Date archive forDecember, 2016
By News Investigators On Friday, December 30th, 2016
0 Comments

Southern Kaduna Killings: CAN Blasts Buhari, Says His Silence Smacks Complicity

By Jackson Udeani – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Friday expressed disappointment over what it described as President Muhammadu Buhari’s “silence in the ongoing genocide” in southern Kaduna, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 30th, 2016
0 Comments

Abia’s New Speaker Resigns, Chikwendu Kalu, Emerges As Replacement

AMUAHIA/By Jackson Udeani – Less than 24 hours after his emergence as Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Kennedy Njoku, has resigned his appointment to pave way for the election of Chikwendu Kalu as More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 30th, 2016
0 Comments

Kupolokun Heads Ondo Transition Committee

AKURE/By Nuel Suji – Ondo State Governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu has appointed a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Funsho Kupolokun as the chairman of his More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
0 Comments

Boko Haram Fighters Are Infiltrating Communities -Deputy Gov. Cries Out

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Adamawa State Government has raised alarm over a development in which fighters of the Boko Haram who are on the run from Sambisa forest are now infiltrating some communities in the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
0 Comments

Defence Hqtrs Says No Foreigner Was Arrested, As It Clears Sambisa Forest –

By Ibrahim Imam – The Defence headquarters has denied reports that foreign fighters were arrested during its final battle to clear the Boko Haram insurgents’ stronghold in Sambisa forest. Some media, especially More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
0 Comments

Arik Faults NCAA Over N6million Fine

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s largest Airline operator, Arik Air, on Wednesday faulted what it called “unprofessional” act of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in levying a N6million fine against More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
0 Comments

Black American Billionaire Pledges Scholarship For Chibok Girls

By Dipo Awojobi – A black American billionaire, Robert Smith, has volunteered to sponsor the education of 24 girls from Chibok Community, including the 21 recently rescued Chibok schoolgirls. The beneficiaries More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
0 Comments

I Could’ve Defeated Trump, Says Obama

By Dipo Awojobi – Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama said he could have defeated Republican Donald Trump in the November 8 presidential election if he had run against him. Obama told his former senior adviser More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
0 Comments

Fayose: Your Mouth May Land You In Jail, Says Prophet Who Predicts T.B Joshua ‘II Die In 2017

By Dipo Awojobi – A Lagos prophet, Olagorioye Faleyimu has warned Ekiti governor Ayodele Fayose to watch his utterances or he would land in jail in the coming year. Dr. Faleyimu who is the founder of Mountain More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 26th, 2016
0 Comments

Arase Writes IGP, Says Abubakar, Abba Also Left With “Vehicular Entitlements”

By Dipo Awojobi – The immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has advised his successor, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to avoid engaging in acts that could bring any past occupant of that office to More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 26th, 2016
0 Comments

Our Christmas Wish List

President Nigerian Guild of Editors By Funk Egbemode I was all set to write something hard and political until Maupe Ogun reviewed my back page in New Telegraph on Channels and reminded me on live television to More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 26th, 2016
0 Comments

Russian Military Plane Disappears From Radar With Dozens On Board

A Russian Defence Ministry flight carrying dozens of people has vanished from the radar screens after departing from the resort city of Sochi, Russian media reported on Sunday, citing preliminary findings. A total More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 25th, 2016
0 Comments

Nigerian Breweries, Kara Market On Fire

By Dipo Awojobi – There was a fire outbreak today at the empty bottle compound of the Lagos plant of Nigerian Breweries Plc in Iganmu, Lagos. According to the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian breweries, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
0 Comments

Army Raises Alarm About Boko Haram Member’s Escape To Towns

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Army says some terrorists have escaped their base in Sambisa forest in Borno State to various parts of the country. Even as reports said 80 percent of the forest which has been More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
0 Comments

Fayose Gives 22 “Predictions” For 2017, Says A Former Head Of State May Die

By Dipo Awojobi – Just as he did in 2015, when he predicted 20 things that will be experienced in 2016, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has once again predicted about 22 things that would happen in More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
0 Comments

DSS Accuses Wike, Saraki’s Aide Of Plot To Distabilise Abuja, It’s Not True, Says Rivers Governor

By Sadiq Umar – The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised an alarm over an alleged plot to cause mayhem and a complete breakdown of law and order in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The DSS, Thursday More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
0 Comments

FG Declares 3-Days Public Holiday For Christmas, New Year

By Nuel Suji – The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday December 26 and Tuesday 27, 2016 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Christmas and Boxing Day respectively. Similarly, Monday, January 2, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
0 Comments

Ibori Freed From UK Prison, Holds Thanksgiving Session

By Sadiq Umar – Following his release from jail in the United Kingdom, the former Delta State Governor, James Onanafe has held a thanksgiving session in his London home. Mr. Ibori who has spent 6years of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
0 Comments

Senate’s Rejection Of Ibrahim Magu Is Official, Says Senate Spokesman

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed its decision rejecting the nomination of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, saying it remains the official More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
0 Comments

Firms Signs $150m Joint Dev Agreement For Solar Energy Production In Jigawa

By Nuel Suji – A solar energy firm, Nova Scotia has signed a deal to produce 200,000megawatt per year of electricity to help Nigeria increase its generation capacity. The investment in solar energy plant is More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 19th, 2016
0 Comments

Buhari Orders Probe Of SGF, Babachir Lawal

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered investigation into accusations of wrongdoing leveled against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal. Secretary to the More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
0 Comments

Supreme Court Judgement: Prayers Can Move Mountains Says Bindow

By Dan Garba – The Governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow said weekend in Yola that it is the prayers of Adamawa people that made Supreme Court to dismiss the legal battle over governorship More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
0 Comments

PMB At 74: Peace Shuttle In Birthday Week

By Femi Adesina What a helluva week for a man who turns 74 today. In one day, in his birthday week, he flew from Abuja to Monrovia, from there to Freetown, and then to Banjul, in The Gambia. He held meetings lasting More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
0 Comments

National Judicial Council Dismisses Judge, Compulsorily Retires Another

By Dipo Awojobi – The National Judicial Council of Nigeria, NJC, has recommended the dismissal of Justice Ugbo Ononogbo of the Abia State High Court of Justice, even as it approved the immediate compulsory More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
0 Comments

Why Senate Rejects Magu As Substantive EFCC Chairman

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), citing security reports as reason for its decision. Mr. Magu More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
0 Comments

Presidency Pledges Payment Of Super Falcons’ Allowances Within 48-Hours

By Sadiq Umar – At last, respite may have come the way of the Super Falcon following a firm promise by the Presidency to pay their $25,000 allowance after Wednesday morning protest. The players had converged More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
0 Comments

Pay More Attention To Inmates’ Achievements, Prison Boss Charges Info. Officers

By Nuel Suji – The Controller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed has charged information officers of the Service to pay greater attention to the exploits of inmates in education, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
0 Comments

For The Record: President Buhari’s 2017 Budget Address To The Joint Session Of National Assembly

It is my pleasure to present the 2017 Budget Proposals to this distinguished Joint Assembly: the Budget of Recovery and Growth. We propose that the implementation of the Budget will be based on our Economic Recovery More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
0 Comments

President Buhari Presents N7.298trn 2017 Budget To National Assembly

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2017 appropriation bill to the National Assembly. Buhari laying the 2016 budget proposal on the table at a joint session of National Assembly. The More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
0 Comments

EFCC To Appeal Court Judgment On Fayose’s Accounts

By Dipo Awojobi – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday faulted an order by a Federal High Court asking it to defreeze the bank accounts of Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti. The court sitting More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
0 Comments

Bindow Flags Off Construction Of UNHCR’s 100 Housing Units For IDPs

YOLA/By Dan Garba – Adamawa State Governor, Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow has on Monday flag off the construction of 100 housing estate for the internally displaced persons in the state. Governor of Adamawa The More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
0 Comments

Why We Want Pension For Speaker, Deputy Speaker -Lagos Lawmaker

LAGOS/By Dipo Awojobi – A Lagos State House of Assembly lawmaker, Hon. Tunde Braimoh has defended the proposal for pension for Speaker and Deputy Speaker, saying the law was meant to take care of the leaders More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
0 Comments

Buhari’s Waning Popularity ‘ll Put APC Under Pressure In 2017 – Report

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari’s rising unpopularity will place the All Progressive Congress (APC) under increasing pressure and without a bounce in the oil price, fiscal and sovereign risks More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
0 Comments

Breaking: MMM Freezes Accounts Of Nigerian Participants

By Dipo Awojobi – The hope of Nigerians planning to draw cash for the Yuletide celebrations from the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) scheme, may have been dashed as the alleged Ponzi scheme has frozen accounts More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 12th, 2016
0 Comments

2017 Budget ‘ll Bring Back Prosperity To Our Nation, Buhari Assures Nigerians

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the 2017 Budget proposals will contain measures that would return Nigeria to the path of economic prosperity. Mr. Buhari gave the assurance More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 12th, 2016
0 Comments

Congratulate Me Now, Abe Tells Wike

By Nuel Suji – Senator-elect for the Rivers East senatorial district, Magnus Abe, has called on the State Governor, Nyesom Wike to accept the result of the last Saturday re-run elections by congratulating More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 9th, 2016
0 Comments

UPDATE: Madagali Council Chairman Calls For Urgent Rescue Action

By Dan Garba,Yola – The Adamawa State Police Command on Friday confirmed the incidence of twin bomb blasts that rocked Madagali central market in which scores of persons were reportedly killed, just as the More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 9th, 2016
0 Comments

Rivers Re-Run: Lagos Lawmaker Urges Politicians To Embrace Peace

By Dipo Awojobi – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Hon. Victor Akande on Friday appealed to politicians in Rivers to remember poor masses and prevent violence on Saturday’s More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 9th, 2016
0 Comments

Self-Employment: 13, 000 Sellers Participate In Jumia Black Friday Sales

By Nuel Suji – Over 13,000 sellers on the Jumia platform on Friday participated in 2016 Jumia Black Friday annual sales with sellers offering up to 70% discounts. The sellers, sales agents and community of More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 9th, 2016
0 Comments

BREAKING: Scores Feared Dead As Twin Blasts Hit Adamawa

By Dipo Awojobi – Twin explosions have hit Madagali in Adamawa State, with scores feared dead, witnesses said Friday. The attack occurred at a busy market early Friday. Details of casualties are still expected. Madagali More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 9th, 2016
0 Comments

Senate Reschedules Screening, Confirmation Of EFCC Chairman To Dec. 15

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate has postponed the screening and confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, to December15. The shift from December 8 More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
0 Comments

Senate ‘ll Pass Petroleum Industry Bill In Tranches, Saraki Assures

By Nuel Suji – President of the Senate Bukola Saraki on Wednesday said that National Assembly would pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in tranches as a way out of its non-passage for the past eight years. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
0 Comments

Buhari Inaugurates INEC Commissioners

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated six National Electoral Commissioners, each representing the existing geo-political zones for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
0 Comments

40 Passengers Feared Dead In Pakistan Plane Crash

By Dipo Awojobi – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with more than 40 people on board has crashed in the north of the country. Flight PK-661 “lost contact with the control tower on its way from More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
0 Comments

Ethic Nationalities Forum Protests Against Prosecution‎ Of Ex-President Jonathan’s Family

By Nuel Suji – A group under the auspices of Coalition of Ethic‎ Nationalities on Wednesday kicked against what it termed the “persecution of former first Lady, Patience Jonathan by the Economic and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

Stop Making Expensive Demand, Buhari Tells Nigerian Elite

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Nigerian elite to stop insisting that things should be done the ‘old way’, which impoverished the nation. Mr. Buhari said his administration More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

On Louis Odion’s Poorly Executed Hatchet Job On Governor Mimiko

By Imefv Efuda   The piece by Louis Odion is emblematic of the new low to which journalism has fallen in Nigeria. This is a piece penned by a senior journalist who, evidently bereft of facts, decided to regale More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers Who Murdered Dangote Employee

By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigerian police said they have arrested three of the kidnappers who murdered one of the employees of Dangote Group and kidnapped five other expatiates of the conglomerate. The police More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

Ghanaians Are Fully Ready For December 7 Elections, Says ECOWAS Observer, Abatemi-Usman

By Nuel Suji – A member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observer mission to the 2016 general elections of Ghana holding on December 7, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has said that More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

Soyinka To Hold Private Funeral On Trump’s Inauguration Day

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he will hold a private funeral on January 20 when United States President-elect, Donald Trump, is inaugurated as President to mark the death of Nigeria’s common sense. Soyinka, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

Ambode Mourns Kuforiji-Olubi, First Female ICAN President

By Dipo Awojobi – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday expressed shock and sadness over the death of foremost accountant and a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi. Dr. More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

Don’t Blame Me For Your Frustration, Farida Tells Ribadu

By Dipo Awojobi – Ex-chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs Farida Waziri has cautioned the defeated 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

NYSC DG Orders Investigation Into Death Of Corps Members

By Dipo Awojobi – The DG of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Sule Z Kazaure, has set up a high-powered committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the death of three Corps members, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
0 Comments

Dangote’s Liaison With Kidnappers Murdered, Body Dumped In Gutter

By Dipo Awojobi – Istifanus Bello Gurama, a senior strategist with Dangote Industries Limited, who was reportedly kidnapped three weeks ago, has been murdered. Security sources said Gurama’s body was found More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 4th, 2016
0 Comments

Sanusi Goofed On CBN, FG Borrowing Claim, Says Presidency

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency has dismissed claims by the former Central Bank Governor and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi that the federal government has violated the CBN Act through illegal fund sourcing, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 4th, 2016
0 Comments

Sacking Of Over 200 Staff Of Federal University Dutsinma: Matters Arising

By Jacob Onjewu Dickson The unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable as the country must remain one indivisible country and progress on that threshold to become a world power in the future. That is the belief of majority More...