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Month: December 2018

BREAKING: Former President Shehu Shagari Dies At 93

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Breaking bannner Shehu Shagari, Nigeria's sixth President, is dead. He passed away on Friday evening at the National Hospital in Abuja, aged 93. According to his grandson, Bello Shagari, he passed on after a brief illness. Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  originally from saharareporters.com

Sponsors Of Zamfara Killings Will Soon Be Exposed, Says Northern Cleric

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Bishop Musa Fomson, a foremost northern based clergyman, has prophesied that those behind the killings in Zamfara State would soon be exposed. Fomson stated this in his new year message, in which he stated that “the blood of the murdered innocent is crying to God for vengeance". The bishop, who predicted former President Goodluck Jonathan’s loss at the 2015 polls, alleged that some politicians in Zamfara State are behind the killings. "They sow sorrow, but it is a business that they have just a few days to repent of, lest the disgrace that they have been piling up will be heaped on their head. Their ways are unclean in the manner of the abomination of the idol worshipping rulers that led Israel to sin in the Books of Chronicles and Kings," he said. "They walk in dark paths an

Fayose Asks Buhari: Why Can’t You Flag Off Your Presidential Campaign In Zamfara Or Borno?

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Ayodele Fayose, immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, has queried President Muhammadu Buhari on the decision to flag off the campaign for his reelection in Akwa Ibom. He also accused the President of making "only phone calls" to the state, which has been the hotbed of killings in recent times. According to Fayose, Buhari should have chosen Zamfara, Yobe or Borno for his campaign flag-off, rather than the "peaceful Akwa Ibom". He stated this in a tweet that read: "Nigerians are being killed in Zamfara, President Buhari could only make 'phone calls'. But he is going to Akwa Ibom, a state made peaceful by the PDP Govt of @MrUdomEmmanuel to flag off his campaign. Why can't he do the flag off in Zamfara, Yobe or Borno?" Nigerians are being killed in Zamfara, President Buhari could onl...

‘It’s Just Plain Disrespectful’ — Fans Angry As Burna Boy Mounts Stage Hours Behind Schedule

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Fans of Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, some of whom had paid as much as N5million to see the singer perform, were unhappy as the show which was said to have been scheduled to start at 7pm did not start until about 12am. On Thursday morning at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Burna Boy joined the list of Nigerian artistes who start their shows behind schedule. As early as 5pm on Wednesday, fans had started trooping into the Eko Hotels and Suites venue of the 'Burna Live' concert. SaharaReporters observed that the ticketing accrediation process slowed down the pace at which fans gained entrance into the hall. By 9pm, the hall was still scanty as fans were still outside accrediting their ticket passes. At 12am when SaharaReporters stepped into the hall,...

Christmas Fiesta And Why Gov. Ortom Must Apologize To The Fulanis By Prince Enenche

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It is becoming clearer by the day to every Benue indigene and Nigerians, Gov. Samuel Ortom’s hypocritic content, politicization and commercialization of the herders killings in Benue state.  The death of every Nigerian or human being is condemnable. But where some persons embalm it with political interests to fester their ambitions is also unacceptable. But what has hit consistently hard in the much publicized herders and farmers clashes in Benue state is Gov. Ortom’s shadowy manipulations or outright sponsorship of the killings to veil his leadership deficiency in the four years of governing the state. The Governor has designed it to hoodwink unsuspecting indigenes of the state into blindly voting him for a second term in 2019. Therefore, Ortom has devoted much energy i

MURIC Wants EFCC To Investigate Source Of Seized $2.8m

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to release the $2.8million seized from bank officials at the Enugu Airport. The EFCC had claimed it intercepted the money in transit based on information it gathered that the men bearing the cash were money launderers. See Also Sahara Reporters Two Arrested At Enugu Airport For 'Carrying' $2.8m Cash For 'Some Notable Banks' 0 Comments 4 Days Ago However, Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, urged the anti-graft agency to thoroughly investigate the funds. He also alleged that the cash might belong to politicians, who plan to use it for vote buying. “It is also common knowledge that looters who have hidden money in uncommon places ar

IRC: Nigeria Among Top 10 Countries Most At Risk Of Humanitarian Catastrophe In 2019

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Site of a bomb explosion in Maiduguri , Borno State Site of a bomb explosion in Maiduguri, Borno State AFP/Getty Images Nigeria has been ranked among the top ten countries most at risk of humanitarian crises in 2019. The ranking, which was released by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), has 21 countries on its list, with Yemen taking the top spot. According to the list which was published on December 17, 2018, the 2019 elections may also play a role in sparking greater conflict. According to the publication by IRC, "The International Rescue Committee’s emergency response experts have ranked the countries most at risk of humanitarian catastrophe next year", noting that the top ten, "account for approximately half of internally displaced people and two-thirds of refugees acr