Governor #Yero Declares Reelection Ambition, Set To Face #El-#Rufai In #Kaduna Governorship Race
After months of speculations about his political future, Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State today revealed his plan to run for reelection, according to a close associate of Vice President Namadi Sambo who spoke to SaharaReporters in Abuja.
$9.3m Cash Transfer: Security Source Confirms #PastorOritsejafor Was Involved In Botched Arms Deal
A security source revealed to SaharaReporters that along with the pastor, President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, coordinated the movement of the cash, and that its original destination was Cyprus, not South Africa.
New York Police Arrest Pro-Jonathan Hirelings Fighting Over Cash
Several witnesses at the event told SaharaReporters that a group of homeless men hired from the streets of Newark, New Jersey, clashed with another pro-Jonathan group made up of Nigerians from the New York area. A fracas broke out when some of the homeless hirelings feared that members of the Nigerian group were planning to hijack the payment of $50 per person the organizers had promised to pay.
A Nigerian military intelligence source has told SaharaReporters that the top Boko Haram figure killed in a recent operation was one Bashir Mohammed, leader of the Islamist sect’s Uye camp.
Cameroonian authorities yesterday released a photo of a dead man they identified as Abubakar Shekau, the loquacious and attention-seeking leader of the terrorist group that has launched deadly strikes in Nigeria’s northeast zone as well as Cameroon.
Scared Of EFCC, Governor Lamido Finally Endorses Jonathan’s Presidential Ambition
Scared of being hunted down on corruption charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa today endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid for a second term in office.
Mr. Lamido had recently vowed to oppose President Jonathan’s re-election ambition in 2015. But a close associate of the governor’s told SaharaReporters that Mr. Lamido had to come to terms with the imperative of shelving his ambition for the fear of incurring investigation and possible prosecution by the EFCC.
Nigerian Army Repels Boko Haram, Kills Hundreds Of Militants In Konduga
For the second time in as many weeks, Nigerian troops today routed Boko Haram insurgents at Konduga, Borno State. Two security sources told SaharaReporters that the soldiers killed hundreds of the Islamist insurgents who were attempting to surge towards Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Bomb Explosion Kills 10 At Federal College Of Education In Kano
A bomb explosion at the Federal College Of Education in the Kabuga area of Kano State has killed at least ten persons.
A security source told SaharaReporters that an IED exploded on the campus while students massed around a notice board to check their examination results. The explosion was followed by a series of gunfire apparently, from Boko Haram terrorists.
Reuben Abati Lied: President Jonathan Did Lead 600-Man Delegation To 2013 UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Confesses
Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bashir Wali, has confirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan did lead a massive 600-man delegation to the United Nations General Assembly last year, as reported at that time by SaharaReporters.
It was the world’s largest, he also confirmed. He described the size of Nigeria’s delegations to the General Assembly every year as “embarrassing.”
Patients Desert Hospital As Suspected Ebola Patient Storms FMC In Delta
Patients as well as visitors and workers deserted the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State capital on Thursday, following the rushing to the hospital of a suspected patient who manifested symptoms of the dreaded Ebola Virus.
Upon a visit by a SaharaReporters correspondent to the hospital premises, it was observed that the hospital located along the popular Nnebisi and Anwai Roads was deserted as wards and other areas within the hospital were almost empty, however, few hospital personnel were seen wandering in the premises.
Fire At Nigeria Football Federation: Chief Accountant Suspects Foul Play
Speaking exclusively to a correspondent of SaharaReporters yesterday, Mr. Christopher said that the fire left him suspecting foul play considering the timing. The fire took place a few days before elections to choose new officials of Nigeria’s football governing body.
Boko Haram Militants Relocating From Sambisa To Captured Territories In Northeastern Nigeria
Eyewitnesses in the villages near Sambisa forest told SaharaReporters that the insurgents had been moving their families and possibly many of their abductees to safer grounds in towns captured in recent weeks.