President Goodluck Jonathan
President Jonathan To Respond To Obasanjo Personally; Calls Off Aides And Officials
By SaharaReporters, New York
President Goodluck Jonathan plans to pay former President Olusegun Obasanjo a visit by himself for the hard-hitting letter the old man sent to him, which was leaked to the press today.
“The President himself will, at the appropriate time, offer a full personal response to the most reckless, baseless, unjustifiable and indecorous charges levied against him and his administration by the former Head of State,” the spokesman said.
Fakunle High School
Teacher Slashed With Machete In Osun State As Fighting Breaks Out Over Educational Reforms
By Saharareporters, New York
As earlier revealed by SaharaReporters, the new education reforms policy not only merged schools with different missions and faiths but re-classified grades which is causing students to fight each other over seniority.
The re-classifying policy brought students at one higher class together with those in a junior class with senior students exercising their authority over the junior ones.
Explosive Fireball Engulfs Area Around NNPC Building In Abuja
By Saharareporters, New York
An explosion rocked several buildings across from the offices of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation building in Abuja just now.
Eyewitnesses told SaharaReporters that a petrol tanker discharging gasoline exploded at the Conoil gas station opposite the NNPC building in Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan leaving Abuja
President Jonathan, Wife Check Into German Hospital
By Saharareporters, New York
SaharaReporters has learnt that President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience Jonathan, today checked in at a hospital in Germany.
Last night, Mr. Jonathan had abruptly flown out of Abuja ostensibly to attend a Summit on peace and security in Africa that is organized by the French government. Several ministers and service chiefs accompanied the president to the airport for the late night flight, but only a handful of officials traveled on the actual flight.
A call to higher office to serve involves cost and expectation of leadership. The failure of a leader usually results in consequences far more than the fall of a non-leader.
It’s no secret that even before the end of midterm of his administration, President Jonathan has become deflated, depressed, paralyzed, powerless, and disillusioned about his own leadership. Here we have a president who lost the air in his sails because he has no vision, no purpose, and there is no progress.
Soldiers Fire On Suspected Ombatse Members, Kill Four
By SaharaReporters, NY
A senior Nigerian military officer has confirmed to SaharaReporters that soldiers opened fire on suspected members of the Ombatse cult group in Nasarawa State last night, and killed four of them.
The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the shooting occurred at a checkpoint in Lafia, the Nassarawa State capital. He claimed that the soldiers fired in self-defense when the cult members attempted to attack the soldiers manning a checkpoint.
Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah
Even as the minister of aviation began a new spin today that the BMW armored cars purchased by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for her use were done on “hire-purchase”, SaharaReporters has unearthed new details about the $1.6 million spent by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to purchase the armored BMW cars for Nigeria’s Aviation Minister Stella Oduah.
A highly reliable source has told SaharaReporters that the shady deal for the car was done entirely between Coscharis Motors Limited, a dealership from which the cars were purchased, one of Ms. Oduah’s private firms based in Abuja, and First Bank of Nigeria.
Rudolf Okonkwo, Saharareporters And “The Trouble With Amen”
“It is not enough to abhor censorship. It is essential that we make room for dissenting views if we wish to illuminate the views we subscribe to.”
– Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo in his article THE TROUBLE WITH AMEN. July 10, 2013
Reading through the article of my friend, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo of July 10, this year entitled “The Troube With Amen,” I cannot but write this response and dare the Saharareporters website administrators to publish it. I dare the website to publish this because the administrators have not adhered to the preachments espoused by the columnist in this referenced article.
Jonathan Confirms SaharaReporters As Authentic Source Of News, As Late Brother Set To Be Buried On Saturday
President Goodluck Jonathan has told a visiting delegation of the South South caucus of the House of Representatives that he was shocked by the news of the passing away of his brother: even before he was briefed by his aides, he discovered that SaharaReporters had broken the news to the world.
U.S Judge Dismisses Ugwuonye’s Suit Against SaharaReporters
Founder of Saharareporters.com, Omoyele Sowore
Judge Peter J. Messitte, a United States District Judge, has dismissed a defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit filed in 2009 by Nigerian-born controversial attorney, Emeka Ugwuonye, against Sowore Omoyele, the founder of saharareporters.com.
Fresh Attacks In Plateau, As More Than 130 Corpses Litter Deserted Villages
SaharaReporters has learnt that more than 130 corpses have been found in two deserted villages in Barkin Ladi local government area in of Plateau following fresh attacks by out-of-control killers.
The gruesome discovery came barely two days after two top politicians were killed by gunmen as they attended a burial ceremony for numerous victims of a mass slaughter.
Question of The Day On SaharaTV Live Show
Today’s Question of the Day
Ghanaian Economist, Prof.George Ayittey says President Goodluck Jonathan is a “joke” and Nigerians are “Battered souls and Broken spirits”.Are these comments helpful or hurtful?
President Jonathan Declares Three Days of National Mourning For Victims of Dana Plane Crash
President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning in honour of the lives lost in the Dana plane crash in Lagos today.
According to a State House press statement, President Jonathan has cancelled all his public engagements scheduled for tomorrow, and directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast for the mourning period. He has also ordered the fullest possible investigation into the crash.
In compliance with the President’s directive, the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah has travelled to Lagos to oversee the crash investigations.
“President Jonathan assures air travellers in the country that every possible effort will be made to ensure that the right lessons are learnt from the tragic loss of valuable lives in today’s plane crash and that further measures will be put in place to boost aviation safety in the country,” the statement said.
It has been a traumatic and tragic 24 hours for Nigeria. In Ghana yesterday, an Allied Air Boeing 727-200 plane from Nigeria crashed at Kotoka Airport; 10 people were reported to have been killed.
This morning in the Yelwan Tudu area of Bauchi, a suicide bomber drove a car into the Harvest Field Church of Christ, leaving 10 dead and at least 40 injured.