Date archive forMay, 2015
By News Investigator On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
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Buhari Condemns Maiduguri Bomb Attack

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Saturday attacks by Boko Haram on Maiduguri, saying his administration would not condone “wanton and wilful destruction of life by criminal More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
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Boko Haram Launches Fresh Attacks On Maiduguri, Kills Scores In Bomb Blast

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. No fewer than 26 persons have lost their lives with scores sustaining various degrees of injury when the Boko Haram terrorists attacked Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday. Even, More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
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For The Record: Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Inaugural Speech

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Buhari Sworn In, Vows To End Boko Haram As Jonathan Bows Out

Buhari taking oath of allegiance at the swearing in ceremony in Abuja. By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to relocate the command structure of the military to the insurgency-ridden northeast More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Buhari Receives Hands Over Notes

President Goodluck Jonathan has formally ‎presented handover notes to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of the inauguration of a new government tomorrow. Jonathan handed over the document which is a the More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Buhari Returns From U.K, Embarks On Tour Of Villa

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday morning returned  from his London trip ahead of the inauguration ceremony scheduled for tomorrow. Buhari had traveled to the United Kingdom More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Jonathan Hands Over Confab Reports To National Assembly For Approval

Barely 48-hours to the end of his tenure, President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday forwarded reports of the 2014 National Conference to both the Senate and the House of Representatives, urging them to consider More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Boko Haram: Army Sacks 200 Soldiers

Nigeria’s army has sacked at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers have told the BBC. Up to 4,500 other rank and file soldiers could be dismissed, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Tambuwal Steps Down As Speaker, Ihedioha Takes Over

Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha on Tuesday takeover the mantle of leadership as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, bowed out. Speaker Tambuwal had been More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Kidnapping: NIMCC Advocates Use Of Personal Locator Beacons As Security Measure

By Sadiq Umar As the incidence of kidnapping increases in the country, Nigerians have been advised to get personal locator beacons as part of safety precautions. Head of the Nigerian Mission Control Center (NIMCC), More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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APC Says Saraki Lied About NWC Zoning Claim, As Aide Claims Responsibility For Controversial Tweet

By Nuel Suji, Abuja The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied a media report that its National Working Committee met on Monday night and decided to zone the Senate Presidency to the North-Central and the Speaker More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Rivers APC Celebrates Victory At Council Polls

Rivers state governor …..Urges newly elected Chairmen to be good ambassadors of the party. By Nuel Suji The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has thanked the electorate in the state for overwhelmingly More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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David Mark Is A Quintessential Leader –Sen. Abatemi-Usman

President of the Senate By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The outgoing Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman has described the award of ‘Man of the year 2014’ bestowed on More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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FG, Oil Marketers Resolve Logjam, Commence Immediate Lifting Of Fuel

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Petroleum products marketers and the Federal Government on Monday resovled to end the logjam that created fuel scarcity that has paralysed activities across the country. Even as oil marketers More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Why I Want To Become Senate President -Saraki

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Former Governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki on Monday gave an insight into why he is vying for the Senate President seat, arguing that Nigerians are not feeling the impact of parliament. Saraki More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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PERSPECTIVE: Saraki Is Best Man For The Job

By Rotimi Opeyeoluwa One of the major realities of the victory of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), in the recently concluded polls is the attendant jostling for positions mainly in the executive and legislative More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Rivers APC Hails Amaechi For Unifying Governors’ Forum

By Nuel Suji The All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers state chapter has applauded Governor Rotimi Amaechi for the unification of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), describing the effort as a political masterstroke. The More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Jailed For Corruption

Former Prime minister insists he is innocent Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud and breach of trust. He was convicted at a retrial in March of taking More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Senate Presidency:  37 APC Senators Back Lawan/Akume Ticket

By Nuel Suji, Abuja No fewer than 37 All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators under the aegis of the ‘Unity Forum’ have endorsed the Ahmed Lawan/George Akume ticket for the positions of the Senate President More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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FG, States Share N6.21 Trillion ECA In 4years, Akwa Ibom Gets Highest

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Minister of Finance and Coordinating minister of the economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sunday released details how a total of N6.21 trillion Excess Crude More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, May 24th, 2015
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Buhari Is Experienced, Says Obasanjo, Urges For Patience

Nigerians urged to be patient with him By Nuel Suji Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to be patience with the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, vouching for his ability to clear the mess of More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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APC Senators’ Retreat: Buhari, Tinubu Clash Over National Assembly Leadership

Horse-trading Lawan for Gbajabiamila? By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) over who becomes the president of the next Senate deepens over the weekend with senators-elect of More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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We Are Suspicious Of Yari’s Governor’s Forum -Mimiko

By Nuel Suji The Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, has said that the Jonah Jang faction of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) were not part of the last week arrangement in which Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Why Buhari Traveled To UK -Garba Shehu

Off to UK By Sadiq Umar The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday left for the United Kingdom on a private visit, the first of such trip outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election. A More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Police I.G Directs Measure To Forestall Possible Boko Haram Attack

Inspecto General of Police By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, has directed the Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General and Commissioners in various Police formation to beef More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Buhari Receives Interim Report On Transition, Without Input From Out-going Govt

Headed the Buhari’s transition committee By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has received the interim report of the Transition Committee set up to assist the newly elected President More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Why PDP BoT Chairman, Tony Anenih Resigned

Threw in the towel By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Tony Anenih, Wednesday announced his resignation, saying he did so to allow President Goodluck More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Nigeria’s Economy In Worst State, Says, Osibajo

Vice President-elect By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Vice President-elect, Prof. Yomi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said Nigeria’s economy is in its worst state in history. He put the nation’s local and international debt More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Mu’azu Caves In, Resigns As PDP Chairman

Resigned as PDP National Chairman By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The PDP National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Adamu Mu’azu has resigned his appointment. Mu’azu finally succumbed to pressure More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Army Arrests “Brigadier General”, Sponsor Of Boko Haram

Fake Brigadier General By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna The Nigerian Army has arrested a fake Brigadier General and suspected member of Boko Haram, Mr. Aliyu Hussaini. Aliyu, an alleged sponsor of the sect, was apprehended More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Zamfara Gov. Yari Emerges NGF Chairman

…As Forum Asks Okonjo-Iweala To Account For $20b Excess Crude Money Emerged consensus chairman of NGF By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has announced the emergence of Zamfara State More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Jonathan Attends Last ECOWAS Meeting In Accra

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja tomorrow to attend the 47th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government holding in Accra, Ghana. The meeting marks More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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PDP Shuts Down Social Media Platforms

Sadiq Umar The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shut down its social media platforms, saying it took the decision because of the activities of hackers. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Olisa More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Jonathan Fires Saratu, NIPC Boss

Fired at the last minute By Umar Sadiq, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday sacked the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Mrs Saratu Altine Umar, replacing her with More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Jonathan Pleads For Forgiveness

The last Sunday service in Villa Chapel By Nuel Suji President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday pleaded for forgiveness from any Nigerian he may have offended during his tenure. Jonathan, who spoke at a farewell service More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Prepare For Jail, Rivers APC Tells REC, PDP Chiefs

REC in Rivers Nuel Suji The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan, has been told to get ready to go to jail for her alleged inglorious role in colluding with the State Chapter of the More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Mark Laments Sen. Zannah’s Death, Says, “It’s One Too Many”

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark has expressed grief over the death of  Senator Ahmed Khalifa Zanna who until his death represented Borno Central in the upper legislative chamber. A More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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BREAKING: Borno Senator, Zanna Dies At 60

Sadiq Umar, Abuja The All Progressives Congress senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District in the senate, Ahmed Zannah, is dead. Zannah, who was re-elected into the senate in the March 28 National Assembly More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Total Blackout Imminent As Power Generation Drops By 1,800mw

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Indications that Nigerians may experience more of power  blackouts in the coming weeks, emerged Thursday from the disclosure by the Permanent Secretary , Federal Ministry of Power , Ambassador More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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 PRESS RELEASE: Police Arrest Cult Leaders In Edo Over Violence

Ref No: CZ:5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.2/                 Date: 14th May, 2015. The Editor/News Manager …………………………………………… PRESS RELEASE IGP’s INTERVENTION IN More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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APC Insists Jonathan’s Transition C’ttee Not Cooperating

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday insisted, for the umpteenth time, that the Jonathan Administration is not cooperating with the party’s Transition Committee, describing Peoples More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Fire Guts Federal Secretariat Complex Abuja

By Sadiq Umar The Federal Secretariat complex housing major government offices in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is on fire. The fire started from the section of the complex occupied by the Federal Ministry of Education More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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INVESTIGATION: How APC Leaders Forged “Death Certificate” In Order To Disqualify Reps Candidate

….purportedly “dead candidate” seeks prosecution of APC leaders …..says “I want the world to know I’m not dead …..they got a fake man who signed as my family head …..lawyer More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Senators Disrupt Proceedings, As Lobbying For Presidency Heat Up

A front runner for Senate presidency? By Nuel Suji There was a mild drama on the floor of the senate Tuesday as Senators jostling for positions in the 8th National Assembly embarked on intense lobbying for support, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Igbo Will Embark On Self-Determination If Marginalised -Says Ohanaeze

The Chairman of state Presidents of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a socio-cultural organization, in seven Igbo speaking states, Dr. Chris Eluemunoh, on Tuesday warned against any attempt to “further marginalise” the Igbo More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Tough Measures For Smokers As Senate Passes Tobacco Bill

By Nuel Suji The Senate on Tuesday, passed into law, the National Tobacco Control Bill 2015 (Senate Bill) and 2014 (Executive Bill) which seek to repeal the Tobacco (Control) Act 1990. The bill specifies the specific More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Constitution: Lack Of Quorum Stalls Proceeding, As Senate Moves To Override Jonathan’s Veto

By Nuel Suji The lack of quorum in the Senate Tuesday halted the plenary proceeding scheduled to override President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto on the fourth amended 1999 constitution bill. The Supreme Court More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Mu’azu Pleads For Ceasefire, Begs Fayose, Bode George, Others

By Sadiq Umar The embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Adamu Muazu, on Tuesday pleaded with members of the party and stakeholders sheathe their sword and come together to revive More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Virunga: A Premiere Of Investigative, Nature Documentary

VIRUNGA:  OFFICIAL BROADCAST PREMIERE AfriDocs announces the African broadcast premiere of the Netflix Originals feature documentary,VIRUNGA.  A powerful combination of investigative journalism More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Enough Of “Rubber Stamp” Legislature -Mark Charges State Lawmakers

President of the Senate By Nuel Suji The President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark on Monday hit hard on State Houses of Assembly for turning the state legislative arm into surrogates of state governors, saying the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Jonathan Bars German Radio Journalist From Covering State House

Chadian President By Nuel Suji German Radio -Deutsche Welle’s Correspondent in Nigeria, Mr. Ubale Musa has been barred from covering the activities President Goodluck Jonathan in the State House. Mr. Gordon More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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We Have No Issue With Lawmakers -Amaechi

The Rivers State Government has expressed surprised at news reports of a rift between Governor Chibuike Amaechi and members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, saying there is no such issue as the governor More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Was There A Cover-up In Bin Laden’s Killing?

US President CNN)Seymour Hersh is one of the giants of investigative journalism. Early in his career he broke the story of the My Lai massacre during which hundreds of unarmed civilians were killed by U.S. soldiers More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Governor Aliyu Accuses Muazu Of Planning Factional PDP

By Nuel Suji The Niger state Governor, Babangida Aliyu on Saturday joined Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose to call for the resignation of the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Muazu, accusing More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Nigeria Is Rich, But Nigerians Are Poor, EU Tells Buhari

By Nuel Suji The European Union (EU) on Saturday asked the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Nigerians enjoyed the dividends of democracy. The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Michel More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Mark To Buhari: Nigeria Needs Genuine Reconciliation

Urged to reconcile Nigerians By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark, has again taken stock of the unfolding political scenario in the country and submitted that, “what the nation More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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I Will Expose Sycophants Around Buhari, Says Oba Akiolu

Warned Buhari to watch out for sycophants By Alaba Ajibade The Oba of Lagos, HRH Rilwan Akiolu has raised an alarm over those he called “sycophants around the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, threatening More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Amaechi To Wike: You Don’t Have To Panic, I’m Ready For Handover

No qualms about handover Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi, has expressed the readiness of his Administration to handover on May 29, dismissing insinuations that he was not ready to hand over power. Amaechi, wondered More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Senator Pledges Support To Rebuild Bombed Radio Station

By Nuel Suji The Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has said that the entire people of Ebirland will leave no stone unturned to bring back to life the recently More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Plateau Governorship Result Forged, Senator Pwajok Alleges

INEC Boss By Nuel Suji The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) governorship candidate in Plateau State in the last elections, Senator Gyang Pwajok  has alleged that the governorship election result declared by Independent More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Military Destroys 7 Additional Terrorists Camps, Frees More Hostages

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. Seven additional terrorists camps were yesterday destroyed as more terrorists also died in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa forest, the defence authorities have said. It More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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We Have Overcome Trauma Of Defeat -Says PDP

Says PDP will bounce back By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday says it has overcome the trauma of defeat by the opposition All Progressives Congress in the 2015 presidential election. The More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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IGP Orders Payment Of Salaries Of Sick Cop, After Intervention By “Brekete Family”

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, on Wednesday directed the immediate payment of salaries due to a sick police sergeant attached to Lagos State Command, including More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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PDP Heading For Self-Destruction –Mark Warns

… wants combatants to sheathe sword. President of the Senate By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Unless the in-fighting in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is put to an end forthwith, the party may be heading for final destruction, More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Senate Probes Attacks On Plateau Communities, As Military Denies Complicity

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Senate on Tuesday, ordered its committee on Defence and Army to immediately investigate the killing of about 50 people during an attack by some gunmen in army uniforms, who raided some More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Nigerian Army Institute Seeks To Award Degrees

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The National Assembly is to fast track the passage of a bill into law that would upgrade the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies (NAITES) into a degree awarding More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Blame Your Failure On Hate Speech, Not Us -NWC Tells Jonathan

The blame game among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hierarchy continues with the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) charging President Goodluck Jonathan to blame himself for the hate speeches, which More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
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Military Arrest Man Who Supplies Fuel, Foods To Boko Haram

By Ibrahim Imam A man who specialises in supplying fuel and food to terrorists was this morning nabbed in Daban Shata in the suburbs of Baga Borno State, the Nigerian military has said. A statement by the Director More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
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PDP Governors Responsible For Jonathan’s Loss, Says, Senate Leader

Victim of politics of exclusion? By Emmanuel Suji, Abuja. Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Sunday blamed the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat during More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
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Stop Bickering Over Past Failure -Mark Tells PDP

…instead be prepared for credible opposition National Chairman of PDP is facing challenges for party hierarchy of PDP’s lost. By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Senate President, Senator David Mark has told the Peoples More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Sambisa Forest: Troops Rescue Another 234 Women, Children -Defence Hqrts

Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The defence authorities Friday evening announced the rescue of yet another sets of women and children held in captive by the Boko Haram insurgents. Defence headquarters in its twitter handle More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Senate Presidency: North East Senators Kick Against Ahmed Lawan, Warn That No Zone Can Impose Candidate On Them

Accused of outsmarting colleagues By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Ten senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC from the north-east on Friday rejected the candidacy of Senator Ahmad Lawan ( APC More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Rivers APC Accuses PDP Of Dishonest Interpretation Of Court Process

Rivers state governor Nuel Suji The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers state has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of deliberately misinforming the people of the state about the court adjournment More...