Date archive forAugust, 2016
By News Investigators On Sunday, August 28th, 2016
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TETFUND Executive Secretary Says N3bn Billion Academic Research Funds Yet To Be Accessed By Varsities

By Dan Garba – The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has said that the N3bn TETFUND research funds meant as grants to support cutting edge research in More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 27th, 2016
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AFRIMA Storms London Nottinghill Carnival

By Dipo Awojobi – As part of its activities of showcasing Africa’s rich cultural heritage to the global community, the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA will be present at Europe’s biggest street carnival, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 27th, 2016
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Dogara, Others Pocketed N10bn As Running Costs, Abdulmumini Alleges

By Dipo Awojobi – The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Jibrin Abdulmumini has raised fresh allegation against Speaker Yakubu Dogara, accusing him and nine others More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Foreign Affairs Ministry Warns Foreign Diplomats Against Violation Of Official Channels Of Communication

By Sadiq Umar – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised foreign diplomats serving in Nigeria to desist from abusing diplomatic channels of communication, even as it frowned at travel advice that falsely More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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CBN Orders Banks To Identify, Freeze Accounts Receiving Illicit Capital Flows

By Idowu John Bakare – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to identify and freeze accounts receiving illicit flows into the country. CBN also directed the banks to submit More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Buhari Re-Constitutes NPA, NIMASA Boards

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the composition of the governing boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). A More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Herdsmen: Ekiti House Passes Law Prescribing 6-Months Jail Term For Open Grazing

By Nuel Suji – A bill that criminalizes grazing of animals in places other than designated places in Ekiti State has been passed to law by the State House of Assembly, even as the lawmakers said it would curb More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Nigeria’s Christian Body Condemns John Kerry’s Meetings, Says It’s Discriminatory, Personal, Divisive

By Sadiq Umar – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has condemned the meetings of the United States’ Secretary of State, John Kerry with the Sultan and the 19 northern State Governors, describing More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Man Who Named His Dog “Buhari” Meets Bail Condition, Returns Home

LAGOS/By Alaba Ajibade – Joe Chinakwe, the trader who is standing trial for allegedly naming and inscribing ‘Buhari’ on his pet dog, has been released from prisons after meeting his bail conditions. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Ezekiel Oseni, BoI Chief Risk Officer Appointed As NERFUND’s Acting M.D

By Sadiq Umar – The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has approved the appointment of Dr. Ezekiel Oseni as the Acting Managing Director for the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND). Nigeria’s More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Army Say Abubakar Shekau, Others “Fatally Injured” In Air Raid

The Nigerian Army Tuesday announced the killing of some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists, in what it described as “unprecedented and spectacular air raid.” The Army said several terrorists including More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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NLC In Adamawa Sealed Govt. House Over Non Payment Of Salaries, Entitlements Removal Of Senior Staff

YOLA/By Dan Garba – The aggrieved Adamawa state workers under the aegis of Nigerian Labour Congress,NLC,Tuesday locked the gates of the Government House to protest non payment of salaries and other entitlements More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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National Conference Report ‘ll Benefit Buhari Govt, Nation, Says Joe Ajaero, NLC President

A factional President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Joe Ajaero has said that his faction supported the removal of fuel subsidy few months back to restore sanity to the sector. He also speaks on the crisis More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Marketers Almost Pushed Me Out of Nollywood -Biodun Okeowo

The beautiful actress was almost pushed out of the industry she chose as a career by some marketers, who decided not to feature her picture on movie jackets unlike what they were doing in the past. This led to her More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Nigerian Govt Should Re-Strategise On Security -Bishop Akin Ajayi

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – A call has been made to the Nigerian government to re-strategise to make the economy of Nigeria better. Making the call was the Pioneer Bishop of Lagos West Missionary Diocese, Rt. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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DSS Arrests Mastermind Of 2013 Yobe Secondary School Massacre

By Sadiq Umar – The Department of State Services, Monday announced the arrest Mudaisiru Jibrin, the alleged mastermind of the 2013 shooting in Government Secondary School (GSS), Mamudo, Yobe state in which More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Police Arraign Ex-banker, Seun Awosanya, Others For N66.5m Scam

By Dipo Awojobi – The police on Monday arraigned an ex-employee of First City Monument Bank, Seun Awosanya; and an auto spare parts dealer, Amechi Osita, for an alleged scam of N66.5m. They were arraigned More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Eyitayo Jegede, Emerges PDP’s Governorship Candidate

By Alaba Ajibade – Former Ondo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Eyitayo Jegede, has emerged as the governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming elections. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Japanese Surgeon Lavishes Nigeria’s Olympic “Dream Team” With 390, 000 USD

By Sadiq Umar – The Japanese surgeon, Katsuya Takasu, who fell in love with the Nigerian U23 team the ‘Dream Team’, following their defeat of his home country team has honoured his pledge of donating $390,000 More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Ondo APC Chairman, Kekemeke, Sacked Over Alleged Imposition

By Dipo Awojobi – Few days to the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial election primary in Ondo State, members of the State Working Committee of the party, has suspended the state chairman of the More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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APC Won’t Impose Any Candidate In Ondo Election -Odigie-Oyegun

By Dipo Awojobi – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured aspirants seeking to contest the Ondo State gubernatorial election on the party platform of no preferential treatment. APC National Chairman The More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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WHO Fences Off Adamawa-Borno Border To Track Polio Spread

By Dan Garba, Yola – The World Health Organization (WHO) has fenced off the Adamawa-Borno border in a move to track the spread of Polio from neighbouring Borno State where new cases have been discovered. The More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Kerry To Meet Buhari Over Counter Terrorism, Corruption Fight Among Others

…Also Meeting With Northern Governors on Religious Tolerance By Nuel Suji – The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is expected in Nigeria next Tuesday, Aug. 23 to discuss U.S. cooperation with Nigeria More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Avengers Vow To Declare Niger Delta Republic On October 1

By Dipo Awojobi – The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has vowed to declare Niger Delta republic on October 1. Avengers’ spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo in a statement on its website said if President Muhammadu More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Ikpeazu Wins Appeal, As Court Faults Okon Abang Judgement

By Sadiq Umar – The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as governor of Abia State, setting aside the June 27 which sacked him from the position. The Appeal More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Abubakar Meets Buhari, Urges For Support For Govt

By Sadiq Umar – Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), Thursday held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, over some national and international issues. Gen. Abubakar who met More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Law Review Series: Provocation As A Mitigating Element In Murder Cases

By Collins Ogonnaya ARIKOR In any jurisdiction during the course of a criminal trial, an accused person may claim that a certain set of facts or events happened which ought to exonerate him from criminal liability. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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APC Commends Rehabilitation Of Calabar-Itu Road By NDDC

Declares Semenitari Heroine of Niger Delta The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the rehabilitation of the Calabar – Itu Road by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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EFCC Arrest Ex-Governor Achike Udenwa, For Flouting Administrative Bail

By Nuel Suji – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arrested the former governor of Imo State Achike Udenwa in connection with alleged campaign scandal at the last presidential election. Udenwa More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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FG Approves Lagos’ Ownership Of 4 Oil Wells

By Dipo Awojobi – The Federal Government on Wednesday says four of the five oil wells discovered in Lagos truly belongs to the state but disproves the state’s ownership of one other oil well. Governor of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Police Seals Off PDP Convention Ground

By Nuel Suji – The Police, early Wednesday morning, have sealed off the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party National Convention. Armed policemen on Wednesday More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Convention, Extends Makarfi’s Tenure For One Year

By Dipo Awojobi – Following the sealing off of Sharks Stadium venue of its National Convention by the Police, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday afternoon held a meeting inside the Government More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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IBB At 75: I Should Have Scrapped The National Assembly

By Dipo Awojobi Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, on Tuesday said he regretted his inability to scrap the National Assembly or make its membership optional. Babandida, who spoke to journalists at his More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Buhari, EFCC Receive Petition on Yahaya Bello’s N11 Billion Loot

By Dipo Awojobi – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have received a petition alleging how the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello looted the state’s More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 15th, 2016
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Military Operations Against Terrorists ‘ll Continue, CDS Vows, Says Political Decisions Are Left For Politicians

By Sadiq Umar – The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Abayomi Olonishakin, has said that the military will continue with the onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast, saying any decision on More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 15th, 2016
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PDP National Convention Will Hold Despite FHC Ruling -Makarfi

By Nuel Suji – The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, on Monday vowed to proceed with the party’s National Convention scheduled for next week Wednesday, saying More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 15th, 2016
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Lagos Bans Land Grabbing

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday fulfilled his pledge of making the menace of land grabbing in Lagos a thing of the past with the signing of the Lagos State Properties More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 15th, 2016
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Ask Dogara To Resign, Jibrin Writes APC, Names Omisore In Budget Padding Scandal

By Dipo Awojobi – Embattled former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin has urged the All Progressive Party (APC) party hierarchy to prevail on Speaker, Yakubu More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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APTCON Seeks Greater Contribution To GDP

By Nuel Suji – Private transport company owners, under the aegis of Association of Private Transport Companies of Nigeria (APTCON), have called on stakeholders in the sector to tap into every potential the More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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Ondo Poll: I Have Right To Support Anybody -Tinubu

By Dipo Awojobi – Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that he reserves the right to back whoever he likes to emerge as candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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Why Naira Keeps Falling – Emefiele

By Dipo Awojobi – The Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele has explained why the Naira is on a free fall. Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria He said the country’s currency depreciated against the Dollar More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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No Money Was Misappropriated, Lost In 2016 Budget -Dogara

By Dipo Awojobi -The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday restated that no money was misappropriated, stolen or lost in the 2016 budget. This is contained in a statement issued More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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Budget Padding: I’m Ready For Probe, Says Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Saturday said disclosed that he is ready for investigation over alleged budget padding saying no kobo of Nigerians is missing. Speaker, House of Representatives The More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 13th, 2016
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Army Clear Mine, IEDs Along Supply Route At Gombori, Arrest Four Terrorists

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Army has discovered and clear mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by the Boko Haram terrorists along its main supply route in Gombori, Borno State. Troops have More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 13th, 2016
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Group Urges President Buhari To Promote Girl Child Education

By Dipo Awojobi – Young African Leaders Initiative Network (YALINetwork), an initiative of the United States of America for young Africans has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to throw more weights behind More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 13th, 2016
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Lawmaker Vows To Prosecute Contractors Who Abandon Road Construction Projects

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi  A lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Abiodun Tobun has expressed disappointment with the way he said some local contractors abandon road construction projects after collecting More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Adeniran Says Imposition, Impunity Responsible For PDP’s Defeat In 2015

By Nuel Suji – A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, has identified imposition, impunity and lack of due process within the party as major factors responsible for its More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Man Beats Wife To Death Over Sex

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ court has ordered the remand of a 42-year-old man, Josiah Johnson, in prison custody for allegedly beating his wife to death. The prosecutor, Sgt. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Travel Advice: Lai Mohammed Replies U.S., Says Nigerian States Are Safe, Urges For Positive Media Reporting

By Nuel Suji – The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerian media to take a cue from the Western media by projecting the country in positive light instead of reporting to reinforce More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Lagos Police Arrest 3 More Kidnappers Of Oniba Of Iba

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – Detectives from the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three more suspected kidnappers of the Oniba of Iba town, Oba Goriola Oseni. Police Commissioner in Lagos The three suspects More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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INEC Clears Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki, 17 Others For Edo Guber Poll

By Dipo Awojobi – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it had cleared Osagie Ize-Iyamu of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 18 others as candidates in the Sept. 10 governorship election More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Ogun To Demolish Illegal Structures On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

By Dipo Awojobi – The Ogun State Government said on Thursday that it would soon commence the demolition of illegal structures along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway to ease traffic congestion on the road. Ogun More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Budget Padding Latest: Dogara Shuns Police Invitation

By Dipo Awojobi – The embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has shunned the invitation of the police Special Investigating Panel over allegations of budget padding. It was gathered More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Chinese Tourist Loses Wallet, Ends Up In Refugee Camp

A Chinese visitor to Germany who tried to report a lost wallet ended up in a refugee camp for two weeks in the country’s burgeoning asylum bureaucracy after he unwittingly signed an application that he did not More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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YOLA/BREAKING: John Manassa, Former SSG In Adamawa Is Dead

By Tom Garba, Yola – Former Secretary to the Adamawa State Government, John Eddie Manassah, is dead. Manassah was a SSG under two civilian Administrations of Boni Haruna and Admiral Murtala Nyako. The cause More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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CSO Groups Warn Politicians Against Blackmail, Intimidation Of Electoral Officers

By Nuel Suji – A Coalition of Civil Society Groups known as Election Reform Expert Group (EREG) has accused politicians of blackmail and intimidation of electoral officers, warning that such acts are capable More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Igini, Ezekwesili, US Ambassador, Others To Assess Ghanaian Election Process

Former Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross Rivers and Edo states, Mr. Mike Igini and a former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili have been More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Fulani Herdsmen Rendered Over 2,500 Homeless In Adamawa Community -Group Alleges

…claims 25 persons murdered By Tom Garba, Yola – A group under the auspices of Pene Da Bwatiye International Association on Tuesday alleged that Fulani Militias have rendered homeless over 2,500 of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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CBN Grants Banks Waiver To Write-Off Bad Loans

By Sadiq Umar – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has granted all banks in the country permission to write off non-performing loans this year, attributing the decision to the prevailing economic challenges. Governor, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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Two Abducted Chinese Nationals Regain Freedom

By Sadiq Umar – The Police say it has secured the release of two Chinese nationals kidnapped by gunmen in Ajage village, Nasarawa State, last weekend. Police Spokesman in the State, Umar Nurman said on More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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PDP Chairmanship: South West Leaders Disagree Over Zoning

By Dipo Awojobi – The meeting of the South-West leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Monday  over the chairmanship position of the party was reportedly inconclusive More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Oyo Lawmaker, Gideon Aremu

IBADAN/By Dipo Awojobi – Four suspected killers of a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Gideon Aremu, have been arrested. Aremu, a Labour Party lawmaker who was representing Oorelope State Constituency, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Oloyode Resumes At JAMB, Commends Ojerinde Over CBT

The new Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has commended the outgoing Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, for adopting the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode in JAMB’s More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Blogger Abusidiqu Still In EFCC Custody, CHRD Insists

The Coalition of Human Rights Defender (CHRD) has faulted claims by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that it has released Abu Sidiqu, the blogger arrested by the anti-graft agency on Monday, insisting More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Budget Padding: Senate Under Probe, Appropriation Chairman, Danjuma Goje, Others To Be Quizzed

By Sadiq Umar – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigations of the the senate over allegations of padding of 2016 budget in the National Assembly, following shocking revelation More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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HAJJ 2016: Lagos Begins Airlift Of Pilgrims From August 16

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – Lagos State Government has announced that intending pilgrims for the Y2016 pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be airlifted from Lagos as scheduled by the National Hajj More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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PDP Chairmanship Is Open To All Southerners, Makarfi Insists

By Nuel Suji – Chairman of National Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmed Markafi has reaffirmed his earlier position that the seat of PDP National Chairman is open to all interested member More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Customer Threatens First Bank With Legal Action Over Illegal Deduction

YOLA/By Tom Garba – A Yola-based legal lawyer, Sunday Wugira, has demanded the reversal of an alleged illegal deduction from his clients salary by the First Bank of Nigeria, Plc,  Yola, even as he More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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“I Ate Concoction Prepared With Bitter Leaves” -Freed Lagos Monarch Recounts Experience

By Dipo Awojobi – The Oniba of Iba community, Oba Goriola Oseni, who regained his freedom from kidnappers on Saturday, says he ate concoction prepared with bitter leaves while in captivity. The monarch said More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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BREAKING: Nigeria Qualifies For Quarter Final, Defeats Sweden 1-0

By Dipo Awojobi – Nigeria has qualified for the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games football event after a 1-0 victory over Sweden. The country’s U-23 team early Monday went on the offensive early in the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Reports Of Discriminatory FOREX To Muslim Pilgrims “Wrong, Mischievous” -Hajj Commission

By Sadiq Umar – The National Hajj Commission has denied being given FOREX waiver by the Federal Government (FG), saying it was “wrong and mischievous” for anyone to have made such claim. The reaction More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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PDP Chairmanship Race: Kebbi, Kastina Endorse Dokpesi

By Nuel Suji – The Kebbi and Katsina Chapter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday joined Kano, Jigawa, others to openly endorsed Raymond Dokpesi, who is running for National Chairman of Peoples More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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Abducted Lagos Monarch Set Free

By Dipo Awojobi – The Oniba of Iba land, Oba Goriola Oseni, who was abducted by gunmen three weeks ago has regained freedom. Police Commissioner in Lagos The 74-year-old monarch was released on Saturday night, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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11 Soldiers, 8 Armed Bandits Killed In Ambush, Near FCT

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military said 11 of its soldiers have been killed in an ambush by armed bandits operating in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State. The soldiers were on a mission to cordon More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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Whoever Believes I’m Back In PDP Would Believe Whoever Tells Him His Mother Is Not A Woman

By Dipo Awojobi – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has insisted that his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to become an elder statesman is irrevocable. The former president was reacting to a More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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One Dead, 11 Injured In Tanker Explosion In Ogun

By Dipo Awojobi – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun says one person died on Saturday in a road accident at Sagamu involving a fuel tanker, an articulated vehicle and a bus. State FRSC Sector More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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Aisha Buhari’s US Visit: Arewa Youths Demand Apology From Fayose

By Dipo Awojobi – Following the visit of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari to the United States of America, the Arewa youth Integrity Forum (AYIF) has asked the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose to immediately More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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South African Opposition Defeats Ruling ANC In Local Elections

South Africa’s main opposition party made major gains against the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in local elections, preliminary results showed Friday, with the ANC suffering major losses for the first More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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Guild Of Editors Confirms Egbemode As President

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) on Friday confirmed Mrs Funke Egbemode as its new President. Members confirmed Egbemode as substantive president at the guild`s 12th annual conference More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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“I Won’t Resign,” Dogara Vows After Meeting Buhari

By Sadiq Umar – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Friday met behind closed door with President Muhammadu Buhari over the budget padding scandal rocking the House. Mr. Dogara who arrived More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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UPDATE: Dokpesi Obtains Form In Defiance Of Southern Stakeholders, Says “‎Micro zoning Is Unfortunate Decision”

 … Jigawa, Kano Pledge Support For Him By Nuel Suji – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Raymond‎ Dokpesi on Friday described as unfortunate decision by party stakeholders in the south More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Air Force Resumes Air Strikes Against Vandals, Militants

By Dipo Awojobi – Men of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have resumed the aerial bombing of hideouts of the vandals in the Ogun state axis of Arepo, it has been gathered. According to the report, the operation More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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53% Pass As WAEC Releases 2016 May/June Results

By Dipo Awojobi – The West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has released the 2016 May/June results with approximately 53% of students recording credit pass. According to the results released More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Buhari Seeks ‘Stronger, More Secured” Relations With Italy, Urges For Intensive Economic Engagement

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has called for more intensive trade and economic engagement between Nigeria and Italy, even as he urged for “stronger and more secured” relations. President More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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INEC Must Release Tai Election Results Now -Rivers APC

By Jackson Udeani – The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare the results of concluded rerun election in Tai Local Government More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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BREAKING: Dokpesi Kicks, As PDP Southern Stakeholders Zone Chairmanship To South West

By Nuel Suji – Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in southern part of Nigeria have zoned the Chairmanship of the party to the south west part of the country. Zoned out of contest The stakeholders More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Jonathan Should Speak Up Now Or Forever Hold His Peace –CACOL

By Dipo Awojobi – The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), has called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to speak out on the plethora of corruption allegations and charges against his former aides More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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INEC Says Materials On Imo Re-run Elections Intact

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed as untrue, reports that the election materials for the re-run elections in Imo State were tampered with, saying nothing could be farther from the truth. A More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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NASC Confirms Sani Omolori Clerk To National Assembly

By Nuel Suji – The National Assembly Service Commission has confirmed Mohammed Sani Omolori as the substantive Clerk to the National Assembly. Clerk to National Assembly This is contained in a letter signed More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Budget Padding Scandal: APC Bars Jubrin Abdulmumin From Making Public Statements

…Says Buhari not happy By Nuel Suji – The All Progressive Congress (APC) has ordered the former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Jibrin Abdulmumin to stop making public statement on the allegations More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Again, Bello Floors Faleke, As Appeal Court Uphold Kogi Governor’s Election

By Sadiq Umar – An Appeal Court presided over by Justice Jummai Sankey, in Abuja has dismissed an application by James Faleke, seeking to nullify the election of Yahaya Bello the All Progressive Congress More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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Jonathan Meets Buhari, Preaches Unity

By Sadiq Umar – Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday met behind closed door with his successor President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. The former President arrived the Presidential More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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Military Arrest Two Boko Haram Kingpin

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military has arrested two notorious leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists, marking another steps ahead in its fight against terrorism. The two were nabbed Tuesday, at about 8.30am More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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Army Deploy Ground Troops Into Arepo, Lagos Surburb

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military Tuesday carried out land operations against militants at their hideouts and camps, in its quest to rid off pipeline vandals in Arepo community, Ogun State suburb and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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WorldRemit Calls For Urgent Restoration Of Money Transfers To Nigeria, Says CBN Rules Arbitrary

…Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue By Nuel Suji – WorldRemit, a leading online remittance provider, has described as “arbitrary, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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Buhari Appoints New Registrar For JAMB, Others

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of new Chief Executive Officers of parastatals under the Ministry of Education. Some of the agencies’ heads were sacked, while More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 1st, 2016
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Buhari Hits London Telegraph, Says Reports Lack Foundation

By Sadiq Umar – President Mohammadu Buhari has dismissed as lacking in foundation reports published by the London Telegraph Newspapers that his Administration is targeting Christians and opposition politicians More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 1st, 2016
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Reps Crisis: Dogara, Others Should Resign, Says, Lagos Lawmaker

By Dipo Awojobi – The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara as well as other principal officers fingered in the budget padding scandal in the House have been advised to step down More...