Date archive forDecember, 2013
By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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PDP Aspirant Grades Community Roads At Christmas

  A member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ibadan, Mr. Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu has embarked on the grading of 18 kilometres road in order to ease movement of people and goods during the festive period. Mr More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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Ajimobi Commends Police For Low Crime Rate At Christmas

The Governor of Oyo State Mr. Abiola Ajimobi has attributed the low crime rate in the state during the yuletide season to the efforts of the Nigerian Police, saying the force has become more efficient. The governor spoke More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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Fashola Calls For Better Understanding Among Ethnic, Religious Groups

Governor of Lagos State, Mr.Babatunde Fashola has called for better understanding among Nigerians irrespective of creed, religion or ethnic differences, saying in doing so can the country achieve peace and progress. The More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Lagos Speaker Mobilises For APC, Hosts South-West Speakers

Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji yesterday played host the speakers of the All Progressive Party (APC), charging them to key into in the south-west agenda on how to further move the More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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You Can’t Distract Me: Ekweremadu Tells Governor Chime

Deputy Senate President,  Senator Ike Ekweremadu has said that nobody can distract him from his agenda of improving the lives of his constituents and Nigerians saying his aim in politics was to take his people More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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APC Committee To Settle Rift Between Shekarau, Kwankwaso

The reconciliation committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) headed by Abubakar Baraje has concluded plans commence reconciliation of the warring parties in the five states where the governors are in a supremacy More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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“Don’t Be Deceived, We Are Fighting Religious War” -Shekau

The leader of the outlawed Boko Haram sect and perhaps the most wanted in Nigeria history, Abubakar Shekau yesterday said they are in total submission to the will of God and would have eaten human if they were More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 27th, 2013
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APC Will Surely Fight Corruption -Ribadu

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, has vowed that the opposition APC, would fight the ravaging scourge of corruption More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 27th, 2013
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FCDA Officer, Mohammed Held Over Abuja Land Scam

 A staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Mrs Hajara Egbra, and one other person have been held in Lagos by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police over allegations of involvement More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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Boko Haram: Group Press For Release of Kogi Varsity Lecturer

The Old Students of Al-bayan Islamic Secondary School, Jos,  former school of Dr. Muhammad Nazeef, a Boko Haram suspect and lecturer with Kogi State University, have appealed to the security agency to treat his More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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Deposed Deji of Akure Writes Mimiko, Seeks Reinstatement

The deposed Deji of Akure, Mr. Oluwadare Adesina, has urged the Ondo State government drop the deposition and banishment orders placed on him in 2010 by returning him to the throne. Mr Adesina said he has learnt More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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Breaking News: Primate Peter Akinola Kidnapped In Abeokuta

Retired Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria and former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Peter Akinola has been kidnapped. Primate Akinola was waylaid and taken away by unknown gunmen More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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Jonathan Replies Obasanjo…alleges threat to his life, says Obj letter sets stage for subversion

The crisis between President Goodluck Jonathan and his estranged political god-father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo assumed a dangerous dimension on Sunday as Jonathan in a damning reply accused the ex-president More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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Charge Obasanjo For Anti-Party Now, Says Ameh Ebute

  Former President of the Senate, Mr. Ameh Ebute has hit back at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his controversial letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, saying drastic action should be taken against More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the November/ December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), with 86,612 candidates, obtaining five credits More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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2011 Christmas Day Bombing: Kabiru Sokoto Bags Life Imprisonment

Kabiru Umar (a.k.a.) Kabiru Sokoto, the mastermind of the 2011 Christmas Day Bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, has been sentenced to life imprisonment. A Federal High Court More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Shun Bribe-For-Promotion, Jonathan Warns Civil Servants

…Swear In New Perm Secs  President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that the Federal Civil Service would be breeding corrupt officers if it engages in bribe in order to promote its workers. The president who More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Apo Shooting: Eye Witness Recounts How Bullet Hits Neighbour’s Stomach

  An eye-witness Mr. Gambo Idris on Thursday gave a horrific picture of the controversial shooting by security operatives in Apo area Abuja in which 8 persons lost their lives. Idris, a tricycle rider who narrated More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Ogun Labour Party Chairman, Secretary Allege Threat To Lives

The crisis within the Labour Party in Ogun State assumed a new twist as Chairman of the party in the state, Mr.Simon Olabode and the Secretary, Mr.Sunday Oginni, today alleged threat to their lives. The Labour Party More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Atiku, APC Leaders In Crucial Meeting

The National Leadership of the opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, are in crucial meeting in Abuja. National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, who led the party’s More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Developing Story: 37 PDP Reps Decamp To APC

…leadership change imminent Thirty seven members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the House of Representatives have announced their defection to the All Progressive Party APC, a move that now places More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Jonathan Unveils First Nigeria’s Indigenous Drone

Nigeria has unveiled it first homemade Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as part of the government efforts to reposition its air defence system. President Goodluck Jonathan  at he occasion More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Breaking News: Explosion Hits Rivers Deputy Governor’s Office

There was pandemonium in and around the Rivers State Government Office, Port Harcourt Tuesday as the Deputy Governor’s wing was hit by explosion from unknown assailants. It was not immediately clear if the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Ogori Mangogo Water Scheme Contract Awarded – Sen. Abatemi-Usman Tells Constituents

 The Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has disclosed that the contract for the water treatment scheme in Ogori/Mangogo Local Government Area (LGA) has already been More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Inflation Rate Up By 0.1% In November -Statistic Bureau


The National Bureau of Statistics NBS, has said that the nation’s inflation rate stood at 7.9 per cent in November, 0.1 per cent higher than the 7.8 per cent recorded in October. This is the first up-tick More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Medical Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike Wednesday

The Nigerian Medical Association has warned that it will commence a nationwide strike on Wednesday, saying its ultimatum to the federal government has ended. The doctors have been engaged in talks with the government More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Presidency Denies Training Snipers, Denounces Call For Impeachment

The Presidency has denied allegations that the Jonathan administration is training about 1,000 snipers ahead of 2015 elections, just as it described the opposition’s call for the president’s impeachment More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Nigeria Records 104.4bpd Decrease In Crude Production In November

 Nigeria’s crude oil production slide from 1,925 million barrels per day (bpd) it recorded in October to 1,821 million bpd in November this year, representing a decrease of 104.4 bpd in the country’s More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Obasanjo’s Letter Is Provocative, Mischievous -Presidency

  The Presidency last night reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as highly provocative and mischievious. A statement by the Senior Special More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Bury Your 2015 Ambition: Obasanjo Writes Jonathan

…says corruption stinks around him warns that nation is going adrift accuses him of backing non-PDP governors cations against confab FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a letter to President More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Presidency Fires Back At Tambuwal, Says Comment Is Unfortunate

The Presidency has denied allegations that President Goodluck Jonathan is encouraging corruption by turning blind eyes to cases of corruption in his government. Presidential Spokesman Dr Reuben Abati in a series More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Group F World Cup Draw: FIFA Dismisses Rigging Allegation

 Federation of International Football Association FIFA has denied acussation that the world cup draw for Brazil 2014 which places Argentina in group f was manipulated to favour Argentina. FIFA Tuesday dismissed More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Mandela Burial: Jonathan’s Name Not In The List Of Speakers

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan may not be among the dignitaries to speak at the occasion lined for the burial of the late South African anti-apartheid hero Dr Nelson Mandela after all. South Africa’s More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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N1.8b Subsidy Scam: EFCC Re-arraigns Tukur, Alao, Others

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned two oil marketers, Mahmud Tukur and Abdullahi Alao, who are standing over an alleged N1.8 billion fuel subsidy fraud. The defendants More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Post-Apartheid South Africa: Nigeria Deserves Better Treatment, Says Fashola

…Urges Leaders to Emulate Mandela. Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday lamented the hostile attitude of South Africa towards Nigerian  despite the nation’s immense support to end apartheid regime More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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Mandela Came, Identified His Mission And Fulfilled It – NLC

 The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has extolled the virtue of the late South African icon Dr. Nelson Mandela who passed away last Thursday at the age of 95, describing him as a priceless leader who lived his More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Iyayi Burial: Priest Booed Over Comment On Strike

  Officiating minister at the lying-in-state held for late ASUU President Prof, Festus Iyayi , Reverend Fr. Andrew Obiyan got more than what he bargained for yesterday as he was shouted down by a cross-section More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Jang Renames State Varsity After Solomon Lar

 The Plateau State University has been renamed after the first Executive Governor of the state Chief Solomon Lar, who died recently in the United States after a brief illness. Governor  Jonah Jang who made  the More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Amaechi Accuses Kalabari Leaders Of Not Supporting Fight Oil Wells

Rivers State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has expressed surprised that leaders of Kalabari kingdom have not lend support to his campaign for the return of Soku oil wells ceded to Bayelsa State by the Federal More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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France To Train 20,000 African Soldiers Yearly

French President, Francois Hollande has announced its government resolve to train over  20,000 African soldiers on annually basis. Hollande said the gesture was the French government’s contribution  towards More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Jonathan Condoles Lar’s Family

Vice president Namadi Sambo yesterday led a federal government  delegation to condoled with the family of late Solomon Lar, describing him  as a father, uncle brother and a leader who  devoted his life to the More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Nigeria Draw Argentina In World Cup

African champions, Nigeria, yesterday during FIFA World Cup draws were drawn in Group F and will face two- time World champions, Argentina in the group stages of the 2014 Mundial in Brazil. Nigeria was in pot More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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World Leaders Mourn Madiba…Mandela Will Be ‘Sorely Missed’ – President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed immense sadness over the death of former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela. Other leaders of the world including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eulogised More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Nelson Mandela is dead

South Africa’s anti-aparthied hero and one of the world’s most revered political icon of the 20th century Dr. Nelson Mandela is dead. South Afrca President, Mr. Jacob Zuma who announced the death said More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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We Have Met ASUU’s Condition -FG

The Presidency yesterday insisted it has met all demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) saying there was absolutely no reason for the union not to return to the classroom. Senior Special Assistant More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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U.K. Introduces New Visa Payment Method

The British High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday announced a new system of visa application whereby U.K. visa would be paid for online in U.S. dollars. A statement signed by its Press and Public Affairs Officer, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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FIFA Unveils 2014 World Cup Ball

The Federation of International Football Association FIFA has unveiled the official match ball for the 2014 World Cup game coming up in Brazil. The ball named ‘Brazuca’ was launched at the iconic Parque More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Chinese RMB Overtakes Euro As Second Most Used Currency

The Chinese national currency -Yuan, has overtaken the Euro in October, becoming the second-most used currency in trade finance, global transaction services organization- SWIFT, said yesterday. The market share More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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LCCI Seeks Review Of Automotive Policy, says it is ill-timed

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on the federal government to review the automotive policy which increases import tariff and levies on motor vehicles. The chamber urged government More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Ibadan Rep Aspirant On Familarisation Tour

In a bid to familarise himself with the  present  situation of things in his constituency, an aspirant to the House of Rersentatives in the 2015 general elections on the platforem of the Peoples More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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ASUU Strike: FG Extends Ultimatum For Varsity Lecturers

The Federal Government on Tuesday extended its deadline for striking university lecturers to resume work. The deadline was moved from December 4 to December 9. The government had last week Friday ordered the More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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UCH Doctors Suspend Strike, Say FG Underpay Staff To The Tune Of N100m

Resident doctors in the University College Hospital,Ibadan  yesterday suspended its two months old strike just as it all accused the Federal Government of short-changing the hospital authorities to the tune of More...