Date archive forJune, 2014
By News Investigator On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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UNIDO Boosts Sustainable Industrial Development

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO said it organised its first forum on strategies and instruments for achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development. A More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Nigeria, 23 Other Countries To Benefit From $16m ASTF Projects

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. Twenty-four countries have been shortlisted to benefit from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund’s four new projects worth $16million. The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO-managed More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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FG Earns N669bn From Privatization In 14 Years

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja.   Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprise, BPE, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, at the weekend said that Federal Government realised N669 billion from privatisation of its enterprises from More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Ramadan: CONFAB Monetizes Lunch

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The  Conference delegates on Monday unanimously agreed to monetise lunch for Muslim delegates at the ongoing national dialogue following the commencement of the Ramadan fast. The decision More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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CONFAB Clears Air On ‘Premature Report’

…There’s No Hidden Agenda -Kutigi …Recommends 10 Year Ban For Convict Of Electoral Offence By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The leadership of the National Conference on Monday, cleared doubt arising More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Military Deplores Troops To Sanga LG

Chuks Sunday The military authorities said it has deployed officers and men to Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, which came under attack of suspected Boko Haram insurgents recently. The Coordinator of More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Akume Slams Suswan Over Primary School Teacher’s Strike

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Former Governor of Benue state, Senator George Akume, has lamented the eight-months old strike embarked upon by primary school teachers in the state, urging the Peoples Democratic Party More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Explosion Kills 10 In Bauchi Hotel

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in a bomb blast that occurred at a football viewing centre in Bayangari, Bauchi State, northeastern Nigeria. Twenty eight people were wounded at the explosion, which occurred More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Aliyu Urges Implementation Of Sci. & Tech Innovation At Grassroot

Chuks Sunday, Minna. The Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu has urged participants at the recently concluded meeting of the National Council on Science and Technology to engender positive impact through More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Abacha Loot: Transparency International Faults FG, Demands Reinstatement Of Corruption Charges

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Anti-corruption body, Transparency International (TI) has faulted the decision of the Federal Government to drop corruption charges against Mohammed Abacha, son of the late military More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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FG Flay False Terror Alert

The federal government on Friday flayed false text messages and rumours making the round that schools are being targeted by insurgents for attack, describing it as an attempt to cause panic and anxiety in the populace. This More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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FG To Create1.8m Jobs Annually

Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja The Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr Olusegun Aganga, said in Lagos on Thursday that the Federal Government would generate at least 1.8 million jobs annually to tackle unemployment. Aganga More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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GE Pledges To Build Skills, Capacity In Nigeria’s Oil & Gas Industry

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. Customers of GE Oil and Gas, partners and other stakeholders in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry today met at GE Garages for an interactive session on the role of Technology in the More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Conference Endorses True Federalism With States As Federating Units

…Recommends Severe Penalty For Decampee Office Holder …EFCC, ICPC To Act Without Petition By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Conference sitting in Abuja on Thursday adopted the recommendation More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Jonathan Seeks Senate’s Approval Of N79 Billion To Fund Police Reform

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday  sought senate approval  for the deduction of 1 % from the statutory allocation of the federal government as contribution for the implementation of the Police Reform programme. In More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Brawl Averted In Senate Over Ekiti Election As Ojudu Accuses Uba Of Causing Mayhem During Polls

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. But for the timely intervention of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the Senate plenary Thursday,  temper would have given way for brawl among senators More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Confab Okays State Police

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Delegates at  the on going National Conference Thursday  unanimously adopted recommendation for the establishment of state police and community police through state law in Nigeria. In More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Journalist Killed In Abuja Bomb Blast

The management of New Telegraph Newspapers has announced the gruesome death of its Managing Editor (Northern Operations) Suleiman Bisalla at the age of 46. Bisalla died in the bomb blast that occurred at the EMAB More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Security Search On Speaker: NSA Apologizes To Tambuwal

The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Wednesday apologised to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, over the incident in Kaduna, in which his official car was subjected to security More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Abuja Bomb Blast: Police Confirmed 21 Dead …Soldiers Kill One Suspect, Arrest other

The Police have said that no fewer than 21 persons have been confirmed dead and another 17 injured in a bomb explosion that hit EMAB Plaza, in Wuse 2, Abuja, Wednesday. Even as the Coordinator of the National More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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‘Shut Your Camera And Everything And Get Out’ -Kutigi Orders Journalists

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Twice on Wednesday, and for the first time since the National Conference was inaugurated on March 17, delegates to the conference held closed-door sessions to discuss issues bordering More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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ITF Seeks Govt’s Support On Skills’s Training

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. The Industrial Training Fund has said the task of developing the needed skills to support the country’s industrialization policy would only be made easier with the continuous support More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Cement Grade Dispute: Court Says SON, Ministry Of Industry Have Case To Answer

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. A Federal High Court in Abuja has said that the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI) should explain the rationale behind the More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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I Have No Rift With Late Senator Over 2015 -Babangida

Niger State, Governor, Mr. Babangida Aliyu, has said that there was no rift between him and Late Senator Awaisu Kuta over the Niger East Senatorial seat for 2015. Until his death on June 12, Awaisu was a second More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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No Casualty In Adamawa Explosion -Police

The Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, John Abakasanga, has said that no one was affected by the explosion which occurred at Kasuwan Kuturu market in Mubi area of the state. The explosion occurred about an hour More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Breaking News: Deadly Explosion Hits Abuja

A deadly explosion has occurred at the heart of the capital city Abuja. Reports reaching us now said the blast occurred at about 4:15 p.m at the second gate of the ever-busy EMAB Plaza located at Aminu Kano Street, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Fire Engulfs Buildings In Apapa, Fireman Injured

A serious fire outbreak has occurred involving a comp and a 3 storey building is on now at commercial rd.,Apapa. The fire started around 4:00 a.m and ranged till 8:30. It’s under control, clamping down is More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Stopping Wike’s Macabre Dance In Rivers State

By Babatunde Oladipo This has not been the best times for Rivers indigenes and residents due to the return of the war drums in the political arena of the state. The state has been on the front burner in recent times More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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PDP Can Never Win Rivers State -APC

…Says Party Loss In Ekiti Will Make It Stronger The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has dismissed as a fluke, last Saturday’s defeat of the party by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Resettle Bakassi People -Confab Tells FG

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Conference on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to, having lost the ownership of Bakassi Peninsula through the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), come More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Senate, Reps Adjourn Plenary Over Kuta’s Death

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The two chambers of the National Assembly Tuesday, adjourned sitting till Wednesday in honour of late Senator Dahiru Kuta who died on June 12 while the legislators were on break. The More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Conference Okays Disapora Voting Right

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Delegates at Ongoing National Conference yesterday unanimously asked the federal government to amend Nigeria Constitution so that  Nigerian living abroad who are qualified by law and More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Fayemi Pledges Smooth Transition As Fayose Visits Out-Going Governor

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has pledged to work out a plan for a smooth transition of power to the Governor-elect,  Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The Governor who spoke during a courtesy visit to his More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Abolish ‘Plead Bargain’ From Our Legal System -Confab Urges FG

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Conference in Abuja has called on the federal government to abolished the concept of plea bargain in the country’s legal system. The Conference which also agreed on More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Conference Proposes Six-Year Single Term For Attorney Generals, Retains Prison Service In Exclusive List

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Conference sitting in Abuja on Monday resolved that henceforth, both the state and federal Attorney Generals would serve a single term of six years as against the present More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Explosion Rocks Kano, 4 Dead, 20 Injured

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. A deadly blast has occurred  at the School of Hygiene, situated along Bayero University (BUK) road, in Kano. Sources told News Investigators that the blast occurred from an object suspected More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 21st, 2014
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Notorious Terrorist, Mallam Husaini, Killed In Battle With Military

…Council of Ulamas Raises Alarm On Terrorist’s Plot To Disguise In Hijab A notorious terrorist beleived to have led serial attacks on security personnel, Mallam Husaini has died in an encounter between More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 21st, 2014
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Ekiti 2014: Fayose Coasting Home To Victory…In Early Lead As Results Stream In

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the June 21 governorship elections, Mr Ayodele Fayose, appears to be coasting home to victory, with wide margin in many collation centres where results are More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Jonathan Appoints Roli, Bode George’s Wife DG, NDLEA

The Presidency has announced the appointment of a new Director-General for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) President Goodluck Jonathan announce the appointed Mrs. Roli Bode-George as the D.G of More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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India Replaces USA As Largest Importer Of Nigeria’s Crude

  By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja.   India has replaced the United States of America, USA as the largest importer of Nigeria’s crude with China and Malaysia following closely. The US which had traditionally taken More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Nigeria Partners Iran On Investment Opportunities

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC and Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade have promised to work together to attract more investments into the Nigerian More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Nigeria To Benefit From €700m-Euro Dutch Growth Fund

  By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. The Netherlands Minister of Foreign, Trade and Development Co-operation, Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, has said that Nigeria has been selected among the countries that will benefit from the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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SMEDAN, ITF Reiterate Commitment To Entrepreneurship Devt.

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN and the Industrial Training Fund, ITF have resolved to drive the National Enterprises Development Programme, NEDEP which More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Confab: Absent Delegates To Lose Allowance, Says Kutigi

  Chairman of the ongoing National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, said Thursday that any delegate who fails to attend plenary session from Monday next week would forfeit sitting allowance unless for medical More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Confab Prescribes Death Penalty For Rapist Of Minor

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Delegates at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja unanimously agreed on a proposal for death penalty for anybody found guilty of raping a minor and life imprisonment with hard labour More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Update: Olubadan Recovers From Death

Latest report from the University Teaching Hospital (UCH) where the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, Odugade I, was earlier confirmed dead by a palace source, said the centenarian is now showing a sign More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Ekiti Rally: Securitymen Detain Amaechi In Ondo

The Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has been detained by security personnel in Akure, Ondo state on his way to Ekiti for the final rally of the All Progressive Congress(APC). A statement by the Rivers More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Arisekola Dies At 69

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. An Ibadan-based billionaire and Islamic leader, AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, is dead. Mr. Alao, 69, died in his house in London on Wednesday afternoon, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Conference C’ttee Proposes Bridging Dichotomy Between University/Polytechnic Graduates

The National Conference Committee on Social Sector has proposed the immediate removal of the dichotomy on University/polytechnic graduates in Nigeria. Conference Committee in its report urged the federal government More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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No More Foreign Medical Treatment For Public Officers Except…

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. In a bid to reduce the current negative impact of medical tourism on the image and economy of Nigeria and her healthcare system, the National Conference has set strict procedures that More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Impeachment Plot Thickens Against Nyako, Ngilari, Clerk Serves Notice

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Adamawa State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against the state governor, Murtala Nyako, and his deputy, Bala Ngilari. The Assembly on Wednesday directed More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Midnight Explosion Rocks Lagos

A vandals’ punctured pipeline at Takwa Bay area of Lagos exploded around 12:00 midnight Tuesday, causing severe damage to the pipeline infrastructure. Already valves and supplies have been shut down to suffocate More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Conference Rejects Resuscitation Of Nigerian Airways, ApprovesTrans-African Highway

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Delegates at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja yesterday rejected proposal for the revival of the moribund Nigerian airways, even as they kicked against the establishment of a More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Explosion Rocks Yobe Soccer Viewing Centre

An  explosion has reportedly occurred in an area near the town of Damaturu in northeastern Nigeria where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match on Tuesday, a security source confirmed. Though, casualty More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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One Dies In Lagos Boat Mishap, Search Intensifies For Missing Persons

One person has been confirmed dead in a boat mishap which occurred on Monday at Ibasa operational area of Inland waterway in Lagos. The Public Relations Officer of the National Emergency Agency, NEMA, Mr. Ibrahim More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Jonathan Appoints Bamanga Tukur Ambassador-At-Large

  President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed the former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Bamanga Tukur as Ambassador-At-Large. In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Amaechi Congratulates Oyegun, Other Elected APC National Officers

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has congratulated the newly elected National Executives of the All Progressive Congress (APC), assuring them of his commitment to the party’s goal of ‘safeguarding More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Confab In Rowdy Session Over Proposal For Energy Power Plant In Niger Delta

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. A proposal seeking to establish Niger Delta energy corridor, designed  to serve as a veritable tool for the rapid industrialization and diversification of the Nigeria economy met stiff More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Ekiti Poll: Police On Red Alert, Deploy Hi-tech Security Equipment

…IGP Warns Politicians To Play By The Rules The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered immediate deployment of hi-tech security equipment, including surveillance helicopters, More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Oyegun Emerges APC National Chairman …As Abia, Ebonyi Delegates Fight, Allege Marginalisation At Convention

…….Akande Taunts Jonathan ……Tinubu, Buhari,  Atiku Promise Better Future For Nigeria By Olusegun Emmanuel,  Abuja. The first Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr. John Odigie-Oyegun, was More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Osoba, Kaka, Others Shun APC Convention

Former Governor of Ogun state and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress APC, Chief Olusegun Osoba and some of his loyalists in National Assembly were conspicuously absent at the National Convention of the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Remarks by President Jonathan At The All Political Parties and Stakeholders Summit

  PROTOCOLS About fifteen years ago, our nation found itself at the cross roads of political determination, its stability and progress threatened, and pushed to the limit. Fear, uncertainty and a near total loss More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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CONFAB Approves Removal Of Immunity Clauses, President, Governors Can Face Criminal, Civil Prosecution

Delegates to the on-going National Conference took a major step on Thursday towards the amendment of the 1999 Constitution when they overwhelmingly voted for the removal of immunity clause as enshrined in the Constitution. The More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Uproar In CONFAB Over June 12

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja There was rowdy session yesterday at the plenary of the National Conference over  a motion to recognize the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 elections, Bashorun MKO Abiola as delegates More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Mark Weeps Over Awaisu Kuta …“It’s An Incalculable Loss” -Ekweremadu

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. President of the Senate, Senator David Mark yesterday  wept over the death of Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta . Senator Kuta was a Senator More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Senator Kuta Is Dead

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta, is dead.  The senator died early today at the age of 65 after a brief illness. Before his untimely death, he was the chairman, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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How Agriculture Can Create Jobs, Alleviate Poverty -Confab

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Conference sitting in Abuja on Wednesday tasked states and local governments across the country to revitalize the already existing skills acquisition and agricultural training More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Over 4,000 Uncompleted Projects In Niger Delta -NDDC

The Board Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Ewa Henshaw, Wednesday informed the Senate that no fewer than 4000 uncompleted projects worth trillions of Naira scattered across nine Niger More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Gov Suswam’s Certificate Scam Suit At Supreme Court

By Terna Aper Judicial Jettison of 1999 Constitutional requirement Of Educational Qualification And Adverse Consequences On National Electoral Processing Appeal No SC/236/2013 is a pre-election suit from Benue More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Joint Statement: Nigeria – Pakistan Bilateral Talks

JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED AT THE END OF THE BILATERAL TALKS BETWEEN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN ON TUESDAY 10 JUNE, 2014 At the invitation of His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Report: There Is Need To Review Land Use Act

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Commendations and criticisms trailed the report of the National Conference Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources on Tuesday as the Conference commenced debate on the 44 page report More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Tambuwal Canvasses Greater Responsibility For Companies On Waste Management

  By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Tuesday called for greater commitment on the part of product manufacturers and distributors in the country More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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‘Publish Details Of Defectors Working For Your Governorship Ambition’ – Rivers APC Challenges Tonye Princewill

  The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has dared Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship contender, Prince Tonye Princewill, to make public the list of those who allegedly left APC to More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Interview: Jonathan Needs National Assembly More Than He Needs Deizani -Senator Magnus Abe

“We learned that there is a story published by an online medium that there are moves to give some people money. Let me say clearly that such arrangement does not involve me and again, in this country, the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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My Boys Behind Illegal Refineries, Says Dakorou, As Conference Rejects Proposal

Delegates at the ongoing National Conferences were shocked today during their sitting in Abuja, when His Royal Highness Edmud Dakorou, told the Conference that operators of illegal refineries in the country are More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Hold PDP Responsible For Kano Protest -APC Alleges

…Calls For Prosecution Olisah Metuh, Others By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The All Progress Congress(APC) has fingered officials of People Democratic Party in Kano state in the violence protest that followed More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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‘Prepare For Political War Come 2015’ -ex-Factional PDP Spokesman Tells Jonathan

Former spokesman of the breakaway faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Chukwuemeka Eze, has said governors the decamped PDP governors who are now leaders in All Progressive Congress APC, have perfected strategy More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Press Release: Crisis Rocks Rivers APC As Legacy Parties Pledge Loyalty To PDP

Press Release The huge crack in the Rivers State APC, after weeks of neglect has come out in the open. “The APC Legacy Parties, comprising the former ACN, ANPP and CPC parties in the state have not only distanced More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Jonathan, Others Eulogise Late Dora Akunyili Who Died At 59

…Without doubt, she will be greatly missed …How wrong diagnoses aided death President Goodluck Jonathan has received with shock and sadness, news of the sudden and untimely death of Professor Dora Akunyili, More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Isyaku Rabiu, IRS Airlines Chairman Slumps During Condolence Visit To Late Emir’s Palace

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The Chairman of the IRS Airlines, Mr. Isyaku Rabiu, on Friday collapsed during a condolence visit to the palace of the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero. Palace sources confirmed to our correspondent More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Jonathan Mourns Bayero, Says He Will Be Remembered For Wisdom, Competence

President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the people of Kano over the death of the Emir of Kano, Mr. Ado Bayero early Friday, saying he received with immense sadness and a deep feeling of national loss, More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Jonathan Names Alkali As Political Adviser

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday announced the appointment Prof. Rufai Alkali as his new Special Adviser on Political Affairs. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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How FIRS Loses N216.92 Billion Tax Revenue, …$11.888 Billion To Crude Oil Theft In 2 Years

…Military received $600 million dollars to guard pipeline Fact emerged on how Federal Inland Revenue Services lost at least N216.92 billion due to tax wavers and exemptions granted to individuals and Institutions. This More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Part Time Legislature: Akume Lambasts Confab

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, has lambasted delegates at ongoing National Conference, saying  90 percent of delegates lacks electoral value. Akume was reacting to More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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APC Senator Quits For Accord Party

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Senator representing Oyo South in the senate, Senator  Olufemi Lanlehin, on Thursday announced his defection from the  All Progressive Party(APC) to the Accord Party, saying it More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Chaos On Expressway As LASU Students Protest Increased Tiution Fee

(Lagos)Angry students of the Lagos State University, LASU, on Tuesday went on rampage paralysing traffic on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway as they protested the hike in their tuition fees. The students called on More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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APC Calls For CP Mbu’s Dismissal Over #BringBackOurGirls Saga

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has called for the dismissal of Mr Joseph Mbu, the controversial FCT Police Commissioner who on Monday banned the peaceful protests by the Oby Ezekwesili-led More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Jonathan Nominates Shekarau, Oruh, Adeyeye As Ministers, Submits List To Senate For Screening

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The Presidency has nominated former Governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekerau, for ministerial position in what is seen as a deft political move to checkmate incumbent opposition Governor More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Legislators To Operate On Part-Time …Life Pension For Ex-Governors Cancelled

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Except otherwise decided, legislators at national and state levels would henceforth operate on part-time basis if the recommendation of the National Conference’s Committee on Public More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Senate Empowers INEC To De-register Political Party

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The Senate on Wednesday voted in support of an amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 which empowers the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register any political party More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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APC Hails Amaechi’s Appointment As Associate Fellow Of UN Institute

Nwaorgu Faustinus (Rivers)The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has hailed the appointment of the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as an Associate Fellow of the United Nations More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Confab Gives Conditions For Removal Of Fuel Subsidy

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Controversy surrounding the demand for complete removal of petroleum subsidy as recommended by the Public Finance and Revenue Committee of the National Conference has been resolved. Delegates More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Senate Okay Compulsory Tax For All Houses In FCT

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. (FCT) The senate on Tuesday approved compulsory tax for all houses in Federal Capital Territory exempting only properties owned by Churches and Mosques from payment of the tax. The senate’s More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Ojudu Dares Mbu …Stages #Bring Back Our Girls Protest

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Ekiti senator media activist, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Tuesday defiled the Police order barring protest in Abuja, as he staged a peaceful protest on #bringback our girls protest at Unity More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Military Officers Are The Oil Theives In Niger Delta -Clark

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. Elder statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Mr. Edwin Clark, has accused retired and serving military officers of being responsible for  illegal oil bunkering  More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Conference Delegates Owed Six Weeks Allowance Arrears

… Drivers, Aides Plan Protest By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Conference has expressed concerns over a planned protest by aides and drivers of delegates who had petitioned the Inspector General of More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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N713 Billion Unremitted Fund Uncovers In NPA As Delegates Sing Discodant Tune On Subsidy Removal

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Conference Committee on Public Finance has uncovered  the sum of N713 billion being an unremitted fund to the federation account by the Nigerian Port Authourity (NPA) between More...