Date archive forAugust, 2015
By News Investigators On Monday, August 31st, 2015
0 Comments

Akpabio In Auto Crash, Ex-governor In Stable Condition

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, now Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, escaped death Monday morning after his car got involved in an accident along the Airport Road in Abuja. The accident More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 30th, 2015
0 Comments

DSS Releases Names Of Arrested Boko Haram Commanders

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the identities of 21 alleged commanders and front-line members of the Boko Haram terrorist group arrested in different parts of country. In More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 30th, 2015
0 Comments

Air Force Commences Investigation Into Kaduna Crash

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Nigerian Air Force has commenced investigation into the recent crash of its aircraft in which seven persons were reported dead. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, set up More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 29th, 2015
0 Comments

Nigeria’s Economy In Worst State Under Buhari, Says PDP

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday carpeted the President Muhammadu Buhari over the current state of the nation’s economy, describing it as the worst in contemporary history. The More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 29th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Urges For Regular Progress Report On Centenary City, Applauds Dev. Partners

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has called for regular update on the Centenary City development, praising the Centenary City’s main development partners from the United Arab Emirates for having More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 29th, 2015
0 Comments

Police Deploy 19 AIGs, 49 CPs, Mbu, Ogunsakin, Others Affected

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Police authorities have announced the redeployment of 19 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and 49 Commissioners of Police (CPs). The announcement was made in a statement issued More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 28th, 2015
0 Comments

Nigeria’s Ambassador To U.S, Adefuye Dies At 68

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Prof Adebowale Adefuye is dead. Adefuye died in a Washington, DC hospital after suffering heart attack Thursday. His tenure as Nigeria’s More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
0 Comments

Kogi Will Be Better Under Our Government –Sen. Abatemi-Usman

APC governorship aspirant A frontline aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Kogi State governorship election, scheduled to hold on November 21, 2015, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
0 Comments

BREAKING: Buhari Appoints Lawal SGF, Kyari Chief Of Staff, Ali Customs C.G.,Others

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has just announced a major appointment into his cabinet. A statement by Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said Buhari approved the following appointments: Engr. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
0 Comments

Senate Divided Over Probe Of EFCC Chairman

President of the Senate …At no time did senate receive petition against Lamorde in plenary, Lawan group By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Nigerian senate is sharply divided over the ongoing investigation of the Chairman, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
0 Comments

FOR THE RECORD: Issues In Petition Against EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde

Hunter becomes hunted SENATE HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 AGAINST EFCC PREMISED BY PETITION FILED BY GEORGE UBOH Law: Contrary to the provisions of Section 36 of EFCC (Establishment) Act of 2004, EFCC failed More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
0 Comments

Lamorde Gave Seized Properties Of Alamieyesigha To His Junior Brother -Petitioner Alleges

…EFCC officials ordered out of public hearing EFCC Boss By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), were on Wednesday sent out of the public hearing session of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Probes Military Weapon Procurements From 2007

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno to commence investigation into the purchase of weapons by the Nigerian military since 2007. To this More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 24th, 2015
0 Comments

PDP Senators Fault Saraki Over Probe Of EFCC Boss, Lamorde

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State and senate minority leader By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators in the senate have kicked against the decision of the Bukola Saraki led senate to probe More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 24th, 2015
0 Comments

Jonathan’s Security Adviser, Dasuki Faces Charges Over Illegal Arms

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has charged former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki to court over offenses related to possession of fire arms without license. A statement More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 24th, 2015
0 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon Demands Unconditional Release Of Chibok Girls

UN Scribe By Nuel Suji, Abuja. United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon on Monday reiterated his call for the unconditional release of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terror sect More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
0 Comments

Why Buhari Suspended Immigration Boss, David Parradang

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang, over the recruitment of 1600 staff without due process. A letter dated 21st More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 21st, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Appoints Obasanjo Special Envoy On Guinea Bissau

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former President Olusegun Obasanjo as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau as part of Nigeria’s initiative to mediate in the political crisis in the More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 21st, 2015
0 Comments

Naira Gains Momentum, Appreciates N208 To $1

The Nigerian currency, the Naira, on Friday, appreciated to N208 to the Dollar in the parallel market, compared with N212 it traded for on Thursday. The British Pound Sterling and the Euro also traded at N330 and More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 21st, 2015
0 Comments

Troops Clear Gudumbali, Hit Hard On Boko Haram Insurgents

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. (BORNO)As part of the continued offensive operations against the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 7 Brigade have today entered and cleared Gudumbali town, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 21st, 2015
0 Comments

Untold Story: What Kukah’s Peace Committee Told Saraki

Unhappy with Peace Committee? By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. It has not been reported. Yet, it is a fact that the National Peace Committee led by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar has told the Bukola Saraki led Senate leadership More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 21st, 2015
0 Comments

Experts Fault Auditor-General’s Report On NDDC

Auditor General of the Federation By Our Reporters Criticisms have continued to trail the recent audit report on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), with financial and public policy experts roundly faulting More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Appoints Gusau As New D.G Budget Office

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Aliyu Yahaya Gusau as Director-General Budget Office of the Federation. A statement by the Director of Media at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Marshall More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
0 Comments

Reps PDP Caucus Carpet Buhari Over Probe

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The PDP caucus in the House of Representatives on Wednesday faulted the Buhari administration’s anti-corruption crusade, saying it seems to have a predetermined agenda. The PDP lawmakers More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
0 Comments

Dakuku Hails NNPC’s New Transparency Policy

APC governorship candidate in Rivers in the last el The All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate in the April election in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has commended the new transparency policy More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
0 Comments

Troops Kill Scores Of Fleeing Terrorists In Sambisa

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, Borno  State, Tuesday evening decimated Boko Haram  terrorists fleeing Sambisa forest killing scores of its members. Defence authority said the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Pledges Support For Indigenous Oil Companies

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged support for indigenous companies operating in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, assuring them of his administration of protection. Buhari who spoke at a More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
0 Comments

Army Deploys Soldiers To North Central To Tackle Cattle Ranchers

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The Nigerian military has deployed soldiers to the north-central states of Nasarawa, Kaduna, Benue, Kwara and Kogi to tackle the menace of incessant rushing in the area. There have been More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Sacks Chike-Obi, Appoints Kuru As New AMCON M.D

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmed Lawan Kuru as new Managing Director of the Corporation to replace Mustafa Chike-Obi. Kuru’s appointment followed the dissolution of the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Approves Abdullahi’s Retirement As Custom C.G

Custom’s Controller General retired. By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday approved the voluntary retirement of Controller General of Nigerian Customs Dikko Inde Abdullahi. Dikko’s More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
0 Comments

Tragedy: Lead Speaker At Police’s Security Summit Dr. Kelvin Nwosu Slums, Dies

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Tragedy struck yesterday at the national security summit in Abuja as the lead speaker for the occasion, Dr. Kelvin Nwosu slumped and died during the event in Abuja. The event was organised More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 17th, 2015
0 Comments

NDDC Auditor’s Report: Matters Arising

Mr. Samuel Ukura By Dauda Bala The recent controversial 2008 – 2012 report of the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has thrown up questions of procedure, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
0 Comments

Okonjo-Iweala Faults Diversion Of Rail Project Fund Allegation

former Minister of Finance and Coordinating minister of the economy. By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has faulted allegation of diversion of loan meant for More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
0 Comments

Audio Message Claims Shekau Is Still Boko Haram Leader

By Nuel Suji An audio message has emerged of Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau, in which he denies he has been replaced. In the message, addressed to the leader of More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 14th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari’s War Against Corruption Is In Order -Ex-PDP Scribe Musa Babayo

Former PDP National Chairman Former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic and immediate past Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Dr. Musa Babayo spoke with reporters. Q: One More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 14th, 2015
0 Comments

Senate Approves N17Billion Loan For Edo State

By Nuel Suji The Senate has approved the $75m loan for Edo State as requested by President Buhari amidst cacophonous voices. The position of the senate was in tandem with the recommendation of the Ad-hoc committee More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 14th, 2015
0 Comments

Abuja Airport Is Worst In Africa, Says Ekweremadu

  Dep. senate president By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekwweremadu, Thursday expressed disappointment at the state of Nigerian airports, describing the Nnamdi Azikiwe International More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
0 Comments

Senate Extols Late Ooni Of Ife’s Virtue

Joined his ancestors By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The leadership of the Senate has described late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade as a detribalised Nigerian and a bridge builder. Senate reached this decision yesterday More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
0 Comments

Over N183 Billion Cannot Be Accounted For By NNDC -Auditor Report

Former minister of Niger Delta ministry By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The special audit conducted on the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has revealed that N183.7 billion could not be accounted More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
0 Comments

Senators Disagree Over Pay Cut

By Nuel Suji, Abuja.‎ Proposal to slash downward the lawmakers salaries and allowances hit the rock Tuesday, as Senators in a closed door session kicked against the move. But,the Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
0 Comments

Ondo South Without Power Supply For Past 9 Months, Laments Sen. Yele

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. A senator representing Ondo South senatorial district, Yele Omogunwa Tuesday lamented that the South district of the state has been in perpetual darkness since December 2014. The Senator who More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
0 Comments

Mahamat Daoud Emerges New Boko Haram Leader

Chadian President By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The President of Chad Idriss Deby declared that the regional force made up of Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon will finish off Boko Haram remnants by the end of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
0 Comments

Why Tradition Forbids Disclosure Of Death Of Ooni –Prince Aderemi  

says Ooni is a deity, he never dies By Sadiq Umar. Son of highly revered late Ooni of Ife, Oba Adesoji Aderemi, Prince Aderonmu Ishola Aderemi (Lambua) has explained that the Ife tradition seriously forbids More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
0 Comments

Saraki Seeks Foreign Support To Rebuild Northeast

President of the Senate By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, again on Tuesday took his quest for the urgent rehabilitation and reconstruction of the North-East Zone now devastated More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
0 Comments

50 Killed In Female Suicide Attack In Borno

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. A female suicide bomber Tuesday blew herself up at a crowded cow market in Gamboru, Borno state, killing scores of persons. The official casualty figures is yet to be declared, media reports More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
0 Comments

PDP Group Meet, Chart Way Forward

By Sadiq Umar Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) converged in Abuja Monday to chart the way forward and reposition the party, which was displaced by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the last More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
0 Comments

Abubakar, Sultan, Others In “Interventionist” Meeting With Buhari

Jonathan congratulating Buhari after his victory By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Former Military Head of State and a member of the National Peace Committee for the 2015 general elections, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (retd.), More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
0 Comments

Itsey Sagay Heads Buhari’s Anti-Graft Think-Tank

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced a Presidential Advisory Committee in furtherance of his determination to fight corruption in Nigeria. The PAC is headed by Professor Itse Sagay, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
0 Comments

WEAC Seizes Students’ Results In 13 Debtor States

By Ibrahim Imam. The result of the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results have been released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), even as it held results in 13 debtor states More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2015
0 Comments

Ife Traditional Council Confirms Ooni’s Death

Joined his ancestors By Nuel Suji The Ife traditional council in Osun State has officially confirmed the death of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuade Olubuse II, after denying that the monarch had passed away. The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2015
0 Comments

Tribunal: David Mark’s Witnesses Fail To Show Up In Court

By Nuel Suji Three of eight witnesses called by Senator David Mark in defence of the petition against him by Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the National Assembly Elections Tribunal did not More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2015
0 Comments

UBA Wins Biggest Agric Lender Award

Chairman, Heirs Holding Pan-African Financial Services group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc was on Saturday, August 8, 2015 honoured with an award as Nigeria’s biggest lender to agriculture. The award was conferred More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari Fires Back At PDP Senators, Dismisses Allegations Of Bias Anti-Graft War

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Presidency has dismissed as untrue allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators that President Muhammadu Buhari is selective in his anti-corruption crusade, describing the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2015
0 Comments

Presidency Orders MDA’s To Remit Revenue Into Treasury Single Account

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has directed each Department, Ministry and Agency of government to henceforth make payment into a Treasury Single Account (TSA) for all government revenues, incomes More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
0 Comments

Seni, Saraki’s Son Replaces Dad As Chairman ABS Football Club

By Nuel Suji Mr Seni Saraki, the son of the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has been announced as the new Chairman of the Ilorin-based Nigeria National League side, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
0 Comments

OPINION: Sahara Reporters’ Suspicious Motives For Attacking Saraki, In Defense of Truth

President of the Nigerian senate By Bamikole Omishore On Thursday, August 6th, 2015, SaharaReporters published a totally fabricated report entitled: “Nigeria’s Senate President Saraki Lied In His More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
0 Comments

PERSPECTIVE: The Centenary City Project and Free Zone Disparity in Nigeria

By Hassan M. Bello The recent shameful ranting by some failed politicians led by Dr. Cairo Ojougboh against the Centenary City Project and their caustic political mudslinging against the champion of the project’s More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 8th, 2015
0 Comments

Saraki’s Visit To Borno Not About 2019 Presidential Race -Senate

controversial visit to north east? By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Senate yesterday dismissed insinuation that Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki was making himself an potential President candidate for 2019  saying Saraki’s More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 8th, 2015
0 Comments

Naira Free Fall: Senate Summons Emefiele Over Economy

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria By Nuel Suji The Senate has summoned the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to brief it on the state of the economy. The upper chamber said that it More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2015
0 Comments

DSS Dismisses Alleged Interference In Rivers Election Petition Tribunal

Lawal-Musa Daura By Sadiq Umar The Director General of Department of State Security Services(DSS), Lawal Daura yesterday  dismissed allegations of undue interference in Rivers State Election Petitions saying More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2015
0 Comments

DSS Coercing INEC Officials To Recant Signature -PDP Senators Allege

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State and senate minority leader By Nuel Suji Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Senators yesterday accused the Department of States Security Services(DSS) of forcing official Independent More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 6th, 2015
0 Comments

Senate Pledges To Mobilise Resources For IDPs, North East Reconstruction

   Dep. senate president By Nuel Suji  The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has reassured that Senate would take all necessary legislative steps to mobilise resources for the reconstruction More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 6th, 2015
0 Comments

Senate Directs F.G To Fix Roads

President of the Senate By Nuel Suji The Senate has urged the Federal Government to undertake immediate rehabilitation and dualisation of major highways and interstate roads across the country. This followed a motion More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
0 Comments

Kachikwu Fires All NNPC GEDs

Kick starts NNPC reforms By Sadiq Umar The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, has fired all the Group Executive Directors (GEDs) of the corporation. Kachikwu, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
0 Comments

I Didn’t Owe Diamond Bank, Says Dabiri-Erewa

Former member of the House of Representatives, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has dismissed as untrue media reports claiming that she owed Diamond Bank N100 million, saying she knows nothing about the company “Thriller More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
0 Comments

Military Re-affirms Commitment To End Insurgency

New director of defence information By Sadiq Umar The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Rabe Abubakar, has re-affirmed the commitment of the Nigerian Armed Forces to ward-off insurgency and other insecurity More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
0 Comments

Abatemi-Usman Joins Kogi Guber Race, Picks APC Nomination form

Former senator representing Kogi Central, Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) form to contest the forthcoming governorship poll in Kogi state. Abatemi-Usman, picked the party More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
0 Comments

Buhari’s ‘Change’: The Place Of Women, Children, President’s Wife

Wife of the President By Rukkayat Aminu The change mantra of the All progressives congress at the 2015 general election may have indeed earned president Muhammadu Buhari and his political party victory at the polls, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
0 Comments

We Have Indentified Banks, Countries Where Our Looted Funds Are Hidden, Says Buhari

Relationship that works By Sadiq Umar President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday disclosed that the government has discovered specific banks and countries where some of the looted funds taken abroad by official are being More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
0 Comments

Abubakar Resumes As Defence Spokesman, Pledges Cooperation With Media

New director of defence information By Nuel Suji Former Coordinator Joint Media Centre at the Headquarters of the Joint Task Force Operation in the Niger Delta, Col. Rabe Abubakar has been appointed Director of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
0 Comments

2016 Budget: Buhari Mandates NPC To Give Priority To Capital Vote

By Sadiq Umar President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday directed the National Planning Commission (NPC) to come up with a framework for the 2016 national budget that will reduce recurrent expenditure and prioritize More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 3rd, 2015
0 Comments

News Investigators Back, After Cyber Attack

News Investigators, one of Nigeria’s leading online newspapers has recovered from a wicked cyber attack launched against it by yet to be identified source. The attackers hacked into one of our official email More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
0 Comments

Understanding The Centenary City Project

By  Ike Michaels Odenigwe, Jr. There have been several media comments on the Centenary City Project and we have deliberately refrained from responding to most of them. The reason is quite simple: some are outrightly More...