Date archive forNovember, 2016
By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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PDP Senators Protest Saraki’s Handling Of Colleagues Defection, Stage Walk Out

By Sadiq Umar – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators on Wednesday staged a walk out during the plenary session following the failure of its president Bukola Saraki to declare vacant the seat of a defecting More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Buhari Sacks NTDC Boss, Sally Mbanefo

The Director General (DG) of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Sally Mbanefo has been removed from the office. Secretary to Federal Government (SFG), Babachir David Lawal in a letter dated Sunday More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Lagos Governor, Ambode Budgets N813Billion For 2017

By Dipo Awojobi – Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has presented a 2017 budget proposal of N812. 99 billion to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval. Ambode, who tagged the budget as “Golden More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Breaking News: INEC Formally Declares Akeredolu Ondo-Governor Elect

By Dipo Awojobi – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally declared Mr Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, November 27th, 2016
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BREAKING: Akeredolu Wins Ondo Election

By Alaba Ajibade – The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu has won majority votes in the last Saturday governorship election in Ondo State. APC governorship candidate The results More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, November 27th, 2016
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Report Suspicious Persons In Military Uniform, Army Charges Public

By Sadiq Umar – The Defence headquarters has called for vigilance among Nigerians, urging the public to report any suspicious person in military uniform to the military authorities. Acting Director Defence More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Lagos Cancels Monthly Environmental Sanitation

…Seeks compliance with environmental laws LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – Sixteen days after a Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos declared the exercise unconstitutional, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Ondo 2016: Appeal Court Reinstates Eyitayo Jegede, Dismisses Lower Court Judgement As “Fraudulent”

…PDP Hails Judgement By Dipo Awojobi – The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, Wednesday nullified the ruling of a Federal High Court on which recognised businessman Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Arewa Youth Consultative Forum Warns INEC On Ondo Election

By Dipo Awojobi – The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconsider its decision concerning the governorship election in Ondo on Saturday. INEC More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Group Demands Public Apology From Plateau Governor, Lalong

By Dipo Awojobi – The Bola Tinubu Ambassadors (BTA) has insisted that the Plateau State Governor who is also the Chairman Ondo State APC campaign committee must tender an unreserved public apology to its principal, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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INEC Insists On Holding Ondo State Governorship Election On Saturday

By Dipo Awojobi – The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has rejected calls for the postponement of Ondo governorship election saying the poll slated for Saturday, November 26, will hold as scheduled. INEC More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Ondo Govt Writes Channels TV, Demands Retraction Of Dome Usage Denial Report

By Nuel Suji – The Ondo state government has expressed disappointment over a statement credited to Channels Television in which the State was purported to have denied the TV station of the use of its International More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Mimiko Meets Buhari Again, Dismisses Rumour Of Joining APC

By Nuel Suji – Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko has dismissed as untrue, the speculation that he is meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari in a bid to join the All Progressive Congress (APC). Mr. Mimiko More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Accused Supreme Court Justice Granted Bail

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the Justice of the Supreme Court, Sylvester Ngwuta who is standing trial on corruption charges. “It is my view that it will defeat More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 21st, 2016
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Boko Haram Still Capable Of Deadly Attacks, Atiku Warns

YOLA/By Dan Garba – A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called for more government effort to put an end to Boko Haram attack in the north east, insisting that the insurgents are still capable of deadly More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Nigerian Army Set To Take Over Sambisa Forest

By Dipo Awojobi – The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said on Sunday in Maiduguri that an operation tagged “Operation Crackdown’’ to take over the Sambisa forest from the Boko Haram More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Ondo 2016: Appeal Court Suspends Ruling Indefinitely

By Sadiq Umar – The Appeal Court has suspended indefinitely all pending matters in the ongoing legal battle to determine the authentic governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Ondo 2016: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement In Sheriff, Makarfi Leadership Tussle

By Sadiq Umar – The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Thursday reserved judgment in the appeal challenging the ruling of the lower court which recognised Ali Modu-Sheriff chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Soyinka Pays Tribute To Late Rasheed Gbadamosi, Says, Adieu, Dear Aburo, Adieu…

Good-Bye, Rasheed! Adieu, Dear Aburo, Adieu… By Wole Soyinka He still owes me a visit. After he spied a rug from his factory years ago, on which a lion had been emblazoned, it became even more pressing. He revealed More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Nigeria Negotiating Free Trade Agreements, Reviewing Trade Policies, ECOWAS CET, Says Enelamah

By Nuel Suji – The Federal Government has said it is in the process of negotiating 21st century Nigerian free trade agreements, to expand market opportunities for Nigerian companies as well as looking into More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Diversify Nigeria’s Economy, Diasporans Advise FG

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) has advised the Nigerian government to focus on developing the several economic potentials of the nation rather than depending on crude More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Businessman, Rasheed Gbadamosi Dies At 72

By Dipo Awojobi – A former Minister of National Planning Dr. Rasheed Gbadamosi died on Wednesday in Lagos at 72. He had been living with the effect of the stroke he suffered for some time. The late Gbadamosi More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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How I Found Love’ -Benita Okojie

Remember the ‘Osemudiamen’ child singer, Benita Okojie? She is all grown up and walking down the aisle soon. Her beau, Olawale Adeyina met her while they both attended Redeemers University. The gospel More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Lawyer Jailed For Four Years For Money Laundering

KANO/By Dipo Awojobi – The Federal High Court Kano presided over by Justice Fatu Riman has sentenced a senior lawyer, Yakubu Mohammed Na-Allah, to four years imprisonment without the option of fine for offences More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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How First Bank Helped Ex- Defence Chief To Lodge $752, 000 Alleged Corruption Money

By Sadiq Umar – A Relationship Manager of First Bank, Fatima Dauda, on Monday told a Federal High Court how she assisted former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, opened and lodged the sum of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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Purchase Of N3.6Bn Exotic Cars By Lawmakers Is Insensitive To Nigerian Economy, Says Anti-Corruption Group

By Dipo Awojobi – The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL has condemned the purchase of vehicles by members of the House Of Representatives, describing it as a show of insensitivity to the current economic More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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Fani-Kayode Released From Prison, Seeks Medical Attention

By Dipo Awojobi – A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has been released from Kuje Prison. The media aide to the ex-minister, Mr. Jude Ndukwe, said this in a statement on Monday. According More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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Otodo-Gbame Community Protests To Lagos Assembly Over Destruction Of Property

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – Scores of residents of Otodo-Gbame Community in Lekki Area of Lagos State on Monday staged a protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly over alleged destruction of their properties More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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German Multinational Launches Scheme To Assist Nigerian Artisans

By Nuel Suji – Bosch, German multinational and one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology and services is set to launch a scheme that would assist Nigerian artisans to grow their businesses. The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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We Will Do Things Differently Now In Edo State -Obaseki

By Dipo Awojobi – The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that there would be no free money under his administration. Edo State Governor-elect He said that his administration would do things differently More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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APC Supporters March For Tinubu In Lagos

By Dipo Awojobi – The former Lagos State governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who has been facing marginalisation from forces within the party, on Saturday More...

By News Investigators On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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We Will Soon Deport Three Million Immigrants -Trump Vows

Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes More...

By News Investigators On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Ondo 2016: Appeal Court Dismisses Jimoh Ibrahim’s Petition

By Nuel Suji – An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application challenging its jurisdiction in the matter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidacy for Ondo State in the November More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Ambode Woos Agric Investors, Says Lagosians Consume N3 Billion Worth Of food Daily

By Dipo Awojobi – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said that investors willing to do business in the agricultural sector in the State can be rest assured of a ready market and returns More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Buhari Congratulates Trump, Says ‘We Can Work Together’

By Dipo Awojobi – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders in congratulating the United States President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the country’s election. At the same More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Donald Trump’s Presidential Acceptance Speech

Donald Trump gave a relatively low-key acceptance speech at the New York Hilton in Midtown early Wednesday morning, shortly after multiple outlets called the election in his favor and Hillary Clinton reportedly More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Trump Makes Victory Speech With Pledge In US Presidential Election

By Dipo Awojobi – The United States President elect, Donald Trump has pledged to unite America after his unexpected election as President. (Source: nbcnews) “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Final Reuters Poll Says Clinton Will Beat Trump To Become US President

By Dipo Awojobi – Just hours before Americans vote on Tuesday, the final poll by Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project shows that Democrat Hillary Clinton has about 90 percent chance of defeating Republican More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Profile of Sarkin Yaki, Late Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali

Hardly has a story of bravery evoked such passion in recent times amongst Nigerians as is being told of the Late Lt. Col. Muhammed Abu Ali, who died in confrontation with Boko Haram insurgents in the theatre of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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APC’s National Legal Adviser Steps Aside Over Allegedly Bribe

By Dipo Awojobi – The National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), has stepped aside to answer questions concerning his alleged bribing of a judge of the National More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, November 6th, 2016
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Man Rapes Goat To Death In Ondo

ONDO/By Dipo Awojobi – A middle aged man identified as Afolabi Bamidele was over the weekend allegedly caught having sex with a goat in Irun Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. It More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, November 6th, 2016
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Woman Who Waited 90 Years For Female President Dies After Voting For Hillary Clinton

By Dipo Awojobi – A photo of an Oregon woman who died just days after voting for Hillary Clinton has been shared by thousands of Facebook users. Anita Harris, who had been in a hospice for the past eight months, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, November 6th, 2016
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Obasa Commiserates With Agunbiade, Solaja Over Fathers’ Death

By Dipo Awojobi – The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has commiserated with two members of the House from Ikorodu constituencies who lost their fathers on Sunday. Speaker, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, November 6th, 2016
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Boko Haram Kills Senior Army Commander

By Dipo Awojobi – The dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, who recaptured the Baga town of Borno state from the Islamist sect in 2015. Sani Usman, Army spokesman, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Another Chibok Girl Rescued With Baby

By Dipo Awojobi – Barely three weeks after 21 Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram, one more girl has been set free. The girls were part of 200 female students abducted from Chibok, Borno State in 2014. An More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Nigerian Surgeon Who Operated On Unborn Baby Tells His Story

By Dipo Awojobi – Nigeria shone brightly on the global stage as the news broke early in the week of a successful surgery a team of medical doctors, led by Nigerian-born Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, carried on an More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Federal Government Employs 200,000 Graduates As Teachers, Agric Workers

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigerian government has employed 200, 000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers across the country. Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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U.S. Trains Nigerian Policemen On Fingerprint Analysis, Forensics

By Dipo Awojobi – The U.S. Government has trained 66 officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on fingerprint analysis and forensics. The training is to modernise the crime-fighting abilities and enhance More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Buhari Mourns Afenifere Chieftain, Olaniwun Ajayi

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to emulate the life of the late Yoruba leader, Pa Olaniwun Ajayi who died on Friday, saying the late nationalist “effectively combined More...

By News Investigators On Friday, November 4th, 2016
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Rivers APC Blames Wike, Akpabio, Others For Bribery Allegations Against Amaechi

By Nuel Suji – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has blamed Governor Nyesom Wike and Ifeanyi Okowa, his Delta State counterpart for the allegations of bribery leveled against Minister of More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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INEC Bows To Senate, Fixes Rivers Re-Run For Dec. 10

By Dipo Awojobi – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed December 10 for the conduct of the outstanding National and State Assembly elections in Rivers. The Senate had on Wednesday, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Mimiko’s Aides Join APC

By Dipo Awojobi – Two Special Assistants to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Wednesday resigned their appointments and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor of Ondo State Those who More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Ondo PDP: Jimoh Ibrahim’s Lawyer Withdraws From Appeal Case Over Unpaid Bills

By Sadiq Umar – Alex Izinyon, counsel to Jimoh Ibrahim, in the legal tussle over who will fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 26 Ondo state governorship election, has withdrawn More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Woman Dies After Sex With Lover Who Drank Sex Enhancement Herb

OYO/By Dipo Awojobi – A 50-year-old man, Fatai Busari has been remanded in Agodi Prison by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan for allegedly causing the death of his concubine. The Prosecutor, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Buhari Approves Eight New Private Universities

By Dipo Awojobi – The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the establishment of eight new private universities for the country. According to Punch, the decision was taken at a meeting of the council More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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APC Group Backs Oyegun, Says Timi Frank Comments “Harmful”

By Nuel Suji – Leaders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday described the action of the Deputy Publicity Secretary of the Party, Comrade Timi Frank as harmful to the country’s democracy. APC’s More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Ondo PDP Tussle: Appeal Court Constitutes New Panel

By Sadiq Umar – The President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday constituted a new panel to hear the appeals on the leadership tussle in the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Arik Air Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Plans To Increase Fleet To 52 Aircraft

By Dipo Awojobi – One of Nigeria’s leading airlines, Arik Air on Monday celebrated its 10th anniversary with the addition of a new Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft to its fleet. The Managing Director of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Speak Out Against INEC Injustice In Ondo Now, Group Urges Pro-democracy, Right Activists

AKURE/By Alaba Ajibade – The Coalition for Stable Democracy (CSD) has expressed concern over what it called the “suspicious silence” of the pro-democracy movement and right groups on the controversial More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Lagos Assembly Advises Ambode On Planned Demolition Of Riverine Shanties

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to reconsider its planned demolition of shanties and slums in the riverine areas across the state. Governor More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Bishop Kukah Visits EFCC, Prays For Obanikoro, Abati, Fani-Kayode

By Dipo Awojobi – Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev’d Matthew Kukah, on Monday visited the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, where he prayed for some detained More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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EFCC Re-Arraigns Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu Over Money Laundering

By Dipo Awojobi – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday charged former Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia with money laundering before a Federal High Court in Lagos. The former governor is More...