A plot by aides of Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki to launch a smear campaign against SaharaReporters and to attack the website’s reporters in Nigeria has come to light. Bamikole Omishore, who handles Mr. Saraki’s social media team, is coordinating the plan. Mr. Omishore recently circulated a video of Ahmed Olanrewaju Buhari, an activist who… (0 comment)

The armed thugs that brutally attacked the Osun state commissioner for regional integration, Mr. Bola Ilori, at a public hearing organized by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure, the Ondo state capital, were part of a notorious political group known as “Abena Boys”. It was authoritatively learned that Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde, the Secretary to… (0 comment)

Two civil society groups, the Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) and Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), have called for an immediate end to the attacks on innocent citizens and activists by thugs hired by the Senate President, Mr. Bukola Saraki. The call was made on Thursday at a jointly addressed press conference,… (0 comment)

President Muhammadu Buhari today departed New York City for London after attending the United Nations General Assembly. An itinerary seen by SaharaReporters shows that the President would leave New York about 9:04 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on his presidential jet. Mr. Buhari’s immediate itinerary is a stopover in the United Kingdom where, according to a… (0 comment)

Former employees of the defunct Nicon Airways have slammed a bankruptcy suit on its former CEO, Jimoh Ibrahim, and have demanded that he pay them their outstanding salary arrears. Documents made available to our correspondent indicated that Henry Iwelumo, Lukman Kolawole, George Omoniyi and Eunice Odey, on behalf of over 250 workers, petitioned the Chief… (0 comment)

A Magistrate Court in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, has ordered Titilayo Emiabata, a woman infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by her husband, to not speak to the media about her ongoing court case. Mrs. Emiabata, 30, discovered antiretroviral medications in the possession of her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Kazeem Owolabi Emiabata, and subsequently found medical… (0 comment)

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Lagos State University chapter are insistent that there are plans being made by management of the university led by its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lanre Fagbohun to increase tuition fee of the tertiary institution. Comrade Adeola Oyekan, Assistant Secretary-General of ASUU, LASU branch and Dr. Isaac Oyewunmi, suspended… (0 comment)

A Magistrate Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Wednesday sentenced Godbless Abe to eight years in prison for defiling two young children. Mr. Abe, who hails from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a four-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy. The ruling was handed down by… (0 comment)

The Nigerian Army, 32 Artillery Brigade, on Wednesday claimed it arrested 10 suspected kidnappers after raiding their den in Akoko, Ondo State. Ojo Adenegan, an Assistant Director of the Army Public Relations, disclosed this in a statement dispatched to journalists in Akure, the state capital. Captain Adenegan said in the statement that the suspects, together… (0 comment)
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