Will Smith Posts Incredibly Sweet Birthday Message to Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are, once again, proving to the world that their marriage is happy and healthy. In honor of Jada turning 44 today, Will posted a sweet message with a throwback picture of the couple from 1995 to his Facebook page. “This was taken at your mom’s house 20 years ago.… Read More Will Smith Posts Incredibly Sweet Birthday Message to Jada Pinkett Smith

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Ben Carson says no Muslim should ever become US president

The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has said no Muslim should be president of the United States of America. In an interview with NBC for broadcast on Sunday morning, the retired neurosurgeon said: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” Carson’s… Read More Ben Carson says no Muslim should ever become US president

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Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender In Maiduguri

The Nigerian army say the new strategies adopted against the terrorists are paying-off as many of them have surrendered , which shows great panic and  widespread confusion among boko haram insurgents. This is contained in a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations Officer Colonel Sani  Usman. The statement notes that the sustained offensives, pre-emptive air strikes and routes blocking by… Read More Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender In Maiduguri

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Kogi State Raises Alert Over Rising Water Level In River Niger

Once again, in its proactive posture in recent times, residents of the nine flood prone Local Government Areas of Kogi State have been advised to be vigilant to avoid a repeat devastation of 2012 flood. Chairman of the Kogi State Flood Management Committee who is also Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi brought this up in Lokoja while… Read More Kogi State Raises Alert Over Rising Water Level In River Niger

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Here’s a look inside the Facebook app that only famous people can use

Facebook released a little-known app that, until recently, could be used only by famous people verified by the social network. It’s called Facebook Mentions. Mentions is a better way for influential people to “keep in touch with their fans,” according to the company. It’s accessible only to verified Facebook users, a privilege that was previously… Read More Here’s a look inside the Facebook app that only famous people can use

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Trump’s advice to teens: Follow your heart, do what you love

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump’s advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well as cigarettes. The billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate is also encouraging the teens to follow their hearts and do something they love, even if it means making less money.… Read More Trump’s advice to teens: Follow your heart, do what you love

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Number of Children Displaced by Boko Haram Surpasses 1.4 Million

More than 1.4 million children have been displaced by Boko Haram extremists operating in Nigeria’s Lake Chad region, but humanitarian funding for the crisis continues to fall short, the United Nations said Friday. “With more refugees and not enough resources, our ability to deliver lifesaving assistance on the ground is now seriously compromised,” said Manuel… Read More Number of Children Displaced by Boko Haram Surpasses 1.4 Million

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Kanye West Hasn’t Forgotten About His 2020 Presidential Run

at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you were worried that Kanye West had forgotten about his 2020 presidential aspirations, which he memorably first announced at this year’s MTV VMAs, well, you can rest easy, because he hasn’t. Performing at last night’s iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, ‘Ye… Read More Kanye West Hasn’t Forgotten About His 2020 Presidential Run

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Buhari’s Wife Seeks Adamawa Commissioner’s Replacement

Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Friday called on Governor Muhammed Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa State to swap his male Commissioner for Women Affairs, Alhaji Aliyu Tola, with a woman. Hajiya Buhari made the call in Yola, the capital, while inaugurating a free medical check-up for 2,000 women in the state under her… Read More Buhari’s Wife Seeks Adamawa Commissioner’s Replacement

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Miley Cyrus Identifies As Pansexual. What Does That Mean, Exactly?

Miley Cyrus has been very vocal about her sexuality in recent months, and now she has a new revelation: She identifies as pansexual. The 22-year-old singer-actress spoke about her sexuality in the October issue of Elle UK, telling the magazine, “I’m very open about it — I’m pansexual. But I’m not in a relationship. I’m… Read More Miley Cyrus Identifies As Pansexual. What Does That Mean, Exactly?

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Report: Joe Biden moves closer to joining presidential race

Biden has been considering a bid for the Democratic nomination, and speculation on his potential candidacy increased after the death of his son Beau Biden this summer. His son urged Biden to seek the presidency, according to news media reports. Biden, however, has publicly grieved the loss of his son and told Stephen Colbert earlier this… Read More Report: Joe Biden moves closer to joining presidential race

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Patience Jonathan Begs Ex-Government Officials, PDP Groups For Dickson’s Re-Election

The former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, yesterday met with former political appointees and some aggrieved politicians under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking for new strategies to ensure the re-election of Seriake Dickson for a second term as governor. Patience Jonathan, who held the meeting in Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA) in… Read More Patience Jonathan Begs Ex-Government Officials, PDP Groups For Dickson’s Re-Election

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Nigerian tribunal issues arrest warrant for Senate president

By Camillus Eboh  ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Code of Conduct Tribunal issued a warrant for the arrest of Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday after he failed to appear before the court, the judge said. The tribunal is a special court that tries asset declaration misdemeanours. It charged Saraki this week with falsely declaring his… Read More Nigerian tribunal issues arrest warrant for Senate president

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Back on track? Nigeria’s oil refineries resume production

Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (AFP) – Bright orange flames flare upwards from a pencil-thin chimney at the Port Harcourt Refining Company, sending thick black smoke into the white clouds above Nigeria’s southern oil hub.  On the ground, workers in boiler suits and hard hats inspect the tanks, valves and gauges around the metal pipes that stretch… Read More Back on track? Nigeria’s oil refineries resume production

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Boko Haram leader dismisses Nigerian military claims

Army spokesman Sani Usman said troops destroyed more rebel enclaves and camps in the restive state of Borno, which has been worst hit by the six-year Islamist insurgency. “The fight against the terrorists in the northeast is gaining successful momentum, with most of the camps falling to the Federal might,” he said in a statement.… Read More Boko Haram leader dismisses Nigerian military claims

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Hannah Awolowo Is Dead

Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, the wife of one of Nigeria’s most respected politicians, Obafemi Awolowo died earlier today. Mrs. Awolowo, who was 99 years old, achieved great fame and respect as a confidante of her late husband and custodian of his tremendous political and cultural legacy. Saharareporters learnt that the matriarch of the Awolowo family… Read More Hannah Awolowo Is Dead

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All He Is Saying Is Give War a Chance

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will probably succeed in strengthening his country’s military. But at what cost? Japan’s parliament is primed for a showdown over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s controversial security legislation. Abe believes the time has come for the removal of an important constraint that prevents Japan’s military, known as the Self-Defense Force (SDF),… Read More All He Is Saying Is Give War a Chance

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Pope Francis arrives in Cuba amid high hopes for the nation

Pope Francis arrived in Havana Saturday afternoon to great fanfare at the beginning of a 10-day journey to Cuba and the United States. Jubilant crowds welcomed history’s first Latin American pope, 73, to the island nation after he landed aboard an Alitalia flight from Rome. Applause and chants of anticipation could be heard as the… Read More Pope Francis arrives in Cuba amid high hopes for the nation

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Obama Nominates First Openly Gay Secretary of the Army

Just four years after the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Pentagon reached another milestone in its campaign to better integrate gay, lesbian, and transgender personnel into its ranks with the nomination of Eric Fanning, an openly gay official, to the Army’s top civilian post. If confirmed to be the next… Read More Obama Nominates First Openly Gay Secretary of the Army

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EFCC Declares Top Saraki Accomplice Wanted For N3.6bn Fraud

Kennedy Izuagbe, a former director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Plc and Managing Director of Bukola Saraki-owned Carlisle Properties and Investment Limited, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Kennedy Izuagbe, close Saraki associate and Managing Director of Saraki-owned company Carlisle Properties Bukola Saraki, now Senate President, is the former Executive Director of Societe Generale Bank in… Read More EFCC Declares Top Saraki Accomplice Wanted For N3.6bn Fraud

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Assets Declaration Documents Detail Bukola Saraki’s Theft And Looting

SaharaReporters has exclusively obtained documents revealing Senate President Bukola Saraki’s asset declaration in 2003. The documents come hours after SaharaReporters reported that the Code of Conduct Tribunal formally charged the embattled Senate President with 13 counts of financial crime, money laundering, and unexplained assets. Mr. Saraki’s trial is expected to commence tomorrow, September 18, 2015, as he has been officially served today with the… Read More Assets Declaration Documents Detail Bukola Saraki’s Theft And Looting

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Euphoria greets Pope Francis at Havana residence

UPDATE: Pope Francis has arrived at the Vatican envoy’s residence in Havana to a euphoric welcome following a trip from the city’s international airport in the popemobile. “Here he comes! Here he comes!” shouted hundreds of people waiting outside the residence as Francis approached. On his arrival, people shouted: “Francis! Brother, now you are a… Read More Euphoria greets Pope Francis at Havana residence

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Mimiko Lifts Ban On Okada Operations In Ondo State

The Ondo State government has lifted its ban placed on the operation of commercial motorcyclists otherwise known as “Okada riders” in the State. ‎A source on told SaharaReporters that the embattled Governor of the State, Olusegun Mimiko, ordered the immediate announcement lifting the ban on the activities of the cyclists. The sources said the Governor… Read More Mimiko Lifts Ban On Okada Operations In Ondo State

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Cholera Outbreak In Maiduguri IDP Camps Leaves Hundreds Sick, 9 Dead

At least 9 people have died and another 98 are receiving medical treatment from a cholera outbreak at an IDP camp in Maiduguri, according to a health worker speaking with SaharaReporters. Maiduguri is the capital of Borno State and is now the location of the military headquarters to facilitate Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram. The… Read More Cholera Outbreak In Maiduguri IDP Camps Leaves Hundreds Sick, 9 Dead

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Buhari To Boko Haram: Release Chibok Girls, Get Amnesty

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to grant amnesty to Boko Haram fighters on the condition that they release all the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The President, who is on a three-day visit to France, said this during an interview with Agence France Presse on Wednesday. Buhari told AFP that the Federal Government was talking to Boko… Read More Buhari To Boko Haram: Release Chibok Girls, Get Amnesty

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CNN says debate set network record with 22.9 mln viewers

The Republican presidential candidates’ prime-time debate on CNN attracted an average of 22.9 million viewers, the network said on Thursday, making it the highest-rated program in the channel’s history. The figures, based on Nielsen data, fell short of the 24 million who tuned in last month when Republican candidates took part in a debate on… Read More CNN says debate set network record with 22.9 mln viewers

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George W. Bush was suddenly a pretty popular guy at Wednesday’s GOP debate

presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump, left, and Scott Walker, right, both speak as Jeb Bush, listens during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald…Ronald Reagan, whose Air Force One towered over the Republican presidential candidates during Wednesday’s debate, is always a hit at a GOP debate. Every candidate wants people to look at him or her and… Read More George W. Bush was suddenly a pretty popular guy at Wednesday’s GOP debate

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Man who helped place noose on Ole Miss statue gets prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison. A federal judge sentenced Graeme Phillip Harris on Thursday to six months in prison beginning Jan. 4, and 12 months’ supervised release. Harris’ lawyer argued he didn’t… Read More Man who helped place noose on Ole Miss statue gets prison

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Nigerian President Rules Out Further Currency Devaluation

Central bank is making FX available to ‘essential’ services Businesses struggling to access dollars, Stanbic chairman says Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said he opposed a weakening of the currency of Africa’s biggest oil producer and endorsed the central bank’s policy of restricting foreign-exchange trading. “I don’t think it is healthy for us to get the… Read More Nigerian President Rules Out Further Currency Devaluation

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Buhari Meets French President As France Promises Military Support

A meeting between the French President François Hollande and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took place in the Élysée Palace in Paris. It was learned that France pledged assistance for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) with intelligence gathering and military equipment to combat terrorism in Nigeria and the West African region. The French president expressed… Read More Buhari Meets French President As France Promises Military Support

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Buhari Says Boko Haram Demands Release Of Its Bomb Maker In Exchange For Chibok Girls

Government officials have met with the leaders of Boko Haram sect for talks on freedom for the abducted Chibok girls, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said in France. President Muhammadu Buhari speaking in Paris State House  However, he added that apart from ensuring that it negotiates with genuine leaders of the sect, the government rejected the… Read More Buhari Says Boko Haram Demands Release Of Its Bomb Maker In Exchange For Chibok Girls

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Coup In Burkina Faso, Whereabouts Of President And Prime Minister Unknown

A close ally of the former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore lead a coup which has effectively deposed the executive leadership of the country yesterday. The coup, lead by General Gilbert Diendere, detained interim President Michel Kafano and interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida during a high level cabinet meeting in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina… Read More Coup In Burkina Faso, Whereabouts Of President And Prime Minister Unknown

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Defend Allegations Against You, TMG Tells Saraki

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has asked the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to defend allegations leveled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau. Bukola Saraki, Senate President and notorious thief stealing from Kwara State and banks The group said it was unfortunate that instead of defending himself, the former Governor of Kwara State… Read More Defend Allegations Against You, TMG Tells Saraki

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US, China Pair Up on Climate Change

Amid questions about China’s currency manipulation and its behavior in cyber space, U.S. administration officials are highlighting common areas of interest as President Barack Obama prepares to welcome his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to the White House later this month. “Whether it’s on climate issues or confronting Iran over their nuclear program, we have been… Read More US, China Pair Up on Climate Change

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Google Life Sciences just hired the government’s top mental illness expert

Google’s Life Sciences team is growing quickly, now that it’s part of the Alphabet family. And today, Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, announced he would be joining the growing ranks. Insel has served as NIMH’s director for 13 years. He wrote in his statement, “The [Google Life Sciences] mission is… Read More Google Life Sciences just hired the government’s top mental illness expert

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Chipotle is facing a lawsuit from a woman who says she was hospitalized twice after eating there

Flickr/ Collin MesserChipotle is facing a lawsuit following a salmonella outbreak. Chipotle is facing a lawsuit following a salmonella outbreak in Minnesota that has been linked to more than a dozen of its restaurants. The lawsuit was filed by April Beck, who says she was hospitalized twice and developed blood clots in her arms after… Read More Chipotle is facing a lawsuit from a woman who says she was hospitalized twice after eating there

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Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender In Maiduguri

The Nigerian army say the new strategies adopted against the terrorists are paying-off as many of them have surrendered , which shows great panic and  widespread confusion among boko haram insurgents. This is contained in a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations Officer Colonel Sani  Usman. The statement notes that the sustained offensives, pre-emptive air strikes and routes blocking by… Read More Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender In Maiduguri

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Worried Mourinho Bans ‘Any Form Of Joke’ In Training Sessions

Following the drastic fall in the team’s performance recently, Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has banned any form of joke from his players during training sessions. The Telegraph reports with reference to senior Chelsea sources, that there have not been any crisis meetings, following the defeat at Everton. The club has also described a reported bust-up… Read More Worried Mourinho Bans ‘Any Form Of Joke’ In Training Sessions

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Mugabe Has Made A Fool Of Himself Reading His Own Speech

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has made the fool of himself delivering speech at the opening of parliament. President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe While delivering a speech at the opening of parliament, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe gave a good reason to be ridiculed by the opposition parliamentarians. They felt a little bit deja-vu when it turned… Read More Mugabe Has Made A Fool Of Himself Reading His Own Speech

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Obasanjo Praises Buhari, Says He Is ‘Reasonably Satisfied’

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo who visited president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa last week said he is satisfied with Buhari’s performance and added that there is nothing to worry about. According to Premium Times, Obasanjo visited the president to discuss the outcome of his trip to Guinea Bissau and to also discuss “other national issues”. Obasanjo was… Read More Obasanjo Praises Buhari, Says He Is ‘Reasonably Satisfied’

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