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Why We Must Find Those Abducted Girls Immediately

Sahara Reporters - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:23
By Dr. Nze Anizor

After some hard thinking, I can now dare to say why I think all the girls abducted by the Boko Haram are kept in one camp. The primary question here is why the girls were taken. Once we determine a plausible motive, it will be easy to create a scenario which meets the motive.

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Nigeria Insecurity: Angry Presidency Bombs Governor Nyako - PREMIUM TIMES

Sahara Reporters - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:14
By PREMIUM TIMES

The Presidency has lashed out at Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa, describing the controversial letter he wrote to governors of Nigerian northern states as a betrayal of trust by a major beneficiary of the Nigerian nation.

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Nigeria’s Police Chief Demands Probe Of Policeman For Alleged Rape

Sahara Reporters - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:06
By Saharareporters, New York

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has given orders for the investigation of a Divisional Police Officer in Lagos believed to have raped a female detainee.

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Why President Obama Will Not Visit Nigeria

Sahara Reporters - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:14
By Dr. Peregrino Brimah  

Barrack Hussein Obama is not only the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, but he is the celebrated black president of the United States. Love him or not, he is at a pinnacle for the black race on the earth today. However, the black president of America has thus far refused to visit the biggest black nation in the world and by all projection, will not do so till he completes his second term as U.S. president if things remain the same with Nigeria. Why will Obama not visit Nigeria? Here are some of the reasons:

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Bomb Scare In Yenegoa : Police In Bayelsa Assures Public

Sahara Reporters - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 03:42
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Bayelsa Police command on Saturday explained that the suspected bomb scare in Yenagoa was a false alarm and appealed to the public to go about their lawful business.

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Bayelsa Govt Dissociates From Pro-Jonathan 2015 Rally

Sahara Reporters - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 03:30
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Governor Seriake Dickson administration in Bayelsa State has issued a disclaimer regarding a proposed rally to nudge President Goodluck Jonathan to declare for a second term.

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Nigeria Police Claims Arrest Officer Caught On Camera Brutalizing Women In Lagos - PREMIUM TIMES

Sahara Reporters - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 02:46
By Ogala Emmanuel

The Lagos state Command of the Nigeria Police Force says Saturday it has arrested one of its officers caught on camera brutalizing women in Lagos.
“The officer has been arrested already and we have commenced investigation,” the spokesperson for the command, Ngozi Braid, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview. “He is in custody already.”

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Akpabio Urges Jonathan To Sack Governors Of Terror-Plagued North-East

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:23
By SaharaReporters, New York

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom urged President Goodluck Jonathan to sack three governors of three states in Nigeria’s northeast area most plagued by terror attacks by members of Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group.

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Another Look At Nigeria By Emeka Asinugo, KSC

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:00
By Emeka Asinugo, KSC

I have been making an attempt to understand the social and political conditions in which Nigerian citizens in Nigeria find themselves today, the extreme violations of lives and property by terrorists and the attendant constant fear in which both citizens and foreigners in the country live, almost by compulsion. It is, indeed, so difficult to understand why these things are happening at-all. So difficult that it is easy to conclude that in this enormously endowed country, now struggling relentlessly to contain its security challenges, sanity appears to have staged a coup. Sanity seems to have staged a coup against Nigerians and flown through the window to the winds.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Farewell To The Magic Muse By Niyi Osundare

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:43
By Niyi Osundare

Gone, the Magic Muse of Aracataca. In a manner similar to his wondrous tales, I can see him levitating towards the skies, a pen in one hand, a trumpet in the other, a rueful smile on his face. For his body is too precious, too imperishable for the grave’s cramping dungeon and its ravenous coven of worms. Beyond the clouds, Angel Gabriel is waiting for his famous namesake at Heavensgate, waiting expectantly for this curious mortal whose fame and flourish competed so triumphantly with those of hosts of heaven. And I can see the intrepid ‘Gabo’ later, negotiating a niche with a revolving door and a wide window through which he can continue to peep at the turbulent world he has left behind and watch how the strands of his magic narratives continue to unfold. Without a doubt, his dealings with other angels are likely to be contentious; for this Gabriel is a being who so often obeys his own rules; a spirit averse to time-worn routines and conventional thou-shalt-nots.. . .

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"We Have To Do Something Before God Answers Prayers" Yadomah Mandara, Confab Delegate

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:09

The youngest delegate to the Nigerian National Conference, Yadomah Mandara has urged Nigerians to take actions in matters of interest to them rather than resorting to mere prayers as a solution to their problems. She made the called penultimate weekend while speaking to SaharaTV.

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Boko Haram Releases Video Message of Abuja Bus Station Bombing

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:07

The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for the Monday bombing in Nigeria's capital that killed at least 75 people.  The video message, rare for the Islamist group following any dramatic attack, is circulating widely and a copy of it was obtained by SaharaReporters late Saturday afternoon.

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Governor Oshiomole And Assessment Of Edo State Teachers (1)

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 15:05
By Dr. Paul John

There is one thing I like about the governor of Edo state right from when he was the leader of the Nigerian labour congress(NLC) till now he is the number one man in Edo state,he is fearless. This is a man that had the clouts to face the military strategies of the then civilian president. Now as the governor of Edo state,he has brought his wealth of experience to ensure that the state is developed. He is the first governor in this present dispensation to sign the death warrants of condemned criminals and ensured that the convicts were executed. Although there were a lot of outcries from many Human Rights groups and Amnesty International,the truth is that the law of the land must be obeyed at all costs and Oshiomhole did not act ultra vires. Those clamouring for the head of the governor should remember what Ola Rotimi  said in his book,THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME,that when a frog in the front falls into a pit,others will take caution.

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Jonathan's Derision For Decency! By Rotimi Fashakin

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:04
By Rotimi Fashakin

For anyone who has closely followed Nigeria's political trend in the last five years, there is a lot to be gleaned from the intrigues and the execrable villainy that governance has become.

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Sambo, Governors, Arrive Kaduna, As Large Public Funds Are Expended On Governor Yero’s Turbaning Ceremony

Sahara Reporters - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:08
By SaharaReporters, New York

Vice President Namadi Sambo and some state governors today arrived in Kaduna ahead of the turbaning on Saturday by the Zazzau Emirate Council in Zaria, of State Governor Mukhtar Yero. `

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Mass Abduction Of High School Girls In Nigeria : 14 More Students Escape From Boko Haram – PREMIUM TIMES

Sahara Reporters - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:14
By Ola' Audu

Fourteen more of the kidnapped Borno female students have escaped from their abductors, an official has said.

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It Is Dangerous To Politicize National Security Matters

Sahara Reporters - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:30

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) is concerned about the attempt to insinuate that APC Governors boycotted the Thursday meeting of the National Security Council. For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that all APC governors received invitations to the meeting, but were later informed on Tuesday night by the Presidency that the meeting had been postponed. It is unfortunate that a meeting as important as that of the meeting of National Security Council at this trying moment is reduced to a partisan status.

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Where Are The Sons And Daughters Of Nigeria?

Sahara Reporters - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:19
By Beinye Otrofanowei

ABSTRACT: Nigeria has been plagued with immense violence, which has spread like a deadly virus all over the country. Militancy in the south, kidnapping in the east, terrorism in the north, and armed robbery in the west. It shows the complete breakdown of law and order in our society, as well as the inefficiency of our security operatives to deal with this menace. This paper seeks to find the voice of Nigeria’s Youth in all this societal menace. It proposes the need for them to stand tall and come together, united to stand up to the evils facing our country, which has killed so many people and attacked our rights and freedoms.      

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EXPLOSIVE VIDEO: Drunken Mobile Policeman Caught Assaulting Two Women

Sahara Reporters - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:14

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CLIP MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNG VIEWERS. A drunken police officer with the Mobile Police, or Mopol, Unit #20, in Lagos, who was later identified as Tafa Mohammed, was caught breaking the law. A citizen video photographer captured officer Mohammed brutalizing two women with a hidden camera, filming this disturbing footage at a safe distance. This illegal action by the officer erupted when a street food vendor would not issue him fish to finish up his beer. The food vendor was said to have declined to sell fish alone, except to those buying food with it, a vendor policy that angered the policeman. Mohammed, a mobile policeman, was reeking of alcohol, say eyewitnesses to this event. Mohammed took on a female customer who was buying food from the same vendor at the time he got there, and threw her into a nasty pond of putrid muddy water.

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Wives Of Northern Governors Demand Release Of Abducted Female Students

Sahara Reporters - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:13
By SaharaReporters, New York

Wives of governors in the North under the aegis of Northern Governor’s Wives Forum on Friday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of more than 120 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, who were abducted by men believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

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