Date archive forMarch, 2016
By News Investigators On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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“Mahmood Ahmadu Not A Wanted Man,” Says AMPCON Chairman

Chairman, Association of Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria (AMPON) Wole Arisekola, has faulted reports that former consultant to Interior Ministry, Mahmood Ahmadu was arrested by the Economic and Financial More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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Police Sergeant Dies During Romp With Corporal’s Wife In Lagos

By Dipo Awojobi – A Police Sergeant, Jude Nwandudu, who slumped in a hotel in Iju area of Lagos State, weekend, has died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, where he was rushed to. Investigations More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Lagos Internal Revenue Service Begins Prosecution Of Tax Defaulters

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has said that it would commence the prosecution of tax evaders and offenders in Lagos State beginning from April 1,2016. The service said the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Packaging Technology: Expert Advocates Use Of Silos Made Of Termite Mud

By Henry Oloja –  Dr. Francis Olaniji Adegunloye, an expert in the field of Agricultural Engineering and a Lecturer at Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo has called for the use of Silos made from termites More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Kogi Assembly Finally Sealed By Nigerian Police

By Dipo Awojobi – The Kogi State House of Assembly has eventually been sealed by the Nigeria Police following crisis rocking the hallowed chamber.Security operatives stormed the Assembly complex on Wednesday More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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“You Want To Incur The Wrath Of God,” Yola Cleric Warns El-Rufai

By Tom Garba, Yola The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El- Rufai, has been told to rethink pushing for the legislation seeking to regulate religious activities in his state, except he wants to incur the wrath of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Town Hall Parley: Dabiri-Erewa Canvasses Stronger US, Nigeria Economic Ties

The three million-strong Nigeria- American diaspora in the US has been urged to help kickstart strong economic ties between the two countries. Speaking at a  town hall meeting in New York with gathering of Nigerians More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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PERSPECTIVE: Drones Over Malta?

By Joseph Cachia “Whatever one thinks of the justifiability of drone attacks, it’s one of the least ‘brave’ or courageous modes of warfare ever invented. It’s one thing to call it just, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Buhari Heads For Washington For Nuclear Summit

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave Abuja on Wednesday for Washington DC to join President Barack Obama and other world leaders and heads of international organisations at the 4th More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Abducted Colonel Found Dead, Army Vows To Fish Out Killer

By Ibrahim Imam – The abducted Nigerian Army colonel, Samaila Inusa has been found dead. Inusa, who was kidnapped on Sunday in Kaduna State was found dead Tuesday evening. The Nigeria army had pledged to More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Petrol Scarcity: NNPC Apologises, Re-assures On Efforts To End Shortages

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) has re-assured Nigerians of its commitment to end the persistent fuel scarcity in the country, even as it apologized for the hardship the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Queens College PTA Urges Parent Of Allegedly Molested Student To Show Up Ahead Of F.G Panel’s Wednesday Visit

By Dipo Awojobi – The Queen’s College Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) says it is expecting a Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Ministry of Education to investigate the molestation claim by a parent More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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Fuel Scarcity: Kachikwu To Appear Before Senate On Tuesday

By Dipo Awojobi – The Senate on Monday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before its Committee on Petroleum Downstream on Tuesday, over lingering fuel scarcity in the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 28th, 2016
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Buhari, Dogara, Fayose Extol Tinubu’s Virtue At 64

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari, Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Monday, took turns to extol the virtues of former More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 28th, 2016
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Adamawa Lawmaker Disputes Claim That 16 Women And Children Snatched By Boko Haram Have Been Rescued

By Tom Garba,Yola – Contrary to the claims by the Nigerian soldiers that it had rescued the 16 women and children abducted by Boko Haram last week, a lawmaker representing Madagali constituency in the Adamawa More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 28th, 2016
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Elder Statesman, Tunji Braithwaite Dies At 82

By Dipo Awojobi – Elder statesman, politician and lawyer Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has passed on. Braithwaite reportedly died on Monday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos after a brief illness. The founder More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 27th, 2016
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Buhari, Osinbajo Set To Begin Town Hall Meetings Across Nigeria

By Dipo Awojobi – Presidency would soon embark on town hall meetings with Nigerians to furnish them with information on specific area of interest, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 27th, 2016
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I.G Orders Arrest Of NUBIFIE Leaders As NLC Crisis Deepens

By Dipo Awojobi – The crisis rocking the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) took a new turn last week, when the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Erase reportedly ordered the arrest of leaders of the National More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 27th, 2016
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Saraki: APC Acting Spokesman Accuses CCT Of Double Standard

By Dipo Awojobi – The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has accused the Code of Conduct Tribunal of double standard over its stance in the ongoing trial More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 27th, 2016
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FG Begins Reconstruction Of schools, Police Stations In North East -SGF

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Lawan, said the federal government has commenced reconstruction of schools and police stations destroyed by Boko Haram insurgent More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 26th, 2016
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1000 Young Nigerians To Receive N500million Grant For Start Ups

..YESGrant will provide business training for up to 600 aspiring young entrepreneurs ABUJA, Nigeria, March 26, 2016/ — Over 1000 Nigerians will this year be beneficiaries of N500Million Naira Grant More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 26th, 2016
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‘I’m One Of Chibok Girls’, Arrested Female Suicide Bomber Pleads

A suspected suicide bomber reportedly intercepted in northern Cameroon before she could blow herself up has claimed to be one of the 219 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants. The claim now suggests there More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 26th, 2016
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Police Service Commission Sacks ASP, Demotes 2 Officers

By Dipo Awojobi – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of one Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and the demotion of two other officers over various established cases of misconduct. The More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Ambode Sacks Principal, VP, 4 Teachers Who Brutalised 14 Year Old Girl For Slapping Head Girl

By Dipo Awojobi – The incident, which attracted condemnation from many quarters, was said to have been perpetrated by the Principal of Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary School in Bariga, Lagos, Mrs C. O. Coker, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Civil Society Organizations Condemn Outcome Of Rivers Re-Run Election

…Say it’s another sore point By Sadiq Umar – Civil Society Organisations in the country have condemned in strong terms the outcome of the March 19, 2016 Rivers re-run election, which they said More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Olajumoke Dazzles In New Photographs

From being the most searched name on Google, model Olajumoke Orisaguna continues her fairy tale new  career, coming out each time with head-turning looks captured  on camera. In these new photographs, Olajumoke, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Ambode Connects 67 Communities To National Grid, 34 More To Join In Sept

By Dipo Awojobi – After over five years of being in total darkness, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday, 24th March, 2016, commissioned an electrification project connecting 67 communities in More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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Odigie-Oyegun Declares Rivers Re-Run Election “A Disgrace”

By Dipo Awojobi – The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has described last Saturday’s rerun elections in Rivers State as a disgrace for Nigeria, warning that the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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Why I Travel A Lot -Buhari

By Dipo Awojobi –  Worried by scathing criticisms that have trailed his many foreign trips since assuming office on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has defended his trips, saying they were imperative More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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CCT Dismisses Saraki’s Application To Stop Trial

By Dipo Awojobi – The Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki has lost a bid to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). President of the Nigerian senate In a ruling on Thursday, The Chairman of the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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Dogara Advises UNILAG Record-Breaker Against Social Vices, As Reps Honour Him

By Dipo Awojobi –  Ayodele Dada, who recently graduated with a 5.0 CGPA, from the University of Lagos was honored by members of the House of Representatives on March 23. Speaker of the House of Representatives, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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ASUU Raises Concern Over “Incomplete Salaries”

By Tom Garba,Yola – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed concern over what it described as continuous release of incomplete salaries to public universities. The Yola Zone of the union  More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Senate Passes N6.08trillion 2016 Budget, Saraki Demands Full Implementation

 By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Wednesday passed the 2016 Federal budget after months of confusion and delays, even as Senate President Bukola Saraki urged for implementation of the budget. Laying the budget More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Easter: Aregbesola Announces Free Train Ride In Osun

By Dipo Awojobi – The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has announced free train ride for indigenes of Osun State for the Easter celebration. Governor of Osun State Mr. Aregbesola said the measure More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Embattled Ekiti Lawmaker, Afolabi Akanni Released

By Sadiq Umar – A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Afolabi Akanni has been released by the Department of State Seivices (DSS). Unconfirmed report said Mr. Akanni who was released in Abuja More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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FG Files Charges Against Former Aide To Ex-President Jonathan

By Dipo Awojobi –  The Federal Government has filed a two-count charge on criminal conspiracy and fraudulent acquisition of property against former Senior Special Adviser to ex-President Good Luck Jonathan More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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“I remain Loyal To Senator Amori,” Says Delta Speaker, Monday Igbuya

The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya, has denied working against Delta PDP chieftain, Sen. Ighoyota Amori, dismissing the rumour as “absurd.” Mr. Igbuya affirmed his loyalty to Amori More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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F.G Launches Investigation Into Queen’s College Alleged Sex Scandal

By Dipo Awojobi –  The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has constituted a panel to investigate an alleged sexual assault on a female student of Queen’s College, Lagos, by a male teacher. Mr More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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EFCC Releases Amosu, Others On Bail, Seizes Passports

By Dipo Awojobi – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and other senior officers arrested over the $2.1bn arms More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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TB Joshua Trial Stalls Again, Case Resumes April 8

By Dipo Awojobi – A judge on Tuesday adjourned the criminal negligence trial of popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua over a fatal building collapse at his Lagos megachurch. Joshua, church trustees and two engineers More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Islamic State Claims Brussels Blasts

By Dipo Awojobi – Islamic State claimed responsibility for two bomb attacks that killed at least 30 people in Brussels on Tuesday, a news agency affiliated with the group said. “Islamic State fighters carried More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Buhari Promises To Deliver 10,000mw In Three Years

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that his administration would ensure steady power supply before the expiration of his tenure through the provision of additional 10,000 megawatts. The More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Rivers Re-run: NYSC Condemns Killing Of Youth Corps Member

The National Youth Service Corps has announced the death of a corps member, Okonta Samuel, (pictured above) with call-up number RV/15B/5539, during the last Saturday re-run elections in Rivers State. A statement More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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On Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Attack On INEC Chairman

By Jacob Dosunmu It is a known fact that no democracy survives without a conscious well organized opposition party, suffice to say there is need to have a virile opposition party that will serve as check against More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Rivers Rerun Poll Worse Than 11 April, 2015 Election, Says APC

By Dipo Awojobi – All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has called for the outright cancellation of the last Saturday rerun elections due  to widespread violence, poor turnout of trained adhoc More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Fire Razes 100 Houses, Kills 2 In Kuramo

By Dipo Awojobi –  A serious fire outbreak at Kuramo Beach area of Lekki, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has burnt two persons to death and razed over 100 houses, with thousands of residents displaced. Director, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Cults Clash: Assembly Urges Police To Beef Up Security In Ikorodu

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni to beef up security in Ikorodu area of the state to stem the tide of insecurity, especially More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Obasanjo Blames “Some African Leaders,” Foreign Interference For Conflicts In Africa

By Nuel Suji – Some of Africa’s leaders are responsible for instability on the continent because they have failed to manage diversity in their societies, the former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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I Will Pay Salaries Despite Low Allocation, Aregbesola Assures Workers

By Dipo Awojobi – Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola has assured that the State will pay its workers salary this month regardless of the meagre revenue received from the federation account. Governor of More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Rivers Re-run: INEC Suspends Elections

By Nuel Suji – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended elections in all constituencies of the State. INEC Chairman The suspension followed the reported violence that characterized More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Lagos To Begin 24-Hour Transport System

By Dipo Awojobi –  The Lagos State Government says it is targeting 24-hour transportation system across the state. This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola at the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Support Buhari To Clear Inherited Mess, Tinubu Urges Nigerians

By Dipo Awojobi – The All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has called on Nigerians to rally round President Muhammadu Buhari in his bid to restore what, he called,  the difficult More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Dakuku Peterside Escapes Assassination, Orderly Shot

By Dipo Awojobi – The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has survived an assassination attempt. Director General, NIMASA This happened a few More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 20th, 2016
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Centenary City: How FCT Minister, Musa Bello, Was Misled

Findings from the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in Abuja have shown that the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, may have been deliberately misled by certain officials of the ministry in More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Expect Rapid Cultural Exchange Between China And Nigeria, Says Cultural Counselor, Yan Xiangdong

By Idowu John Bakare – President Muhammadu Buhari’s forthcoming visit to China in April, is expected to bring about more frequent exchanges and closer cooperation between the two countries in the field More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Army Arrests Rivers State SSG, Kenneth Kobani

By Dipo Awojobi –  Men of the Nigerian Army have apprehended Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani. Kobani was arrested for alleged stalling the distribution of electoral materials at a More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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“We Are Not Aware Of Kidnap Of PDP Scribe,” Says Police

By Dipo Awojobi – The Rivers State Police Command has said it is yet to be informed about the kidnap of the Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Prince Ibiba Walter. Walter, who More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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“I’m Not Buhari’s Man -Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC Chairman By Edmund Obilo The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu in an exclusive  interview granted to IVOTES’ Editorial Board Chairman ,Edmund Obilo , has More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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We’re With You, Saraki Tells Ocholi’s Children, Family

By Dipo Awojobi – Senate President Bukola Saraki has assured the immediate family of the late Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Chief James Ocholi, his wife and eldest son of his full support. President More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Police Admits N5.6m Ransom Payment In Lagos Kidnapping

By Dipo Awojobi – The police in Lagos has discredited their earlier claim that they secured the release of three students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, Ikorodu, abducted from their school More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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FlyDubai Jet Crashes In Russia, All 62 On Board Dead

By Dipo Awojobi – A passenger jet has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 55 passengers and seven crew on board, officials say. The FlyDubai Boeing 737-800, coming from Dubai, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Ibinabo Fiberesima to Remain in Prison, Court Rules

By Dipo Awojobi – Embattled ex-beauty queen, and President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ibinabo Fiberesima, who is currently serving a 5-year jail term for manslaughter, has been denied bail by the More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Bill To Legalise Election Card Reader Passes Second Reading

By Nuel Suji – A bill seeking to legalize the use of the card reader in electoral process has scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill titled: ”A Bill to Further Amend the Electoral Act 2010 ( No 6) More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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DSS Says Detained Ekiti Lawmaker, Akanni Afolabi, “Is Hail And Hearty”

By Sadiq Umar – The Department of State Security Service on Thursday dismissed the rumoured death of Akanni Afolabi, a member of the Ekiti House of Assembly arrested by the service, claiming that the lawmaker More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Military Confirms 22 Dead In Molai Bomb Blast

By Ibrahim Imam – No fewer than 22 persons have been confirmed dead in the early morning explosion that occurred in Ummarari village near Molai, outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State capital. Acting More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Presidency, NASS to Partner on New Diaspora Policy

…As Senate Pledges To Pass Diaspora Commission Bill By Nuel Suji – The Presidency is set to partner the National Assembly on a new policy to cater for the needs and inclusiveness of Nigerians in Diaspora. Mrs More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Face Nigeria Problem First, Fayose Tells Buhari

…accuses President of hypocrisy By Sadiq Umar – The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s reaction to the Sunday attack in faraway Cote D’Ivoire, urging him More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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Gov. Amosun Woos Mile 12 Traders To Ogun State

Dipo Awojobi – The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has offered to provide trading space to traders locked out of Mile 12 Market in Lagos. But it will be around Ogere, near Sagamu, Amosun said. The More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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Hunger, Famine Are Knocking The Door Of Nigeria -Prophet Sunday Iyunade

By Dipo Awojobi – A man of God has looked into the crystal ball and warned that the country would encounter more economic hardship and that hunger and famine are knocking the door of the country. According More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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Ocholi: Too Late To Stop Believing

Buhari’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity By Femi Adesina Let’s be honest with ourselves. When some baffling things happen, we question God, if not verbally, at least, in our hearts. But we pretend More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 11th, 2016
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We Don’t Need 36 State Governors, Says Emir, Lamido Sanusi

By Dipo Awojobi – Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has called for the restructuring of Nigerians system of governance, arguing that Nigeria cannot maintain the current 36 state governors and deputy governors More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 11th, 2016
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Manslaughter: Appeal Court Affirms Five Years Jail Term For Actress, Fiberesima

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has upheld the judgment of a Lagos State High Court sentencing an ex-beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima, to five years imprisonment for manslaughter. The More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 11th, 2016
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“Ambode Is Right For Cancelling Sponsorship Of Pilgrims To Mecca, Jerusalem”

By Dipo Awojobi – Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has been commended for his decision to stop sponsoring people to Mecca and Jerusalem for pilgrimage purposes. Responding to the statement of the state More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Buhari Appoints Dakuku Peterside NIMASA DG

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed, Dakuku Peterside as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). APC governorship candidate in Rivers in More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Lagos Assembly Urges Buhari To Re-Introduce WAI

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resuscitate War Against Indiscipline (WAI) to restore orderliness, sanity and discipline in the country. Speaker, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Gowon Accepts Son, 48 Years After

By Dipo Awojobi – Former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) has owned up to fathering a love child with the late public relations expert, Princess Edith Ike Okongwu, bringing to an end the 48-year-old More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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34 Confirmed Dead In Collapsed Lekki Building, Contractor Arrested

By Dipo Awojobi – At least, 16 more bodies have been removed from the ruin of the 5-storey building which collapsed in Lekki area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Tuesday. This brings to 34, the people that More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Lawmaker Condemns Total Neglect of Lagos Model Colleges

By Dipo Awojobi – The Chairman of the Committee on Education in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi has condemned in strong terms the state of infrastructure in the state’s model More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Rotary International Hails Buhari For Supporting Fight Against Polio

By Dipo Awojobi – President Buhari has been commended by Rotary International for his efforts to eradicate polio in the country since he got to office in 2015. In a statement issued Wednesday and made available More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Lagos To Tax Maids, Gardeners, Gatemen Others, As IGR Hits N24.5bn Monthly

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State Government has said that its Internally Generated Revenue has hit N24.5bn monthly, even its new tax regime includes house maids, cooks, gardeners, gatemen and other domestic More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Rep. Namdas Distributes Vehicles To Constituents In Adamawa

By Tom Garba,Yola – A member of the House of Representatives, Abdulrazak Namdas has commenced an empowerment programme aimed at improving the living standard of his constituents. Mr. Namdas who is Chairman More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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OPINION: Rivers: Before Every One Is Killed

By Ibrahim Modibbo I have no doubt in my mind that Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state is a tragic hero. Taking full control of primitive power after a recently dubious and highly contestable supreme Court judgement, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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NNPC Unbundling: Workers Embark On Immediate Strike Action

By Dipo Awojobi – Offices of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have been shut nationwide as workers of the state owned oil company embark on strike, reports said. Unbundling NNPC There was More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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News From Abroad: From Africa, An Unexpected Lesson In How To Topple Terrorists

…The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram is losing territory. In the broader fight against terrorism, that’s an ‘essential first step.’ (Reuters pix) WASHINGTON — After the self-proclaimed More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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“I Took Badeh To NDA But He Never Came Back To Say Thank You,” Says Retired School Teacher

By Tom Garba, Yola – A former school teacher and retired principal of Government Day Secondary School Victim, Mubi North LGA of Adamawa state, Augustine Dabiya, has accused the embattled former Chief of Defence More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Akiolu, Others Back Assembly Over Relocation Of Mile 12 Market

By Dipo Awojobi – Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos has supported the proposal by the state Assembly for the relocation of the popular Mile 12 market where a bloody fracas broke out between Hausa and Yoruba traders More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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We Were Offered $1m Bribe To Impeach Fayose –Ekiti Lawmakers

By Dipo Awojobi – Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have raised the alarm over plot to coerce them into impeaching Governor Ayodele Fayose, alleging that a sum of $1 million was being promised some More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Buhari Approves NNPC Split Into 7 Companies With Immediate Effect

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has finally been unbundled into seven independent operational units. Unbundling NNPC This was approved on Tuesday by President Muhammadu More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Army General Dies In Auto Crash

By Dipo Awojobi – The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Muhammed Aliyu, has been involved in a ghastly auto crash along Damaturu, Maiduguri road in Yobe State More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Ese Oruru: Yunusa Dahiru Faces Five Count Charge

Yunusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of Ese Rita Oruru, was on Tuesday, dragged before a Federal High Court in Yenegoa, the capital of Bayelsa State. The accused is facing a five count charge, according to charge More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Kogi: Tribunal Fixes March 14 For Adoption Of Pre-Hearing Addresses

By Dipo Awojobi – The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Kogi on Tuesday fixed March 14 and March15 for the adoption of pre-hearing addresses from parties in a suit challenging the election of Gov. More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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MTN Aided Boko Haram Insurgency -President Buhari

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the concern of the Federal Government has been more about the security implication of MTN allowing terrorists access to unregistered telephone line More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Lagos Assembly Directs Deputy Governor To Conduct Integrity Test On School Building

By Dipo Awojobi – Due to the dilapidated state of Ogba Primary School 1 located in the busy Ogba area of Lagos State, the state House of Assembly has ordered the Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, to immediately More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Dangote Plans To Generate 12,000MW Of Electricity

By Dipo Awojobi – The President, Dangote Industries, Aliko Dangote, has said his company should be able to generate about 12,000 megawatts of electricity for the country by 2018. President, Dangote Group He More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Fracas: Lagos Assembly Calls For Relocation Of Mile 12 Market

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State House of Assembly during plenary on Monday called for the relocation of Mile 12 and Owode Onirin markets from its current location to a more conducive place. Reacting to the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Buhari Appoints Former Deputy Governor SSA On SDGs

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Lagos Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire as Senior Special Assistance. A statement by Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adeshina said the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Ex-Defence Chief, Alex Badeh Sent To Kuje Prison

By Dipo Awojobi – A Federal High Court in Abuja today ordered former chief of defence staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh remanded in Kuje Prison until Thursday, when his bail application will be heard. The court More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Abia North Senatorial Re-Run: Ohuabunwa Defeats Orji Kalu

(ABIA)The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mao Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of Saturday’s re-run election in Abia North Senatorial District. Ojike Nwankpa, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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President Buhari Mourns Minister of State For Labour and Employment, James Ocholi

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Barrister James Ocholi (SAN), who together with his wife and son were killed in a car crash in Abuja on 6 March, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Iranian Billionaire, Babak Zanjani Sentenced To Death Over $2.8 Billion Fraud

By Dipo Awojobi – Following a long trial in which he was accused of fraudulently pocketing $2.8 billion, Iran’s billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death, a judicial official said today More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Set To Wed In Edo State

By Dipo Awojobi – The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi – Ojaja II, will be getting married next week Saturday to Wuraola Z. Otiti. The traditional wedding ceremony is on Saturday, 12th March 2016 by More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Obasanjo Rates EFCC Low, Says It’s Becoming A Toothless Bulldog

By Dipo Awojobi – Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed concern over what he called an ‘observed ineffectiveness’ of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in recent More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Labour Minister Ocholi, Wife, Son Die In Car Crash

By Dipo Awojobi – The Minister of State for Labour And Employment, Barr. James Ocholi, his wife and a son died on Sunday in a fatal auto crash. The accident occurred on Kaduna-Abuja road in the afternoon. Informed More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Breaking News: Abducted Lagos Female Students Freed

By Dipo Awojobi – The three female students who were abducted from the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu, Lagos State have been released. Lagos governor The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Ambode Establishes N25bn ETF For Unemployed Lagos Residents

By Dipo Awojobi – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday expressed fulfillment in the realisation of his campaign promise to establish an Employment Trust Fund (ETF), saying the initiative More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Oshiomhole Fires Back At Dino Melaye, Says “He Cannot Even Maintain Decent Matrimonial Home”

…Demands Unreserved Public Apology By Dipo Awojobi – Governor Adams Oshiomhole has fired back at Senator Dino Melaye over his comments in which he cynically portrayed the governor as not patronizing More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Sokoto State Government Loses Commissioner

(SOKOTO)By Dipo Awojobi – The Commissioner for Science and Technology in Sokoto State, northern Nigeria, Nasir Zarummai, is dead. Zarumai died Friday night at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Ooni, Alaafin, Sultan, Governors Grace Coronation Of New Olubadan

By Dipo Awojobi – Mapo, a location at the heart of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was a mecca, on Friday, as it was besieged by sons and daughters of the ancient city and hosted virtually all rulers in Yorubaland, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 4th, 2016
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Hafi Bello, Kogi Governor’s Wife Give Birth To Twin Boys

(LOKOJA)By Dipo Awojobi – After five weeks in office, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello’s wife, Hajia Hafi Bello, gave birth to twin boys at a private hospital in Abuja on Friday 4 March, 2016. Governor More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 4th, 2016
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Mile 12 Ethnic Crisis: Lagos Promises Rapid, Quick Solution To Dispute

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State Government on Friday met with all the stakeholders from Mile 12 market, Agiliti community, Maidan and its environs aimed at finding a lasting solution to the violence that More...