Date archive forFebruary, 2014
By News Investigator On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Poor Funding Threatens Completion Of East-West Road

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja The Minister of Niger Delta Ministry, Architect Danus Ishaku said on Friday that it was no longer feasible to complete the East-West federal road project this year because lack of fund. Former More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Full Text of President Goodluck Jonathan Speech Marking the Centenary Celebration

Address by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Centenary Conference on the Theme: “Human Security, Peace and Development: Agenda for the 21st Century”  Thursday, 27th February, More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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We Are Not Competent To Probe NNPC – Says EFCC, ICPC

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, have said that the anti-corruption agencies lack the competence to probe allegation More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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How Police Commander Conspired With Criminals to Siphon Crude Oil – EFCC Witness

A witness in the on-going trial of Dodo Chilla Bulus, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, has told the court how the commander of Task Force on Pipeline Vandalism conspired with criminals to break crude oil More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Inadequate Funding For Police May Affect Police Performance In 2015 Elections – Senator Igwe

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja The Senate Committee on Police Affairs has warned that inadequate funding in the 2014 budgetary allocations to the Police may impact negatively on the conduct of the 2015 elections. Chairman More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE   PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONDEMNS KILLING OF COLLEGE STUDENTS, SAYS FG WILL CONTINUE TO VIGOROUSLY PROSECUTE WAR AGAINST TERROR President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Minister Under Fire Over Rural Telephoney Project

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja The Minister of Communication, Mrs Omobola Johnson came under fire yesterday in the senate over the long delay in the take off  of the national rural telephoney project despite huge More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Ondo State Assembly Speaker Died Of Cancer

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Samuel Adesina Ajayi, is dead. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Rotimi Adelola, said the death occurred in the course of a protracted More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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Tambuwal, Obasanjo In Secret Parley

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday paid a visit to Abeokuta where he met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence. Tambuwal who failed to show up at the More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Senate Minority Leader Condemns Sanusi’s Suspension

  The nation has yet again been confronted with another act by the President, which is inimical to good governance and the rule of law with the illegal suspension from office of the Governor of Central Bank, More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Slain Banker: Court Condemns Arowolo To Die By Hanging

Justice Lateefat Okunu of the Ikeja High Court has sentenced Akolade Arowolo to death by hanging for killing his banker wife, Titilayo Omozeze. Arowolo was said to have murdered his wife on June 24, 2011 at their More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FOR PPPRA President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Farouk A. Ahmed  as Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Report Of The Financial Reporting Council Of Nigeria That Indicts Sanusi

The particulars of the infractions against Sanusi are by Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN)‎: Persistent refusal and/or negligence to comply with the Public Procurement Act in the procurement practices More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Jonathan Is Paying Lip-Service To Steel Development –Sen. Abatemi-Usman

  Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan has not shown enough commitment to steel development in the country. According More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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APC Not Against Kerosene Subsidy -APC Senators

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The All Progressive Congress (APC) Senators in the senate has declared that the party is not against kerosene subsidy but is opposed to the country spending N700 million daily on subsidy More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Emefiele, Adelabu To Replace Sanusi, Lemo

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc has been named as the replacement for the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Mr Lamido Sanusi, just as the Executive Director More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Sanusi Suspended, Dr Sarah Alade Is Acting CBN Gov

…Names of Successors Sent To Senate The Governor of Central Bank (CBN), Mr. Sanusi Lamido has been suspended from office. Presidency quoted reports of the financial reporting council of Nigeria and  investigation More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Mark Tasks Committees To Expedite Work On PIB, Malabu Oil Deal

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Senate has ordered its committees handling the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and the controversial sale of OPL 245 to Malabu Oil to expedite work in order to lay the matters to More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Nigeria Plans Friendly Match Against Portugal

The Chairman of the Nigeria Footbal Federation NFF technical committee, Mr. Chris Green has said that, Nigeria is planning a World Cup warm-up against Portugal. This is in addition to next month’s friendly More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Obasanjo: The Pontius Pilate

By Buruju Kashamu  INTRODUCTION Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is quick to point a finger at people, forgetting that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. He fittingly plays Pontius Pilate who seeks More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Reps Urges Jonathan To Relocate Army Hqtrs To Borno

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The House of Representatives has directed President Goodluck Jonathan to relocate the Nigerian Army Headquarters to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as a measure to urgently tackle More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Jonathan Appoints New Chief Of Staff

The Presidency has announced the appointment of Brig-General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd.) as the new Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan. Arowogbofa replaced Mark Oghiadohme who resigned last week More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Mark Mourns Balat, Says He Was A Shinning Light

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark has mourned the death his former colleagues Senator Isaiah who died on Tuesday at the National Hospital Abuja, describing him as an astute politician, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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OFFENSIVE AGAINST TERRORISTS CONTINUES -ARMY

      DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS MINISTRY OF DEFENCE P M B 309 GARKI – ABUJA         DHQ/ABJ/901/32/DDI                                                                                        More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Boko Haram: Army Urges Public For Timely Information On Insurgents

   The Nigerian Army has called on Nigerians to provide timely information to security agencies in order to forestall attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic sect. The said it has stepped up its attack and surveillance More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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National Confab: Why APC States Make U-Turn

Fact emerged yesterday on the All Progressive Congress ((APC) controlled-states latest decision to attend the forthcoming National Confab despite its earlier opposition stance, as it reasoned that its absence would More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Oil Marketers Deny Bribing NNPC Officials

The National President of Independent Petroluem Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN),Alhaji Aminu  Abdul kadir has described  allegations that its members bribed officials of the Oil ministry as false and politically More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Don’t Leave Politics For Evil People – Obasanjo Tells Christians

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Christians to participate actively in politics, saying to do otherwise is to allow evil people take charge of the country. Obasanjo dispelled the notion that politics More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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EFCC Vows To Secure More Convictions This Year

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said expressed its readiness to improve on its scorecard of 177 convictions it recorded last year, saying directive for court to expedite action on all corruption More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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FG Upgrades 6 Training Centres Into Tertiary Institutions

The Federal Government has approved the upgrading of six Federal Training Centres to tertiary institutions to offer Monotechnic programmes. In a statement signed by the Director of Communications, Office of More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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PDP Vs Reps: Feb 21 Fixed For Adoption Of Summons

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday fixed Feb. 21 for the adoption of originating summons and for ruling on the preliminary objections canvassed by counsel to parties in the suit filed by the Peoples More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Sanusi Insists $10.8billion Is Unremitted …He Is Crying Foul Where None Exists -NNPC

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) has maintained that the alleged missing 10.8 billion dollars was not missing afterall but that the concerned government agencies were More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Ilaje/Ese-Odo Bye-Election: Group Urges INEC To Revise Voter’s Register

 A group known as Progressive Initiative Forum,(PIF), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to look into allegations of falsification of voter’s register in Ondo state before More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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PDP Denies Bribery Allegations…Says APC Is Suffering From Diminishing Returns

Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied allegations by opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), that it had induced federal lawmakers with millions of dollar for them to defect More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Breaking News: Jonathan Sacks Oduah, Orubebe, 2Others

Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Barely 48 hours after the sack of the his Chief of Staff, report reaching us indicates that President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked four of his cabinet ministers. Though, the federal More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Customs Arrest Passenger At Lagos Airport For Hiding $1.9 Million

A passenger, Mr. Ani Paulinus Onyeka was on Tuesday arrested by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport for illegal possession of $ 1, 909,140 hidden inside his luggage. Onyeka More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Chinese man, Dep. Gov Aide kidnap in Abia

By Victor Udoh, Port Harcourt A Chinese national, identified as Tang Kalu,his wife and one Achilefu, an aide to the former deputy governor of Abia State, have been kidnapped the southeast state of Nigeria. Tang, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Drama In Senate As Saraki Dares Mark

Leader of the decampee senators Sen. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday made a futile attempt to announce the controversial defection letters to the public when he read out names of his fellow senators in a point of order. However, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Reps: PDP Regains Majority As APC Loses 5members to PDP

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. ..as PDP loses one member to APC The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has regained its majority status in the House of Representatives as five of its members in the lower chamber on Tuesday More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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FIFA World Cup 2014: World Travel Signs Deal With Brazil Hospitality Giant

  Ahead of the FIFA world Cup fiesta coming up in Brazil in June, World Travel Shop, an indigenous travels and tours company has signed a working agreement with Match Connections, Brazil’s biggest consignee More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Oghiadomhe Resigned, Not Sacked -Abati

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, has said that former Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Mike Oghiadohme resigned from his job on his own volition. Abati said the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Breaking News: Jonathan Sacks Chief of Staff ?

Unconfirmed report just reaching us said the Chief of Staff to the President Mr. Mike Oghiadomhe has been relieved of his appointment. Information on the news of his sack is still sketchy. Detail report coming shortly.  More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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CNPP Calls For Independent Inquiry Into NNPC Accounts

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has called for an independent inquiry into the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, from 1999 to 2013. CNPP said an independent audit More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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Omisore Flags Off Governorship Campaign In Style, says Aregbesola’s a tyrant

Senator Iyiola Omisore on Saturday at Freedom Park, Oshogbo, Osun State capital flagged off his campaign to contest for the state’s governorship election under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Omisore while More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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2015: Yakassai Group Can’t Deliver North To Jonathan – Junaid Mohammed

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, yesterday, dismissed as non-existent northern groups parading themselves as the major political platforms whose support President Goodluck Jonathan needed to win the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Yakassai’s Northern Elders Council Endorses Jonathan For 2015

The Northern Elders Council (NEC), a new sociopolitical group headed by former presidential adviser, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, on Thursday pledged to back President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. The group commended President More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Asari Dokubo Released

Ex-Niger Delta militant Mr. Asari Dokubo who was arrested by the State Security Service SSS earlier today over his incisive comments that the Niger Delta would militants would make Nigeria ungovernable should More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Jonathan Appoints New Advisers, DG’s Others, Agwai, Niboro Make List

By Olusegun Emannuel, Abuja. The Presidency has announced the appointment two new special advisers and directors general for the Nigerian Television Authority, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria as well as the More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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2014 budget: APC Reps Are Blocking Economic Oxygen -Maku

Urges Nigerians To Hold Them Accountable For Their Action By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, has said that the move by the All Progressive Congress APC members to stall the More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Defection Saga: Decampee Senators Await Mark’s Verdict Next Tuesday

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The 11 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators who have indicated their intention to quit their party for the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Wednesday, yielded to arguments from their More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Unpaid Pension Arrears: Edo Pensioner Gives Feb. 14 Deadline To Commit Suicide

Mr. Denis Amayo, a 57-year old man, has vowed to committ suicide on 14 February this year,  should Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, fails to pay his eight-month pension arrears.  Amayo, a father of four More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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2014 Budget Passes Second Reading At Senate

  By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The 2014 Appropriation Bill has scaled second reading in the Senate after a week of heated debate on its general principles and provisions. There has been fears that the N4.6Trillion More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Sanusi Recants, Insists $20 Billion Dollar Is Missing

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja The Governor of the Central Bank Mr. Sanusi Lamido, has offered fresh insight into the allegedly missing oil money, insisting that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC cannot More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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US, France Earmark N11bn For Women And Children Hospital In Abuja

The American Hospital Limited, Abuja, General Electric (GE) Health-care (USA) and Edifice Capital of France have earmarked a sum of $73 million (N11 billion) to build an American Specialist Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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House Demands Clarifications On 50 Probing Questions, Summons Okonjo Iweala Again

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for further questioning on her responses to the 50 probing questions bothering on sundry economics More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Breaking News: Atiku Decamps Again, Joins APC

Former Vice President, Mr. Atiku Abubakar has finally resigned from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and formally joined All Progressive Congress APC. Abubakar’s resignation came after weeks of speculations More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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SUNDAY MUSINGS: On this Matter of the National Conference

  Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD alukome@gmail.com   February 2, 2014 My People:  The Federal Government recently announced the modalities for the much-awaited National Conference, following the submission of the More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Mark Vows To Canvass Constitutional Role For Traditional Rulers

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, yesterday vowed to continue to advocate for the inclusion of constitutional roles for the traditional rulers in  the  constitution. The More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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Mark Commends Super Eagles’s Victory Over Zimbabwe

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. David Mark has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the superlative performance at the CHAN 2014 competition in South Africa. The Nigerian representatives this evening More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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Baby Delivered Aboard Keke NAPEP In Aba

  A woman pregnant woman in Aba, capital of Abia state in Nigeria has been delivered of a bouncing baby boy aboard a tricycle, popularly known as “Keke Napep” in when she was suddenly thrown into a state of More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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PDP Crisis Is Coming To An End -Mark

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has said that the crisis plaguing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is abating even as he called on the party leaders and supporters across the nation to work towards More...