Date archive forMarch, 2014
By News Investigator On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Minority Leader Reacts… Says Court Turned Law On Its Head, …APC Will Appeal Judgment

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Minority Leader of House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has described Monday ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja that ordered decampee APC members to vacate their seats More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Resign Now…Court Orders 37 Decampee Reps

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered the thirty-seven former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to resign their seats at the House of Representatives for defecting More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Conference Adopts 70 percent Voting Option, Says N7 Billion Budget Not Enough

Delegates at the ongoing National Conference on Monday resolved its week long disagreement over voting formula as it endorsed the proposal of its 50man consensus group which put the voting requirement for conference More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Bloody Sunday At DSS Hqrts, 20 Suspects Died, 3 Servicemen Stabbed In Jail Break

The Sunday morning jail break by detained Boko Haram members has resulted in the death of 20 sect members and 1 service men with 3 other men severely stabbed by the escaping suspects at the State Security Service More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Senator Abatemi-Usman Lauds The Passage of Disability Bill

The senate yesterday passed a bill which seeks to ensure full integration of persons with disabilities into the society even as the sponsor Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman applauded his colleagues for its passage. The More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Update On Counter Terrorism Military Campaign In North East

  Joint Information Centre Counter Terrorism Campaign North-East Nigeria c/o Defence Headquarters ABUJA                                                                   More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Dangote Cement Records 13.3m Tonnes Sales, Pays N7 Dividend In 2013

Cement manufacturing giant, Dangote Cement Plc has declared its 2013 financials record hitting an upsurge in its Nigerian sales volume to the tune of 13.3million tonnes leading to a 40.6 per cent increase in profit More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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National Conference Deadlocks On Voting Formula…Consensus Group Named As Lamido Adamawa Threatens A Walk Out

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. In three consecutive sitting, attempts by delegates at the National Conference to forge a common position on the thorny issue how to reach a consensus on voting pattern deadlocked, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Intercontinental Bank: Akingbola Plans A Come Back, Lobbies Presidency

  … Witnesses Catalogue How He Stole Billions of Naira After what seems like a relief from his chains of legal battles home and abroad over allegations of fraudulent practices in his capacity as the Managing More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Conference In Another Stormy Session

  The National Conference holding in Abuja witnessed another stormy session on Tuesday over debate on voting pattern for the conferees, even as it postponed deliberation on the volatile topic for further consultations More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Senate Plans Live T.V Screening For Emefiele, Bulkachuwa

  By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The senate has scheduled the screening of the two nominees by President Goodluck Jonathan’s nominees for the positions of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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UPDATE ON COUNTER TERRORISM CAMPAIGN

Joint Information Centre Counter Terrorism Campaign North-East Nigeria c/o Defence Headquarters ABUJA    DHQ/ABJ/901/32/DDI                                                More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Confab Proposes 20 Standing Committees …Delegates Split Over Chairmanship, Voting pattern

…Adoption of rules and proceedings inconclusive …Women delegates cry foul Delegates at the on-going National Conference on Monday were sharply divided over the voting pattern and appointment of the Chairmen More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE

Joint Information Centre Counter Terrorism Campaign North-East Nigeria c/o Defence Headquarters ABUJA   JIC/CTC/NE/14/01                                                                                                                      21March, More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Gunmen Attack David Mark Convoy In Orlu

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Senate President, David Mark, yesterday escaped death, as gunmen attacked his convoy in Orlu Senatorial District of Imo State, on his way to the burial ceremony of late business mogul, More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Agitation For State Police Gains Momentum In The Senate

  With the spate of killings and the seeming helplessness of the Nigerian Police, the Senate may reconsider its earlier stance against the establishment of State Police in Nigeria if its current position is More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Jonathan And Zero Allocation For Ajaokuta Steel

By Michael Jegede “One thing that is dear to Nigerians is the Ajaokuta Steel Complex and until we revive that complex, we cannot talk about Vision 20:2020. This is because for you to play big globally, you More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Ekiti Guber Poll: Bamidele Is Our Only Candidate -Labour Party

National Chairman of Labour Party(LP), Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu has said that Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele is the only aspirant that has purchased the governorship form of the party in Ekiti State, even as he declared the party More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Senate Prescribes 5year Jail Term For Human Traffickers

  By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday prescribed five year jail term and a minimum fine of  N1million for anyone found guilty of human trafficking.The Senate’s decision was  More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Statement Regarding Purchases of Treasury Securities and Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities

Press Release Release Date: March 19, 2014 For immediate release Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that growth in economic activity slowed during the winter More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Jonathan Cancels Immigration Interview, Offers Automatic Slots To Victims

Amid criticisms of poor handling, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate cancellation of the last Saturday recruitment exercise by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in which 19 persons dead and More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Confab Embarks On Recess To Enable Delegates Learn Rules Of Engagement

  National Conference yesterday proceeded on a one week vacation, to enable members study rules of procedures to be debated and adopted for the confab. The members are also to study President Goodluck Jonathan’s More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Senate Orders Probe Into NIS Interview Tragedy, APC Caucus Demands Sack of Minister, Emergency On Employment

  By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Senate has ordered an investigation into the death of over 19 persons in last Saturday’s Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise. The Senate on Tuesday mandated More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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130th IPU Geneva: Mark Urges World Body To Create Stable Political Environment To Halt Conflicts, Wars.

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has urged nations across the world to renew commitment and resolve to create stable political environments in which peace will thrive and end the incessant wars ravaging More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Senate APC Caucus To Jonathan: Sack Interior Minister, Declare Emergency On Unemployment Situation

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) CAUCUS IN THE SENATE ON WORRISOME DEVELOPMENTS ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM This Statement becomes necessary in the light of the latest tragedy last Saturday More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Confab: I Have No Hidden Agenda – Jonathan Insists …APC, APGA Seats Vacant

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday stated for the umpteenth time that his decision to organize a National Conference at this point in time is devoid of any hidden agenda. Rather he More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Military Kills Over 200 Insurgents, Captures 50 Alive In Borno Attack

The Joint Military Task Force operating in the Nigeria’s north-east region yesterday dealt a fatal blow on the Boko Haram terrorists killing over 200 of its members in a swoop. The Boko Haram sects engaged More...

By News Investigator On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Sanusi, The New York Times and Intellectual Racism

 By Sufuyan Ojeifo Suspended Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is a man that can put a canary to shame.  Even when he has nothing new or meaningful to say, he must seek out a journalist More...

By News Investigator On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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I Never Said My People Will Suffer If I Don’t Return To The Senate – Ndoma-Egba

The Senate Majority Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has refuted recent media reports quoting him as saying that members of his constituency will suffer, if he is not returned in 2015 for the fourth term as More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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You Cannot Appoint Auditors For NNPC: Senate Tells Jonathan

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Thursday disclosed that it was unconstitutional for President Goodluck Jonathan to appoint auditors  for Nigeria More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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ATTACK ON ORIENT PETROLEUM RESOURCES Plc’s FACILITY: KOGI STATE GOVERNMENT REPLIES ANAMBRA STATE

ATTACK ON ORIENT PETROLEUM RESOURCES Plc’s FACILITY: KOGI STATE GOVERNMENT REPLIES ANAMBRA STATE …says Anambra Lied and betrayed a working understanding. …demands urgent investigationThe Government More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Navy Expresses Worry Over Unreleased N4.5billion Vote

The Nigerian Navy has expressed concern that it might breach the contractual agreement it entered for the supply of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) if the outstanding N4.5 billion capital vote for the service in More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Lack Of Transparency Promotes Corruption In Nigeria -Ex British Foreign Secretary

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. For the war against corruption in Nigeria to be fought and won by government and the people,  there must be transparency in governance at all levels and incorruptible judiciary to give More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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No Provision For Mass Housing In 2014 Budget – FG

… Dangote’s N1 billion offer is no longer a donation but loan, says ministry official. By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Despite increasing housing  problem, the Federal Government said on Tuesday that there More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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‘Those Behind Benue Killings Have A Hidden Agenda’ – Gemade

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic  Party PDP and Benue Senator, Mr. Barnabas Gemade has described the last weekend  attack and murder of some indigenes allegedly by More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Sales Of Refineries Best For Nigeria

Minister of Petroleum Resources,  Mrs. Allison – Madueke, has said that the privatization of the nation’s refineries remained the best way to tackle the problems in the petroleum sector, explaining More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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MASSOB Behind Enugu Govt House Attack -Police…they are not our members -Uwazurike

Enugu State Police Command has said that the last Saturday on the Government House  in Enugu was carried out by members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign state of Biafra MASSOB. The State Commissioner More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Developing Story: Malaysia Plane Lost Off Southern Vietnam

The search has continued for the Malaysian plane that went off the radar on Saturday. The plane departed Kuala Lumpur airport and was scheduled to arrive Beijing by 6.30pm Beijing time. The flight MH 370  reportedly More...

By News Investigator On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Presidency Clears 492 Delegates For Confab, Appoints 3 Assistance Secretaries

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Presidency has approved the appointment of the 492 delegates for the National Conference scheduled to commence next week. In a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Auditor-General Chickens Out Of NNPC Probe, Says It Lacks Power

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja Like the two anti-corruption agencies of government that appeared before the Senate last week, the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura has said that his office lacks More...

By News Investigator On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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APC Manifesto: Our Mission For a New Nigeria

NEW PARTY FOR A NEW NIGERIA ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS OUR MISSION The All Progressives Congress is committed to a Nigeria that achieves its full potential and promise. We work towards a nation t-hat is economically More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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PDP Accuses APC Leaders Of Collecting N85 Billion Contract From Sanusi

  The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has fired back at the opposition All Progressive Congress APC, describing its leaders as patrons of corruption.Specifically, PDP accused APC leaders of benefiting from More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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AN OPEN LETTER TO PROFESSOR WOLE SOYINKA -By Sadiq Abacha

Sadiq Abubakar, son of the late military dictator responded to recent comments by Professor Wole Soyinka on the award of National Honour on his late father by President Goodluck Jonathan. Read: If you want to think, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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NNPC Intensifies Search For Crude Oil In Northern Nigeria, Says Scarcity Will End This Week

  By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The hope of finding deposits of crude oil in commercial quantity in some states of the Northern part of the country has not been lost, as the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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CBN Set To Liquidate 83 Micro Finance Banks – NDIC Boss

  ‎ By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Managing Director of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, yesterday disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has approved the liquidation More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Breaking News…Jonathan Sacks Bolaji Abdullahi, More Heads May Roll

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan has fired minister of sports Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi. Sources told Newsinvestigators that more are likely to be sacked in the reorganisation that is being carried More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Jonathan Fires FAAN, NCAA helmsmen, reorganises Aviation ministry

  President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Saleh Dumona as the new helmsman for the Federal Aviation Authority .  He is to replace Mr. George Uriesi as Managing-Director. The President More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Jonathan Swears In New Ministers Today, Plans Cabinet Reshuffle

  There are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathan may swear in the 11 new ministers recently approved by the Senate today just as he planned to re-position the team to enable him achieve strategic More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Dangote ranks among top 25 on Forbes’ list, new billionaires emerge from Algeria, Tanzania, Uganda

  The 2014 Forbes Billionaires’ List has ranked the President/Chief Executive, the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, 23rd in a list of 1,645 richest people in the world, with a personal fortune of $25billion. Dangote More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Trouble In Nigeria (Views From Abroad)

…Now for the fallout  The president’s decision to get rid of the central-bank governor is bad new WHEN President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Lamido Sanusi, the governor of Nigeria’s central bank, on February More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Press Release: UPDATE ON COUNTER-TERRORISTS CAMPAIGN

DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS MINISTRY OF DEFENCE P M B 309 GARKI – ABUJA     DHQ/ABJ/901/32/DDI   2 March 2014 PRESS RELEASE   UPDATE ON COUNTER-TERRORISTS CAMPAIGN AIR AND LAND OPERATIONS CONTINUE More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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FG To Announce Chairman, Secretariat Staff, Others For Confab Today

Baring any last minutes change, the Federal Government has concluded plans to announce the secretariat for the proposed National Conference scheduled to commence next week. Already, the government had settled for More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Senate President Canvasses Stringent Measures Against Kidnappers

  …wants Nigerians to enlist in the battle against terrorists By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja President of the Senate  Senator David Mark has renewed his call for tough measures against kidnappers, saying More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Pipeline Vandalism: Kuku Calls For A Return To Pipeline Protection Program

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Kinsley kuku has urged for the reintroduction of the Pipeline Protection Program suspended in 2012 as a measure to stem More...