Date archive forMay, 2016
By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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Adamawa Govt. Targets N1.5 Billion IGR In Six Months

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Adamawa government is to boost its  treasury with a N1.5 billion from the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)targeted in the next six months in the state. Gov. Jibrilla Bindow made More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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Ogun PDP Says Nigeria Has No Future Under Buhari’s Government

By Sadiq Umar – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s one year performance record, describing the All Progressives Congress government as “unfavourable, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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Controversial Primaries: Mass Defection From PDP To APC In Adamawa

By Tom Garba,Yola – The People’s Democracy Party (PDP) Factional Chairmanship and Councillorship Primaries conducted last Saturday in the 21 Local Government areas of Adamawa state has made many aspirants More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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Pregnant Woman Hits, Seven Killed In MASSOB, Securitymen Clashes

By Sadiq Umar – The Police on Monday confirmed the death of seven persons following clashes between security personnel and members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 30th, 2016
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Democracy Day: Lagos Speaker, Obasa Urges Nigerians To Be Hopeful

By Dipo Awojobi – The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Nigerians to remain hopeful assuring that the country is on the way to recovery from the maladministration More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 30th, 2016
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LUTH Doctor, Adekoya-Cole Murdered In Ijebu-Ode

By Dipo Awojobi – A consultant orthopaedic surgeon, working with Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Dr Thomas Adekoya-Cole has been killed in his hometown near Itele, Ijebu-Ode Ogun State, moments More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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One Person Killed As Soldiers Open Fire On Bus Conveying Policemen

By Dipo Awojobi – Soldiers deployed to a checkpoint along Bauchi to Jos road have reportedly shot in error, a bus conveying policemen travelling from Taraba to Kaduna. Headquarters of the 33 Artillery Brigade More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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FOR THE RECORD: Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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Nigeria’s Economy Is On The Way To Recovery –Kemi Adeosun

By Dipo Awojobi – Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has given a glimmer of hope on the economy, saying it is on the way to recovery. Things are beginning to look up regardless of the current hiccups, she said More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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Kofi Bartels: APC Accuses Rivers Govt Of Intimidation, Harassment Of Journalists

By Nuel Suji -The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the Rivers State Government declaring a total war on local journalists in Rivers State. The APC in a press statement signed More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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Weekend Horror: Man Slaughters Wife In Lagos Over Infidelity

By Dipo Awojobi – Tragedy struck weekend, when a woman accused by her husband of having extra-marital affairs was reportedly murdered in cold blood in the Oshodi area of Lagos State. The unfortunate incident More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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Buhari: Beyond The Iron And Steel

By Femi Adesina They were called the unsmiling duo. In his first incarnation as Nigerian leader, the then Major General Muhammadu Buhari was paired with another top brass military officer, Babatunde Idiagbon, who More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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Nine Key Milestones In President Buhari’s First Year

By Garba Shehu Twelve months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He came to power following the decisive victory More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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We Still Recognise Ali Modu Sheriff As PDP Chairman -Lagos Lawmaker

By Dipo Awojobi – A lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Akande has thrown his weight behind the embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, saying More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up NNPC Pipeline In Warri

By Sadiq Umar – Barely 24hours after similar attack on Chevron oil facilities, the Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for another attack on oil pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Buhari’s Emergence Saved Nigeria Economy, Says Lai Mohammed

By Sadiq Umar – The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 saved the country’s economy from imminent, saying it would have been More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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Indicted Report: Senate Orders Auditor-General To Clear MDAs

 By Sadiq Umar – The Senate on Thursday directed the Auditor- General of the Federation, Samuel Ukura to issue clearance certificates to government agencies whose annual audited reports have been cleared. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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Funeral Rites Of Passage For Benin Monarch, Oba Erediauwa Begin

By Dipo Awojobi – The royal funeral rites of passage for the late Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, whose death was announced recently, began on Wednesday evening in Benin. The Benin monarch recently join his More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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Group Warns ASUP Mubi Against Personality Conflict With Rector

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Concern members of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi Community have called on the Academic staff Union of Polytechnics Mubi to desist from personality conflict against the Rector of the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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FG Appoints Onanuga, Kawu, Okechukwu, Others Heads Of Media Agencies

  By Dipo Awojobi – The Federal Government has appointed the Chief Executives of six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture. The appointments were announced in Abuja More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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Edo Govt Goofed: Withdraws Letter Appointing New Oba of Benin

By Dipo Awojobi –  The Edo State Government has withdrawn a letter earlier issued on the appointment of a new Oba of Benin, saying it was issued in error. This was contained in a retraction signed by the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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“We Didn’t Anticipate Things Were This Bad,” Says Amaechi

By Dipo Awojobi -The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged Nigerians to give the Buhari-led administration more time to deliver on its promises, saying the government did not anticipate enormity of problems More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Boko Haram: NGO Donates $4 US Dollar Medical Equipment To Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

By Tom Garba, Yola – Lagos based Non Governmental Organization “ Gabasawa  Women and Youth Empowerment  Foundation on Tuesday presented  medical facilities worth hundreds of millions of naira to Adamawa More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Alleged Husband Killer: Trial Begins 23 June, Private Prosecutor Takes Charge

By Dipo Awojobi -The trial of Yewande Oyediran, the Ibadan, Oyo State-based lawyer accused of stabbing her husband,  Lowo Ajanaku Oyediran to death will now begin on June 23. The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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EFCC Declares Senator Iyiola Omisore Wanted

By Dipo Awojobi – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday declared a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted. The former senator is said to be wanted in More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Army Says Boko Haram’s Chief Bomb Maker Killed By Shekau’s Bodyguard

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigerian Army on Monday confirmed the killing of Boko Haram’s Chief bomb maker by his colleagues in one of their camps in the Sambisa forest. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Ali Modu-Sheriff Was Removed To Save PDP, Says Fayose

By Dipo Awojobi – The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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EFCC Gets Court Permission To Further Detain Fani-Kayode, Action “Contentious”, Says Aide

By Dipo Awojobi – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday obtained a court order to further detain a former Minister of Aviation and spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Buhari Hails Ambode, Say Achievements In One Year Commendable

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday commissioned series of projects in Lagos, with a verdict the State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, has performed commendably in one year. Mr. Buhari, who More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Fayose Bans Cattle Grazing In Ekiti State

By Dipo Awojobi – Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has made illegal cattle grazing in the state after suspected Fulani herdsmen killed two persons in the State. Mr. Fayose, who spoke during his visit More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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NLC Suspends Strike, Says Negotiation Continues With FG

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called off its nationwide industrial action embarked upon last Wednesday to kick against the increase in pump price of petrol from N86.50 to N145 per More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Ogun State PDP Backs Makarfi, Lauds Fresh Move To Reposition Party

By Sadiq Umar – Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ogun State, Hon. Sikirulai Ogundele, on Sunday declared the appointment of former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, as the party’s More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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PDP Crisis: I Remain Chairman, Modu-Sheriff Insists

By Sadiq Umar – Sacked Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu -Sheriff, said he remained the Chairman of the party, describing his removal and constitution of a caretaker committee as illegal. Sacked More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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N1.5Billion Fraud: Ex-NIMASA DG, Raymond Omatseye, Bags 5Years Jail Term

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced former Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years imprisonment More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Army Confirms Rescue Of Another Chibok School Girl

By Dipo Awojobi – The Army Spokesperson, Colonel Usman Sani  has confirmed the rescue of another Chibok Girl Thursday evening. This is coming after the rescue of Amina Ali who was flown to Abuja on Thursday, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Amina Will Return To School, Buhari Assures Chibok Parents

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised that everything will be done to ensure that the rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali, goes back to school. He also promised that his administration More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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EFCC Arrests Jonathan’s Former Principal Secretary, Hassan Tukur

By Dipo Awojobi – A former Principal Private Secretary ( PPS), to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Tukur was More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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Ogun PDP: Bankole, Adebutu Join Forces To Tackle Buruji

There are strong indications that two of the three parallel factions in the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resolved to work together ahead of the 2019 elections. Reliable sources More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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EXCLUSIVE: Commission “Fires” Agric’s Permanent Secretary, Ahmed Shehu, Over Alleged “Unprofessional” Conduct

By Our Reporters – The Federal Civil Service Commission has carpeted Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Shehu Ahmed, describing his conduct in the recent posting of a More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Abba Moro Urges For Dialogue Among Warring PDP Leaders

By Sadiq Umar – Former Minister of Interior and chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Comrade Abba Moro, has made a passionate appeal to the leaders of the party to embrace dialogue and More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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We Must Take Advantage Of Buhari’s Unimpressive Performance, Mimiko Tells PDP

By Sadiq Umar – The Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has urged his party, the PDP, to take advantage of the “unimpressive performance record” of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to ensure More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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NGO trains women IDPs as Traditional Birth Attendance in Adamawa

The governmental organization, has provided midwive training to 45 women selected as Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA)  in three of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in North East Adamawa. Managing More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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What Does China’s One Belt One Road Strategy Mean For NigComSat -1R

China’s partnership with Nigeria in satellite technology is yielding dividends, but can Nigeria leverage President Xi’s One Belt One Road Initiative to further consolidate its space technology drive?, asks Idowu More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Reflections! Cuba: Lessons Of Social Inclusiveness, Resilience

By Olumuyiwa Jimoh In 1958 Cuba then under the leadership of corrupt and selfish oligarchs experienced a deep impoverishment and emasculation of her citizenry, just like Nigeria under military rule and the past More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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BREAKING: Alleged Wife Killer, Lekan Shonde Arrested In Lagos

By Dipo Awojobi – The Police in Lagos has arrested Lekan Shonde, who allegedly killed his wife last Thursday in Lagos. When the going was good The Police spokesman, Dolapo Badmos who confirmed the arrest, disclosed that More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Seasoned Journalist, Malik Ibitoye Becomes Ogun PDP Publicity Secretary

By Dipo Awojobi – Seasoned journalist, Malik Ibitoye, has been elected as the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. Mr. Ibitoye’s appointment was confirmed on Monday. He More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Buhari’s Anti-Graft Agenda In Focus At London Summit

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari is set to arrive in London on Tuesday to join 50 other world leaders at a landmark international anti-corruption summit called by Prime Minister David Cameron. The More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 8th, 2016
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Nigerian Boxer, Philanthropist, Francis Aiyegbeni Is Dead

By Dipo Awojobi – A former Nigerian superstar boxer, businessman, philanthropist and engineer, who was also the Chairman of formerly D’Rovans Hotel, now Wallan Hotel, Chief Francis Aiyegbeni is dead. News More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Deeper Christian Life Church Warns On Facebook Clones of Kumuyi

By Dipo Awojobi – The Deeper Christian Life Ministry, DCLM, under the leadership of the General Superintendent, Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, has warned the general public against the existence of scammers More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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BREAKING: Buhari Finally Signs 2016 Budget Into Law

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the 2016 budget into law months after its passage by the National Assembly. Laying the 2016 budget proposal on the table at a joint session More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Expedite Repatriation Of Our Stolen Funds, Buhari Urges UNODC

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to facilitate a speedy recovery of Nigeria’s stolen wealth stashed abroad. President More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Traffic Gridlock: Lagos Demolishes 84 Gated Streets

By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it has demolished 84 street gates which were shut against motorists before 12 midnight deadline it stipulated. In a bid to resolve traffic gridlock More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Lagos Lawmaker Supports Death Sentence For Kidnappers

By Dipo Awojobi – The Deputy Whip of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Omotayo Oduntan on Thursday supported the Nigerian Senate on its plan to make a law that would prescribe capital punishment for More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Trouble In Agric Ministry, Minister Queries Perm Sec Over Donor Support Funds

Things are falling apart at the Ministry of Agriculture. President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed quest to diversify Nigeria’s economy, using Agriculture as a springboard may well be a mirage except something happens. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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BREAKING: Ex-Lagos Sports Commissioner, Ademola Adeniji-Adele, Is Dead

By Dipo Awojobi – Reports reaching us indicate that a former Commissioner for Sports in Lagos State, Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, is dead. Ademola Adeniji-Adele was from the royal family in Lagos and was More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Emir Sanusi Says Jonathan Once Threatened Him Over Alleged Missing $20bn Oil Money

By Dipo Awojobi – Emir of Kano and for­mer governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Muham­mad II, has made a startling revelation that former President Goodluck Jon­athan once threatened him, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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A Bill Prescribing 5-Year Jail Term For Randy Lecturers Passes First Reading

By Nuel Suji – A bill for an Act prohibiting sexual relationship between lecturer and student in Nigeria’s schools has passed its first reading in the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Oba’s Burial: Ancestors Would Deal With Any Benin Man Who Fails To Shave His Head

By Dipo Awojobi – The Traditional Council of Benin has warned that all male citizens of Benin Kingdom, both at home and in Diaspora, who fail to clean-shave the hair on their heads, in obedience to Benin More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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We Remain Committed To Freedom Of Information, Says Lai Mohammed

By Sadiq Umar – The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the Federal Government is committed to upholding the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act as a necessary instrument in the fight against More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Declare Rampaging Herdsmen Terrorists, Catholic Bishops Tell Buhari

By Sadiq Umar – The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria have urged President Mohammadu Buhari to declare the rampaging Fulani herdsmen as terrorists, adding that they should well be treat as such. This was parts of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Edo Assembly Speaker Impeached

By Dipo Awojobi – The Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Edoro, has been impeached by 16 of the 24 members of the assembly. In the impeachment, which took place on Tuesday, a woman, Hon. Elizabeth More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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FG Fails To Produce Ex-NSA, Dasuki In Court

By Dipo Awojobi – The Federal Government failed to produce the National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki in court on Tuesday. Dasuki was meant to stand trial before a Federal Capital Territory High Court More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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World Bank Set To Reveal More Information On Abacha’s Loot

By Dipo Awojobi – The World Bank is set to release more information on how the recovered loot from the late General Sani Abacha was expended by the successive governments of Nigeria. To achieve this, the bank More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Leadership Crisis Rocks Pension Commission

Unless the federal government quickly wades into the  crisis currently rocking the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), the noble objective of ensuring effective pension administration in Nigeria will be defeated. The More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Fidelity Bank Sacks Okonkwo, Announces Balarabe As New CEO

Fidelity Bank has announced the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Lawal Balarabe as its Acting MD/CEO. The announcement on Monday night was the fallout of the recent arrest of its Managing Director/Chief Executive More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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20 Fulani Herdsmen Feared Dead In Agatu Reprisal Attack

…83 Cows Killed In Nasarawa By Dipo Awojobi – Not less than twenty herdsmen and 83 cows were reportedly killed over the weekend in Adayi and Loko areas of Nasarawa LGA of Nasarawa State by gunmen suspected More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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We Subsidise Fuel With N12.62 Per Litre

By Dipo Awojobi – The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday revealed that it was currently subsidizing petrol at N12.62 per litre. The subsidy figure was for petrol imported directly by the Nigerian National More...