Friday, 28 February 2014

Gunmen Attack Governor Nyako's Convoy

Gunmen suspected to be members of the violent Boko Haram have attacked the convoy of the governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.

Reports say the incident occurred at Shuwari area of the State, as the governor was returning from paying a condolence visit to victims of Boko Haram attacks two days ago.

The governor escaped unhurt in an escort vehicle.

No casualties reported.

Friday, 21 February 2014

VIDEO: Former CBN Governor, Sanusi Vows to Challenge Suspension in Court

In this exclusive interview with Sahara Reporters shortly after his return  from Niamey in Niger Republic following his suspension  from office by President Goodluck Jonathan, Former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi speaks on allegations leveled against him and his decision to challenge his suspension in court. Watch the interview after the cut...

Thursday, 20 February 2014

SSS Detains, Seizes Sanusi’s Passport

Officials of the State Security Service, SSS, have seized the travelling documents of suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, shortly after he arrived Lagos from Niger, where he had gone to attend a meeting of governors of central banks in the West African sub-region.

Jonathan Nominates Emefiele for post of CBN Governor

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday nominated Mr Godwin Emefiele for the position of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

House of Representatives Rejects Suspension of Sanusi as CBN Governor

The House of Representatives has rejected the suspension/removal of the Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Facebook to Pay $19 Billion for WhatsApp

Facebook Inc has agreed to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster transaction that dwarfs the already sky-high prices that other startups have been able to recently command.

President Jonathan Suspends CBN Governor, Sanusi

Reports just coming in says, "out of control" Governor of Nigeria's central bank, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan.

A press statement released by the President's senior special adviser on Media, Reuben Abati stated reasons for the suspension.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Stop Sleeping In Public, PDP Chairman Mu'azu Scolds SGF Pius Anyim

Guests and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party were stunned on Thursday when the new National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, specifically urged the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Pius Anyim, to learn not to sleep during public events.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

President Jonathan Finally Drops Aviation Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday dropped four ministers to "enable them to pursue their respective political and economic interests' the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, said.

Floating school in Nigeria nominated for design award

Buoyed by recycled barrels, a structure in a fishing village next to Lagos, Nigeria has just been nominated for a Design of the Year Award.

Abuja Radio Awards: Vision FM and Staff Nominated in 11 Categories

 Nominations  for the Abuja Radio awards 2013 are out.

Vision FM 92.1 and its hardworking staff have been nominated in 11 categories.

The Programmes, producers  and presenters  nominated are listed below.

Monday, 10 February 2014

President Jonathan Sacks Chief Of Staff Mike Oghiadome

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked his Chief of Staff, Mike Oghiadomhe to resign with immediate effect according to a presidency source.

According to Sahara Reporters President Jonathan reportedly fired the Chief of Staff  after security agencies revealed his deep involvement   in the mega fraud at the  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Revealed: Why Nelson Mandela never forgave ex-wife, Winnie

Nelson Mandela was laid to rest on 15th Dec 2013. John Carlin in his new book ‘Knowing Mandela,’ reveals why he never forgave the former wife who has featured through out the 10 day mourning period and even in the official programme.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Soft Power in Nigeria by Ameto Akpe

In 2013 women heading out for a routine polio immunization exercise were reportedly gunned down at this primary health center in Kano, the largest city in Northern Nigeria, by Boko Haram militants. Photograph: Ameto Akpe.
Almost a decade ago, Muslim clerics in Nigeria’s northern region deemed polio vaccines “an anti-Islamic American plot” to control the population. Even though Nigeria is one of only three countries where polio remains endemic—Pakistan and Afghanistan are the other two—the idea continues to be propagated by cultural, religious, and (some Nigerians say) political voices. It exemplifies the lingering anti-Americanism that impedes some development projects in Nigeria.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Police identify, Arrest Officer demanding bribe in dollars

The Nigeria Police says it has identified and arrested one of  its men caught on hidden camera allegedly demanding bribe in dollars from a citizen, if you didn't see the story, check it out HERE