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Suspected Boko Haram sponsor arrested by the Nigerian army is a close political associate of VP Sambo

SaharaReporters has confirmed that Nuhu Mohammed Marafa (alias Babawo), a suspected financier of the terrorist group Boko Haram, is a close associate of Vice President Namadi Sambo. Two days ago, Nigerian soldiers arrested Mr. Marafa in Kaduna State for illegal possession of arms and ammunition. Our investigations established that the suspect was one of the […]

I’m not de facto PM, says Okonjo-Iweala

MINISTER of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, yesterday denied being “de facto Prime Minister” in the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Okonjo-Iweala, who is also the Coordinating Minister for Economy, faulted the various campaigns launched against her while the issue of petrol subsidy removal lasted. The minister, who spoke during a live telephone interview on […]

Govt accepts U.S. proposal on security

Bishop of Canterbury worries over Boko Haram AS part of its resolve to confront Boko Haram terrorism and security challenges in the country and the West African region, the Federal Government has accepted a proposal by the United States (U.S.) to create a new focus on security as a different agenda under the U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National […]

Why graft persists in fuel importation, by govt officials

A FRESH vista was yesterday opened at the House of Representatives’ investigation of alleged corruption in the oil industry as the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) said there were  abuses of due process by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in petrol importation. In the same vein, while the Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, did not […]

INEC shifts Adamawa guber, Soba constituency polls

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Adamawa governorship election scheduled to hold this Saturday January 21. It is now slated for February 4. Similarly, the commission announced the postponement of the bye-election into the Soba Federal Constituency, Kaduna. A statement signed by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega hinged the postponement of the […]

Leave Keshi alone – Okocha tells ex-internationals

Former Super Eagles’ captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, is drumming up support for national team’s Coach, Stephen Keshi ahead of Nigeria’s the first round of 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda. Nigeria will face Rwanda over two legs in the first round of the qualifiers with the first leg billed for February 29 in […]

Boulder crushes father of 3 in Bauchi

A father of three in Bauchi State, Idris Abdullahi, has been crushed to death by a boulder as he was excavating sands at the foot of the boulder to mould bricks. Idris’ untimely death last Saturday has thrown the residents of Miri, a suburb of the state capital where the incident happened into sorrow. The […]

Gunmen abduct 2 NYSC members, friend in Rivers

Gunmen have kidnapped two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and their female friend in Odagwa, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. The two NYSC members (a male and female) are attached to C.S.S in that community. Soon after the incident, security operatives were said to have got an alert and went […]

Gowon endorses Jonathan’s handling of subsidy, security crises

Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has endorsed the way and manner the Federal Government has handled subsidy removal crisis as well as the insecurity in the country so far. Gowon who was cornered by State House correspondents after his visit to President Goodluck Jonathan alongside former President Sheu Shagari yesterday said, the […]

No Boko Haram in Police -DIG (So ignorant)

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) operation, Mr. Audu Abubakar has debunked the insinuation that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram has infiltrated the Nigeria Police Force. DIG Abubakar was reacting to a question raised by a journalist on the concern expressed by President Goodluck Jonathan that the sect had infiltrated the Presidency, National Assembly […]

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