Date archive forJanuary, 2014
By News Investigator On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Rumble In The Senate Over Unread Defection Notice

  There was pandemonium on the floor of the senate yesterday as the 11 aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) senators attempted to compel the Deputy Senate president Senator Ike Ekweremadu who presided the More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Jonathan Denies Reported Reasons On Sacking of Service Chiefs, Says It’s Mischevious

The presidency has denied media reports credited to President Goodluck Jonathan that the former service chiefs were relieved of their appointments because of “unhealthy competition” among them. The presidency More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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FG Releases Guidelines For ‘National Conference,’ Nomination Of Delegates Commences Today

 The Federal Government has announced the commencement of nominations for the proposed national conference, just as it rolled out the guidelines for the dialogue in which a total of 492 delegates are expected More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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DP commends Senate for Confirming New Service Chiefs, Says It’s A Triumph Of Nationalism

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Senate for going ahead to thoroughly screen and clear the new Service Chiefs in spite of the “wicked plot by the APC to stall the process.” PDP More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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INEC Timetable: APC Senators Kick, Say It Favours Jonathan

Senators of All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday kicked against election time table release last weekend by Independent Electoral Commission saying the time table only favored sitting President. The Senators More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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11 Senators Defect To APC

Eleven Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the Senate have defected to the opposition All Progressive Congress APC. The defection happened less than 3 hours after the PDP leadership ruled out the possibility More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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2015 : PDP Ruled Out Automatic Tickets For Members

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Adamu Muazu, has said that the party will not give automatic tickets to its members to contest the 2015 general elections. Muazu made the declaration More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Declare Your Ambition Now Akpabio Tells Jonathan

Chairman of the PDP-Governor’s Forum and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his ambition to contest the 2015 presidential election without further More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Report of Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, during his Independence Day broadcast on October 1,2013 informed Nigerians that he had set up a 13-Member More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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UBA Lifts Power Sector Privatization With US$700 Million Funding

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has extended US$700 million (N113 billion) in funding to different investors towards the acquisition of power assets in Nigeria’s recently privatized power sector. The Group More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Boko Haram kills 74 in Borno and Adamawa

By Ibrahim Imam Barely a week after the assurance by the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh to eradicate the Boko Haram sect by April 2014, the insurgents on Monday went on rampage killing 74 More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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INEC Releases Timetables, Osun Governorship Poll Holds August 9, 2014

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the Osun governorship election billed for Aug. 9, 2014. In a statement released by INEC Secretary Mrs Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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El-Rufai Regains Freedom

After hours of interrogations by the Department of State Services, (DSS) former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and Interim Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Justice Ayo Salami And Nigeria’s Moral Burden -Another View

By Chima Ubeku At the 10th Gani Fawehinmi lecture held  recently in Lagos,delivered by Suspended but now retired President of the Nigerian Court of Appeal  Justice Ayo Salami,he was quoted as saying“…Nigerians More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Southern Kaduna, Zazzau Youth Unite Ahead Of 2015 Polls

By Ibrahim Imam Youth groups from the Zazzau emirate and Southern part of Kaduna State have resolved to bury their differences and work for peaceful elections in 2015. The youths at meeting in Kaduna yesterday dismissed More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Angry Reps Group Vows to Checkmate APC Over Directives

A Pro-Jonathan group, National Unity Group on Monday emerged in the House of Representatives to checkmate what it considered the excesses of the All Progressive Congress (APC), just as it described the recent directives More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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2015: Youth Group Give Jonathan 45-Days Ultimatum

The National Coalition for Jonathan/Sambo Presidency, NACOJP, youth wing have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to indicate interest in the 2015 presidential election within the next 45-days or face their wrath. The More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Qualify For Final, Get Another $100,000 -Sport Minister Tells Eagles

The Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi has offered another incentive of $100,000 dollars to the Super Eagles of Nigeria should they win their next match and qualify More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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MTN Brand Ambassador ‘Saka’ Loses Dad

Comic actor and MTN brand ambassador, Mr. Hafiz Oyetoro, popularly known as Saka has been bereaved following the death of his father on Saturday. Saka was in Abuja for a movie production when the news of the passing More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Borno: Boko Haram Invaded Kawuri Again, Killed 52

By Ibrahim Imam, Kano Armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Sect on Sunday night invaded Kawuri District of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state  killing a soldier and 51 civilians even as More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Don’t Get Involved In 2015 Elections -Military Personnel Warned

By Ibrahim Imam Nigerian Army personnel have been warned to resist the temptation of being used for illegal political activities during the forthcoming 2015 elections. The outgoing commander of 3rd Brigade Kano, More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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El-Rufai Surrenders To SSS, In Company Of APC Chieftains

Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory and Interim Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressive Congress APC , Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, has finally reported for questioning at the offices of the State More...

By News Investigator On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Kwara: PDP Stakeholders Plot To Whittle Saraki’s Grip On Power

Politicians under the auspices of   the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stakeholders in Kwara State, have commenced plans to challenge the Saraki political dynasty in the state in the 2015 elections. At the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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APC Berates DSS Over El-Rufai

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticized what it called the harassment of its Deputy National Secretary, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, by the Department of State Security (DSS), saying it amounts to witch-hunt. Armed More...

By News Investigator On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Group Condemn APC’s Call For Budget Boycott

A group known as the Ominira Yoruba Apapo OYA has condemned condemn the call by the leadership of the All Progressive Congress APC for its membership in the National Assembly to block further executive proposals More...

By News Investigator On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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PDP Aspirant Canvasses Support For Adamu Muazu

 A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibadan, Mr. Olayinka Oladimeji has urged, members of the party in Oyo State and the South-West Geo-political zoze to cooperate with the party’s new national More...

By News Investigator On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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APC Directs Lawmakers To Block 2014 budget, Nominee Lists…They Are Anarchists Says PDP

The opposition All Progressives Congress [APC] has asked its members in the National Assembly to block all executive bills including the 2014 Appropriation Bill in protest against what it calls the impunity of More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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Davos: Jonathan Calls For Inclusive Economic Growth, Intra-Africa Trade

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday urged African governments to accord the greater priority to promotion of inclusive economic growth on the continent through wealth creation as a measure to tackling poverty More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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CBN Raises Alarm Over Depletion Of Excess Crude Account, Foreign Reserves

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has warned that the continued depletion of the nation’s foreign reserves and excess crude revenue account, ECA, poses serious danger to the economy and could warrant currency More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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The Same Sex Prohibition Law

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan’s assent to the bill banning same sex-marriage and same-sex partnerships in Nigeria, in spite of pressures from certain quarters of the international community, is a  bold and More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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New Defence Chief Vows to Wipe Out Boko Haram By April

The new Chief of Defence Staff in Nigeria, Air Marshall Alex Badeh, has promised to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of Nigeria by April. Speaking at the handover ceremony at the Defence Headquarters More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Ministerial List: Jonathan Submits Gusau, Obanikoro, Wali And 9 Others Senate Screening

President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded the names of the 12 ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening and possible confirmation. The senate President, Sen. David Mark who read the president’s More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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Decampee Senators: Mark Makes Pre-emptive Move,May Declare Boroffice Seat Vacant

Plots by some senators to defect this week may have suffered some setbacks as strong indications emerged that the President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark has planned a preemptive move to starve off the threat posed More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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Adamu Muazu Emerged As PDP National Chairman

Former Governor of Bauchi State, Mr. Adamu Muazu has emerged as the new national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP Muazu’s candidacy was endorsed by the 64th National Executive Committee More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Gov. Obi Is Now APGA National Leader, BOT Chairman

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has appointed Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra as its national leader and Chairman of its Board of Trustees (BOT). The Obi who is the only remaining APGA governor was appointed More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Gay Pastor, Members Relocate To UK

A couple of years back,there was a report on the activities of Reverend Rowland who was running a gay Church underground in Lagos, Nigeria. The Church called House of Rainbow was situated at No 36/38 Yakoyo Street, More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Amaechi’s Governors Forum Urges NASS To Probe Jonathan

The Governor Chubuike Amaechi led faction of the Nigeria  Governors Forum has called for the immediate probe of the allegedly $48 billion dollar unremitted revenue by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Military Service Chiefs’ Sack: I’m Vindicated -Keyamo

Lagos lawyer Mr. Festus Keyamo has said that the sacking of the military service chiefs by President Goodluck Jonathan was a vindication of his recent demand for their sack. Keyamo had last week issued a 14-day More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Jonathan Announces Tukur’s Resignation, New PDP Chairman To Emerge Next Monday

President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the resignation of Mr. Bamanga Tukur as National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). The announcement put paid to several denials to the contrary by More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Anambra Mistakes Will Not Repeat Itself In 2015 -INEC

 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its commitment to conduct free and fair elections next year, saying the commission has learnt from recent shortcoming in Anambra State governorship More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Breaking News: Jonathan Sacks Nigeria’s Military Chiefs, Air Marshal Badeh Now CDS

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked Nigeria’s service chiefs and appointed new ones. Presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, made the disclosure in a message on his twitter handle @abati1990. It read: “President More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Breaking News…PDP Caucus Ratifies Tukur’s Resignation

The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has ratified the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. This is to be followed by a meeting of the Board of Trustee BOT who More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Jonathan Signs Bill Banning Same Sex Marriage, US Cries Foul

President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships in Nigeria, just as the United States expressed concern saying the act is discriminatory. Many Nigerian religious More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Jonathan Applauds Outgoing Chinese Ambassador, Says Nigeria/China Relations Is Fast Increasing

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday applauded the growing bilateral relations between Nigeria and China, saying it had resulted in a phenomenal increase in trade between both countries. The President noted More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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Sen. Abe Hits By Police Bullet, Amaechi Was the Target, Says Rivers Govt

Police Denies Charges The political crisis in River State took a new turn on Sunday as a Senator representing Rivers South East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Magnus Abe was hit rubber bullets More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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Mali Beats Nigeria 2-1 At CHAN 2014

  The Nigerian national team, the Super Eagle today lost their first match 2-1 to their Malian counterparts at the on-going CHAN 2014 tournament in South Africa. The Eagles squad which are mainly home-base More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Nigerian Diplomats, Officials Get Free Entry To China

Diplomatic relations between Nigeria and China has taken a deeper dimension with China offering visa exception to Nigerian diplomats and senior government officials with effect from February 1 2014. The outgoing More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Soldiers Deploy To Ekiti Over Transport Union Crisis

Armed Soldiers have been deployed to the crisis areas of Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state to restore peace following weekend fierce battle between rival members of the Road Transport Employers Association of More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Former Isreali PM, Ariel Sharon Dies At 85- BBC

Former Israeli Prime Minister and of the country’s most controversial figure, Mr Ariel Sharon has died after after a protracted illness. According to a BBC report monitored in Abuja, Mr Sharon who was described More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Rep Says Ihedioha Will Not Be Removed

The House of Representatives has dispelled rumours that the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha may lose his position following the recent defection of members of the People Democratic Party PDP which now put the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Keyamo Demands Sack of Service Chiefs, Issues 14-Day Ultimatum

Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo has called for the removal of the three Service Chiefs appointed last year by President Goodluck Jonathan, citing an Abuja Court Order which purportedly nullified their appointments. Keyamo More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Brigadier-General Laleye Resumes As New Army Spokesman

The newly appointed spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye, has resumed his duty post at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. Laleye took over on Tuesday from his predecessor Brigadier General More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Special Task Force, Police Confirm 16 Dead In Plateau Attack

The Special Task Force (STF) in Plateau on Tuesday confirmed 16 persons dead in yesterday a violent attack on Shonong Village in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Spokesperson of STF, Capt. Salisu More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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“The Luck Was That We Were Not On Speed” -Oshiomhole Narrates Accident Experience

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that the accident involving his convoy and a commercial on December 28, 2013 would have been fatal but for the fact that his vehicle was armoured. The governor More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Full Text of NNPC Press Release

The issues surrounding the allegation of unremitted $49.8bn against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have since been explained but it appears the initial dust raised in the process is yet to settle. We More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Missing $10.8bn Controversy: NNPC Accuses Media of Misinformation, Sensationalism

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has taken swoop on the Nigeria media urging it to avoid misinformation and sensationalism in the reportage of the allegedly missing $10.8billion, insisting the amount More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Missing $10.8b Controversy: NNPC Accuses Media of Misinformation

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has taken swoop on the Nigeria media urging it to avoid misinformation and sensationalism in the reportage of the allegedly missing $10.8billion, insisting the amount More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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NSC Budgets N5.54b, earmarks N2.418b For Commonwealth Games

N700m For Federal Stadia Maintenance… N200m for Equipments… Otukpo Centre gets N100m… The National Sports Commission (NSC) has earmarked a total sum of N2, 418, 069, 776 to prepare athletes and More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Omisore Blasts Aregbesola Over Creation of 27 New Local Council In Osun

Former Deputy Governor and Gubernatorial Aspirant in Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore has faulted the creation of additional 27 Local Council and the introduction of Parliamentary system of government in Osun More...