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Rotimi Akeredolu Emerges As APC Governorship Candidate In Ondo State

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Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged the governorship candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State following today’s primary election held amidst tight security in the capital of Akure.Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, who is also the chairman primary election committee of the party that monitored the exercise, announced Mr. Akeredolu as the winner of the poll at the international event center moments ago.Our correspondent found that other members of the APC Primary Election Committee include: Dr. Bruce Ugbide, Rep. Hamma Ali, Prince M. Martin, and Mr Mohammed Lawal.He described the conduct of the APC primary election producing a candidate for the opposition party in the state as transparent and credible.Mr. Abubakar, however, asked the unsuccessful aspirants in the election to pacify their supporters to join hands with Mr. Akeredolu in order to win the November 26th governorship election in the state.He disclosed that the party was prepared to de…

Legendary Rapper, Lil Wayne Retires From Music

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Legendary rapper, Lil Wayne of the defunct group,  Cash Money, Young Money(YMCMB) took t o Twitter today 3rd September 2016 to announce his retirement from the music industry.  This comes in light of his recent feud with the Rich Money Gang RMG headed by his former mentor, sponsor and associate.  More details about this will be published as soon as possible

Scam Alert: Beware of the investment company MMM?

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The Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (SEC) recently rejected the activities of an investment scheme tagged MMM Federal Republic of Nigeria (nigeria-mmm.net). MMM has been widely regarded as a Ponzi scheme. The company claims to give 30 percent interest to their members each month and 10 percent upon referral of any new member. SEC warned that the company is not registered by the commission, and that business with them is high risk. What you need to know about MMM’s Ponzi Scheme MMM stands for Mavrodi Mondai Movement. The scheme was founded by Sergei Mavrodi in 1989 and was converted into a ponzi scheme. In 1994 the company went bankrupt and Mavrodi went into hiding until 2003. In 2007, a Russian court arraigned Sergei Mavrodi for defrauding 110,000 investors of 110 million rubies. He was sentenced to four and half years in a penal colony. A Ponzi scheme is an illegal investment scheme where the person or organization running it pays returns to existing investors from capita…

14 NestOil Staff Kidnapped in Rivers State

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Unknown Gunmen on Saturday abducted fourteen workers from the Nestoil oil company in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State while travelling in their company van. According to eyewitnesses, the employees were returning from their work site at Omoku area and were en route to Port Harcourt when they were ambushed by the kidnappers. Reporters was unable to speak to anyone from the company’s management to issue a statement at the time of publication. When our correspondent contacted the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the development and stressed that their men have swung into action. He added that police have located the staff van. Mr. Omoni said policemen have moved into the bushes in that area and expressed optimism that the workers will be rescued.

Police and NSCDC clash at Ondo APC Primaries, Fire Teargas at each other

FLASH: Police and NSCDC officers clash at Ondo primary election, fire tear gas at each other and discharge weapons.  Detail later

Pastor Found With 13 Underage Girls As Sex Slaves, Blames Satan

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On a normal day, 36-year-old Chukwuemeka Nwocha, the General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry located in Igbosere, Lagos, is a ‘man of God’ that his congregation, both young and old, called “Daddy”.But on Friday, as he was being paraded before journalists at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, he was no longer a “spiritual daddy”  but a suspect who harboured 13 underaged girls as sex slaves in a three-bedroomed harem.Fair complexioned and soft-spoken,  Nwocha did not come across as someone capable of such crime. When he started to talk about what he did before journalists, he started by saying “By His Grace,” a statement that elicited a laugh of derision from all present.According to Nwocha, it all started when the children in his church, who called him, “Daddy, daddy” told him they would like to visit him.He said, “I only tried to help the girls.When the first girl came, she said she  did not have anywhere to go. I did not know her parents. I am a pas…

Missing US student kidnapped to teach N’Korean president English

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David Sneddon, a student at Brigham Young University in Utah, who got missing in the Yunnan Province in western China when he was 24 in 2004, may have been kidnapped  by the North Korean government. Sneddon whose body was never found was presumed dead while hiking in Tiger Leaping Gorge near the Jinsha River on August 14, 2004. According to a report on Wednesday in Yahoo News Japan, Sneddon had been spotted in North Korea, where he is believed to live. He reportedly works as an English teacher, and has a wife and two children. The US Department of State announced Wednesday that they will begin searching for Mr Sneddon in North Korea.
Choi Sun-yong, who heads the Abductees’ Family Union, said a source revealed Sneddon had in fact been kidnapped by North Korean operatives, and worked as an English tutor for Kim Jong-un who was heir to the country’s dictatorship as of that time. Roy and Kathleen, Sneddon’s parents, never believed the official story that their son had died falling into a…

Bola Tinubu Returns to Nigeria, Amidst Concerns

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Several political figures in the All Progressives Congress (APC) told SaharaReporters that there were serious apprehensions about former Governor Ahmed Bola Tinubu of Lagos State who has not been seen in public for several weeks. Some of the politicians wondered whether the former governor had taken ill, noting that there were political challenges in the party’s south-west zone that they expected Mr. Tinubu to be on ground addressing.In the wake of their concerns, a source close to Mr. Tinubu told SaharaReporters that the former governor left Nigeria two weeks ago and flew to the United Kingdom for personal reasons. The source added that Mr. Tinubu was supposed to have returned a week later, but his whereabouts remain unknown to party apparatchiks.The APC leader’s aides did not initially return our correspondent’s phone calls and ignored text messages inquiring about his whereabouts and requesting to interview him. However, in a short text to SaharaReporters just before we went to pre…

Ethno-Religious Cleansing Of Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State By Olufemi Opeyemi

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The way the Vice Chancellors were selected for the twelve new Nigerian universities that were established about six years ago was something unprecedented in the history of university administration--and it was also widely condemned. The new Vice Chancellor for one of the universities, Federal University, Dutsinma, Professor Haruna Kaita, was appointed in February 2016. The normal process for appointment of Vice Chancellors is first to advertise the vacancy. Qualified and shortlisted candidates are then screened by a Council Committee, which sends the three recommended candidates to the general council.The Council then ratifies the committee recommendation and the list is then forwarded to the President for the appointment of one of the three. This process was not adhered to.In the case of Federal University Dutsinma, the appointment was made straight from Abuja without due process. Commenting on the anomaly, President Muhammed Buhari, said the government would make amends, but the dub…

Unknown Gunmen Assassinate Former PDP Local Gov't Chairman In Ondo State

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Unknown gunmen earlier today assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola. A source who spoke to Reporters correspondent in a phone said Mr. Pirisola was "gunned down" in the early hours of Friday. "He was killed in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 3:00 am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church Of Christ at Ilutuntun in his hometown," the source said. Unknown gunmen earlier today assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola.A source who spoke to Reporters correspondent in a phone said Mr. Pirisola was "gunned down" in the early hours of Friday."He was killed in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 3:00 am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church Of Christ at Ilutuntun…

Mark Zuckerberg comes back and Pays Courtesy Visit to Muhammadu Buhari

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Facebook founder comes back to Nigeria after Kenyan visit and pays courtesy visit to Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa he is also billed to speak at the venue of Aso Villa Day Celebrations

The Beauty of Akwa-Ibom

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Akwa Ibom is a really blessed and awesomely amazing state, with a variety of culture, cuisine, fun spots and truly great people. We are a ready spot for work and play with highly motivated skilled and semi-skilled workforce and don't forget, we also have the best opportunities for investment that serves to boost the economy of the Nigerian Nation.
Make plans to visit and experience Akwa Ibom for Yourself and join us as we arise of the faith that we are a people created for greatness. We look forward to birthing great things with you. Welcome! Andy Nkim Andy Illest Smart Dani Andi Ofonime Andrew Uictor Effiong Elisha Attai Bren Inyang James Brendan Unyime Dickson Unyime Akang.

A call for Biafra, How Feasible?

What these people fail to realize is the shame and ridicule the biafra movement has become ever since Nnamdi kanu was discovered to be a fraud and arrested by the Nigerian government. Right to self determination is a treasonable offense against the Nigerian state because it's not captured in our Constitution. It is totally illegal for any region or group of people to demand seccession from Nigeria. The penalty would have been death if we were in a military regime. The Indian government recently opened fire on secessionist in the Kashmir region of India just to serve as a deterrent to future agitators. Despite having a referendum, Scotland chose to remain in the UK cos they for-saw their impending doom if they decide to leave. The Spanish government have disregarded several calls for catalonia to break away from spain. Russia recently annexed crimea from Ukraine after the crimeans got tired of life outside the soviet Union. The people of South Sudan are regretting their decision t…

An Open Letter To Militants from Niger Delta

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For once  we the people of Niger Delta have to think outside politics. We all see things from different angles and different view. my view might be foolish but can go a long way if we try put it to work. Africa has become the world’s business destination as God has truly blessed Africa with quad-trillions investment opportunity. That multi-billionaires have set Billions of Dollars to come invest in Africa. Last week Japan set $200 Billion Dollars aside to come to invest in Africa. The US has set $300 Billion aside for Africa investment, other countries like China, UAE, India, UK, Germany, Italy and many more have all set billions aside to come invest in Africa and they are rushing in their numbers to get this opportunity to take over the African market. Millions of individuals like Bill Gate, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros and many more have all set Billions aside to come invest in Africa this was why Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria because the treasure of Africa is in Nigeria. Nigeri…

Gabon Presidential Guard Bombs Opposition Party HQ, Leaves 2 Dead

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Jean Ping, chief rival to Gabonese President Ali Bongo, said the presidential guard bombed his party’s headquarters and killed two people on Thursday, according to a report by BBC Africa.A government spokesman who confirmed the bombing to BBC said that it was done to fish out the protesters who set fire to the parliament.“The presidential guard plus some mercenaries and the police, after 1 a.m., bombed my headquarters,” Mr. Ping said. “They destroyed everything, and we have now two deaths and several people wounded.”Protests erupted in Libreville, the capital city, on Wednesday after Mr. Bongo was declared winner amid accusations of rigging. According to the electoral commission, Mr. Bongo defeated his rival with 49.8 percent of the vote to his rival’s 48.23 percent.Mr. Ping, who had declared himself winner on Sunday, has demanded a recount.“Everybody knows that I won the election,” Mr. Ping told Reuters. “The [Bongo] family are repeating the same scenario for almost half a century. T…

Halliburton Scandal: EFCC Traces N13.5b To Private Account

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered how $32.5 million of about $200 million fines from Halliburton Energy Services was allegedly paid into a private account.The cash was said to be missing because the anti-graft agency could not ascertain whether or not it was remitted into the Federal Government’s account.A top shot with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC), Mr. Roland Ewubare, who was one of the lawyers involved in the Settlement Agreement with Halliburton, has been given up to September 15 to submit a letter authorising him by the Federal Government  to open the private escrow account.Ewubare told the EFCC that, as the then Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), he acted in national interest in opening the escrow account.He is in the United States to retrieve the relevant documents relating to the account for the EFCC.The EFCC has grilled the Managing Director of Halliburton Energy Services in Nigeria, Henry Ok…

Kaduna State Governor Pays Courtesy Visit to IGP

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Courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police by the Kaduna State Governor.
The Kaduna State Governor, His Excellency Honorable Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai paid courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, mni, psc, in his office at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja on 1st September, 2016

Nigeria's External reserves rise by $595m in five days

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The nation’s foreign exchange reserves have increased by $595m to hit a one-month high of $26.196bn, the latest data from the Central Bank of Nigeria have shown.This came on Monday just as the naira traded around 412- 413 against the United States dollar at the parallel market, compared to 414/dollar on Sunday.External reserves stood at $25.6bn as of August 24, down from $26.21bn on July 28, the CBN data showed.The reserves declined from $26bn on August 4, 2016 to $25.97bn on August 5 as the CBN stepped up dollar sales to boost liquidity at the interbank market and support the ailing naira.The central bank has been selling dollars regularly at the interbank market to prop up the naira since it floated it on June 20. The currency touched an all-time low of 365.25 per dollar on August 18 at the official market.In June and July, the reserves hovered between $26.3 and $26.4bn, but fell to $26.12bn on August 1.The reserves had stood at $26.4bn between May 24 and 27, after dropping to $26.5…

Gabon Parliament Set Ablaze

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In the aftermath of Gabonese President Ali Bongo’s election, aggrieved protesters reportedly set fire to the parliament on Wednesday.Citizen reports on social media and images began emerging online showing the country's parliament engulfed in flames a little more than an hour ago. The fire has since been confirmed by international news agencies with correspondents in Gabon.Akwasi Sarpong, a reporter for BBC Africa, reported that the Gabonese military in the capital city has "withdrawn from the precincts of Gabon's parliament which was set ablaze by protesters."Protests erupted after Mr. Bongo was declared the winner over his chief rival, Jean Ping. According to the official results released on Wednesday, the incumbent won 49.8 percent of the vote to Mr. Ping’s 48.23. Mr. Ping had declared himself the winner of the election on Sunday and has continued to insist that the election has been rigged.

See Farmlands Destroyed by Floods in Katsina State.

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Katsina State branch of The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria revealed in a statement that hundreds of farmlands were destroyed in the recent floods within Baure, Ingawa, Matazu and Malumfashi Local Government areas of Katsina state. An assessment was carried out to note the extent of the damage done after the heavy downpour of rain. More photos after the cut…

Nepotism Again? Buhari 's Chief of Staff Abba Kyari In-law appointed to join NIMASA Board

Nepotism again? President Muhammadu Buhari has just confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Gidado Muazu, brother to wife his Chief of Staff Abba Kyari as a member of NIMASA board

Timipre Sylvia' Aide, Jonah Okah arrested over Facebook Post.

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An aide to the All Progressives Congress candidate in the concluded Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Elections Mr. Jonah Okah  has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force over his status on Facebook.His crime was making comments regarding the arrest of Richie Etonye, The Chief Accountant of the Bayelsa State Government, on issues bothering on money laundering and his subsequent arrest. Jonah,  before his arrest was an aide on social media to a past Governor of Bayelsa State Timipre Sylvia. Mr. Jonah was arrested earlier this morning at his residence in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital. 
As you would recall his boss,  Timipre Sylvia contested the 2016 Bayelsa governorship elections under the umbrella of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ,  but lost to his major opponent of the People's Democratic Party. Calls put to the Public Relations Officer(PPRO)  of the state was not returned nor answered as the officer was said to be in a meeting.

Abuse Of Power:Buhari, Check Chief Of Staff, (Civil Society Coalition Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC)

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In a petition to the President, the group listed instances of power abuse by Kyari, warning that such constitute an affront to the government's anti-corruption drive.‎Signed by its National Chairman, Mr. Olarenwaju Suraju, the petition drew heavily from a report published by Sahara Reporters earlier this month, revealed how Kyari has mined the influence of his office to further personal interests."The letter received by reporters reportedly showed how Mr. Kyari prospects on behalf of Valiant Offshore Contractors Limited, a private business that is being fronted by the major owner of Seawolf Oilfield Services Limited. Seawolf Oilfield Services is the biggest debtor of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON)). The company is owned by Nigerian businessman Uwamu Adolor, Okulola Remi (former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ally), Rasheed Mahey Rafindadi, Wessels Alwyn, Odunlami Remi, Waziri Ibrahim Dahiru and Oduntan Adetunji. "Sequel to the N160 billion debt owed to th…

Aero Contractors Airlines, Nigeria Confirms Suspension of Services

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Aero Contractors Airlines, Nigeria’s second largest commercial carrier, has confirmed the suspension of its scheduled services beginning from Thursday September 1, 2016.Confirming this in a statement signed by the carrier’s management on Wednesday, Aero stated that the suspension was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to profitability.It stated that this “business decision”, which is a result of the current economic situation in the country, had forced some other airlines to suspend operations or pull out of Nigeria.The management of the carrier said the airline had faced grave challenges in the past six months which impacted its business and by extension the scheduled services operations.These factors, according to Aero, are both internal and external environmental factors that have made it difficult for it to continue its scheduled services.It stated that during the period in review, Aero witnessed epileptic operations and services to …

FAAN RESTORES ELECTRICITY AT MURTALA MOHAMMED AIRPORT, LAGOS

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Monday that electricity supply had been fully restored to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.According to FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr Yakubu Dati, the power supply was restored at about 10.50 a.m. on Sunday after two days of interrupted power supply.Dati said that the engineers successfully corrected all defaults, adding that normalcy had been restored to the affected areas.He said that the power surge at about 8.56 p.m. on Saturday adversely affected the k16 transformer that serves the E-Wing Air-bridges and rendered them unserviceable.“This affected operations of some departing flights as the heavy rainfall further delayed attempts by engineers to effect repairs immediately,’’ he said.Dati assured the public of safety and security at the nation’s airports and apologised to the passengers and airlines for the inconvenience caused by the interruption.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report…

Exclusive Video of the Kuje Prison Riot

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Wow,  exclusive video of the Kuje Prison Riot


Lightening Storm kills 323 Animals

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A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday.Dead animals were found lying on top of each other, many with their antlers entangled, after the thunderstorm on the Hardanger plateau in southern Norway on Friday."We've never had anything like this with lightning," Kjartan Knutsen of Norway's nature surveillance agency said, adding there were sometimes isolated cases of sheep or reindeer struck down.Reindeer tend to group together when in danger. It was unclear whether the herd had been killed by a single lightning bolt or several.Hardanger was extremely wet on Friday, helping conduct lightning."The high moisture in both the ground and the air was probably an explanation for why so many animals died," Olav Strand, a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institue for Nature Research, wrote in a statement.Experts flew in by helicopter to take samples of the dead reindeer, amid a rising stench of dec…