Date archive forJune, 2017
By News Investigators On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Trump, Daughter Host Two Chibok Girls At The White House

President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, hosted two of the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped the clutches of Boko Haram in 2014 at the Oval Office, Wednesday. Joy Bishara , 20, and Lydia Pogu , 19, who both More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Osinbajo Announces Immunity For Tax Offenders In Exchange For Information

By Nuel Suji – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday signed the fourth Executive Order for the implementation of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), even as he declared amnesty More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Defence Hqtrs Announces Nationwide Troops’ Movement In Exercise “Together We Are”

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military says there would be movement of troops and other security agencies across the nation on Saturday July 1, as part of physical fitness exercise for the Security and Response More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Why NAF Presidential Jet Is Parked In London Airport – Presidency

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency Thursday explained why the Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001 has remained parked at the London airport, saying it is a standard operating procedure for the Nigeria Armed Forces More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Gov. Bindow Urges More Action On Reconstruction Of N/East

YOLA/By Tom Garba – Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa state called for more action on the Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (3Rs) programme in North East. Bindow made the call while fielding questions More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Oby Ezekwesili Debuts In Forbes Woman Africa Show

By Nuel Suji – The highly anticipated women empowerment show, Against The Odds with Peace Hyde is set to premier on Friday June 30th 2017 on Pan African Business Channel CNBC Africa Channel 410 on DSTV.The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Multiple Suicide Bomb Blast Rock Borno On Sallah Day

By Sadiq Umar – Two female suicide bombers on Monday gained access into the premises of University of Maiduguri where they detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED), killing only themselves. The incident More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Sallah: Police Deploy Special Team To Ensure Peaceful Celebration

By Sadiq Umar – The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has ordered massive deployment of special Police team across the federation to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration. Mr. Idris said the More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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CBN, NCC Wade Into Etisalat Loan Dispute

By Sadiq Umar – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has and the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) have intervened in the crisis between Etisalat and a consortium of 13 Nigerian Banks over a syndicated More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Insecurity: Niger Gov. Warns Troublemakers

MINNA/By Nuel Suji – Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has warned that his administration will not tolerate any form of lawlessness and disregard to constituted authority, expressing his resolve to More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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DSS Foils Planned Terrorist Attack During Eid-el-Fitri

By Sadiq Umar – The Department of State Security Services (DSS) says it has foiled terrorist’s plan to unleash mayhem on Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri during the Eid-el-Fitri Sallah celebration. A statement More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Calming Frayed Nerves After The Storm Of Quit Notice(s)

              By Idowu Samuel It sounds like an irony, but diplomats and expatriates who serve or work in Nigeria often profess uncanny love for the country. They offer composite reasons for this. To More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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CRK: CAN Accuses Adamu Adamu Of Cover Up, Dares Minister To Publish Curricullum

By Nuel Suji – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu a cover up in the accusation that the study Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) as a subject has More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Eld-el-fitri: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday

By Nuel Suji – The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-fitr celebration. Similarly, the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad has directed More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Nigeria Is Indissoluble, Osinbajo Assures Governors

By Sadiq Umar – The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said Nigeria would remain a united country, urging the 36 state governors to ensure the security of lives and property in their various states. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Plans Almost Concluded For APC National Convention -Odigie-Oyegun

By Nuel Suji – National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun has disclosed that the ruling party will hold its national convention this year. APC’s National Chairman Two More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Goje Didn’t Benefit From Gombe’s N5Billion Loan, Witness Tells Court

By Nuel Suji – A witness in Senator Danjuma Goje’s alleged N25 billion fraud case on Tuesday told a Federal High Court that no kobo of the N5 billion loan facility from Access Bank Plc entered the former More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Nigerian Army Donates Instructional, Teaching Materials To IDPs School

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Nigerian Army Tuesday distributed a consignment of educational instructional materials to both teachers and students at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Yola, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Edo Dept Gov, SSG Read Riot Act To New Political Aides

BENIN CITY/By Nuel Suji – Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has urged  newly appointed Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) to be true representatives of the state government More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Edo Deputy Gov Advocates Preventive Medicine

By Nuel Suji – Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has advocated  preventive medical practice in the country as a sure way of reducing  the high mortality rate,  especially in children. Comrade Shaibu More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Abdulmumin Jibrin, Suspended Rep. Alleges Massive Fraud In 2017 Budget, Vows To Expose New Strategies For “Budget Padding”

…Says Ag. President Played Into Their Hands By Sadiq Umar – A former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin has alleged massive fraud in the 2017 budget, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Adeosun Says Nigeria ‘ll Benefit From IITA’s Youth Agric Program

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, says the country will benefit by signing up for the African Development Bank funded ENABLE Youth (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Northern Youths Ultimatum: Mubi Emirate Council Assures Of Safe For Igbo, Yoruba, Others

By Tom Garba, Yola – Following the three months quit notice ultimatum issued by some Northern Youths to the Igbo community in the north, members of Mubi Emirate Council have sued for peace among all Nigerians, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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No Crisis In Rivers APC, Amaechi Making Changes In Political Caucus, Says Ikanya

By Nuel Suji – The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State has dismissed reports that there was a rift within the party in the State,  stating however that Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi is making More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Budget 2017: Senate Replies Osinbajo, Warns It ‘ll Not Cede Its Power To Executive

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate on Thursday frowned at a statement credited to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo that the National Assembly has no power to tinker with the Budget, warning that it would not cede More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Economy: Govt, Research Institutes Collaboration Is Key, Says Edo Dep. Governor

BENIN CITY/By Nuel Suji – Edo State Government says it will leverage on eco-stability to drive its economic agenda and address its economic challenges. The State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Shaibu, made More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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FOR THE RECORD: Full Address By The Acting President To Igbo Leaders On Wednesday 4th Of June, 2017.

Let me first say how deeply grateful I am that you have responded so well and so quickly at very very short notice to this invitation. Yesterday I kicked off a series of consultations and engagements with Leaders More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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20 Families Receive Special Surprises In Access Bank’s Family Fortune Promo

(News Investigators) As part of its commitment to reward participants with exciting prizes in its ongoing ‘Family Fortune Promo’, Access Bank Plc has delighted 20 of its customers who were the first set to take More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Saraki Cleared Of False Asset Declaration Charges

By Nuel Suji – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Wednesday dismissed the 18-count charge of false asset declaration levelled against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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11Million Out-Of-School Children In North East Nigeria -UN

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, says there are about 11 million out-of-school children in northeast Nigeria due to the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorists. Mr. Brown, a former More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Osinbajo Talks Tough, Says Govt ‘ll Not Tolerate Hate, Divisive Speeches

By Sadiq Umar – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday warned that government will deal with anyone or group that make divisive and hate speeches that threatens the corporate existence of the country. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Rochas Okorocha Reacts To Quit Notice By Arewa Youths, Says Igbo Are Worst Enemy Of Themselves

By Nuel Suji – The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has said that the Igbo, people in the southeast Nigeria, are the worst enemy of themselves, blaming it as reason for the failure of the tribe to assume More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Herdsmen Attack: We ‘ll Crush Enemies Of Govt Agric Policy, Edo Dep. Gov. Vows

By Nuel Suji – Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has expressed government’s resolve to crush any person or group of persons that poses threat to undermine its agricultural revolution policy. Comrade More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Buhari Backed Osinbajo To Sign Budget 2017 Into Law, Says Presidency

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law but the Presidency says it was a the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by Senior More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Heirs Holdings Appoints Director Of Marketing And Corporate Communications

Heirs Holdings today announced the appointment of Pelumi Fadairo as Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications.  Fadairo will be responsible for driving the Group’s strategic marketing objectives and More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 11th, 2017
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Fayose Declares Monday June 12, Public Holiday

By Sadiq Umar – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has declared Monday, June 12, 2017 as public holiday to mark the 24th year of the June 12 1993 election considered to be the freest and fairest in Nigeria More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 11th, 2017
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19yr Old Boko Haram Abductee Rescued By NSCDC

By Tom Garba, Yola – A 19 years old girl who identified herself as Mumina Alhaji Hamidu was rescued by the Adamawa command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) from the custody of Boko Haram More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Dogara Says Reps’ Scorecard In 2-Years Unprecedented

By Nuel Suji – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has commended his colleagues, saying they have broken all records to surpass the achievements of their predecessors in office. Dogara More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Edo Deputy Gov, Others Hail Appeal Court Judgement

BENIN CITY/By Nuel Suji – Edo state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has described the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Election Appeal Court yesterday, as a More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Ripples Over Substandard Digital Switch-Over Equipment

There are indications that the success recorded at the recent launch of Nigeria’s digital switch over in Jos and Abuja may be on the decline as subscribers have continued to register their displeasure over the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Quit Notice To Igbo: IGP Orders Arrest Of Arewa Youth Leaders, Charges CPs, AIGs

By Sadiq Umar – The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the Commissioner of Police (CP) across the country to ensure protection of citizen’s right to live in any part of the country More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Osinbajo Visits Maiduguri, Unveils New Relief Delivery Plan For IDPs In North-East

By Ibrahim Imam – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in Maiduguri unveiled a special intervention relief plan for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the north-east for a more effective distribution More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Arewa Youth Ultimatum: UN Calls For Tolerance, Togetherness In Nigeria

By Sadiq Umar – The United Nations has called for “tolerance and a spirit of togetherness” among different ethnic tribes and groups in Nigeria in addressing “the concerns of all citizens More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Adamawa Pension Board Hires Retired Civil Servant For Screening

By Tom Garba, Yola – The Adamawa State Pension Board said it has adopted the hiring of retired civil servants for the verification exercise of state pensioners in the state. Governor of Adamawa state Ahmadu More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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Senate Moves To Regulate CBN Intervention Fund

By Nuel Suji – The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday moved against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over an alleged recklessness disbursement of intervention fund‎, directing an investigation. The decision to More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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SE/SS Coalitions Call For Arrest Of Arewa Leaders

By Nuel Suji – The South East/South South‎ Network (SESSNet), on Wednesday urged security agencies to immediately arrest the leadership of northern youth groups over the ultimatum given to all Igbo residents More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Senate Probes $1Billion Ogoni Clean Up Project

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Tuesday mandated its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the celebrated Ogoni Cleanup exercise. Last year June the Federal Government launched the Ogoni More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Commercial Banks Are Controlled By Cartel -Senate

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Tuesday mandated its committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions is to organize a round-table session with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) commercial banks, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Presidency Mourns UNFPA Executive Director, Babatunde Osotimehin

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of the Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and former Minister of Health, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin. Acting More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Skye Bank Loses Round One In Legal Suit Against Centrespread Advertising

A Lagos High Court has dismissed, for lack of admissible evidence, a preliminary application by Skye Bank for an order pronouncing that Centrespread Advertising had agreed to pay the sum of N525million as outstanding More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 4th, 2017
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FRSC Redeploys Spokesperson, 70 Other Senior Officers

By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has announced the redeployment of 71 senior officers nationwide, including its spokesperson, Imoh Etuk. Corps Marshall, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, said the More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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OPINION: Ambode’s Wife And The Chaplain: The Objectivity Test

  By Toks Oguntuga I doubt if there is anyone in Nigeria who has not heard of the sack of the Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Venerable Femi Taiwo. His sack has been attributed to the First Lady of More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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Bauchi Govt Threatens To Sack Council Worker Over Support For Dogara

By Sadiq Umar – The alleged intolerance of the Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar against House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara has taken a new turn with the state government issuing More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Senate Committee Want Nigerians To Pay N5 Levy On Each Litre Of Petrol, Diesel

By Nuel Suji – The Senate‎ Committee on Works has recommended that Nigerians should pay N5 levy on every litre of petrol and diesel products imported into Nigeria and on non-locally refined Petroleum Products. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Reps Reject South-East Development Commission Bill, Eastern Members Kick

By Sadiq Umar – The House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a bill seeking to establish the South-East Development Commission, leading to sharp division of its members. The House rejected the second More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Senate Lifts Embargo, Confirms 15 Resident Electoral Commissioners

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of 15 out of the 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners submitted for its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The confirmation followed the More...