Senate salutes Eagles

Senate salutes Eagles

The Senate on Wednesday congratulated the Super Eagles over their victory against the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia in the ongoing Africa Nations Cup in South Africa. Senate President, David Mark, who made the commendation in his opening remarks on the floor of the Senate, however reminded the players that Nigeria’s pride is at stake. Mark […]

Why boards’ appointments are delayed – Jonathan

Why boards’ appointments are delayed – Jonathan

by Augustine Ehikioya He spoke while swearing-in seven new members of the Federal Character Commission, one member of the Federal Civil Service Commission and two permanent secretaries shortly before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja To ensure that no geo-political zone is shortchanged, President Jonathan said his administration is set to […]

Gunmen kill policeman, kidnap Lebanese in Delta

Gunmen kill policeman, kidnap Lebanese in Delta

Fear gripped residents of Uti Street and other parts of Effurun, Delta State on Wednesday following the killing of a mobile policeman in the area. The incident occurred during a kidnap of an expatriate staff of a construction firm. An expatriate staff working for the Lebanese construction firm, Levant Nigeria Limited, whose identity was not […]

Government pretended they don’t know us, It’s a lie, we have met- Boko Haram

SaharaReporters has obtained an audio interview of a man, identified as Mujhahedeen Muhammad Marwana, who claims to be the second-in-command to Boko Haram leader Imam Abubakar Shekau, conducted in Hausa by phone in Bauchi State, by a foreign journalist. In it, Marwana speaks authoritatively about meetings between members of his group and some top Northerners, […]

Shell Nigeria must pay damages for oil spills – Dutch Court

A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a bid by a group of Nigerian farmers to have Shell’s parent company held responsible for oil damage, saying only subsidiary Shell Nigeria was responsible for one oil leak. The court “dismissed all claims against the parent companies… since pursuant to Nigerian law a parent company in principle is […]

We will believe Boko Haram after one month, says FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday reacted to the offer of ceasefire by a faction of the fundamentalist Islamic group, Boko Haram, by giving a condition to the sect. The condition: Boko Haram must stop its violence in the North for a period of one month. The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Ibrahim, stated the […]

Expect Mali Terrorists Reaction For Involving, Says Dasuki To Government

Expect Mali Terrorists Reaction For Involving, Says Dasuki To Government

The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has warned that countries, including Nigeria involved in the ongoing military operations in Mali should expect possible backlash from the Malian terrorists. According to him, the participation of Nigerian forces in the Malian crisis is bound to open another flank of vulnerability to the Nigerian interests worldwide. The Malian […]

PDP crisis: Tukur begs deputy NWC members

For about one and a half hours yesterday, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, pleaded with the aggrieved deputy members of the National Working Committee (NWC) to sheathe their swords. He said he had opened up discussion with the Leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan, on the issues […]

Sani doubts ceasefire as ACF, North’s leaders support

Sani doubts ceasefire as ACF, North’s leaders support

Civil rights activist Mallam Shehu Sani has doubted the sincerity of the ceasefire declared by the Boko Haram (Western education is a sin) sect. But the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Middle Belt Youth Forum welcomed the ceasefire, and cautioned that the government and the group should show sincerity in handling the issue. Sani, […]