Date archive forApril, 2015
By News Investigator On Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Those Running To APC Will Return With “Empty Stomachs” -Says Jonathan

Says PDP will bounce back President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday castigated members of his ruling Peoples Deocratic Party (PDP), who are defecting to the All Progressive Congress (APC), taunting them that they More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Army Kills Top Boko Haram Commanders, Releases Shocking Pictures Of Hostages

Cleared Boko Haram from Sambisa forest Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The Nigerian Army said it has killed several top field commanders of the Boko Haram terrorists, just as it released pictures of some freed hostages in More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Xenophobic Attacks: Zuma Calls Jonathan

The brotherhood continues Nuel Suji The South African President Jacob Zuma has had a telephone conversation with President Goodluck Jonathan on the need for the two countries to continue to maintain warm and cordial More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Jonathan Appoints Sanusi Lamido MD Ports Authority

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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FG Warns Buhari Against Running Parallel Govt, Says Jonathan Remains In Charge Till May 29

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The federal government has warned the incoming administration and the All Progressive Congress (APC) against forming a parallel government as incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan remains More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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BREAKING: Nigerian Military Rescues 200 Girls, 93 Women From Sambisa Forest

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The defence headquarters said troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa forest in Borno state, in its on-going counter terrorism war. A statement on its twitter handle More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Senator Uche Chukwumerije: Another Meteor Has Blinked Out

By Unico Kalu Uduka This is the exit of one of the few remaining aerolitic fireballs that came to titivate Nigeria’s political firmament.  They are rare, and like shooting stars they are, they live a bright More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Fuel Price May Increase, As Senate Removes Subsidy From Budget 2015

In-coming president By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Indication emerged Tuesday that fuel pump price may likely hit N130 by June with the withdrawal fuel subsidy from the 2015 budget passed by the senate. The senate passed More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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South Africa: Jonathan Suspends Danjuma Sheni, Perm. Sec. Over Recall Of Ambassador

Queried over diplomatic gaffe By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the suspension of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, over the recall of the Nigerian More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Terrorists Did’nt Dislodge Troops From Marte, Sambisa -Military Insist

Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The defence authorities said it was untrue the reports that Nigerian soldiers were dislodged from Marte, insisting that the reported attack by insurgents cannot More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Abatemi-Usman Condemns Bombing Of Radio Station

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Senator, representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the outgoing seventh National Assembly, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has decried the bombing of a popular More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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APC Overrules Buhari, Says AIT Free To Cover President-elect’s Activities

By Sadiq Umar The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all accredited media organizations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the President-elect, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Buhari Bars AIT From Covering Activities, Raises “Security, Family Concern”

On vendetta against media? By Sadiq Umar President-elect ‎Muhammadu Buhari has barred the African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities, saying the decision is based on security and family More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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NASS Will Resist Jonathan’s Bid To Frustrate Constitution Amendment, Says Ekweremadu

On a last minute collusion course with the senate By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Chairman of the Senate ad-Committee on Constitution Amendment,  Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Monday promised that any effort by President More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Jonathan Appoints Peter Obi SEC Chairman, Confirms Gwarzo D.G, Sacks Femi Thomas As NHIS Boss

By Nuel Suji President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Just as the President confirmed More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Jonathan Orders Release Of Report On Forensic Audit Of NNPC Accounts, Dismisses Allegation Of Last Minute Looting

feeling the heat By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday ordered the immediate release of the forensic audit report of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), even as it dismissed More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Ali Olanusi Impeached, Lasisi Akinboyo Sworn- In As Ondo New Dep. Governor

Impeached deputy governor accused of plot to sack his boss By Alaba Ajibade The Ondo State House of Assembly has impeached the state’s Deputy Governor, Mr. Ali Olanusi. Commissioner of Agriculture, Mr. Lasisi More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Allow Lawmakers To Chose Their Own Leaders, Labour Party Berates APC

By Sadiq Umar The Labour Party (LP) has criticised the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC), accusing it of meddling in the affairs of the elected members of the 8th National Assembly, with it proposed More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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‘Invasion’ Of Senate By Ex-governors Worries Group

By Nuel Suji A group under the aegis of Friends in the Gap Advocacy Initiative, has expressed concern over the growing number of former state chief executives who retire to the senate after their tenure as governors. Executive More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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APC Vows To Revisit Actions Taken By Jonathan Since March 30

By Nuel Suji The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned against what it called last-minute looting of the nation’s resources, hurried recruitment into the public service and rushed privatisation of key More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Boko Haram Recaptures Marte From Nigerian Soldiers

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said. “The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared More...

By News Investigator On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Jonathan Meets Buhari On Inauguration Plans

President Jonathan after the parley with the President-elect Gen. Buhari By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan Friday met with the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in furtherance of plans for the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Peterside Condemns “Wike’s Attempt To Re-write History”

APC governorship candidate in Rivers The Greater Together Campaign Organisation, GTCO, the campaign outfit of Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, has condemned what it called attempts by Mr. Ezebuwon Nyesom Wike and the More...

By News Investigator On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Oronto Douglas To Be Buried May 2

Funeral rites for the late Oronto Natei Douglas, former Senior Special Adviser to the President on Research, Documentation, and Strategy, who died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Thursday, April 9, 2015 has More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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NASS Zoning: APC Stakeholders Meeting Ends In Deadlock

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. There are strong indications that the meeting of the National leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) called to resolve the zoning arrangement of the National Assembly leadership positions More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Senate Presidency: Group Roots For Lawan, Says He’s Without Corrupt Charge

gets support from group By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Justice Forum, a political lobby group,  on Thursday commenced campaigning for the emergence of Senator Ahmad Lawan as Senate President in the 8th Senate. Speaking More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Notorious Boko Haram Commander, Abu Mojahid Killed

A notorious top terrorists commander, Abu Mojahid was among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno, Tuesday morning. The terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senate  Asks FG To Drag Zulu King To ICC

Seeks recall of Nigeria’s High Commissioner in S/A By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Senate on Wednesday condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa against Nigerians and other African nationals its strongest terms, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Senate Presidency: North Central Splits Over Akume, Saraki

APC won majority seat at the next senate By Emmanuel Suji, Abuja. Senators of All Progressive Congress(APC) north central caucus have split over the choice of Minority Leader George Akume and Senator Bukola Saraki More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Bayelsa PDP Forum Protests Plot To Expel Senator Paulker

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa state under the aegis of, “Save Bayelsa PDP Forum”, on Tuesday,  protested against an alleged expulsion move against  Senator   More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Senate Presidency: PDP Plots To Upstage APC

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. There are strong indications that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may be plotting to snatch the Senate President position from the party. The APC has about 60 Senators elected on its platform More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Mystery Death: Ondo Senator Raises Alarm Over Concoction Usage

Raises alarm on dangerous concoction on sale By Nuel Suji, Abuja. A Senator  representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere  on Tuesday raised the alarm over the sales of dangerous concoction More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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NASS: APC Ad-hoc Panel On Zoning Enmesh In Bribery, Forgery Allegations

National Chairman, APC By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The National Executive Committee (APC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to meet on Thursday to consider a report of the National Working Committee (NWC) More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Financial Expert Eugene Ludwig Discusses Regulatory Regimes and International Banking At Capital Club

Promontory CEO explains what tough regulatory expectations mean for the region and the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 21, 2015 – (ME NewsWire ) Regulatory regimes are becoming tougher around the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Mark Eulogises Late Chukwumerije

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President of the Senate Senator David Mark Tuesday described late Senator Uche Chukwumerije as a national hero who was a pan-Nigerian in all ramifications . This is just as the family of the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi Bags 20years Jail Term

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, has been sentenced to 20 years in prisonment over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Breaking: Jonathan Fires IGP Suleiman Abba, Appoints Solomon Arase Ag. IGP

Sacked By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the Inspector General of Police, Suleimon Abba. A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, who More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Xenophobic Attacks: Zulu King Appeals For Calm

Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has appealed for calm after recent violence against migrants in South Africa. He has been accused of fuelling the attacks, which have killed at least seven people, after saying foreigners More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Igbinedion’s N25 Billion Scam: Judgement Expected Today

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo state, is expected to deliver judgement in the case of N25 billion financial misappropriation and abuse of office trial of Micheal Igbinedion More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Allegation of N2 Trillion Electioneering Campaign Mischievous, Embarrassing -Presidency

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Presidency has dismissed media report that President Goodluck Jonathan spent N2trillion on the just concluded general elections, describing it as “mischievous, false and embarrassing.” Presidential More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Senator Chukwumerije Dies At 75

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Sen, Uche Chukwumerije, is dead. Chukwumerije died on Sunday in Abuja at the age of 75. A statement by a family representative, Chidi, More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Before Goje’s Final Political Demise, Matters Arising

Heading to Tribunal? By Aminu Mohammed The April 11 Governorship elections in Gombe have been won and loss. But, like a huge stone cast into a still ocean, it has continued to generate spiral effects across the More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Angry gods kill victims in Ode-Irele, not Ebola -Enimade

By Alaba Adewale A new dimension has been introduced to the strange illness that has killed no fewer than 17 people in Ode-Irele, a quite town in the Southern part of Ondo state since Thursday. The Oyewoga of Ode-Irele, More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Rivers APC Heads For Election Tribunal, Reassures Supporters

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is about to conclude arrangements to petition the State Election Tribunal to reclaim its mandate it accused the Peoples More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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FG Condemns Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa, It’s Shocking, Unacceptable, Says Zuma

The federal government of Nigeria has condemned the Xenophobic attacks on foreign migrants in South Africa, warning that it would not tolerated, even as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali, assured that More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Jonathan Prepares Handover Notes, Directs MDAs On Final Reports

Prepares for handover By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Ahead of the May 29 handover, President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to submit their handover notes to the office of the More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Jonathan Withhold Assent On Newly Amended 1999 Constitution, Faults NASS

By Sadiq Umar President Goodluck Jonathan has withheld his assent to the legislative proposals on the amendment of the 1999 constitution, citing infringement on Separation of Power as part of his reasons. The joint More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Soyinka, Utomi, Odumakin Challenge Buhari On Abducted Chibok Girls

By Sadiq Umar Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Tuesday challenged the Nigeria’s President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to rescue the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against Fayose, Nullifies Impeachment

By Sadiq Umar The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the victory of Mr. Ayodele Fayose as the duly elected governor of Ekiti state in the June 21, 2014 Governorship election in the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Mark, Gemade Receive INEC’s Certificate Of Return

President of the Nigerian Senate By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Senate President, David Mark and Senator Barnabas Gemade on Tuesday received their certificates of return as senators-elect from the Independent National Electoral More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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I Never Worked Against APC -Senator Obende

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Senator Domingo Obende representing Edo North Senatorial district Tuesday dispelled media report accusing him of working against the All Progressive Congress(APC) during last Presidential election More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Why Edo Deserves to Produce the House Speaker

By Ebomhiana Musa  The elections are over, the battles have been fought fiercely, lost and won. Ultimately, Nigerians and Nigeria are the real winners. Yes, they are the real winners because the cynics and the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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8th National Assembly: Intrigues As Scramble For Senate Leadership Heats Up

By Emmanuel Suji, Abuja. Intense power struggle has begun among senators over leadership positions in the next National Assembly with some senators insisting that its current rule on ranking will apply strictly More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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INEC Declares Taraba, Imo Governorship Elections “Inconclusive”, Supplementary Polls Hold In 30 Days

INEC Chairman By Sadiq Umar The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared inconclusive, the April 11 governorship elections in Taraba state. A statement by the Commission in Abuja on Monday, More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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General Elections: US Congratulates Nigeria, Urges Losers To Go To Court

US congratulates Nigeria The United States of America has congratulated Nigeria over the successful conduct of 2015 general elections in Nigeria, even as it urges those dissatisfied with the election results to More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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Dangote Taps Into Cement Import Ban In Cameroon To Ramp Up Local Production

The management of the leading Pan African Cement Manufacturer, the Dangote Cement Plc has assured the government of Cameroon that it would help shore up local production of the vital product following the ban on More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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Dankwambo, Ambode, Tambuwal Others Win, Yero, Ribadu loss

Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe state has been declared the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Declaring the results Sunday, the Returning Officer, Professor Saminu Ibrahim More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Decampee Won’t Be Made Minister, Buhari Warns

…I don’t think that’s right, he says. Nuel Suji President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out the chances of politicians defecting from their parties to the All Progressive Congress More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Police Arrest 14 Persons In Kano Over Ballot Snatching

Kano state governor Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The Kano State Police Command on Saturday arrested 14 persons for allegedly snatching and destroying ballot boxes and papers in Kauran-Mata ward in Madobi Local Government More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Elections In Rivers State A Sham –Amaechi

By Sadiq UmarRivers State Governor and Director-General of Buhari Campaign Organization, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has described Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state as a sham.Amaechi More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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6,050 Contest Guber, State Assembly Elections -INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says a total of 6,050 candidates are standing for the April 11 governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country. INEC, in its daily bulletin More...

By News Investigator On Friday, April 10th, 2015
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APC Accuses Jonathan Of Plot To Rig Lagos Guber Poll

Alleged rigging plots by ruling party By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being on vengeance mission to personally supervise rigging of the governorship More...

By News Investigator On Friday, April 10th, 2015
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Rivers Govt Dismisses Amaechi’s Rumoured Accident, Says Governor Ready For Saturday Poll

Governor hale and hearty By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Rivers State Government has dismissed as false the rumours that Governor Chibuike Amaechi was “involved in a ghastly accident.” Rivers Government said such speculation, More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Ekiti Lawmakers Insist On Impeaching Fayose,  Direct Chief Judge To Setup 7-man Panel

facing the heat of opposition By Omololu Adebayo To further the impeachment plans of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, the 19 APC lawmakers of the state’s House of Assembly have unanimously directed More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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‘I Will Be The Last Man Standing For PDP, Says Mark

President of the Senate By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President of the Senate, Senator David Mark on Wednesday put paid to speculations making the rounds that he was contemplating joining the All Progressive Congress ( APC), More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Mark Congratulates Buhari, Commends Jonathan

President of the Nigerian Senate By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The President of the Senate, David Mark​,​ has congratulated the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, for his victory at the March 28 presidential election, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Obama Hails Jonathan, Jega, Promises To Work With Buhari

Obama salutes Jonathan for accepting results By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The US President, Barack Obama has commended President Goodluck Jonathan, for conceding defeat to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 presidential More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Buhari Receives Certificate Of Returns, Promises To Tackle Boko Haram, Corruption

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has received a Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, reiterating his commitments to fighting More...