EXCLUSIVE: Tinubu, GAC Back Lagos Assembly Speaker, Obasa, Over Suspension Of Lawmakers, Corruption

A former governor of Lagos State, who doubles as the Chairman of Lagos Governor's Advisory Committee, Bola Tinubu, has thrown his weight behind Speaker of the state's House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, in the ongoing crisis in the parliament. SaharaReporters had exclusively reported that the Governor’s Advisory Council was convened to intervene in the crisis after the Assembly sacked...

Civil Society Coalition Slams Abba Kyari, Other Politicians For Refusing To Self-isolate After Foreign Trips

The Civil Society Alliance Against COVID-19 (CSAA COVID-19) in Nigeria has condemned the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and other top politicians, who refused to quarantine and self-isolate themselves after visiting high-risk countries in recent times. In a statement jointly signed by 38 CSOs, the CSAA COVID-19 posited that the actions of the politicians had...

EXCLUSIVE: How Delta State Science Commissioner, Matthew Tsekiri, Sacked Staff Over Refusal To Remit N100, 000 Into Girlfriend’s Bank Account From Salary

Delta State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Matthew Tsekiri, has sacked his Special Assistant, Tene-Omadide Karure, for refusing to remit N100, 000 from his salary into the bank account of his girlfriend. Tsekiri had ensured that every month, 40 per cent of Karure’s N250, 000 salary goes to his (commissioner) girlfriend in Asaba, the Delta State capital.  The lady named...

EXCLUSIVE: Presidential Intensive Care Unit Activated As Buhari Self-isolates After Abba Kyari Tests Positive For Coronavirus

  The Presidential Intensive Care Unit inside Aso Villa has been activated and placed on standby after President Muhammadu Buhari went into self-isolation on Tuesday evening.  A top government source told SaharaReporters that persistent coughing by the President raised fears in Aso Villa on Tuesday despite him earlier testing negative to Coronavirus.  Since it emerged that Abba Kyari, Buhari's Chief of...

Buhari Expresses Grief Over Killing Of Soldiers In Borno Boko Haram Ambush

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “grief and sorrow’’ over loss of soldiers ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists in Gorgi Village, Borno State. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari while commiserating with families of the slain soldiers, said, “Sacrifices of our gallant patriots cannot be quantified, and their sacrifices cannot go...

EXCLUSIVE: Presidency To Move Abba Kyari To Lagos For Treatment After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

There are currently plans by Nigeria's Presidency to move Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, to Lagos for urgent medical attention after he was confirmed to have been infected with Coronavirus.  SaharaReporters had on Monday exclusively reported that Kyari was seriously ill and suspected of having Coronavirus after returning from trips to Germany and Egypt where...

BREAKING: Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari, Reportedly Sick, Suspected Of Contracting Coronavirus

  Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, is said to be seriously ill and in fact suspected of being infected with Coronavirus. A top government source told SaharaReporters on Monday that Kyari has been seriously "down" since returning from a trip abroad.  Kyari visited Germany and Egypt and only returned this week, giving credence to the fact...

BREAKING: Governor’s Advisory Council To Meet Over Lagos Assembly Crisis

The Governor’s Advisory Council is being convened to intervene in the imbroglio that has engulfed the Lagos State House of Assembly.  The state Assembly has sacked two principal officers and suspended two other lawmakers indefinitely.  The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, is battling to save his seat after revelation of several financial misconduct perpetuated under him.With reports by SaharaReporters exposing some of...

BREAKING: Presidential Villa Staff Jubilate After Redeployment Of State House Permanent Secretary, Jalal Arabi

Workers in Nigeria's Presidential Villa in Abuja are currently jubilating following the redeployment of State House Permanent Secretary, Jalal Arabi.  In a letter on Monday, Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, announced the redeployment of Arabi and two others, Tijani Idris Umar and Sabi’u Zakari.  Arabi has now been moved to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster...

Falana Urges President Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus

Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the country over the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria in order to curb its spread.  In a statement on Monday, Falana said Buhari must immediately come up with laws to back up measures being put in place so that such could be...

APC Shuts National Secretariat For Two Weeks Over Coronavirus

The All Progressive Congress has ordered the closure of its National Secretariat in Abuja for two weeks as part of moves to curb the spread of Coronavirus.  The party said the move was in line with the government’s directive that people should stay away from large gatherings. Addressing staff of the secretariat on Monday, National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said that...

Submit Yourselves For Coronavirus Test, Abba Kyari Tells Nigerian Lawmakers Returning From Foreign Trips

Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has ordered serving Nigerian lawmakers, who recently arrived the country from foreign trips, to submit themselves for Coronavirus test.  In a leaked memo dated March 21, 2020 addressed to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Kyari expressed displeasure at the refusal of legislators to undergo Coronavirus checks at...

BREAKING: Atiku’s Son Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Son of Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has tested positive for Coronavirus. Atiku confirmed this on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday. He said, "My son has tested positive for Coronavirus.   "@NCDCGov has been duly informed and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. "I will appreciate it if you have him in your...

EXPOSED: Speaker Of Lagos Assembly, Obasa, Awards Contracts To Self Through Company Registered In Son’s Name

  Emerging facts have revealed illegal activities being perpetrated by Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. SaharaReporters had on Saturday published a report highlighting a list of companies the Speaker had been using to award contracts to himself and launder public funds. The report revealed that Obasa primarily used De Kingrun Multipurpose Nigeria Ltd for securing and implementing contracts...