Date archive forMay, 2017
By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Senate Condemns Alleged Rape, Killings By Herdsmen In Edo

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Wednesday condemned the recent alleged rape and killings of two women,on a farmland located in Ewu Community, Esan Central Local Government of Edo State by suspected Fulani herdsmen President More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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INEC, Others Kick Against Political Debate Commission

By Nuel Suji – Move by the Senate to make the platform for Nigerian Political Party Debate a full fledge Commission failed Wednesday when major stakeholders led by the Independent National Electoral Commission More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Osinbajo Signs Laws To Ease Access To Credit Facility

By Nuel Suji – The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Tuesday signed into law two bills that would ultimately facilitate easy access to credit facility, especially for small business owners. The bills which More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Senate Halts Consessioning Of Port Harcourt Refinery, Probes $15Billion Contract

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate has set up a 7-man ad-hoc committee to probe the alleged questionable concession of the Port Harcourt Refinery to AGIP and OANDO oil firms. The concession was carried out by the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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Nigeria Will Rise Again, Osinbajo Assures

By Sadiq Umar – Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the pains arising from economy would soon be over, saying the country is on the rise to greateness as the economy is fast responding More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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APC, PDP Politicians Are All Guilty Of Leadership Ineptitude, Says Abba Moro

By Nuel Suji – A former Minister of Interior, Patrick Abba Moro has blamed politicians for their failure to meet the expectations of Nigerians in the 18 years of democratic rule, emphasizing however that democracy More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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June 12 Is Our Democracy Day Not May 29, Group Declares

By Sadiq Umar – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected May 29 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, arguing that the June 12, 1993 election day described by both local and international observers as the freest More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Usman, AbdulRahman, Nwakpa Get Board Chairmanship Appointment

By Sadiq Umar – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointments of Ali Usman and Dikko Aliyu AbdulRahman and Chairman of the National Pension Commission and Governing Board of the Bank of Industry More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Ramadan: Aisha Buhari Distributes Food Items To Adamawa Women

By Tom Garba, Yola – Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari on Friday distributed food items worth millions of Naira to women groups in Yola, Adamawa state capital as a support gesture for the Ramadan fasting More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Kogi APC, Melaye, Others Demand Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Resignation Over Double Voter’s Registration Allegation

By Nuel Suji – The Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Kogi state‎, Haddy Amoto‎, Friday demanded the immediate resignation of the Governor, Yahaya Bello over the allegation of double voter’s More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Benue LG Polls: Moro Accuses BSIEC Of Plot To Rig Election For APC

By Sadiq Umar – A former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has accused the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) of plot to deprive the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of participation in the More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Senate Scraps PPRA, DPR, PEF

…as Upper Chamber Passes PIGB after 10 years By Nuel Suji – The Senate has passed into law the Petroleum Industrial Governance Bill (PIGB), scrapping subsidiary agencies like the Department of Petroleum More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Why Made-In-Nigeria Will Give Small Businesses A Boost

By Nuel Suji – The Federal Government should be commended for putting the spotlight on local manufacturers through initiatives such as the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days and an Executive Order compelling state More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Monarch Urges Buhari To Put More Funds In Agriculture, Solid Mineral Sectors

By Tom Garba – Feny Fwa, a traditional ruler and acting Murum Mbula has urged President Buhari to put more funds in Agriculture and solid mineral sectors as measures to attain economic growth. Minister of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Nigerian Senators Express Despair Over Power Supply

By Nuel Suji – Nigerian Senators on Wednesday stated that there is no solution insight to epileptic power problem across the country. The federal lawmakers made the assertion while debating the burden of over-billing More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Tone Down On Rumoured Coup Plot, Presidency Tells Politicians

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency has urged Nigerians to tone down on the rumoured military coup plans, saying the comments by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai was a mere routine warning from the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Ex-Convict, James Ibori, Wins £1 In UK Court Over Two Days Delayed Imprisonment

By Nuel Suji – Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 for being unlawfully detained in the UK. Ibori was due to be released from prison on 20 December but instead More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Let Justice To Take Its Course, EFCC Tells Protesters

PORTHARCOURT/By Jackson Udeani – The South-South Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ishaq Salihu has urged protesters to allow justice to serve in the on-going prosecution of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Bayelsa Group Accuses Dickson Of Intentionally Neglecting Ex-President Jonathan’s Community

YENEGOA/By Nuel Suji- Bayelsa Network of Progressives on Thursday described as uncharitable, statement credited to the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, describing the six years of the Presidency of Dr More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Gateway Trade Fair: OGUNCCIMA Lauds Dangote Group’s Collaboration

By Nuel Suji – The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has commended the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) for its giant strides in economic More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Chibok Girls Reunite With Families In Abuja

By Nuel Suji – The 82 Chibok school girls freed by the Boko Haram terrorists were on Saturday reunited with their families in Abuja. The 82 girls, who were regained freedom a forth night ago were part of the More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Another Suicide Attack On UNIMAID, Bomber Killed

By Sadiq Umar – Another suicide bomber on Saturday detonated his improvised Explosive Device (IED) outside the perimeter fencing of the University of Maiduguri, Borno state, killing only himself in the incident. This More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Senate Probes Alleged Lopsided ‎Recruitment In DSS

By Nuel Suji – The Nigerian Senate has commenced investigation into the alleged lop-sidedness in the recruitment of Cadet officers into the Department of State Services (DSS). The President of the Senate, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Adamawa Customs Command Destroys Expired Foreign Rice, Vows To Block All Leakages

ADAMAWA/By Tom Garba – The Nigeria Customs Service Area Command of Adamawa and Taraba has vowed to remain resolute in blocking all areas of leakages, facilitate legitimate trade and ensure the security of More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Elumelu, African Leaders Commend AFC On World Class Governance Standards

By News Investigators – Chairman, United Bank for Africa Plc, Tony O. Elumelu, has hailed the African Finance Corporation on its various initiatives and contributions targeted towards supporting African economies More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Senate Gives Buhari 2-Weeks Ultimatum To Submit Budget Of CBN, NNPC, Other MDAs

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to submit budget of Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and 36 ‎others not later than two weeks. The decision More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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Alleged $5 billion Tax Fraud: Senate Summons FIRS, CBN, Chevron Others

By Nuel Suji – The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday summoned the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) and Chevron Nigeria More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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How Badeh Paid Own Companies Over N157m Without Contract Papers, Says Witness

By Nuel Suji – A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kenneth Uchechuchukwu Osokogu, on Tuesday, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how the Defence Headquarters More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Jonathan’s Wife Storms Book Launch On Anti-Corruption, Na’Abba Blames Government For Corrupt Practices

By Nuel Suji – The immediate past first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Monday stormed the venue of the launching of a book on anti-corruption in style even as participants at the event greeted her presence More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Edo Plans Technical Com’tee On Okpekpe Marathon

By Nuel Suji – Edo state government is to set up a technical committee to plan a three year development programme for the Okpekpe 10 kilometer road race ahead of the May 12 date already set aside for next More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Troops Arrest Suspected Boko Haram Terrorist, Kidnappers

By Sadiq Umar – The Defence headquarters said Troops of Forward Operation Base, Fika, on routine patrol early Sunday arrested a suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorist, named Bala Ibrahim aged 30 years at Fika. A More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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TETFUND Vows To Make Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Globally Competitive

By Nuel Suji – The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) says it is determined to continue to improve the quality of tertiary education in Nigeria and to make them globally competitive through execution More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Ensure Compliance On Mahmud’s Sack, Group Urges CJN

By Sadiq Umar – The Centre for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) has called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, to immediately ensure compliance with the ruling of the Federal High More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Why We Initiated Okpekpe 10 Km International Marathon -Oshiomhole

By Nuel Suji –  Ahead of the 2017 Okpekpe 10 kilometer marathon race scheduled for Saturday May 13, Edo state deputy governor Comrade Philip Shiabu Thursday declared open, school pupils sports programme, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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NASS Passes N7.441Billion, Earmarks N125 For Senate, Reps

By Sadiq Umar – The National Assembly on Thursday passed the 2017 Appropriation budget sum of  N7,441,175,486,758, even as it disclosed that it would spend N125billion as its estimate budget this year. Buhari More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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View From Abroad: Chibok Release And Boko Haram’s Strategy

By Amb. John Campbell Boko Haram’s release of eighty-two girls to the Nigerian government appears to be part of its strategy to maximize the value of the Chibok kidnapping victims. According to The Guardian, Boko More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Awo: Thirty Years After And The True Measure Of A Man

By Rotimi Opeyeoluwa I don’t want funeral songs to be sung at my funeral because I won’t die. I will (only) change my life and life after this life and I believe that when I shed off this bodily shell, I would More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Why I Visited Osinbajo -Former Vice President Sambo

By Sadiq Umar- Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with former vice president, Namadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa. The meeting, which took place at the vice-presidential wing of the villa, started More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Letter To Senate: Buhari Fails To Address Osinbajo As Acting President

By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari‎ has said the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would coordinate the government activities in his absence, even as Senator Mao Ohuabunwa kicked against ambiguity in Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Senate Vows To Pass 2017 Budget on Thursday

By Nuel Suji – The Senate has resolved to pass the 2017 Budget this week Thursday, even as it received the long-awaited report on the budget from its committees on appropriations and finance. President of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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UBA’s REDTV Partners NollywoodWeek Film Festival Ahead Of Kick Off Of Its 5th Edition

By Sadiq Umar – The NollywoodWeek Film Festival has announced a strategic partnership with UBA’s REDTV ahead of the 5th edition of the festival which takes place in Paris from May 11-14th, 2017. The Director More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 7th, 2017
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Cross Rivers Senator, John Enoh, Dumps PDP For APC

By Nuel Suji – The senator representing Cross River Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, John Owan Enoh, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressive Congress More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, May 7th, 2017
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Buhari Jets Out To London For Medical Follow-up

By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari has traveled to London tonight for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors, the Presidency has said.   A statement by Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Immunization: Edo Deputy Gov Urges Parents To Make Their Children Available

BENIN CITY/By Sadiq Umar – Edo state Deputy Governor and chairman, Edo State Task Force on Immunization, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu has urged parents, particularly mothers to make their children within the age More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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BREAKING: Another 82 Chibok Girls Regain Freedom

By Nuel Suji – The Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, has released a batch of more than 80 of the Chibok high school girls who were abducted in mid-April 2014, Saharareporters, an online news platform has More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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We Want A Guaranteed Future For Edo People -Dep Gov

BENIN CITY/By Nuel Suji –  Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, has restated the commitment of the present administration towards the provision of quality public school infrastructure More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Cabal In Presidency Plans To Implicate, Detain Me, Dep. Senate President Cries Out

…PDP Senate Caucus condemns plan By Nuel Suji – The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has raised an alarm over an alleged grand plan by those he described as cabal in the Presidency to use the Economic More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Group Decries Continued Detention Of Ex-governor Suswam Without Trial

By Nuel Suji – A group, known as the Benue Concerned Citizens has decried the detention of immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Gabriel Suswam by the Department of State Security (DSS) for over two months More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Senate Moves To Block Reinstatement Of Babachir Lawal

…transmits final report to Presidency By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Wednesday moved to block the suspended Secretary to the Government of Federation, Babachir Lawal, from being reinstated, demanding for More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Why Buhari Was Absent At FEC Meeting -Lai Mohammed

By Sadiq Umar – The Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari could not attend today’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting because his doctor advised More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Worker’s Day: Tell Us When You’ll Pay Four Months Salary Arrears, Adamawa NLC Urges Bindow

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Adamawa on Monday urged the state Governor, Muhammadu Bindow to make definite pronouncement on when he intends to clear the four months outstanding More...