Date archive forDecember, 2015
By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
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Buhari Speaks: What He Told President Rouhani On Shiites Clash With Army

…no clue on Chibok Girls …why Dasuki, Kanu won’t get bail By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday addressed a wide range of issues confronting his 8months old government, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Labour Threatens Showdown Over Planned Fuel Subsidy Removal

By Nuel Suji – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is set for a showdown with the Federal Government over the planned removal of the fuel subsidy from the 2016 budget. Minister of Labour Already, NLC issued More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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APC Suspends Sen. Sani For Criticising Gov. El-Rufai

By Sadiq Umar – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, has suspended the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Shehu Sani, from the party. Sani was accused among other things, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Ekweremadu Commiserates With Victims Of Nnewi Fire Disaster

By Jackson Udeani – The Deputy President of Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has commiserated with victims of recent fire incident that claimed eight lives and destroyed properties in Nnewi, Anambra State. Sen. Ekweremadu More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Nigerian Army Intercept 14 Suicide Bombers, Three Blow Self Up

…Four Soldiers Killed In An Ambush. By Sadiq Umar – Four Soldiers have been killed in an ambush by the Boko Haram insurgents, even as the Nigerian Army intercepted 14 suicide female suicide bombers in More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 28th, 2015
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Soldiers Arrest Terrorists On Suicide Mission In Kaduna

By Sadiq Umar, Kaduna – The defence headquarters disclosed on Monday that it has arrested Boko Haram terrorists on suicide bombing mission during the festive period. Director of Defence Information, Bri. Gen. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 28th, 2015
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Our Company Is Not Into Rice Smuggling –Maifata

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – Chairman of the Umza International Farms, Mohammed Abubakar Maifata, has denied the involvement of his company in smuggling of rice, even as he dismissed media report‎ on massive fraud More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 28th, 2015
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Onu In Fence-Mending Parley With Umahi

By Jackson Udeani – The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has paid a surprise visit to Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi at his country home in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area. Onu More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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Appeal Court Upheld Okowa’s Victory

By Jackson Udeani – The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as governor of Delta State. Justice Uwani Abba-Aji of the Appeal Court ruled Thursday that appeal by More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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Army Warns Shiite Leaders Against “Misleading Comments”

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna – The Nigerian Army Thursday warned members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria against what it described as “misleading comments”, capable of breaching peace and order. Leader of More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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Umahi Kick Starts N1.2BN Water Project, Rural Electrification

By Our Reporter – The Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has flagged off the construction of the Ivo Water Project estimated to cost over N1.2bn. Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi (in bowler More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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PDP Hammers Buhari’s N6.8Trillion Budget, Says Its “Unrealistic And Duplicitously…”

By Sadiq Umar – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the N6.8 trillion 2016 budget proposal presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, describing it as “completely unrealistic More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Buhari Presents N6.08 Budget For 2016, Apologizes For Fuel Crisis

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a budget of N6.08 trillion for the 2016 fiscal year, even as he apologized to Nigerians over the lingering fuel crisis in the country. Buhari More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Rivers APC Lauds Appointment Of Semenitari As Acting MD, NDDC

By Nuel Suji – The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari, over the appointment of Mrs Ibim Semenitari as acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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FG Declares December 24, 25, 28 Public Holidays

By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Government has declared December 24, 25 and 28 as public holidays to mark Eid-El-Maulud, Christmas and Boxing Day, respectively. The Minister of the Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Adamawa APC Aspirant Preaches Forgiveness At Christmas

By Tom Garba, Yola – All Progressives Congress, APC, aspirants in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa state, Mohammed Nurrudeen Njidda, has urged for unity among the people, asking them to forgive one another More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Blame Jonathan For Fuel Scarcity -FG

By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Government on Monday accused former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration of being responsible for the worsening fuel scarcity across Nigeria, blaming it for inadequate More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Buhari Appoints Ibim Semenitari Acting Managing Director NDDC

By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Commissioner of Information and Communications in Rivers, Ibim Semenitari, acting Managing Director, of the Niger Delta Development Commission More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 20th, 2015
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Gunmen Abduct Nancy Dickson, Governor Dickson’s Sister

By Jackson Udeani – Nancy Dickson, the younger sister of Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. Governor of Bayelsa state Nancy was kidnapped in Yenagoa, the state capital, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Buhari Summons Emergency Meeting Over Budget 2016

‎By Nuel Suji – An emergency meeting of the Federal Executive Council is scheduled to hold on Friday. The meeting to be presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to consider and approve the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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Insecurity: 18,678 Nigerians Return From Cameroon, CAR -Official

By Tom Garba, Yola – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Wednesday confirmed that it has received a total of 18,678 Nigerians who returned from the Central African Republic and Cameroon. The agency More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari On Soldier’s Welfare

DEAR MR PRESIDENT: A PROMISE IS DEBT Dear Mr President, We the members of ‘Lets talk Nigeria’ (LTN) – a group of young professionals – write to you today to intimate you on the plight of our service More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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Adamawa Approves N1.10 Billion For Lawmakers As Constituency Project

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Adamawa State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the sum of N1.10 Billion for constituency development projects for 2016. Mr Ahmed Sajoh, Commissioner for Information made this More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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Court Struck Out Cases Against Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu

By Sadiq Umar – An Abuja magistrate court on Wednesday struck out cases of criminal conspiracy and ownership of outlawed organization levelled against the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The magistrate More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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More Trouble For PDP As Court Sacks Uche Secondus

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sacked the acting National Chairman of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, ordering him to vacate the seat. To vacate More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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“I Didn’t Receive Monetary Compensation From Jonathan Presidency” -Buhari

By Nuel Suji – The Presidency Tuesday denied claims that President Muhammadu Buhari received monetary compensation from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan last year in the aftermath of the bomb blast attacked More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
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Senate Has No Plan To Gag Press -Saraki

…Says Gender Based Violence Must Stop By Nuel Suji, Abuja – Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Monday said there is no Bill before the Senate that is aimed at gagging or stifling the media, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
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Adamawa Govt In Court For Alleged Breach Of Agreement

By Tom Garba, Yola – A company, Scenic Associates Limited, has dragged Adamawa state Government before a Yola High Court over breach of contractual agreement. The company dragged Adamawa state Government, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Senate Says Its N4.7Billion New Cars Are For Committee Work

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate has refuted media report that it planned to purchase some 2016 CRV model vehicles for its President, Bukola Saraki and other 108 senators, saying the vehicles are for committee assignments. President More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Arms Deal: Dasuki, Bafarawa, Others To Answer Charges Today

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki and nine others today before an Abuja High Court on allegation More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 13th, 2015
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Fear Grips Kaduna As Army Raids El Zakzaky’s Residence, Son, Wife Killed

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna – Palpable fear has gripped residents of GRA and Darur Rahma areas of Kaduna following a military operation against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, a Shia Muslim sect accused of attacking More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Boko Haram: ECOMOG Veterans Deploy To Train Young Air Force Officers On Counter-Insurgency

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has reiterated the urgent need to train young air force officers for combat in fighting against Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Kaduna Music Festival‎ “Shameful, Irresponsible” -Senator Sani

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The senator representing Kaduna North in the Senate, Shehu Sani, has criticised the Kaduna State government for organising music festival as the nation faces economic and security challenges, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Lagos Shut Down 53 Worship Centres, Hotels

By Alaba Ajibade, Lagos – The Lagos State Government, Wednesday shut down 53 churches, mosques and hotels over noise pollution and environmental nuisance. Lagos governor General Manager, Lagos State Environmental More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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EFCC Arraigns Dokpesi On Six Count Charge

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday arraigned the Chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, on a six count charge bothering on money laundering. The anti-graft More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Dino’s Anti-Corruption Network, Again, Stalls Proceeding In CCT Chairman’s Trial

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – Hearing on the N44.5m fraud allegation against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, was stalled at the House of Representatives again on Wednesday. It was More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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2016 budget :Buhari Earmarks N500 Billion To School Feeding, Post -NYSC Grant

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has earmarked N500 billion for school feeding programme initiatives, conditional cash transfer to most vulnerable and post -NYSC grant. Promised welfare stipents More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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CSOs Storm NASS Over Anti-Social Media Bill

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – Members of Nigerian Civil Societies on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly Complex, protesting against the Senate’s debate on anti- Social Media Bill currently before the federal More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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‎‎Security Robbers: Saraki Says Stolen N310million‎ By Aides Not His

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Tuesday dismissed claims that he was the owner of the N310million said to have been stolen during a robbery operation involving some military and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Between Buhari And The Proposed Anti-New Media Law

President of Nigerian Senate By Mobolaji Susan Ajibuwa, Kansas City, USA An unexpected deluge of criticisms against an attempt by privileged members of the Nigerian upper legislative chamber, the Senate, to enact More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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Bayelsa Election: INEC Cancels Southern Ijaw Council Area Results, Dickson Hails Decision, Sylva Cries Foul

By Jackson Udeani – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the declaration of the final result of Saturday Governorship Election in Bayelsa, even as it announced the cancellation More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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Breaking: Appeal Court Sacks Uche Ekwunife From Senate, Orders Fresh Election

By Jackson Udeani – The Appeal Court sitting in Enugu, the Enugu State capital has nullified the election of, Uche Ekwunife, as senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly. Mrs More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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Dickson Accuses Soldiers Of Rigging Election For APC, Demands Its Widrawal

By Jackson Udeani – Governor of Bayelsa State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has demanded the immediate withdrawal of soldiers deployed to provide security More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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N310 Million Robbery: DSS Arrests Officers Allegedly Involved, Recovers N66.4 Million

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the arrest of two of its five staff members allegedly involved in the last month robbery of a Bureau De Charge in Abuja by armed bandit. The More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, December 5th, 2015
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China Remains Nigeria’s Strategic, Dependable Partner -Buhari

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Peoples Republic of China remains a strategic and dependable partner in his administration’s determination to change the direction and More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, December 5th, 2015
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Suspected Boko Haram Chief Cameraman Arrested In Adamawa

By Tom Garba,Yola – In yet another unprecedented achievement, vigilant troops of 28 Task Force Brigade at the weekday arrested another Boko Haram terrorist suspect, Abdullahi Abubakar Sadiq. Sadiq is believed More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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N1.04Trillion Fine: MTN Fires CEO, Head Of Corporate Affairs

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The MTN Group has announced the resignation of its Nigerian CEO, Michael Ikpoki and the Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Akinwale Goodluck, even as the N1.4trillion fine imposed More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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Appeal Court Uphold Election Of Governor Dankwambo

By Tom Garba,Yola – The federal court of Appeal sitting in Yola has upheld the election of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo as the duly elected Governor of Gombe state in the last general elections in May More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Boko Haram: Man Drags Yola Mosque Security Members To Court

By Tom.Garba, Yola – A young man, Kabiru Sajo, has dragged some members of a Yola bye-pass mosque security committee before an Area Court for alleged assault. A pick up truck belonging to Boko Haram Sajoh More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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DSS Invades Ikoyi Residence Of Kayode Are, Its Former DG

By Alaba Ajibade, Lagos – Armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) Wednesday afternoon stormed the Lagos, residence of its former Director General, Kayode Are, forcefully ejecting him and More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Consumer Protection Council Top List Of Outstanding Govt Agency, With 13 Others

By Nuel Suji, Abuja – The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and 13 other Federal Government institutions have emerged as the most outstanding institutions in Nigeria for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. The institutions More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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PDP Cries Foul Over Arrest Of Dokpesi, Alleges Political Persecution

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the arrest Tuesday of its Chieftain, Mr. Raymond Dokpesi and other opposition elements by the Buhari led All Progressive More...