Date archive forFebruary, 2015
By News Investigator On Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Boko Haram Members Killed While Attempting To Blow Up Bridge, Weapons Recovered, One Soldier Died

Cache of arms recovered from the terrorists. By Ibrahim Imam, Abuja. The Defence authorities said its troops on cordon and search along Djimitillo Damaturu road axis on Friday night had an encounter with a group More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Alleged Tinubu-Osinbajo Oath: APC Dismisses Claim As Sickening, Outlandish

APC National Leader By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claims by the Jonathan Campaign Organization that its chieftain, Mr. Bola Tinubu plans to become Vice President through More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Jonathan Hails Troops In Mubi, Baga, Assures Of Due Rewards

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan has applauded the Nigerian troops for the successes recorded against insurgents in Borno and Adamawa, assuring them of the government’s commitment to the welfare More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Suicide Bombers Hit Jos, Biu, Many Feared Dead

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. Multiple explosions Thursday rocked the Bauchi Road motor park in Jos, the Plateau state capital, leaving over a dozen dead with several others injured. Reports said the suicide bombers More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Rivers APC Alleges Its 30 Supporters Killed, …Demands Immediate Rescue Of Kidnapped Ndigbara

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that over 30 of its supporters have been killed in the political violence that has rocked the state in the past few months. A statement More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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I Take Responsibility For My Role As Military Dictator, But l Can Change Nigeria’s Present, Future, Says Buhari

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has said that he took responsibility for his role as former military dictator, insisting that his More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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80 Year Old American Woman Kidnapped In Kogi

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. An 80-year old American Missionary, Phyllis Sortor, has been kidnapped in Kogi state, northcentral Nigeria. Phyllis, a missionary with Free Methodist Church at Hope Academy, a school in Emiworo More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Again, Suicide Bomber Gain Access To Potiskum Motor Park, Kills 15

Google map of Potiskum By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. No fewer than 15 persons were killed in Potiskum, Yobe, Northeastern state on Tuesday when a suicide bomber again attacked the Tashar Dan-Borno motor park, where More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Senators Berate Okonjo-Iweala Over Poor Budget Funding, Blame Her For Economy Woes

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Minister of Finance and Supervising Minister of the Economy Senators on Tuesday faulted the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala over poor More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Soldiers Capture Boko Haram Who Disguised As Women, Says Defence Spokesman

By Sadiq Umar, Kaduna. The Nigerian soldiers have arrested some insurgents who dressed in women apparel in their bid to escape from their stronghold in Baga town who has fallen to the military bombardment, even More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Air Force Bombards Sambisa Forest, Hits Terrorist’s Training Base, Says Defence Hqrts

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said more Boko Haram insurgents have died in an on-going operation to rid Sambisa forest and Gwoza town in Borno, hideout of the terrorists. In a statement More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Jonathan Commissions Four New Naval Ship, Says Boko Haram ‘ll Be Defeated

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday commissioned four Nigerian navy ships (NNS) at the Naval Dockyard Limited in Victoria Island, Lagos, vowing to degrade the Boko Haram insurgents within the next six weeks More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Bad Days For Terrorists: 300 Insurgents Killed In 2-Days Operation

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The Nigerian Defence headquarters has hinted that over 300 terrorists have been killed while a few of the Boko Haram members have been captured, and several weapons and equipment, belonging More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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New Constitution Allows Independent Candidate, Empowers INEC To De-Register Party

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Nigerians can now contest in an elections on self recognition without belonging any political party, according to the newly passed amendment 1999 Constitution. The fourth amendment to the 1999 More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Further Polls Shift Is Unconstitutional -Jega

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attairu Jega, on Wednesday told legislature that any further postponement of the elections is unconstitutional, even More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Poll Shift: Senate Summons Jega, As Mark Frowns At Interim Govt Suggestions

President of the Senate By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Senate has summoned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to appear before it on Wednesday to explain the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Gunmen Invade APC Rally In Okrika, Rivers

Escaped death at rally The Rivers State opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Dakuku Peterside Tuesday escaped death by whiskers during his rally, at the Okrika Local Government Area of the South South More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Troops Retake Munguno, Marte, Recover Foods, Arms From Terrorists

The Defence Headquarters has announced Monday that its operations to clear terrorists from Munguno and other communities have been successful. The military in its official twitter handle said, “troops in an operation More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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APC Commiserates With Mrs Jonathan Over Death Of Supporters

Lost her supporters in a motor accident The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condoled with the Nigerian First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, over the death of 11 of her women supporters in a ghastly motor accident last More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Military Berates Obasanjo, Says Utterances Are Less Than Noble

The Defence Headquarters on Monday tackled former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying his utterances against the military is certainly less than noble, urging him to be genuinely interested in the growth and sustenance More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Obasanjo Quits PDP, Ogun Chapter Expels Former President

Quits the ruling party By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Former Nigerian President, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo has withdrawn his membership of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The former President announced his decision More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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Obasanjo Is After Jonathan For Turning Down “Wrong, Unacceptable Requests,” SaysFani-Kayode

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo at loggerhead with President Jonathan By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Director of Publicity for the Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the reason why More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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Police Confirm 7 Dead In Yobe Female Suicide Attack

The Yobe State Police Command on Sunday confirmed seven persons dead in the suicide bomb attack at a motor park in Damaturu. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Marcus Danladi, who confirmed the casualty figure More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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Stop Over-heating Polity, Group Tells Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President The Nigeria Prosperity Project (NPP) has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop over-heating the already charged political atmosphere and offer useful services as a patriot More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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Obasanjo’s Unwarranted Attack On President Jonathan Is Odious, Repugnant, Self-serving -Presidency

…Accuses Former President Of Plotting To Head Interim Government By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Presidency has hit back at former President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing his constant attack on President Goodluck More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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Boko Haram Attacks Gombe, Freed Detainee At Military Quarter Guard

The Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday invaded Gombe, capital of Gombe state in the northeast Nigeria, warning residents not to participatie in the forthcoming general election, even as unconfirmed report said the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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EFCC Arrests Ex-Gov. Murtala Nyako’s Son In Gombe

former governor of Adamawa The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),  has arrested Mr. Abdul-Aziz Nyako, son of former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state. Both Abdul-Aziz and his father, the former More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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 PERSPECTIVE: Nigeria’s Military, A Deep Reflection

By Godwin Onyeacholem For Nigeria’s military, times have never been this challenging. Plagued on the one hand by the fiendish activities of some twisted minds that have taken over a vast cut of the country’s More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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INEC And The Burden Of Conducting Free And Fair Elections

One of the major reasons, we are fully supporting the postponement of the general election was to prevent INEC under Professor Jega from compromising the elections. INEC has long seize to be a dis interested umpire More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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General Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption Sham

By Ado Adamu The general election is just weeks away and campaigning by political parties and their candidates are in full swing. The presidential election is undoubtedly between the incumbent, President Goodluck More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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Labour Union Election Ends In Chaos

Out-going President of the Nigerian Labour Congress By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The 11th National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday ended abruptly as aggrieved members turned violent More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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Bomb Explosion Kills 10 In Bui Town

A bomb explosion has occurred Thursday in Biu, Borno state, killing at least 10 persons and leaving many others seriously injured. The deadly explosion reportedly planted by suspected female Boko Haram terrorists More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Jonathan Remains The Best Hope For Nigeria, Says Olejeme

The Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has urged Nigerians to judge President Goodluck Jonathan by his record of performance. Olejeme who met with prominent More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Fashola, Lagos APC Condemn Deployment Of Soldiers To Bourdillon

APC National Leader The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Raji Fashola and the State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have condemned the deployment of soldiers to the Bourdillon street residence of the national More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Jonathan Holds Media Parley On Wednesday

President Goodluck Jonathan will host a special edition of the Presidential Media Chat tomorrow, Wednesday, February 11, 2015. A statement by Presidential Spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said the President will respond More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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I.G Tightens Security, Redeploys 33 Police Commissioners

To appear before senate committee. Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday, redeployed 33 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to Commands and Formations across More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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PERSPECTIVE: Why APC Is A Better Choice

By Godwin Onyeacholem With many years of uncertainties as the hallmark of her wobbly existence, Nigeria has once again arrived at a critical juncture – that inevitable episode in the life of a nation when it is More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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2015 Elections: Put Nigeria First, Mark Urges Politicians

…Says INEC,Security desires our support. By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The President of Nigeria’s Senate, Senator David Mark on Sunday took stock of the anxiety, fears and tension trailing the conduct of the More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Poll Shift, Tele-guided Plot To Derail Democracy -APC Senators

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) senators in the National Assembly have condemned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to postpone the February 14 and 28 More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Election Postponement An Attempt To Subvert Electoral Process -Buhari

APC Presidential candidate …Says INEC Is Compromised …Urges Supporters To Remain Calm By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Poll Shift Is A Setback For Democracy -APC, It Is In National Interest -PDP

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the postponement of the February 14 elections describing it as a major set back for the country’s democracy. In a statement issued in Abuja, More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Sen. Abatemi-Usman Condemns Murder Of Ebira Islamic Scholar

The Senator representing Kogi Central in the Senate and senatorial candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) in the zone, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has condemned the gruesome killing of Sheikh Abdulazeez More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Election Shift: US Alleges Govt Interference, Says It’s Unacceptable

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. U.S President The United States of America on Sunday expressed disappointment at the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Nigeria’s general elections More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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BREAKING: Security Concerns Force INEC To Postpone Elections -Jega

Presidential, National Assembly Elections To Now Hold March 28 Governorship Polls Hold April 11 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has officially announced a shift in the election timetable, with More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Dankwambo Bags Chieftaincy Title, Pledges More Development For Gombe

Traditional rulers in Gombe Central Senatorial District have  pledged support for Governor  Ibrahim Dankwambo’s bid for re-election, even as he assured of his determination to deliver more dividend of democracy More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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EXCLUSIVE: Presidential Elections May Now Hold March 14

Ahead of its meeting with political parties and Resident Electoral Commissioners scheduled for Saturday, there are strong indications that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), may have resolved to reschedule More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Nyanya Bombing: FG Files 7-Count Charge Against Accused

The Federal Government on Friday filed a seven-count charge at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against seven person in connection with the April 14, 2014, Nyanya bus station bombing. Alleged mastermind of the Nyanya More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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  PERSPECTIVE: Labour Party Threatens PDP’s Dominance In Cross River

By Eyobong Ita Mama, Papa, Pekin! The slogan of the Labour Party is becoming a familiar chant in Cross River State, less than two weeks to the 2015 Elections in Nigeria. Following a contentious PDP State primaries, More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Court Uphold Aregbesola’s Victory As Governor Of Osun

(Osun)The High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, on Friday affirmed the election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the last year governorship election in the state. Victory for Governor Aregbesola Justice Elizabeth Ipejime More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Elections Must Hold On Schedule, Says Council Of State, As APC Hails Decision

The Council of State on Thursday resolved that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), should proceed with the Presidential elections slated for February 14, laying to rest speculations that the elections More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Forensic Audit Report Indicts NNPC, Subsidiary, Directs Refund Of $1.48Billion

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) have been directed to refund the sum of $1.48billion to the federation More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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EFCC To Arraign Emmanuel Owoicho, Five Others Over N115Million Oil Deal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is set to arraign Emmanuel Owoicho, Managing Director, Owoema Resources Limited and five others over an alleged N115m. (One Hundred and Fifteen Million Naira) More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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N30 Trillion Allegation: APC Urges Okonjo-Iweala To Defend Self

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has challenged the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to clear her name on the allegation of missing N30 trillion More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Why Buhari Snubbed Goje At Gombe Rally

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Strong indications have emerged on why the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, snubbed former governor of Gombe state, Sen. Danjuma Goje at theTuesday More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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Keep Your Integrity Intact Or Be Kicked Out -CJN Warns Election Tribunal Members

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has charged members of the 2015 Election Petitions Tribunal to avoid act capable of undermine the integrity of the judiciary, threatening More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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War On Terror: 10 Towns Recaptured By Military, Says FG

The federal government said that the military has recaptured more territories occupied by the Boko Haram insurgents, insisting that its war on terror in the northeast states is recording huge success. The Coordinator More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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FG Moves To Boost Power Supply, Releases N18.26 Billion Loan To Five Power Firms

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released the sum of N18.26bn to five energy firms as part of the N213bn Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility. The released was carried out More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Business Mogul, Molade Okoya-Thomas Dies At 79

Lagos business mogul, Mr. Molade Okoya-Thomas is dead. He died on Monday at the age of 79. Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, LASU, Prof. John Obafunwa confirmed this on Monday in Lagos, describing Okoya-Thomas More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Another Bomb Blast In Gombe, President Jonathan Escapes Narrowly

Another bomb has exploded in Gombe,  capital of Gombe State in the troubled north-eastern part, leaving two dead and many others injured. Locked in battle with ex-political godson. The explosion went off few minutes More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Buhari Parleys Business Communities, Pledges Industrialization, Improved Power

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his government would create enabling environment for industrialization, revive industries, More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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‘N30 Trillion Is Stolen Under Your Watch’ –Soludo Replies Okonjo-Iweala

Says, ‘I Will Not Keep Quite Any More.’ The war of words between former Governor of Central Bank, Prof. Charles Soludo and Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has assumed a new twist with the More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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BREAKING: Troops Lock In Fresh Battle With Insurgents In Damboa

…Repel Attack On Maiduguri …Over 500 Boko Haram Killed By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. Barely few hours after it successfully repelled terrorists in Maiduguri, fresh battle is ongoing to dislodge the rampaging More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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Again, Another Bomb Explosion Hits Potiskum

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. For the umpteenth time, the city of Potiskum, Yobe state was attacked by suicide bomber on Sunday killing six persons and scores injured. The blast occurred around 1:20pm in front of the residence More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Regains Freedom, Unites With Family

(Reuters) – Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. bbc More...