Date archive forSeptember, 2014
By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Nigeria’s National Flag Designer, Akinkunmi, Bags OFR, Gets Special Aide For Life Salary Reward

At last, the man who designed the green white green, Nigeria flag, Mr. Taiwo Michael Akinkunmi, has been conferred with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, (OFR) national award, even as President Goodluck More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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We Have Killed Boko Haram Leader -Army, Vow To Take Out Shekau’s Successor, As 135 Terrorists Surrendered

…Shekau Confirmed Dead The Nigerian Defence authorities Wednesday evening confirmed the death of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, just as it expressed determination More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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 Powerful Cabal Stopped Jonathan On Cigarette Smoking Bill -Mark

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.The Senate President, Senator David Mark on Wednesday revealed how lobbyists and pressure groups halted the signing into law a bill banning cigarette smoking in Nigeria. The bill was passed More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Senate Probes $9.3 million Seized Arms Fund, Under Pressure To Save Soldiers On Death Roll

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.The Senate has commenced investigation into the controversial $9.3 million dollar seized by the South African authorities, even as it confirmed that the belongs to the Federal government. This More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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2015: Suswam Declares Mark’s Seat Not Vacant

…declares his seat not vacant By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The Governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam has said today that there is no vacancy for the Benue South Senatorial seat presently occupied by the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Controversial $9.3m Arms Fund Seizure, APC Reps Walk Out As PDP Reps Stall Debate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House of Representatives on Tuesday staged a walkout on the rest of the House over a failed attempt to push through a motion seeking to debate the controversial More...

By News Investigator On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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2015: PDP Says Jonathan Will Not Drop Sambo

The People Democratic Party (PDP) said there is no truth in rumours making the round that President Goodluck Jonathan is planning to drop Vice President Namadi Sambo ahead of the 2015 election. The party said there More...

By News Investigator On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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PDP Clears Air On Role Of Zonal Integration C’ttees, Accuses Opposition Mischief, Sets Up Caretaker C’ttee For Yobe

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged plot by the opposition cause confusion among its leaders and members, saying it is aware of plan to disrupt the activities of its recently inaugurated zonal More...

By News Investigator On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Another 10 Terrorists Surrender To Military, Says Defence Hqtrs

The Defence headquarters said, Tuesday, that another set of 10 terrorists yesterday surrendered to troops at Kawuri town following a major onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgents in the area. The More...

By News Investigator On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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‘Stop Propagating Falsehood,’Mark Lambasts APC

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.The President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, Tuesday cautioned the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) against propagating an alleged plot to postpone the 2015 general election, More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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Sack Jega Now, Ndigbo Group Urges Jonathan

The Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN) has demanded the immediate sack of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Athahiru Jega, urging President Goodluck Jonathan to do so without More...

By News Investigator On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Scotland Says ‘NO’ To Separation From UK

Scotland has voted to remain in the United Kingdom after its people rejected a referendum seeking to grant her autonomous status. With 30 out of the country’s 32 council areas having declared after Thursday’s More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Boko- Haram Cannot Stop Forthcoming General Elections In North East -Prof. Jega 

The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, has argued that so far as elections  can hold in Afghanistan and Iraq, it can also hold in North east despite insurgency in the area.Jega More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Nigeria Not Ready For Automotive Industry -Mark

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.The Senate President, Senator David Mark, on Thursday expressed worry over the poor state of power in Nigeria, declaring that the is not prepared for a sustainable automotive industry More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Seized$9.3 USD: APC Demands NASS Investigation, Raises Posers For Jonathan

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to come clean on the circumstances surrounding the $9.3 million US dollars that was impounded in South Africa. In More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Army Debunks Reports Of Boko Haram Attack On Okene Road, Says It’s Armed Robbery

The Nigerian Army authorities have clarified that the attack on troops along Okene-Kabba road, saying it was not carried out by Boko Haram as widely reported. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brigadier More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Synagogue: Death Toll Rises To 80… President Zuma Mourns, Says 67 South African Died In Building Collapse

The death toll in the collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos has increased to 80 even as the search for more bodies continues. As at 4:41 p.m. Nigeria time, the casualty figures More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Ebola Threat: NUT Directs Teachers To Stay At Home, Advises FG Against Sept 22 Resumption Date

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) on Tuesday advised the Federal Government to shelve the September 22 resumption date for schools nationwide. Rising from its emergency National Executive More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Declare Full Scale War On Boko Haram -Senate Tells Jonathan

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to declare total war on the insurgents without any further delay.This is just  as senators expressed fear over the possibility of conducting general More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Senate C’ttee, Lagos Govt Cooperate To Tackle Traffic Along Ports

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The Senate Committee on Privatization and Commercialization has pledged to ensure that the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and the Lagos State Government collaborate to ease More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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EFCC Arrests Two  Suspects For $7.9m Scam

Two suspected fraudsters who allegedly defrauded a foreign investor of the sum of $7.9 ( Seven Million, Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) have been arrested by  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, More...

By News Investigator On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Military Intensifies Search And Rescue Efforts For Missing Jet, Says No Positive Result Yet

The Nigerian military has intensified its efforts in the search and rescue mission to locate the missing military jet. A statement from the Defence Headquarters said the Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Death Toll Rises As Gov. Fashola Visits Scene of Collapsed Synagogue Church

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Sunday visited the scene of the collapsed building of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, even as death toll rose to 44 as at 6:14 p.m. on Sunday with 130 persons More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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UPDATE: Synagogue Enlists Germans In Rescue Operations, 111 Rescue Alive, Death Toll Rises To 17

A total of 111 persons have so far been rescued in the ongoing search and rescue operations at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos where a Guest House belonging to the church collapsed yesterday More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Nigeria’s Destiny Is Tied To PDP -Muazu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Adamu Mu’azu, on Friday in Abuja, said the country’s glorious destiny, is tied to what he described as the lofty ideas of the ruling party. He More...

By News Investigator On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Breaking News: 3 killed, Many Injured As T.B. Joshua’s Church Building Collapsed

Not fewer than three persons have been killed when an uncompleted building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nation collapsed Friday afternoon at the headquarters of the church in Ikotun, a Lagos surburb. It More...

By News Investigator On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Presidency Lied On Ali Modu-Sheriff -APC Alleges

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of being economical with the truth in its response to the widespread condemnation of President Goodluck Jonathan for hobnobbing  with accused Boko More...

By News Investigator On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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EXCLUSIVE: Nwanyanwu To Join PDP, Steps Down As Labour Party’s National Chairman

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The National Chairman,  Labour Party,  Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu may have concluded plans to move to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP, even as he resigned ahead of October 4, 2014 national More...

By News Investigator On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Bankole’s Adviser Seeks Election Into House Of Reps

Hon. Moruf Afolabi Afuape, former Political Adviser to former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole, has declared his intention to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives to More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Jonathan Urges African Nations To Become More Active Participants In Global Digital Revolution

President Goodluck Jonathan has called called on all African countries to become more active participants in the digital revolution going on in the world. Jonathan spoke Tuesday in Ndjamena, Chadian capital More...

By News Investigator On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Fifty Terrorists Killed As Troops Raid Terrorists Hideout In Kawuri

Not fewer than fifty terrorists died yesterday afternoon as troops raided their hideout in Kawuri before setting out on a planned attack on Konduga. A statement by the Defence headquarters said, one More...

By News Investigator On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Police Orders Investigation Into Dimgba Igwe Death, Deploys 21 Commissioners Of Police

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, has ordered the immediate investigation into the death of the Vice Chairman of the SUN newspapers Mr. Dimgba Igwe, assuring that the Police will leave More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Bloody Weekend In Enugu: Bride, Groom Shot Dead On Wedding Eve

No fewer than 5 persons including a bride and groom billed to wed on Saturday 5th September 2014 in Enugu were Friday night shot dead by rampaging heavily armed gunmen. The late intending couple, our Correspondent More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Adamawa Bye-Election: Fintiri Emerges PDP Gov. Candidate, Floors Modibo, Marwa, Others

The Acting Governor of Adamawa State Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri has emerged the winner of the PDP primaries for the October 11th, 2014 governorship bye-election. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Amaechi Builds 20-Classroom Blocks Model School To Commemorate World Book Capital City 2014

…Okocha, Ikanya hail historic project Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has constructed a new 20-classroom Blocks Model Primary School to commemorate the status of the State Capital as the current World More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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SON Raises Alarm Over Building Collapse, Says Only 5 Percent Of Blocks In Nigeria Meets Standard

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja.The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Dr. Joseph Odumodu has raised an alarm about building construction in the country, disclosing that only five percent of More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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APC Faults Jonathan’s Directive On Ballot Paper Printing, Says It’s Ploy To Rig

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the Presidential directive that all electoral materials must be printed by the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC), describing More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Jonathan Mourns Dimgba Igwe, Says He’d Be Remembered As Defender Of Truth

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed commiserated with the publishers of the Sun Newspapers, Mr. Orji Kalu over the death of its Vice Chairman, Mr. Dimgba Igwe. Jonathan also expressed condolence to the Nigerian More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Divergent Interests Stall Passage Of PIB -Abe

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) sector, Senator Magnus Abe, has revealed that the delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill(PIB)  was as a result of divergent interests in the More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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War On Terror: Blame Babangida For Military’s Inadequacy -Senator Saleh

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.A retired General and Senator representing Kaduna State, Sen. Mohammed Saleh, on Thursday blamed the former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida for the current state of More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Rivers APC Scores Jonathan’s Govt Low On Power, Says Its ‘An Agent of Darkness’

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has chided the President Goodluck Jonathan led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration, describing it as an agent of darkness. In a statement issued Thursday in More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Ex-Gov. Sheriff Ready For Probe On Alleged Sponsorship Of Boko Haram …Threatens To Sue Australian Negotiator

Former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff said he is ready to face trial over allegation that he is one of the sponsors of Boko Haram, even as he vowed to drag Stephen Davis, the Australian negotiator who recently More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Deputy British High Commissioner, Peter Carter Slumps, Dies At Lagos Airport 

The Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Parker, yesterday slumped and died at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Parker who flew into the county aboard an American Airline, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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APC Accuses PDP Govt Of Involvement With Boko Haram Insurgent

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said the revelation by the Federal Government’s appointed negotiator, Mr Stephen Davis on the sponsors of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, clearly indicated that More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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19-Year Old Varsity Student Now Ebola Virus Suspect

A 19- year old student of Law at the Ahmadu Bello University is suspected to be down with the deadly Ebola virus in Kaduna. The Public Relations Officer, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, Bilyaminu More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Tinubu Fires Back, Says Ikimi Unfit For APC National Chairman

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described as falsehoods and cheap blackmail, the reasons adduced by Mr. Tom Ikimi for dumping the More...