has seen better days. From the national teams to the various leagues, the state of affairs fails to inspire confidence in fans [...]

December 19, 2020 Sports
Buhari To Meet Kankara Schoolboys

Buhari To Meet Kankara Schoolboys Today

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to meet with the released schoolboys abducted by bandits from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara. Gunmen had invaded the school premises last Friday and abducted over 300 students after a gun duel with the police. [...]

December 18, 2020 Government and politics
Obasanjo

Buhari Not Physically, Mentally Sound To Govern Nigeria—Obasanjo

In the buildup to the 2019 general elections, former President Olusegun Obasanjo warned Nigerians against re-electing Muhammad Buhari. According to Obasanjo, the President is not physically and mentally sound to lead a country like Nigeria. In an open letter titled [...]

December 18, 2020 Government and politics
Tanko Muhammad Tests Positive For COVID-19

CJN Tanko Muhammad Tests Positive For COVID-19

A member of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Justice Muhammad was absent at the swearing – in of [...]

December 15, 2020 Law
Herdsmen Took Over Our Community And Turned Us To IDPs—Plateau Residents

Govt Did Nothing After Herdsmen Took Over Our Community And Turned Us To IDPs—Plateau Residents

Residents of Johho in Daffo District of Bokkos Local Government  Area of Plateau State have accused the Federal and state government of abandoning them two years after Fulani herdsmen took over their community. Some of them, who spoke to SaharaReporters, [...]

December 15, 2020 Crime
Stampede At Rivers Palliatives Centre

Many Feared Dead In Stampede At Rivers Palliatives Centre

Many people, who were shoppers, have reportedly died in a stampede that occurred at a palliative distribution centre owned by an online charity platform. It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 7.30 am, in Rumudara town in the [...]

December 15, 2020 Incidents
Aisha Buhari Relocates To Dubai

EXCLUSIVE: Aisha Buhari Relocates To Dubai, Cites Insecurity In Aso Villa

Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has been in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since September after the wedding of her daughter, Hanan, and has therefore not been involved in any government activity, SaharaReporters has gathered. SaharaReporters gathered that the First [...]

December 15, 2020 Government and politics
Google’s YouTube, Gmail, Drive Services Suffer Outage

Google’s YouTube, Gmail, Drive Services Suffer Outage

Google appears to be suffering a worldwide outage that has taken several services including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive offline. Several people on social media reported issues with the platforms, with Gmail, YouTube and Google Drive all showing error messages [...]

December 14, 2020 Telecomms
Kankara Attack

Kankara Attack: Sack Service Chiefs Now, Northern Elders Tell Buhari

Northern elders, under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development, on Monday, said Friday’s attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State, has provided another justification for President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service [...]

December 14, 2020 Crime
I'm Disgusted With CNN, BBC's Coverage, Says Buhari

National Assembly Has The Power To Invite Buhari: A Reply To Malami By Festus Ogun

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the National Assembly lacks the power to invite President Muhammadu Buhari, to speak on security matters. This is coming a few days after the President agreed to honour the invitation [...]

December 10, 2020 Government and politics
Maina Collapses In Abuja Court

BREAKING: Maina Collapses In Abuja Court

A former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Thursday, collapsed in the dock during the resumed hearing in his N2bn money laundering trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The Thursday’s sitting was scheduled [...]

December 10, 2020 Government and politics
Buhari fails to appear before Reps

Buhari fails to appear before Reps

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), failed to appear before the House of Representatives on Thursday. Buhari had expressed his readiness to appear before the House while responding to the invitation to him last week to address Nigerians on [...]

December 10, 2020 Government and politics
Abubakar Malami

National Assembly lacks power to invite Buhari over insecurity —Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says the National Assembly lacks the power to invite the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to speak on security matters. Malami, who is also the Minister of Justice, said this in [...]

December 10, 2020 Government and politics
I'm Disgusted With CNN, BBC's Coverage, Says Buhari

#EndSARS: I’m Disgusted With CNN, BBC’s Coverage, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the foreign press coverage of the recent #EndSARS violence was not balanced, citing specifically the Cable News Network and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Since the second week of October, youths across the country led [...]

December 9, 2020 Government and politics
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise to 70,195

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise to 70,195 With 550 Fresh Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 550 new infections of the COVID-19 in the country. The NCDC disclosed this via its verified website on Tuesday. It said that the 550 new cases had taken the total number of [...]

December 9, 2020 Health issues
Gunmen In Military Uniform Kidnap Two Teachers In Delta

Gunmen In Military Uniform Kidnap Two Teachers In Delta

Armed men in military uniform have kidnapped two teachers at Ohorhe Secondary School, Uvwie Local Government of Delta State as insecurity worsens across the state. A teacher in the school, who spoke to SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, [...]

December 9, 2020 Boko Haram And Terror
Isolated Marquesas Islands

The Isolated Marquesas Islands In The South Pacific (Pictures)

Life on one of the world’s most remote sets of islands, which are still only inhabited by its original tribal settlers, has been captured in a series of stunning photographs. The ‘extremely isolated’ Marquesas Islands are one of the world’s [...]

December 5, 2020 Geography
Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu: Amosun Didn’t Transfer N12.5m Ogun Money To Buhari

The statement read; ”Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the Coffers of the Ogun State to a “PMB Estate” is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President [...]

December 4, 2020 Government and politics
Pope Condemns Borno Killings

Pope Condemns Borno Killings

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the massacre of farmworkers in Borno State. The Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram has since claimed responsibility for the killings which left at least 43 people dead. “I want to assure my prayers for [...]

December 2, 2020 International
DSS Arrests Lagos-based Lawyer During 'One Man Protest' In Abuja

DSS Arrests Lagos-based Lawyer During ‘One Man Protest’ In Abuja

A Lagos State-based lawyer and activist, Malcolm Omirhobo, has been arrested at the Presidential Villa gate in Abuja by the operatives of the Department of State Services while embarking on a “one-man protest” against the killing of at least 43 [...]

December 2, 2020 Military
Zoning Should Be Respected — Amaechi Backs Fashola

2023: Zoning Should Be Respected — Amaechi Backs Fashola

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the zoning arrangement for political offices should be respected ahead of the 2023 elections.Amaechi, who spoke during a Channels TV programme on Sunday, said the arrangement, which is usually between the north and south, [...]

December 1, 2020 Government and politics
Nigerian Traders In Ghana Raise Alarm Over Fresh Closure Of Shops

Nigerian Traders In Ghana Raise Alarm Over Fresh Closure Of Shops

Nigerian traders residing in Ghana under the auspices of National Association of Nigerian Traders have called on the Nigerian government to take urgent action, following reports that Ghanaian authorities were embarking on a fresh round of closure of shops belonging [...]

December 1, 2020 Business
Residents Flee As Gunmen Invade Taraba Community, Kill Four

Residents Flee As Gunmen Invade Taraba Community, Kill Four (PICS)

Gunmen suspected to be Jukun militias have invaded Tor-Iorshaer community, Rafinkada ward in the Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing at least four persons who had just returned to their community based on the state government’s directive. The [...]

December 1, 2020 Crime