A soldier accused of aiding fulani herdsmen
Slaughter Occurs Near Governor Suswam’s Home In Benue
By SaharaReporters, New York
At least 37 people were killed by gunfire in Benue by suspected invading herdsmen, and militants of the Jukun militia.
The attacks were carried on in the broad daylight yesterday, and took place simultaneously. One on the Moon district in Kwande Local Government extreme, of Benue North-east, and the others in Anyibe, Tse-Dzwegwe, Ayilamo and Tse-Iboor in the Logo Local Government, south. The attacks occurred just south of the Northeast senatorial district.
Path to A Nigerian Constitution: The Awolowo Road Not Taken -Lecture by Pius Adesanmi
Thirty years before independence, Obafemi Awolowo had always pointed out the significance of embedding every factor about human/citizen’s life in the Nigerian constitution. Awolowo emphasized through his books, speeches and every theater, the need for Nigeria to develop a Federal constitution as the only workable instrument to protect interest of every Nigerian citizen.
Former Minister Fani-Kayode Re-arraigned For Alleged N100 Million Money Laundering - PREMIUM TIMES
By Ben Ezeamalu
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Thursday, told a Federal High court in Lagos that he was not guilty of all the 40 counts of money laundering instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The trial judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, fixed March 10, 17, 18 and 19 for the trial.
We killed 20 Boko Haram Members On Wednesday, Nigerian Military Says
By Saharareporters, New York
Nigeria’s military forces claimed today that they killed 20 members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic insurgency group on Wednesday as they attempted to unleash more mayhem in Borno State.
A statement signed by the spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters, Maj General Chris Olukolade, said that the terrorists had planned to attack Ajiri, Mafa and other communities near Maiduguri, as well as Dikwa towards the Borno State border with Cameroon, but were foiled by the security forces, some of whom received various injuries.
Minister of Education, Nyeson Wike
Fear Of Boko Haram Attacks Forces Federal Government To Close Down Colleges
By SaharaReporters, New York
Fear of possible new attacks by Boko Haram militants in the troubled Northeast, where over 40 students were last week killed in Federal Government College, Yobe State has forced the government to formally close down all Federal Colleges in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
Trayvon Martin & Facing Our Truth
The National Black Theatre hosted Facing Our Truth, a series of 10 minute plays focusing on racism and the Trayvon Martin shooting to commemorate Black History Month.
SaharaTV’s, Fatima Sesay caught up with the cast and crew to get a better understanding of the plays and what Martin’s death means for blacks in America.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan
APC Boss Charges Governor Of Bribing His Members To Defect
By SaharaReporters, New York
Prophet Jones Erhue, the Delta state interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of using millions of naira to induce members of his party, to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The state APC boss made the startling allegations while taking questions from newsmen on Tuesday. The comments followed the outcome of the recently concluded party nationwide membership registration. Jones Erhue said he regretted recent comments by the Governor who recently said that apart from the PDP, there is no other party in the state that was now bribing APC members to defect to the PDP.
2015: Police Allege Plot To Destabilize Niger Delta Region
President Goodluck Jonathan’s foster father was recently kidnapped and remains in the custody of kidnappers who are demanding a N500 million ransom to free him Mr. Argungu, who failed to provide any proof for his allegation, simply asserted that those he referred to as “elements” were within the states, adding that the faceless plotters were capable of threatening security and safety of those living in the area.
Why Reno Must Be Sacked
By Kikiowo Ileowo
When I first penned the piece, Boko Haram Sponsor Discovered In The Presidency, I never thought anyone will believe what appears to be a wild allegation, but recent events has confirmed I might actually be saying the truth.
The opposition All Progressive Congress on Monday, called for Reno’s arrest for links with Boko Haram. The party sighted “curious coincidence”, where there have been “increased tempo” in the sect’s activities and “certain low moments” in President Jonathan’s administration.
"This Law Is Not Extreme Because Homosexuality Is Against Our Values." - David Bahati
SaharaTV’s Tract Thompson spoke with Ugandan MP David Bahati, the originator of the Ugandan anti-gay bill that was recently signed into law by President Museveni. MP Bahati defended stating that Ugandans needed to protect their children and their culture.
The Exclusion Of Ogu (Egun) People From The Lagos And Ogun National Conference Delegates’ List
The continuous marginalization of the Ogu (Egun) people of South-West Nigeria is common knowledge. The late sage and Premier of the then Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo has remained the reference point in leadership not only because of his selflessness and capability, but primarily because of his inclusiveness. For example, it was Chief Awolowo who appointed the Aholu, Claudius Dosa Akran from Badagry as the Minister for Economic Planning and Community Development (1958 – 1964) in the then regional government.
Aregbesola Denies Plan to Islamize Osun State; Says More Schools, Churches/Mosques To be Demolished
Governor of State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola denies he has plans to Islamize the State.
Responding to question on the demolition of Fakunle High School in Oshogbo, he said he is doing it for “urban renewal.”
Live With The Humble Prince-Plus Size Women, Love & Relationships-Feb. 19th 2014
The Humble Prince and Shakira address several trending topics and are joined by guests T.J Fashina, “Yum Yum” (plus size model) and music artist “Mr Flint.”