Secret Intelligence Report Links ex-Governor Sheriff, Chad President To Boko Haram Sponsorship
Intelligence insights obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Abuja show dated communications between field officers and the velvet ranks of Nigeria’s military chronicling Mr. Sheriff’s involvement in promoting the growth of the sect.
Modu Sheriff Explodes: I Don’t Know Boko Haram, How Can I Sponsor Them?
Ex-Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff today denied allegations him that he is one of the main sponsors of the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Sheriff threatened to sue Stephen Davies, the Australian negotiator who recently claimed that the militants named him as one of their sponsors. He also expressed preparedness to face any panel in the world to clear his name.
PDP Officials Grant Ribadu Waiver To Run In Adamawa Guber Election
The party also grant waivers to Brigadier General Buba Marwa (ret.) and Marcus Gundiri to participate in the primary process for the party during a meeting in Abuja today. All three governorship aspirants had requested the waivers to enable them to vie in the primaries after they recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.
Nigerian Nurse Who Attended To Liberian Man With Ebola Virus Has Died In Lagos
One of the Nigerian nurses who attended to Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian man who died of Ebola disease in Lagos two weeks ago has died in Lagos. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu confirmed the death of the nurse today in Abuja, saying it occured on Tuesday. Mr. Sawyer died in Lagos shortly after he arrived on a flight from Liberia with symptoms of Ebola disease.
Nigeria Set To Renew Contract With Keshi As Super Eagles Coach
After much wrangling, the dust seems to have settled as Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi show readiness to accept Nigeria Football Federation’s final offer of N7million monthly salary plus an official house in Abuja and a car. Keshi had complained that his previous contract also involved a car but that was never fulfilled even though it was part of the deal when he was in charge of the national teams of Togo and Mali as coach.
The former Eagles skipper’s contract lapsed at the end of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and was not offered an extension due to his signaling that he seeks a new challenge elsewhere as a crisis engulfed the NFF immediately after Nigeria’s ouster from the world cup.
A Nissan Sunny car belonging to the Federal Ministry Of Labour caught fire around 11:00 am local time today.
It was a mysterious blaze that occurred in front of the British High Commission in Abuja, located at No. 33 Aguyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, a situation that fast created high tension and panic among the residents.
President Jonathan Is Nigeria’s Number One Enemy, Says APC
A scathing attack on the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan is circulating around Abuja-based media outlets, and in other major Nigerian cities. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the National Publicity Secretary of the All People’s Congress, issued the statement late Tuesday evening, when SaharaReporters received a copy of it. Below is a copy of that statement.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described President Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria’s number one enemy because of his propensity to perpetrate impunity, abuse federal institutions and tolerate corruption, all in a dangerous clamor to win re-election at all costs.
Christopher and his mother, who is First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s sister
Family Asks IGP To Order Inquest Into Drowning Of First Lady Patience Jonathan’s Nephew At Agura Hotel In Abuja
By SaharaReporters, New York
The Awin Family has petitioned the Inspector General of Police to order a full Coroner’s Inquest to establish the circumstances of the June 7 drowning of their son, 31-year old Christopher Onoriode Akpomowei Awin, in the swimming pool at Agura Hotels in Abuja. Christopher is a nephew of Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan
A statement by Festus Keyamo Chambers, on behalf of the family, pointed out that while post mortem has confirmed that if the victim had received help within five minutes of being submerged, he would have survived, enquiries have revealed that the guards on duty at the pool had at the time curiously left their duty post on flimsy excuses.
This Video clip shows a man who narrowly escaped the bomb blast at the EMAB Shopping Plaza Abuja when he went into the plaza to do photocopy of his document and left his driver in the car outside but his driver was burnt beyond recognition.
Tragedy And Protests In Abuja As Demolition Bulldozer Crushes Child, Followed By Death Of Mother
By SaharaReporters, New York
Protests broke out today along Kubwa Express Road in Galadima, a section of Abuja, after a bulldozer being used by a demolition squad of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) killed a child. The bulldozer was being used to demolish illegal structures built on a parcel of land that a source belongs to an unnamed “influential person.” The child’s mother then died shortly after by stabbing herself, the two tragedies triggering protests by squatters and onlookers in the area.
A source at the location told SaharaReporters that the “influential individual” who owns the land had connived with officials of the Federal Capital Territory by pretending that he was building an estate on the land.