Nigeria Current News
Nigeria current news

Barely a week after successfully ending  the rigorous task of containing the deadly disease in equatorial Congo which left 33 dead, another outbreak has  been confirmed in the same country, this time in a densely populated region and near Uganda border


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2 months ago


Nigeria current news

A Boko Haram suicide bomber on Tuesday attacked a checkpoint in troubled Borno State, killing five members of youth vigilance group.

The suicide attack also got five persons injured.

In a statement, the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, North-East Zonal Office, Maiduguri, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said, “Five members of the Civilian JTF were killed in a suicide bomb explosion in Madarari, outskirts of Konduga town in t...


The punch-
5 months ago


Nigeria current news

Saudi Arabia said that the Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday across the globe, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban, SPA said, citing religious authorities in the kingdom.

The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon.

Egypt’...


The punch-
5 months ago


Nigeria current news

e Nigerian military said it had rescued an aged man from the captivity of Boko Haram during crossfire.

A statement by the spokesman for the military counter-insurgency in the North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, read, “Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued an aged man who was held hostage by the elements of Boko Haram terrorist group in Gobara, a village in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State....


The punch-
5 months ago


Nigeria current news

Shiite youths protesting the continued detention of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, have grounded the Federal Secretariat complex, Abuja, as they took over the roads in the area.

The secretariat complex is a few metres from the National Assembly and the Presidential Villa.

The youths, who were armed with stones, chased away a police team and overturned a traffic warden cabin on the road.


The punch-
5 months ago


Nigeria current news

Fayemi picked the Ekiti APC governorship ticket at the rescheduled primary on Saturday after polling 941 votes while Segun Oni, his closest challenger polled 481 votes to place a distant second. However, Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing governor has promised himthe worst political defeat of his career in July.

Buhari sent the congratulatory message using his personal Twitter handle @Mbuhari.

The President noted that Fayemi’s pas...


Sahara reporters-
5 months ago


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Ten persons were confirmed killed by gunmen that invaded rural settlements in Daffo District of Bokkos Local Government, Plateau State, on Friday.

Danjuma Wabas, Councillor representing Daffo District in the Bokkos Local Government Council, who confirmed the figure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the deceased was given a mass burial.

He said that those killed included five women, four men and an infant.

A NAN ...


sahara reporters-
7 months ago


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Some Nigerians recently brought back into the country from Libya have called on international organizations not to give money meant for their empowerment and training to officials of govenment. 

The returnees alleged that monies meant for them by European Union, International Organization for Migration, IMO and other international bodies are  being diverted by some individuals working with the government.

This allega...


Sahara reporters -
7 months ago


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The management of Dana Air has said that it has been vindicated by the report of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), which cleared its pilot in the ill-fated incident at the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) of any wrong doing.

Dana Air also said that it was ready to work with the Federal Government on the yesterday’s probe order of its operations by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

This is as our correspondent gathe...


sahara reporters-
7 months ago


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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria's vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on the occasion of his 61st birthday, thanking him for being a loyal and dependable partner. Buhari, in his congratulatory message to the legal luminary, was full of praises for his steadfastness and maximum support in office, despite the ongoing challenges facing them at the helm of affairs in their bid to fix the nation.    

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sahara reporters-
7 months ago


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President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to arrest the cycle of violence that has engulfed some parts of the country.

Speaking on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State at a Town Hall meeting in the course of his two-day official visit to the state, President Buhari who also launched the Plateau State Roadmap to Peace, congratulated the Governor for uniting the people of the state.

In a statement by the Special Adviser o...


sahara reporters-
7 months ago


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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, appears to be lying about his age, date of birth and submitted forged documents to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) while running for the governorship election in 2015.                           

On  December 13, 2017, Mr. Wike marked his "50th birthda...


sahara reporters-
10 months ago


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Another ferry operator has been killed by gunmen on the Yenagoa-Akassa waterway in Bayelsa, NAN reports.

Another ferry operator has been killed by gunmen on the Yenagoa-Akassa waterway in Bayelsa, NAN reports.

The incident occurred barely 24 hours after the killing of a boat operator on the Sangana- Igbemotoru waterway on December 13.

Community sources told a correspondent that the latest killing took place...


sahara reporters-
10 months ago


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The family of Eche Israel, an electronic dealer at the Alaba International Market, Ojo, have become apprehensive after he was allegedly shot by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State.

The family of Eche Israel, an electronic dealer at the Alaba International Market, Ojo, have become apprehensive after he was allegedly shot by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State.

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sahara reporters-
10 months ago


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Members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN ) has told the federal government that the movement is running out of patience of waiting in limbo for years without any sign of the release of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN ) has told the federal government that the movement is running out of patience of waiting in limbo for years without any sign of the release of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.&...


sahara reporters-
10 months ago


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Seven persons reportedly died while eight others sustained varying degrees of injury in a multiple auto crash involving three vehicles and 26 travellers, including drivers.

The incident occurred around 5.30am on Saturday at Olorunpodo, J3, along Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway.

Traffic report indicated that the driver of a DAF truck with the number plate KRD 908 XN  caused the accident by driving against traffic.

The ...


Sahara reporters -
10 months ago


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Peoples Democratic Party members at the National Assembly have hit back at President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment that looters would not return to power in 2019. The President, in a veiled reference to the PDP, was quoted to have made the statement on Thursday, at an interactive session with community leaders and stakeholders in Kano. He had said, &...


Sahara reporters -
10 months ago


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A candidate backed by Rivers state Governor Nyeom Wike has won the People's Democratic Party chairmanship. Uche Secondus has emerged as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party  ( PDP) the major opposition party in Nigeria after he defeated three other aspirants with over 2000 votes.

His close contender  Prof. Tunde  Adeniran polled  230 votes, Raymond Dokpesi scored 66 votes while Taoheed Adedoja n...


Sahara reporters -
10 months ago


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Justice Adeniyi Ademola who was among eight superior court judges that were arrested after a “sting operation” the Department of State Service, DSS, conducted in October last year, has voluntarily retired from the Federal High Court bench. Justice Ademola A source disclosed to Vanguard that the Judge tendered his resignation letter to the National Judicial Council late in the evening on Wednesday after he had presided over several cases, four of which were crimina...


Sahara reporters -
10 months ago


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Mr. Motoni, Project Tracking Officer of BudgIT, was arrested in Kaduna State by some unidentified SARS personnel who disguised as delivery men from DHL Nigeria.

SaharaReporters learned that Mr. Motoni had been put under SARS’ radar under the instruction of Senator Mohamed Sani, representing Niger South Senatorial District of Niger State. Mr. Motoni was closely tracked after participating in a sensitization program in Bida, Niger State.


SAHara Reporters-
10 months ago


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The Nigerian Army Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) attached to Operation Lafiya Dole, the anti-insurgency initiative of the federal government, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists along Banki Junction, Bama Road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday. The terrorists were crossing Bocobs village into the area.

An Army statement signed by Lieutenant KM Samuel, Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, said the troops sprung the attack on the unsuspecting terr...


sahara reporters-
12 months ago


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President Muhhamdu Buhari spoke to Nigeria earlier today through a broadcast to celebrate Nigeria's 57th Independence anniversary. While the speech delved into the fight against corruption and terrorism, President was deliberately hard on agitators for restructuring and the separatist movement in Nigeria's southeast calling for a separate Biafran nation. he wondered why the elders in the region did not warn the agitators about the danger inherent in their campaign to ...


sahara reporters-
12 months ago


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The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended a suspected Boko Haram member, Mohammed Bachar, in a village in Ifira Akoko, Akoko South East Local Government Area of the state, SaharaReporters has learned.

Police sources told SaharaReporters that officers arrested Mr. Bachar during a stop-and-search on Saturday.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect is in police custody and has confessed to being a member of the terrorist group.

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sahara reporters-
12 months ago


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