Date archive forOctober, 2014
By News Investigator On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Explosion Rocks Gombe Bus Station

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. A deadly blast suspected to be bomb has killed dozens in Gombe on Friday leaving several others wounded. The blast which occurred at a bus station in the capital of Gombe state affected More...

By News Investigator On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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I Have A Clear Vision On The Problems Of Kastina -Senator Ida

Senator Ibrahim Ida has continued to contribute his wealth of experience to the development of the country. He served as a federal permanent secretary. He was a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Press Release: Remarks By President Jonathan At The Commissioning Of New Governor’s Office, Kaduna

Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR At the Commissioning of the New Governor’s Office at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House (G`overnment House), Kaduna Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 PROTOCOL 1.              I More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Jonathan Rakes In N99.3 Millions As “Donation” For Nomination Form

President Goodluck Jonathan will tomorrow, Thursday, October 30 pick up the PDP nomination form for the 2015 Presidential elections, Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati says. The presidency said some persons, groups More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Kwankwaso Joins Presidential Race, Says PDP Govt. Is Incompetent

The governor of Kano State, Mr. Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on Tuesday, formally declared his intention to seek the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the February 2015 election. Kwankwaso More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Boko Haram: 2million Internally Displaced Persons In North East -Senate 

   By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The Senate on Tuesday has revealed that over two million persons have been  internally displaced from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe due to increase in the activities of the insurgent More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Tambuwal Dumps PDP, Ruling Party Kicks, Demands His Resignation

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal Tuesday defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Tambuwal’s defection More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Who Is Afraid Of Senator Teslim Folarin?

By Suleiman Arapaja It is generally acknowledged that in a democracy such as ours, especially where voter apathy is replete, quite frequently, the  number of persons required to determine who ultimately wins general More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Nigeria Needs $5Billion To Stabilise Excess Crude Account -Okonjo-Iweala

Not less than $ 5billion is needed by the Nigeria government to sustain stability in its excess crude account which stands at $4.1 billion, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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2015: Mark Weeps As Constituents Purchase Nomination Form For Him

-says my covenant is justices, equity for allBy Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.The President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has accepted the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form from his Benue South More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Jonathan To Receive Super Falcons At FEC, Team Arrives Lagos On Monday

President Goodluck Jonathan will receive the African Champions, Nigeria’s women football team (Super Falcons) at the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, even as the team is billed to arrive More...

By News Investigator On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Senator Abatemi-Usman, Obtains Form For Re-election With 2 Of His Aides

The Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman has obtained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form to seek for a second term in the Upper Legislative Chamber More...

By News Investigator On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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As Ndoma-Egba Obtains Form For Fourth Term

By Michael Jegede On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba was at the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja to pick the party’s nomination More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Haliru, Nnamani, Anyim Lead Presidential Declaration Com’tte

The former minister of defence and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Dr Bello Haliru, has been appointed  the head of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Declaration Committee. As two former Presidents More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Senate Moves To Abolish Disparity Between Poly, Varsity Graduates

The senate has passed a bill which seeks to abolish and prohibit dichotomy and discrimination between university degrees and the higher national diploma (HND). The senate directed the bill to its committee following More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Jonathan Reshuffles Cabinet, Mohammed Replaces Maku As Info. Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle following the vacancies created by the resignation of seven ministers last week. At the Wednesday’s federal executive council meeting More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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IGP Orders Audit Of Police Armouries Nationwide

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba,  has ordered a thorough audit of Police armouries nationwide. In a statement Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Senate Approves Second Reading For Nigeria’s Border Communities Dev. Bill

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.A bill seeking to bring development to the nation’s border communities through strengthening of the legal framework that would provide additional source of funding for the Border More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Constitution Amendment: Federal Lawmakers Endorse Local Government Autonomy

The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted the constitutional provision for autonomy for the local governments in Nigeria even as the agitation  for Independent candidacy got the nod of the federal lawmakers. There More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Oscar Pistorius Gets 5Years For Killing Girlfriend

Amputee South African sprinter, Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five-years imprisonment in a celebrated case that catch world attention. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for negligent killing More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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WHO Certifies Nigeria Ebola Free, Jonathan Hails Nigerians

President Goodluck Jonathan has applauded declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO), of Nigeria as Ebola-free country. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday officially declared Nigeria free of the More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Jonathan In Emergency Meeting With Governors

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday evening summoned an emergency meeting with governors of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The agenda of the meeting which is currently going on at the Presidential Villa, More...

By News Investigator On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Lagos High Court Uphold Ban On Hijab In Public Schools

An Ikeja High Court has turned down a request by the Muslims Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), seeking to reverse the state government decision that outlawed the use of Hijab in the state’s public schools. MSSN, More...

By News Investigator On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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FG, Boko Haram Strike Ceasefire Deal, Meet In Saudi Arabia, Release Of Chibok Girls Underway

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has announced an immediate ceasefire between the military and the Boko Haram sect, saying, the two sides have reached an agreement to cease hostility. Badeh More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Fayose Appoints SSG, Advisers, Others

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose has approved the appointment of Mrs Modupe Alade as Secretary to the state Government. A statement by the newly appointed Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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NFF Sacks Stephen Keshi 

Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has been relieved of his duty by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Keshi’s sack came shortly after he led the team to a 3-1 defeat of the Sudanese national team More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Mark To Kwankwaso: I Can’t Support Your Ambition

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, Thurs Governor of Kano state day told the Kano state governor and All Peoples Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Engr. Rabiu Kwankwanso, More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Akala: Just Before Affliction Arises Second Time

By Ola Adekanbi When the Indian sage, Mahatman Ghandi said that “Politics without principle is one of the seven social sins”, he philosophically perhaps have Adebayo Alao Akala and his likes in mind More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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BREAKING NEWS: Shocker As 6 Ekiti Lawmakers Dump APC At Fayose’s Inauguration

The All Progressive Congress (APC) suffered a huge loss Thursday as six of its serving members in the Ekiti State House of Assembly defected to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Newly sworn in governor of Ekiti More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Boko Haram: Jonathan Seeks Funding For Police, Submits MTEF To Senate

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sent a bill seeking to provide funds for the equipment of the Nigeria Police to National Assembly. Also in a separate letter to the Senate Wednesday, Jonathan submitted the More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Buhari Parley Senators, Reps Members

•Says This Is The Last Time He’ll Run For Elective Office By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. Formerly military Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, last night, lobbied the Senators and House of Representatives More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Poor Attendance Stalls Debate On Constitution Amendment In Senate As APC Senators Opt For Buhari’s Declaration

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The senate Wednesday failed to consider the report of its Constitution Review Committee due to lack of quorum, even as senators of the All Progressive Congress APC abandoned plenary to More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Senate Adopts C’ttee Report On Disability Bill

The Senate on Wednesday adopted the report of the conference committee constituted to harmonize the two versions of the disability bill passed by the two Chambers of the National Assembly. The 12-member committee More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Ndoma-Egba Urges For Investigation Into The Killing Alamieyeseigha’s Son

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. Senate Leader, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) on Tuesday demanded for “a thorough investigation” into the alleged killing of the son of former Bayelsa State governor, Chief More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Why Nigeria Needs Global Support Against Boko Haram -Mark

-says we have contained Ebola By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator David Mark on Tuesday brought to the fore the atrocities of Boko Haram ravaging Nigeria and solicited the support More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Obasanjo Locks Out Daniel, Orders Him Out Of Hilltop

Former governor of Ogun state, Mr. Gbenga Daniel, last Tuesday suffered humiliations as he was ordered out of the Hilltop residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo by security men. Daniel, News Investigators More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Keshi’s Super Eagles Suffers 1-0 Defeat In Khartoum

The Stephen Keshi led Super Eagles on Saturday suffered a 1-0 defeat by the Sudanese side in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. The  Super Eagles 1-0 defeat goal came in the first half of the match More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Jonathan Congratulates Malala, Satyarthi Over Nobel Peace Prize

President Goodluck Jonathan  has congratulated the joint-recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani girl-child education activist, Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights campaigner, Kailash More...

By News Investigator On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Malala Yousafzai Emerges Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Girl child education right crusader, Malala Yousafzai on Friday emerged as the Nobel Peace Prize winner for this year. The 17-year-old Pakistani Miss Yousafzai bagged the prestigious peace prize alongside India’s More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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PDP Begs Obasanjo, Says He’s Prayerful

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  has pleaded with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, urging for his forgiveness and active involvement in party. Speaking while formally receiving the former Governor of Ogun More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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INEC Cancels Adamawa Bye-Election, Ngilari Takes Over As Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the cancellation of the Saturday, October 11, 2014  bye-election slated to hold in Adamawa state. INEC’s decision is sequel to Wednesday More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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$9.3m Controversial Arms Deal: APC Demands Explanation On Asari-Dokubo’s Involvement, Says He’s Among Arrested Suspects In South Africa

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The All Progressive Congress (APC)  Wednesday demanded explanation from the President Goodluck Jonathan led federal government, the alleged involvement of former Niger-Delta militant More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Arms Deal Controversy: Another $5.7 Million Cash Seized In South Africa

As controversy over the seizure of $9.3 million arms cash belonging to Nigerian government by South African government rages unabated, another $5.7 million purportedly meant for yet another arms  purchase has been More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Girl Abandoned By Boko Haram Is 4-Months Pregnant -Medical Report

A school girl believed to have been abandoned by her Boko Haram abductors in Adamawa State two weeks ago has been discovered to be four months pregnant, a source quoting medical report has said. The development More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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French Nurse Cured Of Ebola In Europe

(AFP) A French nurse and a Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working with patients in epidemic-hit west Africa have been cured of the virus in European hospitals, health officials said Saturday. The More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Senate Mourns Remi Oyo… She Was An Accomplished Professional -Mark

The senate has described as shocking, the sudden death of Mrs Oluremi Oyo, former Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).In a statement signed by Senate’s spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe on More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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BREAKING: Speaker Bankole Loses Daughter

Daughter of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, Yetunde is dead. The young Yetunde died at about 5:55 a.m Thursday in a London hospital at the age of 6. Speaker Bankole who is More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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BREAKING: Former Presidential Spokesperson, Oluremi Oyo Is Dead

Former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity and immediate past Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mrs Oluremi Oyo is dead. Oyo’s death is yet to be officially announced, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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2015: Presidential, NASS Elections Hold February 14

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday released the notice of election into the office of the President for the general elections slated for next year. The commission also released dates More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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FOR THE RECORD: 2014 Independence Day Broadcast

2014 Independence Day Broadcast by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR Wednesday 1st October, 2014 Fellow Nigerians: 1.             Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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US Ebola Patient Told Hospital He Was From Liberia -Report

It has been revealed that the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told a nurse on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Independence Day: We Have Reasons To Celebrate, Says Sen. Abatemi-Usman

Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman has said that Nigerians have reasons to celebrate the country’s fifty-four years of Independence, having lived together More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Independence Day: Ekweremadu Urges Nigerians To Protect Democracy

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has commended Nigerians for the enthronement of the current democratic dispensation, urging them to continue in their determination More...