Date archive forOctober, 2015
By News Investigators On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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Why Buhari Retires Atte, Tahir, 32 Other Senior Custom Officers

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has retired 34 senior officers of its senior officers as part the administration’s efforts to re-position the service. New Customs boss A statement issued More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Saraki Losses Appeal Against CCT

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Court of Appeal has dismissed the suit filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, challenging his trial by the Code of Conduct Bureau Tribunal (CCT), affirming CCT competence More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Army Releases Faces Of Wanted Boko Haram Leaders, Urges For Information From Public

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna – The Nigerian Army Thursday released photographs of 100 top suspected Boko Haram terrorists, urging the members of the public to assist with information that could lead to their arrest. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Dickson Queries Sylva, Asks Him To Account For N303 Billion World Bank Loan, MDG Fund

By Jackson Udeani – The Bayelsa State Government has challenged the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) in the next governorship election, Diepreye Sylva to account for how he spent the N300 billion More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Dakuku Warns Against Disparaging Judiciary

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State in the last April election, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has condemned what it called the denigration of the judiciary More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Senate Rejects N64 Billion Abuja Runway Contract Sum, Says It’s Unrealistic

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Senate on Wednesday rejected the N64 billion contract sum proposal for the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, calling for a review. The More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Military Killed 34 Boko Haram Terrorists, Freed 338 Captives

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Nigerian troops said it has killed 30 suspected Boko Haram members in their Bulajilin and Manawashe villages’ camps, along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Pay Worker’s Salary Now Ex-governor Boni Haruna Tells Bindow

By Tom Garba, Yola – Former Governor Boni Haruna of Adamawa on Sunday advised Gov. Jibrilla Bindow, the current governor of the state to give priority to the plight of civil servants in the state. Haruna who More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 24th, 2015
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SGF Says Boko Haram Is Dying Off Despite Persistence Bombings

By Tom Garba Yola – The secretary to the federal government of the federation (SGF) Engr. Babachir David Lawal has expressed optimism that the spate of bombings by Boko Haram will soon fade out despite increase More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 24th, 2015
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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Wike As Governor, Orders Re-run

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal has nullified the election of Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State, even as it ordered fresh election. The Tribunal after reviewing More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 24th, 2015
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For The Record: UN At 70

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. The Statute More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 24th, 2015
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PERSPECTIVE: Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and His Detractors

By Ebenezer Omodu The least you should do when accusing someone of an impropriety is to get proof and evidence of the said misdeed. Conjuring stories or resorting to imagination won’t cut it. If you can’t back More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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Boko Haram: 50 Dead, 100 Injured In Juma’at Mosque Bombing

By Tom Garba, Yola – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed 27 death in the bomb blast that rocked a Mosque during the Juma’at service in Yola, Maiduguri capital Friday. NEMA’s More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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Dogara Unveils List Of 97 Committee Heads, APC Clinches 48, PDP 45

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Speaker of the House of Reprensatives, Yakubu Dogara has finally unveiled the names of chairmen and vice-chairmen of standing and special committees of the House. Speaker, House of More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Police Arraign Five Suspects Over Kuje, Nyanya Bombing

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Nigeria Police have arraigned five suspects accused of conspiracy in the October 2, 2015 twin bombings in Kuje and Nyanya areas of Abuja. The accused were arraigned before a federal More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Senate Screens Amaechi, Others, Defers Confirmation

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Senate on Tuesday carried out a screening exercise on former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and four other Ministerial Nominees, even as the opposition People’s Democratic More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Mahmud Yakubu Is Now INEC Chairman

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Council of States Wednesday confirmed appointment of Mahmud Yakubu as the substanstive Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Council made the confirmation More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Buhari Appoints Oyo-Ita As Acting Head Of Service

​President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. The appointment which takes immediate effect, followed the commencement More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Frozen Chicken: Consumer Protection Begins Nationwide Campaign

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has concluded arrangements for nationwide sensitization campaign and enforcement activities against smuggled poultry products in Nigeria. The Council’s More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Code Of Conduct: Senate Suspends Plenary Over Saraki’s Case

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Senate has suspended its sitting planned for today to enable Senate President, Bukola Saraki, appear before in a matter before the Code of Conduct Tribunal scheduled for Wednesday. By More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 18th, 2015
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Your Appointment Violates Constitutional Provisions, Sokoto APC Tells Buhari

By Sadiq Umar – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State has kicked against the nomination of Ms Aisha Abubakar, as ministerial candidate, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari, of violating the Nigerian More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 18th, 2015
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Group Warns Obas Against Recognising Eze Ndogbo In Yorubaland

By Alaba Ajibade – The Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), a Yoruba socio-cultural group has urged Traditional rulers in Yorubaland to stop recognising the Eze Ndigbo title holders in their domain, warning that More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 16th, 2015
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EFCC Arrests Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio Over Alleged N108.1bn Fraud

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, was on Friday held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegation of fraud. Former More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Two Bomb Explosions Rock A Mosque In Mulai, Near Maiduguri

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna – Two deadly explosions on Thursday hit Maiduguri town as a suspected suicide bomber targeted a mosque in a suburb called Mulai, along the Maiduguri-Biu highways. An Aljazeera report More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Dogara Vows To Re-transmit 4th Amendment Constitution To Buhari For Assent

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has assured the nation that the 4th constitution amendment bill passed by the 7th National Assembly would be re-transmitted More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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No Court Order Against Screening Hon. Amaechi, Says Rivers APC

By Nuel Suji – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has dismissed claims that there is a court order restraining the Senate from screening former governor Rotimi Amaechi, insisting there was More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Buhari Reiterates Commitment To December Deadline On Boko Haram

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to stamping out the Boko Haram’s hold on any Nigerian territory by December 2015. Buhari on Wednesday More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Tribunal Uphold Gov. Dankwambo’s Election, Dismisses APC Petition As ‘A Waste Of Time’

By Nuel Suji – The Governorship election tribunal in Gombe State has upheld the election of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, describing the petition against the governor as a waste of time of the tribunal. Defeated More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Reps Directs Immigration Service To Implement Jonathan’s Directive On Employment

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The House of Representatives has directed  the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS to employ qualified relatives of those that lost their lives as a result of stampede as well as the injured More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Buhari’s Ministers Can Be Petitioned -Says Kwankwaso

By Tom Garba, Yola – The former Governor of Kano State, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, declared Wednesday that all the ministers that will be working under the administration of Muhammadu Buhari are not above the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Ministerial Nominee, Solomon Dalung Vows To Resist Corruption

A ministerial nominee, Comrad Solomon Dalung, has vowed to resist any temptation and corruption tendencies associated with public office in Nigeria, saying, he is ready to wage war against it. Dalung, who is expected More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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It Is Time To Close Rank To Bring Desired Change To Nigeria, Sen. Udoma Urges Senate

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – Former Senate Chief Whip and ministerial nominee, Sen. Udo Udoma has called on people of goodwill in Nigeria to come together to support President Muhammadu Buhari in bringing the desired More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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Army Denies Receiving Abducted Chibok Girl

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Defence Headquarters reiterated its commitment to finding and freeing the abducted Chibok girls and other innocent Nigerians still being held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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BOOK REVIEW: Government Accounting In Nigeria- An IPSAS Approach

By Eddy Omolehinwa and J.K. Naiyeju This book evolved from the earlier book of the authors, Theory and Practice of Government Accounting in Nigeria (2011) which was written then in order to keep students, practitioners More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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Buhari Submits Second Batch Of Ministerial Nominees

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a second batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate, even as the Red Chamber commenced Committee screening for the first set of nominees on Monday. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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Senate C’ttee Suspends Consideration Of Petition Seeking To Stop Amaechi

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Monday called off the consideration of the petitions it received against the nomination of former Rivers State Governor, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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EFCC Grills Former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswan

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arrested a former Benue state governor, Gabriel Suswan, over allegations of corruption perpetrated during his tenure as More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 10th, 2015
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Former Bayelsa Governor, DSP Alamieyeseigha Dies At 63

By Nuel Suji – A former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, is dead. Mr. Alamieyeseigha died of cardiac arrest Saturday at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, where he had been More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 9th, 2015
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Tribunal Sacks Buruji, No, We Are Merely Going For Re-run, Says Senator

By Sadiq Umar – The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ogun State, Friday sacked the senator representing Ogun East senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu for failing to comply with the electoral law. Also More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 9th, 2015
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Senate Sets Guidelines For Ministerial Nominee Screening, As Kaduna South Protest Nomination of Mohammed

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Senate on Thursday spelt out the modalities to be adopted in screening the ministerial nominees that would appear before it from next week, even as it received petition from the Southern More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Military Authorities Commiserate With Families Of Five Killed In Yola Sallah Accident

By Tom Garba,Yola – Nigerian military have solidified its relationship with civilians populace in Adamawa State as Authorities of the  23 Armour Brigade Headquaters Yola, on Monday commensurate with the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Over 100 Boko Haram Insurgents Killed In Early Morning Counter-Attack

…Alhaji Modu, two other collaborators Arrested. By Sadiq Umar – The defence authorities said over 100 Boko Haram terrorists were killed early today when the insurgents made a futile attempt on 120 Task More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Oshiomhole Suspends Four Council Chairmen

By Jackson Udeani – The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has suspended four Local Government Chairmen for allegedly diverting funds meant for payment of two months workers salaries. The suspension More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Rivers Tribunal: Drama As Respondent Closes Defence

Tuesday October 6 came with high expectations at the Rivers State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja. As early as 8 am, it was evident that Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike would make an appearance More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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OPINION: Buhari And Minister Controversy – Matters Arising

By Lolu Onabule It is not clear whether the Senate is bent on requiring the President to present himself for screening should he go ahead with his intention of assuming the role of the Minister of Petroleum or More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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UPDATED: Opposition Kicks, As Senate Unveils Buhari’s Ministerial Nominees

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Senate Tuesday formally unveiled a 21-man list of ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, even as ‎Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Senators questioned the list on More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Bill On Nigerian Railway Passes Second Reading In Senate

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – A bill seeking to provide for the regulation of railway sector in Nigeria has been passed for second reading in the Senate. The Bill sponsored by senator Andy Uba ( PDP Anambra South), More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Cultural Diplomacy: China, Nigeria Hold Ceramic, Art Exhibition

By John Bakare – The China’s Cultural Centre in Nigeria has held a culture and art exchange aimed at deepening further bilateral friendship between the two countries. The one-week event held recently at More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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India To Partner With Adamawa State In Area Of Agriculture

By Tom Garba, Yola – Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. A.R Ghanashiyam said investors from India intends to visit Adamawa state to invest and tap from the vast human and mineral potentials of the state More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Troops Arrest Mohammed Maina, Alleged Boko Haram Financier, Drug Dealer

By Ibrahim Imam – The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier and stimulant dealer, even as troops of 112 battalion and Special Forces jointly raided a terrorist camp at Bulungwa Naibe More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Finally, Names Of Buhari’s Ministerial Nominees Officially Released

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday morning finally unveiled the list of ministerial nominees to other members of the senate. President of the Senate Saraki disclosed the names More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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BREAKING: Multiple Bomb Blasts Hit Kuje In Abuja

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – Multiple bomb blasts have occurred at Kuje town in the federal capital territory, Abuja. The reports reaching us indicate that one bomb went off in front of a police station while the More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Rivers Governorship Tribunal: Drama As Controversial Police Officer Testifies

By Jackson Udeani, Port Harcourt – Kenneth Akubue, an Assistant Police Commissioner who was earlier accused by police officers under him of brazen support for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP during the April More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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EFCC Takes Over Allison Madueke Asokoro Home After Her Arrest In London

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Friday stormed the Abuja home of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, taking over the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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Independence Celebration: Insurgents Killed Eleven, Set Houses Ablaze

By Tom Garba,Yola – As Nigeria celebrates her Independence Day Anniversary, Thursday, members of the Boko Haram insurgent invaded Bitiku, Kubu and Kirchinga villages in Adamawa state, killing residents and More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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Independence Day Speech: Buhari Pleads For Patience, Says Changes Are Coming

…Orders probe of NNPC, CBN, FIRS Others …Full text of address By Nuel Suji, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to be more patient with his administration, assuring that early More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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Caution Your Against Joining Terror Groups -Adamawa Gov Tells Parents

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow has cautioned the entire citizens of the state especially parents, urging them to warn their children against joining More...