Date archive forFebruary, 2017
By News Investigators On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Anti-Graft War Has So Far Yielded N57.9Bn, $666M, Says Malami

By Sadiq Umar – The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says the Justice ministry has recovered the whopping sum of N57.9 billion as well as $666.676. Mr. Malami made More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Air Force Pounds Boko Haram Hideout Near Gwoza

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has successfully struck a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) location at Tagoshe/Mandara Mountain general area about 10km Southwest of Gwoza in Northern Borno. Intelligence report by More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Adamawa LG Allocates 250 Hectares For Rice Production

ADAMAWA/By Tom Garba, Yola – The Chairman of Fufore Local Government of Adamawa, Wakili Boya, says the Council has allocated 250 hectares of land for rice production. Boya made this known  in an interview More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Nigerian Cannot Survive Without Christians, Muslims, Says Gowon

By Tom Garba, Yola – Former military Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd.) says Nigeria cannot survive without the corporate support and help of both the two major religions worshipers in the country. He More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Hidden Loots: EFCC Recovers 17 Exotic Vehicles From Former Customs Boss, Abdullahi Dikko

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday announced the recovery of 17 “exotic vehicles’’ in a warehouse belonging to a former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde. EFCC’s More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Money Offered Justice Ademola Was Personal Donation, Says Buhari’s Lawyer

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari’s Lawyer Kola Awodein (SAN) who allegedly offered the sum of N500,000 to Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High in Abuja, in a subtle attempt to compromise him More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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TETFund Earmarks N213.4bn For Public Tertiary Institutions As Intervention Projects

By Nuel Suji – The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to spend a total of N213,418,124,493.75 on intervention projects in tertiary institutions More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Mubi Polytechnic Quits ASUP

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Mubi Chapter has withdrawn its activities from its national body. Mr Martins Bunu, the chairman of the chapter made this known on Tuesday More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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CBN Injects $370.9m Into FOREX Market

By Nuel Suji – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday, carried out wholesale interventions in the interbank FOREX market by providing a total sum of $370,810,810.79 to 23 banks to meet the visible and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Adamawa NDLEA Confiscates 497.5kg Of Cannabis

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Adamawa state Command of the Nigerian Drugs Law enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized cannabis weighing 497.5kilogramme. Adamawa state Commander, Yakubu Kibo, disclosed on Tuesday More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Employment Racket : Police Nabbed Two In Adamawa

ADAMAWA/By Tom Garba, Yola – Two fraudsters issuing fake appointment letters to those seeking teaching appointments in public schools in Adamawa state have been arrested. The Executive Secretary Post Primary More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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VIEWPOINT: How French’s Next Presidential Election Can Modify France/Africa Relations?

By Dr. Mehenou Amouzou From the slavery that lasted a little more than four centuries, to the colonization and independence tailored to sculptor African countries, Africa has supposedly passed from a “primitive More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Fresh Attack: Gunmen Kill 14 Persons In Kaduna

By Dipo Awojobi – Unknown gunmen on Monday killed 14 persons and injured many others, in a fresh attack on Ashim village in the Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Mr Alexander More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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2019: Atiku Group Embarks On Enlightenment For Kaduna Electorates

By Ibrahim Imam – A group known as Atiku Care Foundation, Kaduna state chapter has vowed to carry out enlightenment in the 7,485 polling units in the state before the 2019 general elections. According to More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Release Of Suspected Terrorists By Military, Adamawa Stakeholders Is Prolonging Insurgency -Madagali Youths Cry Out

By Tom Garba, Yola – Youths of Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa state have said that the reason behind unabated Boko Haram attacks in their areas was because of the undue influence of some stakeholders More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Makarfi, PDP Governors, Others Summon Meeting To Tackle Modu-Sheriff

By Sadiq Umar – The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has summoned a meeting to discuss “crucial party matters” concerning last Friday Appeal Court ruling that granted recognition More...

By News Investigators On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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PDP Leadership Tussle: Appeal Court Declares Ali Modu-Sheriff Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has declared Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Ruling on the leadership tussle that More...

By News Investigators On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Real Reasons Why AMCON Took Over Arik Air

Emerging facts have revealed the lack of financial discipline, corruption tendencies and general recklessness on the part of the Management of the Arik Air leading to the alleged bankruptcy and the eventual takeover More...

By News Investigators On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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BREAKING: 3 Dead, 48 Rescued As Luxury Bus Plunged Into River Early Morning In Lagos

By Nuel Suji – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Friday that nine survivors are being attended to at Lagos State Emergency Trauma at Toll Gate, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The Agency said More...

By News Investigators On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Senate Slams DMO For Rejecting Debt Relief Option, As Nigeria Debt Reaches N17.3Trillion

By Nuel Suji – The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Thursday disclosed that Nigeria’s total debt profile office has risen to N17.36trillion or $57.39billion as at December 31, 2016, even as the Senate slammed More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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CBN Denies Query Report On Emefiele, Says No Dealing With Individual On FOREX Sale

By Nuel Suji – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied reports that the Governor of the apex bank was queried over issues relating to the sale of foreign exchange, even as it dismissed insinuations that More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Ekiti Failed To Comply With Budget Support Facility, FG Replies Fayose

By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Government (FG) has faulted claims by the Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose on non-payment of January allocation, accusing the State of failing to comply with the Budget Support More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Six Lagos Assembly PDP Lawmakers Defect To APC

By Dipo Awojobi – Six out of eight PDP lawmakers at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday officially announced their defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) citing outstanding performance More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Let Buhari Supervise, Let Osinbajo Run Government, Says Aisha Yesufu

By Dipo Awojobi – The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to carry on with a delegated assignment of governance saying More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Fayose Visits Finance Ministry, Demands Payment Of N1.1Bn Allocation

By Dipo Awojobi – The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday visited the headquarters of the ministry of finance and demanded the release of the state’s N1.1bn budget support facility for More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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FG Neglected South-West In 2017 Budget -Fayose

By Dipo Awojobi – The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged Southwest governors to protect regional interest and the socio-economic development of the people. Lamenting that the 2017 Budget of the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Dangote Sets To Launch 25,000 Hectares Of Rice Farming Scheme in Sokoto

By Nuel Suji – By end of 2017, Dangote Rice will have 25,000 Hectares of rice cultivation across 3 sites in Northern Nigeria Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group is set to launch in Sokoto. Sokoto state More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Whistle-Blower Policy Is Yielding, Says F.G. As Another $151million, N8billion ‘Loots’ Discovered

By Sadiq Umar – The recent Federal Government’s Whistle-blower policy has started yielding fruit with the recovery of the sum of US$151 million and N8 billion looted funds, Information and Culture Minister, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Ondo APC “Spokesman” Gets Knocks Over Parting Gift Rumour

AKURE/By Alaba Ajibade – The Ondo state Government has dismissed as untrue accusation by the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress in the state, Abayomi Adesanya  that it was planning to give More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Customs Donates Seized Items To IDPs In Adamawa

ADAMAWA/By Tom Garba, Yola – Seized items comprising foodstuffs and others seized have been donated to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa state. Presenting the items at a ceremony Thursday More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Adamawa Organizes 3-Day Prayers For Buhari

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Adamawa state Governor, Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, has urged Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari for God to give him a speedy recovery, even as he planned a 3-day prayer session More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Presidency Submits Onnoghen’s Name To Senate For Confirmation

By Sadiq Umar – Hon. Justice W.S. Onnoghen’s name has been sent to the Senate for confirmation as the next CJN, the President has said in a tweet. The disclosure on the official twitter handle of the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Why Federal Polytechnics Mubi, Damaturu Can’t Join ASUP Strike Action

By Dr. Ijasini John TEKWA In recent times, industrial strike actions have been adapted as a noble option for settling industrial disputes in Nigeria. This time, it is the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Saraki Appoints Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Chief Of Staff

By Sadiq Umar – Senate President, Bukola Saraki has appointed Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and  Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Stakeholders Carpet House Committee Over Centenary City Probe

By Sadiq Umar – The House of Representatives Committee investigating the alleged discrepancies in the handling of the Centenary City Project Tuesday proceeded with the public hearing but not without strong More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Six Lagos PDP Lawmakers Set To Defect To APC

By Dipo Awojobi – Six out of the eight lawmakers from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Lagos State House of Assembly are set to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Sources close to the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Senate Receives Buhari’s Letter On Leave Extension

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter, informing it of decision to extend his earlier 10-day leave in the United Kingdom (UK) to enable him conclude More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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LESSON FROM ABROAD: No. 1 Central Document Focuses On Farming For 14th Year In A Row

Minister of Agriculture Agriculture, rural communities, and farmer-related issues have been the highlights of China’s “No. 1 Central Document” for the 14th year in a row. This year, the policy document was More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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President ‘ll Return After Doctor Certified Test Results, Says Osinbajo

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the nation that President Muhammadu Buhari would return home upon his doctor advice when he would have got his medical result certified. Prof More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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BREAKING: Buhari Extends Vacation Indefinitely, Writes National Assembly

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his vacation indefinitely to enable him receive the results of medical tests. A statement by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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Kaduna @ 100: Arewa Artistes Storm Ahmadu Bello Stadium For ‘Greatness Walk’

KADUNA/By Sadiq Umar – The Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna came alive on Saturday morning as hundreds of creative artistes from all over Northern Nigeria converged for a Peace Walk to commemorate the 100th year More...

By News Investigators On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Airport Closure: Lufthansa Quits Abuja Route, German Biggest Carrier Declines Kaduna Option

By Nuel Suji – Deutsche Lufthansa AG became the first airline to announce that it will suspend flights serving the Nigerian capital Abuja while the city’s airport is closed for repairs, rather than switch More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Police Vow To Stop Anti-Buhari Protest

By Sadiq Umar – Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Fatai Owoseni has vowed that the State Police Command will not allow the mass protest scheduled to hold in four states against by the popular musician More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Senate Demands Urgent Composition Of Customs Board, Says Hammed Ali, Customs’ C.G. Must Wear Uniform

By Nuel Suji – The Senate has directed the immediate composition of the board of the Nigerian Customs Services, saying the Comptroller General, Hammed Ali (rtd.) cannot continue to unilaterally carry out the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Navy Seizes Crude Oil, Diesel Worth N420 Billion In 2016

The Nigerian Navy says it confiscated crude oil and diesel worth N420billion in 2016 from suspected illegal oil smugglers. The Chief of the Naval Staff, (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, made the disclosure during More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Andy Uba Defects To APC

Dipo Awojobi – Senator Andy Uba has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress. This is coming weeks after Ken Nnamani, Orji Uzor Kalu and top politicians from South East dumped More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Peterside, NIMASA DG Mourns Rivers CP Odesanya

​By Nuel Suji – The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has described the death of serving Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Francis More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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UPDATE: Five UN Boundary Officials Killed In Nigeria-Cameroon Border

By Tom Garba, Yola – Suspected bandits in Komcha village of the Republic of Cameroon  killed five officials of the International Boundary Committee set up by the United Nations on a delineation mission of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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British Secret Service Looking After Buhari, Says UK-Based Nigerian

By Tom Garba – A Nigerian residing in the United Kingdom (UK), Digi Wadzani has reaffirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is hale and hearty, even as he disclosed that the President is under the watch of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Ogun Assembly Passes Bill Upgrading MAPOLY To University Of Technology

ABEOKUTA/By Dipo Awojobi – The Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill upgrading Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) to a University of Science and Technology. Mr Adeyinka Mafe, the Majority Leader, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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BREAKING: Two White Men, Five Others Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Adamawa

ADAMAWA/By Tom Garba, Yola – Two white men who are believed to be contractors and five officials of the Adamawa state Ministry of Land and Survey were reportedly killed in a village of Toungo Local government More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Federal Lawmakers Demand Immediate Confirmation Of Justice Walter Onnoghen As CJN

By Sadiq Umar – The federal lawmakers from Cross Rivers State on Tuesday demanded the immediate confirmation of Justice Samuel Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), wondering why it has taken More...